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# ff - Sunday 9 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Joe Walsh – Agriculture Minister during the Foot & Mouth crisis – has died, aged 71 RIP

Joe Walsh – Agriculture Minister during the Foot & Mouth crisis – has died, aged 71

The Cork man won widespread praise for his handling of the 2001 crisis.

# ff - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Families are getting screwed by this particular regime” Irish Water

“Families are getting screwed by this particular regime”

Whether it’s outside your office window or inside the Dáil chamber, it appears there’s no escaping the issue of water today

# ff - Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vote on contentious 1916 museum delayed AGAIN Dublin City Council

Vote on contentious 1916 museum delayed AGAIN

The ‘land swap’ deal is opposed by Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Greens and People Before Profit.

# ff - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “I hope you won’t get into trouble…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

“I hope you won’t get into trouble…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# ff - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here’s 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships… Live From Laois

Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here’s 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships…

It’s closing time in Ratheniska — but 82,000 people have been wandering the fields and checking out the sights since early this morning.

# ff - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse Warning

There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

# ff - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Having ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Labour? Micheál Says

Having ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Labour?

Micheál Martin’s been pressed on potential coalition partners again this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist Water Charges

We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of women makes Leinster House a “really weird” place to work, says Senator Gender Politics

Lack of women makes Leinster House a “really weird” place to work, says Senator

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# ff - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie FG are “very right-wing” and not “comfortable bedfellows” for Fianna Fáil Not Happening

FG are “very right-wing” and not “comfortable bedfellows” for Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin’s also said he doesn’t agree with Mary Hanafin’s point-of-view – that Ireland isn’t ready to vote his party back into power…

# ff - Monday 8 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Fine Gael transfers could decide the ‘Ming’ by-election Ming Dynasty

Here’s why Fine Gael transfers could decide the ‘Ming’ by-election

There’s likely to be three non-Government front-runners in Roscommon-South Leitrim, all of whom will be battling for transfers from FG’s Maura Hopkins.

# ff - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lying in repose of Albert Reynolds at Dublin’s Mansion House today Oak Room

Lying in repose of Albert Reynolds at Dublin’s Mansion House today

A book of condolences will also be opened at the Oak Room. A State Funeral is being arranged for Monday.

# ff - Friday 22 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people Gay Rights

How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people

Reynolds’ government presided over the fist steps towards ending discrimination against the gay and lesbian community.

# ff - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nomadic beasts, hackneyed clichés and mild-mannered TDs: A not very productive day’s work in the Dáil Pat's Chat

Nomadic beasts, hackneyed clichés and mild-mannered TDs: A not very productive day’s work in the Dáil

Nobody particularly covered themselves in glory during Leaders’ Questions today….

# ff - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin councillor set to be Dublin Lord Mayor for 2016 celebrations Rotating Chains

Sinn Féin councillor set to be Dublin Lord Mayor for 2016 celebrations

The five largest groups on the council would share the position for a year each under a ‘rotating chains’ deal, with the independents likely to take the first turn.

# ff - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Election 2014: The final count for Midlands North West to be rechecked tomorrow morning THE NEVERENDING STORY

Election 2014: The final count for Midlands North West to be rechecked tomorrow morning

It’s been a long process but we’re nearly there!

From TheJournal.ie Election 2014 Liveblog: European and local results (plus Gilmore resigns) as it happened The Fallout

Election 2014 Liveblog: European and local results (plus Gilmore resigns) as it happened

Results in Dublin, Midlands and all the councils filled…

# ff - Monday 26 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin take second seat in Ireland South Result

Sinn Féin take second seat in Ireland South

Liadh Ni Ríada joins perennial poll-topper Brian Crowley in Europe.

# ff - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie John McGuinness: I’ll consider leadership bid if FF direction doesn’t change Warning Shot

John McGuinness: I’ll consider leadership bid if FF direction doesn’t change

The PAC Chairman said he would consider challenging Micheál Martin’s leadership if action’s not taken to address Fianna Fáil’s direction.

