The selection of an Irishman to head up the Agriculture portfolio at the European Commission will be seen as a major feather in the cap for the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, following a pretty fruitful week on the European front for a Government about to come under renewed attack from the Opposition.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Documentary makers say steelworkers in France whose futures look uncertain will “probably feel very nervous” when they see how employees were treated by one of the world’s richest men after he closed a plant in Co Cork in 2001.
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013
PD leader Michael McDowell recently declared his party would not join or support a government as “unstable or incoherent” as one involving Fine Gael, Labour and the Greens, saying he believed a second election would be preferable to the establishment of a non-viable Rainbow government.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2007
DURING the recent Dáil debate on a motion calling for an early general election, the Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell gave a remarkably selective appraisal of the economic record of Fine Gael and Labour when they were last in government from 1994 to 1997.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2006
JUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell contends that our legislative provisions for the granting of bail are very stringent. Our system of justice assumes that people charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mon, 01 May, 2006
IN response to Deputy Billy Kelleher’s letter headlined ‘Ploughing jaunt won’t fool the farmers’ (Irish Examiner, September 30), it should be pointed out that Fine Gael, unlike Fianna Fáil, are not embarrassed by our record on agriculture in government.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2005
IT is downright disgraceful that the Garda Representative Association (GRA), the country’s main garda union, has remained tight-lipped in the face of damning criticism from the Morris Tribunal on corruption within the force in Donegal.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2005