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#Politics

# politics - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Brolly to reign? Joe considering run for Irish presidency
# Brolly Reign
From The42
# Brolly Reign

Brolly to reign? Joe considering run for Irish presidency

Dec 19th 2015, 1:51 PM 8,547 Views 17 Comments

GAA legend has been approached by a number of political parties but has yet to make up his mind.

# politics - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession
# Column
# Column

Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 340 Views 74 Comments

There is going to be another recession in the future, but how we prepare for it is up to our politicians, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

What should be done when politicians are caught dealing dirty?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

What should be done when politicians are caught dealing dirty?

Dec 8th 2015, 12:05 PM 25,603 Views 115 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# politics - Monday 7 December, 2015

"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash
# Dirty Dealings
# Dirty Dealings

"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash

Dec 7th 2015, 11:33 PM 137,703 Views 282 Comments

The programme will be broadcast tonight.

"I lured her into my trap" - councillor claims he was only playing along with £10k RTÉ sting
# The Mcelvaney Defence
# The Mcelvaney Defence

"I lured her into my trap" - councillor claims he was only playing along with £10k RTÉ sting

Dec 7th 2015, 11:53 AM 66,126 Views 233 Comments

Hugh McElvaney says HE has in fact caught RTÉ ‘red-handed’.

# politics - Sunday 6 December, 2015

I'm not a AAA fan but we shouldn't be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them
# Column
# Column

I'm not a AAA fan but we shouldn't be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them

Dec 6th 2015, 10:00 AM 106 Views 112 Comments

To restrict the fundraising ability because some members might theoretically commit public order offences is a disturbing development, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# politics - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
# Sight
# Sight

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Dec 1st 2015, 6:05 AM 8,731 Views 27 Comments

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

# politics - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
# Golden Circles
# Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

Nov 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,323 Views 40 Comments

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

# politics - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator
# By-election
# By-election

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

Nov 13th 2015, 3:08 PM 30,938 Views 414 Comments

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

Amid the rumour and innuendo, Pat Carey's resignation was inevitable
# Analysis
# Analysis

Amid the rumour and innuendo, Pat Carey's resignation was inevitable

Nov 13th 2015, 12:41 PM 18,477 Views 0 Comments

Analysis: The former minister’s swift resignation as Fianna Fáil’s director of elections was always on the cards once his name began to circulate in the political bubble.

# politics - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement

Nov 12th 2015, 11:54 PM 41,789 Views 280 Comments

The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.

Enda won't be going for as long as Éamon de Valera
# 40 Years Of Enda
# 40 Years Of Enda

Enda won't be going for as long as Éamon de Valera

Nov 12th 2015, 4:17 PM 9,214 Views 48 Comments

The Taoiseach ruled out trying to emulate one of his predecessors today.

Watch 'a bunch of whimpering babies' shout and roar in the Dáil
# Rowdiness
# Rowdiness

Watch 'a bunch of whimpering babies' shout and roar in the Dáil

Nov 12th 2015, 1:30 PM 22,530 Views 265 Comments

Proposals to enhance security around Leinster House have been criticised by Sinn Féin.

# politics - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won't collapse

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won't collapse

Nov 10th 2015, 5:18 PM 7,987 Views 79 Comments

The Taoiseach said he received a letter from Judge Brian Cregan last Friday about the difficulties the inquiry had encountered.

'I hope it works': Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I hope it works': Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis

Nov 10th 2015, 3:55 PM 39,766 Views 152 Comments

The government has announced a new package of measures it hopes will tackle the long-running housing crisis.

Enda could be shaking hands and kissing babies, but instead we're all talking about Siteserv again
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Enda could be shaking hands and kissing babies, but instead we're all talking about Siteserv again

Nov 10th 2015, 11:54 AM 12,964 Views 113 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# politics - Monday 9 November, 2015

Barack Obama has joined Facebook with a video of him walking in his back garden
# Friend Me
# Friend Me

Barack Obama has joined Facebook with a video of him walking in his back garden

Nov 9th 2015, 6:34 PM 10,863 Views 193 Comments

But you can’t poke him.

# politics - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Irish Water say they've no plans to re-brand despite reports
# Lick Of Paint
# Lick Of Paint

Irish Water say they've no plans to re-brand despite reports

Nov 8th 2015, 7:56 PM 29,627 Views 141 Comments

The plan involves the retirement of CEO John Tierney.

Audience members were offered $5,000 to call Donald Trump racist on Saturday Night Live last night
# Trump Live
# Trump Live

Audience members were offered $5,000 to call Donald Trump racist on Saturday Night Live last night

Nov 8th 2015, 12:55 PM 24,059 Views 29 Comments

But only Larry David took up the offer.

# politics - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
# Thatcherite
# Thatcherite

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Nov 6th 2015, 4:35 PM 24,930 Views 145 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

Gerry Adams: Our opponents fear us
# Running Scared
# Running Scared

Gerry Adams: Our opponents fear us

Nov 6th 2015, 9:57 AM 12,330 Views 202 Comments

The Sinn Féin president insisted his party would not desist in opposing the actions of criminals.

Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet could teach Ireland a thing or two
# Analysis
# Analysis

Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet could teach Ireland a thing or two

Nov 6th 2015, 9:57 AM 14,674 Views 98 Comments

The new Canadian Prime Minister’s decision has seen him roundly applauded – but he’s not without his detractors.

# politics - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Here's what's on the menu for Sinn Féin's €500-a-plate NY fundraiser
# Shinner Dinner
# Shinner Dinner

Here's what's on the menu for Sinn Féin's €500-a-plate NY fundraiser

Nov 5th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,855 Views 116 Comments

Cocktails, salad, steak and a type of Spanish cheese are all on the menu in Manhattan tonight.

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today
# Emergency Situation
# Emergency Situation

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today

Nov 5th 2015, 7:54 PM 18,443 Views 64 Comments

The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.

A lot of women are tweeting Enda about their periods - and he's cool with it
# Abortion
# Abortion

A lot of women are tweeting Enda about their periods - and he's cool with it

Nov 5th 2015, 1:57 PM 30,493 Views 69 Comments

“People send tweets to the Taoiseach all the time on all sorts of issues and are entitled to do so.”

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'

Nov 5th 2015, 1:22 PM 1,732 Views 294 Comments

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

All eyes on Leo as yet another awful story emerges from an Irish hospital
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

All eyes on Leo as yet another awful story emerges from an Irish hospital

Nov 5th 2015, 12:00 PM 21,935 Views 62 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims
# Warning
# Warning

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims

Nov 5th 2015, 10:34 AM 7,769 Views 22 Comments

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday
# Funeral Embargo
# Funeral Embargo

Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday

Nov 5th 2015, 10:28 AM 13,973 Views 44 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.

Why is Canada getting a gender-balanced cabinet? "Because it's 2015"
# Sworn In
# Sworn In

Why is Canada getting a gender-balanced cabinet? "Because it's 2015"

Nov 5th 2015, 9:00 AM 8,943 Views 68 Comments

The country’s new Prime Minister has promised big changes.

Hillary Clinton's unfortunate retweet revealed a little too much about her campaign
# Pizza And Anal
From The Daily Edge
# Pizza And Anal

Hillary Clinton's unfortunate retweet revealed a little too much about her campaign

Nov 5th 2015, 7:51 AM 6,259 Views 3 Comments

Oh Hills.

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure
# Portuguese Model
# Portuguese Model

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure

Nov 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 12,138 Views 67 Comments

The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

# politics - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

This Fine Gael TD's last-ditch election bid is set to fail
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

This Fine Gael TD's last-ditch election bid is set to fail

Nov 4th 2015, 8:10 PM 17,712 Views 65 Comments

John Perry wants Fine Gael to add him to the Sligo-Leitrim election ticket but his efforts will fall on deaf ears, party sources say.

Exploitation on trawlers: Ministers were aware of illegal worker claims two years ago
# Guardian Investigation
# Guardian Investigation

Exploitation on trawlers: Ministers were aware of illegal worker claims two years ago

Nov 4th 2015, 4:50 PM 12,330 Views 27 Comments

Richard Bruton said he was “aware of the contention” that there were illegal workers in the industry.

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry
# Walkout
# Walkout

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry

Nov 4th 2015, 2:00 PM 33,883 Views 87 Comments

Independent TD Finian McGrath became irate following the Taoiseach’s initial response to questioning regarding overcrowding in emergency departments. Jerry Buttimer soon followed.

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

Nov 4th 2015, 1:16 PM 21,353 Views 0 Comments

The email was sent to every TD and Senator overnight by the independent Seanad by-election candidate Jerry Beades.

What can Leo do to sort out the insane overcrowding in our hospitals?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

What can Leo do to sort out the insane overcrowding in our hospitals?

Nov 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 13,325 Views 98 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Watch: RTE News broadcast a pretty awkward interview with the web summit co-founder...
# Painful
# Painful

Watch: RTE News broadcast a pretty awkward interview with the web summit co-founder...

Nov 4th 2015, 11:46 AM 48,160 Views 108 Comments

Sharon Ní Bheoláin gave Daire Hickey a bit of a grilling. And it’s not going down too well with people…

One event 20 years ago changed Israel and Palestine forever
# Yitzhak Rabin
# Yitzhak Rabin

One event 20 years ago changed Israel and Palestine forever

Nov 4th 2015, 6:04 AM 20,999 Views 101 Comments

The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was 20 years ago today.

# politics - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Alan 'Jose Mourinho' Kelly's big idea to solve the rent crisis is dead
# Rent Certainty
# Rent Certainty

Alan 'Jose Mourinho' Kelly's big idea to solve the rent crisis is dead

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:18 PM 14,656 Views 95 Comments

Labour admits it’s unlikely that rent certainty will form part of the government’s plans.