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# willie-odea - Monday 14 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# willie-odea - Monday 7 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# willie-odea - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Crowley withdraws bid for Fianna Fáil's presidential nomination

The withdrawal of the party’s most likely candidate all but assures that Fianna Fáil will not nominate anyone for the election.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Water charges could still be years away, minister says

Junior minister Fergus O’Dowd tells the Dáil that the installation of water meters in every home could take until 2015.

# willie-odea - Sunday 3 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In today’s 9 at 9: Police in Northern Ireland appeal for information about yesterday’s deadly attack on a young PSNI officer; the search resumes for two missing fishermen; and violence continues in Ivory Coast.

# willie-odea - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

# willie-odea - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# willie-odea - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Nine days to go – our daily round-up of the winners and losers of the day. Who’s been getting the boot in (literally)?

# willie-odea - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Willie O'Dea insists he's paid price of incorrect affidavit

Limerick TD and former minister says his name was cleared by a detailed investigation and he now hopes he can help Fianna Fáil in the election run.

# willie-odea - Monday 31 January, 2011

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Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

Micheál Martin unveils a team of 21 new spokespersons – including some unfamiliar faces from outside the Dáil.

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full

The 21 names – including two councillors, and 14 without any cabinet experience – who form Fianna Fáil’s new front bench.

# willie-odea - Sunday 30 January, 2011

O'Dea likely to be returned to front bench

Micheál Martin looks set to bring Limerick TD Willie O’Dea back to the front bench ahead of the general election.

# willie-odea - Friday 31 December, 2010

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2010 in Photos: February

In February the underdog won the Superbowl; Willie O’Dea resigned as Minister for Defence; and Chile was rocked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.

# willie-odea - Thursday 16 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Are Limerick's new favourites, the Rubberbandits, actually from Clare? Rubberbandits

Are Limerick's new favourites, the Rubberbandits, actually from Clare?

The Irish Daily Mail reckons it’s unmasked the comedy hip-hop troupe – and claims that they’re actually from Shannon.

# willie-odea - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

WILLIE O’DEA CLAIMS he paid more than was necessary in a payout to Sinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan. Mr Quinlivan had taken a libel action against the then-Minister of Defence, but they reached a settlement after Mr O’Dea apologised for making false and defamatory statements against him. The comments were made in an interview with a Limerick newspaper in March 2009.

Mr O’Dea told the Limerick Leader that it had been a difficult six months for him, and that he had paid “over and above what the actual libel was worth, according to legal advice – multiples of what the libel was worth.”

Last week, the DPP said it would not prosecute Mr O’Dea for falsely claiming Mr Quinlivan was connected with a brothel. In Feburary, Mr O’Dea was forced to resign his cabinet position over the incident.