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Irish Examiner
Dáil to convene for post-Brexit post mortem, and its implications for IrelandDáil will sit from noon today to discuss the UK's decision to leave the EU, and
Dáil to convene for post-Brexit post mortem, and its implications for Ireland
Irish Examiner / Posted 15 hours ago
Dáil will sit from noon today to discuss the UK's decision to leave the EU, and its implications for Ireland. It comes as Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes warned that any attempt by the EU to raise Ireland's corporate tax rate would result in our leaving... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland team due back at 6pm to heroes' welcome"It has had to be arranged at very short notice of course, but they deserve it
Ireland team due back at 6pm to heroes' welcome
Irish Examiner / Posted 16 hours ago
"It has had to be arranged at very short notice of course, but they deserve it because the whole nation is behind them." Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock has called on Dublin City Council to hold a civic reception for the team after... Read more
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Herald.ie
'National effort' needed to get Ireland a special deal on Brexitto accumulate €3bn between 2018 and 2021, is now also in doubt, as is the time
'National effort' needed to get Ireland a special deal on Brexit
Herald.ie / Posted 19 hours ago
to accumulate €3bn between 2018 and 2021, is now also in doubt, as is the time frame for the impending sale of AIB. Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness said Ireland needs to work with other EU countries to ensure we get the best deal. “Other... Read more
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RTE News
High-spirited Irish fans bid au revoir to FranceYet again Irish fans proved themselves to be the best in the world. "We won th
High-spirited Irish fans bid au revoir to France
RTE News / Posted yesterday
Yet again Irish fans proved themselves to be the best in the world. "We won the hearts of the French nation." Meanwhile, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock, has called on Dublin City Council to hold a civic reception for the soccer... Read more
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Limerick Post
Limerick digs its heels in on the Wild Atlantic Wayto travel into Foynes, but then make a complete U-turn and travel back to Tarbe
Limerick digs its heels in on the Wild Atlantic Way
Limerick Post / Posted yesterday
to travel into Foynes, but then make a complete U-turn and travel back to Tarbert for the ferry,” he told council members. Fine Gael councillor for City East, Michael Sheahan, supported his call to have Limerick included on the lucrative tourist... Read more
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Limerick Post
O'Dea warns of pensions bombshellin October 2009 to 46.7 per cent in October 2015, according to the CSO’s figure
O'Dea warns of pensions bombshell
Limerick Post / Posted 2 days ago
in October 2009 to 46.7 per cent in October 2015, according to the CSO’s figures. Deputy O’Dea claims that the previous Fine Gael and Labour Government significantly contributed to the problem by raiding private pension funds. “What we have... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Brexit: Sombre mood in Brussels as reality starts to sink inlost an enormous economy, one of the only five triple A countries, and we’ve lo
Brexit: Sombre mood in Brussels as reality starts to sink in
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
lost an enormous economy, one of the only five triple A countries, and we’ve lost a net contributor to the EU budget,” said Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. Mr Hollande will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday to discuss the fallout... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Des Cahill elected Lord Mayor of Cork two years after losing businesselected Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill with his wife Ankie, at the City Hal
Des Cahill elected Lord Mayor of Cork two years after losing business
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
elected Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill with his wife Ankie, at the City Hall last night. Picture: Eddie O'Hare Fine Gael Cllr Des Cahill, 45, said his journey over the last two years is an example of how things can turn around for... Read more
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Irish Examiner
I will unashamedly boast about Cork, says new mayorsays new mayor | Irish Examiner Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:10 pm Fine Gael
I will unashamedly boast about Cork, says new mayor
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
says new mayor | Irish Examiner Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:10 pm Fine Gael Cllr Des Cahill has been elected the new Lord Mayor of Cork, writes Eoin English. Mr Cahill, 45, from... Read more
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The Irish Times
Cliff Taylor: Government will be lucky to pass one Budget - never mind fivein government when there would, potentially, be a lot more cash to splash aroun
Cliff Taylor: Government will be lucky to pass one Budget - never mind five
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
in government when there would, potentially, be a lot more cash to splash around? Bad enough for Fianna Fáil propping up a Fine Gael government chugging along and trying to balance the books, but wouldn’t it be even worse standing on the sidelines... Read more
