Poll boost for FG/FF, but no rest ahead
Fine Gael is up by one point in our latest poll after Leo Varadkar’s talk of cutting taxes last week - but it faces plenty of challenges between now and Christmas
Politicians always have to possess the ability to know not just what the voters want now – but what they might want in the future.
Minister for Business Heather Humphreys spoke last week about how she used to watch the BBC show Tomorrow’s World, but she never imagined seeing the first driverless minibus taking to the streets of Dublin or drones delivering parcels to Clare Island in her lifetime.
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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
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