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‘Strange’: Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

‘Strange’: Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland?

The next 48 hours will be crucial.

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Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte?

Here’s what we learned when the former minister came into TheJournal.ie during the week.

Saturday 4 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ’s water charges coverage Mad As Hell This post contains videos

Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ’s water charges coverage

The former minister has previously described the broadcaster as a “recruiting sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin.

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians’ pay

Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.

Friday 3 July, 2015

Fine Gael TD hits out at people ‘stacking up their trolleys with drink’

Catherine Byrne said people in society have a responsibility to pay their way.

Thursday 2 July, 2015

Watch a bullish Brian Cowen clash with this Fine Gael TD… loads The Life Of Brian This post contains videos
Alexis Tspiras throws feta cheese and Greek yoghurt at Michael Noonan outside Leinster House* Payback This post contains videos

Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)

But the lady is not for turning on the cut to the one-parent family payment.

Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senators abandon cars after protesters shut down street outside Leinster House

A female Garda was hit in the face with a traffic cone, and one man was arrested.

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy’s blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong If I Have It I Spend It This post contains videos

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy’s blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong

The former finance minister gave a robust performance at the banking inquiry today.

Pat Rabbitte’s face doesn’t always reflect his inner happiness

The former minister reflected on his departure from cabinet in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie today.

Mary Lou denies councillor was bullied out of Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has responded to claims by former councillor Jonathan Dowdall.

Does the Greek crisis show the danger of electing Sinn Féin?

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

One of Enda’s right-hand men had a pop at Fintan O’Toole in the Irish Times today

The government press secretary Feargal Purcell has accused O’Toole of leaving out facts that don’t suit his narrative

Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Sinn Féin insists it doesn’t have a bullying problem

Party whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh was responding to more allegations of bullying in Sinn Féin.

Fianna Fáil’s 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes

The Taoiseach’s comments about not increasing taxes have raised some eyebrows.

What will Haughey do next?

The son of the former taoiseach is considering his options after failing to win the Fianna Fáil nomination in Dublin Bay North last week.

Expelled Sinn Féin councillor could sue the party

Cobh councillor Kieran McCarthy was expelled from the party just over a week ago.

Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone? State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone?

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

Monday 29 June, 2015

The launch of a ‘radical but responsible’ political alliance didn’t quite go to plan Rule Breakers This post contains videos

The launch of a ‘radical but responsible’ political alliance didn’t quite go to plan

Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn’t gone away you know…

Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.

Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fine Gael politicians are VERY divided on the 8th Amendment* Trouble Ahead This post contains videos

Fine Gael politicians are VERY divided on the 8th Amendment*

*But most of them would prefer to say nothing.

Most politicians want to repeal the 8th Amendment – just don’t ask Fine Gael Abortion This post contains videos

Most politicians want to repeal the 8th Amendment – just don’t ask Fine Gael

TheJournal.ie asked every TD and Senator if they favour repealing the 8th Amendment. Here’s what we found out…

She proposed on live TV, but when is Katherine Zappone getting married? Getting Hitched This post contains videos

She proposed on live TV, but when is Katherine Zappone getting married?

The independent senator reflects on the historic marriage referendum in an interview with TheJournal.ie

Friday 26 June, 2015

Christy Burke’s bid for the Dáil just got a big boost

Jonathan Dowdall, a former close colleague of Mary Lou, is now helping the outgoing Lord Mayor of Dublin.

This Fine Gael TD WILL contest the next election after all

His change of heart is thought to have come on foot of conversations with senior party figures including the Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this week.

‘Jobstown was one of the most traumatic things I’ve ever experienced as a politician’ On Reflection This post contains videos

‘Jobstown was one of the most traumatic things I’ve ever experienced as a politician’

Katherine Zappone has spoken about the controversial protest in Tallaght last November.

Thursday 25 June, 2015

Joan Burton: Syriza has been “lecturing the rest of Europe”

The Tánaiste added that Syriza was yet to “persuade us” they can run the Greek economy.

Could ‘Social Democrats’ be the name of this new party… and will this senator be involved? Party On This post contains videos

Could ‘Social Democrats’ be the name of this new party… and will this senator be involved?

Despite declaring as an independent candidate, senator Katherine Zappone could still join the rumoured new party.

As many as 70 Sinn Féin members in Cork are resigning from the party

But the party insists it has not received notification of these resignations.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Sinn Féin claims there WASN’T a mass resignation of members in Fermoy last night

However, it seems 54 members of the Cobh branch in Cork have announced their resignation tonight.

‘I’m not entirely ignorant’: Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier Dáil Scenes This post contains videos
Mattie McGrath wants ‘twatters’ regulated Too Many Tweets This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath wants ‘twatters’ regulated

The independent TD is not happy about a certain government minister’s tweets.

Tuesday 23 June, 2015

What on earth is going on with Sinn Féin in Cork East?

One councillor expelled and another suspended with claims and counter claims. Here’s what we know so far…

Back to the future: Haughey could be running for the Dáil after tomorrow night

The son of the late former taoiseach is the favourite to take the Fianna Fáil nomination in Dublin Bay North.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Rónán Mullen are having a bit of a row on Twitter

The Equality Minister’s tweet about “extremist right-wingers” got this one going…

There could be a mass resignation of Sinn Féin members in Cork East

Party members in the constituency will hold emergency branch meetings in the coming days.

Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

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