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#Coalition

# coalition - Monday 15 October, 2012

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal
# Tensions
# Tensions

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

Oct 15th 2012, 9:45 PM 8,077 Views 67 Comments

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

# coalition - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Most of the Cabinet to travel to Brussels today to discuss Ireland's EU presidency
# In Charge
# In Charge

Most of the Cabinet to travel to Brussels today to discuss Ireland's EU presidency

Oct 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 3,823 Views 54 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and nine ministers are going to Brussels today to talk about their plans for Ireland’s presidency of the EU with President José Manuel Barroso.

# coalition - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"

Sep 29th 2012, 12:22 PM 5,604 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste also described events in Syria as “an affront to humanity”.

# coalition - Thursday 27 September, 2012

James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres'
# Resigned
# Resigned

James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres'

Sep 27th 2012, 8:13 AM 11,235 Views 85 Comments

The Minister for Health showed little disappointment at Róisín Shortall’s resignation – who the Labour chairman said had the full support of party leadership.

# coalition - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:05 AM 7 Views 20 Comments

Much Dáil business is an empty stage show – but there is a way we could make it better.

# coalition - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term

Sep 18th 2012, 7:20 AM 16 Views 37 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.

# coalition - Monday 17 September, 2012

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut
# New Deal
# New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Sep 17th 2012, 1:21 PM 8,404 Views 71 Comments

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

# coalition - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Column: Olivia O'Leary: Here's the main reason why the children's rights referendum matters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Olivia O'Leary: Here's the main reason why the children's rights referendum matters

Sep 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 106 Views 29 Comments

It is extraordinary that it is still almost impossible in Irish society for the children of married parents to be adopted, writes Olivia O’Leary

# coalition - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Column: We're dedicated Labour members - but we're not happy with the party
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We're dedicated Labour members - but we're not happy with the party

Sep 12th 2012, 11:30 AM 70 Views 78 Comments

Labour is ignoring its core values and policies in coalition. A group of members are trying to change that, writes Neil Warner.

# coalition - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Unhappy Labour backbenchers to stand by Reilly, call FF motion a 'deflection'
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Unhappy Labour backbenchers to stand by Reilly, call FF motion a 'deflection'

Sep 4th 2012, 11:15 AM 4,031 Views 66 Comments

The Fianna Fáil/Sinn Féin-tabled motion of confidence is “politics at its most unattractive”, according to Waterford TD Ciara Conway.

# coalition - Friday 20 July, 2012

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?

Jul 20th 2012, 9:54 AM 6,385 Views 130 Comments

In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?

# coalition - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Fine Gael revolt against abortion 'liberalisation' is misguided. Here's why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Fine Gael revolt against abortion 'liberalisation' is misguided. Here's why.

Jul 19th 2012, 7:30 PM 28 Views 195 Comments

The expert group on abortion isn’t looking to loosen the rules about abortion – merely to give effect to what the constitution already says, writes Fiona de Londras.

# coalition - Monday 16 July, 2012

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
# Italy
# Italy

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?

Jul 16th 2012, 2:30 PM 2,844 Views 11 Comments

The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.

# coalition - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Taoiseach refuses to speculate on Burton idea to raise PRSI
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach refuses to speculate on Burton idea to raise PRSI

Jul 3rd 2012, 3:59 PM 3,497 Views 39 Comments

“I have absolutely no intention of getting dragged into your little game here,” he told Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, who raised the issue.

# coalition - Sunday 1 July, 2012

David Cameron hints Britain may hold a referendum on EU membership
# Renegade
# Renegade

David Cameron hints Britain may hold a referendum on EU membership

Jul 1st 2012, 3:19 PM 3,516 Views 27 Comments

The British Prime Minister said that the last Labour government should have held a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

Eamon Gilmore: "The time has come on gay marriage"
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Eamon Gilmore: "The time has come on gay marriage"

Jul 1st 2012, 2:18 PM 10,560 Views 135 Comments

“The right of gay couples to marry is, quite simply, the civil rights issue of this generation, and in my opinion, its time has come”

# coalition - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Column: We need a whole new type of Budget for Ireland. Here's how to do it.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need a whole new type of Budget for Ireland. Here's how to do it.

Jun 30th 2012, 8:00 AM 8 Views 18 Comments

It is ridiculous to plan an incredibly complex €50 billion budget in less than six months – but there is an alternative, writes Aaron McKenna.

# coalition - Saturday 23 June, 2012

New Greek PM undergoes eye surgery
# Ouch
# Ouch

New Greek PM undergoes eye surgery

Jun 23rd 2012, 12:55 PM 2,088 Views 4 Comments

The surgery came a day after his new finance minister was also taken ill.

# coalition - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

New Democracy leader to be sworn in as Greek PM
# Greece
# Greece

New Democracy leader to be sworn in as Greek PM

Jun 20th 2012, 3:11 PM 1,235 Views 6 Comments

Greek politicians have reportedly reached an agreement on forming a coalition government.

