Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has told Radio Kerry that he can prove he was in the Dáil on the morning of June 21, 2018, but that he also managed to make it to south Kerry for the burial of an uncle of his son-in-law by lunch time.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
The Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has declined to comment following a report he was attending a funeral in South Kerry in June 2018 while signed into the Dáil for a key address by EU leader Jean-Claude Juncker.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2019
Boris Johnson has insisted progress is being made in Brexit talks with Brussels and the chances of an agreement have risen – but the European Union said a no-deal outcome remained a “distinct possibility”.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
The new president of the European Commission has indicated that she intends to confront the climate crisis head-on. She must avoid the mistakes of her predecessor, who did not go far enough in expanding the scope for environmental policymaking, writes
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
The start of any European Commission brings with it a sense of hope, a sense of new beginnings and new possibilities and a feeling curiosity in the face of the unknown personalities taking up the lead roles for the 27 countries of Europe.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
The European Commission has put down an early marker as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe plans his autumn budget, recommending the Government cut back on tax reliefs, introduce more taxes such as carbon and reduce fossil fuel subsidies, and to continue reforms of the country’s corporate tax regime that has led to the exchequer tapping huge windfalls from multinationals.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
The German Chancellor has said Germany and Europe will stand by Ireland in Brexit talks and said ongoing negotiations will have to find a way to protect the single market while also avoiding a hard border in Ireland.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019