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# 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 38,305 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 9,569 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 6,569 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 14,760 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 20,615 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 12,186 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 8,471 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 19,369 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 4,884 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 36,353 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 15,849 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 38,959 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 14,046 Views 73 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 16,691 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 53,780 Views 66 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 29,196 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 37,509 Views 159 Comments

Is it time for a comeback?

# politics - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?

Apr 19th 2017, 9:10 AM 25,128 Views 98 Comments

May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May?

# politics - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,435 Views 80 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# politics - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case
# Rehab
# Rehab

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case

Apr 5th 2017, 2:31 PM 22,487 Views 63 Comments

The High Court decided that two-thirds of costs would be just.

# politics - Monday 3 April, 2017

'It's time political parties get off the fence on abortion': Renua is now a pro-life party
# We're Back
# We're Back

'It's time political parties get off the fence on abortion': Renua is now a pro-life party

Apr 3rd 2017, 2:38 PM 20,046 Views 145 Comments

Party leader John Leahy said it is important people know what the party stands for.

# politics - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

Mar 8th 2017, 3:58 PM 15,763 Views 84 Comments

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# politics - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses
# An Honest Day's Work
# An Honest Day's Work

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Mar 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 40,516 Views 73 Comments

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

# politics - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'
# Teenage Activist
# Teenage Activist

The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'

Feb 28th 2017, 7:00 AM 2,887 Views 49 Comments

The majority of young people aren’t interested in politics but this is a symptom of a corrupt system, writes Owen Cuskelly.

# politics - Saturday 25 February, 2017

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

Feb 25th 2017, 5:48 PM 19,999 Views 126 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s support has dipped, albeit slightly.

# politics - Monday 20 February, 2017

Arlene Foster couldn't take questions at manifesto launch due to 'man flu'
# Cough
# Cough

Arlene Foster couldn't take questions at manifesto launch due to 'man flu'

Feb 20th 2017, 9:02 PM 22,217 Views 50 Comments

Foster was speaking at the launch of the DUP manifesto in advance of next month’s elections.

# politics - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Occupational hazard ahead: Fifteen photos of Irish politicians next to unfortunate signs
# Give Me A Sign
# Give Me A Sign

Occupational hazard ahead: Fifteen photos of Irish politicians next to unfortunate signs

Feb 18th 2017, 11:00 AM 37,366 Views 24 Comments

Those pesky exit signs.

# politics - Monday 13 February, 2017

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in Government
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in Government

Feb 13th 2017, 12:55 PM 18,266 Views 131 Comments

The party submitted its motion in the wake of the controversy surrounding Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# politics - Friday 3 February, 2017

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil
# New Running Mates
# New Running Mates

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:26 AM 18,637 Views 42 Comments

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

# politics - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee
# Voices Heard
# Voices Heard

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

Feb 1st 2017, 10:34 PM 9,823 Views 40 Comments

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

# politics - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Jan 29th 2017, 9:39 AM 13,488 Views 172 Comments

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# politics - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Jan 28th 2017, 11:00 AM 32,552 Views 155 Comments

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?

Jan 28th 2017, 9:31 AM 18,181 Views 113 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently refused to rule out such a coalition.

# politics - Monday 23 January, 2017

Michelle O'Neill named as the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland
# New Role
# New Role

Michelle O'Neill named as the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland

Jan 23rd 2017, 2:13 PM 26,997 Views 133 Comments

The Tyrone native said that it is a “challenge” to follow in the footsteps of Martin McGuinness, but one she is “certainly up for”.

# politics - Thursday 19 January, 2017

In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now
# In His Own Words
# In His Own Words

In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now

Jan 19th 2017, 6:09 PM 15,419 Views 43 Comments

“As a society we have made enormous progress. We must continue to move forward.”

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017
# Long Haul
# Long Haul

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017

Jan 19th 2017, 1:12 PM 13,021 Views 89 Comments

Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.