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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 27 March, 2015

Today’s News

The government has ‘got to listen’ to Donald Trump’s call to block Aer Lingus sale The Donald Says No This post contains videos

The government has ‘got to listen’ to Donald Trump’s call to block Aer Lingus sale

The US billionaire’s intervention has been described as “a bit bizarre” today.

‘I’m tired of middle-aged men pissing away my future all the time’

We spoke to two Young Greens ahead of the Green Party conference this weekend.

Yesterday’s News

Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party

He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen The High Table Interview This post contains videos

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen

The independent senator talked same-sex marriage, adoption and being approached by Fine Gael in an interview with TheJournal.ie.

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today Paulie Walnuts This post contains videos

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

Could we have a general election before the end of the year?

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

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There’s great news for Enda and Joan in the latest poll

The latest Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times has good news for the coalition.

Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum Big Call This post contains videos

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum

The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.

They were talking about Nelson from The Simpsons in the Dáil today This post contains videos

The government will have to take one more hit on water charges – but will it be fatal?

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

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked… One Year On This post contains videos

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked…

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

Joan Burton ‘would have to be a key witness’ if Paul Murphy goes on trial

The Socialist TD suggested that the Tánaiste would have to give evidence against him over events in Jobstown last November.

Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration Finally This post contains videos

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration

Meanwhile, proposals to deduct unpaid water charges from income are being slammed.

Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland

The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.

Are Enda and Joan facing another water charges mess?

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

Monday 23 March, 2015

This Fine Gael councillor is worried that unelected officials could ‘spike my election’

Kieran Binchy is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to run in the general election in Dublin Bay South.

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

Sunday 22 March, 2015

Watch this TD’s heart-warming response when we asked if he’ll marry his partner Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Watch this TD’s heart-warming response when we asked if he’ll marry his partner

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

Saturday 21 March, 2015

QUIZ: What was Hulk Hogan wearing when he met Enda? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which Enda went to Washington, John Perry hired his wife, and James Reilly went for Big Tobacco (again).

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’) Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’)

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

Shane Ross (and others) will FINALLY launch the party that’s not a party next month

They’re calling it an ‘alliance of independents’.

Friday 20 March, 2015

What Enda told Alexis Tsipras as everyone STILL waits on Greece to sort itself out

The Taoiseach had a word with his Greek counterpart in Brussels today.

‘A stupid mistake’: Renua candidate does not actually think sexuality is a lifestyle choice

Shane Dunphy said he is “kicking myself” after comments on Twitter last night.

‘Completely daft’: This TD doesn’t think much of Renua Ireland… Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

‘Completely daft’: This TD doesn’t think much of Renua Ireland…

Jerry Buttimer has given the first Fine Gael reaction to Lucinda Creighton’s new party.

Thursday 19 March, 2015

‘The one who has the balls to say it’: This Fianna Fáil councillor could go independent

David McGuinness says there’s even talk of spurned Fianna Fáil candidates forming a breakaway group.

Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively… but lost anyway

Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they’d employ a family member… Keeping It In The Family This post contains videos

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they’d employ a family member…

The former junior minister is back in the news today.

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?) Analysis This post contains videos

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

Shock in Kerry as John O’Donoghue tells family he won’t run for Fianna Fáil

The former Ceann Comhairle has told family he won’t be seeking to run in the next general election

Is Sinn Féin’s rise a threat to the economy? This man doesn’t think so…

Goldman Sachs assessment is not going down well with Sinn Féin.

Monday 16 March, 2015

Sexy corruption and 8 other things we’ve learned at the banking inquiry

The inquiry is finally up and running and it’s had its moments…

Sunday 15 March, 2015

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago

Labour was vehemently opposed to water charges in opposition, but we’ve seen a document which shows how senior party figures considered water charges in 2010.

Saturday 14 March, 2015

QUIZ: Why did Mick Wallace wear headphones in the Dáil? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which ecstasy was temporarily legalised and Bill Clinton made a startling revelation.

Broken promise? Councillor defends joining Renua… despite telling voters he’d stay independent

Ronan McMahon told voters he wouldn’t join any party. Now he’s part of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua Ireland.

Friday 13 March, 2015

Here’s everything we know about Renua Ireland (and its policies) Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

Here’s everything we know about Renua Ireland (and its policies)

Lucinda Creighton’s new political party has finally been launched. Here’s what we know…

We asked these people why they’re involved with Renua Ireland

We spoke to three ordinary people who want to run for Ireland’s newest party in the next election.

Thursday 12 March, 2015

‘I was devastated. I cried for weeks’: Eamonn Coghlan reveals struggle with son’s sexuality

The Fine Gael senator and former World Champion runner has given a passionate speech tonight.

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