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# 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 16,219 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 28,716 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 27,787 Views 154 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 240 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 11,752 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 111 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 15,748 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 23,910 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 8,050 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 23,452 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 11,645 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 23,220 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 256 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 17,857 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 18,016 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 30,994 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 246 Views 92 Comments

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

# politics - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Who's who in the Irish political version of Game of Thrones?
# Leinster House Lannister
# Leinster House Lannister

Who's who in the Irish political version of Game of Thrones?

May 15th 2016, 10:00 PM 22,103 Views 37 Comments

From Westeros to West Kerry.

# politics - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes

May 7th 2016, 5:52 PM 19,943 Views 178 Comments

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) still hold the most seats, having finished the day on 38.

# politics - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support
# Getting There
# Getting There

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

May 5th 2016, 7:20 PM 25,890 Views 86 Comments

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

May 5th 2016, 3:40 PM 31,392 Views 149 Comments

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

After a dirty, personal race London elects a new mayor today
# In Foggy London Town
# In Foggy London Town

After a dirty, personal race London elects a new mayor today

May 5th 2016, 6:15 AM 22,528 Views 54 Comments

The race for the mayoralty has been marked by negative campaigning between two very different candidates.

# politics - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

With a 'heavy heart', Ted Cruz ends his US presidential campaign
# He's Out
# He's Out

With a 'heavy heart', Ted Cruz ends his US presidential campaign

May 4th 2016, 7:07 AM 23,534 Views 65 Comments

“We gave it everything we’ve got,” he told supporters.

# politics - Monday 2 May, 2016

Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week
# Route 66
# Route 66

Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week

May 2nd 2016, 11:17 AM 12,961 Views 66 Comments

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the prospect of reaching a deal this week “would be pushing it”.

# politics - Saturday 30 April, 2016

RTÉ wants Seán Gallagher's e-mails to defend itself against his 'tweetgate' lawsuit
# The Frontline
# The Frontline

RTÉ wants Seán Gallagher's e-mails to defend itself against his 'tweetgate' lawsuit

Apr 30th 2016, 10:39 AM 16,751 Views 0 Comments

Gallagher claims the 2011 Frontline debate was unfair.

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal?

Apr 30th 2016, 9:18 AM 41,690 Views 254 Comments

It looks like there won’t be another election in the near future. Are you happy?

# politics - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments

Apr 28th 2016, 2:55 PM 18,759 Views 109 Comments

He was also suspended from the Labour Party today.

# politics - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills?
# The Unanswerable Question
# The Unanswerable Question

Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills?

Apr 27th 2016, 7:30 PM 42,450 Views 244 Comments

It remains unclear whether billpayers will be refunded or non-billpayers will be pursued.

# politics - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 20th 2016, 11:00 PM 19,042 Views 0 Comments

Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.

# politics - Monday 18 April, 2016

Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government?

Apr 18th 2016, 10:14 AM 48,651 Views 161 Comments

Talks between the country’s two largest parties will resume later today.

# politics - Thursday 14 April, 2016

No to Enda, no to Micheál: Dáil fails to elect Taoiseach for a third time
# Third Time Unlucky
# Third Time Unlucky

No to Enda, no to Micheál: Dáil fails to elect Taoiseach for a third time

Apr 14th 2016, 10:55 PM 82,264 Views 210 Comments

Kenny lost out by 52 votes to 77. Martin lost out by 43 to 91.

# politics - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us"
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us"

Apr 13th 2016, 10:55 PM 29,257 Views 90 Comments

The independent TDs have wish-lists on issues such as health and housing – and they’re standing firm on them.

# politics - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room

Apr 12th 2016, 7:00 PM 12,709 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?
# Get It Together
# Get It Together

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?

Apr 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 9,048 Views 32 Comments

The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.

# politics - Friday 8 April, 2016

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues
# Let's Be Civil
# Let's Be Civil

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues

Apr 8th 2016, 10:05 PM 42,705 Views 171 Comments

Amid second election speculation, Leo Varadkar says ‘this couldn’t go on six more weeks’.

# politics - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends
# Htin Kyaw
# Htin Kyaw

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Mar 30th 2016, 8:29 AM 10,248 Views 9 Comments

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

# politics - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room'
# Minority Report
# Minority Report

Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room'

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 22,885 Views 57 Comments

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

# politics - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world

Mar 17th 2016, 11:08 AM 26,124 Views 119 Comments

Research from The Economist has said if he becomes president, there is a risk of trade war and further threats from jihadi groups.

# politics - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’
# Analysis
# Analysis

‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’

Mar 16th 2016, 12:35 PM 29 Views 50 Comments

It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Monday 14 March, 2016

Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics
# Alternative For Germany
# Alternative For Germany

Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics

Mar 14th 2016, 3:15 PM 25,104 Views 121 Comments

The far-right AfD made strong gains in three state polls yesterday.