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Sunday 10 April, 2016

'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person'

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop talks about her life, her work, consent and why she’s running for the Seanad.

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'

Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle talks to us about his native county’s uniqueness and why he left Sinn Féin.

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Thursday 7 April, 2016

Over before it even started: Enda and Micheál's brief meeting ends with no plans for government

Fianna Fáil is prepared to support a Fine Gael minority government, Micheál Martin said.

No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has endorsed Enda Kenny’s decision to offer the old enemy a partnership government.

Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election

Thomas Pringle told us why he hasn’t entertained talks with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result

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

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

This is how Fine Gael would govern with independent TDs - but what about Fianna Fáil?

A 123-page draft document for a partnership government has been given to independent TDs this evening.

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are split on the future of Irish Water and water charges. So how will a compromise be reached?

Monday 4 April, 2016

An overwhelming number of people don't support the striking Luas workers

A new poll finds strong opposition to the industrial action by Luas workers over pay.

Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar

The Health Minister has been accused of undermining Fine Gael’s ongoing government talks with independents.

Sunday 3 April, 2016

Saturday 2 April, 2016

Sinn Féin councillor who went missing ‘needs a bit of space and time’

Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Cunningham had been missing for a fortnight.

Friday 1 April, 2016

Enda and Micheál need to stop “pussyfooting” and talk properly – Fitzmaurice

Meanwhile, TDs have been told a fresh election would cost some €40 million.

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

Thursday 31 March, 2016

After 33 days, is there any sign of a new government?

Analysis: Despite today’s phone call, the ‘elephant in the room’ continues to loom large.

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

Enda and Micheál finally speak on the phone – but there’s confusion over who said what

Micheál Martin phoned Enda Kenny before lunchtime today – but what was said is the subject of some dispute.

Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Enda warns independents: It’s a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can’t be scrapped – but some aren’t so sure

Irish Water says that under EU law Ireland must charge for water services.

Spin doctor John Drennan quits Renua after election failure

The former Sunday Independent journalist has confirmed he is no longer with the party.

Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

Sunday 27 March, 2016

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Saturday 26 March, 2016

After its worst election ever, Labour’s going to try and find out what went wrong

The party is holding an election post-mortem in Dublin next week.

Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Fine Gael is still wooing those ‘Endapendants’ – but there’s an ‘elephant in the room’

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael is pursuing a minority government with independents and smaller parties.

Tuesday 22 March, 2016

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour The Post Mortem This post contains videos

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained why the seeds of Labour’s demise were sown in 2011 in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

Mary Lou says she was subjected to 'very invasive' security searches in the US

The Sinn Féin deputy leader intends to meet with the US ambassador to Ireland about the matter.

Strange days in Leinster House as the wait goes on and on and on

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

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’ Next Best Thing This post contains videos

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

Monday 21 March, 2016

‘So obsessed with publicity’: Outgoing Labour minister’s parting shot at Leo

Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.

Sunday 20 March, 2016

QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?

Three weeks on, how much do you remember about the election for the 32nd Dáil?

Saturday 19 March, 2016

Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil – but lots of them just don’t want to talk about it

A survey carried out by TheJournal.ie this week found many Fine Gael TDs reluctant to discuss the formation of the next government.

Friday 18 March, 2016

TD’s wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute

Martin Heydon’s tribute to Back to the Future has fallen foul of a copyright issues.

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Secret Service regrets “administrative input error” that kept Gerry Adams from White House event

The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.

One of Ireland’s most colourful senators is retiring from politics

Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.

Sliced bread, crisps, and cufflinks: The gifts that Enda gave the Obamas

A special Bord Bia hamper, a book on 1916 and, of course, the bowl of shamrock were among the gifts presented at the White House yesterday.

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