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A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

Boris Johnson could easily abandon Brexit once he is in office, and Brexiteers who believe the Tory frontrunner is the Messiah will be sadly disappointed

€10m Defence Forces pay deal set to spark new public pay demands

€10m Defence Forces pay deal set to spark new public pay demands

There will be increases in military allowances, which were cut during the recession and a return of scrapped pay measures

Taoiseach clashes with IBRC Commission over inquiry costs

Taoiseach clashes with IBRC Commission over inquiry costs

There is dismay across the political divide about how long it is taking the commission to complete its investigation into the decision by the former Anglo Irish Bank to sell Siteserv to businessman Denis O’Brien

Doherty: treatment of social media giants over Kriégel case will shape law

Doherty: treatment of social media giants over Kriégel case will shape law

Doherty said that the judge’s decision to call Facebook and Twitter into the court is being “keenly” watched by the government

Secret trusts registry initiative delayed over PPS numbers issue

Secret trusts registry initiative delayed over PPS numbers issue

The long-awaited Registry of Beneficial Ownership was due to go live last weekend, but has been delayed until the end of the year because of the difficulty in proving the identity of foreign nationals

Lobbying watchdog wants more powers on 'cooling-off' rules

Lobbying watchdog wants more powers on 'cooling-off' rules

SIPO's 2018 lobbying report records the first breach of the rules covering public officials moving into the private sector

TDs feud over 'too many' planning objections

TDs feud over 'too many' planning objections

Cork South West TD Michael Collins has defended his record after being accused of 'objecting to everything' by Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring

Johnson still peddling political pipe-smoke

Johnson still peddling political pipe-smoke

Boris Johnson’s ‘managed no deal’ is a myth and he will have to find the stomach to swallow the withdrawal agreement

A premium on getting costs down: D'Arcy unmoved by criticism

A premium on getting costs down: D'Arcy unmoved by criticism

For two years, junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy has been battling to get to grips with Ireland’s spiralling insurance costs. But how much progress has he made?

Enough already: Just pick a leader and move on

Enough already: Just pick a leader and move on

As Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take to their helicopters and buses to implore the estimated 160,000 members of the Conservative Party for their votes, the Irish and many others will be regarding any further Tory antics with a jaundiced eye

Interest groups get to work picking off bits of cabinet’s climate action plan

Interest groups get to work picking off bits of cabinet’s climate action plan

It may be a problem for all. But there are fears of a ‘them and us’ divide as the lobbying begins against measures that will affect different groups

Councils vary in response to climate threat

Councils vary in response to climate threat

County councils around the country are reacting in different ways to the threat of climate breakdown and the country’s over-reliance on fossil fuels

No date set for law tackling ticket touts

No date set for law tackling ticket touts

The Above-Cost Ticket Touting Bill was introduced by Fine Gael TD Noel Rock and Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly, and its second stage was completed in the Dáil on February 21, 2019

Alliance’s Halligan urges Taoiseach not to call election

Alliance’s Halligan urges Taoiseach not to call election

‘Green wave’ was evident on social media long before Euro vote, new study shows

‘Green wave’ was evident on social media long before Euro vote, new study shows