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Herald.ie
'You'll pay water bills sooner or later' - VaradkarDublin West TD is viewed as one of the main contenders to take over from Taoise
'You'll pay water bills sooner or later' - Varadkar
Herald.ie / Posted 3 days ago
Dublin West TD is viewed as one of the main contenders to take over from Taoiseach Enda Kenny when he steps down as Fine Gael leader. He said it's up to Mr Kenny when he decides to go. "I certainly don't think he should set a date or... Read more
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RTE News
Irish soccer fans hunt match, travel ticketsa flight the same day to Geneva which is around one hour away. The airline wil
Irish soccer fans hunt match, travel tickets
RTE News / Posted 4 days ago
a flight the same day to Geneva which is around one hour away. The airline will announce details later today. A number of Fine Gael senators have called on Irish airlines to keep the costs of travelling to the game on Sunday down. Seanad leader... Read more
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Business Standard India
Ireland may assist exporters if Brexit occurs: Foreign Ministerfood producers, major UK suppliers, particularly vulnerable. Flanagan, serving
Ireland may assist exporters if Brexit occurs: Foreign Minister
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
food producers, major UK suppliers, particularly vulnerable. Flanagan, serving a second term as foreign minister after his Fine Gael party returned to office last month, also predicted any withdrawal negotiations could take much longer than the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
AG set to say abortion bill is unconstitutionalcontingent on progress on liberalising the country’s abortion laws, but it is f
AG set to say abortion bill is unconstitutional
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
contingent on progress on liberalising the country’s abortion laws, but it is felt she would be reluctant to vote against Fine Gael. It is understood that because Mr Walllace’s bill is a carbon copy of a 2013 bill brought by Independent TD Clare... Read more
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Reuters
Ireland may assist exporters if Brexit occurs - Foreign Ministerfood producers, major UK suppliers, particularly vulnerable. Flanagan, serving
Ireland may assist exporters if Brexit occurs - Foreign Minister
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
food producers, major UK suppliers, particularly vulnerable. Flanagan, serving a second term as foreign minister after his Fine Gael party returned to office last month, also predicted any withdrawal negotiations could take much longer than the... Read more
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RTE News
Seagulls 'don't understand bedtime', Seanad hearsago Senator Ned O'Sullivan sent the media into a flap with his declaration that
Seagulls 'don't understand bedtime', Seanad hears
RTE News / Posted 5 days ago
ago Senator Ned O'Sullivan sent the media into a flap with his declaration that the birds had lost the run of themselves. Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan has now swooped into the Oireachtas battle with the birds.The seagulls were wreaking havoc... Read more
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RTE News
Noonan stresses 'prudent economic management'first priority is to remove it. That process has already begun with efforts ai
Noonan stresses 'prudent economic management'
RTE News / Posted 5 days ago
first priority is to remove it. That process has already begun with efforts aimed at helping low and middle income people. Fine Gael calculates those earning up to €70,000 a year as middle income earners. Roughly 700,000 tax payers have been... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Independent Alliance ministers face Fine Gael row over abortion bill | Irish Examiner Three Independent government ministers “will have grave di
Independent Alliance ministers face Fine Gael row over abortion bill
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
| Irish Examiner Three Independent government ministers “will have grave difficulty” voting down a Dáil bill... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Alliance ministers face Fine Gael row over abortion | Irish Examiner Three Independent government ministers “will have grave di
Alliance ministers face Fine Gael row over abortion
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
| Irish Examiner Three Independent government ministers “will have grave difficulty” voting down a Dáil bill next week to liberalise the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US vice president begins official visit to IrelandFriday he will deliver speeches at Trinity College and Dublin Castle. It certa
US vice president begins official visit to Ireland
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
Friday he will deliver speeches at Trinity College and Dublin Castle. It certainly won't be all work and no play, though. Biden's official itinerary will include a round of golf with Kenny in Co. Mayo, the Fine Gael party leader's... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brexit has potential to wipe out Government’s fiscal spaceeconomy through such a fund as a way to prevent overheating and a return to the
Brexit has potential to wipe out Government’s fiscal space
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
