The Greens and power…..
Talks between the Greens and Fianna Fail are proceeding along amiably enough – but the real crunch issues have, as always, been left to the last for resolution: that is, of course, if they can be resolved. (more…)
Somebody would really need to tell the Greens to be quiet for the next 48 hours until they get a better handle on how serious Fianna Fail is about trying to do a deal with the Progressive Democrats and the Independents. (more…)
Fianna Fail has had a pretty dreadful day, following difficulties with the party’s proposal on hospitals and, later, a pretty awful performance by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on tonight’s RTE Six One News, which is well worth watching on the web for those who missed it live. (more…)
Fianna Fail today in Treasury Buildings were keen to maintain a sober display on foot of the latest Irish Times poll, as they privately expressed some doubt that the 41% first preference figure is correct. Instead, they believe it stands at, or around 39%. (more…)
Today’s historic agreement marks a new beginning for all in Northern Ireland, on the island of Ireland and all on these islands. It’s a day we should treasure, a day when agreement and accommodation take the place of difference and division. Today is about the promise of a bright future; a day when a line is drawn under the bloody past. (more…)