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# party-politics - Sunday 28 June, 2020

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.

# party-politics - Saturday 17 November, 2018

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.

# party-politics - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election? Party Politics This post contains a poll

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.

# party-politics - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

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”.

# party-politics - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

What next for the Social Democrats?

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

# party-politics - Monday 5 September, 2016

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.

# party-politics - Saturday 28 March, 2015

One third of voters find Lucinda's new party appealing

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

# party-politics - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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.

# party-politics - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

# party-politics - Sunday 20 April, 2014

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.

# party-politics - Friday 17 January, 2014

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.

# party-politics - Saturday 14 September, 2013

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.

# party-politics - Sunday 1 September, 2013

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.

# party-politics - Sunday 30 June, 2013

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.

# party-politics - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

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.

# party-politics - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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.

# party-politics - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 politicians kicking up their heels Party Politics This post contains videos

8 politicians kicking up their heels

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

# party-politics - Sunday 1 January, 2012

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

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?

# party-politics - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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.

# party-politics - Monday 3 October, 2011

Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?