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# party-politics - This month November 2022

'It's messy': Fianna Fáilers 'disappointed' at conclusion of MacSharry complaint issue
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

'It's messy': Fianna Fáilers 'disappointed' at conclusion of MacSharry complaint issue

Nov 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 15,520 Views 20 Comments

MacSharry resigned from Fianna Fáil citing the failure to properly handle a complaint made against him.

Marc MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fáil over handling of complaint made against him
# Out
# Out

Marc MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fáil over handling of complaint made against him

Updated Nov 2nd 2022, 2:20 PM 45,981 Views 59 Comments

MacSharry accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of using the complaint “for political gain at national level”.

# party-politics - Last month October 2022

MacSharry readmittance to FF parliamentary party hits stumbling block
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

MacSharry readmittance to FF parliamentary party hits stumbling block

Oct 19th 2022, 6:56 PM 18,669 Views 2 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party last week.

# party-politics - All time

Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office

Jun 28th 2020, 6:45 PM 49,533 Views 120 Comments

Martin said it will act as a symbol of historic government coalition that was formed this week.

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through
# Endgame
# Endgame

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through

Updated Nov 17th 2018, 6:13 PM 28,851 Views 67 Comments

Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?

Oct 21st 2018, 9:44 AM 28,980 Views 108 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks.

Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féin is "the greatest threat to our democracy"
# Gloves Off
# Gloves Off

Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féin is "the greatest threat to our democracy"

May 24th 2017, 2:33 PM 35,646 Views 259 Comments

The Fine Gael leadership hopeful added that he wants to “take them on”.

What next for the Social Democrats?
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

What next for the Social Democrats?

Sep 6th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,057 Views 51 Comments

In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.

Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure

Sep 5th 2016, 6:44 PM 20,979 Views 73 Comments

He said he would be consulting with supporters in his constituency before deciding the way forward.

One third of voters find Lucinda's new party appealing
# New Kids On The Block
# New Kids On The Block

One third of voters find Lucinda's new party appealing

Mar 28th 2015, 9:48 AM 12,713 Views 105 Comments

A poll shows 35% of people think Ireland definitely needs a new party.

What a way to go: Fianna Fáil agrees that Brian Crowley expelled himself
# Your Own Fault
# Your Own Fault

What a way to go: Fianna Fáil agrees that Brian Crowley expelled himself

Jun 24th 2014, 2:25 PM 25,862 Views 68 Comments

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party met today to discuss Crowley’s “bewildering” actions.

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership
# Face Off
# Face Off

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership

May 29th 2014, 10:40 PM 12,630 Views 71 Comments

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections

Apr 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,254 Views 65 Comments

Whether they’re party-affiliated or independent, all of these fresh-faced candidates are looking to make a mark on their constituencies and speak out for their generation.

Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections

Jan 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 11,099 Views 58 Comments

One of the candidates said he feels compelled, as a young person, to take action on issues in his local area.

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,018 Views 23 Comments

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

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 9,436 Views 76 Comments

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

Pearse Doherty: I don't have any personal desire to lead Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Pearse Doherty: I don't have any personal desire to lead Sinn Féin

Jun 30th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,833 Views 86 Comments

The Sinn Féin spokesperson has been tipped as a future leader of the party but would not go for the leadership if Gerry Adams was to resign in the near future, he said this week.

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

May 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 217 Views 40 Comments

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right

Nov 29th 2012, 7:30 PM 321 Views 46 Comments

Ireland’s rigid party whip system erodes true democracy – and this is never so evident as on the issue of abortion, writes Larry Donnelly.

8 politicians kicking up their heels
# Party Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Party Politics

8 politicians kicking up their heels

Apr 17th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,247 Views 9 Comments

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…

Leo Varadkar promises “bigger party” for next New Year’s Eve
# Party Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Party Politics

Leo Varadkar promises “bigger party” for next New Year’s Eve

Jan 1st 2012, 6:45 PM 10,265 Views 51 Comments

“More stages, more music, more people, bigger fireworks”: Is this the Tourism Minister’s New Year’s resolution?

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs

Nov 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 103 Views 10 Comments

Most independent TDs just fade from view after a term or two. They should follow these examples from Tony Gregory, writes his biographer Robbie Gilligan.

Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?

Oct 3rd 2011, 11:29 AM 4,090 Views 105 Comments

Micheál Martin outlined the challenges facing the decimated Fianna Fáil party this past weekend but said the party will regroup and renew its strength. Do you think FF will still be around in ten years’ time?