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Governments can no longer simply promise everyone everything they want

Governments can no longer simply promise everyone everything they want

Pat Leahy: Post-boom and bust, we’re in a new political age where governments can no longer simply promise everyone everything they want

Back Room: Can FF’s unicycle wobble into government?

Back Room: Can FF’s unicycle wobble into government?

What about the politicians?

What about the politicians?

The banking inquiry must also look at policy decisions made by successive governments

Abortion: bad law makes for hard cases

Abortion: bad law makes for hard cases

SF should rule out FF or FG coalition

SF should rule out FF or FG coalition

Red C poll: Will independent candidates really take 30 per cent of the vote at the next election?

Red C poll: Will independent candidates really take 30 per cent of the vote at the next election?

Red C poll: Voters continue to lose trust in government

Red C poll: Voters continue to lose trust in government

The economy is turning, but people are simply not feeling it in their daily lives

Red C poll: Dreadful poll brings the coalition’s annus horribilis to an end

Red C poll: Dreadful poll brings the coalition’s annus horribilis to an end

Further poll drops in the new year will threaten the government’s future

Banking inquiry week one: Pat Rabbitte: Those who have claimed that the banking inquiry would never start will now claim that it will never finish

Banking inquiry week one: Pat Rabbitte: Those who have claimed that the banking inquiry would never start will now claim that it will never finish

Banking inquiry week one

Banking inquiry week one:: ‘Slow business, not showbusiness’

Banking inquiry week one:: ‘Slow business, not showbusiness’

There were no fireworks, in the banking inquiry’s opening sessions, and the committee members may be tempted to cut down on witnesses to speed to the real action. Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones report

Spin 1038 goes into digital publishing

Spin 1038 goes into digital publishing

Sunday Test - Chinese whispers:  officials fret over Higgins’ China trip

Sunday Test - Chinese whispers: officials fret over Higgins’ China trip

There is nervousness in government circles about the potential impact on Irish-Chinese relations if President Michael D Higgins decides to criticise China’s record on human rights during his state visit to the Asian country.

Sunday Test - Government u-turn on plan to transfer debt to Irish Water

Sunday Test - Government u-turn on plan to transfer debt to Irish Water

Company eager to keep down levels of debt to help it raise multimillion euro loans from domestic and international banks

Tens of thousands march to Dáil to protest water charges

Tens of thousands march to Dáil to protest water charges

School strike sees 340,000 students stay at home

School strike sees 340,000 students stay at home

A strike by 27,000 second level teachers today has shut schools and disrupted hundreds of thousands of students and parents.