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#Politics

# politics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour' Labour Pains

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

From TheJournal.ie Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign

Sanders had $6 million left in the bank at the start of the month.

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# politics - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench Fresh Faces

Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench

It’s no longer all male – and there are some new faces.

From TheJournal.ie President Trump? Here's how it could happen Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# politics - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Who's who in the Irish political version of Game of Thrones? Leinster House Lannister

Who's who in the Irish political version of Game of Thrones?

From Westeros to West Kerry.

# politics - Saturday 7 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes Assembly Election

Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) still hold the most seats, having finished the day on 38.

# politics - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support Getting There

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow We Go Again

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

From TheJournal.ie After a dirty, personal race London elects a new mayor today In Foggy London Town

After a dirty, personal race London elects a new mayor today

The race for the mayoralty has been marked by negative campaigning between two very different candidates.

# politics - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie With a 'heavy heart', Ted Cruz ends his US presidential campaign He's Out

With a 'heavy heart', Ted Cruz ends his US presidential campaign

“We gave it everything we’ve got,” he told supporters.

# politics - Monday 2 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week Route 66

Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the prospect of reaching a deal this week “would be pushing it”.

# politics - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ wants Seán Gallagher's e-mails to defend itself against his 'tweetgate' lawsuit The Frontline

RTÉ wants Seán Gallagher's e-mails to defend itself against his 'tweetgate' lawsuit

Gallagher claims the 2011 Frontline debate was unfair.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal?

It looks like there won’t be another election in the near future. Are you happy?

# politics - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments Total Mayor

Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments

He was also suspended from the Labour Party today.

# politics - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills? The Unanswerable Question

Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills?

It remains unclear whether billpayers will be refunded or non-billpayers will be pursued.

# politics - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.

# politics - Monday 18 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government?

Talks between the country’s two largest parties will resume later today.

# politics - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie No to Enda, no to Micheál: Dáil fails to elect Taoiseach for a third time Third Time Unlucky

No to Enda, no to Micheál: Dáil fails to elect Taoiseach for a third time

Kenny lost out by 52 votes to 77. Martin lost out by 43 to 91.

# politics - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us" No White Smoke

The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us"

The independent TDs have wish-lists on issues such as health and housing – and they’re standing firm on them.

# politics - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room No White Smoke

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.

From TheJournal.ie Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government? Get It Together

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?

The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.

# politics - Friday 8 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues Let's Be Civil

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues

Amid second election speculation, Leo Varadkar says ‘this couldn’t go on six more weeks’.

# politics - Sunday 3 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Heard a dodgy claim? Send it to us to be fact-checked Factcheck

Heard a dodgy claim? Send it to us to be fact-checked

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is back – and we want to hear from you.

# politics - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends Htin Kyaw

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

# politics - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael is still wooing those ‘Endapendants’ – but there’s an ‘elephant in the room’ Minority Report

Fine Gael is still wooing those ‘Endapendants’ – but there’s an ‘elephant in the room’

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

# politics - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world US Politics

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world

Research from The Economist has said if he becomes president, there is a risk of trade war and further threats from jihadi groups.

# politics - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’ Analysis

‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’

It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Monday 14 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics Alternative For Germany

Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics

The far-right AfD made strong gains in three state polls yesterday.

# politics - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves’ Opinion

‘Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves’

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# politics - Monday 7 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters GE16

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

# politics - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie As the Super Tuesday dust settles, what happens next? Opinion

As the Super Tuesday dust settles, what happens next?

Republican and Democratic voters went to the polls today in what is known as Super Tuesday.

# politics - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘When political parties backtrack on promises on who they would go into power with, I feel lied to’ Opinion

‘When political parties backtrack on promises on who they would go into power with, I feel lied to’

I have found it disheartening the way our major political parties have once again belittled their voting public, writes Rob McDonnell.

# politics - Monday 29 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs Election 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs

It’s been a long weekend. Stay with us as the count continues.

From TheJournal.ie They said – the general election count quotes of the weekend Soundbites

They said – the general election count quotes of the weekend

Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.

# politics - Sunday 28 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs Fresh Blood

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

From TheJournal.ie Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong Opinion

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong

The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.

# politics - Friday 26 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election Rock The Vote

Here’s the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

# politics - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps… Opinion

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps…

If you’re looking at the polls to indicate the outcome, you should be careful, writes Tom Louwerse.

# politics - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same’ Opinion

‘For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same’

Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.

# politics - Monday 22 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Yes, we know it’s a bit meta to have a poll on polls…

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