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# Politics

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Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with's election centre
It’s your essential guide to GE2020.
Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier
Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.
Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
The general election is just two weeks away.
Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?
Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.
Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas
Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.
Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar
The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.
Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet
The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.
Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal
The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.
FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
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
The Social Democrats will now appoint a successor to try and form a new government.
How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps
China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.
Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?
Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.
An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon
Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.
Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates
It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.
Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote
Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.
Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'
The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.
Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections
Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.
Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'
Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.
Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit
Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.
State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.
The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?
In this week’s episode of The Explainer,
Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.
'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government
Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.
Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year
Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.
Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government
Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?
Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?
“Despite a significant amount of new blood entering the political establishment, the old elites still have some sway,” writes Assistant Professor Tanya Lokot.
Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge
Support for the Greens has fallen by four points.
Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'
The robes make it harder for the average person to see themselves as a public representative, writes Galway City Councillor, Owen Hanley.
Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance?
The Government deserves credit for successfully handling what was inevitably going to be a tricky situation, writes Larry Donnelly.
The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely
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?
'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'
Here’s what we learned after taking a dive into Healy-Rae history.
New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland
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
The left-wing parties failed to progress the ideas behind Right2Change – so potential voters stayed at home, writes Cillian Doyle.
The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?
In this week’s episode, we take a look at one of Irish politics’ most interesting families: the Healy Raes.
Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties
Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.
Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader
She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.
Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out
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
Some local election candidates say they have been knocking on doors since January, in the fight for seats.
The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections
There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.
HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs
The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.