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Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,230 Views 22 Comments

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits

Oct 21st 2012, 8:30 AM 186 Views 44 Comments

The Irish left has a history of schism, writes Adrian Grant – but if it wants to reap electoral rewards it must learn to co-operate.

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?

Oct 20th 2012, 10:42 AM 18,394 Views 193 Comments

It’s a long way off but how would you vote if there were an election right now?

Property Tax: Where do the political parties stand?
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property Tax: Where do the political parties stand?

Oct 7th 2012, 8:15 AM 7,723 Views 37 Comments

We know it’s on the way but which parties are in favour of it and which parties are not? Here is what they told us…

Seamus Healy withdraws from ULA over handling of Wallace tax affairs
# Wallace
# Wallace

Seamus Healy withdraws from ULA over handling of Wallace tax affairs

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:49 PM 10,357 Views 61 Comments

Healy said his party were disappointed and frustrated with the ULA’s handling of Wallace’s tax affairs.

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 6,913 Views 55 Comments

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts
# Hse Cuts
# Hse Cuts

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts

Sep 5th 2012, 9:30 PM 6,070 Views 33 Comments

This is the second night of protests outside Government Buildings.

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:08 AM 4,415 Views 95 Comments

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party
# Uniting The Alliance
# Uniting The Alliance

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party

Jun 24th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,443 Views 96 Comments

An alliance of three main groups, the United Left Alliance eventually wants to become a full political party but there are differences within the group about how quickly that should happen.

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott

Jun 8th 2012, 10:09 AM 3,051 Views 58 Comments

Both Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle believe that evading taxes is entirely separate to rejecting an austerity agenda.

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

Jun 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,631 Views 85 Comments

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 PM 9,402 Views 224 Comments

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Apr 19th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,693 Views 14 Comments

Micheál Martin led criticism of the government over changes to the one-parent allowance during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD
# Protest
# Protest

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD

Apr 14th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,931 Views 31 Comments

Colm Keaveney says that the alliance of left-wing parties in the Dáil stands for nothing but People Before Profit’s Joan Collins accused him of being “disingenuous”.

Laois homeowner who stopped the sheriff left 'demoralised' after eviction
# Evicted
# Evicted

Laois homeowner who stopped the sheriff left 'demoralised' after eviction

Mar 15th 2012, 12:43 PM 13,480 Views 103 Comments

Campaigners were able to stop Lee Wellstead from being evicted last month but the 47-year-old is today homeless after the sheriff made a successful second eviction attempt yesterday.

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest
# Protest
# Protest

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest

Feb 29th 2012, 4:30 PM 4,141 Views 46 Comments

Protesters marched to Leinster House today to protest against a range of measures affecting rural Ireland, including the household charge, septic tank charges, and the closure of schools and hospitals.

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD
# One Year On
# One Year On

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,578 Views 16 Comments

Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.

I stopped the sheriff: Activists prevent eviction of man from Laois home
# Stopped The Sheriff
# Stopped The Sheriff

I stopped the sheriff: Activists prevent eviction of man from Laois home

Feb 21st 2012, 6:45 PM 20,419 Views 125 Comments

Independent TD Joan Collins was among a group of activists that stopped the attempted eviction of a man from his home in Laois yesterday.

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil
Live Dec 5th 2011, 1:46 PM

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil

The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition

Dec 5th 2011, 10:32 AM 3,479 Views 7 Comments

What do Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the United Left Alliance want to see happen with this week’s budget? We take a look at their pre-Budget submissions, and discover some surprising proposals…

Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD

Nov 25th 2011, 11:18 AM 4,541 Views 48 Comments

People Before Profit representative Richard Boyd Barrett says the money paid to the FAI boss is ‘unacceptable’.

Dubliners protest against cuts and changes to bus routes
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

Dubliners protest against cuts and changes to bus routes

Jun 11th 2011, 3:48 PM 714 Views 6 Comments

Campaigners are angry at proposed changes to routes as well the cutting of some services. Dublin Bus argue this will help provide a better service.

By-election being held to fill Gerry Adams' Westminster seat
# Adams
# Adams

By-election being held to fill Gerry Adams' Westminster seat

Jun 9th 2011, 12:44 PM 429 Views 8 Comments

The Sinn Féin president resigned the seat earlier this year in order to run for the Dáil where he now sits as a TD for Louth.

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil

May 10th 2011, 3:40 PM 4,716 Views 24 Comments

Richard Boyd-Barrett is asked to leave the chamber by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett – the first ejection of the 31st Dáil.

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil
# GE11
# GE11

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

Feb 28th 2011, 8:52 AM 2,778 Views 0 Comments

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 3:30 PM 1,722 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Hanafin out as Boyd-Barrett takes final seat in Dun Laoghaire
# GE11
# GE11

Hanafin out as Boyd-Barrett takes final seat in Dun Laoghaire

Feb 27th 2011, 2:37 PM 1,308 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fail deputy leader was in final-seat battle with People Before Profit candidate as FG’s Mary Mitchell-O’Connor elected.

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies
# GE11
# GE11

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Feb 27th 2011, 1:05 AM 7,789 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

Full recount in Dún Laoghaire tomorrow morning at Labour's request
# GE11
# GE11

Full recount in Dún Laoghaire tomorrow morning at Labour's request

Feb 26th 2011, 9:40 PM 1,247 Views 0 Comments

Labour’s Ivana Bacik and People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd-Barrett are neck and neck in Dún Laoghaire.

Hanafin could lose Dún Laoghaire seat
# GE11
# GE11

Hanafin could lose Dún Laoghaire seat

Feb 26th 2011, 4:34 PM 1,205 Views 6 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has been elected but Tourism Minister Mary Hanafin could be in trouble.

Poll: How will you be voting?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will you be voting?

Feb 24th 2011, 8:53 AM 5,039 Views 0 Comments

It’s decision time: which party’s getting your number one?

Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns
# Campaigns
# Campaigns

Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns

Feb 7th 2011, 1:38 PM 2,096 Views 6 Comments

This morning, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour dusted down the soapboxes as they give green light to first day of electioneering.

Fine Gael ahead, but margin narrows on rolling Boards.ie poll
# GE11
# GE11

Fine Gael ahead, but margin narrows on rolling Boards.ie poll

Feb 5th 2011, 10:11 AM 1,450 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael come out ahead after almost 4,000 votes cast in poll since yesterday, but Labour is not far behind and Independents come in third.

I was incensed by Bertie's smug face: Councillor tackles Ahern on his last day
# Bertie
# Bertie

I was incensed by Bertie's smug face: Councillor tackles Ahern on his last day

Jan 27th 2011, 3:48 PM 5,773 Views 0 Comments

Former Taoiseach Ahern gets an earful as he exits the Dail.

Left-wing parties form 'united alliance' for election
# General Election
# General Election

Left-wing parties form 'united alliance' for election

Nov 25th 2010, 2:07 PM 706 Views 0 Comments

The ‘United Left Alliance’, incompassing the Socialists, People Before Profit and other groups will fight the general election.