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# politics - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'

Mar 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 144 Views 373 Comments

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# politics - Monday 7 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters
# GE16
# GE16

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

Mar 7th 2016, 5:21 PM 148 Views 103 Comments

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

# politics - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

As the Super Tuesday dust settles, what happens next?
# Opinion
# Opinion

As the Super Tuesday dust settles, what happens next?

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:51 PM 55 Views 19 Comments

Republican and Democratic voters went to the polls today in what is known as Super Tuesday.

# politics - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

'When political parties backtrack on promises on who they would go into power with, I feel lied to'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'When political parties backtrack on promises on who they would go into power with, I feel lied to'

Mar 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 107 Views 57 Comments

I have found it disheartening the way our major political parties have once again belittled their voting public, writes Rob McDonnell.

# politics - Monday 29 February, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs
Live Feb 29th 2016, 8:30 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs

They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend
# Soundbites
# Soundbites

They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend

Feb 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,586 Views 14 Comments

Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.

# politics - Sunday 28 February, 2016

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs
# Fresh Blood
# Fresh Blood

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Feb 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 60,177 Views 36 Comments

Meet the new kids on the block.

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong
# Opinion
# Opinion

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong

Feb 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 131 Views 52 Comments

The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.

# politics - Friday 26 February, 2016

Here's the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election
# Rock The Vote
# Rock The Vote

Here's the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Feb 26th 2016, 8:30 AM 32,032 Views 43 Comments

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

# politics - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps...

Feb 25th 2016, 5:00 PM 48 Views 39 Comments

If you’re looking at the polls to indicate the outcome, you should be careful, writes Tom Louwerse.

# politics - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'

Feb 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,113 Views 107 Comments

Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.

# politics - Monday 22 February, 2016

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:41 AM 19,574 Views 67 Comments

Yes, we know it’s a bit meta to have a poll on polls…

# politics - Sunday 21 February, 2016

I'm out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it's a lot different this time around
# Opinion
# Opinion

I'm out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it's a lot different this time around

Feb 21st 2016, 3:00 PM 184 Views 78 Comments

Lots of people don’t open their doors and many don’t want to talk – but I still love canvassing, writes Donnacha Maguire.

Poll: If you were voting in the British referendum, would you choose to leave the EU?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If you were voting in the British referendum, would you choose to leave the EU?

Feb 21st 2016, 10:09 AM 41,073 Views 163 Comments

A referendum will be held on 23 June.

# politics - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street

Feb 18th 2016, 8:00 PM 38,444 Views 52 Comments

Christina Finn lived and worked as a journalist in the Co Wicklow town when housing and homelessness were big concerns. Are they still?

# politics - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are 'worse than animals'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are 'worse than animals'

Feb 16th 2016, 11:00 AM 54,575 Views 153 Comments

The boxer was speaking ahead of May elections in the Philippines.

The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night's debate
# Claire For Taoiseach
From The Daily Edge
# Claire For Taoiseach

The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night's debate

Feb 16th 2016, 8:26 AM 11,473 Views 1 Comment

“Claire Byrne, you sassy queen!”

# politics - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card
# GRA
# GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card

Feb 14th 2016, 2:24 PM 12,916 Views 20 Comments

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

Alan Shatter claims someone is snipping the cable ties on his posters
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Alan Shatter claims someone is snipping the cable ties on his posters

Feb 14th 2016, 8:37 AM 20,098 Views 112 Comments

The former minister said he believes political opponents are sabotaging his campaign.

# politics - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional
# Opinion
# Opinion

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

Feb 10th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,689 Views 138 Comments

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

# politics - Monday 8 February, 2016

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting
# Drumcondra Attack
# Drumcondra Attack

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting

Feb 8th 2016, 3:00 PM 34,349 Views 198 Comments

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# politics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

15 election promises Irish politicians should actually make
# Making Promises
From The Daily Edge
# Making Promises

15 election promises Irish politicians should actually make

Feb 7th 2016, 9:30 AM 4,990 Views 3 Comments

Listen up, aspiring TDs.

# politics - Thursday 4 February, 2016

If you're not registered to vote, you better get moving
# GE16
# GE16

If you're not registered to vote, you better get moving

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 25,956 Views 45 Comments

The deadline is next week.

