Fianna Fáil says that a coalition between itself and Sinn Féin is not an impossibility, but would be predicated on Mary Lou McDonald’s party “dealing with the issues” raised by Micheál Martin in the aftermath of Thursday's Dáil votes for Taoiseach.
Fri, 21 Feb, 2020
Seanad hopeful Máiría Cahill has contacted Government members of the Seanad to quell fears over recent controversy surrounding her past and to say she has always sought to “rise above these claims”.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
SO how was it for you? Good, bad or indifferent? It can’t have been that bad, I guess: you’re reading this so that means you got through to the end. What am I banging on about? The first decade of the 21st century, of course. It’s hard to believe it’s in its dying days: I can still remember the hangover from what we learned to call “millennium night”. But time speeds up as we get older, I’m finding.
Wed, 18 Nov, 2009
The most remarkable thing about Chappaquiddick is that Kennedy was 37 years old at the time. This was not some youthful shenanigans gone wrong. Everything about the story — the drinking, philandering, poor judgment and lies — were the man. It was entirely in character
Wed, 02 Sep, 2009
AT every crucial stage of the peace process, the Provisional IRA decided to test the resolve of the British and Irish governments by dispatching to eternity some unfortunate individual who was, from their lofty standpoint, surplus to requirements. That that person’s summary execution should also prove an embarrassment to the Sinn Féin leadership was sometimes seen as the macabre icing on the cake.
Fri, 26 Oct, 2007