The Government has announced the establishment of a special group to examine the supports afforded to asylum seekers, including direct provision, which will be chaired by a former secretary general of the European Commission.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
IN a saner world it might be possible to say that this was the week that some Brexit chickens came home to roost but we do not know if we are dealing with chickens, cockatoos, parakeets or even a rejuvenated púca resplendent in Halloween battledress.
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
WHEN Michel Barnier next engages with David Davis, his British counterpart for Brexit negotiations, he might have the humility to acknowledge that not everything is right with the EU and that a lot of work needs to be done if it is to become a union of independent states that we can all be proud of – with or without the UK.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
BREXIT has been a catalyst for Irish food and drink exporters to review their UK resources, supply chain and currency arrangements, effectively exposing business stress points that could easily have hindered future growth.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
EVEN though too many of life’s great charms are overshadowed, for the moment at least, by an unrelentingly dismal economic situation it is cheering that the European Commission believes we will overcome our difficulties and eventually return to being something more like a functioning society and economy.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2010
BUSINESS PEOPLE, trade unions and politicians welcomed the Irish referendum vote as a breakthrough for the beleaguered Lisbon Treaty over the weekend, while the European Commission said it will undertake research on just why the Irish changed their minds.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2009