The Independent Alliance (IA) sought this week to have the assets of the banks frozen and their banking licences revoked over the tracker mortgage scandal, only to be rebuked strongly by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, the Irish Examiner can confirm.
John Halligan, in detail, set out how he and other members of the group met Leo Varadkar and how at that meeting the then-Taoiseach elect said he would get certain issues "over the line" for the Alliance.
Relations between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have ‘plummeted’ amid accusations of breaches of faith between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin over the Máire Whelan affair.
Public service unions want talks on pay recovery in the sector to start as soon as possible after the Public Service Pay Commission “provided a good summary of the sacrifices public servants made in the years following the economic crash”.
Fine Gael is to seek the help of Fianna Fáil in the coming days to stop Sinn Féin’s campaign to force the resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.