'Whatever it takes" were the three famous words used by former ECB president Mario Draghi when he told investors what the ECB was prepared to do to save the euro at the height of the eurozone debt crisis in 2012.
Well she made it, but just about. Ursula von der Leyen was elected as the first ever female president of the European Commission on Tuesday night. She only made it by nine votes above the threshold, but nonetheless it was a historic moment, particularly for those who have been long campaigning for gender equality in politics.
I am responsible for the security of the State, our borders, our citizens and indeed all those living here. This is not an abstract responsibility. It is one that I take extremely seriously. My department and the Garda authorities work to safeguard that security on a daily basis.
Veronica Guerin changed Ireland. Before those shots rang out in Newlands Cross on a summer day in 1996, we knew we had gangs trading in drugs and destroying lives. But quite honestly, nobody was clear on how ruthless they would be when they felt under threat of being exposed.
One of the European Union's most notable achievements over the past 20 years has been to develop an extensive legal framework in the area of justice and home affairs. Among these is strong co-operation throughout the EU to enhance the security of its member states and the safety of all our citizens.
MANY politicians believe in the old adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity. I suspect that John Deasy is one of those. But John's comments last week about the leadership of Fine Gael came as a surprise to me and to many members, to say nothing of the voting public.
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