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#Politics

# 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 114,388 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 71,187 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 43,802 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 77,894 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 43,799 Views 136 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 57,344 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 71,561 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 15,945 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 11,137 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 18,337 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 43,924 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 13,867 Views 93 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 95,076 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 23,284 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 18,918 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.

# 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 163,332 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 44,569 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 15,446 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 33,598 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 40,888 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 23,943 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 54,373 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 40,822 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 27,505 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 21,976 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 27,725 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 20,055 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 138,043 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 18,410 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 23,932 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 17,431 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 11,988 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 12,117 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 15,131 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 9,990 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 19,949 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 14,170 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 15,132 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 20,089 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 19,578 Views 25 Comments

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