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Yesterday’s News

Minister: There’s a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Minister: There’s a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again

Super junior minister Ged Nash had plenty to say when he sat down with TheJournal.ie at our offices in Dublin this week…

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget?

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers Pay Increases This post contains videos

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers

Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.

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‘I’m gonna switch off the microphones’: Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

‘I’m gonna switch off the microphones’: Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs

The Dáil is barely back and already TDs are being very naughty.

State of the Nation: How will Ireland be affected if Scotland goes it alone?

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

This guy is Fine Gael’s surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat

John McNulty will take Deirdre Clune’s vacant seat in the upper house.

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time

Leinster House authorities are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to collecting money owed.

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

‘Better the devil you know’: Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK Indyref This post contains videos

‘Better the devil you know’: Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK Exclusive

Ged Nash has become the first Irish government minister to express a view on Scottish independence.

Lucinda Creighton says she’s joined the Dáil Technical Group – but they don’t want her

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back… right?

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

Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: This is very different, we’re listening to Maurice McCabe

The Justice Minister has been speaking about the fresh penalty points controversy today.

‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

Gardaí will no longer check passports at Dublin Airport

Instead, the responsibility will fall to civilians in the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service as part of reforms launched today.

‘It’s just not true’: Leo insists the government didn’t cook the books

The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.

State of the Nation: Is Maurice McCabe ruining Frances Fitzgerald’s honeymoon?

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

Monday 15 September, 2014

Joan Burton: Vote Sinn Féin in and we might as well give the country back to the Troika

The Tánaiste has criticised Gerry Adams and his party this morning.

The Environment Minister says he wouldn’t want to live beside a wind turbine

The Labour Party deputy leader was speaking to local radio in Waterford this morning.

Blood-soaked hands of Michael Collins in Young Fine Gael recruitment poster is ‘satire’

The poster is a take-off of the popular Netflix drama House of Cards.

State of the Nation: Can Joan Burton save the Labour Party?

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

Saturday 13 September, 2014

Friday 12 September, 2014

Loose Lips Leo and 4 other things we learned at the Fine Gael ‘think-in’

The Fine Gael parliamentary party gathered in picturesque Fota Island to talk the economy, elections and Leo…

Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Finance Minister has been in Milan urging EU colleagues to support his push for early repayment of IMF loans.

Thursday 11 September, 2014

Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.”

The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.

Here’s how Michael Noonan wants to end ‘boom and bust’ economics

The Finance Minister said that overspending by government poses the biggest threat to recovery.

Sunday 31 August, 2014

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke ‘baring his soul’ to the Dáil in 1997

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘The water has frozen my brain’: Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll This post contains videos

‘The water has frozen my brain’: Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

Friday 29 August, 2014

Here’s when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

Thursday 28 August, 2014

From Business ETC NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’ Media

NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’

The NUJ chapel at the media company has also expressed disappointment at Irish Independent editor Claire Grady’s sudden departure yesterday.

Will Enda Kenny do the ice bucket challenge? We asked…

He knows he’s been nominated but it’s uncertain whether the Taoiseach is going to soak himself.

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament UK

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament

UKIP has secured only its second ever seat in Westminster after Douglas Carswell joined from the Conservative Party.

Check out this Fine Gael TD’s ‘Psycho’ ice bucket challenge Shower Scene This post contains videos

Check out this Fine Gael TD’s ‘Psycho’ ice bucket challenge

Brendan Griffin clearly put a lot of thought into this one…

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Over 21,000 motorists have been caught using their phone while driving this year

However, there have not yet been any prosecutions under a new law completely banning using a phone while driving.

Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From Business ETC Irish Independent editor Claire Grady steps down after one year in the job INM

Irish Independent editor Claire Grady steps down after one year in the job

The former editor of The Herald is leaving INM with immediate effect.

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

Striking rail workers ‘lose more in wages than if they accepted pay cuts’

But Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe says he’s still not getting involved in the Irish Rail dispute.

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