Political apathy could be the North’s undoing
A low turnout in the Northern elections may well see the same entrenched political parties returned to Stormont with a period of direct rule from Westminster a strong possibility
His health problems made it inevitable, but Martin McGuinness’s retirement from frontline politics last week was still a seismic event. The tributes poured in with Ian Paisley jr’s heartfelt tribute to the Sinn Féin stalwart for having “saved lives” being among the most noteworthy.
Even DUP leader Arlene Foster was able to muster some praise, hailing McGuinness as a “major figure” at Stormont over the last ten...
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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