# coalition - Monday 11 June, 2012

NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes

Jun 11th 2012, 5:35 PM 1,424 Views 14 Comments

A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.

# coalition - Monday 4 June, 2012

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved

Jun 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,102 Views 26 Comments

Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.

# coalition - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Withdrawal from Afghanistan key issue at NATO summit
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Withdrawal from Afghanistan key issue at NATO summit

May 20th 2012, 8:08 PM 1,410 Views 4 Comments

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen says goal and strategy “remain unchanged” despite French plans to pull troops out early.

# coalition - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'
# Greece
# Greece

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'

May 15th 2012, 7:48 AM 902 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, more coalition talks.

# coalition - Sunday 13 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 13th 2012, 7:26 PM 3,558 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# coalition - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Election cancelled: Israeli PM calls off vote after coalition agreement
# Israel
# Israel

Election cancelled: Israeli PM calls off vote after coalition agreement

May 8th 2012, 10:05 AM 744 Views 1 Comment

Benjamin Netanyahu will bring the main opposition party into a coalition government that will have a huge majority. It’s a move that will moderate his government’s hawkish tendencies.

# coalition - Monday 30 April, 2012

"This issue simply doesn't arise" - Gerry Adams rules out coalition with FF
# Politics
# Politics

"This issue simply doesn't arise" - Gerry Adams rules out coalition with FF

Apr 30th 2012, 8:42 AM 2,495 Views 51 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader made the comments after Micheál Martin said he was against any possible coalition with the party.

# coalition - Friday 13 April, 2012

Gilmore tells conference: We face great challenges - but Labour is up for the challenge
# Labour
# Labour

Gilmore tells conference: We face great challenges - but Labour is up for the challenge

Apr 13th 2012, 7:34 PM 2,230 Views 41 Comments

The Tánaiste said that the Labour movement had been written out of history “by those who prefer to take a simple Celtic-Rangers view of Irish history”.

Gilmore: Government will honour Croke Park deal
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Gilmore: Government will honour Croke Park deal

Apr 13th 2012, 9:53 AM 2,067 Views 46 Comments

The Labour leader insisted the agreement on public service pay and pensions was delivering the necessary reforms.

Column: We must only stay in coalition if we can uphold Labour values
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must only stay in coalition if we can uphold Labour values

Apr 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 16 Views 20 Comments

As the Labour Party meets for its annual conference, MEP Nessa Childers argues that the party must maintain its core beliefs – or bring down the Government.

# coalition - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Government policy is 'not an austerity strategy', says Howlin
# Austerity
# Austerity

Government policy is 'not an austerity strategy', says Howlin

Apr 12th 2012, 9:25 AM 2,655 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure also said economists’ calls to pour resources into a stimulus strategy reminded him of “Fianna Fáil circa 1977″.

# coalition - Monday 9 April, 2012

Labour needs to assert itself in Coalition, warns MEP
# Coalition
# Coalition

Labour needs to assert itself in Coalition, warns MEP

Apr 9th 2012, 12:06 PM 3,121 Views 91 Comments

Nessa Childers warned against “arrogance” in a larger coalition party, and said Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil were both parties of big business.

# coalition - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan

Mar 18th 2012, 2:27 PM 8,458 Views 224 Comments

The Minister for the Environment said that people who don’t pay “won’t get away with it”.

# coalition - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Investigation into banking crash needs to hurry up - Howlin
# Anglo
# Anglo

Investigation into banking crash needs to hurry up - Howlin

Mar 17th 2012, 12:44 PM 1,975 Views 57 Comments

Brendan Howlin also said there is a chance the referendum on public inquiries could be rerun to allow an inquiry into the banking crisis to take place.

# coalition - Friday 9 March, 2012

In the polls: How have political parties fared since GE11?
# One Year In
# One Year In

In the polls: How have political parties fared since GE11?

Mar 9th 2012, 6:00 PM 2,520 Views 37 Comments

Check out how national opinion polls have tracked the main parties and Independents since the 31 Dáil took office.

FG photocall cancelled 'because too few TDs would attend'
# One Year In
# One Year In

FG photocall cancelled 'because too few TDs would attend'

Mar 9th 2012, 11:12 AM 2,588 Views 32 Comments

Fine Gael’s photo op to mark one year in power wasn’t cancelled because of a mix-up – but because nobody wanted to go.

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Justice and law reform
# Government
# Government

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Justice and law reform

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 538 Views 1 Comment

Alan Shatter has been one of the most pro-active ministers in the current government – but one year on, what has been achieved in the area of justice and law reform?

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Political reform
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Political reform

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 423 Views 1 Comment

The government has promised major political reform – but has it fulfilled its promises, one year in?

The Journal.ie's progress report for the Government: Education
# One Year In
# One Year In

The Journal.ie's progress report for the Government: Education

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 990 Views 1 Comment

The government promised to deliver a lot of changes in education – but one year in, has it delivered?

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Health
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Health

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 1,531 Views 5 Comments

One year in, has the government fulfilled its promises on fixing the health system?