Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 12°C Wednesday 29 June 2022

#Politics

# 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 14,331 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 6,956 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 23,550 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 12,305 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 17,172 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 21,851 Views 69 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 36,445 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 21,305 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 30,603 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 61,894 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 8,427 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 13,046 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 12,350 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 41,764 Views 117 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 10,121 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 16,181 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 29,166 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 8,273 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 1,867 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 12,795 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 27,858 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 21,459 Views 30 Comments

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

# politics - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election
# Italian Elections
# Italian Elections

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:30 AM 11,378 Views 23 Comments

Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.

# politics - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'
# Interview
# Interview

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'

Feb 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 44,099 Views 206 Comments

The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.

# politics - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll
# POPULAR KIDS
# POPULAR KIDS

Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll

Feb 24th 2018, 7:02 PM 19,404 Views 114 Comments

Fine Gael is holding steady at 32% but the gap is closing.

# politics - Friday 16 February, 2018

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland

Feb 16th 2018, 7:00 PM 15,847 Views 48 Comments

A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'
# Politics
# Politics

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

Feb 16th 2018, 4:42 PM 9,970 Views 20 Comments

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

# politics - Saturday 10 February, 2018

These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes
# Behind The Wheel
# Behind The Wheel

These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes

Feb 10th 2018, 10:00 AM 12,609 Views 114 Comments

Today she becomes Sinn Féin leader, but what next?

# politics - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away

Feb 4th 2018, 5:22 PM 11,798 Views 10 Comments

The former Ceann Comhairle served Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years.

# politics - Friday 26 January, 2018

US ambassador says rumours of an affair with Trump 'highly offensive' and 'disgusting'
# No Romance
# No Romance

US ambassador says rumours of an affair with Trump 'highly offensive' and 'disgusting'

Jan 26th 2018, 10:30 PM 41,284 Views 54 Comments

Nikki Haley shot down talk of being romantically involved with the US president.

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL
# Alternative
From The42
# Alternative

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL

Jan 26th 2018, 11:46 AM 5,996 Views 6 Comments

News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.

# politics - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story
# After Gerry
# After Gerry

Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story

Jan 21st 2018, 8:01 AM 16,693 Views 166 Comments

A new poll shows that it won’t change how two-thirds of voters view the party.

# politics - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?
# Column
# Column

Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 30,126 Views 18 Comments

While local radio might still be the holy grail of parish pump politics, new media is quickly catching up, writes Craig Dwyer.

# politics - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Quiz: What were these political figures giving out about this year?
# Ah Heyor
# Ah Heyor

Quiz: What were these political figures giving out about this year?

Dec 26th 2017, 9:00 PM 14,301 Views 6 Comments

There was a lot of anger around Leinster House this year.

RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'
# Brexit
# Brexit

RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'

Dec 26th 2017, 4:00 PM 25,244 Views 47 Comments

We talked to Ireland’s Brexit expert, who recently wrote a book on the topic.

# politics - Sunday 24 December, 2017

# politics - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics
# The Hummus
# The Hummus

Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics

Oct 26th 2017, 7:30 PM 14,530 Views 26 Comments

The Hummus creators will join activist-singer Peggy Seeger and a host of other speakers at new fest.

# politics - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost
# Open And Honest
# Open And Honest

Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost

Oct 25th 2017, 7:40 AM 4,960 Views 10 Comments

Senators behind the Honest Ads Act referred to it as an issue of national security.

# politics - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

Oct 17th 2017, 6:15 AM 26,964 Views 29 Comments

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.