Lucinda Creighton: Independents willing to step up deserve to be treated as serious partners in government
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael appear reluctant to offer independent TDs ministerial posts; instead, they’re trying to lure them with old-style sweetheart deals
Supporters and opponents of the new post-civil war political alignment can presumably all unite in frustration at the protracted negotiations on government formation. The lack of any sense of urgency to form a government on the part of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens is becoming absurd.
The negotiations now appear to operate in a parallel universe to the one occupied by people whose lives have been upended by Covid-19, whether due...
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Susan O’Keeffe: IFAC’s analysis deserve to be discussed by civil servants and advisors in a public way
Any rejection of the Council’s advice must be grounded in solid argument
Susan O’Keeffe: ‘Living with Covid’ strategy emerges as the only realistic option
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Nadine O’Regan: ’Tis the season to live in the present
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Kathleen MacMahon: The tools of one’s trade are precious things indeed
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