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Politics - Today’s News

There is a “terrible whiff” about Mick Wallace’s Nama allegations

Fianna Fáil wants the issue to be investigated.

“I don’t think any of us want to kick the can down the road”: ministers arrive for crisis meeting

Europe’s leaders are gathering to decide: what happens now?

Fianna Fáil: Brian Cowen did the right thing, we could have ended up like Greece

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

Gerry Adams hits out at idiots and imbeciles

The Sinn Féin president was reacting to a bomb threat targeting his home yesterday.

33 years after fatal car crash, Dick Spring to meet bereaved family

James Curran died when Spring’s ministerial car collided with the vehicle he was travelling in.

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Pat Rabbitte will NOT be contesting the next general election

The former Labour leader and minister could not be drawn on the issue recently.

Greece has met its new finance minister as the ECB hits the country where it hurts

The European Central Bank raised the haircuts on its Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greece this evening.

Bomb threat on Gerry Adams’ house

The party is saying that the office of Paul Maskey MP and the home of councillor Jim McVeigh were also targeted.

‘Strange’: Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

‘Strange’: Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

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Women make up just 20% of those in the top civil service jobs

The civil service is trying to be gender balanced – but it’s got a long way to go.

The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up

The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.

One minister has been to 870 meetings in the last year

That’s nearly three a day.

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi

The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.

What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland?

The next 48 hours will be crucial.

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food? Unhappy Meals This post contains a poll

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

Leo Varadkar is considering it.

Politics - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

Mick Wallace won’t go to gardaí with Nama info… just yet

The Wexford TD is calling for an independent investigation into concerns surrounding Nama’s Northern Ireland property deal.

Hillary Clinton’s aides have an unorthodox way of keeping the media away from her

The result probably wasn’t the viral image they were hoping for.

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country “isn’t ready” yet

Mary Hanafin has said former ministers should be the “very last” people to get an increase.

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte?

Here’s what we learned when the former minister came into TheJournal.ie during the week.

Politics - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ’s water charges coverage Mad As Hell This post contains videos

Pat Rabbitte is VERY angry about RTÉ’s water charges coverage

The former minister has previously described the broadcaster as a “recruiting sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin.

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians’ pay

Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.

Poll: Would you vote Miriam O’Callaghan for president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote Miriam O’Callaghan for president?

Speculation is mounting again that the RTÉ presenter could make a bid for the Áras.

Politics - Friday 3 July, 2015

Garda Commissioner expresses concern for female garda knocked unconscious at Dáil protest

Nóirín O’Sullivan met with politicians at Leinster House today.

Opinion: Why are Mary Lou and Sinn Féin running away from Syriza?

Yesterday, on this website, Mary Lou McDonald launched the process of distancing her party from the Greek ruling coalition Syriza, writes Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley.

Fine Gael TD hits out at people ‘stacking up their trolleys with drink’

Catherine Byrne said people in society have a responsibility to pay their way.

Revenue are using Google Maps to value your home

And they’re coming in handy, apparently.

Politics - Thursday 2 July, 2015

9 things we’ve learned from Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry (so far)

The former Taoiseach came out swinging at a lengthy hearing in Leinster House today. §

Watch a bullish Brian Cowen clash with this Fine Gael TD… loads The Life Of Brian This post contains videos

‘Using Greece as an argument not to vote Sinn Féin is a political smear’

At best, linking events in Greece with a vote for Sinn Féin reflects a lack of understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions of the Greek situation, writes Mary Lou McDonald.

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What’s the issue with Greece’s pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

Alexis Tspiras throws feta cheese and Greek yoghurt at Michael Noonan outside Leinster House* Payback This post contains videos

Suicidal woman allegedly told to ‘go home and overdose’ if she wanted to be seen

The incident apparently happened at University Hospital Galway.

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry Fianna Fáil Days This post contains videos

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry

The former Taoiseach discussed his time as finance minister.

Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)

But the lady is not for turning on the cut to the one-parent family payment.

“Enough is enough”: Stardust campaigners holding sit-in over tragic deaths

They are looking for a new investigation into the nightclub blaze.

Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?

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

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