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# Opposition

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# Stimulus
'Timid', 'anaemic' and 'spin-driven' - the opposition on the stimulus package
The Government yesterday announced a €2.25 billion plan to give a boost to the economy.
# shufflin'
Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle
The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.
# Syria
Syria 'peace plan' rejected... by both sides
Tensions in the region are high after Turkey scrambled fighter jets to the border yesterday.
# Russia
Putin's chief investigator apologies over death threat
Opposition newspaper says its deputy editor was threatened with decapitation after reporting on crime cover-ups.
# Euro 2012
Behind Enemy Lines: What the Croatians are saying
We speak to Zagreb-based football writer Aleksandar Holiga about how our opponents see this evening’s Group C clash going.
# Dictator
Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus
The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.
# Cuts
Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending
The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus?
There has been much talk of sales of State assets as part of the IMF/EU bailout deal but is Aer Lingus one we should hold on to?
# Malaysia
Malaysia's opposition leader cleared in sodomy trial
Anwar Ibrahim has been fighting the charges since 2008, claiming they were a set-up by the current government which is afraid of the challenge his leadership poses.
# thatcher
16k people sign petition asking for Thatcher's funeral to be privatised
The former British prime minister hasn’t died – but 16,000 people have signed a petition on a UK government website calling for the private sector to bear the cost of her funeral.
# Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma
The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.
# State of the Nation
Opposition preparing televised responses to Enda's state of the nation speech
Three RTÉ slots are expected to be made available to opposition politicians this evening, while TV3 will provide time on Wednesday.
# Syria
National council launched in Syria
The council was designed to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime and is the broadest umbrella movement of revolutionary forces formed so far.
# Dáil Éireann
Maiden speeches jump on Enda Kenny's victory chariot
New TDs and independents make sure they have their “spake” before Fine Gael leader gets the nod for Taoiseach.
# Opposition
Opposition say coalition agreement is 'fudging' vital issues and offering more of the same
Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the United Left Alliance have all been reacting to the Fine Gael and Labour agreed programme for government.
Labour grassroots members oppose coalition with Fine Gael
Labour councillors, the national chair of Labour Youth and the Unite trade union have voiced their opposition to a Labour-Fine Gael coalition – saying the country needs a strong opposition.
# Sinn Féin
Fine Gael the "opposite side of the same coin" says Adams
Sinn Fein leader says his party will have an important role in Opposition as a bulwark against “swingeing, anti-citizen” policies.
# GE11
Opposition lambast Taoiseach's handling of ministerial resignations
Leaders of the opposition parties welcomed the election date, but criticised events leading to Taoiseach’s announcement – and wondered where the Green Party stands.
# Opposition
Opposition parties react to Cowen’s announcement
Labour says Fianna Fáil is preoccupied with itself; Sinn Féin says FF has been stripped of its authority; and Fine Gael call for an immediate general election.
# Opposition
Opposition attacks government over ‘national sellout’
The opposition may vote against December’s budget after roundly condemning the bailout deal.
# Opposition
Opposition puts more pressure on the government
Fine Gael has renewed its call for an immediate general election.
# Opposition
Labour and Fine Gael clash over €6bn cuts
Both parties have called for a snap election – but can’t agree on how to impose cuts now that the IMF are on the scene.
# Bailout
Michael Noonan claims there is a policy difference between IMF and ECB
The opposition spokesman says that the IMF and ECB do not agree on how to deal with the banks.
# Anger
"You should be ashamed": Pat Rabbitte attacks government on Prime Time
“You can do no more damage to this country.” Pat Rabbitte sticks it to a shocked Pat Carey.