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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 27 November, 2015

Today’s News


Yesterday’s News

Fine Gael still needs more women

The party still has work to do in order to comply with new gender quota rules.

Fine Gael is kicking Sean Conlan out of his office

Storage crates have been placed outside the Cavan-Monaghan deputy’s office.


Wednesday 25 November, 2015

What to do about abortion? Enda wants the country to get together and talk about it

Taoiseach Enda Kenny briefed his party’s TDs and Senators on its position regarding the 8th Amendment this evening.

Sinn Féin says this Fine Gael video is ‘typical pathetic crap’

A short Vine has sparked a war of words over taxes between the two parties.

Why Lucinda Creighton was asked if she would have aborted Hitler

The question has recently been asked of anti-abortion US presidential candidates.

This Fine Gael TD is taking his own party to court

John Perry is still trying to get his name on the Fine Gael election ticket in Sligo-Leitrim.


Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again

The independent TD was ordered out of the Dáil for the second time in two weeks this afternoon.

Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Controversial Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan resigns from party

The Cavan-Monaghan deputy confirmed his departure today.

Rescued: The banking inquiry will now write a much shorter report

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the committee was attempting a “rescue operation”.

Your property tax is being frozen until 2019

The government hopes to pass new legislation by Christmas.

Monday 23 November, 2015

Alex Salmond told us why a united Ireland is as inevitable as Scottish independence

The former Scottish first minister has been in Dublin for the last few days and dropped by for a chat.

Joan Burton reckons Labour could win more than 30 seats

The Tánaiste is in optimistic mood this morning.

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

Saturday 21 November, 2015

Willie O’Dea’s form of relaxation is slightly odd

It involves doing more work.

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit? Road Safety This post contains a poll

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit?

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins has said motorists who are recorded driving under the limit should be entered into a lottery to win cash.

Friday 20 November, 2015

Fianna Fáil members express no confidence in the party’s own candidate

More gender trouble for Fianna Fáil in Longford.

Sinn Féin MLA now insists Isis ARE ‘terrorists’

Phil Flanagan had earlier been reported to say that he did not consider the organisation as ‘terrorists’.

These lads really want you to know they’re independent

The Independent Alliance is seeking to change the description of independent candidates on ballot papers.

Thursday 19 November, 2015

There are a LOT of problems with the Siteserv inquiry

An interim report published this evening shows the IBRC loans/Siteserv inquiry is in trouble.

Fianna Fáil’s ‘Rocky Balboa’ revealed all on TV3 last night

Micheál Martin was on The Seven O’Clock Show to talk about his boxing days last night.

What if Fianna Fáil DID support Fine Gael after the next election? Minority Report This post contains videos

What if Fianna Fáil DID support Fine Gael after the next election?

No formal deal but on “a case-by-case” basis anything is possible, says the former cabinet minister Willie O’Dea.

Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Willie O’Dea told us about his radical plan to abolish all social welfare

The Fianna Fáil TD has proposed that a basic income replace all current state supports.

Gardagate: 13 years’ of tapes that could be impossible to analyse

The Fennelly Commission has published an interim report outlining the scale of the task facing the inquiry.

‘F***ing desperate’: Fianna Fáil TD drops an f-bomb in the Dáil Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

‘F***ing desperate’: Fianna Fáil TD drops an f-bomb in the Dáil

Robert Troy used some most unparliamentary language in the Dáil this morning.

Young Fine Gael’s entire leadership set to survive crunch meeting

Motions of no confidence in the leadership of Fine Gael’s youth wing have been ruled invalid on technicalities, sources say.

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

If universal health insurance isn’t dead, then when on earth will it actually happen? UHI

If universal health insurance isn’t dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?

The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.

Eamon Gilmore reveals the government nearly collapsed THREE times

The former tánaiste was formally launching his book in Dublin this evening.

TDs and Senators fell silent today

TDs from all sides of the house stood in silence ahead of statements from the government and opposition on the attacks in the French capital last week.

Pearse Doherty isn’t allowed to ask Enda any of these questions

The Sinn Féin TD has had a number of questions about the IBRC inquiry disallowed.

Monday 16 November, 2015

It looks like just 200 council houses will be built in the whole of 2015

Alan Kelly said that “ten times” more social houses than the 20 built so far this year will be completed by the end of 2015.

This is why Paul Murphy paid his €1,150 property tax bill

The AAA TD said the “mass boycott” of the property tax is over.

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

The Taoiseach and several ministers have been speaking about what precautions Ireland is taking in recent days.

Saturday 14 November, 2015

The majority of men are against gender quotas

As political parties try to ensure a third of their Dáil hopefuls are female, a new poll has some interesting findings.

Friday 13 November, 2015

Why some TDs will have their iPhones and iPads taken from them next week

Members of the banking inquiry will be barred from using any electronic devices when they view the draft report next week.

Joan Burton lashes ‘online warriors’ as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

Amid the rumour and innuendo, Pat Carey’s resignation was inevitable

Analysis: The former minister’s swift resignation as Fianna Fáil’s director of elections was always on the cards once his name began to circulate in the political bubble.

Thursday 12 November, 2015

Amid speculation, Pat Carey steps down as Fianna Fáil’s election chief

The former minister said he does not know if he is at the centre of a garda investigation into allegations of child abuse.

Mairia Cahill ‘deeply regrets and is deeply sorry’ for dissident involvement

The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.

FactCheck: Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has cited Department of Environment figures which make for shocking reading. But what’s the truth?

Enda won’t be going for as long as Éamon de Valera

The Taoiseach ruled out trying to emulate one of his predecessors today.

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