However, the history of Ireland is replete with times and periods when very real domestic threats of terrorism existed. Frequently, the Four Courts was the scene of forensic points of conflict between the State and an irregular armed power.
An executive failure (whether in the executive proper or in the administration of the Courts) is all the less forgivable when a good workable proposal is advanced by the Commission and then ignored.
It has been the practice of art galleries in Ireland to keep the very identity of purchasers secret from the artists who the gallery “represents”.
Ireland has previously cast a veto (in the EU Council of Ministers) and it was denied that it had that effect.
Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister is on record as saying that France will use the presidency of the Council of Ministers in the EU to, effectively, change Irelandâs low corporate tax rate. The Irish Government says this cannot happen: Ireland has a veto and will use it, therefore the Irish position is safe. Mr. Barroso has made placatory noises on the same issue. (In fact he has started the process of undermining the Irish “veto”). What is the reality? […]