Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan admitted yesterday a lot of work needed to be done to reassure the public that lessons had been learned. Last week, the Policing Authority expressed “unease” at garda culture and management in the wake of the O’Higgins Report into allegations of malpractice in the force.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2016
Opposition parties have taken their first shot at the new Government, claiming that it is “built on sand”, is “doomed to failure”, and is based on “shambolic grubby little deals” that belittle any talk of reform.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
The running sore of mortgage arrears — eight years after the onset of the financial crisis — is back on top of the political agenda as Independent TDs negotiate their participation in a new government, the Irish Examiner has learned.
Wed, 04 May, 2016
Like the tide, the prospect of Fine Gael forming a minority government by Thursday, a deadline set more in hope than in stone by Simon Coveney, receded before talks had even begun yesterday morning between Fine Gael ministers and a group of six Independent TDs whose votes are vital to prop up the tottering party.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
May I ask President Higgins to bear in mind that at a cost €40 million a further General Election may well be the best option for the Irish people when one considers that Department of Finance officials have confirmed that Independent TDs had already submitted proposals costing €13 billion.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Fianna Fáil may limit any deal with Fine Gael to as little as a Dáil statement from Micheál Martin, instead of a written agreement on issues vital to ensuring the next government lasts, in a move that could end Independents’ support.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Independent TDs will hold a series of meetings today to assess the first substantial Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil talks, but are unlikely to give either Enda Kenny or Micheál Martin enough support to gain power on Thursday.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016