Access for sale the new rules of engagement
New laws governing lobbying, requiring routine public disclosure of contacts between politicians, officials and those who seek to influence their decisions, come into operation this week
Ulysses S Grant, 18th president of the United States, liked a whiskey and a cigar of an evening.
After his dinner, Grant, who won the presidency after leading the Union army to crush the Confederacy in the last phase of the Civil War, would often stroll two blocks from the White House to the Willard Hotel, where he would partake of these manly refreshments in the lobby. Members of Congress, businessmen and ordinary citizens would...
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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
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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
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