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#MacGill

# macgill - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 7:50 PM 64,598 Views 143 Comments

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

# macgill - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels
# Controversy
# Controversy

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels

Jul 10th 2018, 4:12 PM 12,082 Views 14 Comments

High-profile campaigners from the Yes and No campaigns are amongst those taking part.

# macgill - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

MacGill Summer School to hold session on why it hasn't embraced gender balance following controversy
# New Session
# New Session

MacGill Summer School to hold session on why it hasn't embraced gender balance following controversy

Jun 20th 2018, 8:23 PM 12,303 Views 48 Comments

The Director of MacGill said, “We are determined to do all that we can to redress this imbalance”.

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism
# Joe Mulholland
# Joe Mulholland

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Jun 20th 2018, 11:36 AM 24,029 Views 106 Comments

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

# macgill - Friday 24 July, 2015

Enda Kenny warns voters not to choose 'political freakshow' of the Opposition
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Enda Kenny warns voters not to choose 'political freakshow' of the Opposition

Jul 24th 2015, 10:36 PM 21,260 Views 209 Comments

Is it election season already?

# macgill - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics
# MacGill
# MacGill

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics

Jul 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,366 Views 15 Comments

Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…

# macgill - Thursday 24 July, 2014

'I was offered class A drugs, but I was never offered the chance to volunteer'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'I was offered class A drugs, but I was never offered the chance to volunteer'

Jul 24th 2014, 12:42 PM 17,408 Views 25 Comments

The MacGill Summer School has been discussing the causes of young people’s apathy towards politics.

Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked
# MacGill
# MacGill

Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked

Jul 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,201 Views 80 Comments

Senior civil servant Robert Watt called for a debate on making it easier to sack public sector workers at the MacGill Summer School yesterday.

# macgill - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget
# MacGill
# MacGill

Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:21 PM 7,873 Views 22 Comments

Economic figures warned Michael Noonan that the hard slog is not over at the MacGill Summer School tonight.

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers
# MacGill
# MacGill

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers

Jul 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 16,475 Views 79 Comments

Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.

Mary Coughlan: A lot of people would like me to go back into politics - but I'm not sure
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mary Coughlan: A lot of people would like me to go back into politics - but I'm not sure

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:41 AM 11,938 Views 100 Comments

Coughlan also admitted this morning that a lot of people thought she was out of her depth as Tánaiste.

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party
# Not Happening... Yet
# Not Happening... Yet

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,495 Views 33 Comments

Speculation has been mounting that left wing independent TDs are about to form a political party.

# macgill - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin rule out going into government with Sinn Féin
# MacGill
# MacGill

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin rule out going into government with Sinn Féin

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:30 PM 18,108 Views 117 Comments

Earlier, Health Minister Varadkar said he doesn’t think anyone believes Gerry Adams when he denies past membership of the IRA.

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:05 PM 28,415 Views 78 Comments

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

Commissioner: The guards are damaged and hurting - but we aren't broken
# MacGill
# MacGill

Commissioner: The guards are damaged and hurting - but we aren't broken

Jul 22nd 2014, 5:55 PM 7,830 Views 28 Comments

Acting garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has been speaking at the MacGill Summer school in Glenties this evening.

'If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump - but not on his terms'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump - but not on his terms'

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:52 PM 7,469 Views 13 Comments

Michael Noonan’s rendezvous with ‘The Donald’ in May was criticised at MacGill this afternoon.

'We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:25 PM 14,971 Views 94 Comments

Lucinda Creighton has said that the window of opportunity for a new political movement is closing.

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs
# MacGill
# MacGill

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 11,620 Views 52 Comments

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# macgill - Monday 21 July, 2014

Michael McDowell doesn't think much of the government's plans to reform the guards
# MacGill
# MacGill

Michael McDowell doesn't think much of the government's plans to reform the guards

Jul 21st 2014, 10:45 PM 16,150 Views 61 Comments

The former justice minister has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties tonight.

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry

Jul 21st 2014, 7:20 PM 12,463 Views 0 Comments

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw
# Frankly Speaking
# Frankly Speaking

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw

Jul 21st 2014, 7:04 PM 11,575 Views 36 Comments

The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.

It may be all over, but they're still talking about the Garth Brooks saga in Donegal
# Make It Stop
# Make It Stop

It may be all over, but they're still talking about the Garth Brooks saga in Donegal

Jul 21st 2014, 1:07 PM 16,555 Views 26 Comments

The MacGill Summer School heard a bit of Garth chat this morning…

'A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them'

Jul 21st 2014, 12:27 PM 5,233 Views 16 Comments

The MacGill Summer School has been discussing how to restore trust and credibility in our institutions.

