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# 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 21,960 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 27,719 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 20,046 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 138,002 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 18,403 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 23,902 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 17,425 Views 15 Comments

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

# 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 11,977 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 15,116 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 19,931 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 14,156 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 15,125 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 20,080 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 19,569 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 15,100 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 20,537 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 16,039 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 37,049 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 79,506 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 19,620 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 23,046 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 20,984 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 11,139 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 17,755 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 28,648 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 29,733 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 24,483 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 33,974 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 8,633 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 16,952 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 29,005 Views 58 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 21,320 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 12,241 Views 16 Comments

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