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FG member in tweets row is suspended Stock photo A Fine Gael national executive member who was forced to resign from his position over social media comments has been suspended from the party for a year. Barry Walsh, a former Young Fine Gael president, will also see his voting rights restricted. However, it is understood he has appealed against the decision. Mr Walsh...
Travellers still marginalised, says Zappone Katherine Zappone (Niall Carson/PA) Minister Katherine Zappone has pointed to the marginalisation of Travellers in questioning if Ireland has really changed into a "republic of equality, justice and love". She made the remarks at a conference at Boston College on the theme of institutional abuse. The Children's Minister said Ireland was beginning to confront "a dark chapter...
Letters to the Editor: 'We need politicians with vision and integrity to avoid mistakes of the past' Leo Varadkar: ‘Promised much but has failed to deliver’ Political leaders come and go, but unfortunately the decisions that they make affect this country for generations. Our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrived with much fanfare and promise, but has failed to deliver. It is said, "Cometh the...
Brexiteer Banks to face criminal probe over campaign spending Called to account: Brexit backer Aaron Banks is now under investigation by the UK’s National Crime Agency. Photo: REUTERS Leave campaigner Arron Banks is being investigated for "suspected criminal offences" over £8m (€9m) of campaign funding during the Brexit referendum. The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) probe was launched after the elections watchdog...
John Downing: 'Brexit 'fudge' is almost set - but will London find it edible at last?'    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images It has been all about giving Northern Ireland some special status without making it look like the North was exiting the EU on different terms to England, Scotland or Wales. That is...
Warnings over state of health service in confidence and supply talks Stock picture Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs were briefed on the dire state of the country's health service during the first day of official negotiations on the confidence and supply agreement. Department of Health Secretary General Jim Breslin gave an extensive presentation to negotiators which highlighted the key pressure points...
Anne Applebaum: 'Trump and other demagogues stifle debate through art of distraction' Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, walk along the highway to Matias Romero from Juchitan, Mexico. Photo: REUTERS/Hannah McKay In Manila, the traffic is so bad that it isn't worth driving anywhere during the day, because a couple...
Hugh Hewitt: 'US voters will swing to whichever simple narrative they like best' U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (L) upon arriving at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria The "closing argument" is a cliché of campaign season. But there is truth at its core. Many...
Comparing rocks to rifles: Trump heightens anti-immigrant rhetoric US President promises immigration crackdown ahead of elections A child sleeps as members of the Central American caravan settle in for the night in a abandoned motel on November 01, 2018 in Matias Romero Avendando, Mexico. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images US President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration planned to require immigrants...
This is the one European city you must visit in winter You'll need a warm coat, but a winter visit to Vienna is one of the great European city breaks, says Nick Trend Traditional christmas market in Vienna, AustriaDanube Canal) of Vienna, Austria. Photo: DepositVienna Christmas marketGingerbread hanging at a Vienna Christmas marketIce skating at Old Town Hall, ViennaGloriette at winter,...

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