Sports Minister Shane Ross has welcomed the appointment of three new independent directors of the Football Association of Ireland - but warned that the development does not mean the immediate restoration of government funding to the crisis-hit sporting body.
The term “out of sight, out of mind” struck me last week when watching the debate about President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland. Some people were in a lather about the lack of protests, especially at Doonbeg, the Co Clare village near Mr Trump’s golf resort.
It is 30 years since I began work in Dublin, having started my career in Cork. At that time, I would have been cynical about those who griped about how the capital was over-indexing on investment and political attention, at the expense of regions, including Munster.
Central Bank governor Philip Lane has proposed that the Government back a revamped Special Savings Incentive Account (SSIA) scheme, more than 17 years after former finance minister Charlie McCreevy presided over a widely criticised €16bn scheme to encourage savers to set aside money on a regular basis.