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# Coalition

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# 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.
# No more to do
No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...
Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.
# Uphill task
This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad
Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle
Analysis: It’s no country for old men or young women but there’s a big promotion for one young man.
# In no hurry
Why is it taking longer than expected to announce the Cabinet reshuffle?
Analysis: Sources on all sides of the talks between Enda Kenny and Joan Burton insist there is nothing untoward about the delay.
# Coalition
Just the two of us: Enda Kenny and Joan Burton are back in talks tonight... alone
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are holding further discussions ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow.
# Reshuffle
Howlin: 'I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn't'
The Public Spending Minister is in the dark about the looming Cabinet reshuffle.
# disagreement
"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.
# Coalition
Would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Sinn Féin? It'll be up to the members, says Ó Cuív
The parties’ recent success at the local elections has created more talk of a possible future coalition in the Dáil.
# Poll
Poll: When should the next general election be held?
Should the coalition go until 2016?
# Labour Pains
Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government
Campaign for Labour Policies believe the Labour party should withdraw from coalition if Fine Gael doesn’t give them ‘everything they want’.
# battle for labour
Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way
The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.
# Big Phil
"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.
# Much to discuss
The post-mortem: Kenny and Gilmore will discuss the fallout from Election 2014 today
With Labour’s “shellacking” at the polls this weekend a wider Cabinet reshuffle is now expected.
# hungry eyes
Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”
# hedging his bets
Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.
# not easy being green
Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp
This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…
# Labour Party
Labour to push for "renewal" of coalition purpose
Eamon Gilmore said that now was a time of renewal.
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen
Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.
# rift
Labour minister brands fixed water charges as "ridiculous"
Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.
# Analysis
The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There's an election in 36 days
While most people only care about how much they’ll have to pay for water the politics of this points to Labour looking out for itself ahead of what is likely to be a tough election next month.
# developer levies
Plan to target land-hoarders could create tens of thousands of jobs
A plan to impose a harsh levy on developers hanging on to prime land is being considered by Cabinet. It’s hoped the measure could help boost the supply of family homes, particularly in Dublin.
# Consultancy
Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice
Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.
# political strain
'Rock solid' - the relationship between Taoiseach and Tánaiste, says Ruairí Quinn
In a radio interview today, the minister addressed speculation the relationship was strained while also speaking about the controversy surround the Junior Certificate reform
# Labour Pains
'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure
That’s now 27 councillors who have left the party since it went into government with all of them citing coalition policies as one of their reasons for quitting.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year
The coalition has been boosted this year by a continuing fall in the numbers of people who are unemployed with the jobless rate now at 12.8 per cent.
# Brace Yourself
Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day
There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.
# Germany
After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany
Angela Merkel has made concessions on gender quotas, the minimum wage and a toll on the Autobahn for foreigners, but she has a government.
# Labour Pains
Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'
Joanna Tuffy has said that the party has “ceded too much ground” in coalition with Fine Gael.
# hyperbole
"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion
The Government yesterday withdrew an amendment to the FOI Bill which would have seen some charges for requests soar.
Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes
From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.
# Opinion
Why Keane and O’Neill's coalition is the Metal Machine Music of Irish football
The FAI’s ostensible final decision is strange, surprising and thrilling in equal measure, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Labour
Burton: I'm perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore
The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.
# Budget 2014
In numbers: Budget 2014
Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.
# Budget 2014
Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.
# Budget 2014
Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax
The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.
# all kicking off
Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget
Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.
# Rome
Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi
Members of his party are considering splitting from the former premier after he urged his ministers to pull out of the Government at the weekend.
# tea
Ireland's political 'think-ins', in pictures
We could probably ‘caption competition’ most of these.
# Budget 2014
Burton: Welfare cap not being considered for Budget
The Minister for Social Protection said the measure had been on the table, but was no longer being looked at ahead of next month’s Budget.