Next weekend, EU leaders meet in Brussels for what, in the lexicon of diplomacy, is expected to be a four-shirter — a streetwise description of a meeting unlikely to conclude quickly. Whether discussions to form a government here become as bitter remains to be seen.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
Dublin Central has changed from a four-seater to a three-seat constituency since 2011 and with four prominent sitting TDs, not to mention a number of high-profile candidates hoping to be elected, the race to the Dáil will certainly be interesting.
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016
While taoiseach in 1982 Charles Haughey fulfilled the invitation to the White House for St Patrick’s Day that had been extended to his predecessor Garret Fitz-Gerald. Mr Haughey then invited the president to Ireland on a state visit.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
SINCE Dáil Éireann was established in 1919 there have been 125 by-elections. All but 11 of those were held within six months of the vacancy occurring. But the current Dáil has three vacancies, two of which are already more than six months old and the third well over a year and heading for a record delay.
Sat, 23 Oct, 2010