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# politics - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'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…

# politics - Friday 4 November, 2016

'It doesn’t matter if the basis for your views are factually wrong, you can find them backed up online'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It doesn’t matter if the basis for your views are factually wrong, you can find them backed up online'

Nov 4th 2016, 6:42 PM 57 Views 46 Comments

We can get all the facts we want, augmenting our views with identical ones from dozens of sources who think just like we do, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate
Live Oct 13th 2016, 11:25 AM

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

# politics - Monday 10 October, 2016

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II
# Debate Camp
# Debate Camp

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II

Oct 10th 2016, 4:45 AM 81,099 Views 152 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you slept.

# politics - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party
# May's Day
# May's Day

May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party

Oct 5th 2016, 4:58 PM 10,793 Views 44 Comments

Accusing Labour of abandoning the centre, May sounded less Margaret Thatcher and more Tony Blair.

"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD
# Deputy Principle
# Deputy Principle

"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD

Oct 5th 2016, 1:38 PM 15,802 Views 73 Comments

John Deasy also reckons Enda Kenny would be “dragged out of the place, kicking and screaming”.

# politics - Saturday 1 October, 2016

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'
# Political Hand Grenade
# Political Hand Grenade

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

Oct 1st 2016, 6:30 AM 10,306 Views 140 Comments

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

# politics - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

Sep 27th 2016, 1:00 PM 208 Views 103 Comments

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today
# Summer's Over
# Summer's Over

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

Sep 27th 2016, 8:53 AM 9,804 Views 50 Comments

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

# politics - Monday 26 September, 2016

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"

Sep 26th 2016, 9:43 PM 11,475 Views 75 Comments

Two reports into the campaign have been sent to Parliamentary Party members.

# politics - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Politicians in Ireland vs. Politicians in the Rest of the World
# Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Politics

Politicians in Ireland vs. Politicians in the Rest of the World

Sep 25th 2016, 8:15 PM 7,044 Views 2 Comments

We do things a little differently here.

# politics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party
# Mood Of The Nation
# Mood Of The Nation

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

Sep 18th 2016, 8:02 AM 12,668 Views 112 Comments

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# politics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance
# Draw A Line Under
# Draw A Line Under

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Sep 17th 2016, 2:31 PM 16,222 Views 41 Comments

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# politics - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them
# Absolute Power
# Absolute Power

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them

Sep 4th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,848 Views 33 Comments

A bad leader has the same addiction to power as an alcoholic has to alcohol or a gambler has to gambling.

# politics - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Taoiseach spoke to Apple CEO before bombshell tax announcement
# Cabinet Stalemate
# Cabinet Stalemate

Taoiseach spoke to Apple CEO before bombshell tax announcement

Aug 31st 2016, 6:45 PM 31,929 Views 171 Comments

The Dáil could be recalled after Cabinet members fail to agree on Apple ruling appeal

Cheers and cries as Brazil's president stripped of her title in impeachment
# Dilma Rousseff
# Dilma Rousseff

Cheers and cries as Brazil's president stripped of her title in impeachment

Aug 31st 2016, 6:12 PM 20,730 Views 50 Comments

This has ended 13 years of leftist rule in the country.

# politics - Friday 26 August, 2016

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died
# RIP
# RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

Aug 26th 2016, 12:19 PM 16,814 Views 22 Comments

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

# politics - Sunday 21 August, 2016

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland
# Policy
# Policy

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

Aug 21st 2016, 10:15 AM 16,195 Views 33 Comments

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# politics - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

"Total ban. Absolutely. If I had my way" - John Halligan on US military planes at Shannon
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

"Total ban. Absolutely. If I had my way" - John Halligan on US military planes at Shannon

Aug 9th 2016, 1:38 PM 11,691 Views 93 Comments

The junior minister says the military planes should at the very least be searched.

# politics - Monday 8 August, 2016

Republican security officials say Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history"
# Finger On The Button
# Finger On The Button

Republican security officials say Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history"

Aug 8th 2016, 10:28 PM 25,193 Views 82 Comments

The experts essentially declared the brash billionaire unfit for office.

# politics - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Theresa Villiers resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary
# Shufflin'
# Shufflin'

Theresa Villiers resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

Jul 14th 2016, 12:45 PM 50,231 Views 72 Comments

Earlier, Michael Gove was dropped from Theresa May’s Cabinet.

