Crumlin report expected to oppose Mater site

Minister for Health Mary Harney is to meet with representatives of Crumlin hospital to discuss a report into the proposed site for a new national paediatric hospital at the Mater in Dublin. The report is expected to raise serious questions about the suitability of the site. By Frank Connolly

The buying of Election 2007

Fianna Fáil is set to spend €10m on election 2007, with Fine Gael spending less than half that. More than ever, money rules politics. By Frank Connolly, Emma Browne and Justine McCarthy

Soldiers of destiny baffled by bad ratings

At the parliamentary party conference in Westport, the Fianna Fáil leadership was unable to explain the government's low ratings, and there was nervousness among backbenchers about the damage being done by Mary Harney to the party's re-election chances. Eoin Ó Murchú reports

'We will go before the people on the basis of our record in delivering the strongest economy in Europe."

The pursuit of Beverley

RTÉ broadcast a false report about Beverley Flynn on 19 June 1998. Nevertheless, she lost a libel action taken against the station and is now on the verge of being declared bankrupt because RTÉ is pursuing her for its legal costs in the case.

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

Arms to Israel came through Shannon

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Unauthorised Israeli air force plans have come through Shannon and aircraft carrying munitions for Israel have also gone through the airport. By Colin Murphy

IIlicit payments

Allegations that Bertie Ahern received illicit payments in relation to the controversial Quarryvale development in west Dublin between 1989 and 1992 will almost certainly not be examined at public hearings of the Mahon tribunal before next year's general election.