economy through such a fund as a way to prevent overheating and a return to the boom and bust cycle of previous eras. The Fine Gael Government’s has already signalled it plans to spend two thirds of additional resources on expenditure programmes,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland should re-join Commonwealth says FG Senator FeighanFeighan | Irish Examiner Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:51 pm A Fine Gael sena
Ireland should re-join Commonwealth says FG Senator Feighan
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
Feighan | Irish Examiner Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:51 pm A Fine Gael senator has suggested Ireland should re-join the Commonwealth on the eve of the Brexit uote in the United Kingdom,... Read more
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The Irish Times
What the summer economic statement means for your pocketlittle or no net gains from the cut in the main USC rate. Who exactly defined
What the summer economic statement means for your pocket
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
little or no net gains from the cut in the main USC rate. Who exactly defined as a higher earner remains open to question. Fine Gael remains committed to phasing out the USC in the years ahead, saying it plans to do so over the next five... Read more
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The Irish Times
Government to have €1bn for tax cuts and spending in budgetin April, when the Government submitted annual figures to Brussels. This reflec
Government to have €1bn for tax cuts and spending in budget
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
in April, when the Government submitted annual figures to Brussels. This reflects strong tax trends in the meantime. The Fine Gael government is also maintaining its commitment to reducing taxes and charges on income and has signalled further USC... Read more
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Herald.ie
I've been targeted by homophobic hate mail since joining TV3, reveals Cassieperson is irrelevant to me, but they could be quite relevant to someone that is
I've been targeted by homophobic hate mail since joining TV3, reveals Cassie
Herald.ie / Posted 6 days ago
person is irrelevant to me, but they could be quite relevant to someone that is in their neighbourhood who is gay." Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said nobody should have to put up with the abuse that the TV host received. "She should not have... Read more
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RTE News
Councillor sues RTÉ for alleged entrapment attemptA Fine Gael Councillor in Co Galway is suing RTÉ alleging it sought to entrap h
Councillor sues RTÉ for alleged entrapment attempt
RTE News / Posted 7 days ago
A Fine Gael Councillor in Co Galway is suing RTÉ alleging it sought to entrap him by having an undercover reporter allegedly meet and secretly record him while she posed as an agent for wind energy investors. Tom McHugh claims RTÉ sought to procure... Read more
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Herald.ie
Taoiseach under pressure over inncer city 'task force' plansas pressure mounts on Mr Kenny over the specifics of the much talked-about task
Taoiseach under pressure over inncer city 'task force' plans
Herald.ie / Posted 7 days ago
as pressure mounts on Mr Kenny over the specifics of the much talked-about task force. Local representatives will meet the Fine Gael leader in Government Buildings as part of a series of meetings to tease out what can be done to tackle crime and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
John Halligan describes 'outrageous and appalling' threats over pro-choice stanceHe added other former colleagues who lost seats had also suffered similar types
John Halligan describes 'outrageous and appalling' threats over pro-choice stance
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
He added other former colleagues who lost seats had also suffered similar types of abuse. Speaking on the same programme, Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer said he had also received homophobic abuse online. Their comments came after former... Read more
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Irish Examiner
John Halligan reveals he and his family have been targeted with 'appalling' abusethat other former colleagues who lost their seats had also suffered similar typ
John Halligan reveals he and his family have been targeted with 'appalling' abuse
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
that other former colleagues who lost their seats had also suffered similar types of abuse. Speaking on the same programme Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer said he had also received homophobic abuse online. Their comments came after former... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Poll sees Micheál Martin remain as country's most popular leaderIrish voters. Almost six weeks into the new Government, the poll shows support
Poll sees Micheál Martin remain as country's most popular leader
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
Irish voters. Almost six weeks into the new Government, the poll shows support for all sides in the Dáil appears static. Fine Gael have moved just ahead of Fianna Fáil to 26%, Sinn Féin is up one point on 17% with Labour unchanged on just... Read more
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Limerick Post
