The full incorporation of the Defence Forces into foreign military alliances has come a step closer with the announcement that Irish troops are to participate in “warfare training” as part of the EU Nordic Battlegroup set-up. Troops based at Collins Barrack’s in Cork are to travel to Sweden next October
Fianna Fail cronyism in the Dublin Docklands will cost the state billions, Malachy Steenson reports A report into the cronyism that blighted the work of the Dublin Dockland Development Authority is being withheld from the public by Green leader John Gormley in an attempt to cover up for widespread Fianna
Communities across the Country are preparing to meet the government head- on over plans to introduce water charges. Families hard-hit by the recession will face new charges that could soar to over €1000 according to campaigners, who say people can’t and won’t pay this double-tax.
Ten years ago an elderly Dublin man was admitted to St James’ Hospital. His family had shared a nightly care roster, but he was now very unsteady on his feet and his sight was deteriorating.