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Little solidarity in Murphy’s Socialist Party

Little solidarity in Murphy’s Socialist Party

Former members ‘had to work non-stop’

The farmers' leader in the eye of the Mercosur storm

The farmers' leader in the eye of the Mercosur storm

IFA president Joe Healy is still lobbying hard to limit the damage of the Mercosur deal, but he is adamant that Irish farmers are better off in the European Union than out of it. He’s also weighing up a move into party politics

Bringing it all back home: The new US ambassador to Ireland

Bringing it all back home: The new US ambassador to Ireland

Edward Crawford is known for his philanthropy, but he nailed his political colours to the Republican Party mast long ago and has been a donor to various candidates throughout his life

Democrats in the US have only one duty now. Beat Trump!

Democrats in the US have only one duty now. Beat Trump!

It is easy to see parallels with the late 1930s, as truth and integrity are being displaced by cynicism and absurdity

Taoiseach’s top adviser had unrecorded meeting with oil lobbyist

Taoiseach’s top adviser had unrecorded meeting with oil lobbyist

The revelation comes after the climate emergency bill was killed off by the government last week

Concern over new national intelligence body’s legal clout

Concern over new national intelligence body’s legal clout

The government has appointed a civil servant with no previous intelligence experience as its new national intelligence co-ordinator

Government blames Brexit for backlog of bills

Government blames Brexit for backlog of bills

We need a new, more honest way of doing politics

We need a new, more honest way of doing politics

As an antidote to cynicism, we need to adjust our expectations about what politicians can actually do - then hold them fiercely to their word

Wheeler-dealing wins out in fight to shape the EU

Wheeler-dealing wins out in fight to shape the EU

The surprise appointment of the German defence minister to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president will do nothing to reassure those who accuse the EU of being undemocratic and unaccountable

Humphreys, the IFA and the Battle of Kildare St

Humphreys, the IFA and the Battle of Kildare St

The Mercosur trade deal, which would allow an extra 99,000 tons of beef from South America into the EU each year, is a cause of escalating tension between the Department of Business and the farmers’ organisation

Kill Bill: Government hammers final nail into the climate change bill

Kill Bill: Government hammers final nail into the climate change bill

The refusal of a ‘money message’ has killed off People Before Profit's Climate Emergency Measures Bill. Now there are calls for a judicial review of the decision

Sinn Féin’s Doherty accuses insurers of exaggerating level of claims

Sinn Féin’s Doherty accuses insurers of exaggerating level of claims

Axa, Allianz and FBD are called before finance committee to give assurances over cutting cover if court awards are reduced

Varadkar signals an extension to first-time buyers’ grant

Varadkar signals an extension to first-time buyers’ grant

Fianna Fáil slams social media for comments about stricken Cowen

Fianna Fáil slams social media for comments about stricken Cowen

As a minister, Cowen developed a reputation as a solid operator who could be trusted to run a department

Varadkar under pressure to publish report on Bailey

Varadkar under pressure to publish report on Bailey

Varadkar has so far refused to publish the report into what happened, because he said the people who took part in the investigation did so on the condition that it would not be made public