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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil? Talk To Timmy This post contains videos

Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil?

Timmy Dooley spoke to TheJournal.ie about sexy heaves, grand ideas and stagnant poll numbers today.

Sinn Féin councillor assaulted on bus during hate crime incident

Mary Ellen Campbell attempted to break up an incident involving a couple from Poland.

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV Controversial This post contains videos

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV

Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad the idea was put to him by a gay man he met last weekend.

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The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.

‘I never said that’: Renua’s latest recruit denies trying to join Sinn Féin Switcheroo This post contains videos

‘I never said that’: Renua’s latest recruit denies trying to join Sinn Féin

Patrick McKee has confirmed his defection from Fianna Fáil to Ireland’s newest political party.

Seán Barrett got into another almighty row with a TD in the Dáil this evening Dáil Over This post contains videos

Seán Barrett got into another almighty row with a TD in the Dáil this evening

After a quiet few months, the Ceann Comhairle was back to his angry best this evening.

The government insists it’s not rewriting the proclamation

Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year

… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.

Did Enda Kenny sack the Garda Commissioner?

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

‘A major distraction’: It looks like there’ll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary

A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.

Politics - Monday 30 March, 2015

“Active abstentionists” – Adams rubbishes talk of Sinn Féin sitting in Westminster

The UK’s general election campaign officially began today.

That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off

The Gulfstream IV had been out of action since last summer.

Curious about where your meat comes from? Wonder no more

New rules will come into effect for poultry, pork and lamb tomorrow.

This TD is trying to move Ireland into a different timezone

It would bring us in line with a number of our European neighbours.

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election

Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.

‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

France’s left-wing government just got a major slap in the face

It comes as the country’s far-right movement grows in power.

Shane Ross won’t be specific but wants to ‘look after women’…

… and do loads of other stuff, like revive rural Ireland.

No money but plenty of ideas: 7 things that happened at the Green Party conference

The Greens gathered in Kilkenny over the weekend. Here’s what happened.

Politics - Sunday 29 March, 2015

I regularly vote in US elections from abroad. Why can’t Irish emigrants do the same?

No matter where in the world I am, I will always be an American. As such, I am grateful that my right to vote there is legally enshrined.

Support for Government up as Fianna Fáil TD says his party is ‘facing demise’

Support for Sinn Féin fell by four points to 17%.

Poll: Should the government give financial support to Irish bands? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government give financial support to Irish bands?

TD Mick Wallace says they need more support so they’re not relying on the dole.

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

Mick Wallace: Irish bands need more support so they don’t rely on the dole

“Most of those starting their careers in the cultural industries recognise the dole as a necessary fact of life.”

Politics - Saturday 28 March, 2015

QUIZ: Who threatened whom with a wedgie? Test your knowledge of the week…

…In which there were Simpsons references in the Dáil and a final, final deadline for Irish Water registration

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.

‘If we don’t do anything now, Ibrahim will die’

The case of Ibrahim Halawa is back in the spotlight ahead of his expected trial tommorrow.

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

Why this councillor was canvassing for Trevor Sargent… when he was 10

Roderic O’Gorman’s love for the Greens goes all the way back to canvassing with Trevor Sargent in 1992.

One third of voters find Lucinda’s new party appealing

A poll shows 35% of people think Ireland definitely needs a new party.

There’s a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know? Vote This post contains a poll

There’s a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know?

It could mean Niall Horan could be President of Ireland.

Politics - Friday 27 March, 2015

Disappointment at “unusual” news that rent supplement limits won’t be increased

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

‘It was 1am and we’d been discussing development plans’: Meet the Green who doesn’t care about populism

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin on being a ‘New Green’, women in politics and keeping it in the family.

The government has ‘got to listen’ to Donald Trump’s call to block Aer Lingus sale The Donald Says No This post contains videos

The government has ‘got to listen’ to Donald Trump’s call to block Aer Lingus sale

The US billionaire’s intervention has been described as “a bit bizarre” today.

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics?

Or are they the best people for the job?

‘I’m tired of middle-aged men pissing away my future all the time’

We spoke to two Young Greens ahead of the Green Party conference this weekend.

Politics - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Pope Francis is heading to the White House

It’ll be the pontiff’s first visit to Washington.

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