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# reform-alliance - Saturday 24 January, 2015

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll
# Support
# Support

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Jan 24th 2015, 7:48 PM 26,932 Views 194 Comments

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'
# To Join Or Not To Join
# To Join Or Not To Join

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

Jan 21st 2015, 10:00 AM 21,675 Views 46 Comments

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

# reform-alliance - Friday 2 January, 2015

Confirmed: Here's everything we know about Lucinda Creighton's new political party
# Reboot Ireland
# Reboot Ireland

Confirmed: Here's everything we know about Lucinda Creighton's new political party

Jan 2nd 2015, 10:49 PM 79,068 Views 472 Comments

It doesn’t have a name yet but it does have a hashtag.

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today
# Party Time
# Party Time

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:05 AM 17,809 Views 119 Comments

She will be joined by four other Reform Alliance members.

# reform-alliance - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

Dec 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,554 Views 118 Comments

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# reform-alliance - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party
# Change
# Change

Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party

Nov 23rd 2014, 1:41 PM 20,644 Views 167 Comments

That’s according to a poll that the Independent TD commissioned himself.

# reform-alliance - Friday 24 October, 2014

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse
# Can't We Be Friends?
# Can't We Be Friends?

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

Oct 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 13,414 Views 27 Comments

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

# reform-alliance - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton
# New Job
# New Job

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Oct 23rd 2014, 10:20 AM 11,596 Views 21 Comments

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row
# Not Getting Along
# Not Getting Along

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:15 PM 44,812 Views 107 Comments

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

# reform-alliance - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Is Lucinda Creighton recruiting for a new party?
# Join Me
# Join Me

Is Lucinda Creighton recruiting for a new party?

Oct 19th 2014, 2:07 PM 10,997 Views 74 Comments

She says not yet. Kind of.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today
# Friends
# Friends

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

Sep 24th 2014, 5:20 PM 8,273 Views 18 Comments

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
# Awkward
# Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Sep 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 22,689 Views 157 Comments

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# reform-alliance - Saturday 28 June, 2014

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut
# Welfare
# Welfare

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut

Jun 28th 2014, 8:50 AM 49,588 Views 357 Comments

Terence Flanagan used a case involving one of his own constituents to ask if the Department of Social Protection cuts the dole of anti-government protestors.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry
# Hoop Dreams
# Hoop Dreams

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry

Jun 17th 2014, 11:41 AM 4,806 Views 18 Comments

The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'
# Mixed Messages
# Mixed Messages

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'

Jun 11th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,804 Views 24 Comments

Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Jun 11th 2014, 1:40 PM 11,752 Views 36 Comments

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

There's a lot of talk, but a new political party is not imminent. Here's why...
# Analysis
# Analysis

There's a lot of talk, but a new political party is not imminent. Here's why...

Jun 3rd 2014, 11:54 AM 10,995 Views 66 Comments

There’s talk, and a lot of it, about a new political party being set up in Ireland but the reality is that any such development remains a way off yet.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
# Gone For Good
# Gone For Good

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

Apr 29th 2014, 3:47 PM 12,425 Views 24 Comments

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

# reform-alliance - Friday 25 April, 2014

Is this the solution to property bubbles?
# Bursting Bubbles
# Bursting Bubbles

Is this the solution to property bubbles?

Apr 25th 2014, 6:23 PM 28,999 Views 87 Comments

The Reform Alliance reckon it has housing bubbles licked.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe
# He's Out
# He's Out

'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe

Mar 19th 2014, 12:30 PM 6,294 Views 22 Comments

It is now unlikely that the Reform Alliance TD will seek election to the European Parliament in May.

# reform-alliance - Friday 28 February, 2014

Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government
# Whip System
# Whip System

Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government

Feb 28th 2014, 9:37 PM 10,107 Views 72 Comments

The Reform Alliance TD made the comments this evening as her former party’s Ard Fheis got underway.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Shane Ross asks supporters: Is the time right for a new political movement?
# Making A Move
# Making A Move

Shane Ross asks supporters: Is the time right for a new political movement?

Feb 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,380 Views 86 Comments

The independent TD has emailed a small network of supporters and advisors to seek their views on the possibility of establishing a new political movement.

# reform-alliance - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Lucinda Creighton is looking for 'tact and discretion' in her new assistant
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Lucinda Creighton is looking for 'tact and discretion' in her new assistant

Feb 6th 2014, 11:32 AM 10,269 Views 42 Comments

The TD is looking for someone to bring organisation to her days.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’
# Portlaoise Hospital
# Portlaoise Hospital

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’

Feb 5th 2014, 11:40 PM 13,943 Views 31 Comments

The Minister for Health appeared close to tears in the Dáil earlier.

