TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 9 °C Monday 2 May, 2016

Today’s News

SPONSORED

Friday 29 April, 2016

Lynn Ruane: 'I never had a desire to move into politics'

Ruane says she hopes to champion the causes that are close to her heart.

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

Girl asks to give evidence by video link at trial of teenage boys accused of defiling her

Five boys are accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old at an address in Dublin in 2014.

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

SPONSORED

Thursday 28 April, 2016

Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis

The TD broke down when speaking about one boy he had met who had lost all his family.

Alan Kelly: 'I wasn't allowed be as ambitious as I wanted to be'

The minister said a new housing minister would need more powers.

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Alan Kelly says future generations will "rue" the proposed Irish Water deal

The Dáil debated the issue of Irish Water today – and Kelly has been setting out his stall.

Alan Shatter says Enda Kenny gave him 'no choice' but to resign

Shatter has called for the immediate publication of the O’Higgins report into garda corruption.

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

Anger after poor Dáil attendance during mental health debate

Last week, it emerged that €12 million of the €35 million ring-fenced for mental health in last year’s budget is to be diverted to other resources.

Sunday 24 April, 2016

'You always knew you weren't going to get rich becoming a member of SF'

It’s long been Sinn Féin policy that Dáil deputies are asked to accept a salary of around €38,000 – far short of the Dáil salary of €87,000.

Saturday 23 April, 2016

9 things we’ve learned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

As its popularity continues to rise, members of the party gathered in Dublin this weekend.

Gerry Adams: 'We are not Fine Gael or Labour. We are proud of the men and women of 1916'

Gerry Adams was re-elected as the party leader at this year’s Ard Fheis.

Change in SF disciplinary rules to give clear framework of what to do when rules are broken

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis takes place in Dublin this year at the Convention Centre.

'Scarlet for ya': Mary Lou says FF borrowed their water charges policy

The deputy leader gave a scathing speech aimed at the two establishment parties.

McGuinness says criminalisation of woman who took abortion drugs was 'absolutely wrong'

Speaking at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis he cautioned against anyone using medication accessed on the internet.

Friday 22 April, 2016

Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny talked over the phone tonight - and will again tomorrow

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are trying to reach a common ground when it comes Irish Water.

Gerry Adams says FF and FG need to set a deadline or go back to the people

Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis is taking place in Dublin this weekend.

Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael finish talks for the evening, but no deal yet on Irish Water

Things are not as ‘hunk dory’ as some might believe, said Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen.

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%

TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties

The Dáil brushed off a water charges debate today and voted to talk about Brexit for 8 hours.

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

Tuesday 19 April, 2016

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

Saturday 16 April, 2016

War waged by remote control: What goes on behind the scenes of a drone attack

The new movie, Eye in the Sky, puts drone warfare under the spotlight.

Friday 15 April, 2016

Bums on seats: What ministries do independents have their eye on?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael met again today. They’re due to meet again on Monday.

Alan Kelly admits over-budget Ballymun homes 'by no means went to plan'

The cost of each house could reach over €240k.

Thursday 14 April, 2016

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

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

Wednesday 13 April, 2016

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

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

Tuesday 12 April, 2016

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

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.

Karen Buckley memorial to take place in Scotland today RIP

Karen Buckley memorial to take place in Scotland today

The Irish nurse was abducted and killed on 12 April 2015, after she vanished following a night out in the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow.

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

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

Monday 11 April, 2016

Talks latest: The big two parties had 90 mins of 'constructive and cordial' chats tonight

The Taoiseach confirmed the talks on formation of a minority government began tonight.

Thursday 7 April, 2016

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin a full partnership government as leaders finally talk

The meeting between Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin began at 8.30pm.

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin lose vote to become next Taoiseach

Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to meet behind closed doors tonight.

TDs vote to give themselves another 8 days off

158 TDs are back in Leinster House today to vote for a new Taoiseach.

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

We don't have a government yet, but Irish Water is still very much on the agenda

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil seem to be in agreement that Irish Water’s days are numbered.

Monday 4 April, 2016

Paul Murphy says Jobstown protesters want to face trial together

Today the case was adjourned to the 3 May.

1 2 3 4 5