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# consensus - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill

An Independent Alliance source said the members have the same thoughts on the Bill as they did on Mick Wallace’s legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities.

# consensus - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

# consensus - Sunday 8 September, 2013

The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on

Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil, and Sinn Féin will all be calling for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish a Court of Appeal but their campaigns are expected to be low-key.

# consensus - Friday 15 March, 2013

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Prince William and Prince Harry had an Irish cousin

The discovery was made by researchers looking at the Morpeth Roll, a fascinating and rare snapshot of pre-famine Ireland.

# consensus - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Rehn repeats mantra that Ireland will lose low tax

The European Commissioner repeats his assertion that Ireland will simply have to raise tax rates in order to survive.

# consensus - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Cowen describes opposition talks as "constructive, civilised discussion"

Taoiseach says discussions and Department of Finance briefings have laid groundwork for a “constructive debate” on the economy in the Dáil next week.

Dáil leaders meet to try to find consensus over budget plan

Common ground on approaches to combating crisis in public finances will help Ireland’s image with investors, says Cowen.

# consensus - Monday 18 October, 2010

Opposition react to public finance shortfall

Politicians were briefed by the Department of Finance today about the state of the nation’s coffers.

# consensus - Sunday 17 October, 2010

Fine Gael supports government’s four year economic plan

Cowen says he’s approaching the party talks with an open mind, and Bruton says Fine Gael wants a full Dáil debate before agreeing to any economic measures.

# consensus - Saturday 16 October, 2010

SINN FÉIN HAS criticised the government for not inviting them to the consensus talks on the budget- which already include both government parties, Fine Gael and Labour. Party vice-president Mary-Lou McDonald said that “there are no major differences between these three parties” and branded the consensus talks a “sham”.

# consensus - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Cowen writes to opposition seeking budget consensus

This is not a time for business as usual – either in politics or in the economy, says the Taoiseach.

# consensus - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Is John Gormley's plan crashing and burning?

The only consensus from the opposition appears to be agreement that the Green Party leader’s initiative isn’t going to work.