In recent days, Kilkenny Young Fine Gael have called on Fine Gael leader and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to resign as leader of the party amid a cycle of poor poll ratings as well as the ongoing criminal investigation into his actions.
Politics and International Relations
Following Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed’s catastrophic and failed assault on the northern province of Tigray, rebels have not only pushed back government forces from their homeland, but are now threatening the capital city of Addis Ababa. This has prompted the Prime Minister to impose a nationwide state of emergency as well as calls for a ceasefire by African and western leaders.
On Wednesday, the 27th of October, Turkey was given the green light to join several EU schemes, while the UK is still waiting to join such schemes following its withdrawal from the EU.
At the latest G20 summit in Rome, world leaders have declared their support for the 15% global minimum corporate tax rate. This rate sets a minimum rate of corporation tax which countries worldwide must abide by.
On Saturday, Sinn Féin members voted to end its long-associated opposition to the Special Criminal Court in its Ard Fheis. According to The Irish Times, the party voted on a ‘motion recommending the change’ and was passed by party officials at the Ard Fheis.
In recent days, Direct Provision resident Nadim Hussain has ended his hunger strike, which lasted for a total of 9 days.