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza
# Viable Ceasefire
# Viable Ceasefire

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza

Jul 21st 2014, 11:10 AM 6,839 Views 162 Comments

The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.

The political version of the Electric Picnic is happening in a small Donegal village all this week
# Nerdathon
# Nerdathon

The political version of the Electric Picnic is happening in a small Donegal village all this week

Jul 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,202 Views 17 Comments

Glenties plays host to the 34th annual MacGill Summer School all week.

# macgill - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Here's what I learned from hitching around Ireland
# Hitchhiker's Guide
# Hitchhiker's Guide

Here's what I learned from hitching around Ireland

Aug 11th 2013, 9:45 AM 27,478 Views 21 Comments

Last month, Ruairí McKiernan hitchhiked around the country, recording people’s thoughts about the country. He heard from them about an Ireland where people are optimistic about the future – but also very, very angry.

# macgill - Friday 2 August, 2013

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'
# Austerity
# Austerity

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:03 PM 10,062 Views 153 Comments

Jack O’Connor tells the MacGill summer school that austerity is a “violence perpetrated against working people”.

# macgill - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Gerry Adams: The institutions of the State have their backs to the border
# MacGill
# MacGill

Gerry Adams: The institutions of the State have their backs to the border

Jul 31st 2013, 8:18 PM 7,410 Views 182 Comments

“The prevailing sense among the policy makers is to perpetuate the status quo,” the Sinn Féin President has told the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties this evening.

# macgill - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 30th 2013, 10:08 PM 12,018 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the sad death of Colm Murray, the tragic case of the Chada brothers, and Michael D signing the abortion bill into law.

Martin: Taoiseach's political reform claims are 'transparently ridiculous'
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Martin: Taoiseach's political reform claims are 'transparently ridiculous'

Jul 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,186 Views 79 Comments

Micheál Martin has proposed a series of radical reforms if Fianna Fáil was in government at the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties tonight.

# macgill - Friday 27 July, 2012

Creighton: 'We need a competitive federal Europe'
# MacGill
# MacGill

Creighton: 'We need a competitive federal Europe'

Jul 27th 2012, 6:25 PM 3,683 Views 66 Comments

Lucinda Creighton says that Ireland must forge a joint course with the rest of Europe in order to weather the current economic storm.

# macgill - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Mary Lou McDonald: "Austerity will not cure the deficit"
# MacGill
# MacGill

Mary Lou McDonald: "Austerity will not cure the deficit"

Jul 26th 2012, 8:47 AM 3,084 Views 101 Comments

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, McDonald said that the Government’s action plan on jobs ticks all the boxes – bar creating jobs.

# macgill - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform
# Councils
# Councils

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

Jul 25th 2012, 4:50 PM 6,462 Views 35 Comments

Phil Hogan says his reforms will see local services managed locally – with the number of councils being pulled back.

# macgill - Monday 23 July, 2012

Burton questions 'loyalty to the State' of tax exiles
# MacGill
# MacGill

Burton questions 'loyalty to the State' of tax exiles

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:40 PM 5,033 Views 38 Comments

Speaking a the MacGill summer school, Joan Burton says taxes are high enough – but there are too many loopholes to avoid them.

Kenny promises new political corruption laws, with up to 10-year jail terms
# MacGill
# MacGill

Kenny promises new political corruption laws, with up to 10-year jail terms

Jul 23rd 2012, 6:45 PM 4,580 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach says the government has accepted a Mahon recommendation to legislate against political corruption.

# macgill - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School

Jul 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 2,450 Views 15 Comments

Government ministers, journalists and academics will be speaking at the 32nd MacGill Summer School which starts tonight in Donegal.

# macgill - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers' pay?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers' pay?

Jul 26th 2011, 10:22 AM 1,777 Views 33 Comments

Matthew Elderfield says the pay cap is making it tough to get the best talent. Should we consider lifting it?

# macgill - Sunday 25 July, 2010

Orange you glad they'd dye the Liffey?
# Twelfth Of July
From The Daily Edge
# Twelfth Of July

Orange you glad they'd dye the Liffey?

Jul 25th 2010, 3:30 PM 427 Views 0 Comments

The Orange Order welcomes proposals to make July 12 a national holiday – and would dye the Liffey orange.

# macgill - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

Will McDowell return to politics?
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Will McDowell return to politics?

Jul 21st 2010, 3:57 PM 501 Views 0 Comments

He certainly hasn’t ruled it out.

McCarthy says economic crisis was 'self-inflicted' and 'avoidable'
# MacGill
# MacGill

McCarthy says economic crisis was 'self-inflicted' and 'avoidable'

Jul 21st 2010, 10:47 AM 148 Views 0 Comments

The former chairman of An Board Snip speaks at the MacGill Summer School.

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