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# 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 11,369 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 43,877 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 19,401 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 15,844 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 9,965 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 12,601 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 11,793 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 41,281 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 5,982 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 16,685 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 30,116 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 14,297 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 25,214 Views 57 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 14,528 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 4,956 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 26,935 Views 29 Comments

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

# politics - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo

Oct 15th 2017, 7:37 AM 9,629 Views 54 Comments

The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.

# politics - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget
# Money In Your Pocket
# Money In Your Pocket

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget

Oct 8th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,716 Views 34 Comments

That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# politics - Friday 15 September, 2017

Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'

Sep 15th 2017, 10:58 PM 38,301 Views 78 Comments

Patrik Liljeglod is a group leader of Sweden’s Left Party, based in the city of Falun.

# politics - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio
# On Air
# On Air

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio

Aug 26th 2017, 9:15 AM 9,559 Views 66 Comments

A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.

# politics - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'

Aug 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,547 Views 60 Comments

The current dichotomy is not pleasing anyone. There is a need for a new party to offer a palatable option C, writes Ethan Shattock.

# politics - Saturday 19 August, 2017

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat
# Voting
# Voting

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat

Aug 19th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,754 Views 24 Comments

The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.

# politics - Friday 28 July, 2017

'We're not going to help the UK come up with a border solution' - Varadkar
# Borders And Boundaries
# Borders And Boundaries

'We're not going to help the UK come up with a border solution' - Varadkar

Jul 28th 2017, 6:06 PM 20,614 Views 117 Comments

“We’re not going to be helping them to design some sort of border that we don’t believe should exist in the first place.”

# politics - Thursday 13 July, 2017

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs
Live Jul 13th 2017, 12:57 PM

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs

# politics - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'
Live Jul 12th 2017, 11:58 AM

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

# politics - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break
Live Jul 11th 2017, 3:30 PM

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

# politics - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,131 Views 19 Comments

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# politics - Thursday 6 July, 2017

As it happened: Government comes under fire over care of people with disabilities
Live Jul 6th 2017, 12:04 PM

As it happened: Government comes under fire over care of people with disabilities

# politics - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Why is there a row brewing about bringing back town councils?
# All Politics Is...
# All Politics Is...

Why is there a row brewing about bringing back town councils?

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 8,453 Views 21 Comments

Here’s why.

# politics - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Jun 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,343 Views 58 Comments

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# politics - Monday 26 June, 2017

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'
# Christian Beliefs
# Christian Beliefs

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Jun 26th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,801 Views 102 Comments

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

Jun 14th 2017, 8:56 AM 36,337 Views 341 Comments

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

# politics - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge
# Politically Aware
From The42
# Politically Aware

Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge

Jun 13th 2017, 3:00 AM 15,829 Views 5 Comments

The 25-year-old Ireland and Ulster lock has important times ahead of him.

# politics - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?

Jun 7th 2017, 8:45 PM 38,954 Views 137 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald reckons it’s time.

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Jun 7th 2017, 6:30 PM 13,929 Views 62 Comments

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

# politics - Monday 5 June, 2017

Iain Henderson has been teaching Maro Itoje about Northern Irish politics
# Lock Chats
From The42
# Lock Chats

Iain Henderson has been teaching Maro Itoje about Northern Irish politics

Jun 5th 2017, 10:47 PM 16,678 Views 9 Comments

The second row pair have been rooming on the Lions’ tour of New Zealand.

# politics - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Michael O'Leary among world elite heading to secretive Bilderberg meeting
# Schmoozefest
# Schmoozefest

Michael O'Leary among world elite heading to secretive Bilderberg meeting

Jun 1st 2017, 8:37 AM 53,577 Views 72 Comments

Donald Trump will be on the agenda.

# politics - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'
# Sparking Outrage
# Sparking Outrage

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

Apr 30th 2017, 12:11 PM 29,182 Views 89 Comments

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

# politics - Friday 21 April, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?

Apr 21st 2017, 8:46 AM 37,505 Views 159 Comments

Is it time for a comeback?