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Politics - Today’s News

The banks have been told to cut their mortgage rates – or else they’ll be fined

Michael Noonan is talking tough after meeting with the bank bosses this week.

“My one wish is that change will come from this whole sorry mess” – Mairia Cahill

An independent review into the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service’s handling of Cahill’s case is to be published today.

‘A shambles’: Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants

The Saolta hospital group has failed to fill a vacancy that has been open since the beginning of this year.

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

Islanders get to cast their vote the day before people on the Irish mainland.

‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

Vincent Browne will be anchoring the referendum count from The George

Glenda Gilsen’s helping – and the guest-list includes David Norris, Alan Shatter and Bosco.

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat

Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?

Politics - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass This post contains videos

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass

The Tánaiste dropped by TheJournal.ie’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

“The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord Mountbatton

The Prince and his wife Camilla visited the village of Mullaghmore as they continued their four day visit.

Renua relying on Charity to take out Fidelma Healy-Eames

The new political party has recruited an independent councillor to its ranks.

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition missing in action?

Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen.

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to…

It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.

A power interruption from Enda – as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers

Fist-bumps for all… Fine Gael’s campaigner-in-chief tries his best to distract everyone from the lack of voters.

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse

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

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate. Tormey Vs. Tormey This post contains videos

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register – but none of their details are public

The Justice minister says the gardaí informs her of any breaches.

Politics - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Gerry Adams and Prince Charles just shared a historic handshake

The meeting is regarded as being historically significant – as Earl Mountbatten, a great-uncle of Prince Charles, was killed in an IRA bomb in 1979.

Senator: I don’t think it’s appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage

The No side has dismissed claims they’re using “dirty tactics”.

From Business ETC Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don’t drop mortgage rates? Michael Says So

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don’t drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

Bereaved parents: ‘It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused’

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

Bishop: ‘I would hate if people voted No for bigoted, nasty, bullying reasons’

Donal McKeown is calling for churchgoers to make up their own mind on what way to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?

Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.

Three days to go, but will the Yes side hold on to its clear lead?

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

It’s ‘not possible or appropriate’ to adjourn all repossession cases

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today

The party have stated that a “healing process” needs to be developed.

Politics - Monday 18 May, 2015

Poll: Do you care that Prince Charles is visiting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care that Prince Charles is visiting?

He’s arriving tomorrow – are you bothered?

Just how close is the same-sex marriage referendum?

Analysis: Polls broadly show the Yes side in the lead but the gap to the No side is narrowing. What does this tell us about the state of the referendum?

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

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We’re being short-changed by the ‘other referendum’

The presidential age referendum is a watered-down version of attempts at real political reform.

The latest poll might give Enda notions of calling an early election

Support for Fine Gael and the government is up although the news is not as good for Labour.

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána

“The most far reaching reform of An Garda Síochána since the foundation of the State.”

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

This election candidate got ZERO votes

He says he definitely voted for himself.

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