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# politics - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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 13,948 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 16,679 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 53,593 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 29,184 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 37,507 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 25,125 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 9,429 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 22,411 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 20,034 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 15,719 Views 85 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 40,506 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 2,880 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 19,992 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 22,205 Views 51 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 37,360 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 18,213 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 18,623 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 9,821 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 13,485 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 32,549 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 18,178 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 26,965 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 13,011 Views 87 Comments

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

# politics - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career
# Cash For Ash
# Cash For Ash

McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career

Jan 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,661 Views 60 Comments

Martin McGuinness’s career to date has seen some surprising twists.

# politics - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Sinn Féin v Foster: New year, same controversy with power sharing at 'tipping point'
# Cash For Ash
# Cash For Ash

Sinn Féin v Foster: New year, same controversy with power sharing at 'tipping point'

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:42 AM 8,038 Views 32 Comments

All possibilities, including fresh elections, were on the table according to Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney.

# politics - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Poll: What political party had the best 2016?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What political party had the best 2016?

Dec 31st 2016, 8:30 PM 15,738 Views 55 Comments

It was a busy one, but who will be happiest?

# politics - Monday 26 December, 2016

Obama says he could have been re-elected if he ran against Donald Trump
# Exit Interview
# Exit Interview

Obama says he could have been re-elected if he ran against Donald Trump

Dec 26th 2016, 6:15 PM 13,005 Views 28 Comments

He said he believes the American public still supports his progressive vision.

# politics - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The result of an election has less to do with faith in democracy than how much is in our pockets
# Democracy Now
# Democracy Now

The result of an election has less to do with faith in democracy than how much is in our pockets

Dec 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 7,477 Views 34 Comments

“Elections matter much more for both the rich and poor when income inequality is high.”

# politics - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal

Dec 13th 2016, 10:05 AM 13,998 Views 48 Comments

The flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme cost the Northern Irish taxpayer around £400 million.

# politics - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil'
# Can We Get The Bill
# Can We Get The Bill

'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil'

Dec 11th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,273 Views 49 Comments

The Medicinal Cannabis Bill passed through its first stage last week.

# politics - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit
# Article 50
# Article 50

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit

Dec 7th 2016, 7:53 PM 22,116 Views 57 Comments

But her government may have to show its negotiating hand.

# politics - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Kelloggs faces boycott after pulling ads from Trump-aligned site
# Breitbart News
# Breitbart News

Kelloggs faces boycott after pulling ads from Trump-aligned site

Dec 1st 2016, 6:15 PM 15,265 Views 100 Comments

The company said the decision “had nothing to do with politics”.

# politics - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win
# US OF A
# US OF A

'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win

Nov 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,482 Views 160 Comments

Despite allying themselves closely with Trump policies, the President-elect has taken steps to disavow them in recent weeks.

# politics - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched
# Border Control
# Border Control

'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched

Nov 24th 2016, 8:12 PM 13,295 Views 24 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he was concerned any change could disrupt his constituent’s lives.

# politics - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Kovalev cries foul after controversial loss to Ward in unified light heavyweight title fight
# Politics
From The42
# Politics

Kovalev cries foul after controversial loss to Ward in unified light heavyweight title fight

Nov 20th 2016, 9:28 AM 10,195 Views 14 Comments

In a surprising unanimous decision, the Russian was beaten 114-113 in Las Vegas last night.

# politics - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

As it happened: Kenny quizzed on Trump, rents and strike action
Live Nov 9th 2016, 12:03 PM

As it happened: Kenny quizzed on Trump, rents and strike action

# politics - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'New politics' and a minority government: Spain's recovery is looking a lot like Ireland's
# Negotiate Every Bill
# Negotiate Every Bill

'New politics' and a minority government: Spain's recovery is looking a lot like Ireland's

Nov 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,014 Views 12 Comments

Last week, Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as Spain’s prime minister after ten long months of negotiations

A note to America from 'the people of Germany' is going insanely viral
# Been There Done That
From The Daily Edge
# Been There Done That

A note to America from 'the people of Germany' is going insanely viral

Nov 6th 2016, 5:19 PM 16,675 Views 5 Comments

#BeenThereDoneThat

'I miss writing about the creeps in public life that you can take out'
# High Table
# High Table

'I miss writing about the creeps in public life that you can take out'

Nov 6th 2016, 6:15 AM 19,121 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Dunphy on politics, journalism and why he’s still angry…