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Trump is facilitating Saudi Arabia and Israel while bullying Iran and Turkey – and getting the US nowhere

Trump is facilitating Saudi Arabia and Israel while bullying Iran and Turkey – and getting the US nowhere

It is hard to draw any conclusion other than that Trump is advancing the regional interests of Israel as an end in itself.

US midterm election special

US midterm election special

Marion McKeone on the key battle grounds

NTMA move exposes 'rent or buy' dilemma for state agencies

NTMA move exposes 'rent or buy' dilemma for state agencies

Members of the Dáil’s Public Accounts committee like Independent TD Catherine Connolly want to question the Office of Public Works about the a ‘rent rather than buy’ policy when it comes to new headquarters for state agencies and departments

Pillars of the Fianna Fáil community

Pillars of the Fianna Fáil community

Fianna Fáil is targeting three ‘pillar’ objectives ahead of the next election: retaining its 45 seats, making gains in Dublin, and taking more seats in constituencies where it is already represented. But if these things don’t happen, Micheál Martin’s days as leader could be numbered

Murphy’s house of cards

Murphy’s house of cards

Pictures of children sleeping in Tallaght Garda station last week derailed the government’s careful news management of the family homelessness issue

Pope Francis is hardly a radical, but Catholic reactionaries are gunning for him in a power struggle for the Church’s future direction

Pope Francis is hardly a radical, but Catholic reactionaries are gunning for him in a power struggle for the Church’s future direction

Pope Francis is locked in a bitter struggle with conservative and reactionary forces in the Roman Catholic Church who have conducted a sometimes mutinous campaign to curb him

Misjudging Irish relations was May’s dumbest mistake

Misjudging Irish relations was May’s dumbest mistake

Putting a border solution on the long finger has left the British prime minister with a mountain to climb

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Unpublished evaluation warns that HSE proposal would not provide true universal healthcare

Government rebuffs calls for Brexit procurement exemption

Government rebuffs calls for Brexit procurement exemption

Summer clouds on Trump’s horizon

Summer clouds on Trump’s horizon

Things may look sunny for the US economy, but Donald Trump is starting his summer holidays with his approval ratings in the doldrums. And the trial of Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager, is likely to bring fresh squalls of controversy

Gavin Duffy exclusive: Áras hopeful advised O’Brien on Moriarty fallout

Gavin Duffy exclusive: Áras hopeful advised O’Brien on Moriarty fallout

Former Dragons’ Den star prepped tycoon on day that tribunal report came out; Duffy says there was nothing he could do for Sean FitzPatrick

Gallagher pushes the envelope in bid to save €10 million in Áras race

Gallagher pushes the envelope in bid to save €10 million in Áras race

The former presidential candidate has written to the Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, saying that the state could save €10 million in postage if the details of all election candidates were contained on one leaflet

Varadkar rules out burqa ban, calls for women in priesthood

Varadkar rules out burqa ban, calls for women in priesthood

Varadkar was speaking last week as Denmark became the latest European country to introduce a law against facial coverings

Soros’s foundation wants ‘clarity’ in Irish campaign finance laws

Soros’s foundation wants ‘clarity’ in Irish campaign finance laws

Last week, Sipo agreed in the High Court to quash a decision from December 2017 that saw it order Amnesty Ireland to return a €137,000 grant it had gotten from OSF to fund its abortion rights campaign

Pro-life movement eyes next election

Pro-life movement eyes next election

Cora Sherlock of Love Both and the Save The Eighth campaign was critical of the celebrations in Dublin Castle on the afternoon the Eighth referendum results were announced