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Additional students from Saudi Arabia tipped to boost Irish business and jobs

A plan to draw further students from Saudi Arabia to add to those attending third level colleges in Ireland, including the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, is likely to boost local economies and lead to investment in Irish business in the long-term, according to a government minister.

Politicians should use summer break to become more interesting

As politicians settle into the long summer recess a Government Minister has given them something to chew over after describing Dáil performances as “boring”.

Westport priest’s Traveller report launched

An official report on the prejudices of Irish people towards Travellers written by Westport author and priest, Fr Michael McGreil was launched by a Government Minister this week.

Praise for ‘breathtaking’ new Ballycroy centre

Government Minister John Gormley has extended warm congratulations to the people of Ballycroy and surrounding areas for their co-operation in bringing the new visitor centre to completion.

Irish politics is a bit like The Sopranos

Over the past fortnight, Irish politics has resembled the final episodes of that classic crime drama The Sopranos. As that series rumbled to a climax, all it took was one stray bullet to set into train a series of events that saw one character after another take a hit.

Another fairy story

While walking down the street one day, a Government Minister we'll just call ‘Himself’, is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St Peter at the entrance. Welcome to Heaven, says Peter. Before we let you in I must explain that there appears to be a little problem. We seldom see any member of your party much less a minister around these parts, so we're not sure what to do with you.

Fine Gael TD barred from meeting with Defence Minister – Bannon

Deputy for Longford/Westmeath James Bannon has said that democracy was ill served on Wednesday by Fianna Fail Defence Minister, Willie O’Dea, who along with Fianna Fail Deputy Peter Kelly refused to allow the Fine Gael Deputy on the area to attend this important meeting for the future of Connolly Barracks, Co Longford.

It’s all to play for but FF are worried

Insider has decided to issue a half-term report on the performance of the players in the political game and what the likely results would be in the event of an early election.

Ó Cuív commended by McGuinness for his commitment to rural Ireland

Rural Ireland is benefiting from the fact that Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív TD has been given his own budget, according to the Fine Gael whip on Mayo County Council.

Government should be consigned to the scrap heap – Phelan

The Government missed yet another golden opportunity to protect jobs under threat in our economy or encourage entrepreneurs to take risks, Fine Gael Senator, John Paul Phelan, has said.


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