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# party politics

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'It's messy': Fianna Fáilers 'disappointed' at conclusion of MacSharry complaint issue
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
MacSharry accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of using the complaint “for political gain at national level”.
MacSharry readmittance to FF parliamentary party hits stumbling block
Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party last week.
All time
Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office
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
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?
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"
The Fine Gael leadership hopeful added that he wants to “take them on”.
What next for the Social Democrats?
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
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
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
The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party met today to discuss Crowley’s “bewildering” actions.
Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership
He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.
Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections
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
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'
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
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
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?
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
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
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
“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
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?
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?