Pat Rabbitte: Politics by soundbite is no way to resolve issues or govern a country
Too often it seems politicians and the media are being dictated to by the preoccupations of social media and minor missteps are being elevated to the level of major crises
Emigration drained the lifeblood from this country for decades. So much so that in the 1950s and early 1960s the viability of the state was uncertain and our capacity to govern ourselves questionable.
Recent figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that, for the island as a whole, the population is once again climbing towards seven million. There is greater diversity and a better standard of education in today’s population than ever before....
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Committee proposed to study issues surrounding international surrogacy
Complex ethical and legal issues that were holding up progress of the legislation are instead to be teased out by a joint Oireachtas committee
Red C poll: Rising prices drive support for Sinn Féin to high of 33 per cent
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Richard Colwell: No budget bounce for coalition as SF’s climb continues
Both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have lost ground to Mary Lou McDonald’s party, which now sits on 33 per cent as the national divide grows between haves and have-nots