Hurricane Harvey saves Trump from himself
For Trump, who has had a dismal summer, Hurricane Harvey presented an unexpected opportunity to change the narrative and the media focus
Events, dear boy. Events. The world-weary response attributed to British prime minister Harold Mcacmillan when asked what would blow his government’s off course is perhaps more relevant today than when it was first uttered.
August was a turbulent month for the US president. Admittedly most of the catastrophes visited upon him – the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, the botched response to Charlottesville, the ugly Twitter war with GOP congressional leaders - were Trump-made....
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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