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Yesterday’s News

Enda: I can’t name the Fine Gael official because they’d be pilloried

The Taoiseach is this evening facing his parliamentary party for the first time since the John McNulty controversy broke.

From Business ETC There are 400 new jobs coming to Dundrum Jobswatch

There are 400 new jobs coming to Dundrum

Car rental marketplace company, CarTrawler, has announced the new jobs at its headquarters in south Dublin today.

‘This story is unravelling as it gets made up’: Yep, they’re still talking ‘McNulty-gate’ in the Dáil

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election

The Fine Gael nominee for the upper house has said contesting the election would distract from the “critical work of government”.

Here’s why Enda Kenny now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Analysis: The coalition does not have a majority in the upper house and won’t now that John McNulty has withdrawn from the by-election race.

None of Enda Kenny’s cabinet colleagues asked him to explain ‘McNulty-gate’ today

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

Here’s how much it would cost to put 500 more gardaí on the beat

The cost of recruiting between 100 and 500 extra gardaí has been outlined by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Monday 29 September, 2014

From Business ETC Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register Unemployment

Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register

A new charter for employers has been launched by the Tánaiste Joan Burton today.

McNulty appears as IMMA board member on Seanad ballot paper – even though he’s resigned

The controversy over Fine Gael’s pick for the vacant Seanad seat is rumbling on.

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Ireland?

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

Saturday 27 September, 2014

‘Stroke politics at its worst’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Stroke politics at its worst’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The government landed itself in an awful mess, Lucinda made some friends and Ed Miliband forgot his lines…

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael’s Seanad shambles… and why it matters

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

Friday 26 September, 2014

‘Not my finest hour’: Enda Kenny says he takes all the blame for McNulty-gate

The Taoiseach has said he takes full responsibility for the controversy surrounding John McNulty’s nomination to the Seanad.

FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is ‘stroke politics at its worst’… and he’s not the only one

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has sought to play down the John McNulty controversy today.

Thursday 25 September, 2014

John McNulty quits controversial state board job… but will continue his Seanad bid

The controversy surrounding Fine Gael’s nominee for the upper house is rumbling on today.

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‘People are becoming disgusted with the way Fine Gael is being run,’ says… Fine Gael TD

John Deasy has launched a scathing attack on his party, the Taoiseach and the current Cabinet.

Overlooked Seanad hopeful Samantha Long quits Fine Gael, says party is ignoring females

Meanwhile, Micheál Martin has called for the Seanad by-election process to be re-run.

Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Lots of Fine Gael and Labour people are angry about this man’s appointment to a state board

Seanad hopeful John McNulty addressed members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Leinster House this evening.

They didn’t want her, but the Technical Group had an ‘amicable’ meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out

Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.

Stroke politics? The controversy over Fine Gael’s Seanad hopeful isn’t going away

John McNulty was appointed to a state board days before Fine Gael nominated him for the Seanad.

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Here’s how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles

Analysis: What should have been a routine filling of a Seanad vacancy has turned into a a bit of a mess for the government party.

Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael’s Seanad nominee a state board job

John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art days before he was nominated for the vacant Seanad seat.

Video: Michael Noonan made a joke about Sinn Féin and everyone in the Dáil laughed Ballroom Of Romance This post contains videos

Video: Michael Noonan made a joke about Sinn Féin and everyone in the Dáil laughed

It was hilarious by the low, low standards of Leinster House.

Was Charlie Haughey really beaten with an iron bar on the morning of the Budget?

There is confusion after the new claim emerged last weekend.

Charlie Flanagan says students who destroyed San Francisco apartment ‘let Ireland down’

The Foreign Affairs Minister has been speaking about the case this morning.

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State of the Nation: Does cutting property tax make homelessness worse?

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

Monday 22 September, 2014

Why has @EndaKennyTD not tweeted in over three years?

The Taoiseach has been silent on the Twitter machine since July 2011.

Sunday 21 September, 2014

Gerry Adams is off to New York to see the Clintons tomorrow – but he’s flying economy class

Mary Lou McDonald caused controversy when it emerged she flew business class to Australia last month.

Saturday 20 September, 2014

‘Better the devil you know’: Winners, losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Better the devil you know’: Winners, losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week

Scotland said No, Gordon Brown re-emerged, as did Alan Shatter, and Micheál Martin tied himself in knots.

Here’s how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days

Still cheaper than most other bars…

Left-wing independent TDs meet today, but here’s why a new party isn’t happening soon

Left-wing independent TDs meet today, but here’s why a new party isn’t happening soon

The ‘is there going to be a new political party?’ story rumbles on…

Friday 19 September, 2014

Alex Salmond is resigning as Scotland’s First Minister

It follows defeat for the Yes side in the independence referendum overnight.

State of the Nation: How’s everyone feeling about Scotland saying ‘No’? Dáil Talk This post contains videos

State of the Nation: How’s everyone feeling about Scotland saying ‘No’?

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

Thursday 18 September, 2014

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.

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