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# government - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.

# government - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

# government - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.

# government - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?

One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?

# government - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Fair play? New programme for government is promising equality for all

The ‘partnership’ government has just published its plan of action. It might mention the word ‘fair’ a lot.

The vast majority of Irish people have no confidence in their new ministers

A new Claire Byrne Live / Amárach poll for TheJournal.ie shows that the public is quite sceptical regarding the new cabinet.

# government - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day

They will not march in uniform, as originally proposed, but anyone taking part has been asked to wear something blue.

# government - Saturday 7 May, 2016

An unprecedented challenge or an unprecedented opportunity? How long will it last?

After 70 days we finally have a government – but who will pull the plug first?

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'

The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.

# government - Friday 6 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Enda Kenny elected Taoiseach, Dave Mahon found guilty of manslaughter and elections in the UK…

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today

A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.

# government - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A teen sentenced over the Jobstown protest, post mortem results for the Bray baby and arrests at a funeral had everyone talking…

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

# government - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.

# government - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# government - Saturday 30 April, 2016

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

# government - Friday 29 April, 2016

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

# government - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water?

Water charges may be suspended for at least nine months.

# government - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

# government - Monday 25 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says suspending water charges for six to nine months is not viable

Talks on forming a government have ended without an agreement – again

# government - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Government talks, a republican parade and shooting rampages in the US had everyone talking.

Enda and Micheál had 'good discussion' but water charges still divide parties

Formal talks will resume Monday but the leaders will be keeping in touch over the weekend.

# government - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Ancient cities have fallen in the same length of time the government has been talking

Political party talks are taking longer than the siege of Constantinople.

# government - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.

Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties

The Dáil brushed off a water charges debate today and voted to talk about Brexit for 8 hours.

# government - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

Apple complied with a lot of data requests made by Irish authorities

The requests would involve information relating to registration, subscribers, services, and purchases.

# government - Thursday 14 April, 2016

TDs will try to elect a Taoiseach for the third time today

It looks likely there will have to be a fourth vote, as the parties have not yet been able to reach an agreement.

# government - Friday 8 April, 2016

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues

Amid second election speculation, Leo Varadkar says ‘this couldn’t go on six more weeks’.

# government - Thursday 7 April, 2016

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government?

It’s now 41 days since the country voted in the 2016 general election.

# government - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

We don't have a government yet, but Irish Water is still very much on the agenda

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil seem to be in agreement that Irish Water’s days are numbered.

# government - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Vulture funds pick and peck and they're not finished yet

The vultures arrived in Ireland after the crisis when they realised there was a lot of property up for grabs at knock down prices, writes Michael Byrne.

# government - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

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.

# government - Friday 11 March, 2016

White collar crime costs far outweigh those of gangland crime, but it’s not a priority

There is a lack of political energy around reform, writes John Devitt.

# government - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost

The dance of those who would be in government continued apace today.

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