John Carroll

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 Truck drivers Pedro Ferreira and John Carroll at Rosslare Europort for the first departure of the DFDS service from  Rosslare Europort to Dunkirk. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A new ferry service direct from Rosslare to Dunkirk set sail for the first time on Saturday afternoon. For Pedro Ferreira it was a relief. Having en(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

Appointment of John Carroll (above) as Fine Gael general secretary will strengthen Leo Varadkar’s hold on the party.

John Carroll, one of the closest advisers to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, has been appointed as the next general secretary of Fine Gael, the party has said.(...)

The Irish Bridge Union’s and the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland’s simultaneous pairs competitions have been scheduled for their usual dates in November and February respectively

The Northern Ireland Bridge Union’s pairs competitions for intermediate A, intermediate B and novice grades to commemorate the late Ciara Burns, Irel(...)

Green Party TDs Ossian Smyth and Catherine Martin, and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Slowly, at times almost imperceptibly, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party negotiators are crawling towards a government, conscious that public and(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (right) and TD Thomas Byrne after a meeting with Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cate McCurry/ PA Wire

Fianna Fáil has sought to increase pressure on Fine Gael to formally open coalition talks by saying it stands ready to begin detailed negotiations wit(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: favours election next May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Senior Government staff have been told by one of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s inner circle that there will be no general election until May 2020. John Ca(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said every politician is lobbied in various forms nearly every day. Photograph: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims of inappropriate behaviour following a meeting between one of his advisors and a former government press se(...)

An impression of Salesforce Tower located   to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s Docklands headquarters

US multinational tech company Salesforce has engaged in a major lobbying effort for a controversial plan to add extra storeys to its new Docklands hea(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

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