In the News: 09-09-2019

Taoiseach  Leo was in his first face-to-face talk today with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussing Brexit, the talks which lasted more than an hour, were described as “positive and constructive”. The talks centered around Brexit and the Irish border “issue” which is something that looks unlikely to be resolved. In other British political news…

In the news: 08-09-2019

Amber Rudd says no evidence Johnson’s government trying to get deal with EU British MP and cabinet minister Amber Rudd has resigned from the Conservative party in response to Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. Boris Johnson has been having a tumultuous time the last two weeks from sacking 21 members of the…

In slow news:

In 2017, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, then minister for social protections. launched a self-described “hard-hitting publicity campaign designed to raise awareness of social welfare fraud and encourage members of the public to identify potential cheats.” More recently the current government launched a campaign to  ‘get tough with insurance fraudsters’. A recent report in the Irish Times…

In the News: 2-7-2019

Von der Leyen nominated as president of EU Commission EU leaders have formally agreed on Ursula von der Leyen as their nominee to be next president of the European Commission, according to President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The name of the German Defence Minister was also confirmed on Twitter by the Luxembourg prime…

In the news: 27-6-2019

These are just a collection of stories that I read today, no political leanings, no hidden agenda, just news. Contempt motion against journalist over Kriégel case A judge has granted leave to issue a contempt of court motion after a journalist allegedly named one of the boys convicted of Ana Kriégel’s murder twice on a…

The Health sector disaster

Health minister Simon Harris is facing mounting problems within the health sector as 37,000 nurses go on strike. Not only are nurses demanding a competitive wage, we learn that yet to be built children’s hospital costs are spiraling out of control. While the government is pushing back on the nurses’ demands, they are pushing forward…