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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Yesterday’s News

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

This politician got well and truly photobombed by a spider on live TV

Ed Balls was oblivious to the spider stealing the show…

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

Thursday 23 October, 2014

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here’s why… Racket This post contains videos

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here’s why…

Yep, it’s something to do with Irish Water…

Why wasn’t Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn’t ask for

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish Water needs to deal with customers ‘in a fantastic way’ Irish Water This post contains videos

Irish Water needs to deal with customers ‘in a fantastic way’

The Irish Water boss John Tierney has met with Environment Minister Alan Kelly this afternoon.

‘The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences’

The Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member met with Enda Kenny this morning.

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night Protest This post contains videos

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD wasn’t having any of it in the Dáil last night.

Enda Kenny meeting Maíria Cahill after war of words with Gerry Adams

Yesterday, the Taoiseach said no member of Sinn Féin could guarantee there was no cover-up of abuse.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Labour TD who ‘disappeared’ for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned

Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)

Minister Alan Kelly has said he expects “a reinvigoration in customer focus”.

14 reasons why people don’t like and don’t trust Irish Water

Leaks, protests, communication breakdown and a scorned minister have all contributed to a difficult 10 months for the new semi-state.

State of the Nation: Does anyone have confidence in this man?

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

Monday 20 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Why Irish Water bonuses have TDs worried about their seats

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

Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘People have been fairly sound’: What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’ The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’

Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.

We asked Mary Lou McDonald where she’d be now had she stayed in Fianna Fáil No Going Back This post contains videos

We asked Mary Lou McDonald where she’d be now had she stayed in Fianna Fáil

“I thought that was a bit of a silly question, actually.”

Friday 17 October, 2014

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax Scarpered This post contains videos

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax

The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.

Thursday 16 October, 2014

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth Spotlight This post contains videos

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.

State of the Nation: Why do TDs have to use Twitter to contact Irish Water?

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

Here’s how Labour TDs and Senators were told to spin the Budget… and slam the opposition

Deputies and senators got a fancy-looking tip sheet ahead of Tuesday’s Budget.

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

‘I didn’t know you’d become a private investigator’: Enda denies leaking diamond ring story

The Taoiseach has rejected claims information about a TD’s dispute over a €10k diamond ring leaked from his office.

Micheál Martin doesn’t like that Noonan and Howlin tweeted about their ties yesterday…

… and didn’t listen to opposition speakers’ response to the Budget announcement

Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016 Thinking Ahead This post contains videos

Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016

A small increase in child benefit was announced as part of the Budget yesterday.

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity…

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: “Austerity as we know it is over” Budget 2015 This post contains videos

Michael Noonan: “Austerity as we know it is over”

Finance Minister tells TheJournal.ie he will be “cautious and prudent” to secure the economic recovery in the coming years.

What was the story with Michael Noonan’s cough during his Budget speech? Cough-gate This post contains videos

What was the story with Michael Noonan’s cough during his Budget speech?

Lots of people on Twitter were worried about the Finance Minister…

Fine Gael TD claims that €10k diamond ring story leaked to cause him harm

Séan Conlan has been responding to a story on the front of the Irish Independent today.

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding ‘incredible effort of the Irish people’

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has said that the proof of austerity being over will be in the pudding.

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State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?

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

Monday 13 October, 2014

How many houses does Gerry Adams own?

And will he be paying water charges on any of them?

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