# ff - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If you’re not sick of opinion polls already … here’s the ‘poll of polls’ Another 48 Hours

If you’re not sick of opinion polls already … here’s the ‘poll of polls’

Two days out from polling day, here’s how the electoral landscape’s looking….

# ff - Monday 19 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A tale of two parties: Here’s how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day Poll Crunching Time

A tale of two parties: Here’s how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day

Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….

From TheJournal.ie Labour facing Euro wipeout, as latest polls show support collapse On The Ropes

Labour facing Euro wipeout, as latest polls show support collapse

Three national papers are running new opinion polls this morning. None of them contain good news for Labour.

# ff - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes Election 2014

Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes

It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.

# ff - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It’s on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw Battle Of Blackrock

It’s on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw

“The portrayal on Saturday was ‘here’s a former minister muscling in’. Quite genuinely, I wasn’t.”

# ff - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie SF Ireland South candidate: “We have to put up with the fact that we’re part of Europe” Liadh Ní Riada

SF Ireland South candidate: “We have to put up with the fact that we’re part of Europe”

Liadh Ní Riada says she’s determined to work within the structures of the EU to help Ireland access further funds for job creation.

# ff - Monday 3 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video Off Script

‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video

Averil Power of Fianna Fáil was aiming to organise an ‘all party’ video message on the issue of LGBT rights and St. Patrick’s Day…

# ff - Sunday 19 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cowen: Kiely had no ‘hand, act or part’ in running of FF Crc

Cowen: Kiely had no ‘hand, act or part’ in running of FF

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

# ff - Friday 10 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie SF ‘rebel’ Tóibín confident he’ll be back in the party fold by February Sinn Féin

SF ‘rebel’ Tóibín confident he’ll be back in the party fold by February

The Meath deputy was expelled last summer after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# ff - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Good news for Labour in new opinion poll, FF and SF both down Happy Gilmore

Good news for Labour in new opinion poll, FF and SF both down

More than half of those questioned said they approved of the Government’s actions in leading the country out of the EU/IMF bailout.

# ff - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Irishman’s fantasy football team are top of the world

Tubbercurry native Mark Burke is leading the overall Premier League table with his team ‘Honesty of Effort’.

# ff - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Hands up if you had Jonathan Walters in your Fantasy Football team today?

It was a BAD day at the office for the Ireland striker.

# ff - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Róisín Shortall’s not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly Health This post contains videos

VIDEO: Róisín Shortall’s not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly

The junior health minister voted in favour of James Reilly last night – but only after a four-minute critique of his performance.

# ff - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support No Confidence This post contains videos

Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support

The Fianna Fáil proposed motion of no confidence in the Health Minister was defeated but junior health minister Róisín Shortall did not mention or refer to James Reilly once during her statement.

# ff - Friday 1 June, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s Simon ‘supersub’ Cox FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Simon ‘supersub’ Cox

It’s Friday, so we’re presenting our favourite tweeting member of Trap’s squad.

# ff - Friday 4 May, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s Shane Duffy FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Shane Duffy

Every Friday we sort the wheat from the chaff and bring you the most entertaining sportsmen on the Twitter.

# ff - Friday 27 April, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s Cian Healy FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Cian Healy

The Irish prop is our latest recommendation on account of his frequently hilarious tweets.

# ff - Friday 20 April, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s Stephen Grant FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Stephen Grant

Every Friday we point you in the right direction for some of the most entertaining sports starts on the Twitter.

# ff - Friday 6 April, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s Darran O’Sullivan FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Darran O’Sullivan

The Kerry star is primarily known for the significant influence he has in his side. However, he’s also a prolific tweeter too.

# ff - Friday 30 March, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu Twitter This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

With an ostensible penchant for controversy and an obvious intelligence to boot, the Samoan centre is rugby’s answer to Eamon Dunphy.

# ff - Friday 23 March, 2012

Follow Friday: It’s George Dockrell FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s George Dockrell

Every Friday we point you in the right direction for some of the most interesting sportsmen on the Twitter.

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