Limerick TDs in war of words over workers' rightsby a party who was a partner in the most right-wing government since the founda
Limerick TDs in war of words over workers' rights
Limerick Post / Posted 9 days ago
by a party who was a partner in the most right-wing government since the foundation of the State. In government, Labour and Fine Gael went after the incomes of ordinary working people and waged war on the living standards of the most vulnerable,” he... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Lives of Daniel Binchy: Irish Scholar, Diplomat, Public Intellectual by Tom Garvin reviewbegan to fully realise not just the stature of Binchy as a scholar but his poli
The Lives of Daniel Binchy: Irish Scholar, Diplomat, Public Intellectual by Tom Garvin review
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
began to fully realise not just the stature of Binchy as a scholar but his political influence in the 1930s, when he warned Fine Gael against “any flirtations with fascism in any guise”. This was at a time when, in Garvin’s words, “such ideas... Read more
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Herald.ie
Kenny plans to give vote to emigrantswill be a priority for the Minister for the Diaspora." Speaking at the Irish H
Kenny plans to give vote to emigrants
Herald.ie / Posted 9 days ago
will be a priority for the Minister for the Diaspora." Speaking at the Irish Heritage Centre in Manchester, the Fine Gael leader said he will seek contributions from Irish groups overseas. "We will work towards assisting emigrant... Read more
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Herald.ie
Fine Gael asks for review of TDs' and senators' security Niall O'Connor and Meadhbh McGrath – 18 June 2016 02:30 AM Fine Gael has ask
Fine Gael asks for review of TDs' and senators' security
Herald.ie / Posted 9 days ago
Niall O'Connor and Meadhbh McGrath – 18 June 2016 02:30 AM Fine Gael has asked the Oireachtas to carry out a review of security of TDs and senators and their staff following the murder of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Referendum bill to allow abortion in specific cases being voted on later this monthby a perinatologist and an obstetrician. It could attract wide support through
Referendum bill to allow abortion in specific cases being voted on later this month
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
by a perinatologist and an obstetrician. It could attract wide support throughout the Dáil, but it's not known whether Fine Gael would give its TDs a free vote on the bill. Minister Leo Varadkar has said the 8th amendment was not considered... Read more
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Herald.ie
Would I consider running to be the Mayor of Dublin? Of course, who wouldn't? - RyanI'm not saying I'd do it. I've got another job at the moment running the Green
Would I consider running to be the Mayor of Dublin? Of course, who wouldn't? - Ryan
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
I'm not saying I'd do it. I've got another job at the moment running the Green Party, but it's open to everyone." While Fine Gael and Fianna Fail politicians have both spoken in recent weeks of reviving the stalled plans for a directly-elected... Read more
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Herald.ie
Irish leaders condemn 'shocking' daylight murder2016 02:30 AM Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed his deep shock at the "appalling"
Irish leaders condemn 'shocking' daylight murder
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
2016 02:30 AM Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed his deep shock at the "appalling" murder of Jo Cox in broad daylight. The Fine Gael leader yesterday suspended his campaign to encourage the estimated 60,000 Irish people living in the UK to vote in... Read more
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Herald.ie
Bin charges fiasco 'is another Irish Water in the making'with the standing charge. They've worked out what additionally it'll cost," he
Bin charges fiasco 'is another Irish Water in the making'
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
with the standing charge. They've worked out what additionally it'll cost," he told the Herald. Such is the concern within Fine Gael that Mr Coveney was personally briefing backbench TDs last night about the developments. Dublin North West TD Noel... Read more
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Herald.ie
MP who 'fought for a better world' shot and stabbed to deathof the Irish for Europe campaign when the news came through that Ms Cox had bee
MP who 'fought for a better world' shot and stabbed to death
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
of the Irish for Europe campaign when the news came through that Ms Cox had been shot and stabbed to death. The former Fine Gael politician told the Herald that the murder will have wide-ranging implications for politics in general. "This is... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Simon Coveney vows bin charges will not be hikedrecycling for some homeowners. The issue dominated the political agenda yester
Simon Coveney vows bin charges will not be hiked
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
recycling for some homeowners. The issue dominated the political agenda yesterday in Leinster House. Mr Coveney met with Fine Gael party chairman Martin Heydon and party secretary Noel Rock who left him in no doubt as the scale of concern within... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Enda Kenny urges Irish-born voters to back Remain in visit to UKhis visit was overshadowed with the news of the suspension of the campaigns aft
