Bertie and the illegal dumper

Even Fianna Fáil can't explain the curious connections between the Taoiseach and Louis Moriarty, who has been convicted for illegal dumping. However, in 2002 Bertie refused assistance to him. By Frank Connolly

'Can't we all just say sorry?'

Ronan Pettit, the man who made lewd remarks about Martin Cullen and Monica Leech on RTÉ radio two years ago, tells Frank Connolly why he did it, and how he has no money to assist RTÉ in its defence of a libel action

New storm for Fahey

Emily O'Reilly, Ombudsman, is to commence a new investigation into the conduct of junior minister Frank Fahey, who is already struggling in a sea of controversy. By Frank Connolly

Blaneys divided

The family of the late Neil T Blaney is divided over the proposal to merge Independent Fianna Fáil with the main party. By Frank Connolly

ESB and Bantry landowners in power-line feud

The ESB has claimed it is losing €15,000 each day it is prevented from accessing land at Bantry in west Cork by a group of farmers protesting against the erection of a 38kv power line. The Bantry Concerned Action Group (BCAG), representing more than 20 landowners along the route of the proposed power line, have insisted it will continue its blockade until the ESB agrees to run the power line under the ground.


Millions of children left at risk

Over 340 million children under the age of six worldwide are left home alone while adult family members go to work. Almost one billion children under 15 live in the same situation.

Bertie castigates the PDs at FF meeting

Bertie Ahern rounded on some of his backbenchers at Tuesday's Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting for distracting from the internal squabble within the Progressive Democrats with their proposal for an independent policy committee.