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# opposition - Friday 24 October, 2014

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

# opposition - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# opposition - Monday 5 May, 2014

What Constitutional ban has the Opposition ‘neutered to the point of comedy’?

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Stephen Donnelly have argued that a section of the Irish Constitution needs to be changed.

# opposition - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

The Cabinet didn’t discuss water charges today, apparently

The Taoiseach said the government had “a very long agenda” and water charges simply didn’t come up.

# opposition - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

“Snide, frequently partisan and dismissive” – opposition takes aim at Shatter

‘Spinning’, ‘circling the wagons’ and ‘making shapes’ – Alan Shatter took a battering in the Dáil today.

# opposition - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The Score Olympians come out against Russia anti-gay laws Opposition

Olympians come out against Russia anti-gay laws

In a statement, the two groups also announced protests to be held in Moscow, Sochi, London, Rio de Janeiro and other cities.

# opposition - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists

The bill was passed in parliament without the backing of the ruling party – but opposition MPs refused to vote.

# opposition - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

“Even the dead aren’t safe from this Government” – Fianna Fáil reaction to the Budget

The treatment of elderly people was highlighted by two Fianna Fáil spokespeople today, with Seán Fleming asking what the Government “has against elderly married couples?”.

# opposition - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From The Score Wexford to fight against next Saturday’s Central Council league proposals Reform

Wexford to fight against next Saturday’s Central Council league proposals

The moves to revamp the hurling league are opposed by the Model County.

# opposition - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Mugabe faces growing fallout after disputed election win

Robert Mugabe’s rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, denounced the win as “stolen”.

# opposition - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme… in 2010

Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.

# opposition - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Seanad votes to hold referendum on abolishing the Seanad

Today marked the final debate and vote on the Bill in the upper House.

# opposition - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

# opposition - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Phil Hogan ‘has no role’ in trying to stop €500m sewage plant

Enda Kenny says the decision to build a €500m sewage treatment plant in Clonshaugh lies with the local authorities.

Power: Plans for ‘monster’ sewage plant are “outrageous”

It has been announced that the preferred site for the plant is Clonshaugh in north Dublin.

# opposition - Monday 6 May, 2013

Syria’s rebels are using chemical weapons too, says UN investigator

A member of a UN panel investigating alleged war crimes says it appears that the rebels are using sarin gas.

# opposition - Saturday 27 April, 2013

In full: Micheál Martin’s speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

The full text of the Fianna Fáil leader’s speech to his annual party conference – including his support for public sector workers (but without any mention of abortion).

# opposition - Sunday 21 April, 2013

US doubles aid to Syrian rebels, who want more

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new package of assistance, saying it will provide an additional $123 million in aid.

# opposition - Friday 15 March, 2013

Opposition vows to fight until ‘new Syria’ established

In a statement, the main opposition National Coalition said: “The large challenges still before us only increase our determination to overthrow the Assad regime”.

# opposition - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Clare Daly: Property tax is going to be a ‘game changer’

The Dublin North TD said the property tax will put increasing pressure on the Government. “Labour, they’re nearly dropping like flies,” she said.

# opposition - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Column: Promissory note deal sees Fine Gael come out on top

The response to the promissory note deal has ranged from muted in the case of Fianna Fáil to outrage from Sinn Féin and the Independents – so what does this deal mean for Fine Gael, asks Gary Murphy.

# opposition - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Column: Labour faces the same fate as the Greens after reneging on promises

Labour will be the casualty of this government because it secured votes by promising things the party could never deliver, writes Adrian Grant.

# opposition - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the ‘legitimate’ representative of the country

The US President said Syria’s opposition is the legitimate representative of the country’s people – the most significant US intervention so far in the brutal civil war.

# opposition - Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?

Social media is all about debate and dissent, writes Fr Tony Flannery – so perhaps it can teach the Vatican a lesson.

# opposition - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes

Five demonstrators died overnight as supporters and opponents of president Mohamed Morsi fought outside the presidential palace.

# opposition - Monday 12 November, 2012

Newly united Syria opposition bids for recognition

Yesterday a deal was made to form a broad-based opposition structure to take the 20-month uprising forward.

# opposition - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez

Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.

# opposition - Monday 6 August, 2012

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan

State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.

# opposition - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# opposition - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

‘Timid’, ‘anaemic’ and ‘spin-driven’ – the opposition on the stimulus package

The Government yesterday announced a €2.25 billion plan to give a boost to the economy.

# opposition - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# opposition - Monday 2 July, 2012

Syria ‘peace plan’ rejected… by both sides

Tensions in the region are high after Turkey scrambled fighter jets to the border yesterday.

# opposition - Friday 15 June, 2012

Putin’s chief investigator apologies over death threat

Opposition newspaper says its deputy editor was threatened with decapitation after reporting on crime cover-ups.

# opposition - Sunday 10 June, 2012

From The Score Behind Enemy Lines: What the Croatians are saying Euro 2012

Behind Enemy Lines: What the Croatians are saying

We speak to Zagreb-based football writer Aleksandar Holiga about how our opponents see this evening’s Group C clash going.

# opposition - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Mugabe says he is “fit as a fiddle” and compares himself to Jesus

The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.

# opposition - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop ‘lavish’ spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

# opposition - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus?

There has been much talk of sales of State assets as part of the IMF/EU bailout deal but is Aer Lingus one we should hold on to?

# opposition - Monday 9 January, 2012

Malaysia’s opposition leader cleared in sodomy trial

Anwar Ibrahim has been fighting the charges since 2008, claiming they were a set-up by the current government which is afraid of the challenge his leadership poses.

# opposition - Friday 23 December, 2011

16k people sign petition asking for Thatcher’s funeral to be privatised

The former British prime minister hasn’t died – but 16,000 people have signed a petition on a UK government website calling for the private sector to bear the cost of her funeral.

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma

The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.

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