Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has called on Fine Gael to “stop the silly attacks” on Brexit and confirmed that his party colleague, MEP Billy Kelleher, will be voting in favour of the Brexit Withdrawal agreement later this month.
Violence in the North, the space race, and the infamous Chappaquiddick incident involving Edward Kennedy were in the headlines 50 years ago. All three issues were to appear in the headlines for the years and decades to come.
Micheal Martin has taken risks in rebuilding the party since the disastrous 2011 election — such as propping up Fine Gael in government and backing abortion — but if the gamble backfires, he will be the first leader of his party not to become Taoiseach, writes
An Garda Síochána is coming under pressure to publish full details of any contracts with private firms operating mobile speed detection cameras after it emerged that GoSafe, which operates 50 speed detection vehicles, was paid €1.2 million per month to carry out speed checks under the terms of a contract.
Éamon de Valera vomiting, and a joke about Thomas Clarke’s genitalia were the cause of two of the latest complaints considered by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Its latest Broadcasting Complaint Decisions report details the findings of 11 submissions to the authority, only one of which was upheld.
The sprawling constituency of Cork East is essentially split in two, with the main population centres of Fermoy, Mallow, and Mitchelstown in the north and Midleton, Youghal, and Cobh in the south.
Speculation is growing in Kerry that the former Fianna Fáil and now Independent councillor Michael Cahill, who left the party in 2011 and was crucial to the election of the Independent TD Tom Fleming in Kerry South, is on his way back to Fianna Fáil.