# reform-alliance - Sunday 2 February, 2014

New TD group would be as different from Reform Alliance 'as night and day'
# Collective
# Collective

New TD group would be as different from Reform Alliance 'as night and day'

Feb 2nd 2014, 12:57 PM 8,693 Views 49 Comments

Three independents have been approaching a number of TDs with the aim of forming a group to push common policies.

# reform-alliance - Thursday 30 January, 2014

€600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

€600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims

Jan 30th 2014, 9:10 AM 9,692 Views 61 Comments

Denied by Minister Howlin, she said money earmarked for TDs who are no longer Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary members would be used to make the public ‘vote in a particular way’.

# reform-alliance - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 25th 2014, 9:14 PM 22,818 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the fire in Clondalkin, the ‘RA’ conference, and Met Éireann’s storm warning…

9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’
# Reform Conference
# Reform Conference

9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’

Jan 25th 2014, 9:10 PM 24,108 Views 95 Comments

The turnout was good, the ideas were flowing and the organisers appeared delighted with themselves. But what chance a political party?

Creighton: I did not approach Peadar Tóibín about Reform conference
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Creighton: I did not approach Peadar Tóibín about Reform conference

Jan 25th 2014, 3:25 PM 6,107 Views 28 Comments

The TD said today that she did not make any approach to Tóibín, despite what he is alleged to have said on radio last week.

‘We need a new party like a hole in the head’: Conference discusses political and health reform
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

‘We need a new party like a hole in the head’: Conference discusses political and health reform

Jan 25th 2014, 1:56 PM 19,202 Views 149 Comments

The conference is hearing from various high-profile commentators on political, health and economic reform.

'I'm here to see if reform is actually achievable' (videos)
# Reform Conference
# Reform Conference

'I'm here to see if reform is actually achievable' (videos)

Jan 25th 2014, 12:38 PM 5,782 Views 22 Comments

We asked four people why they’re at the Reform Conference in Dublin today. Here’s what they told us…

Reform Alliance: 'For far too long politics has been seen as a closed shop'
# The Disaffected
# The Disaffected

Reform Alliance: 'For far too long politics has been seen as a closed shop'

Jan 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 21 Views 74 Comments

Today’s Reform Conference will open discussion on key areas of reform, writes Terence Flanagan.

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,769 Views 47 Comments

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

# reform-alliance - Friday 24 January, 2014

“There are some very good ministers and some very poor ones”
# The RA
# The RA

“There are some very good ministers and some very poor ones”

Jan 24th 2014, 10:50 PM 19,354 Views 82 Comments

Lucinda Creighton today took aim at her former cabinet colleagues.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Creighton insists RA conference logo is 'hardly original' amid Fianna Fáil comparisons
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Creighton insists RA conference logo is 'hardly original' amid Fianna Fáil comparisons

Jan 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 10,709 Views 77 Comments

The ‘backwards Fianna Fáil logo’ was how one Cabinet minister described it.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone
# The RA
# The RA

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone

Jan 21st 2014, 1:44 PM 6,202 Views 44 Comments

“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told TheJournal.ie today.

# reform-alliance - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid

Jan 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,926 Views 45 Comments

Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.

# reform-alliance - Monday 13 January, 2014

Column: The Reform Alliance – should we expect radical change... or more of the same?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Reform Alliance – should we expect radical change... or more of the same?

Jan 13th 2014, 1:11 PM 34 Views 96 Comments

The new political alliance espouses reform; however, there appears to be little real questioning of the nature of that ‘reform’ or who stands to benefit from it, writes Rory Hearne.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn't hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him
# Out In The Cold
# Out In The Cold

Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn't hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him

Jan 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 7,651 Views 14 Comments

Fine Gael dissident Brian Walsh said he has met with Enda Kenny since his expulsion and that he has a good working relationship with the Taoiseach.

# reform-alliance - Monday 6 January, 2014

Creighton and Timmins insist Reform Alliance conference not prelude to political party
# The RA
# The RA

Creighton and Timmins insist Reform Alliance conference not prelude to political party

Jan 6th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,908 Views 47 Comments

“We’re doing what it says on the tin,” Lucinda Creighton has insisted as the 25 January conference fuels talk that a new political party is on the way.

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