# politics - Monday 1 February, 2016

6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland
# Sponsored By Newstalk
# Sponsored By Newstalk

6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland

Feb 1st 2016, 6:14 PM 19,028 Views 46 Comments

Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.

# politics - Friday 29 January, 2016

Trump wins Republican debate - despite not being there
# Trump Power
# Trump Power

Trump wins Republican debate - despite not being there

Jan 29th 2016, 7:32 AM 23,310 Views 115 Comments

Trump’s decision to boycott and pick a fight with Fox seemed to be particularly well-timed, allowing him dominate news coverage for days.

# politics - Monday 25 January, 2016

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth
# Break Away
# Break Away

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth

Jan 25th 2016, 2:45 PM 16,257 Views 56 Comments

Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.

# politics - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Will Fine Gael join forces with Fianna Fáil?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Will Fine Gael join forces with Fianna Fáil?

Jan 24th 2016, 12:00 PM 117 Views 211 Comments

With no political party likely to get an outright majority and the probability Labour will take a right beating, it makes sense for Enda to join forces with Micheál Martin to form the next Government, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Monday 18 January, 2016

The dirty side of election politics has already reared its ugly head
# Opinion
# Opinion

The dirty side of election politics has already reared its ugly head

Jan 18th 2016, 1:00 PM 167 Views 58 Comments

How much will negative campaigning feature in this general election and who will be the winners and losers, asks Paul Allen.

# politics - Saturday 16 January, 2016

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president
# None Of The Above
# None Of The Above

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president

Jan 16th 2016, 11:15 AM 16,947 Views 12 Comments

So meta.

# politics - Friday 15 January, 2016

US official resigns after dressing a man as an old woman to make a press conference look better
# Mrs Doubtfire's Revenge
# Mrs Doubtfire's Revenge

US official resigns after dressing a man as an old woman to make a press conference look better

Jan 15th 2016, 8:35 PM 34,798 Views 29 Comments

It’s all about the optics.

# politics - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach
# Opinion
# Opinion

Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach

Jan 9th 2016, 8:15 AM 74 Views 386 Comments

The question of the election of 2016 will be: “Who will Fine Gael rule with, and how long will it last?”

# politics - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments'
# Column
# Column

'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments'

Dec 29th 2015, 7:30 PM 84 Views 21 Comments

The drone programme has been referred to as a “global assassination campaign” that has murdered over 4,000 people, writes Julien Mercille.

# politics - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Brolly to reign? Joe considering run for Irish presidency
# Brolly Reign
From The42
# Brolly Reign

Brolly to reign? Joe considering run for Irish presidency

Dec 19th 2015, 1:51 PM 8,542 Views 17 Comments

GAA legend has been approached by a number of political parties but has yet to make up his mind.

# politics - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession
# Column
# Column

Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 328 Views 74 Comments

There is going to be another recession in the future, but how we prepare for it is up to our politicians, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

What should be done when politicians are caught dealing dirty?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

What should be done when politicians are caught dealing dirty?

Dec 8th 2015, 12:05 PM 25,594 Views 112 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# politics - Monday 7 December, 2015

"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash
# Dirty Dealings
# Dirty Dealings

"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash

Dec 7th 2015, 11:33 PM 137,637 Views 282 Comments

The programme will be broadcast tonight.

"I lured her into my trap" - councillor claims he was only playing along with £10k RTÉ sting
# The Mcelvaney Defence
# The Mcelvaney Defence

"I lured her into my trap" - councillor claims he was only playing along with £10k RTÉ sting

Dec 7th 2015, 11:53 AM 66,111 Views 233 Comments

Hugh McElvaney says HE has in fact caught RTÉ ‘red-handed’.

# politics - Sunday 6 December, 2015

I'm not a AAA fan but we shouldn't be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them
# Column
# Column

I'm not a AAA fan but we shouldn't be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them

Dec 6th 2015, 10:00 AM 104 Views 112 Comments

To restrict the fundraising ability because some members might theoretically commit public order offences is a disturbing development, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# politics - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
# Sight
# Sight

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Dec 1st 2015, 6:05 AM 8,723 Views 27 Comments

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

# politics - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
# Golden Circles
# Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

Nov 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,315 Views 40 Comments

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.