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# politics - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers
# Democratic Transition
# Democratic Transition

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

Apr 14th 2019, 2:31 PM 7,332 Views 5 Comments

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

# politics - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections

Apr 2nd 2019, 9:46 PM 43,577 Views 79 Comments

The party will officially launch at an event in Dublin on Saturday.

# politics - Saturday 30 March, 2019

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin
# Red C
# Red C

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin

Mar 30th 2019, 6:57 PM 28,198 Views 179 Comments

The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael.

# politics - Sunday 3 February, 2019

An Australian-born Irish citizen is forming 'The Moderate Party' from his home in Co Clare
# Way Out West
# Way Out West

An Australian-born Irish citizen is forming 'The Moderate Party' from his home in Co Clare

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:31 PM 29,202 Views 70 Comments

David Barrett says he wants to ‘promote moderate capitalism while being socially responsible’.

# politics - Monday 21 January, 2019

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?
# Politics
# Politics

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

Jan 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 33,185 Views 128 Comments

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# politics - Friday 18 January, 2019

Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left

Jan 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 32,520 Views 231 Comments

Ordinary working-class people are being silenced by left-wing commentators, because of their lack of regard for modern liberal terminology, writes Conor Kenny.

# politics - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Jan 12th 2019, 10:00 AM 39,986 Views 68 Comments

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

# politics - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the face of US politics - here's how
# Women In Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Women In Politics

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the face of US politics - here's how

Jan 8th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,760 Views 3 Comments

She made history last week.

Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?

Jan 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,026 Views 86 Comments

Changing your course of action based on your circumstances is considered common sense for individuals, companies, and governments, so why should Brexit be any different?

# politics - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall
# No Deal
# No Deal

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:40 AM 8,109 Views 12 Comments

Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

# politics - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Dec 22nd 2018, 6:00 PM 16,466 Views 48 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

# politics - Friday 21 December, 2018

Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ after 18 years
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ after 18 years

Dec 21st 2018, 4:18 PM 68,512 Views 54 Comments

Paul Cunningham was announced this month as RTÉ’s newest political correspondent.

# politics - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Quiz: Can you guess what the Government minister is doing here?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Can you guess what the Government minister is doing here?

Dec 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 28,807 Views 28 Comments

Zany photocalls have produced some great pictures of ministers over the years.

# politics - Friday 7 December, 2018

Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it

Dec 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 37,037 Views 121 Comments

There are serious challenges to creating a united Ireland but with proper forward planning it could be achieved, writes Paul Goslng.

# politics - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019
# Politico
# Politico

Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019

Dec 4th 2018, 10:52 AM 31,838 Views 65 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader is also described as a ‘unifier’ by the publication.

# politics - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Fine Gael remains most popular party in country
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fine Gael remains most popular party in country

Nov 24th 2018, 7:15 PM 27,466 Views 44 Comments

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

# politics - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012
# School Closures
# School Closures

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012

Nov 6th 2018, 6:23 PM 17,618 Views 19 Comments

The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.

# politics - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Plan on following the midterm results on Tuesday? Here's what to watch out for
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Plan on following the midterm results on Tuesday? Here's what to watch out for

Nov 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,328 Views 14 Comments

If you plan on following the midterm results, here’s what’s expect to make it easier for you to spot a political upset.

# politics - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast

Oct 16th 2018, 9:20 PM 6,949 Views 3 Comments

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

# politics - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes
# Minority Support
# Minority Support

'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes

Oct 14th 2018, 1:05 PM 23,518 Views 68 Comments

Dáil arithmetic meant the resignation of Denis Naughten created a headache for the minority government.

# politics - Monday 8 October, 2018

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory
# First Round
# First Round

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

Oct 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,286 Views 55 Comments

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

# politics - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:01 AM 17,153 Views 15 Comments

The retired member of the Defence Forces was involved in defending the State and working on the border during the troubles.

# politics - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote
# St Michaels Estate
# St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

Sep 26th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,816 Views 67 Comments

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# politics - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister
# Dáil Divides
# Dáil Divides

'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister

Updated Sep 25th 2018, 2:55 PM 36,443 Views 122 Comments

There had been reports that the Junior Minister would abstain from voting on the motion of no confidence in her government colleague.

# politics - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be'
# EU Membership
# EU Membership

Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be'

Sep 9th 2018, 7:30 AM 21,268 Views 89 Comments

Danuta Hübner says that citizens must “not take all those lies and all those millions, like those that were promised before the UK referendum”.

# politics - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?

Sep 8th 2018, 8:30 PM 30,427 Views 49 Comments

Karen Bradley admitted she didn’t know much about the divisive political history in the North when she took up her role in January.

# politics - Friday 7 September, 2018

Northern Irish Secretary admits she didn't understand 'nationalists don't vote for unionist parties'
# Karen Bradley
# Karen Bradley

Northern Irish Secretary admits she didn't understand 'nationalists don't vote for unionist parties'

Sep 7th 2018, 7:38 AM 61,844 Views 84 Comments

Karen Bradley has said there was a lot she didn’t understand about Northern Ireland before she was given the job.

# politics - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes
# Al-nusra Front
# Al-nusra Front

Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes

Sep 5th 2018, 12:50 PM 8,396 Views 35 Comments

Yesterday, Russian and Turkish presidents were asked to use diplomacy to avert a “bloodbath” in Idlib.

Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm
# Read Me
# Read Me

Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm

Sep 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,017 Views 52 Comments

Simon Foy examines politics in the era of Donald Trump, taking in fake news, allegations about Jeremy Corbyn, and the behaviour of Boris Johnson.

# politics - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary'

Aug 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,346 Views 28 Comments

Fine Gael’s week dedicated to green issues came across as dated and out-of-touch, writes Jonathan Victory.

# politics - Monday 20 August, 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'

Aug 20th 2018, 11:27 AM 41,743 Views 109 Comments

The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday

# politics - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Opinion: 'Want to build peace in Northern Ireland? Start by looking at what John Hume achieved'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Want to build peace in Northern Ireland? Start by looking at what John Hume achieved'

Aug 7th 2018, 6:00 PM 10,117 Views 16 Comments

The director of a documentary about Hume’s life – which will be broadcast tonight on RTÉ One – writes about the impact he had on Northern Ireland.

# politics - Monday 9 July, 2018

Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess
# Brexit Means Brexit
# Brexit Means Brexit

Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess

Jul 9th 2018, 4:29 PM 16,180 Views 53 Comments

Theresa May faces the most serious challenge to her leadership yet with the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis.

# politics - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

May 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 25,846 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

# politics - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

May 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 29,074 Views 17 Comments

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

# politics - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil
# No-dail Recall
# No-dail Recall

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Apr 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 8,267 Views 13 Comments

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# politics - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 1,848 Views 106 Comments

Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.

# politics - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion
# Politics
# Politics

Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion

Mar 28th 2018, 10:38 AM 12,793 Views 97 Comments

Coveney also suggested that the abortion referendum could be held a week earlier than expected.

# politics - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York
# Cynthia Nixon
# Cynthia Nixon

Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York

Mar 19th 2018, 6:54 PM 27,854 Views 37 Comments

Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, says that she wants to “fight for a better, more equal New York”.

# politics - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election
# Election
# Election

Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election

Mar 4th 2018, 2:30 PM 21,457 Views 30 Comments

She is likely to do better in the polls than other liberal candidates.