Finian Mcgrath

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John Halligan: “There was no direction given but just gave us some advice. We are all in agreement that we should not travel.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed he will not pursue a planned trip to North Korea. Mr Halligan met with the Department of Foreign Affai(...)

Everyday life in Government has proved difficult at times for the Independent Alliance and the past week, particularly the suggestion of a peace mission to North Korea, damaged and exposed the dividing line in the group. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There have been rows about constituency projects and controversial policy positions, but the past week has done the most damage to the Independent Al(...)

The plan by three Independent Alliance ministers, including John Halligan, to embark on a ’peace mission’ to North Korea confirms the view that they have a fundamentally frivolous approach to high office. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The involvement of three Independent Alliance Ministers in the ludicrous North Korean escapade has exposed the vulnerability of the Fine Gael-led mino(...)

 Minister For Transport Shane Ross:  “It was just an idea.”  Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The mooted peace mission by some members of the Independent Alliance to North Korea has been definitively cancelled by Minister for Transport Shane Ro(...)

Three members of the Independent Alliance will not proceed with their controversial planned trip to North Korea, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has(...)

You would think – or hope – that our political leaders, the public representatives who make many of the decisions affecting our lives, would have at l(...)

Kevin “Boxer” Moran said he had been embarrassed by the proposed peace trip to North Korea by some of the Independent Alliance’s  members. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Independent Alliance group of five TDs, which forms part of the Government side in the Dáil, has been thrown into its most serious crisis yet over(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:  desire by Finian McGrath, Shane Ross and John Halligan to attempt intervention in the most dangerous crisis currently facing the planet is a mystery. Photograph:   AFP/KCNA via KNS/STR

The proposed mission to North Korea by the three Independent Alliance Ministers may be an absurd and amusing diversion from day-to-day politics but, a(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: greeted large group of constituents from the Men’s Shed in Ballinteer in the visitors’ bar in Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“A rolling moan gathers no Ross.” It’s a well known proverb in the transport world. Roughly translated, it means that there is no point in bothering(...)

Families  have condemned the judge’s report as ‘rude and aggressive’ and ‘a shambles’. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families of some of the 48 people who died in the Stardust nightclub fire have rejected a report recommending that there should be no new inquiry into(...)

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