The first round of the French regional elections which took place on Sunday didn’t go as well as expected for the National Rally (RN), a party which has been led by Marine Le Pen, the 2022 Presidential hopeful. The elections were considered to be a test before next year’s presidential elections which will be crucial not only for the future of France but also for the future of the European Union.
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson will succeed Edwin Poots as DUP leader this afternoon. He was the only candidate to put himself forward to become the DUP leader as nominations for the position of the leadership, closed at noon on Tuesday.
Last week, reports emerged of a new policing powers bill being published by the Minister of Justice which showed that offenders could be imprisoned for a maximum sentence of five years and fined up to €30,000 for refusing to provide gardaí with their phone or computer passwords when demanded.
When the great music Journalist Griel Marcus of Rolling Stone reviewed Bob Dylan’s tenth studio album, “Self-Portrait”, in the spring of 1970, he bluntly began his review with the now famous line so often associated with the album, “what is this shit?” Griel Marcus by all accounts spoke for the generation that kept such high expectations of Dylan especially after records like “John Wesley Harding” and “Nashville Skyeline”.
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Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne has acquired over 17 years of experience in Irish politics. She has worked with Eamon Ryan since 2004 during his first term as an elected TD for the Green Party.