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The Coalition is exposed as gambling on tax windfalls

Is the Coalition cooking the books? I asked the woman from the Revenue mischievously.

Cook arrives bearing gifts, but his visit stirs echoes

‘Young people of Ireland, I love you,” declared Pope John Paul to the youth of Ireland back in 1979 during a mass at Galway race course. Ireland’s youth reciprocated. They loved their pontiff.

Burglar Ben rubs his hands as business is set to boom

Ben the Burglar sat back to watch RTE’s Six One news last Monday evening. He was feeling a bit depressed. All day he had been hearing that Minister for Justice Frances FitzGerald was launching a package to put a stop to his gallop.

Ragtag fantasy politburo still has every right to dream

I have a confession to make. I have spent decades in politics. I got a bad degree in history and politics. I specialised in the Russian Revolution. I have read the works of Karl Marx. And yet I haven’t a clue about the difference between a Marxist, a Stalinist or a Trot.

Fingers’ legal shield shows why inquiry is a silent farce

Michael Fingleton was in top form when he entered the Banking Inquiry at 9.30am on Wednesday. Positively pukka. He paused, smiled to the cameras and strode confidently into Leinster House. He did not quite dance a jig, but he looked like a man arriving for a board meeting of compliant Irish Nationwide directors rather than a banker about to meet his Waterloo.

 

Enda’s budget may very well be Shanghaied by China crisis

Last Tuesday, I eavesdropped on a group of TDs sipping coffee in Leinster House. As usual, the date of the election loomed large. But the talk was not the usual gossip about local politics. No mention was made of the man from Mayo. Even Micheal Martin and Gerry Adams were ignored. The latest opinion polls never featured. Instead, they spoke of Shanghai, not Shankill, of China, not Churchtown. The TDs had been spooked by the overnight stock markets. Seeing, as they do, everything in terms of their electoral fortunes, they spotted the danger. Monday’s global stock market collapses had a direct bearing on the Irish economy, the election and, most importantly, the timing of their date with destiny.

 

It’s high time that dinosaur known as Ibec became extinct

In prehistoric days, the dinosaurs were dangerous. Today’s dinosaurs are confined to museums or to the odd guest appearance in Scotland’s Loch Ness. Or to the stage.

 

Judges aren’t rotten, the appointment system is

There was a shock hook against the head in the Supreme Court 10 days ago. Normally, official Ireland might have expected the beaks on the bench to close ranks. On July 31 they confounded convention.

 

Enda’s Banking Inquiry lap of honour turns into ambush

The Banking Inquiry script has gone horribly wrong. And last Thursday it hit rock bottom.

How Bertie hammered a nail into the Inquiry’s coffin

It was box office day at the Banking Inquiry. The biggest fish of all was on the menu. Members of the Inquiry were visibly excited. A few of the TDs had crossed swords with the star witness a few years ago. A good “performance” against Bertie was essential if they were to earn their party stripes. Yet as the Inquiry does not allow bias, they were, strictly speaking, neutral participants in pursuit of the truth. So on Thursday they all left their political baggage at the door of the dungeon. And if you believe that, you believe anything.