Although Storm Ciara forced cancellation of the open-air event, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan lifted spirits with a rousing speech at the formal handover of the European Capital of Culture title.
Sun, 09 Feb, 2020
The evidence points to the fact that stringent building controls are needed to protect the interests of citizens, but the current controls appear to be more about optics than anything else more substantial, and a review of these is unlikely to change anything, writes
Fri, 22 May, 2015
With Irish dairy farmers set to reap a bonanza as the fastest growing milk producers in the world over the next five years, according to Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, the big challenge foreseen by Teagasc, the science engine room at the heart of Ireland’s multibillion-euro agri-food industry, is that milk prices could fall by a whopping 50% next year.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Mary Lou McDonald’s recent disobedience in the Dáil towards our democracy, has had me thinking of Phil Hogan, someone I never aspired to agree with politically, never mind allowing him inside my cluttered over-taxed head.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
Water, water everywhere and not a tear to shed: well not for Big Phil, he’s washed his hands of it; not for Irish Water’s public relations consultants, they’re swimming in it; not for Cool Michael, his party neglected it for years; not for Moustache Willie, he’s turning up the pressure when Irish Water turn his down; not for Alan Kelly, he’s up to his neck in it; not for the young, the aged and unemployed, they are getting free allowances; not for Joe Public, he deserves the shower he elects.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
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
The economic twitterati, led by @irishexaminer columnist and professor of finance at Trinity College Dublin Brian Lucey (@brianmlucey) and assisted by Margaret Harrington (@curtainqueen) and @auntiedote, crowd-sourced an Irish-centric Austerity Dictionary, a tongue-in-cheekish look at the words used by us all on a daily basis as we try to make sense of our world.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2012
Like 40% of the water supply, he had simply disappeared, but Environment Minister Phil Hogan still dominated the Dáil — for all the wrong reasons. From Big Phil to Feck-It-Up Phil in the space of a couple of months, few ministerial careers have threatened to disappear down the drain so quickly.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2012