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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 27,929 Views 97 Comments

’19, ’20 or ’21, what do you think?

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 7,351 Views 5 Comments

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

'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 43,603 Views 79 Comments

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

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 28,230 Views 179 Comments

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

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 29,230 Views 70 Comments

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

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 33,258 Views 128 Comments

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

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 32,691 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.

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 40,033 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.

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 6,848 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 23,061 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?

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 8,123 Views 12 Comments

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

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 16,481 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ after 18 years

Dec 21st 2018, 4:18 PM 68,590 Views 55 Comments

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

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 28,821 Views 28 Comments

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

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 37,054 Views 121 Comments

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

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 31,866 Views 65 Comments

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

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 27,480 Views 44 Comments

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

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 17,664 Views 19 Comments

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

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 14,340 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.

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 6,972 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 23,567 Views 68 Comments

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

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 12,321 Views 55 Comments

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

'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 17,189 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 21,865 Views 67 Comments

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

'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 36,462 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.

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 21,322 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”.

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 30,638 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.

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 61,924 Views 84 Comments

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

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 8,435 Views 36 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 13,066 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.

'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 12,364 Views 28 Comments

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

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 41,783 Views 109 Comments

The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday

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 10,142 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.

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 16,193 Views 53 Comments

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

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 25,864 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

'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 29,219 Views 17 Comments

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

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 8,289 Views 13 Comments

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

'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 1,884 Views 108 Comments

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

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

Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion

Mar 28th 2018, 10:38 AM 12,807 Views 97 Comments

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

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 27,877 Views 37 Comments

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