Enda Kenny urges Irish-born voters to back Remain in visit to UK
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
his visit was overshadowed with the news of the suspension of the campaigns after the attack on MP Jo Cox. The Fine Gael politician spoke at the start of his visit at St Michael's Irish Centre in the Everton area of Liverpool shortly... Read more
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Herald.ie
Inner city locals are 'disgusted' by lack of support, Kenny toldwhich led to it, including cuts to funding for vital local programs. One woman
Inner city locals are 'disgusted' by lack of support, Kenny told
Herald.ie / Posted 11 days ago
which led to it, including cuts to funding for vital local programs. One woman is understood to have told the Fine Gael leader that she was "disgusted" by the lack of Government support for the community as they work to improve the... Read more
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Herald.ie
'I'll never follow hubby John into politics' - MauraO'Grady – 16 June 2016 02:30 AM She's seen the world of politics up close and
'I'll never follow hubby John into politics' - Maura
Herald.ie / Posted 11 days ago
O'Grady – 16 June 2016 02:30 AM She's seen the world of politics up close and personal thanks to her marriage to Fine Gael TD John Deasy, but Maura Derrane has said she has no wish to follow her husband down that road. The RTE host (45)... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Bin bills to soar with ‘by weight’ systemMs Collins’ comments were a sign of growing political agitation surrounding thi
Bin bills to soar with ‘by weight’ system
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
Ms Collins’ comments were a sign of growing political agitation surrounding this issue. Mr Coveney is to brief concerned Fine Gael TDs today after the matter was raised at the weekly meeting of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party in Leinster House... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brexit would limit Irish ‘fiscal space’ - Paschal Donohoecould still provide a mild stimulus in the light of high long-term unemployment
Brexit would limit Irish ‘fiscal space’ - Paschal Donohoe
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
could still provide a mild stimulus in the light of high long-term unemployment and low levels of capital expenditure. The Fine Gael-led minority administration promised in May to increase public expenditure by €3.18 billion in the years to 2021,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Fill that House of Cards hiatus with this pack of political novelsthin on the ground, although there have been a few books which dealt with House
Fill that House of Cards hiatus with this pack of political novels
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
thin on the ground, although there have been a few books which dealt with House Of Cards-style intrigue. Among them are ex-Fine Gael senator Maurice Manning’s 1997 book Betrayal, which concerned a government press officer dealing with a cutthroat... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Republic's hands tied on Brexit trade tariffs, warns ex-Taoiseach John Brutontariffs on goods coming across the border in one possible post-Brexit scenario.
Republic's hands tied on Brexit trade tariffs, warns ex-Taoiseach John Bruton
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
tariffs on goods coming across the border in one possible post-Brexit scenario. Writing in the Irish Independent today, ex-Fine Gael leader Mr Bruton said that if Britain did not join the European Economic Area (EEA) after a vote to leave, it could... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Limerick FC 'hurt, angered and dumbfounded' by footballer's bizarre commentsRecord article) is not accurate, and is not a fair reflection of the Limerick w
Limerick FC 'hurt, angered and dumbfounded' by footballer's bizarre comments
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
Record article) is not accurate, and is not a fair reflection of the Limerick we are living in today," the mayor said. Fine Gael councillor for the Bruff area, Bill O'Donnell, described Mr Moore's comments as "childish" and "imbecilic". He... Read more
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RTE News
Wording of bill to suspend water charges is agreedBill to suspend water charges for nine months. The legislation will be introdu
Wording of bill to suspend water charges is agreed
RTE News / Posted 13 days ago
Bill to suspend water charges for nine months. The legislation will be introduced by 17 June as agreed as part of the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil facilitation deal. The deal agreed by both parties in May recommended that Irish Water be retained and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Footballer apologises for bizarre comments about Limerick and BruffRecord article) is not accurate, and is not a fair reflection of the Limerick w
Footballer apologises for bizarre comments about Limerick and Bruff
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
Record article) is not accurate, and is not a fair reflection of the Limerick we are living in today," the mayor said. Fine Gael councillor for the Bruff area, Bill O'Donnell, described Mr Moore's comments as "childish" and "imbecilic". He... Read more
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