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Politics - Today’s News

All over the country, Fine Gael and Labour’s biggest problem could be each other

Analysis: In several constituencies, Fine Gael and Labour look set to battle it out for the last seat.

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

This is what Gerry Adams had to say about a former IRA member becoming minister for justice

The Sinn Féin president said that the public should be no more concerned than if it was Éamon de Valera.

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine’s card GRA

Enda repeatedly refuses to rule out doing a deal with Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael launched its general election manifesto in Dublin earlier today.

Lucinda Creighton hits out over standards in public office complaint

A complaint against the Renua leader was made anonymously earlier this month.

Alan Shatter claims someone is snipping the cable ties on his posters

The former minister said he believes political opponents are sabotaging his campaign.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

“I just want to convince people that the place for Labour is in government” joined Aodhán Ó Riordáin pounding the pavements of Dublin Bay North.

Where do Ireland’s political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

Typo sees Sinn Féin election candidate listed as councillor

Noeleen Moran has said that it was a “typo and an honest mistake”.

Cruz campaign pulls US ad featuring softcore porn actress

Cruz is known as a champion of the religious right.

Mary Lou unimpressed with ‘really stupid questions’ about Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy

McDonald and Some Sinn Féin election hopefuls met in Temple Bar today to outline their plans for younger adults.

Russia has said a ‘new cold war’ could be on the cards

These come in the face of accusations that it has been involved in civilian bombing in Syria.

FactCheck: Exactly how many people are homeless in Ireland?’s GE16 FactCheck tests a few different claims made about one of the election’s biggest issues.

Politics - Friday 12 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Two weeks to go and – as Bertie says – we’re all asleep

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

What does Peter McVerry make of last night’s Joan Burton dig?

The Labour leader suggested during the TV3 leaders’ debate that McVerry does not understand the workings of her department.

Garda Commissioner to personally oversee funerals of two men murdered in Dublin

A five-day preparation period in advance of the funerals is also expected.

There wasn’t much love for Enda Kenny in Cork today

The Taoiseach was met with more protests in the rebel county this morning.


Eamon Ryan: It’d be bloody difficult to lead the Greens if we don’t win any seats

The Green Party has launched its manifesto in Dublin this morning.

Poll: Should the election campaign be suspended to deal with gangland crime? Your Say This post contains a poll

Donald Trump’s latest target? Pope Francis

Trump thinks the pontiff doesn’t understand America’s problems.

After five years and 250,000 dead, a ceasefire has been agreed in Syria

The International Syria Support Group also agreed “to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately”.

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night’s Leaders’ Debate’s GE16 FactCheck went into overdrive last night, testing the level of truth and lies in last night’s battle.

Politics - Thursday 11 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the TV3/Newstalk leaders’ debate

It was an eventful night in Ballymount.

AS IT HAPPENED: The first Leaders’ Debate of the 2016 general election TV3

Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over ‘fake syringes’ allegation

General election candidate John Brady had taken a defamation case against former Bray Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

The TrailFix: After five years, Enda is finally coming out to play

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Here’s what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids

Tough questions on the campaign trail.

Joan Burton went back to school today and got one hell of a reception Happy Days This post contains videos
Call for election campaign to be suspended over threat to State security from gangland crime INM

Call for election campaign to be suspended over threat to State security from gangland crime

Independent News & Media released a statement this evening to say some of their reporters were warned about risk to their safety.

Fianna Fáil wants to create jobs that pay for bills, mortgages… and a night out

Fianna Fáil has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.

‘I’m told I’m very transfer friendly’: Joan isn’t too worried about that poll

The Labour leader is in serious danger of losing her seat, according to a new constituency poll.


Michael Healy-Rae’s brother is running for election with him

“If the votes are there for us, we’ll find out soon enough.”

This TD’s election video is all kinds of AMAZING Back To The Future This post contains videos

This TD’s election video is all kinds of AMAZING

“I’m never going to get up to 88 in this traffic.”

‘Is Labour dead?’: We answer the big election questions you’ve been Googling

You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

The proposals were discussed during a debate last night.

Gone: Two more Republicans are bowing out of the race for the White House

Both Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina are calling it quits.

You wait all day for the Greens’ election bus – and when it arrives it’s mildly terrifying

It’s not often you get to shout “bridge!” at an election event.

Politics - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Why the polls don’t mean all that much right now

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

“Win-win for everyone” – Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors’ hands

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

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