Tough trials ahead for Trump’s new legal adviser
There was little surprise and few tears shed over the sacking of Trump’s attorney general Jeff Sessions, but his replacement has been greeted with derision by the justice department. Meanwhile, the Mueller investigation is working steadily to its conclusion
The midterm votes were still being counted when Donald Trump made the move that had been expected since March 2017; he forced his embattled attorney general Jeff Sessions to resign.
On Wednesday, Sessions’ firing ended the longest period of notice in Washington DC history. Just weeks after his appointment as attorney general, he was forced to recuse himself from oversight of the Department of Justice investigation into whether the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia in...
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Comment: Irish rowers’ gold brings joy but the Olympics are nothing without heartbreak
As Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy stake their place in the history books, it’s easy to forget the pain for those who don’t get to stand on the podium
Analysis: Zappone row illuminates uncompetitive nature of diplomatic appointments
The optics of a former cabinet colleague being hastily appointed to a prestigious international role are not good for the government, yet a change in policy of how such roles are filled is unlikely any time soon
Analysis: Draft legislation brings individual accountability for financial sector misconduct a step closer
Executives could be fined up to €1 million and barred from working in the sector if they breach financial conduct rules under proposed new law
Analysis: The gap between winners and losers in retail is stark
The ability to adapt to what are likely to be continually changing circumstances will continue to be a hallmark of those who prosper