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#Politics

# politics - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional Opinion

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

# politics - Monday 8 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams has responded to Enda’s comments linking IRA weapons to Friday’s shooting Drumcondra Attack

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda’s comments linking IRA weapons to Friday’s shooting

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# politics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 election promises Irish politicians should actually make Making Promises

# politics - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie If you’re not registered to vote, you better get moving GE16

If you’re not registered to vote, you better get moving

The deadline is next week.

# politics - Monday 1 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 6 sure-fire signs that it’s election time in Ireland Sponsored By Newstalk

6 sure-fire signs that it’s election time in Ireland

Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.

# politics - Friday 29 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Trump wins Republican debate – despite not being there Trump Power

Trump wins Republican debate – despite not being there

Trump’s decision to boycott and pick a fight with Fox seemed to be particularly well-timed, allowing him dominate news coverage for days.

# politics - Monday 25 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Australia’s state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth Break Away

Australia’s state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth

Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.

# politics - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Will Fine Gael join forces with Fianna Fáil? Opinion

Will Fine Gael join forces with Fianna Fáil?

With no political party likely to get an outright majority and the probability Labour will take a right beating, it makes sense for Enda to join forces with Micheál Martin to form the next Government, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Monday 18 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The dirty side of election politics has already reared its ugly head Opinion

The dirty side of election politics has already reared its ugly head

How much will negative campaigning feature in this general election and who will be the winners and losers, asks Paul Allen.

# politics - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This country’s new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president None Of The Above

# politics - Friday 15 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US official resigns after dressing a man as an old woman to make a press conference look better Mrs Doubtfire's Revenge

# politics - Saturday 9 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach Opinion

Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach

The question of the election of 2016 will be: “Who will Fine Gael rule with, and how long will it last?”

# politics - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments’ Column

‘I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments’

The drone programme has been referred to as a “global assassination campaign” that has murdered over 4,000 people, writes Julien Mercille.

# politics - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Brolly to reign? Joe considering run for Irish presidency

GAA legend has been approached by a number of political parties but has yet to make up his mind.

# politics - Saturday 12 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession Column

Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession

There is going to be another recession in the future, but how we prepare for it is up to our politicians, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What should be done when politicians are caught dealing dirty? State Of The Nation

What should be done when politicians are caught dealing dirty?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# politics - Monday 7 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “What’s in it for me?” – Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash Dirty Dealings This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie “I lured her into my trap” – councillor claims he was only playing along with £10k RTÉ sting The Mcelvaney Defence

“I lured her into my trap” – councillor claims he was only playing along with £10k RTÉ sting

Hugh McElvaney says HE has in fact caught RTÉ ‘red-handed’.

# politics - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I’m not a AAA fan but we shouldn’t be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them Column

I’m not a AAA fan but we shouldn’t be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them

To restrict the fundraising ability because some members might theoretically commit public order offences is a disturbing development, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# politics - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight Sight

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

# politics - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society? Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

# politics - Friday 13 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton lashes ‘online warriors’ as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator By-election

Joan Burton lashes ‘online warriors’ as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

From TheJournal.ie Amid the rumour and innuendo, Pat Carey’s resignation was inevitable Analysis

Amid the rumour and innuendo, Pat Carey’s resignation was inevitable

Analysis: The former minister’s swift resignation as Fianna Fáil’s director of elections was always on the cards once his name began to circulate in the political bubble.

# politics - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mairia Cahill ‘deeply regrets and is deeply sorry’ for dissident involvement Seanad By-election

Mairia Cahill ‘deeply regrets and is deeply sorry’ for dissident involvement

The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.

From TheJournal.ie Enda won’t be going for as long as Éamon de Valera 40 Years Of Enda

Enda won’t be going for as long as Éamon de Valera

The Taoiseach ruled out trying to emulate one of his predecessors today.

From TheJournal.ie Watch ‘a bunch of whimpering babies’ shout and roar in the Dáil Rowdiness This post contains videos

Watch ‘a bunch of whimpering babies’ shout and roar in the Dáil

Proposals to enhance security around Leinster House have been criticised by Sinn Féin.

# politics - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won’t collapse

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won’t collapse

The Taoiseach said he received a letter from Judge Brian Cregan last Friday about the difficulties the inquiry had encountered.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I hope it works’: Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis Housing Crisis

‘I hope it works’: Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis

The government has announced a new package of measures it hopes will tackle the long-running housing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Enda could be shaking hands and kissing babies, but instead we’re all talking about Siteserv again State Of The Nation

Enda could be shaking hands and kissing babies, but instead we’re all talking about Siteserv again

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# politics - Monday 9 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama has joined Facebook with a video of him walking in his back garden Friend Me

# politics - Sunday 8 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water say they’ve no plans to re-brand despite reports Lick Of Paint

Irish Water say they’ve no plans to re-brand despite reports

The plan involves the retirement of CEO John Tierney.

From TheJournal.ie Audience members were offered $5,000 to call Donald Trump racist on Saturday Night Live last night Trump Live

# politics - Friday 6 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘What you’d expect from the Tea Party’: Leo’s radical plan for hospitals is being lashed Thatcherite

‘What you’d expect from the Tea Party’: Leo’s radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams: Our opponents fear us Running Scared

Gerry Adams: Our opponents fear us

The Sinn Féin president insisted his party would not desist in opposing the actions of criminals.

From TheJournal.ie Justin Trudeau’s gender-balanced cabinet could teach Ireland a thing or two Analysis

Justin Trudeau’s gender-balanced cabinet could teach Ireland a thing or two

The new Canadian Prime Minister’s decision has seen him roundly applauded – but he’s not without his detractors.

# politics - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what’s on the menu for Sinn Féin’s €500-a-plate NY fundraiser Shinner Dinner

Here’s what’s on the menu for Sinn Féin’s €500-a-plate NY fundraiser

Cocktails, salad, steak and a type of Spanish cheese are all on the menu in Manhattan tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today Emergency Situation

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today

The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of women are tweeting Enda about their periods – and he’s cool with it Abortion

A lot of women are tweeting Enda about their periods – and he’s cool with it

“People send tweets to the Taoiseach all the time on all sorts of issues and are entitled to do so.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland’ Opinion

‘Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland’

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie All eyes on Leo as yet another awful story emerges from an Irish hospital State Of The Nation

All eyes on Leo as yet another awful story emerges from an Irish hospital

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

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