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# politics - Monday 26 September, 2022

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
# Italy Leans Right
# Italy Leans Right

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?

Mon 10:30 AM 20,750 Views 15 Comments

Sofia Ammassari and Duncan McDonnell look at the shock political shift of Italy to the far-right and ask what it means for the future.

# politics - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?
# Future Generations
# Future Generations

Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?

Sat 8:00 PM 10,462 Views 12 Comments

Marc Ó Cathasaigh of the Green Party says legislators should always consider future generations.

# politics - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement

Sep 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,323 Views 2 Comments

The head of the Irish delegation at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat in Belfast, David Donoghue, writes about the experience.

# politics - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Dáil back after summer break with a cost-of-living Budget and rotating Taoiseach on the agenda
# New Term
# New Term

Dáil back after summer break with a cost-of-living Budget and rotating Taoiseach on the agenda

Sep 14th 2022, 7:50 AM 10,481 Views 20 Comments

The next two weeks will be whirlwind.

# politics - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Green Party believes being in Government is 'right thing to do for the country'
# Think-In
# Think-In

Green Party believes being in Government is 'right thing to do for the country'

Sep 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 18,744 Views 120 Comments

The Green Party is holding its think-in today in Co Clare as the Dáil returns from its summer recess.

# politics - Monday 22 August, 2022

Four TDs and senators were given €3,000 in political donations last year
# Donations
# Donations

Four TDs and senators were given €3,000 in political donations last year

Aug 22nd 2022, 12:37 PM 20,488 Views 9 Comments

Public reps must disclose any donations valued at (or totalling) €600 or more from an individual source.

# politics - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 2:11 PM 38,707 Views 102 Comments

The politics professor says the letter damaged Ireland’s reputation regarding its position on Russia’s war against Ukraine.

# politics - Friday 15 July, 2022

Truss allies deny ‘black ops’ campaign against Mordaunt as Tory leadership race heats up
# Tory Leadership Race
# Tory Leadership Race

Truss allies deny ‘black ops’ campaign against Mordaunt as Tory leadership race heats up

Jul 15th 2022, 11:26 AM 15,623 Views 10 Comments

Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, is bidding to consolidate and increase support from the right of the Tory party, in the face of a surge by Penny Mordaunt.

Taoiseach to express condolences on Abe killing on official visit to Japan
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach to express condolences on Abe killing on official visit to Japan

Jul 15th 2022, 10:27 AM 7,408 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin will also visit Singapore on the four-day visit.

# politics - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Fianna Fáil calls for more public transport policing as it launches survey on commuter safety
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Fianna Fáil calls for more public transport policing as it launches survey on commuter safety

Jul 14th 2022, 4:00 PM 9,401 Views 25 Comments

The survey aims to gather more detail on anecdotal reports of assault and harassment on public transport.

# politics - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

'This is not a crisis for everybody': Protesters blast inaction on cost of living at the Dáil
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'This is not a crisis for everybody': Protesters blast inaction on cost of living at the Dáil

Jul 13th 2022, 6:37 PM 12,831 Views 6 Comments

The protest was organised by the Cost of Living Coalition.

# politics - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'

Jul 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,092 Views 7 Comments

Cabinet members and Conservative backbenchers stuck with Johnson while the public cried for him to leave, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# politics - Friday 8 July, 2022

Starmer and Rayner will not be fined over ‘beergate’, say police
# Beergate
# Beergate

Starmer and Rayner will not be fined over ‘beergate’, say police

Jul 8th 2022, 12:47 PM 12,439 Views 15 Comments

The British Labour leadership duo had vowed to quit if police had taken action against them.

# politics - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Sinn Féin considering motion of no confidence in government
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin considering motion of no confidence in government

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 3:38 PM 33,930 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that he welcomes the opportunity to prove the Government has a working majority.

# politics - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget

Jun 21st 2022, 2:57 PM 10,331 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin faced more calls for an emergency budget today.

# politics - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Sinn Fein remains most popular political party, says latest poll
# Poll
# Poll

Sinn Fein remains most popular political party, says latest poll

May 29th 2022, 1:30 PM 20,234 Views 79 Comments

Fine Gael found its support dropping to 20%, while Fianna Fail dropped by a point to 15%.

# politics - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Travel
# Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

May 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,558 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

# politics - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 12,359 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

# politics - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 39,803 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

# politics - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:32 PM 24,089 Views 49 Comments

The carbon tax is set to increase next month from €33.50 to €41.00 per tonne of carbon.

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status
# Rishi Sunak
# Rishi Sunak

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status

Apr 7th 2022, 1:31 PM 28,621 Views 10 Comments

The tax-reducing status emerged on the day Rishi Sunak’s national insurance increase came into effect.

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
# Climate
# Climate

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,552 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

# politics - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Sinn Féin remains in the lead as most popular party among voters, new poll shows
# Party Support
# Party Support

Sinn Féin remains in the lead as most popular party among voters, new poll shows

Apr 3rd 2022, 11:41 AM 34,106 Views 119 Comments

The findings from the latest Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks poll were published this weekend.

# politics - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government

Mar 31st 2022, 1:34 PM 24,103 Views 27 Comments

Most civil servants will now be able to work remotely at least some of the time.

# politics - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling
# Politics
# Politics

Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling

Mar 27th 2022, 8:24 AM 47,398 Views 115 Comments

Sinn Féin remains the most popular party in the Republic of Ireland.

# politics - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits
# Meetings
# Meetings

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits

Mar 23rd 2022, 10:56 PM 11,344 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other leaders are also travelling to Brussels on Thursday.

# politics - Monday 14 March, 2022

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment

Mar 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 36,681 Views 28 Comments

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party’s chief diplomat, met today.

# politics - Monday 7 March, 2022

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'

Mar 7th 2022, 6:58 PM 25,529 Views 49 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.

# politics - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
# USA
# USA

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

Jan 26th 2022, 9:15 PM 24,075 Views 32 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

# politics - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy
# Global Politics
# Global Politics

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 12,888 Views 13 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at democracy and asks if it prevents politicians from pushing for real change.

# politics - Friday 31 December, 2021

A 2022 preview: What we know about the big political events scheduled to happen next year
# Events Dear Boy
# Events Dear Boy

A 2022 preview: What we know about the big political events scheduled to happen next year

Dec 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,861 Views 20 Comments

A Taoiseach rotation and other issues.

# politics - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,677 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

# politics - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar
# Housing
# Housing

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar

Nov 25th 2021, 8:25 PM 28,096 Views 58 Comments

Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns accused the government of overseeing a cost-of-living crisis in Ireland.

# politics - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls
# Political Poll
# Political Poll

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls

Nov 14th 2021, 1:31 PM 55,488 Views 176 Comments

Fine Gael are unchanged and support for Fianna Fáil has dropped by three points.

# politics - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,415 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

# politics - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 5:08 PM 33,716 Views 47 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that two ministers may attend housing ‘roadshows’.

# politics - Monday 27 September, 2021

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors

Sep 27th 2021, 8:28 AM 10,000 Views 26 Comments

Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.

# politics - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,530 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.

# politics - Sunday 22 August, 2021

Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset
# Closing Time
From The42
# Closing Time

Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 7,340 Views 5 Comments

The 42-year-old Filipino boxing superstar indicated he now planned to turn his attention to his political career.

# politics - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Aug 4th 2021, 7:25 AM 31,284 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

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