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Today’s News

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress… The Dress This post contains videos

Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

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Yesterday’s News

Enda Kenny thinks he’s ‘very much’ worth his €185k salary L'Oreal Moment This post contains a poll

Another failed Fianna Fáil candidate had a big go at Micheál Martin tonight

More headaches for the Fianna Fáil leader as a de-selected candidate hits out.

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn’t actually missing? Unaccounted For This post contains videos

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn’t actually missing?

A top OPW official explained the curious case of the missing artwork in Leinster House.

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry

TDs’ faces were a little strained when they heard the clip for a second time.

Eamon Ryan’s beloved bike has been stolen Crime This post contains videos

Eamon Ryan’s beloved bike has been stolen

The Green Party leader’s bike was taken from outside the party’s offices yesterday.

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

There’ll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law

Leo Varadkar has published new proposals to legislate in the area of surrogacy for the first time.

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton…

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

There’s a big row over the battle to win back Brian Lenihan’s old seat for Fianna Fáil

Councillors Jack Chambers and David McGuinness are vying to be the Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Dublin West.

This is going to be the longest general election campaign in history

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

Snapshots: Here’s what four years in government does to you…

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo’s sly digs at Micheál Martin War Of Words This post contains videos

These two are not happy about Leo’s sly digs at Micheál Martin

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

Everyone’s getting a bit sick of the Aer Lingus story now…

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

You’ll be waiting a little bit longer for Lucinda’s new party

The party with no name isn’t ready to go just yet.

Monday 23 February, 2015

Saying Labour hasn’t delivered is just ‘lazy media spin’ – Alan Kelly

The Environment Minister came out all guns blazing this morning.

Why Enda is no longer falling over flower pots when it comes to same-sex marriage

Analysis: The Taoiseach delivered a strong backing for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on Saturday night.

Sunday 22 February, 2015

Here are 8 things we learned at Enda’s big homecoming shindig

The biggest party in the country gathered in the Taoiseach’s constituency this weekend and we learned a lot.

‘Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died’ The High Table Interview This post contains videos

‘Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died’

Finian McGrath spoke to TheJournal.ie about the challenges he faced after his wife died in 2009.

Enda: “It’s about your right to say two small words, made up of three simple letters – I DO”

The Taoiseach delivered his keynote address to the Fine Gael faithful in Castlebar tonight, and gave his strongest backing yet for the referendum.

Saturday 21 February, 2015

The extended interview: Gerry Adams on hugs, confession and telling the Troika to bugger off Putting It All Out There This post contains videos

The extended interview: Gerry Adams on hugs, confession and telling the Troika to bugger off

The Sinn Féin president spent some time answering our questions this week. Here’s everything he said…

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down

The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference – and a journalist was asked to leave Water Charges This post contains videos

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference – and a journalist was asked to leave

Around 170 people have turned up outside the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

We spotted this quite bizarre Enda Kenny poster in Castlebar last night

Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented.

Gerry Adams: I’ve given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders

Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

Friday 20 February, 2015

Tight security as Enda’s Fine Gael homecoming opens with a warning

The Taoiseach announced that China will take Irish beef again as the Fine Gael national conference got under way in Mayo this evening.

Not quite the homecoming king, but Enda is sure to get a warm reception in Mayo

Analysis: Fine Gael gathers for its national conference on the Taoiseach’s home turf this evening

Watch Gerry Adams explain how Sinn Féin could afford to scrap water charges

TheJournal.ie asked the Sinn Féin president to explain his party’s much-debated policy.

Thursday 19 February, 2015

Gerry Adams: I don’t need to be good at maths Our Day Will Sum This post contains videos

Gerry Adams: I don’t need to be good at maths

“I’m good at politics,” the Sinn Féin president tells TheJournal.ie

Can fatal foetal abnormalities be legislated for? Politicians want to take ANOTHER look…

The Oireachtas Health Committee has agreed to add the issue to its work programme

You tell us: What should Miriam ask Enda in tonight’s live TV interview?

Kenny is making a rare appearance on Prime Time later.

Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Video: There was some unlikely banter between these two political foes earlier…

Michael Noonan and Pearse Doherty had a right laugh down at the Finance Committee this evening.

Enda: The guards wanted to give me extra security, but I’m grand

The Taoiseach says he does not feel extra personal security is necessary.

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Labour’s equality minister is getting lots of flak for this totally ironic tweet Tweet Storm

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Labour’s equality minister is getting lots of flak for this totally ironic tweet

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is baffled by some of the responses to his tweet this morning

Why we should ‘relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break’ Lighten Up This post contains videos

Why we should ‘relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break’

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

Tuesday 17 February, 2015

‘I’m doing something for my baby… I’m here for Jake’ – heartbroken mum on her Dáil sleep out

Six-year-old Jake Brennan was knocked down outside his home last year. Now his mother hopes her three-night sleep out can help make sure others don’t suffer a parent’s worst nightmare.

Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is ‘Fidel’

*Although we think Finian McGrath was joking…

Monday 16 February, 2015

‘People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line’ Jobstown This post contains videos

‘People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line’

Independent TD Finian McGrath explains why support for independent and smaller parties has fallen.

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