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Saturday 24 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

The week when Leo came out, as did the wording for the same-sex marriage referendum, and Gerry Adams made a startling admission…

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

Do Sinn Féin’s numbers add up? We could soon know for sure…

The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.

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Friday 23 January, 2015

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of’: Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today…

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?

The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.

It looks like the government is dropping plans to ban alcohol sponsorship of sport

Finding alternative sources of funding appears “unlikely”.

‘It’s unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem’ Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

‘It’s unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem’

He wants to lead Fianna Fáil, but what does John McGuinness really think of the current incumbent?

Don’t expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts Cheer Up Michael This post contains videos

Don’t expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts

A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.

Thursday 22 January, 2015

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so… The Next Government This post contains videos

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so…

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with TheJournal.ie this week.

Fine Gael dishes out a deep burn to Gerry Adams Ouch This post contains videos

Fine Gael dishes out a deep burn to Gerry Adams

“I’m not great at maths,” the Sinn Féin president admitted yesterday.

Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Have you seen Mick Wallace’s epic beard?

The independent TD has some unbelievable facial hair tekkers.

This senator has been kicked out of his office by his former Labour colleague

James Heffernan is searching for new office space after his belongings were packed up by John Gilroy.

‘There was no cake or anything’: This Labour TD had a very small wedding last year

Dominic Hannigan wed his partner of over 20 years on New Year’s Eve.

Government accused of ‘complete hypocrisy’ over Irish Water board … but they’re having none of it

The utility’s new board structure has caused some confusion this evening.

Tuesday 20 January, 2015

The former Fianna Fáil and Green ministers who are (or could be) making a comeback

There are a few familiar faces you could be seeing again come election time.

Mary Hanafin won’t say if she supports or opposes same-sex marriage

The Fianna Fáil councillor is staying out of the debate ahead of May’s referendum.

No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil

Jonathan O’Brien clashed with his Labour counterpart in the Dáil last week.

‘I find it a bit disloyal’: A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney

A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.

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Can Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin end Civil War politics?

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

Here’s another ex-Fianna Fáil minister who could be making a comeback

Former government chief whip John Curran is contemplating running for the Dáil again.

Monday 19 January, 2015

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

So was the final episode of Charlie actually any good?

Review: The final part of the landmark RTÉ drama whizzes through Haughey’s final years in office.

Sunday 18 January, 2015

From Business ETC Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland Entrepreneurship This post contains videos

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland

Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?

Aine Collins spoke to TheJournal.ie about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.

Saturday 17 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

The week when the government got a poll boost, jobs were on the agenda and ‘Charlie’ had us all talking…

From Business ETC How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs Ah Ma... This post contains videos

How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

Friday 16 January, 2015

Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee

At the banking inquiry yesterday, the Central Bank governor recalled a conversation with the then-finance minister in December 2008.

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

The Minister is taking part in the Irish Heart Foundation’s abstinence campaign.

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government? Talking Tax This post contains videos

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?

We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.

Thursday 15 January, 2015

Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders – but he was overruled

The committee will write to several institutions, including AIB and the Department of Finance, seeking documents to aid its work.

Senator Catherine Noone reports abusive tweets which wish her raped or dead

Vile messages sent to Fine Gael senator after her comments about MMA – she’s now gone to gardai with them.

We’re out: Fine Gael confirms it won’t take part in Vincent Browne debates

Representatives from the party met with TV3 producers at Leinster House this afternoon.

Is Micheál Martin doing a good job? We asked a TD who could succeed him…

Mayo TD Dara Calleary spoke to TheJounal.ie yesterday.

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Who’s going to lead the Independent Alliance… and can it survive?

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

Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Enda: A job means you can buy the car, the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the boots or whatever

A job is deadly, the Taoiseach was essentially saying today.

Now Sinn Féin could pull out of the Vincent Browne constituency debates Exclusive

The party is in dispute with TV3 producers over the exclusion of election candidates from the debate panels.

Fianna Fáil TD thinks Charlie is ‘dreadfully unfair’ Reaction This post contains videos

Fianna Fáil TD thinks Charlie is ‘dreadfully unfair’

Dara Calleary has been responding to the RTÉ drama in an interview with TheJournal.ie.

Why is Lucinda holding a women-only briefing?

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

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