Following his election as Leader of the Fine Gael Party at the start of June, Leo Varadkar has been voted in as the youngest taoiseach (prime minister) in Irish history, taking charge of the country at one of the most turbulent times in recent political history.
Never has the Conservative Party been more confident about winning a general election. Theresa May’s popularity ratings have broken all records; her aim in this campaign is not just to defeat the Labour party but to destroy it.
Tim Farron has set his sights upon hoovering up the youth vote with the publication of the Lib Dems’ manifesto.
The headline announcements from Labour’s manifesto launch have come as little surprise given last week’s leak.
Sunday May 7, 2017 was unprecedented in the history of France’s 5th Republic. France went to the polls and selected a President who, for the first time, did not come from the traditional parties of government.
There have probably been plenty of occasions over the last six months when Enda Kenny questioned his decision to rule himself out of leading Fine Gael into the next General Election.
On March 21, 2017, the European Commission launched its Public Consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). The consultation, focussing on the powers, governance, structure and funding of the ESAs, is very timely considering the institutional and political developments within the EU and internationally.
International trade expert Stuart Harbinson examines the impact Brexit will have on the agri-food sector between the UK and Ireland. Key issues addressed include regulatory hurdles, the implications of a ‘Hard Brexit’ scenario, and the complex process the UK faces in disentangling itself from the EU’s Tariff Rate Quotas.
The European Commission has published its long awaited Action Plan on Retail Financial Services. The paper sets out 12 policy actions that the Commission is tackling over the next two years in the area of retail financial services, with the objective of increasing transparency in cross-border relations, removing regulatory obstacles for businesses and enhancing digital innovation.