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#Independents

# independents - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

# independents - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Independents drop three points in latest opinion poll

The poll indicates an increase in support for Fianna Fáil to 28% – its strongest lead over Fine Gael in over a year.

# independents - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# independents - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# independents - Sunday 3 July, 2016

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

Poll: Do you still support Independents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still support Independents?

A new poll has shown a massive drop in support for non-aligned TDs.

# independents - Friday 6 May, 2016

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.

# independents - Thursday 5 May, 2016

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

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

# independents - Monday 2 May, 2016

Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election

‘There will be sops, promises and a flurry of initiatives but there will be no significant change.’

# independents - Friday 29 April, 2016

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.

# independents - 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.

# independents - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil almost neck and neck in latest opinion poll

Is a second election on the cards?

# independents - Thursday 3 March, 2016

How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade

Sinn Féin, Independents and the smaller parties have achieved the biggest shift in recent political history – but will it last?

# independents - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

# independents - Saturday 30 January, 2016

There's bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll

This is the second hit in the polls for Fine Gael since Christmas.

# independents - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach

The question of the election of 2016 will be: “Who will Fine Gael rule with, and how long will it last?”

# independents - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%

Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.

# independents - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Good news for Enda: Fine Gael support is up AGAIN

The Millward Brown poll suggests that satisfaction with the government is at its highest level in three years.

# independents - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it

The party has confirmed it will join left-wing parties and independents in a voting transfer pact.

# independents - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Independents top the latest poll with 31% support

There was a drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in The Sunday Business Post Red C poll.

# independents - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Gerry Adams is winning at Twitter

But Sinn Féin voters are least likely to use the site.

# independents - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'

The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.

# independents - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Group of Independents want to strip politicians of some power and revive rural Ireland

The group held talks today to discuss a possible alliance based on shared principles.

# independents - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Who will you vote for in the next election? State Of The Nation This post contains a poll

Who will you vote for in the next election?

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

# independents - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# independents - Thursday 8 January, 2015

'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.

# independents - Monday 5 January, 2015

Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election? Mulling It Over This post contains videos

Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election?

The Taoiseach has praised the work of some independent deputies.

# independents - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

# independents - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Support for Labour and Fine Gael drops in latest Red C poll

But there’s another poll too…

# independents - Friday 5 December, 2014

Jackie Healy-Rae: The 'dry wit' that changed Independent politics

The former Kerry TD died today aged 83.

# independents - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# independents - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Despite the Mairia Cahill controversy, Sinn Féin are the most popular party in Ireland

It didn’t stop some Sinn Féin officials from dismissing the poll results, though…

# independents - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday’s two Dáil by-elections

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# independents - Thursday 4 September, 2014

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'

The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.

# independents - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party

Speculation has been mounting that left wing independent TDs are about to form a political party.

# independents - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Latest poll shows Labour support continues to fall as Sinn Féin sees a further boost

Support for Fine Gael remains unchanged from the last poll at 25 per cent.

# independents - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

# independents - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Poll: When should the next general election be held? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: When should the next general election be held?

Should the coalition go until 2016?

# independents - Monday 2 June, 2014

Opinion: The Irish political elite should curb its temptation to run with the big boys

If Irish politicians stopped trying to compete with bigger countries, they might find they have the resources to fix problems at home.

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