# politics - Friday 8 July, 2016

Families in council-owned housing may face eviction as they're excluded from getting rent supplement
# Mulhuddart
# Mulhuddart

Families in council-owned housing may face eviction as they're excluded from getting rent supplement

Jul 8th 2016, 6:05 AM 23,265 Views 58 Comments

The families are private tenants but can’t avail of rent supplement due to laws around housing.

# politics - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations
# Opinion
# Opinion

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:45 AM 734 Views 127 Comments

Julian Mercille writes that the coming weeks could have fateful consequences for the Labour Party.

# politics - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election
# Minor Parties
# Minor Parties

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election

Jun 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 16,198 Views 15 Comments

Voting is mandatory in Australia for all adults, with turnout never falling below 90% since it became compulsory in 1924.

# politics - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party
# Fallout
# Fallout

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party

Jun 28th 2016, 5:03 PM 28,706 Views 104 Comments

His own MPs voted by a margin of 40 to 172 against him.

Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship
# Eamon Scanlon
# Eamon Scanlon

Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship

Jun 28th 2016, 1:36 PM 27,777 Views 151 Comments

Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.

# politics - Monday 27 June, 2016

David Cameron's six years as prime minister will be solely remembered for this referendum defeat
# Opinion
# Opinion

David Cameron's six years as prime minister will be solely remembered for this referendum defeat

Jun 27th 2016, 8:00 PM 178 Views 32 Comments

David Cameron’s stint as prime minister has come to an unedifying end, dogged by the Europe question, writes Neale Richmond.

# politics - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bill to repeal Eighth Amendment launched as Coppinger says free vote issue is "ludicrous"
# Abortion Bills
# Abortion Bills

Bill to repeal Eighth Amendment launched as Coppinger says free vote issue is "ludicrous"

Jun 22nd 2016, 2:20 PM 11,744 Views 215 Comments

The bill will be brought before the Dáil tomorrow.

The Brexit debate has descended into a populist farce
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Brexit debate has descended into a populist farce

Jun 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 104 Views 80 Comments

Owen Worth talks about how the election process has become more sensational and less accurate

# politics - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?
# Celebrity Deathmatch
# Celebrity Deathmatch

David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?

Jun 21st 2016, 11:14 AM 15,745 Views 73 Comments

Beckham v Hurley, Clarkson v Caine, Geldof v someone off Geordie Shore.

# politics - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse
# Threats
# Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

Jun 19th 2016, 12:43 PM 23,897 Views 136 Comments

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# politics - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?
# Signs Of Withdrawal
# Signs Of Withdrawal

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

Jun 18th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,044 Views 28 Comments

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.

# politics - Friday 17 June, 2016

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says
# 999
# 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Jun 17th 2016, 10:26 AM 23,430 Views 178 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

# politics - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Can Hillary play the "woman card" all the way to the White House?
# With Her?
# With Her?

Can Hillary play the "woman card" all the way to the White House?

Jun 11th 2016, 5:00 PM 11,642 Views 70 Comments

Clinton will need women to win the race, but will they stand with her?

# politics - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Icelanders are still feeling angry, hurt and disappointed after a bizarre few weeks
# Panama Fallout
# Panama Fallout

Icelanders are still feeling angry, hurt and disappointed after a bizarre few weeks

May 28th 2016, 9:00 AM 23,190 Views 21 Comments

In the wake of the Panama Papers controversy, what’s the national mood in Iceland? TheJournal.ie visited, to find out.

'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped'

May 28th 2016, 8:15 AM 252 Views 131 Comments

The rise of the extremist right is more insidious and worrying, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

May 21st 2016, 2:02 PM 17,850 Views 80 Comments

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign
# Cash Rules Everything Around Me
# Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign

May 21st 2016, 11:14 AM 18,011 Views 38 Comments

Sanders had $6 million left in the bank at the start of the month.

# politics - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench

May 18th 2016, 4:07 PM 30,987 Views 63 Comments

It’s no longer all male – and there are some new faces.

President Trump? Here's how it could happen
# Opinion
# Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

May 18th 2016, 3:04 PM 161 Views 92 Comments

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.