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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014

Today’s News

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut… Loose Lips Leo This post contains videos

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut…

The Health Minister has been telling TheJournal.ie about his reputation for being a straight talker.

Yesterday’s News

The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours

Senators are now expected to return on Monday to continue the debate.

Friday 19 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem? Haters Gonna Hate This post contains videos

Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem?

The Fianna Fáil leader insisted it’s not ‘uno Duce, una voce’ under his regime.

Thursday 18 December, 2014

He’s ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone? The Next Government This post contains videos

He’s ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone?

The Fianna Fáil leader has been speaking to TheJournal.ie today.

This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges

Enda Kenny wants more women…

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

John Lyons has told TheJournal.ie that the perception of Labour could not be lower.

Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: I’ll ask Mario Draghi to attend the banking inquiry

The Taoiseach was described as “a crawler” by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald in the Dáil today.

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

The same-sex marriage referendum will take place next May

Cabinet has agreed on a proposal to hold a number of other referenda on the same day.

Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded

The Taoiseach first made the claims in the summer of 2012.

Gerry Adams says Sinead O’Connor needs to take Sinn Féin abuse allegations to gardaí

The Sinn Féin president was responding to the singer’s claims she was molested by a member of the party when she was a child.

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I’ve ever seen Care Homes This post contains videos

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I’ve ever seen

The Health Minister has been speaking about the shocking footage broadcast by RTÉ last week.

Monday 15 December, 2014

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law Analysis This post contains videos

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election? Explainer This post contains videos

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election?

There’s lots of talk but little action so far. Here’s what we know…

Here’s some good news if you earn the minimum wage Cash Money This post contains videos

Here’s some good news if you earn the minimum wage

A new Low Pay Commission is being set up to examine the current rate of €8.65 and whether it should be increased.

Sunday 14 December, 2014

Shane Ross thinks there’s a problem with ‘celebrity’ election candidates Almost Famous This post contains videos

Shane Ross thinks there’s a problem with ‘celebrity’ election candidates

The independent TD hasn’t spoken to David McWilliams or Fintan O’Toole, but would welcome talks.

Saturday 13 December, 2014

Why Mattie McGrath wins and Leo Varadkar loses the political week that was House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Why Mattie McGrath wins and Leo Varadkar loses the political week that was

Here’s our take on who was a winner and who was a loser in the political world this week…

Friday 12 December, 2014

No deal: Enda and Cameron leave talks after ‘amateurish ham-fisted episode’

No deal and no immediate prospect of a deal in the North on flags, parades and the past.

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is increasingly unpopular amongst opposition TDs.

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row Charade This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row

The dispute over the cost of the water charges grant has been the subject of heated exchanges this morning

Thursday 11 December, 2014

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

NAMA’s court bid to seize dead farmer’s land from widow and son

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek a hearing with the widow of a farmer who took his own life two years ago.

One of Enda Kenny’s biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion

John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Just how many people protested against water charges yesterday?

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

Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Leo: It really bothers me that people are protesting about €3 a week, we’ve much bigger problems

The Health Minister has been responding to the protests in Dublin today.

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless On The Streets This post contains videos

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil about his experience of meeting homeless people last week.

Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin? Up To Something This post contains videos

Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin?

The outspoken TD talked about his ‘independent alliance’ in an interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

Mary Harney is not happy that Mary Lou named her in the Dáil last week

The former tánaiste has made a formal complaint to the Dáil Ceann Comhairle.

How many people will protest against water charges today?

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

Tuesday 9 December, 2014

‘The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh’ – TDs back Enda 86 to 55 Winning This post contains videos

‘The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh’ – TDs back Enda 86 to 55

Earlier, Kenny said he is not perfect and ruled out an election in 2015.

Sinead O’Connor is joining Sinn Féin

The party says it’s looking forward to working with her.

Tory peer apologises after saying ‘poor people don’t know how to cook’

Baroness Jenkin made the remarks in Westminster yesterday.

Who has confidence in Enda Kenny?

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

Monday 8 December, 2014

Enda doesn’t see ‘any circumstances’ in which Anglo junior bondholders will be paid

The government is playing down fears that Anglo junior bondholders are in line for repayment.

Enda has a message for the people who’ve travelled from Detroit for the water protest

Kenny was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s march in Dublin.

How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government

Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.

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