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#Coalition

# coalition - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Sinn Féin? It'll be up to the members, says Ó Cuív
# Coalition
# Coalition

Would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Sinn Féin? It'll be up to the members, says Ó Cuív

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,740 Views 100 Comments

The parties’ recent success at the local elections has created more talk of a possible future coalition in the Dáil.

# coalition - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Poll: When should the next general election be held?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: When should the next general election be held?

Jun 7th 2014, 9:12 AM 13,625 Views 150 Comments

Should the coalition go until 2016?

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government

Jun 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,268 Views 33 Comments

Campaign for Labour Policies believe the Labour party should withdraw from coalition if Fine Gael doesn’t give them ‘everything they want’.

# coalition - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way
# Battle For Labour
# Battle For Labour

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way

Jun 5th 2014, 11:28 AM 5,205 Views 11 Comments

The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.

# coalition - Monday 26 May, 2014

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
# Big Phil
# Big Phil

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014

May 26th 2014, 11:46 AM 8,289 Views 85 Comments

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”.

The post-mortem: Kenny and Gilmore will discuss the fallout from Election 2014 today
# Much To Discuss
# Much To Discuss

The post-mortem: Kenny and Gilmore will discuss the fallout from Election 2014 today

May 26th 2014, 6:00 AM 4,735 Views 23 Comments

With Labour’s “shellacking” at the polls this weekend a wider Cabinet reshuffle is now expected.

# coalition - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
# Hungry Eyes
# Hungry Eyes

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions

May 25th 2014, 9:15 PM 20,569 Views 103 Comments

As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
# Hedging His Bets
# Hedging His Bets

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

May 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 15,822 Views 166 Comments

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.

# coalition - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp
# Not Easy Being Green
# Not Easy Being Green

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp

May 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,648 Views 15 Comments

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…

# coalition - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Labour to push for "renewal" of coalition purpose
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Labour to push for "renewal" of coalition purpose

May 11th 2014, 4:46 PM 10,216 Views 121 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said that now was a time of renewal.

# coalition - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen

Apr 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 7,074 Views 53 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.

# coalition - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Labour minister brands fixed water charges as "ridiculous"
# Rift
# Rift

Labour minister brands fixed water charges as "ridiculous"

Apr 19th 2014, 7:54 PM 17,814 Views 100 Comments

Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.

# coalition - Thursday 17 April, 2014

The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There's an election in 36 days
# Analysis
# Analysis

The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There's an election in 36 days

Apr 17th 2014, 9:04 AM 9,216 Views 66 Comments

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.

# coalition - Monday 24 February, 2014

Plan to target land-hoarders could create tens of thousands of jobs
# Developer Levies
# Developer Levies

Plan to target land-hoarders could create tens of thousands of jobs

Feb 24th 2014, 11:16 AM 16,044 Views 101 Comments

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.

# coalition - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice
# Consultancy
# Consultancy

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Feb 22nd 2014, 7:56 PM 11,424 Views 56 Comments

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

# coalition - Monday 20 January, 2014

'Rock solid' - the relationship between Taoiseach and Tánaiste, says Ruairí Quinn
# Political Strain
# Political Strain

'Rock solid' - the relationship between Taoiseach and Tánaiste, says Ruairí Quinn

Jan 20th 2014, 11:14 AM 4,118 Views 29 Comments

In a radio interview today, the minister addressed speculation the relationship was strained while also speaking about the controversy surround the Junior Certificate reform

# coalition - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure

Jan 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,407 Views 92 Comments

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.

# coalition - Sunday 22 December, 2013

'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year

Dec 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 4,410 Views 12 Comments

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.

# coalition - Friday 13 December, 2013

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day
# Brace Yourself
# Brace Yourself

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

Dec 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,153 Views 83 Comments

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.

# coalition - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany
# Germany
# Germany

After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany

Nov 27th 2013, 7:36 AM 3,768 Views 10 Comments

Angela Merkel has made concessions on gender quotas, the minimum wage and a toll on the Autobahn for foreigners, but she has a government.

