Next weekend, EU leaders meet in Brussels for what, in the lexicon of diplomacy, is expected to be a four-shirter — a streetwise description of a meeting unlikely to conclude quickly. Whether discussions to form a government here become as bitter remains to be seen.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
Some months before America’s transformative presidential election, David Axelrod, the chief strategist for Barack Obama’s election campaigns, used an all-too-smart phrase that is remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Tue, 21 Aug, 2018
Michael Ring, the Rural Affairs Minister, is understood to have launched a “ferocious” broadside at Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at last Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, the Irish Examiner can reveal.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
Fianna Fáil has called on the government to put aside an inter-departmental “turf war” and clarify which department has ultimate responsibility for the National Broadband Plan after recent comments added to confusion over the issue.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
The justice minister has warned that if a prison officer leaked details of Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív’s visit to Limerick Prison to the media, that officer breached the Official Secrets Act and could face prosecution.
Sat, 22 Nov, 2014