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# Consensus

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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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opposition react to public finance shortfall
Politicians were briefed by the Department of Finance today about the state of the nation’s coffers.
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.
Sinn Féin critical of exclusion from consensus talks
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.
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.