A bridge too far?: Johnson is 'out of his depth' with Northern bridge idea
Boris Johnson has asked British civil servants to examine the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and the North - a distance of at least 19 kilometres, over very deep water. Is this achievable, or is it pure lunacy?
The origin story of the Giant’s Causeway begins with two mythical giants, Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Benandonner, goading each other from across the North Sea. As the taunting escalates into a confrontation, Fionn builds a causeway across the channel from Antrim to Scotland. But upon seeing how much bigger Benandonner is than he is, he hides, disguising himself as a baby.
Seeing the baby, Benandonner presumes it is Fionn’s child, and panics at...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics