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# politics - Saturday 21 November, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# politics - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

# politics - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

# politics - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

# politics - Thursday 3 September, 2020

FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again

The Green Party leader has come in for criticism after a new clip appears to show him nodding off again.

# politics - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

# politics - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?

I have a dream today.

# politics - Friday 21 August, 2020

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?

81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.

# politics - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels

Both parties are up since the general election.

# politics - Friday 31 July, 2020

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.

# politics - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

# politics - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

# politics - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

Fine Gael's popularity continues to rise as support for coalition partners falls

The poll is the first conducted since the formation of a new government last month.

# politics - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# politics - Monday 6 July, 2020

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

# politics - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

# politics - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

# politics - Monday 15 June, 2020

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

# politics - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

# politics - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

# politics - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

# politics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

# politics - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'

Malcolm Byrne says Confidence and Supply didn’t yield much for Fianna Fáil and there’s now understandable anxiety in the party about coalition with FG.

# politics - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

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Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

# politics - Friday 10 April, 2020

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland

Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.

# politics - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Friday 6 March, 2020

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Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.

# politics - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

# politics - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

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