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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 4 September, 2015

Yesterday’s News

Six months in, where stands Renua?

Analysis: Lucinda Creighton’s new political party held a think-in today, but what progress has it made so far?

Will gardaí investigate the shredding of Martin Callinan’s personal papers?

As many as 10 black bin bags of the former garda commissioner’s personal papers were shredded after he retired.

Lucinda: Fine Gael wanted me to be a good girl

The Renua leader has some strong words for her former colleagues.

Does Bertie still hold sway in his old stomping ground?

An intriguing battle is underway in Dublin Central.

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Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Don’t believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny

Analysis: Government efforts to portray the report as clearing Enda Kenny may not work.

Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Visit from civil servant was ‘immediate catalyst’ for Martin Callinan’s retirement

The opposition are calling on Enda Kenny to consider his position, but the Taoiseach is standing firm.

Martin Callinan had up to 10 black bags of his personal papers shredded

On the day he retired, the Garda Commissioner filled 8- 10 bags with personal papers and asked that they be disposed of.

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan arrested

Gardaí said a man in his 40s was arrested by appointment this morning in Ballybay and was later released without charge.

‘How dare she’: Joan Burton hits back at Mary Lou

The debate over the status of the IRA rages on, with rounds of meetings today in Dublin, London and Belfast.

Enda seems confident he’s in the clear over Fennelly

The Taoiseach has already read the report into the circumstances surrounding the departure of Martin Callinan last year.

Monday 31 August, 2015

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

Trouble for Shatter as Olivia Mitchell to declare she WON’T run again

The former justice minister faces an uphill battle to secure Fine Gael members’ support in his own constituency.

Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour’s next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

Saturday 29 August, 2015

Alan Shatter’s fight for redemption in south Dublin

The former justice minister could struggle to win the backing of Fine Gael members in his own constituency.

Friday 28 August, 2015

Bomb squad called after suspicious package delivered to Alan Kelly’s office

The Environment Minister said it was a “highly deplorable incident”.

Bruton: We’ve done exactly what voters asked us to do

The Jobs Minister is confident the government parties will increase their popularity ahead of the general election.

Thursday 27 August, 2015

What exactly is going on in the North right now?

The Northern Ireland Executive could be on the verge of collapsing. How and why did we get here?

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected

SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country

The party wants to provide every schoolchild in the country with at least one hot meal a day.

Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain’t going away, you know

The party’s deputy leader has hit out at attempts to “smear this proud Republican Party and our leader”.

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two

Employment is now increasing at a rate of over 1,000 jobs per week.

AAA expels councillor who threatened to cut activist’s throat

Limerick councillor John Loftus is no longer considered a member of the AAA.

Not all women are impressed by the idea of women-only train carriages

Jeremy Corbyn, a radical left-winger who has defied expectations to lead the leadership race, believes it could help reduce harassment.

Tuesday 25 August, 2015

‘I’ll cut your f***in throat’: AAA councillor says death threat was a moment of madness

The Anti-Austerity Alliance will meet later to discuss the threat made against an activist in Limerick.

Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback?

Analysis: Fianna Fáil wants to blood new candidates but is also relying on the old guard in some constituencies.

Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with ‘political smears’

Meanwhile, the Justice Minister has asked the Garda Commissioner to liaise with the PSNI in assessing the current status of the Provisional IRA.

Conor Lenihan is Fianna Fáil’s latest comeback kid

The former junior minister has been approached about running in Roscommon.

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Gardaí probe alleged assault involving Fine Gael TD

The incident happened at around 8pm on Sunday in Conlan’s pub in Ballybay.

Monday 24 August, 2015

Sinn Féin hits back at ‘cynical and wholly self-serving’ attacks

Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams are coming in for criticism this morning.

Alan Kelly: I’m doing a good job, Barry Cowen: No you’re not

The Environment Minister has sought to regain the initiative this morning.

Can Fianna Fáil ‘Cope’ with this ex-minister’s comeback?

Pat The Cope Gallagher is seeking the Fianna Fáil nomination in Donegal.

Here’s the real story behind those Labour ads you might have seen lately

Just how ordinary are the ordinary people featured in the 30-second videos you might have seen in your feed?

Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil’s next leader, from most to least likely

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

Saturday 22 August, 2015

Will these men lose out in Fianna Fáil’s desperate hunt for women?

Two constituencies could prove particularly problematic for the party.

Friday 21 August, 2015

It looks like the government will give you some rent certainty this autumn

Legislative proposals on rent reform will come before cabinet in the coming weeks.

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database

A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

Thursday 20 August, 2015

Heard about the time Gerry Adams met Donald Trump? Nostalgia This post contains videos

Heard about the time Gerry Adams met Donald Trump?

Two men with very different politics.

Ireland’s youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1

Simon Harris said that Trump “clearly doesn’t understand the programme or its purpose”.

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