Hugh O'Connell: 'The message was clear - I’m going, but on my own terms'
There were no dates, no timelines, but enough to settle the matter in the short-term
Sometimes in politics keeping quiet, biding your time and saying nothing at all until the right moment can be a powerful and effective tool.
Last night at a packed Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, Enda Kenny wielded it to devastating effect. The Taoiseach had remained silent for much of the past week on the issue of his future as those who want him gone or wish to succeed him briefed, counter-briefed and even panicked over...
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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