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# 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 32,274 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 7,322 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 31,138 Views 83 Comments

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

# politics - Friday 23 July, 2021

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:54 PM 23,654 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

# politics - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,043 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

# politics - Friday 9 July, 2021

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
# Labour
# Labour

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,339 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

# politics - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
# Vote
# Vote

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 10:57 PM 58,051 Views 106 Comments

40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.

# politics - Monday 28 June, 2021

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report
# Lobby
# Lobby

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report

Jun 28th 2021, 2:36 PM 9,448 Views 2 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released its 2020 report on the regulation of lobbying.

# politics - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 12,026 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

# politics - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:25 PM 39,084 Views 62 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

# politics - Thursday 10 June, 2021

FG's James Geoghegan surveyed voters door-to-door for Renua but 'nobody asked' who he was with
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

FG's James Geoghegan surveyed voters door-to-door for Renua but 'nobody asked' who he was with

Jun 10th 2021, 11:54 AM 17,777 Views 24 Comments

Geoghegan said that he knocked to “maybe 50 people” ahead of the 2016 general election.

# politics - Friday 4 June, 2021

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,934 Views 24 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
# Social Media

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,144 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

# politics - Monday 31 May, 2021

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
# Pan African Parliament
# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,657 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

# politics - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,379 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

# politics - Friday 30 April, 2021

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,193 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

# politics - Friday 9 April, 2021

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,670 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

# politics - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
# Environment
# Environment

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,857 Views 23 Comments

Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.

# politics - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'

Feb 27th 2021, 4:30 PM 16,517 Views 36 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi, who is of African descent, had hoped to run in the forthcoming Seanad by-election. She shares her thoughts on Irish politics.

# politics - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times
# Slam Duncan
# Slam Duncan

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times

Feb 11th 2021, 10:34 AM 92,516 Views 107 Comments

Footage of the Dáil debate went viral on social media yesterday.

# politics - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Italy turns to 'Super Mario' Draghi to solve political turmoil and form government
# Wily Veteran
# Wily Veteran

Italy turns to 'Super Mario' Draghi to solve political turmoil and form government

Feb 3rd 2021, 2:07 PM 9,289 Views 10 Comments

Draghi will lead a non-political government as Italy still reels from the Covid-19 crisis.

# politics - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Fine Gael falls in popularity but remains top party in opinion poll
# Politics
# Politics

Fine Gael falls in popularity but remains top party in opinion poll

Jan 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 32,651 Views 99 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s support has risen by four points, but it remains the least popular choice of the top three parties.

# politics - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:22 AM 46,644 Views 106 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald has called for a dedicated Vaccine Minister.

# politics - Thursday 31 December, 2020

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
# Politics
# Politics

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,296 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at who did well – and who didn’t fare brilliantly.

# politics - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Fianna Fáil investigating claims female youth members were 'compared and ranked' on Zoom calls
# Ógra Fianna Fáil
# Ógra Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil investigating claims female youth members were 'compared and ranked' on Zoom calls

Dec 29th 2020, 4:18 PM 67,336 Views 49 Comments

Monaghan Ógra Fianna Fáil’s secretary publicised the claims yesterday evening.

# politics - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
# The Greens
# The Greens

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever

Dec 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 64,559 Views 58 Comments

“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”

# politics - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,597 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

# politics - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019
# SIPO
# SIPO

Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:10 AM 18,229 Views 13 Comments

The party received €258,596 in public funding last year.

# politics - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,834 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

# politics - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll

Nov 29th 2020, 8:11 AM 40,689 Views 188 Comments

Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.

# politics - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight
# Politics
# Politics

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight

Nov 26th 2020, 7:27 PM 17,555 Views 12 Comments

The opposition has been like a dog with a bone on the issue.

# politics - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
# Lobby Power
# Lobby Power

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,813 Views 9 Comments

If a public official is lobbied while abroad there is no regulation to oversee this, writes policy expert.

# politics - Friday 6 November, 2020

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar
# Dáil
# Dáil

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 6th 2020, 8:17 PM 51,835 Views 215 Comments

A spokesman for the Tánaiste said Sinn Féin is “only interested in political mudslinging”.

# politics - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Three Sinn Féin members resign after failing to return wrongly received NI grant money
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Three Sinn Féin members resign after failing to return wrongly received NI grant money

Oct 29th 2020, 3:31 PM 66,884 Views 124 Comments

Senator Elisha McCallion was one of the three members to resign.

# politics - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules
# Level 5
# Level 5

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules

Updated Oct 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 162,631 Views 256 Comments

Gardaí will still not be allowed to enter someone’s home.

# politics - Monday 12 October, 2020

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats
# Green Wave
# Green Wave

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats

Oct 12th 2020, 5:24 PM 33,472 Views 40 Comments

Chu is currently a Green Party councillor and the party’s Chairperson.

# politics - Saturday 10 October, 2020

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

Oct 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 19,777 Views 69 Comments

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

# politics - Thursday 8 October, 2020

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Oct 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,193 Views 2 Comments

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

# politics - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote

Oct 4th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,606 Views 35 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

# politics - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
# Green Party
# Green Party

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:02 PM 54,450 Views 184 Comments

The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.

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