Bailed-out Ireland is to contribute an additional €90 million to the European Union to help plug a shortfall in its 2013 budget. Ludicrous? Yes – but it’s hardly a blip on the radar of incongruity that is the EU’s funny money parade, writes Aaron McKenna.
EU leaders agreed to hold further discussions on agreeing a budget for the next seven years as well as plugging a shortfall in this year’s finances following negotiations, chaired by Ireland, in Brussels.
Bill Gates was right to highlight global poverty with Enda Kenny during his recent visit to Dublin – because Ireland is the country charged with brokering an agreement on overseas aid, writes Hans Zomer.
The new US President did not acknowledge the marches on his first full day in office, but crowds took to the streets of New York, Chicago, London, Dublin and elsewhere, with the main protest in Washington attracting hundreds of thousands of people.
At the protest in Boston, Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren told the crowd: “We can whimper. We can whine. Or we can fight back!”.
However, during the election Trump earned a higher percentage of the white female vote than Hillary Clinton did and, in an email to the New York Times, the national chairwoman of the College Republicans said that the “women’s march clearly doesn’t represent all women”.
So, what do you think? Do you support yesterday’s anti-Trump marches across the world?
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