ENDA Kenny’s presidential address to the Fine Gael conference included the obligatory sentence: “Ireland will not default on its debts”.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2012
UBIQUITOUS coverage and analysis of the Mahon Tribunal report suggests we have arrived at a watershed moment in Irish politics.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2012
WHO really exerts influence in this country? Is there a golden circle of insiders that dominate decision-making in government? Is opinion manipulated by a select cohort of furtive authoritative figures?
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
HULLABALOO over Fine Gael’s aborted PR stunt to mark the anniversary of their year in office was a sideshow.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
SOMETIMES sorry is insufficient. An apology has to be accepted to be complete.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2012
THE decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse permission for the National Children’s Hospital at Eccles Street, Dublin 1, has come as a bolt out of the blue to the development board of the National Paediatric Hospital, government ministers, the HSE and the Department of Health. I don’t like saying “I told you so.”
Thu, 01 Mar, 2012
WE have endured two weeks of incessant government propaganda on job creation.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
A FORTNIGHT from today, Mar 1, is the first day of the new public service provision after 8,118 retirements.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
THE Government’s radar needs to be on amber alert. Up ahead lurks an iceberg that could rip our Titanic below the waterline and sink fragile hopes of economic recovery.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2012