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Third-level funding row rumbles on

Third-level funding row rumbles on

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said he will not make any decision on long-term third-level funding until he gets the Oireachtas Education Committee’s cross-party report

Left out in the cold?

Left out in the cold?

With Labour floundering and the socialist vote diluted, the moderate left wing won’t bring down the centre right. But it may play a part in government formation, while the radicals’ chances are boosted by the housing crisis

No joy for FF as FG stay strong at the top

No joy for FF as FG stay strong at the top

Playing the Fine Gael leader as ‘all spin and no strategy’ isn’t working for FF, while independents are up at 13 per cent and Sinn Féin down at 14 per cent

At 67 per cent, Higgins looks a sure thing

At 67 per cent, Higgins looks a sure thing

The sitting President’s lead in our new poll today is so vast that it appears almost unassailable

Juncker’s swansong contained a few bombshells on tax and sovereignty that should make us sit up

Juncker’s swansong contained a few bombshells on tax and sovereignty that should make us sit up

Ex-Revenue boss warns property tax could fail without reforms

Ex-Revenue boss warns property tax could fail without reforms

Murphy under fire for affordable homes delay

Murphy under fire for affordable homes delay

It comes after he had sent letters to Fingal, South Dublin and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councils to criticise them for not doing enough tackle the housing crisis.

Fianna Fáil support drops ahead of Dáil return

Fianna Fáil support drops ahead of Dáil return

Fianna Fáil have dropped to their lowest support level in almost a year, in the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll

Past presidential elections: Candidates, counts and turnout

Past presidential elections: Candidates, counts and turnout

A new data visualisation dashboard focuses on the seven elections contested since the founding of the state and includes data on first preference votes, subsequent counts and voter turnout

Fianna Fáil's confidence in Varadkar in short supply

Fianna Fáil's confidence in Varadkar in short supply

Micheál Martin is not someone who is known for personal attacks, but there was a definite sting in his comments last weekend about Varadkar’s relationship with Theresa May

State of independents

State of independents

Being an independent TD used to be a precarious existence, but these days ploughing your own political furrow can bring unexpected rewards

Upping the Ante: Varadkar beware: sure things don’t always deliver

Upping the Ante: Varadkar beware: sure things don’t always deliver

Backing the hot favourite can backfire, as this column discovered last week, and Micheál Martin is better value than Leo Varadkar to be next Taoiseach

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

If the finance minister hopes to repair our national reputation with his corporate tax roadmap, he’ll have to shout a little louder, and in a few more languages

The internet has turned out to be a Trojan horse in many ways. Extremism is set loose online and enthroned on the seat of wisdom

The internet has turned out to be a Trojan horse in many ways. Extremism is set loose online and enthroned on the seat of wisdom

FG and FF are playing a game of election chicken

FG and FF are playing a game of election chicken

Leo Varadkar holds most of the cards, but Micheál Martin’s wily ways could outfox him