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DUP’s tiresome recklessness may blow up in their faces

DUP’s tiresome recklessness may blow up in their faces

Arlene Foster and her party are not just jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement and the North’s economy, but their own political future

Government loses patience with May over lack of clear Brexit plan

Government loses patience with May over lack of clear Brexit plan

Donohoe fights Ross on property tax exemption for pensioners

Donohoe fights Ross on property tax exemption for pensioners

Doherty defends 'no sale, no consent' bill

Doherty defends 'no sale, no consent' bill

Officials from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank expressed concerns about the bill, which aims to restrict the activities of vulture funds, at a meeting of the Oireachtas finance committee

Merkel  thinks we're working: Why her visit to Ireland matters

Merkel thinks we're working: Why her visit to Ireland matters

Merkel’s visit here is a significant moment because, despite being in the twilight of her political career, she retains enormous influence at the top of the EU

Vulture funds can’t be the only option for bad loans

Vulture funds can’t be the only option for bad loans

The outgoing Central Bank boss Philip Lane recently derided the latest plan to curb the power of vulture funds in this country. But an alternative to them needs to be found soon

A panicked political decision on MetroLink

A panicked political decision on MetroLink

A cynic would say the Taoiseach’s recent comments on mitigating the MetroLink disaster are purely for the benefit of securing votes

Government verdict from the voters: ‘Could do much better’

Government verdict from the voters: ‘Could do much better’

Low scores on health and housing are partly balanced by better marks for performance on Brexit. But for how much longer?

FG’s hardcore stays loyal despite homelessness and health scandals

FG’s hardcore stays loyal despite homelessness and health scandals

Despite its unimpressive response to the crises in both sectors, Fine Gael is still able to count on the support of roughly three in ten voters

McGrath: I voted against Ross’s airport noise bill ‘by accident’

McGrath: I voted against Ross’s airport noise bill ‘by accident’

‘Both sides of story are wrong and are damaging insurance’

‘Both sides of story are wrong and are damaging insurance’

Legislation to tackle ‘compo culture’ will be joined by new Garda structure to tackle fraudulent claims

No way out of the Brexit dead zone

No way out of the Brexit dead zone

Britain entered an existential circle of hell last week. Nobody seems to know what the next step is after May’s deal was voted down again. Could her agreement come up for a fourth vote or will all sides grow up?

Parlour games in Strasbourg

Parlour games in Strasbourg

Britain is still in Brexit hell, irretrievably stuck and voting no to everything that moves, but life has moved on in Strasbourg, where a monthly all-Europe meet-up is quietly making plans for a post-Brexit EU

‘The euro has been a catastrophe for Ireland’

‘The euro has been a catastrophe for Ireland’

One of Brexit’s chief architects, Nigel Farage has been enjoying the salary and perks of an MEP for 20 years. He’s now the leader of the new Brexit Party of eight eurosceptic British MEPs

Labour’s EU election posters ‘resemble Russian flag’

Labour’s EU election posters ‘resemble Russian flag’

The party’s Cork East TD Sean Sherlock raised the matter at the parliamentary Labour party (PLP) meeting last week