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#Politics

# 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 39,272 Views 61 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 17,822 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 25,953 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 6,256 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 24,688 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 19,413 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 24,248 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 71,740 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 16,920 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 16,695 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 92,834 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 9,305 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 32,703 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 46,723 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 16,367 Views 13 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 67,462 Views 50 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 64,947 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 38,631 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 18,254 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 17,851 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 40,712 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 17,582 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 24,922 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 51,923 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 66,932 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 162,729 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 33,491 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 19,949 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 10,201 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 16,616 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 54,582 Views 184 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 10,114 Views 14 Comments

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
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

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

Sep 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,679 Views 56 Comments

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
# Oliver Bond
# Oliver Bond

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

Sep 24th 2020, 12:07 PM 37,250 Views 67 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 10:43 PM 81,785 Views 60 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Aug 26th 2020, 9:32 PM 40,169 Views 174 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

# politics - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 PM 49,547 Views 21 Comments

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?
# Clifden
# Clifden

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

Aug 21st 2020, 6:56 PM 93,356 Views 58 Comments

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
# State Of The Parties
# State Of The Parties

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

Aug 2nd 2020, 12:10 PM 58,535 Views 152 Comments

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
# Dáil Over The Place
# Dáil Over The Place

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

Jul 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 117,919 Views 154 Comments

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