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Sunday 19 July, 2015

QUIZ: Who said Greece needed Brian Cowen’s steady hand? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which there were more Nama revelations and Bertie went before the banking inquiry…

Saturday 18 July, 2015

13 great Bertieisms at the banking inquiry

Bertie Ahern may have upset the apple tart with some of his comments this week.

Friday 17 July, 2015

9 things we learned from Bertie at the banking inquiry

The former taoiseach spent several hours before the inquiry today. Here’s what we found out…

Thursday 16 July, 2015

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they’ve gone on holidays

The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…

‘We’ve a new Troika in town’: Joan doesn’t think much of the new party

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

Bertie: If hindsight was foresight, I’d be a billionaire

The former taoiseach is giving evidence to the inquiry this afternoon.

What’s Bertie been up to?

The former taoiseach is before the banking inquiry this week, but what’s he been doing since he left office?

The return of Bertie Ahern

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

‘Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice… ‘: Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister

The Taoiseach has been defending the government’s stance on Greece.

What on earth is going on here?

It was all smiles and handshakes at Dublin Castle this morning.

6 things you need to know about Ireland’s newest political party

What can we expect from the Social Democrats?

Wednesday 15 July, 2015

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party Social Democrats This post contains videos

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party

One of the three leaders of the Social Democrats spoke to TheJournal.ie about the new party today.

The government is having a really bad day in the Seanad

The coalition has a minority in the upper house at present.

Ireland’s newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th

The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…

Has the anti-water charges movement won?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Tuesday 14 July, 2015

These people travelled all the way from Donegal to save their community

Concerns have been raised about the possible closure of the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town.

‘The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan’

Fianna Fáil senator Terry Leyden made his comments as the Seanad discussed the Greek crisis this morning.

Michael Noonan thinks the Greek referendum was an absolute disaster

The finance minister was speaking ahead of more talks in Brussels today.

Sinn Féin is standing by its friends in Greece

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Monday 13 July, 2015

Sinn Féin’s new Dublin mayor wants street parties to remember 1916 Meet The Mayor This post contains videos

Sinn Féin’s new Dublin mayor wants street parties to remember 1916

Críona Ní Dhálaigh stopped by for a High Table Interview last week. Here’s what we found out.

The curious case of a leaflet, some street lights and a war of words

This leaflet has sparked some harsh words from two councillors and a government minister.

Yanis Varoufakis has a swipe at Ireland in his latest interview

While not mentioning us by name, the former Greek finance minister hits out at the stance of other indebted countries in the bailout talks.

Enda glad there’s a deal after a ‘bruising’ all-night session

Eurozone leaders reached a deal on Greece after some 17 hours of talks.

Sunday 12 July, 2015

Revealed: How Fine Gael plans to fight the next general election

Simon Coveney has told Fine Gael councillors to be ready for an election after the Budget in October.

Saturday 11 July, 2015

Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts Drugs This post contains videos

Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

Friday 10 July, 2015

Did Fine Gael shaft women in Louth last night?

The party insisted today it was “strongly committed” to increasing the number of female TDs in the next Dáil.

Thursday 9 July, 2015

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse ‘disgusting’ pension boosts

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?

Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.

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Wednesday 8 July, 2015

WATCH: Brian Cowen explains THAT infamous bailout denial Shaking Heads This post contains videos

WATCH: Brian Cowen explains THAT infamous bailout denial

The shaking heads of Dermot Ahern and Noel Dempsey became synonymous with the bailout in 2010.

Labour TD insists she wasn’t suggesting parents bring their children to work

Joanna Tuffy’s comments were criticised by Twitter users and a Sinn Féin MEP.

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis’ wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet Seanadigans This post contains videos

Sinn Féin’s new Dublin mayor WILL live in the Mansion House

Críona Ní Dhálaigh moves in next week.

Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor complains to party over Facebook ‘bullying’

Jonathan Graham has made a formal complaint in the last fortnight, it is understood.

Lots of gardaí turned up for a protest that never happened outside Leinster House today

Last week’s clashes between protesters and gardaí meant they weren’t taking any chances this week.

Fine Gael TD says family subject to ‘vile comments’ after Dáil speech Drink And Wine This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says family subject to ‘vile comments’ after Dáil speech

Catherine Byrne questioned people “stacking up their trolleys with drink and wine” when they refuse to pay their water charges.

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