John Walsh: Beware of SF’s siren song of seductive promises, and look at its record instead
If Sinn Féin gets into power and attempts to implement many of its stated policies, it will only be a matter of time before the country faces another day of reckoning
Faisal Islam, who is now the BBC’s economics editor, was with Channel 4 News when Ireland entered the EU/IMF bailout programme in November 2010.
At that stage, he had reported extensively on other crisis-ridden countries on the periphery of the eurozone and in a lengthy blog post about his visit to Dublin he wrote that what struck him most was that even though Ireland had surrendered its economic sovereignty, there wasn’t any of the...
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Varadkar accuses Doherty of workplace bullying and posturing for social media
With the Dublin Bay South vote just a week away, a Dáil spat over housing policy resulted in heated exchanges between the Tánaiste and Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman
Sipo wants two-year jail term for breaches of ban on lobbying after leaving public office
The watchdog says current rules for politicians and top civil servants who break post-employment rules are not enforceable
Dublin Bay South by-election: Battling barristers wheel out party heavyweights on the campaign trail
In the leafy, well-heeled environs of Dublin Bay South, Ivana Bacik is eager to break her electoral duck, James Geoghegan is learning on the job when it comes to canvassing, and Lynn Boylan hopes to spring a surprise on the government parties
Red C poll: Fine Gael has narrow lead over Sinn Féin as Fianna Fáil continues to lag behind
The two parties are both well ahead of Micheál Martin’s Fianna Fáil, which is languishing on 13 per cent