Would-be presidential runners do a ‘Lanigan’s Ball’ in and out again Many, many moons ago, I learned with shock about the election to the Dáil of somebody I knew well, and had long considered lacking in the knowledge and wisdom needed to help make the nation’s laws.

Aras an Uachtarain John DowningTwitter July 25 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Would-be presidential runners do a ‘Lanigan’s Ball’ in and out again Independent.ie Many, many moons ago, I learned with shock about the election to the Dáil of somebody I knew well, and had long considered lacking in the knowledge and wisdom needed to […]

FF backing changes to Fair Deal – but still has reservations Fianna Fáil will help the Government get changes to the Fair Deal scheme – aimed at helping farmers – through the Dáil before the end of the year.

Mary Butler has queried the ‘close relative’ stipulation Kevin DoyleTwitterEmail July 25 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments FF backing changes to Fair Deal – but still has reservations Independent.ie Fianna Fáil will help the Government get changes to the Fair Deal scheme – aimed at helping farmers – through the Dáil before the end of […]

Taoiseach ‘serious’ about 2020 election proposal as the ‘country needs stability’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his proposal for a 2020 election was a “serious” one, after Fianna Fáil leader Michaél Martin said he was “chancing…

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Brian Lawless/PA) Leo Varadkar: Frank McGrath Laura LarkinEmail July 25 2018 4:15 PM 0 Comments Taoiseach ‘serious’ about 2020 election proposal as the ‘country needs stability’ Independent.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his proposal for a 2020 election was a “serious” one, after Fianna Fáil leader Michaél Martin said he was “chancing […]

‘Undue delay’ in child sex ring review is not acceptable, Government is told The Government has been criticised over delays holding up a major review of the handling by authorities of a case involving what is feared to…

Prof Geoffrey Shannon has been appointed to lead review. Picture: Damien Eagers Shane PhelanTwitterEmail July 26 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Undue delay’ in child sex ring review is not acceptable, Government is told Independent.ie The Government has been criticised over delays holding up a major review of the handling by authorities of a case […]

Unionists have nothing to fear, says Coveney Unionists have “nothing to fear” from the Irish and British governments meeting to discuss the future of Northern Ireland, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Tánaiste Simon Coveney during a press conference on College Green in London following a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference. Picture: PA Kevin DoyleTwitterEmail July 26 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Unionists have nothing to fear, says Coveney Independent.ie Unionists have “nothing to fear” from the Irish and British governments […]

Taoiseach won’t rebuke minister for denouncing housing plan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has refused to criticise one of his ministers for publicly denouncing a Government plan for 470 homes in her constituency.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – in Venice yesterday. Photo: Andrea Avezzù Laura LarkinEmail July 26 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Taoiseach won’t rebuke minister for denouncing housing plan Independent.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has refused to criticise one of his ministers for publicly denouncing a Government […]

Varadkar and Italian PM fail to reach deal on taking in migrants Leo Varadkar and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte have failed to reach a deal that would see Ireland take in 600 migrants.

Leo Varadkar. Photo: INM Laura LarkinEmail July 27 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Varadkar and Italian PM fail to reach deal on taking in migrants Independent.ie Leo Varadkar and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte have failed to reach a deal that would see Ireland take in 600 migrants. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/varadkar-and-italian-pm-fail-to-reach-deal-on-taking-in-migrants-37159587.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article36691405.ece/71943/AUTOCROP/h342/AND-DONALD-TUSK-29-Read-Only.jpg Email Leo Varadkar and Italian […]

Sinn Fein to select presidential candidate on September 16th Sinn Fein will select a presidential candidate at a special meeting of the party’s Ard Comhairle on September 16.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Frank McGrath Laura LarkinEmail July 27 2018 12:00 PM 0 Comments Sinn Fein to select presidential candidate on September 16th Independent.ie Sinn Fein will select a presidential candidate at a special meeting of the party’s Ard Comhairle on September 16. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/sinn-fein-to-select-presidential-candidate-on-september-16th-37160653.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37147968.ece/582f3/AUTOCROP/h342/page13_mcdonald.jpg Email Sinn Fein will select a […]

‘Hike taxes and run a surplus or people could face further austerity measures’ Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe should hike taxes to help prepare Ireland for the next economic downturn, the Central Bank has warned.

Central Bank boss Philip Lane has urged the Government to hike taxes Donal O’DonovanTwitterEmail July 28 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Hike taxes and run a surplus or people could face further austerity measures’ Independent.ie Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe should hike taxes to help prepare Ireland for the next economic downturn, the Central Bank has […]

Appeal for information about man who hasn’t contacted family in three months Garda are appealing for information about a man who has not contacted his family in three months.

Mario Cofone July 26 2018 6:54 PM 0 Comments Appeal for information about man who hasn’t contacted family in three months Independent.ie Garda are appealing for information about a man who has not contacted his family in three months. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/appeal-for-information-about-man-who-hasnt-contacted-family-in-three-months-37158518.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37158517.ece/62ef7/AUTOCROP/h342/download.jpg Email Garda are appealing for information about a man who has not contacted his […]