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'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 16,629 Views 35 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

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 54,622 Views 184 Comments

The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.

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 10,131 Views 14 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

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 29,717 Views 56 Comments

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

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 37,269 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

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 81,856 Views 60 Comments

The Green Party leader has come in for criticism after a new clip appears to show him nodding off again.

'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 40,184 Views 174 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

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 49,556 Views 21 Comments

I have a dream today.

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 93,434 Views 59 Comments

81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.

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 58,538 Views 152 Comments

Both parties are up since the general election.

'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 117,943 Views 153 Comments

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

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 114,401 Views 76 Comments

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

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 71,209 Views 60 Comments

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

'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 43,809 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 77,922 Views 115 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 43,812 Views 137 Comments

The poll is the first conducted since the formation of a new government last month.

'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 57,358 Views 104 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

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 71,631 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

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 15,963 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

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 11,165 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.’

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 18,357 Views 69 Comments

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

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 43,942 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

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 13,876 Views 94 Comments

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

'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 95,087 Views 168 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

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 23,298 Views 42 Comments

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

'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 18,971 Views 107 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.

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 163,347 Views 328 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

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 44,592 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.

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 15,455 Views 38 Comments

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

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 33,609 Views 120 Comments

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.

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 40,898 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 23,958 Views 119 Comments

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

'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 54,416 Views 211 Comments

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

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 40,839 Views 171 Comments

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

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 27,520 Views 21 Comments

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

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 21,988 Views 100 Comments

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

'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 27,749 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 20,063 Views 75 Comments

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

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 138,065 Views 116 Comments

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

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 18,421 Views 91 Comments

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