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Sunday 31 August, 2014

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke ‘baring his soul’ to the Dáil in 1997

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘The water has frozen my brain’: Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll This post contains videos

‘The water has frozen my brain’: Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

Friday 29 August, 2014

Here’s when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

Thursday 28 August, 2014

From Business ETC NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’ Media

NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’

The NUJ chapel at the media company has also expressed disappointment at Irish Independent editor Claire Grady’s sudden departure yesterday.

Will Enda Kenny do the ice bucket challenge? We asked…

He knows he’s been nominated but it’s uncertain whether the Taoiseach is going to soak himself.

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament UK

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament

UKIP has secured only its second ever seat in Westminster after Douglas Carswell joined from the Conservative Party.

Check out this Fine Gael TD’s ‘Psycho’ ice bucket challenge Shower Scene This post contains videos

Check out this Fine Gael TD’s ‘Psycho’ ice bucket challenge

Brendan Griffin clearly put a lot of thought into this one…

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Over 21,000 motorists have been caught using their phone while driving this year

However, there have not yet been any prosecutions under a new law completely banning using a phone while driving.

Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From Business ETC Irish Independent editor Claire Grady steps down after one year in the job INM

Irish Independent editor Claire Grady steps down after one year in the job

The former editor of The Herald is leaving INM with immediate effect.

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

Striking rail workers ‘lose more in wages than if they accepted pay cuts’

But Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe says he’s still not getting involved in the Irish Rail dispute.

Tuesday 26 August, 2014

U-turn: Favourite for Brian Hayes’s vacant Dáil seat WILL now run in by-election

But Cathal King, who ruled himself out in June, could face competition as Sinn Féin nominates its candidate this weekend.

Richard Bruton: Now is not the time for wage increases

The Jobs Minister’s position contrasts with those in Labour who want a Low Pay Commission.

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

LISTEN: Albert Reynolds’s son gave a touching and emotional eulogy to his father yesterday RIP

LISTEN: Albert Reynolds’s son gave a touching and emotional eulogy to his father yesterday

Philip Reynolds delivered a heartfelt eulogy to his father at his funeral mass in Donnybrook yesterday,

Monday 25 August, 2014

It looks like Labour’s next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland’s abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

Inside a Donnybrook church we learned about Albert Reynolds – a man worth recalling and remembering

Mourners gathered at the Church of Sacred Heart to remember a husband, a father, a politician and a man who never feared peace.

Here’s why this former US presidential candidate is in Dublin this week Where Is The Beef This post contains videos

Here’s why this former US presidential candidate is in Dublin this week

Gary Hart is on fact-finding mission on behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry.

Sunday 24 August, 2014

5 stories that tell us what type of taoiseach Albert Reynolds was

Reynolds’ press secretary Seán Duignan wrote perhaps the definitive account of his time as taoiseach.

Here are 5 TDs who could do with a new stylist

There’s been some fashion disasters in the Dáil in recent years…

Saturday 23 August, 2014

The Burton Bounce: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll This post contains videos

The Burton Bounce: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

Thursday 21 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner

The former junior minister and Labour TD gave a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie this week.

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis Third Secret Of Fatima This post contains videos

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis

It’s 1981 and the Minister for Transport is in the thick of a major stand off at a French airport.

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party

The former Labour TD is “very open” to the idea of a new political party, she told TheJournal.ie.

Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney

The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here’s why…

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

Monday 18 August, 2014

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum… but says it can’t happen now

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

Why has Labour’s support doubled since May?

Analysis: Joan Burton’s party has gone from 7 per cent to 14 per cent in the latest opinion poll. But why?

Sunday 17 August, 2014

Check out this Dáil row between Charlie Haughey, Dick Spring and John Bruton in 1991 Back In The Day This post contains videos

5 former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback

The field of former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback is relatively small. We’ve been finding out why.

Saturday 16 August, 2014

‘The other one is worser’: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘The other one is worser’: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

Friday 15 August, 2014

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland

The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq – but Ireland won’t be one of them

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

Thursday 14 August, 2014

Richard Bruton: I don’t want to talk about whether my brother is annoying the government

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been in the news in recent weeks.

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