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Politics

# politics - Monday 21 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Substance or rhetoric? Martin pledges Fianna Fáil will enter NI politics Fianna Fáil

Column: Substance or rhetoric? Martin pledges Fianna Fáil will enter NI politics

Martin’s new strategy for Northern Ireland must be viewed within the context of Fianna Fáil’s attempts to re-merge as a dominant force in politics in the Irish Republic.

# politics - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Nothing short of contemptible’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# politics - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie PAC want more answers from Rehab and today they hope to get them Round 2

PAC want more answers from Rehab and today they hope to get them

John McGuinness said the last time answers had to be “dragged” out of Rehab – today they want answers on public money and the group’s governance.

# politics - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter’s Prime Time comment? Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter’s Prime Time comment?

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

From TheJournal.ie FG’s young ‘policy wonk’ wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here’s why: Election 2014

FG’s young ‘policy wonk’ wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here’s why:

Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.

# politics - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Labour should be pushing for social democracy, rather than abandoning it Income Tax Cuts

Column: Labour should be pushing for social democracy, rather than abandoning it

With Labour backing income tax cuts in next year’s budget, Colm Ó Broin asks if the party is abandoning its support for social democracy.

# politics - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Both Government parties down as Sinn Féin surges in latest poll Opinion Poll

Both Government parties down as Sinn Féin surges in latest poll

Support for Labour has fallen under 10 per cent yet again, while Sinn Féin is now just one point behind Fianna Fáil.

# politics - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny Civil War Politics

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

# politics - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City councillors in favour of having vote for directly-elected mayor Total Mayor

Dublin City councillors in favour of having vote for directly-elected mayor

Fifty councillors voted for the motion, one abstained and one councillor was absent.

# politics - Monday 17 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings Politics

Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings

Their senior counterparts lead the coalition government and the largest opposition party in the country, but what do Ireland’s future political leaders make of it all?

# politics - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: In Irish America, there’s far more to the celebration of St Patrick’s Day than parades St Patrick's Day

Column: In Irish America, there’s far more to the celebration of St Patrick’s Day than parades

Boston native Larry Donnelly takes a look at the most prominent elements of 2014’s weekend-long celebrations in America’s most Irish city, and how they compare with what’s happening here.

# politics - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From Business ETC Atlantic mackerel deal thrashed out but Iceland holds firm and doesn’t sign Deal Or No Deal

Atlantic mackerel deal thrashed out but Iceland holds firm and doesn’t sign

The EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached agreement although Simon Coveney expresses reservations.

# politics - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Until imbalance is deliberately corrected, women won’t be attracted into politics Quotas

Column: Until imbalance is deliberately corrected, women won’t be attracted into politics

properly run quota system would encourage parties to go find the good female candidates; without obligation this won’t happen, writes John Verling.

From TheJournal.ie UK union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52 RIP

UK union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52

Crow was widely known for representing rail workers and being the face of various tube strike in London.

# politics - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Morgan Kelly warns SMEs could ‘go under’ taking a big chunk of the Irish economy Forecast

Morgan Kelly warns SMEs could ‘go under’ taking a big chunk of the Irish economy

Kelly said there is going to be a lot of SMEs cleared out ‘in one go’ following ECB stress tests.

# politics - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Frank Flannery, International Women’s Day and the missing Malaysian Airline plane.

# politics - Friday 7 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge David Cameron responds to Patrick Stewart’s Twitter slag Hold The Phone

David Cameron responds to Patrick Stewart’s Twitter slag

Sadly, it’s not funny at all. Poor Dave.

# politics - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it’s still a man’s world Women In Politics

Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it’s still a man’s world

Industry is leading the way in discovering the benefits of gender balanced boardrooms, and the business of politics should be no different, writes Emer Higgins.

# politics - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights Irish Life

Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights

We must rail against the insidious notion that moral norms are not rights at all but, rather, privileges bestowed upon us by our kindly masters, writes Dr Tom Hickey.

From TheJournal.ie Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge…everything happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge…everything happening in Leinster House today

Everything you wanted to know about the Oireachtas today but were too afraid to ask…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge Piece Of Mind

Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge

The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.

From TheJournal.ie There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI Girl Power

There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI

Maternity leave, working hours and acceptable behaviours are all things that need to be tackled, finds research.

# politics - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “The best of luck to him” – former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil Election 2014

“The best of luck to him” – former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil

Emmett Hegarty put 30 hours a week into Brian Hayes’ 2011 campaign. Now he will seek election to South Dublin County Council for Fianna Fáil.

# politics - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about John Gilligan shooting, the Fine Gael Ard Fheis and Russian forces in the Ukraine.

# politics - Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Kerins should disclose salaries of executives sooner rather than later’ says PAC chairman Rehab

‘Kerins should disclose salaries of executives sooner rather than later’ says PAC chairman

The PAC said it could be Tuesday before they have legal clarity on whether they can publish salary figures.

From The Daily Edge Katie Hopkins weighs in with her opinion on Irish politics Trolling

Katie Hopkins weighs in with her opinion on Irish politics

Ah Katie. Was that necessary?

# politics - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party Austerity

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party

There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA ‘on-the-runs’ ? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA ‘on-the-runs’ ?

The deals were made by former UK Prime Minster Tony Blair but should they be taken back?

# politics - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events?

An Garda Síochána has been all over the news recently, has it affected how you feel about them?

# politics - Sunday 23 February, 2014

6 high-profile sportspeople turned into successful politicians

With Kenneth Egan set to face the electorate, we look at some former sportspeople who turned to politics.

# politics - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’? Opinion

Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’?

At its core, the newly-registered AAA is asking people to vote for members of our already-established Socialist Party, says Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Politician tries to censor ‘nude’ children’s book, booksellers strip in protest Bare-Faced Cheek

# politics - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Don’t turn up your nose at ‘celebrity candidates’ like Kenny Egan Ready To Rumble

Column: Don’t turn up your nose at ‘celebrity candidates’ like Kenny Egan

In Ireland ‘celebrity’ candidates are typically drawn from the sporting world – while in the US they’re often actors. Either way, don’t underestimate the potent blend of skills, experience and dynamism they bring to politics, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers “in the dark” on UHI Illuminated

Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers “in the dark” on UHI

Reports today suggested Alex White and Kathleen Lynch were not consulted on health insurance, but James Reilly says that idea is “not accurate”.

# politics - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s consider Albert Reynolds’ legacy on the anniversary of his election Retrospective

Column: Let’s consider Albert Reynolds’ legacy on the anniversary of his election

Reynolds was in office less than three years, yet his legacy still resonates today, writes David McCann. So just what should we remember about one the country’s shortest serving leaders?

# politics - Monday 3 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ben Gilroy resigns as leader of Direct Democracy Ireland Stepped Down

Ben Gilroy resigns as leader of Direct Democracy Ireland

Jaan Van de Ven has been chosen as the new party leader.

# politics - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the Dáil need to be reformed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Dáil need to be reformed?

The Constitutional Convention will meet today and tomorrow to discuss whether the Dáil needs an overhaul. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Middle East and African politicians to learn from Constitutional Convention Change

Middle East and African politicians to learn from Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention will discuss Dáil reform this weekend.

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