THE Government knows that selling its share in Aer Lingus will be politically tricky, and will require careful handling. In holding the issue over to yesterday’s cabinet meeting, and in moving on in the afterglow of last weekend’s same-sex marriage referendum win, it is managing its exit from the airline business with as little political hassle as can be hoped for.
Wed, 27 May, 2015
THE junior minister with responsibility for flood management has admitted poor planning is to blame for many homes beingdestroyed by water in recent days and said the Government will take a much more “rigorous” approach in future.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2009
IN Dublin yesterday the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Martin Mansergh, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister for Finance in Bahrain, signed a convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion for taxes on income and capital gains.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2009
GLOBAL bureaucrats need to take cognisance of the vital importance of the food industry to practically every country, Minister of State Martin Mansergh urged last night, when he addressed a gathering in Cahir Castle, which celebrated a wide range of food produced in Co Tipperary.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2008
IRISH beef farmers are struggling to survive and have no leeway for the price cuts or flood of cheap beef imports which world trade deal proposals would have brought, said Minister of State at the Department of Finance Dr Martin Mansergh after trade talks collapsed in Switzerland last week.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2008