The German Chancellor has said Germany and Europe will stand by Ireland in Brexit talks and said ongoing negotiations will have to find a way to protect the single market while also avoiding a hard border in Ireland.
The State-owned mansion in Dublin’s Phoenix Park used to accommodate visiting heads of state was described in 1986 as “slightly shabby” with an interior that was “one of spacious but faded elegance”.
With an election in the offing, a growing percentage are completely disillusioned with politics as it has been practiced by the main parties in this country for decades. Time and again we’ve had the merry-go-round of promises to do things differently when in opposition, and subsequent reneging when in government. In that light, we have compiled 10 ideas that might contribute to saving politics from total cynicism, writes Special Correspondent
In April, 2012, Social Protection Minister Joan Burton announced that the OECD would conduct an independent review of long-term pensions policy in Ireland. She said: “the study will be a short and focused review”.