It will be a year tomorrow since Brian Lenihan died at the young age of 52 of pancreatic cancer.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2012
THE accidental president.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
MICHEÁL MARTIN has admitted the Fianna Fáil hierarchy didn’t listen to its county councillors and must do so in future to rebuild the party.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2011
Thu, 24 Feb, 2011
Thu, 17 Feb, 2011
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Micheál Martin will tomorrow vote to oust Taoiseach Brian Cowen because he believes the “very survival” of Fianna Fáil is at stake.
Mon, 17 Jan, 2011
THE Greens have been contaminated by their association with Fianna Fáil and their efforts to bring Fine Gael and Labour into a similar type of contact is not surprising, considering how badly the Greens are doing in opinion polls.
Sat, 16 Oct, 2010
THE furore over the Taoiseach’s radio interview should make us very grateful that the Green party is in government with Fianna Fáil.
Thu, 16 Sep, 2010
DID you happen to see the Heineken Cup final (albeit on Sky)? There was a defining moment in the second half.
Thu, 27 May, 2010
SOME months ago members of the Scottish parliament visited Limerick to have a look at the huge regeneration plan for four of the city’s rundown estates.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2010
AS WE settle into 2010, the Government assures us “the worst is over” and we have “turned the corner”.
Mon, 11 Jan, 2010
OUT here in the real economy, the worldly-wise knew in mid-2007 that the Celtic Tiger was dead. Property prices started to fall, spending slowed, job losses accelerated and business sentiment turned sour.
Thu, 24 Dec, 2009
IN a beautiful place called Tagaytay, just south of Manila in the Philippines, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos built a magnificent, if ostentatious, hideaway known locally as the Palace in the Sky. It is built on a hill overlooking the famous Lake Taal with its multiple islands, volcanoes and lush green surrounds.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2009
FINE Gael has for the first time become the largest party on Cork City Council, ending decades of Fianna Fáil dominance.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2009
THIS is one constituency where there will definitely be changes of personnel.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2009
BY far, Kanturk is the most difficult Cork County Council electoral area to call now that it has been reduced from a five-seater to a four-seater due to boundary changes.
Sat, 16 May, 2009
WITH more than 20 years experience of campaigning on rural issues, noted community activist Brigid O’Connor is determined to break the FF-FG stranglehold on council seats in the Dingle area.
Thu, 14 May, 2009
FF’s results in previous Euro elections are poor. From 1979 to 2004 the average FF Euro vote over the 30-year period was 34.73%. Over the same period, the FF vote in general elections from 1981 to 2007 shows a significant differential. Their average over nine general elections was 43.05%
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
THE expected defection of a prominent Fianna Fáil councillor to Fine Gael has prompted colleagues to accuse her of betrayal.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2009
THERE is no alternative: It’s FF or the IMF. Deal with it.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2009
FORMER European commissioner Padraig Flynn insisted at the Mahon Tribunal yesterday the IR£50,000 he received from developer Tom Gilmartin was given as a personal political donation.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2008
FIANNA FÁIL was last night challenged to allow its TDs to vote with their conscience in a “free vote” on the motion of no confidence in Health Minister Mary Harney.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2007
FINE GAEL will double the number of chairmanships it holds on Dáil committees under a deal brokered with the Government.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2007
DEVOUT liberal Ivana Bacik and stanch conservative Ronan Mullen were last night poised to go head to head when the Seanad count resumes.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2007
THE talks between negotiating teams from Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have concentrated on policy areas only and will not turn to the actual composition of the government until the end of the process.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2007
READING Fergus Finlay’s column (May 29), there are some points I wish to raise in relation to the Labour party and its election performance.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2007
McDowell talked emotively about his love of country, which he had demonstrated by his involvement in politics at considerable cost to himself.
Sat, 02 Jun, 2007
THE Green Party was back in with a chance of getting into government last night after Fianna Fáil-initiated coalition talks began.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2007
DISCUSSIONS between Fianna Fáil and its potential partners in government will not begin in earnest until later this week, although soundings were taken from independents yesterday, the Irish Examiner understands.
Tue, 29 May, 2007
Outgoing PD deputy Liz O'Donnell has been eliminated in Dublin South where Seamus Brennan and Tom Kitt have both been returned for FF.
Fri, 25 May, 2007
A SWING to or from a particular party in 16 bellwether constituencies will tell us a lot about the national trends, and could determine the overall shape of the 30th Dáil.
Thu, 24 May, 2007
ENDA KENNY was still running yesterday, but it was the voters he wanted scared.
Wed, 23 May, 2007
THE fishing community has traditionally been a powerful lobby group, but after a series of setbacks many do not feel they have the energy for a fight.
Tue, 22 May, 2007
The results of The Evening Echo newspaper’s Red C poll for the Cork North Central constituency released today have shown a fall of 10% for Fianna Fail from 41% to 31%.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2007
THREE Fianna Fáil candidates in the so-called “constituency of death” will find themselves under even more pressure as a post office lobby group plans to urge people to vote against them.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2007
SEAN DOHERTY’s wife had a major role in his decision to drop the bombshell that Charles Haughey was fully aware that journalists’ telephones were tapped in the early 1980s, former government minister Máire Geoghegan Quinn has disclosed.
Wed, 27 Dec, 2006
THE latest TNS/MRBI Poll showed an apparent recovery by Fianna Fáil from recent poor support levels and an apparent fall in support for Fine Gael.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2006
THE PDs finally broke cover last night and launched a scathing attack on opposition leaders who branded them moral pygmies over the wave of sleaze allegations rocking Bertie Ahern’s premiership.
Tue, 10 Oct, 2006
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Noel Dempsey has become the second Fianna Fáil member of Cabinet to say he would have no difficulty holding talks with the Green Party in post-election coalition negotiations.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2006
A POLITICAL row blazed between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday over claims that the country’s biggest party will lose several seats in Cork in next year’s general election.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2006
THE chaos theory holds that a butterfly flapping its wings somewhere in the world can cause - through a whole series of connected events - carnage and catastrophe.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2006
AS a Fianna Fáil supporter, I was amazed by the recent attack on Sinn Féin by Arts, Sport and Tourism Minister John O’Donoghue.
Thu, 05 Jan, 2006
JUSTICE MINISTER Michael McDowell’s plan to introduce café bar licences is set to trigger the biggest backbench revolt in eight years of coalition government.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2005