The Greens wants answers before agreeing to talk red lines
The party has outlined 17 areas it wants clarification on before it will even enter formal negotiations on the prospect of entering government
The renowned Kerry matchmaker Dan Paddy Andy was well known for his meticulous approach to arranging a marriage during his 1940s heyday. Immortalised by author John B Keane, the matchmaker would weigh up each potential couple based on the amount of land and livestock on offer, and demand information on the number of teeth each putative husband and wife had, along with details of their ancestors’ character and life-span.
Despite his painstaking approach, it’s...
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Harris to push public sector to take on more apprentices
The Minister for Higher Education is set to impose new targets to boost apprentice numbers in state departments, councils and government bodies
Green TD to explain challenge to Ceta as party anger mounts
Colleagues complained they were ‘blindsided’ by move, which might endanger progress on other policy issues
A place to call home: how new policy on asylum seekers will work
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Private experts to weigh in on state mega projects
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