Mick Bailey

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 Pearse Doherty: he  said the budget  failed to ease the pressure on workers and families

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the budget failed to ease the pressure on workers and families. Instead, he said, the budget favoured(...)

Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

Racegoers react during the 2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Nama who? Troika? What troika? It was like Cheltenham scooped up to 59,209-strong crowd at Prestbury Park and transported us all back to 2007. Like w(...)

Some game: the All-Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jesus, Mary and Holy Saint Joseph. But that was some game. Dublin and Mayo left us reeling. In bits. The entire place was in bits after it. Not ju(...)

File photograph of Mr Ray Burke arriving at the Flood Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Developer Michael Bailey has called for an independent investigation of the planning tribunal after it was forced to drop findings it made against hi(...)