Sunday 20 January 2019

Election Breifs: Public supports five-way debate

SUPPORT is growing among the public for Enda Kenny's proposal for a five-way debate.

The Fine Gael leader was heavily criticised for refusing to agree to a debate with just Labour leader Eamon Gilmore and FF leader Micheal Martin.

But a poll out today shows that 69pc of voters believe the televised showdown should also include Sinn Fein and the Green Party.

Rural town ban on poll posters

A RURAL town in Cork has warned candidates who put up posters that they will suffer in the ballot box.

Residents of Passage West say don't want to spend the next three weeks staring at Enda, Micheal and Eamon and have banned posters in the town.

SF's Doherty 'talks up' CV

SINN Fein's Pearse Doherty was today accused of engineering an upgrade to his CV.

The Donegal man claims on his website that he is a "civil engineer by profession" -- but admitted that he doesn't actually have a full degree in civil engineering because he left college after two years. Officially he is a civil engineer technician.

Tax take up but e483m in red

TAX revenues continued their upward trend in January but the country remains €483m in the red.

According to the Department of Finance it collected €3.1bn in tax last month -- 1.9pc more than January of last year.

Disappointing income tax returns were offset by better than expected VAT, corporation tax and excise duties.

O Cuiv hits out at Green leak

STAND-IN Environment Minister Eamon O Cuiv has criticised his predecessor for leaking details of a report into the Poolbeg incinerator this week.

Mr O Cuiv said the Green Party leader John Gormley's actions were "very regrettable".

Just eight days after stepping down as Minister, Mr Gormley called on O Cuiv to publish the document in full.

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