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Maureen Haughey, stoic wife of Charlie, leaves €9m fortune

Maureen Haughey, wife of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey, has left more than €9m in her will, according to papers lodged in the Probate Office in Dublin last week. Mrs Haughey, the daughter of another former Taoiseach, Sean Lemass, lived most of her married life in the Gandon-designed mansion Abbeville in Kinsealy, near Malahide in […]

'We'll hold referendum to curb compo payouts'

The Government will hold a referendum to override judges’ discretion in the awarding of compensation claims if they do not drastically reduce whiplash and soft injuries damages in less than two years. Days after it was revealed the average whiplash claim in this country is €20,000, the Junior Minister for financial services and insurance, Michael […]

Trump Trade Adviser Warns That There Will Be No Quick Deal With China

WASHINGTON — Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, lashed out at Beijing just ahead of a meeting between President Trump and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, predicting that Mr. Trump would have the “courage” to reject a bad trade deal with China. Mr. Navarro, a blunt populist who has long held unsparing views about […]

Answering Your Midterm Questions

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. We warned you 2020 wasn’t far off: Before the race to replace him has even been called, Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona senator, told Politico today that a Republican needs to challenge President Trump in the next […]

Democratic lawyer enters Florida recount fight with string of wins

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Attorney Marc Elias thinks imperiled Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson can win a recount, similar to his prediction a decade ago in another tight Senate contest. History proved Elias’ prediction almost exactly right, down to the number of votes involved when comedian Al Franken won his Senate seat, recalls Jay […]

Winnipeg, Regina mayors trade barbs as pair make bright bet on Sunday’s CFL game

Winnipeg’s mayor is all-in on the Blue Bombers. Brian Bowman has made a gentleman’s agreement with Regina mayor Michael Fougere on the results of Sunday’s semi-final matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. If the Bombers win, Regina’s Mosaic Stadium will be lit up in blue and gold. If the Riders win, the “Winnipeg” sign at the […]

Rookie councillor Kevin Klein nominated for Police Board chair

Mayor Brian Bowman has nominated one of his newest councillors for the role of Winnipeg Police Board chair. Kevin Klein, who was elected Oct. 24 to represent the Charleswood-Tuxedo riding, is Bowman’s choice to replace outgoing chair David Asper, whose term expires at the end of December. Prior to starting in the role, Klein will […]

Justice Ginsburg Leaves Hospital After Treatment for Broken Ribs

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Friday after treatment for three broken ribs sustained in a fall at her office Wednesday evening. “She is doing well and plans to work from home today,” said Kathleen Arberg, a spokeswoman for the court. If history is any guide, Justice Ginsburg will be on […]

Norway halts arms export licences to Saudi Arabia amid rising political tensions

OSLO — Norway announced on Friday that it was suspending new licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia following recent developments in the Gulf kingdom and the situation in Yemen. A foreign ministry spokesman declined to say whether the decision was partly motivated by the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate […]

How Did the Democrats Do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump Country?

They were the states that broke Democratic hearts the last time — and the ones where any political comeback would have to begin. So how did the Democrats do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump country? They won. They also lost. And both experiences are instructive for the party’s future. This year, The New York Times […]