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# politics - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas
# Green Christmas
# Green Christmas

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,975 Views 40 Comments

Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.

# politics - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar
# May 2020
# May 2020

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

Dec 14th 2019, 12:27 PM 12,111 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

# politics - Friday 6 December, 2019

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet
# Driving Solo
# Driving Solo

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

Dec 6th 2019, 11:15 PM 15,109 Views 57 Comments

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

Dec 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 9,987 Views 21 Comments

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

# politics - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:21 PM 19,927 Views 42 Comments

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

Finnish prime minister resigns after being accused of lying by head of postal service
# Antti Rinne
# Antti Rinne

Finnish prime minister resigns after being accused of lying by head of postal service

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:39 PM 14,116 Views 6 Comments

The Social Democrats will now appoint a successor to try and form a new government.

# politics - Sunday 1 December, 2019

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps

Dec 1st 2019, 10:30 AM 15,124 Views 7 Comments

China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.

# politics - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?
# Out To Launch
# Out To Launch

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?

Nov 30th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,076 Views 7 Comments

Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.

# politics - Monday 25 November, 2019

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon
# Brexit
# Brexit

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nov 25th 2019, 10:45 PM 19,567 Views 25 Comments

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

# politics - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates
# Damien English
# Damien English

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

Nov 24th 2019, 4:24 PM 15,099 Views 41 Comments

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

# politics - Friday 22 November, 2019

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote
# Contest
# Contest

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Updated Nov 22nd 2019, 2:03 PM 20,532 Views 42 Comments

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

# politics - Friday 15 November, 2019

Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'
# Blocked
# Blocked

Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'

Nov 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 4,767 Views 9 Comments

The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.

# politics - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections
# Vote 2019
# Vote 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections

Nov 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,034 Views 8 Comments

Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.

# politics - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Nov 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 36,228 Views 132 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# politics - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit
# Busted Flush
# Busted Flush

Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit

Oct 8th 2019, 6:33 PM 79,495 Views 59 Comments

Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.

# politics - Sunday 22 September, 2019

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
# November Gain
# November Gain

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 19,619 Views 29 Comments

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

# politics - Friday 6 September, 2019

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,027 Views 15 Comments

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

# politics - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
# Opinion
# Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Sep 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,952 Views 8 Comments

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# politics - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government
# Dark Clouds
# Dark Clouds

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Updated Sep 4th 2019, 1:28 PM 17,514 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

# politics - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year

Aug 7th 2019, 2:46 PM 11,097 Views 36 Comments

Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.

# politics - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government
# Rebuilding
# Rebuilding

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Aug 4th 2019, 11:00 AM 17,753 Views 66 Comments

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

# politics - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?

Jul 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,181 Views 17 Comments

“Despite a significant amount of new blood entering the political establishment, the old elites still have some sway,” writes Assistant Professor Tanya Lokot.

# politics - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge

Jul 20th 2019, 7:14 PM 28,644 Views 91 Comments

Support for the Greens has fallen by four points.

# politics - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'

Jun 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 29,722 Views 48 Comments

The robes make it harder for the average person to see themselves as a public representative, writes Galway City Councillor, Owen Hanley.

# politics - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance?

Jun 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 20,387 Views 51 Comments

The Government deserves credit for successfully handling what was inevitably going to be a tricky situation, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Saturday 8 June, 2019

The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely
# In It To Win It
# In It To Win It

The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely

Jun 8th 2019, 8:10 AM 24,454 Views 23 Comments

Theresa May officially stepped down on Friday – but she can only move away when a replacement is found. Who is most likely to take up the role?

# politics - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'

Jun 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 33,965 Views 44 Comments

Here’s what we learned after taking a dive into Healy-Rae history.

# politics - Monday 3 June, 2019

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland

Jun 3rd 2019, 11:23 AM 8,631 Views 23 Comments

Karen Bradley and Simon Coveney said they “believe that there is a genuine but narrow window of opportunity to reach agreement in the immediate period ahead”.

Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo

Jun 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 16,945 Views 86 Comments

The left-wing parties failed to progress the ideas behind Right2Change – so potential voters stayed at home, writes Cillian Doyle.

# politics - Friday 31 May, 2019

The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

May 31st 2019, 6:00 PM 28,984 Views 57 Comments

In this week’s episode, we take a look at one of Irish politics’ most interesting families: the Healy Raes.

# politics - Monday 27 May, 2019

Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties

Updated May 27th 2019, 7:24 AM 21,319 Views 48 Comments

Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.

# politics - Friday 24 May, 2019

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader
Live May 24th 2019, 11:50 AM

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

# politics - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out
# Politics
From The42
# Politics

Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out

May 21st 2019, 10:26 PM 12,240 Views 16 Comments

The Armenian will not travel to Baku to face Chelsea due to concerns over his safety.

Catching up with the council candidates: They love canvassing but juggling politics with jobs is a challenge
# On The Doorsteps
# On The Doorsteps

Catching up with the council candidates: They love canvassing but juggling politics with jobs is a challenge

May 21st 2019, 6:21 PM 9,462 Views 8 Comments

Some local election candidates say they have been knocking on doors since January, in the fight for seats.

# politics - Saturday 18 May, 2019

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

May 18th 2019, 6:39 PM 24,818 Views 116 Comments

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

# politics - Thursday 16 May, 2019

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs
# PAC
# PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,378 Views 39 Comments

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

# politics - Thursday 25 April, 2019

McDonald and Foster feel the heat but do not concede on the issues blocking Stormont
# Implacable
# Implacable

McDonald and Foster feel the heat but do not concede on the issues blocking Stormont

Apr 25th 2019, 11:26 AM 26,204 Views 117 Comments

Northern Ireland has been without an Executive since January 2017.

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters
# Elections 2019
# Elections 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

Apr 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,130 Views 58 Comments

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# politics - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks
# Over The Top
# Over The Top

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

Apr 20th 2019, 2:13 PM 22,198 Views 47 Comments

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

# politics - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Poll: Does the Brexit delay mean Ireland should hold a general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the Brexit delay mean Ireland should hold a general election?

Apr 16th 2019, 10:06 AM 27,920 Views 97 Comments

’19, ’20 or ’21, what do you think?