Budget day is no longer shrouded in secrecy. We’ve come a long way since 2003, when the then minister for finance, Charlie McCreevy, launched decentralisation on an unwitting populace in his budget speech. Not all of his cabinet colleagues knew what was coming.
Mon, 03 Oct, 2016
A senior Government minister has told opposition TDs they may be forced to back down on plans to scrap water charges when the nine- month fees suspension ends after the EU warned doing so could see Ireland hit with drastic legal action.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has again tried to shut the door on the possibility of entering coalition with Fine Gael, despite several of his TDs saying they would consider such a deal if the party is the stronger one after the election.
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016
Thu, 28 Jan, 2016
AS European justice ministers meet in Brussels today to sign off on the number of refugees each country will take, the sheer scale of coping with the enormity of this appalling crisis is finally dawning on even the most welcoming of nations. That became clear over the weekend when a huge influx of migrants into southern Germany threatened to swamp the city of Munich.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
Bill O’Herlihy was among the first guests I recognised as our family took our seats for the IFTA awards ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House on Sunday night. We shared adjoining tables and, instinctively, I knew we’d say hello.
Tue, 26 May, 2015
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said there is no evidence to support claims that Cork Airport is suffering a downgrade by stealth, despite opposition fears that the facility has become “subservient to the Dublin Airport Authority’s diktat”.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015