A sign of things to come
The Carlow-Kilkenny by-election is the dress rehearsal for next year’s general election
In the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election, Fine Gael is trying to hang on to the seat formerly held by European Commissioner Phil Hogan, a hate figure for anti-water protesters but one who was given a civic reception by the local council for his role in bringing funding for roads, museums and the local St Luke’s Hospital.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin badly needs a victory after losing the last six by-elections. Lucinda Creighton’s Renua party...
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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