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#Coalition

# coalition - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate

Aug 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,389 Views 77 Comments

But the Fianna Fáíl TD and grandson of the party’s founder cautioned against going into coalition with Fine Gael after the next election as one former colleague of his suggested this week.

# coalition - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging
# Robert Mugabe
# Robert Mugabe

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging

Jul 31st 2013, 9:00 AM 3,227 Views 13 Comments

Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.

# coalition - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Rabbitte: We won't revisit abortion issue in the lifetime of this government
# Abortion
# Abortion

Rabbitte: We won't revisit abortion issue in the lifetime of this government

Jul 14th 2013, 1:27 PM 4,956 Views 66 Comments

The economy continues to dominate and the issue of abortion will not be revisited by this government, Pat Rabbitte has said.

# coalition - Thursday 11 July, 2013

€54m cost of JobBridge pushes 'employment supports' bill up by 10 per cent
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

€54m cost of JobBridge pushes 'employment supports' bill up by 10 per cent

Jul 11th 2013, 8:17 AM 5,377 Views 26 Comments

Department of Social Protection spending represented 40.6 per cent of all Government expenditure last year, according to figures out today.

# coalition - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Were the Anglo tapes handed over to the Nyberg banking inquiry?
# Dáil
# Dáil

Were the Anglo tapes handed over to the Nyberg banking inquiry?

Jul 4th 2013, 11:56 AM 5,593 Views 57 Comments

Opposition TDs have also asked whether the public interest directors at Anglo knew about the tapes – and if so, why they didn’t tell the government.

# coalition - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

‘We listened’: Minister reverses special needs education cuts
# U-turn
# U-turn

‘We listened’: Minister reverses special needs education cuts

Jun 25th 2013, 10:29 PM 12,101 Views 64 Comments

A working group will be established to review the provision of special education and the NCSE will publish revised details of resource hours in the coming days.

# coalition - Monday 17 June, 2013

Czech PM resigns in corruption scandal
# So Long
# So Long

Czech PM resigns in corruption scandal

Jun 17th 2013, 7:52 AM 3,644 Views 3 Comments

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is stepping down amid a scandal which saw his top aide indicted for bribery.

# coalition - Monday 3 June, 2013

‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government'

Jun 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 8,853 Views 173 Comments

The communications minister says he’s concerned that Labour is taking a disproportionate share of the public’s austerity anger.

# coalition - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough

May 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,101 Views 86 Comments

The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.

# coalition - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
# Britain
# Britain

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Apr 28th 2013, 5:36 PM 7,656 Views 32 Comments

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

# coalition - Monday 8 April, 2013

Column: Criticism of Eamon Gilmore has been very personal and extremely unjust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Criticism of Eamon Gilmore has been very personal and extremely unjust

Apr 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 160 Views 159 Comments

Opinion polls come and go, but the public are missing the real achievements of the Labour party in government, writes Rory Geraghty.

# coalition - Friday 29 March, 2013

Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East

Mar 29th 2013, 1:54 PM 7,595 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste and Labour leader says his party will “have to do some reflection” on its dramatic slump in the by-election.

Poll: Are you satisfied with Labour's performance in government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you satisfied with Labour's performance in government?

Mar 29th 2013, 10:36 AM 11,408 Views 151 Comments

The junior partner in government saw its vote collapse in Meath East. How do you feel about how it’s performing in power?

# coalition - Monday 25 March, 2013

Property tax exemptions are 'stupid' and 'ham-fisted' - Labour whip
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax exemptions are 'stupid' and 'ham-fisted' - Labour whip

Mar 25th 2013, 5:49 PM 6,613 Views 42 Comments

Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg has harshly criticised Phil Hogan over the property tax exemptions, saying the Environment Minister has made a ‘dog’s dinner’ of the way in which the tax is being administered.

# coalition - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Done deal: Netanyahu confirms that he has formed a new Israeli government
# Israel
# Israel

Done deal: Netanyahu confirms that he has formed a new Israeli government

Mar 16th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,366 Views 75 Comments

The agreement will see Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party form a government with the centrist HaTnuah, Yesh Atid and the far right Jewish Home.

# coalition - Saturday 9 March, 2013

9 problems we’re still waiting for the government to solve
# More To Do
From The Daily Edge
# More To Do

9 problems we’re still waiting for the government to solve

Mar 9th 2013, 9:30 AM 13,141 Views 41 Comments

A lot done…

# coalition - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Poll: Are you happy with what government has achieved so far?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with what government has achieved so far?

Mar 7th 2013, 9:29 AM 13,686 Views 219 Comments

The Fine Gael/Labour coalition is two years old this month. How do you think they’ve done?

# coalition - Friday 1 March, 2013

Coalition sees disagreements over student grants
# Education
# Education

Coalition sees disagreements over student grants

Mar 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 4,300 Views 37 Comments

While Labour TDs believe the change makes “perfect sense”, there is opposition from some Fine Gael TDs.

