Monday, August 20, 2018
Brazilian Workers’ Party names jailed leader as presidential nominee Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was jailed on corruption charges in March. A man wears a mask depicting the Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a Workers’ Party national...
North Korea hits back at US over sanctions enforcement Washington’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had met his counterpart from Pyongyang in person at a summit in Singapore. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greets North Korea’s foreign minister Ri...
Zimbabwe election result fails to banish old Mugabe demons Emmerson Mnangagwa. Photo: AP Zimbabwe's election was meant to be a moment of national transformation: a textbook exercise in tolerance and democracy to banish the demons of Robert Mugabe's brutal misrule. But a...

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Varadkar family has a history of facing down British Empire New book reveals how Taoiseach's two uncles were jailed during India's fight for independence, writes Philip Ryan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Steve Humphreys The Indian Independence Act was officially signed into law...
Brendan O'Connor: An Taoiseach, mindfulness and the Politics of 'Likes' Leo Varadkar prefers new media to old media, but he should remember that he who lives by social media, dies by social media, says Brendan O'Connor LIKE IT, OR LUMP IT:...
Trump back on the stump The US president is rallying party support on the campaign trail ahead of vital midterms, writes Ben Riley-Smith in Washington RISKS: Donald Trump. Photo: AP Squint and it could be 2016. Donald Trump on a campaign stage,...
Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk - Dystopian satire with a stark warning for US Fiction: Adjustment Day, Chuck Palahniuk, Jonathan Cape, hardback, 336 pages, €18 Stranger than fiction: Chuck Palahniuk's life has had several twists and turnsFight ClubAdjustment Day by Chuck...
16 Labour councillors back Brendan Howlin's leadership after quartet call for him to step down Brendan Howlin. Photo: INM A group of 16 Labour Party councillors have issued a statement in support of Brendan Howlin’s leadership The statement follows calls from four...
Maurice Fitzpatrick: Why SF must stop attempting to rewrite recent Irish history Sinn Fein should take the lead in espousing a more transparent approach to dealing with the past, writes Maurice Fitzpatrick NON-VIOLENT STRATEGY: The objective of the dialogue between John...
Duffy's circus: The power couple with eyes on the prize With their considerable communications ­savvy, Dragons' Den star Gavin Duffy and his wife Orlaith Carmody are sure to ­deliver a slick ­campaign to dethrone ­President Michael D ­Higgins. John Meagher...

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