# coalition - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'

Nov 21st 2013, 11:50 AM 5,734 Views 88 Comments

Joanna Tuffy has said that the party has “ceded too much ground” in coalition with Fine Gael.

# coalition - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion
# Hyperbole
# Hyperbole

"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion

Nov 14th 2013, 9:28 AM 7,597 Views 64 Comments

The Government yesterday withdrew an amendment to the FOI Bill which would have seen some charges for requests soar.

# coalition - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes

Nov 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 12 Views 106 Comments

From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.

# coalition - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Why Keane and O’Neill's coalition is the Metal Machine Music of Irish football
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Why Keane and O’Neill's coalition is the Metal Machine Music of Irish football

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 19,154 Views 98 Comments

The FAI’s ostensible final decision is strange, surprising and thrilling in equal measure, writes Paul Fennessy.

# coalition - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Burton: I'm perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore
# Labour
# Labour

Burton: I'm perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:40 AM 4,346 Views 39 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.

# coalition - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

In numbers: Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

In numbers: Budget 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 6:00 PM 15,117 Views 39 Comments

Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 3:51 PM 18,536 Views 87 Comments

Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax

Oct 15th 2013, 3:11 PM 5,563 Views 9 Comments

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget
# All Kicking Off
# All Kicking Off

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 2:27 PM 4,272 Views 7 Comments

Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.

# coalition - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi
# Rome
# Rome

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:53 AM 3,510 Views 6 Comments

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.

# coalition - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Ireland's political 'think-ins', in pictures
# Tea
# Tea

Ireland's political 'think-ins', in pictures

Sep 17th 2013, 11:24 PM 4,144 Views 30 Comments

We could probably ‘caption competition’ most of these.

Burton: Welfare cap not being considered for Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Burton: Welfare cap not being considered for Budget

Sep 17th 2013, 7:52 PM 6,872 Views 124 Comments

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.

# coalition - Monday 16 September, 2013

Noonan: We might have some leeway if figures ahead of Budget are positive
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan: We might have some leeway if figures ahead of Budget are positive

Sep 16th 2013, 11:04 PM 9,391 Views 85 Comments

Michael Noonan indicated there may be a Budget adjustment of less than €3.1 billion if there’s good news contained in two key sets of data, but he said the final figure had not yet been decided.

# coalition - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 7th 2013, 11:00 AM 7,938 Views 11 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# coalition - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks

Sep 1st 2013, 1:43 PM 9,424 Views 76 Comments

He refused to be drawn on speculation about a possible coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

# coalition - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Poll: Would you welcome a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you welcome a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition?

Aug 31st 2013, 11:04 AM 12,945 Views 344 Comments

The idea was raised by Bill O’Herlihy recently – what do you think?

# coalition - Thursday 29 August, 2013

CSO: Numbers in employment increased by 9,600 in three months
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

CSO: Numbers in employment increased by 9,600 in three months

Aug 29th 2013, 5:40 PM 4,022 Views 18 Comments

Stats for the second quarter of the year show a seasonally adjusted increase in employment 9,600. There was an annual increase of 1.8 per cent.

# coalition - Monday 26 August, 2013

New legislation could force landlords to hand over tenants' details
# Broadcasting Charge
# Broadcasting Charge

New legislation could force landlords to hand over tenants' details

Aug 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 14,081 Views 117 Comments

Under plans for the new Broadcasting Charge, the Department of Communications is proposing new laws that could oblige property owners to hand over renters’ names.

# coalition - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 24th 2013, 7:59 PM 12,153 Views 4 Comments

Today everyone’s talking about a shooting in Dublin and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Labour should 'pull out of coalition' if they really want to change politics - Doherty
# Politics
# Politics

Labour should 'pull out of coalition' if they really want to change politics - Doherty

Aug 24th 2013, 7:05 PM 4,817 Views 77 Comments

Pearse Doherty has said Sinn Féin would only consider any kind of coalition with Labour in future if the party pulled out of its coalition with Fine Gael.