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Macron preaches European democracy as ‘our best chance’

Macron preaches European democracy as ‘our best chance’

An evangelist for a more integrated and reformed EU, French president Emmanuel Macronremains a polarising figure at home

Unhappy Canney boxed into corner

Unhappy Canney boxed into corner

Alliance TDs last week backed Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to retain the Office of Public Works post, which is responsible for flooding, for the remainder of the government’s term

5 questions for communications minister Denis Naughten

5 questions for communications minister Denis Naughten

A number of questions remain about the story that goes to the heart of the nexus between politics, lobbyists and big business

‘Classic British pragmatism has evaporated in front of ideology’

‘Classic British pragmatism has evaporated in front of ideology’

Europe’s former top civil servant believes that the British prposals for the border are wishful thinking

Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky

Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky

Of course we wish that the British would change their minds on Brexit. But we need to plan for what is probable rather than for what is still an outside theoretical political possibility

Varadkar: Naughten did O’Brien no favours

Varadkar: Naughten did O’Brien no favours

Speaking in Dublin yesterday, Varadkar said that Naughten regretted taking the phone call from the lobbyist, because of the controversy that had arisen over it. But he insisted the minister had done nothing wrong

€250k unit keeps ministers in step

€250k unit keeps ministers in step

A parliamentary liaison unit set up to brief Independent Alliance ministers and other Independent ministers about what was happening in the Dáil and Seanad has an annual salary bill of €244,000

Calleary: I’m Fianna Fáil, so of course I don’t trust Varadkar or Fine Gael

Calleary: I’m Fianna Fáil, so of course I don’t trust Varadkar or Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil’s new deputy leader says the Taoiseach lacked courage while minister for health

Bill aims to penalise campaigners giving false information online

Bill aims to penalise campaigners giving false information online

The bill would allow users who are targeted by online adverts to find out who is paying for them

Government housing reports deliver old news

Government housing reports deliver old news

Eoin Ó Broin TD is Sinn Féin housing spokesperson

Mary Regan: Silence from Dáil on media monopolies

Mary Regan: Silence from Dáil on media monopolies

Successive governments have been running scared from the issues of media monopoly and press freedom for years

Colum Eastwood: We must never forget John Hume’s role

Colum Eastwood: We must never forget John Hume’s role

The broad vision of the former leader of the SDLP was at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement and two decades later it is even more relevant than ever, here and across the European continent, in these uncertain times

What are we to make of the chemical attack in Syria?

What are we to make of the chemical attack in Syria?

How can the US, France and Britain possibly see Iran as a real threat?

Post Podcast - Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's conscious uncoupling

Post Podcast - Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's conscious uncoupling

Hugh O'Connell is joined by Michael Brennan to discuss the growing tensions between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil as well as Micheál Martin's pointed criticism of the Irish Independent on Twitter

Martin's Twitter spat with Indo worth following

Martin's Twitter spat with Indo worth following

The Fianna Fáil leader is a cautious politician by nature, so this tweet was not done in some fit of anger