In politics, perception is everything. To illustrate this point, imagine what thousands of “grey voters” from all parts of the State, who protested over budget cuts in the teeming rain outside Dáil Éireann, would say if they were asked whether Government policy on medical cards underwent a sea-change months ago.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2013
Next Tuesday Michael Noonan will stand up to deliver the latest in a long line of austerity budgets that stretches back to 2008. There has been considerable speculation and argument in recent months about the desirable size of the budget adjustment.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
Former Fine Gael junior minister Lucinda Creighton lobbed another political hand grenade in the direction of Taoiseach Enda Kenny after declaring that members of the Reform Alliance will again oppose Fine Gael policy and support the retention of the Seanad.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
When Labour senator John Whelan, who is supporting a no vote in the Seanad referendum, was asked (Morning Ireland, Sept 11) if he was not acting against his party he replied no, Labour’s “original intention’’ was to refer the question of abolition to the Constitutional Convention.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2013