So we’re going to have an election for the office of the presidency. That’s very good news. As of now, it’s likely to be a two-candidate race, with a strong possibility of a third (maybe even a fourth) comingthrough the local authority route. That’s better.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
In 1989, then-finance minister and would-be taoiseach Albert Reynolds was eviscerated for dismissing Fianna Fáil’s coalition with the Progressive Democrats as a “temporary little arrangement”,
Sat, 25 Nov, 2017
Almost €4 million was transacted in a Cork-based property auction, with 15 of 25 lots selling under the hammer, at an inaugural DTZ/Sherry FitzGerald southern auction with a further DTZ commercial property auction due with 15 more lots, on July 27 in Dublin.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Surely the time has come to acknowledge what a substantial figure Enda Kenny is, and what a mark he has made on the Irish political landscape, says. He established a place in history last week as the first Fine Gael leader ever to have been re-elected to the office of Taoiseach.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
RTÉ drama, Charlie, about the political career of Charles Haughey, has rewritten history with dramatic licence by showing the former taoiseach resigning not so much because of revelations over the phone-tapping scandal of a decade earlier but because of a threat that the full truth of his involvement in the 1970 arms crisis would be made public, suggests
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
Independent TD Lucinda Creighton yesterday borrowed a technology metaphor when announcing she is to launch a new political party in the spring. Exhibiting evangelical zeal, Ms Creighton declared: “We want to reboot Ireland and we want those who are as passionate about this country as we are to join us on this mission”.
Sat, 03 Jan, 2015
Former tánaiste Mary Harney last night denied she halted a probe into offshore tax accounts because prominent PD Des O’Malley’s name was on a list of people allegedly involved and that every opportunity had been afforded the investigation to finish its work.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2014
IN A media-obsessing today about a government reshuffle, it is worth remembering that policy not personality matters most. There are exceptions. Some personalities are so strong that for good or bad they become the policy issue.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
RELAXING into the ritual of a soft-boiled egg on Sunday morning I was astonished, actually envious, to read in several newspapers that RTÉ paid out €85,000 to named people ostensibly libelled when called homophobic by Rory O’Neill aka the drag-artist Panti Bliss on the Saturday Night Show.
Wed, 05 Feb, 2014
SOME puppet show. There are moments when you despair for this country. One of those moments was when I heard Minister for the Arts, Jimmy Deenihan, thus describe on RTÉ Royale de Luxe, the theatre company whose proposed visit finally broke the relationship between Limerick City of Culture’s board and artistic director, Karl Wallace.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2014
SO THAT’S what you meant, Lucinda Creighton, by “a politics of substance, not of sound-bites.” You have risked your political career for your beliefs. Even if the boys are right when they say you will pay the penalty for making your party sweat, you can sleep easy at night.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2013