# coalition - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Column: The Government could learn from the mistakes of Cosgrave's National Coalition
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: The Government could learn from the mistakes of Cosgrave's National Coalition

Feb 28th 2013, 7:00 PM 96 Views 31 Comments

On the 40th anniversary of the election of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition that ended a record sixteen years of Fianna Fáil government, David McCann reflects on what lessons the current government should take from its predecessors.

# coalition - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Fianna Fáil back on top in new opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil back on top in new opinion poll

Feb 17th 2013, 10:57 AM 14,325 Views 232 Comments

This is the second opinion poll in the last two weeks that has seen Fianna Fáil rise to the top.

# coalition - Friday 1 February, 2013

Joan Burton: "Promissory note deal? The EU needs a success story"
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Joan Burton: "Promissory note deal? The EU needs a success story"

Feb 1st 2013, 3:09 PM 6,600 Views 59 Comments

Joan Burton also said the main lesson from the economic crisis is that financial markets and wealthy elites should not be allowed to “dictate our future”.

# coalition - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Column: Why is government more damaging to Labour than Fine Gael?
# Political Power
# Political Power

Column: Why is government more damaging to Labour than Fine Gael?

Jan 27th 2013, 8:15 AM 39 Views 47 Comments

Small parties tend to suffer disproportionately in government – so, in order to survive, Labour needs to realise who its real supporters are, writes Dr Eoin O’Malley.

# coalition - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think the current coalition will run its full term?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the current coalition will run its full term?

Jan 13th 2013, 9:44 AM 9,492 Views 151 Comments

An opinion poll has shown that 39 per cent of people do not think so. What to you think?

# coalition - Monday 10 December, 2012

Poll: Should the Budget be moved to a different month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Budget be moved to a different month?

Dec 10th 2012, 10:47 AM 7,712 Views 44 Comments

Just five days after Budget 2013, there have already been calls to move next year’s Budget to a different month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?

# coalition - Friday 7 December, 2012

Varadkar: I don't see why we should pay the €3bn promissory note next year
# Anglo
# Anglo

Varadkar: I don't see why we should pay the €3bn promissory note next year

Dec 7th 2012, 9:05 AM 11,980 Views 97 Comments

The government is trying to do a deal on Anglo debt to avoid having to pay the €3 billion in March -but the ECB is warning that it may not be possible.

# coalition - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Government defends decision to cut respite care grant
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Government defends decision to cut respite care grant

Dec 6th 2012, 12:18 PM 3,516 Views 20 Comments

Pat Rabbitte said the government had had to choose between cutting carer’s allowance or cutting respite care.

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted

Dec 6th 2012, 7:05 AM 13,734 Views 41 Comments

From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.

# coalition - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint

Dec 5th 2012, 3:58 PM 14,536 Views 92 Comments

The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.

# coalition - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Column: Labour TDs should not support budgets that hurt working people
# Austerity
# Austerity

Column: Labour TDs should not support budgets that hurt working people

Dec 4th 2012, 7:00 AM 9 Views 73 Comments

Austerity is failing, writes Labour TD Patrick Nulty – and the party’s representatives should not support it indefinitely in the Dáil.

# coalition - Saturday 1 December, 2012

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions
# Who Pays?
# Who Pays?

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

Dec 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 7,652 Views 31 Comments

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

# coalition - Friday 30 November, 2012

Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?

Nov 30th 2012, 9:34 AM 15,372 Views 206 Comments

Reports suggest the government is planning to cut child benefit from €140 to €130 per month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?

# coalition - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Nov 29th 2012, 12:03 PM 10,739 Views 119 Comments

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

# coalition - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly
# Abortion
# Abortion

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly

Nov 18th 2012, 3:18 PM 5,708 Views 85 Comments

Minister for Health James Reilly said he had read the report from the expert group a number of times and confirmed the Cabinet will be discussing it on Tuesday week.

# coalition - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition

Nov 14th 2012, 9:18 AM 2,616 Views 5 Comments

Francois Hollande said France will only recognise the opposition government as part of a series of steps to end the Bashar al-Assad regime.

# coalition - Thursday 25 October, 2012

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout
Live Oct 25th 2012, 12:01 PM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout

# coalition - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Drumroll please: Chair of the Constitutional Convention is.... Tom Arnold
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Drumroll please: Chair of the Constitutional Convention is.... Tom Arnold

Oct 24th 2012, 12:10 PM 4,139 Views 13 Comments

The Constitutional Convention had been due to begin meeting this month but had been delayed due to the search for a chairperson.

# coalition - Monday 22 October, 2012

Nick Clegg and 500 other politicians coming to Dublin for FF-organised conference
# Europe
# Europe

Nick Clegg and 500 other politicians coming to Dublin for FF-organised conference

Oct 22nd 2012, 2:00 PM 6,154 Views 76 Comments

The 33rd annual conference of European liberals will be taking place in Dublin next month.

# coalition - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

They're back: Fianna Fáil bounce into second place in new opinion poll
# Poll
# Poll

They're back: Fianna Fáil bounce into second place in new opinion poll

Oct 17th 2012, 9:33 PM 13,871 Views 338 Comments

It is the first time in two years that Fianna Fáil has overtaken Sinn Féin and Labour in an Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.