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Harris to come through SF motion, but watch FF TDs

Harris to come through SF motion, but watch FF TDs

There are those in Fianna Fáil who may not be present to hit the abstention button, in what some could interpret as a further sign of growing disillusionment within the party over confidence and supply

Home invasions

Home invasions

The protest last week outside health minister Simon Harris’s family home is the latest of many notable visits by demonstrators to sitting politicians’ home addresses, writes Eithne Dodd

We must generate public consensus on key policies

We must generate public consensus on key policies

From the birth of our nation, we were obsessed with self-sufficiency. But now, as an open economy, we must embrace a future of increased possibilities

Calling the PAC to account

Calling the PAC to account

Some politicians have been accused of using the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee as a springboard to making a name for themselves in the media, while those before it are being subjected to hard interrogation. Could it, and should it, be different?

Ministers fear British infighting will trigger accidental no-deal Brexit

Ministers fear British infighting will trigger accidental no-deal Brexit

Health refuses to say if Harris’s response about hospital costs was altered

Health refuses to say if Harris’s response about hospital costs was altered

One in three regional plans not reaching key targets

One in three regional plans not reaching key targets

Some 33 per cent of enterprise plans fail to reduce unemployment

Report suggests May plans to go to the wire on Brexit vote

Report suggests May plans to go to the wire on Brexit vote

An ITV report of remarks by May's chief negotiator has the potential to rip a hole in her attempt to piece together enough political support for her deal to pass

Why the state spending watchdog was a better bet to investigate the National Children's Hospital fiasco than PwC

Why the state spending watchdog was a better bet to investigate the National Children's Hospital fiasco than PwC

Fianna Fáil is using a two-hour private members’ slot in the Dáil tonight to move its own bill to give the Comptroller and Auditor General the power to investigate massive cost overruns on state building projects

EU will not dance to hardliners' tune

EU will not dance to hardliners' tune

Protecting the Good Friday Agreement from the arch Brexiteers, who have little or no regard for it, is an existential Irish interest

Is the UUP at a low ebb  or in terminal decline?

Is the UUP at a low ebb or in terminal decline?

The UUP can no longer hide from its own contradictions. To survive, it must either offer a credible alternative, or face a merger

Four MEPs refuse to disclose allowances claimed in Europe

Four MEPs refuse to disclose allowances claimed in Europe

MEPs are entitled to salaries and allowances that can be worth well over €250,000 annually. However, some of these allowances, including the general expenditure allowance of €4,513 per month, are unvouched

FF TD goes to Gardaí over online threats

FF TD goes to Gardaí over online threats

Rural development firm under fire for spending record

Rural development firm under fire for spending record

Meath Partnership secured €6.9 million under Leader programme, but only €856k spent so far

‘Posh boys are on the way out,’ says Lenihan at Fianna Fáil’s private shindig

‘Posh boys are on the way out,’ says Lenihan at Fianna Fáil’s private shindig

Conor Lenihan and his two former ministerial colleagues, Mary Hanafin and Barry Andrews, are running alongside the LGBT campaigner Tiernan Brady for the nomination to be the Fianna Fáil candidate in Dublin for the forthcoming European elections