Marion McKeone: Life on the fault line
James Comey’s departure has triggered a seismic shift in Washington’s tectonic plates, prompting two questions: can Republicans survive the aftershock and will Trump avoid impeachment?
Is the US teetering on the brink of a constitutional crisis? Has Donald Trump inadvertently signed his first article of impeachment? Or is this just another fine mess the Trump administration has gotten itself into?
There are so many contradictions, convulsions and conflicting accounts of the cataclysmic events of the past week that it’s easy to forget where this imbroglio started. On December 29, the fuse was lit with an untoward but legal phone conversation...
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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
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