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# 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 22,666 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 8,041 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 15,742 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 13,046 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 14,006 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 9,278 Views 46 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 22,118 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 15,274 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 10,490 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 13,346 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 10,201 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 16,676 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 19,145 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 97 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 81,162 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 10,843 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 15,804 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 10,328 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 212 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 9,820 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 11,484 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 7,045 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 12,671 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 16,281 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 19,067 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 32,007 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 20,761 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 16,828 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 16,196 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 11,694 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 25,197 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 50,260 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 23,312 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 831 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 16,212 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 28,710 Views 104 Comments

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