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# 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 11,151 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 17,760 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 8,187 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 28,652 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 29,747 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 20,388 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 24,543 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 33,978 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 8,634 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 16,963 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 29,033 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 12,249 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 9,481 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 24,826 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 16,501 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 26,208 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 19,173 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 22,203 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?

# 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 7,341 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 43,585 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 28,211 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 29,216 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 33,233 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 32,622 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 40,013 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 6,806 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 23,041 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 8,110 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 16,469 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 68,560 Views 55 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 28,811 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 37,046 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 31,846 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 27,467 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 17,647 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 14,329 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 6,954 Views 3 Comments

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