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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

Today’s News

Why can’t all the left-wing parties get their act together? Uniting The Left This post contains videos

Why can’t all the left-wing parties get their act together?

There are FIVE left-wing parties in the Dáil right now. Can’t they all just get along?

Yesterday’s News

QUIZ: Who wouldn’t pay a fine to save their life? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which we all became very worried about a company called Siteserv…

The latest poll is bad for the government and REALLY good for Sinn Féin

Support for the coalition has dropped in the last month according to a poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post.

Other families’ bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella – Boyd Barrett Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Other families’ bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella – Boyd Barrett

The People Before Profit TD recounted his own personal tragedy in a Dáil debate in February.

The obsessive TD behind Siteserv revelations was asking the same questions last December Dogged Determination This post contains videos

The obsessive TD behind Siteserv revelations was asking the same questions last December

Catherine Murphy has been investigating the latest political controversy for sometime.

A Fianna Fáil candidate has staunchly defended the infamous Galway Tent

Gerry O’Connor said Fianna Fáil’s association with the building industry has been “demonised by those who believe they know ‘where it all went wrong’”

Friday 24 April, 2015

Alan Dukes: There are people around who see conspiracy in their tea leaves

The former IBRC chairman has said he is “extremely angry” at suggestions of malpractice or criminality in the sale of Siteserv.

Revealed: How Michael Noonan’s confidence in IBRC bosses was ‘wearing quite thin’

Newly-released documents show major tensions between the former Anglo Irish Bank and the Department of Finance.

Thursday 23 April, 2015

Why bankers have to swear by almighty God to tell the truth – and what happens if they don’t Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

Why bankers have to swear by almighty God to tell the truth – and what happens if they don’t

Those who fail to cooperate with the inquiry or provide false information could face up to five years in prison.

AIB boss: ‘I did my level best, but it wasn’t enough. I can never get away from that’

Former AIB chair Dermot Gleeson is before the banking inquiry today.

Is Siteserv the coalition’s first wobble of 2015?

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

Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Here’s the new minister for drugs

The government has agreed the appointment of a minister to deal with the National Drugs Strategy.

Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly’s arrest

Yesterday, the Dáil heard claims that gardaí had not been cooperating with the GSOC inquiry.

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight Arrogance And Delusion This post contains videos

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight

The Sinn Féin president has responded to recent comments from the Fianna Fáil leader.

Here are the HEAVILY redacted documents that raise questions about IBRC’s sale of Siteserv

The documents were released to independent TD Catherine Murphy under Freedom of Information.

WATCH: Enda launches into Gerry Adams and calls him the ultimate hypocrite Your Bleeding Heart This post contains videos

WATCH: Enda launches into Gerry Adams and calls him the ultimate hypocrite

It got a bit feisty at Leaders’ Questions today.

Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Here’s the definitive proof that summer has arrived in Leinster House

TDs have been raiding their summer wardrobes…

Fianna Fáil wants a new tax… on sugar

The party has unveiled its long-awaited health policy today.

Are these two men fighting the real battle of the next election?

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

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil? Loud Noises This post contains videos

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?

Richard Boyd Barrett turns up the volume whenever he takes to his feet in the chamber.

This untaxed van parked in a loading bay is ‘not a Fianna Fáil campaign vehicle’

The van was snapped in Carlow town yesterday evening.

This councillor has just made the ‘War of Dún Laoghaire’ even more interesting

Jennifer Cuffe is the latest Fianna Fáil councillor to throw her name into the race to be the party’s candidate in Dún Laoghaire.

Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised War On Drugs This post contains videos

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators…

Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.

Sunday 19 April, 2015

The 30 hottest young politicos in Ireland right now

TheJournal.ie’s verdict on the hottest young talents working in Irish politics right now.

Saturday 18 April, 2015

QUIZ: Who really thinks there is no alternative? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which the Dáil sat for just a day and a half…

WATCH: Does anyone know what that ‘other’ referendum is about? We asked… There's Another One? This post contains videos

WATCH: Does anyone know what that ‘other’ referendum is about? We asked…

We took to the streets of the capital to see if anyone knows about that other vote happening on 22 May.

Friday 17 April, 2015

Brian Cowen won’t be at the banking inquiry until July – and it’s already cost €2m

The former taoiseach will appear before the inquiry along with several other key figures from the crash this summer.

Thursday 16 April, 2015

Are politicians abusing their privilege?

Analysis: The way some TDs are using their constitutional right to absolute privilege in the Dáil has come in for criticism.

James Reilly: ‘It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum’

The Minister for Children has come out strongly against the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum.

Fine Gael: ‘Yes’ … Labour: ‘We’re not taking a position’

A referendum to reduce the minimum age of a presidential candidate from 35 to 21 is also being held next month.

Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her ‘stunt politics’

The row over the Sinn Féin deputy leader’s refusal to say sorry for her Dáil comments rumbles on.

Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil

Linda O’Shea Farren, who failed to get elected to Dublin City Council last year, is seeking the Fine Gael nomination in Dublin Bay South.

Quinn: ‘There is NO alternative to a Fine Gael-Labour government’

The former minister has dismissed the idea that there is an alternative to the current government.

Monday 13 April, 2015

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad

The Seanad Working Group on Reform has published a report calling for overhaul of the upper house.

Sinn Féin is against politicians being garda vetted

Dublin city councillors are due to debate a motion calling for them and other elected politicians to be garda vetted.

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