THE SEANAD HAS PASSED the second stage of the Finance Bill, 28:21. The Seanad will meet again in the morning at 10.30am for further discussion on amendments to the Bill, before it passes back to the Dáil. The Dáil is due to convene tomorrow evening at 8pm, when it will take any recommendations generated in the Seanad. This morning, Taoiseach Brian Cowen confirmed that the Dáil will meet again on Tuesday before he goes to the Áras to seek its dissolution and confirm the general election date.
# economy - Saturday 2 March, 2013
Rory McIlroy’s toothache is just the latest in a long line.
# economy - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
Calling all chocolate affecionados: do you really know your Quality Streets from your Roses? Only one way to find out…
# economy - Monday 19 December, 2011
Get the lowdown on North Korea’s leader, from the quest for the perfect pizza to giant rabbits…
# economy - Sunday 30 January, 2011
Stick a pot of coffee on and put your feet up. Here’s some gems you may have missed this week.
# economy - Saturday 29 January, 2011
Opinion polls in two of tomorrow’s newspapers show Fine Gael with a healthy lead – but Micheál Martin’s the most popular leader.
The end of the Civil War? If Fine Gael pledge to enact the Four Year Plan, Fianna Fáil would return the Tallaght Strategy.
An army unit secured the Egyptian Museum in Central Cairo, but not before two mummies are ruined, reports say.
Trisha Eisel, from Tullamore, bought her lottery ticket after her flight home for Christmas was cancelled by snow.
The monk is the first person to be charged under Bhutan’s anti-smoking legislation.
Half of men would forgive a girlfriend for cheating with another woman – and are more than twice as forgiving as women.
Cheltenham’s card has just survived an inspection and there’ll be plenty to glean from today’s action ahead of the March festival.
It’s trophies not cash that motivate El Nino, writes Paul Ring.
The Finance Bill will finish its passage through the Seanad today, allowing dozens of on-hold TDs to take Saturday night off.
Muhammad Hosni Mubarak sacks his government and promises economic and political reforms, as protests continue.
A 29-year-old woman dies in a fire in her apartment on Grenville St, while a 93-year-old is injured after a Donnybrook blaze.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Egypt’s under-fire president sacks his cabinet, woman dies in Dublin house fire, and why men are more likely to forgive cheating women…
Brian Kirk is locked in an Octagon and he’s not coming out until we get answers on the latest UFC action.
Strike a pose. Here’s how the last seven days developed.
# economy - Friday 28 January, 2011
South African fears for Mandela’s health eased when news broke the 92-year-old had been released from hospital and was “well”.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny says he didn’t travel to Brussels to negotiate, but did not indicate if Barroso had suggested rengotiation was on the table.
Humanitarian aid agency says the already-volatile situation in eastern DRC has deteriorated further, as new reports of mass rape emerge.
Demonstrators target police vehicles and state offices as they defy curfew and stay on the streets of Cairo.
The week that was, in pictures.
Irish student who was seriously assaulted in a late-night attack in Chicago last year has contracted a superbug after undergoing brain surgery.
Brazilian man stabbed his flatmate to death at their home in Co Offaly in 2009.
Reds get their man at last as Ajax accept latest offer.
Meanwhile, he allegedly live in the house upstairs with another woman. Police found his wife naked and locked in filthy basement after anonymous tip-off.
Bertie’s in Fagan’s buying a round for the lads. Ivor’s heading for West Cork with a bit of Springsteen on the stereo. Enda and Noonan are on the town in Brussels. Here’s how to never work again.
A major backlog of X-ray delays in the Northern Irish health system meant at least there two late diagnoses of cancer.
Office of the Revenue Commissioners says laptops are encrypted, but it will investigate what kind of information was stored on them and how secure it is.
Warren Coakley says you shouldn’t underestimate the power of Facebook, after someone who saw a status update about the theft located the stolen vehicle.
Four Irish riders are set for another year in the peloton with Sean Kelly’s An Post team.
Micheal Martin dismisses Bertie’s “obsession” with National Stadium as Fianna Fail says Ahern interview is “irrelevant” to the future of the party in Election 2011.
Steven O’Rourke takes a look at the biggest shocks in Super Bowl history.
The ‘Tourism Opportunity’ confederation launches a report promising jobs if we change how we market Ireland.
Ospreys physio is not optimistic of winger facing France a week after trip to Italy.
The controversial Senator retires in the same way he lived: annoying pretty much everyone else in Seanad Éireann.
Bertie Ahern says he regrets not securing a National Stadium in his tenure. Do you think we should have built one?