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# 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 10,049 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 29,307 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 37,235 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 81,301 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 40,153 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 49,511 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 92,904 Views 59 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 58,503 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 117,831 Views 154 Comments

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
# Payback
# Payback

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

Jul 23rd 2020, 5:18 PM 114,307 Views 76 Comments

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'
# Dáil Covid Committee
# Dáil Covid Committee

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

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 71,110 Views 60 Comments

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
# Brussels
# Brussels

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

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,754 Views 72 Comments

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
# Power Nap
# Power Nap

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

Jul 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 77,794 Views 113 Comments

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
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

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

Jul 19th 2020, 10:28 AM 43,739 Views 137 Comments

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
# Cowen And Out
# Cowen And Out

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

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,263 Views 103 Comments

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
# Roderic O'Gorman

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

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,496 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 15,938 Views 17 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,087 Views 47 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

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

Jun 15th 2020, 8:10 PM 18,317 Views 69 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,915 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

# politics - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:06 PM 13,841 Views 94 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 21st 2020, 1:12 PM 95,045 Views 168 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,271 Views 42 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,855 Views 106 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 14th 2020, 8:14 AM 163,309 Views 328 Comments

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
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

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

Apr 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 44,493 Views 103 Comments

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
# US Election
# US Election

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

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,440 Views 38 Comments

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

# politics - Friday 6 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 6th 2020, 10:17 AM 33,592 Views 120 Comments

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
# Dublin Rally
# Dublin Rally

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

Feb 25th 2020, 10:31 PM 40,872 Views 134 Comments

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
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

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

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 6:14 PM 23,936 Views 119 Comments

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
# Reada Cronin
# Reada Cronin

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

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 4:18 PM 54,201 Views 211 Comments

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

# politics - Friday 14 February, 2020

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes
# Slow Progress
# Slow Progress

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Feb 14th 2020, 5:58 PM 40,811 Views 171 Comments

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

# politics - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
# Six Of The Best
# Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

Feb 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,478 Views 21 Comments

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

# politics - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,953 Views 100 Comments

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

# politics - Monday 3 February, 2020

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing
# Walkout
# Walkout

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing

Feb 3rd 2020, 10:43 PM 27,710 Views 48 Comments

Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:12 PM 20,042 Views 75 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

# politics - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

Jan 28th 2020, 4:15 PM 137,986 Views 116 Comments

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

# politics - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Jan 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 18,402 Views 91 Comments

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

# politics - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

Jan 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 23,889 Views 122 Comments

The general election is just two weeks away.

# politics - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?
# Cork North Central
# Cork North Central

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?

Jan 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 17,422 Views 15 Comments

Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.