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# Coalition

All time
# Just Fianna Fáil
'Mea culpa and I’m sorry about that': Enda finally apologises for THAT 'whingers' remark
Opposition politicians have heavily criticised the Taoiseach for remarks in Castlebar on Saturday.
# up and down
Fine Gael picks up support while Sinn Féin drops
The latest opinion poll also puts Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail on equal support.
# Red lines
This is what a Renua government could look like
The party has listed some of the principles on which it will not compromise.
# Ard Fheis
'Coalitionology' is the new buzzword in Irish politics right now
At the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, Micheál Martin says there has been an attempt to frame the election around polls.
# Coalition of the unwilling
Sinn Féin seems to be fluttering its eyelashes at Fianna Fáil again
Is a post-election deal between the two parties on the cards?
# no place in the home
Poll: Is it time the 'women's place is in the home' wording was removed from the constitution?
Labour have made a pre-election commitment to remove said wording from the Constitution should they be re-elected.
# Balance to the force
'Completely delusional': Joan Burton slammed over Fine Gael-only warning
The Tánaiste thinks Labour brings balance to Fine Gael’s approach – Sinn Féin disagrees.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?
The age-old question…
# Fianna Fáil
Noel Dempsey: 'Everyday I regret the horrendous decisions we made in government'
The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a wide-ranging interview to RTÉ Radio 1 today.
# Coalition
If Budget 2016 was a giveaway, it hasn't convinced voters
Most people are no more likely to vote for Fine Gael and Labour next year.
# Yemen
Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'
American allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the coalition battling rebels in Yemen.
# Soz Enda
Most people think the government has NOT done a good job
A poll finds the majority of people think the coalition hasn’t done a good job over the last four years.
# islamic state
"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria
Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.
# Analysis
Is this the only possible government after the next election?
Analysis: On current polls and seat projections the current government will not be re-elected. So what’s the alternative?
# War of Words
Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations
Can you sense a general election coming on?
# Nope Nope Nope
Lucinda rules out coalition with just about everybody
None of the four main parties would suit Renua, according to its leader.
# Not happening
It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases
Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.
# sweeten the deal
The government has a bumper €1.4 billion to give away in the next budget
The money is to be spent on tax cuts and all sorts of other electorate-pleasing jollies.
# to the streets
PICS: Massive turn-out for 'Bin your Bills' protest in Dublin
People have been advised to expect traffic and travel disruption.
# Raqa
IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike
US officials have declined to comment on the reports.
# bring them home
The Government has a big secret plan to lure Irish emigrants home
Any incentives are expected to target middle-income earners
# Support
There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll
Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.
# Coalition
Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'
Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.
# The next government
Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so...
The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with this week.
# civil war politics
'I find it a bit disloyal': A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney
A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.
# Recap
Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything... it's that deals can always be made
History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.
# Out with the old
Enda and Joan will 'promise to do just about anything' to improve their poll ratings
After lending the political limelight to Lucinda, the Government’s hoping to dominate the political news agenda this week…
# Mulling it over
Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election?
The Taoiseach has praised the work of some independent deputies.
# Redress
Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.
# Coalition of the unwilling
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are both ruling out coalition with each other
“The report today is two parts fiction from the media and one part wishful thinking by Fianna Fáil,” said one TD.
# New broom
The cost of ministerial transport since 2011? ... €14 million
The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.
# drip drip drip
Richard Bruton says the government doesn't control Irish Water's bonus structure
Meanwhile, the company’s insisting that bonuses of up to 19 per cent of an employee’s pay are only given “in exceptional cases”.
# ten years on
So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...
We all partied… right?
# Something about Joanie
A lot of people in the Labour Party are feeling the 'The Burton Bounce' right now
Analysis: Labour is in good spirits right now and that’s because of Joan Burton.
# Question Time
Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'
Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.
# tornados
British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack
The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?
Should Ireland join the international coalition?
# islamic state
US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed
The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.
Aaron McKenna: What are our coalition options after the next election?
Coalitions are the price of proportional systems such as ours: voters should have truthful information about potential alliances in order to make informed decisions.
# GE16
Micheál Martin: "I'm preparing to be the next Taoiseach"
The Fianna Fáil leader has also firmly ruled out going into coalition with Fine Gael.