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# Politics

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# Defence Forces
'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier
The retired member of the Defence Forces was involved in defending the State and working on the border during the troubles.
# St Michaels Estate
'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote
The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.
# dáil divides
'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister
There had been reports that the Junior Minister would abstain from voting on the motion of no confidence in her government colleague.
# EU membership
Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be'
Danuta Hübner says that citizens must “not take all those lies and all those millions, like those that were promised before the UK referendum”.
# Stormont Executive
Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?
Karen Bradley admitted she didn’t know much about the divisive political history in the North when she took up her role in January.
# karen bradley
Northern Irish Secretary admits she didn't understand 'nationalists don't vote for unionist parties'
Karen Bradley has said there was a lot she didn’t understand about Northern Ireland before she was given the job.
# al-nusra front
Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes
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
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'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary'
Fine Gael’s week dedicated to green issues came across as dated and out-of-touch, writes Jonathan Victory.
# aras 2018
Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'
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'
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.
# brexit means brexit
Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess
Theresa May faces the most serious challenge to her leadership yet with the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis.
# Politics
Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll
Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.
# Irish Abroad
'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'
Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.
# no-dail recall
Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil
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'
Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.
# Politics
Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion
Coveney also suggested that the abortion referendum could be held a week earlier than expected.
# cynthia nixon
Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York
Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, says that she wants to “fight for a better, more equal New York”.
# Election
Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election
She is likely to do better in the polls than other liberal candidates.
# Italian elections
Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election
Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.
# Interview
Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'
The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.
Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll
Fine Gael is holding steady at 32% but the gap is closing.
# ireland 2040
'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland
A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.
# Politics
Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'
The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.
# Behind the wheel
These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes
Today she becomes Sinn Féin leader, but what next?
Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away
The former Ceann Comhairle served Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years.
# No Romance
US ambassador says rumours of an affair with Trump 'highly offensive' and 'disgusting'
Nikki Haley shot down talk of being romantically involved with the US president.
# Alternative
No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL
News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.
# After Gerry
Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story
A new poll shows that it won’t change how two-thirds of voters view the party.
Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?
While local radio might still be the holy grail of parish pump politics, new media is quickly catching up, writes Craig Dwyer.
# ah heyor
Quiz: What were these political figures giving out about this year?
There was a lot of anger around Leinster House this year.
# Brexit
RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'
We talked to Ireland’s Brexit expert, who recently wrote a book on the topic.
# the hummus
Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics
The Hummus creators will join activist-singer Peggy Seeger and a host of other speakers at new fest.
# open and honest
Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost
Senators behind the Honest Ads Act referred to it as an issue of national security.
# Targets
Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.
# Poll Position
Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo
The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.
# Money in your pocket
Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget
That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.
# Sexual Assault
Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'
Patrik Liljeglod is a group leader of Sweden’s Left Party, based in the city of Falun.
# On Air
Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio
A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.