A general trend has emerged within political circles that, for one reason or another, the junior coalition partner in government seems to emerge worse off, getting the majority of the blame for tough decisions and less of the credit for what is achieved, writes.
The dark side of internet technology in general and Facebook — which now owns WhatsApp and Instagram — in particular have been among the many problems governments have wrestled with throughout 2018. They remain unresolved as we welcome the new year. Like the hydrogen bomb, the technology cannot be uninvented, yet legislatures around the free world struggle to find ways to curtail its destructive power.
After a week in which the general election was the only topic of conversation in England, the red flag is still flying at half-mast for Liverpool despite a hard-earned point against the blues of Chelsea who have already won the Premier League by a huge majority.
EVEN if you allow for the vanity that sometimes convinces us that this fleeting moment is the most historically significant, it is still very difficult to imagine that there has been, in the history of this State, a British general election result with the potential to have a greater impact on this island than the Conservatives’ resounding and totally unexpected victory yesterday.
David Cameron prepares for another term as British Prime Minister, the DUP retains its position as the largest party in the North and Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg step down in light of the British Election results. In other news a Dublin man admits to cheating on his wife on live radio and UCD look set to enter the Europa League.
It’s all been pretty heavy going in terms of the British election so here’s ten election related stories that we're sure will lift your spirits and prove there's only one thing more important than politics ... comedy.
David Cameron’s general election campaign ran into its first setback within hours of his visit to Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of the dissolution of parliament as a respected economic think tank challenged his claim that a Labour victory would result in tax rises of more than £3,000 (€4,100) for every working family.