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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 24 May, 2015

Today’s News

8 reasons why Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage How The Ref Was Won This post contains videos

8 reasons why Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage

It was a long, gruelling campaign that’s resulted in a historic decision by the Irish people.

Yesterday’s News

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage

Ireland has become the first country in the world to pass a referendum on the issue.

Ireland says NO in presidential age referendum

There were 1,412,602 votes against.

Even Donegal voted YES in the marriage referendum

The result will come as no surprise to TDs who told us as much before yesterday.

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Finally: Fianna Fáil looks set to win a by-election

Just in case you’d forgotten, there’s an important battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat happening as well today.

David Norris got an amazing reception at Dublin Castle this afternoon

The independent senator was the toast of the courtyard.

Friday 22 May, 2015

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else…

“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.

Thursday 21 May, 2015

‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat

Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?

Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass This post contains videos

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass

The Tánaiste dropped by TheJournal.ie’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

Renua relying on Charity to take out Fidelma Healy-Eames

The new political party has recruited an independent councillor to its ranks.

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate. Tormey Vs. Tormey This post contains videos

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Three days to go, but will the Yes side hold on to its clear lead?

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

It’s ‘not possible or appropriate’ to adjourn all repossession cases

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

Monday 18 May, 2015

Just how close is the same-sex marriage referendum?

Analysis: Polls broadly show the Yes side in the lead but the gap to the No side is narrowing. What does this tell us about the state of the referendum?

The latest poll might give Enda notions of calling an early election

Support for Fine Gael and the government is up although the news is not as good for Labour.

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

Sunday 17 May, 2015

Lots of TDs and Senators are voting No in that ‘other’ referendum next week Presidential Age This post contains videos

Lots of TDs and Senators are voting No in that ‘other’ referendum next week

TheJournal.ie has surveyed all Oireachtas members on how they’re voting in both referendums next Friday.

QUIZ: Which of our TDs was compared to Julius Caesar? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which the same-sex marriage referendum campaign entered the final stretch…

Michael Healy-Rae is voting No but check out what he said two years ago…

The independent TD gave a revealing interview to RSVP magazine two years ago.

Friday 15 May, 2015

FF candidate says he ‘never got a letter’ over expenses claims… but he got THREE By-election This post contains videos

FF candidate says he ‘never got a letter’ over expenses claims… but he got THREE

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins – but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word ‘gay’

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

Enda is the latest to star in a marriage referendum video… Going Viral This post contains videos

Enda is the latest to star in a marriage referendum video… Exclusive

But who’s winning the viral video contest?

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

Wednesday 13 May, 2015

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

Irish Water is refusing to say how many people have paid their bills

The utility has outlined a number of reasons why it won’t release the figures at this stage.

David Norris: “As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person”

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

Selfies, beards and tears: Gerry Adams was like a pop star on Grafton Street this lunchtime

The Sinn Féin president found it difficult to canvass for a Yes vote today, such was the demand for selfies.

Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Pat Carey is definitely not making a political comeback

The former minister has responded to fresh speculation he is plotting a Dáil comeback.

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier

The badge promoted a Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum.

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill

A bill providing for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment was overwhelmingly defeated this evening.

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

Things are getting interesting for Fianna Fáil in Bertie’s old stomping ground

David Costello has denied claims he has entered the race to be Fianna Fail’s Dáil candidate with the backing of the former taoiseach.

Sunday 3 May, 2015

Saturday 2 May, 2015

QUIZ: Who needs to get off the stage? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which the Spring Statement didn’t exactly set pulses racing…

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