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#Politics

# politics - Friday 28 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What were we expecting? For all IRA members to lay down their rifles and work a 9 to 5? Opinion

What were we expecting? For all IRA members to lay down their rifles and work a 9 to 5?

The political establishment hopes connecting Sinn Fein with IRA criminality will help spoil Gerry Adams and Co’s chances in the upcoming election, but they should be careful what they wish for, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Disappeared’ District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression Susan Hawk

‘Disappeared’ District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression

Her associates had said she was just on “summer break”.

# politics - Friday 21 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Who is Deez Nuts and why is he polling so well in the United States? Next President

Who is Deez Nuts and why is he polling so well in the United States?

It started off as a practical joke, but has since snowballed.

# politics - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

‘There was an active canvass then to remove John Evans’ – Ex Roscommon boss hits out

John Evans shines a light on the circumstances surrounding his departure.

From TheJournal.ie Getting women on the ticket is great, but having them win seats is what matters most Opinion

Getting women on the ticket is great, but having them win seats is what matters most

There are more women registered to run in the next election than in the entirety of the 2011 campaign, but winning seats is the barometer for success writes Suzanne Collins.

# politics - Friday 14 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls… Opinion

The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls…

The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.

# politics - Friday 7 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US politician ‘invented a fake gay affair to cover up his real straight affair’ Foolproof Plan

# politics - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Councillor leaves Renua just two months after joining Renu-turn

Councillor leaves Renua just two months after joining

James Charity says the party lacks policies in a number of areas.

# politics - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Independents top the latest poll with 31% support Red C Poll

Independents top the latest poll with 31% support

There was a drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in The Sunday Business Post Red C poll.

# politics - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe Lapgate

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe

“Rein her in there”.

# politics - Friday 17 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Bertie be forgiven? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Bertie be forgiven?

He’s been getting a lot of flak for his statement to the banking inquiry.

# politics - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is it time for some new faces in Irish politics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Is it time for some new faces in Irish politics?

It’s a very Irish thing to fear change, but would some new talent give the Dáil the kickstart it needs?

# politics - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil is more popular than Sinn Féin in a new opinion poll Poll Position

Fianna Fáil is more popular than Sinn Féin in a new opinion poll

For the first time in over a year, the Soldiers of Destiny are above 20% support.

# politics - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Male, pale and stale – why gender quotas are not enough to change that’ Opinion

‘Male, pale and stale – why gender quotas are not enough to change that’

Ever heard of the 5 Cs of women in politics? Kathryn Reilly has – and they are massive hurdles.

# politics - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Averil did us an amazing disservice and I feel like her inconvenient truth’ Inside Politics

‘Averil did us an amazing disservice and I feel like her inconvenient truth’

Dublin councillor Paul McAuliffe on why his emotions went from disappointment to deflation and then finally to anger on Monday.

# politics - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Whatever about What Averil Did Next, what about the future of the Soldiers of Destiny? Opinion

Whatever about What Averil Did Next, what about the future of the Soldiers of Destiny?

How will the party cope with the sudden loss of Averil Power – aka 50% of its female parliamentarians?

# politics - Sunday 24 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election CK15

Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election

Bobby Aylward was elected early this morning.

# politics - Saturday 23 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about these historic handshakes? Quiz
From TheJournal.ie What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland Opinion

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland

Ireland’s decision to become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage via a popular referendum shows just how much it has changed in recent years.

# politics - Friday 8 May, 2015

2002 All-Ireland winner loses out in bid to become MP in Northern Ireland elections

SDLP candidate Justin McNulty lost out in Newry & Armagh.

# politics - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Can politicians harness the power of the water movement? Coverging

Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?

They’re giving it a try.

# politics - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish politicians won’t be clamping down on alcohol abuse… Hands Off Our Booze

Irish politicians won’t be clamping down on alcohol abuse…

… because they think the public doesn’t want them to, according to new research.

# politics - Monday 20 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Ed Miliband had the most Dad response to finding out what YOLO meant YOLO

Ed Miliband had the most Dad response to finding out what YOLO meant

“That is a good philosophy for politics!”

# politics - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance? Opinion

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?

In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?

# politics - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages Opinion

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages

While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Monday 13 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff? Same Old Story

Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?

Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.

From The Daily Edge 13 of the most mortifying photo ops in the history of Irish politics Play It Cool

13 of the most mortifying photo ops in the history of Irish politics

“This activity should play well with the young folk.”

# politics - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sam wants to be Ireland’s first transgender election candidate Future Voices

Sam wants to be Ireland’s first transgender election candidate

A new initiative hopes to get more young people from diverse backgrounds running for office.

# politics - Monday 6 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of ‘kite-flying’ and ‘buying back votes’ General Election

Government accused of ‘kite-flying’ and ‘buying back votes’

Are government placing ‘good news’ stories in time for an election?

# politics - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Good news for Labour, they’re more popular than they were two months ago Opinion Polls

Good news for Labour, they’re more popular than they were two months ago

They’re still not very popular though.

# politics - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage singled out foreign-born HIV sufferers in a TV debate and Twitter lost it He Went There

Nigel Farage singled out foreign-born HIV sufferers in a TV debate and Twitter lost it

The UKIP leader was giving out about ”heath tourism’.

# politics - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics?

Or are they the best people for the job?

# politics - Friday 13 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Could this have been Plan B for Lucinda’s new party name? Rebooty Ireland

# politics - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland’s peace is Ireland’s peace, we’ve all benefited and all of us must make sure we keep it Opinion

Northern Ireland’s peace is Ireland’s peace, we’ve all benefited and all of us must make sure we keep it

As the South approaches the next election pressure needs to be placed upon politicians to re-engage with the peace process.

# politics - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine Abuse This post contains videos

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

# politics - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge “Believe in something!” – Here’s why everyone’s talking about Michael Sheen’s stirring speech Get Out

# politics - Monday 2 March, 2015

Better call Sol? Ex-Arsenal defender set for career change Politics This post contains videos

Better call Sol? Ex-Arsenal defender set for career change

The no-nonsense defender has hinted at a move into politics as a Conservative candidate.

# politics - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Australian man calmly quotes Taylor Swift in senate debate Blank Face

Australian man calmly quotes Taylor Swift in senate debate

Well, this is the most random Shake It Off reference you will ever hear.

# politics - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: Which rugby player is Michael Noonan most like? Test your knowledge of the week… Political Animals

QUIZ: Which rugby player is Michael Noonan most like? Test your knowledge of the week…

In which the finance minister sported a black eye and James Reilly was threatened with being sued…

# politics - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box” – Paul Murphy Jobstown

“The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box” – Paul Murphy

Murphy said that Jobstown was a “messy” protest.

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