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'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims
In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.
# Pieta House
'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.
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Does Gerry Adams regret getting involved with the Stack meeting? Yes and no
Gerry Adams has a lot of thoughts about how Sinn Féin is treated by the media.
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Next in line: Mary Lou talks McGuinness, great women and 'cutting the crap' in the North
It’s been a big week for Sinn Féin. It’s deputy leader tells us what’s next for the party and admits links to past put off voters.
# Interview
'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future
Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.
# marshalling the troops
Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak
Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.
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Bosco: 'I don't trust the bosses in RTÉ and I'd give them the sack'
Bosco spoke to TheJournal.ie about RTÉ’s decision to outsource children’s programming and also gave some insightful opinions on Donald Trump.
# sunday interview
A day with Simon Harris: Cake, blood and what he really thinks of Enda
TheJournal.ie joined Simon Harris on a typical day as the health minister. In a wide-ranging interview he talks about Enda Kenny, the daunting task of his health portfolio and cannabis.
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Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'
Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.
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"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne
Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson says his party’s water charges policy has been consistent.
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Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'
After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.
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Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.
# sunday interview
A day with Simon Coveney: The contender for Taoiseach who has to first fix Ireland's housing mess
In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Housing Minister Simon Coveney talks about how his style differs from Alan Kelly’s, his thoughts on the leadership – and why FF will bring down the government.
# Appletax
We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion
UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.
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"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"
28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.
# total mayor
'We need a directly elected mayor to deliver for Dublin. But not someone like Boris'.
In a wide-ranging interview, Fianna Fáil’s Dublin spokesman John Lahart talks about a mayor for the capital, being a psychotherapist, and repealing the Eighth.
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'No one should have to stand up in the Dáil and talk about their daughter's death to bring about change'
In a wide-ranging interview, Richard Boyd Barrett talks about the rise of the left, tragic housing stories and his personal experience with fatal foetal abnormalities.
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'Until we start making rules, keeping rules and holding people to account, we will have a corruption problem'
In a wide-ranging interview, Catherine Murphy talks Siteserv, talking under privilege and the Social Democrats.
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'I was shocked when I was told I had an alcohol problem. I thought I was normal'
Singer and senator Frances Black talks about why she chose to get into politics and what she hopes to achieve.
# sunday interview
Pearse Doherty: 'Despite my passion to be part of Sinn Féin, being a TD is something I may regret'
The Sinn Féin deputy says: Is it right that your children expect to see you for one day a week?
# sunday interview
Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion
The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.
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John Halligan: 'If I could bring in legislation to goddamn jail landlords, I would jail the bastards'
The new minister for state for training and skills has strong views on what should be done to stop rising rents that are forcing people into homelessness.
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"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid
The partner of Marie Fleming, whose court battle ignited a national campaign on right-to-die issues, is running in the the local elections this May.