Parties playing the waiting game as a spring election looms
Voters’ main concerns might be housing, health and insurance costs – but in Leinster House, for the past few months the talk has been of one thing only
There’s something about the timing of general elections. Even when you know they’re coming, their announcement can still take you a little by surprise.
Twelve years ago, there was little doubt that an election was coming. Bertie Ahern’s second administration was just a month off being five years in power, which meant he would soon be constitutionally obliged to call an election.
And yet, when Ahern decided to pay...
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FG’s Richmond says a Commonwealth return would represent an olive branch to unionists
The TD is set to address Cambridge University advocating that Ireland rejoin the British Commonwealth
Top civil servants in line for almost €40,000 pay raise each next year
Nineteen secretaries general could receive a salary boost as part of the restoration of pay cuts introduced during the financial crash
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Even if he does prove to be a success at the Department of Health, Robert Watt’s reported annual pay package of €292,000 has raised plenty of eyebrows – and hackles
Martin promises stimulus plan for hospitality sector
Taoiseach also signals that health service will hang on to much of the €4 billion increase it received in last year’s budget