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Politics - Yesterday’s News

As Labour’s conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever

Labour voted in favour of a motion to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment at the next election on the opening night of its conference.

‘I shudder to think about a Sinn Féin foreign policy that would alienate allies’

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said voters should be worried about what kind of “coalition of extremes” .

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport Friday Round-up

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

Fine Gael without Labour would have been ‘not just dangerous, but disastrous’ Danger Here This post contains videos

Fine Gael without Labour would have been ‘not just dangerous, but disastrous’

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

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Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress… The Dress This post contains videos

Should flags have been flown at half-mast for King Abdullah?

A review of when the national flag will be half-masted is taking place.

‘Parents pay hundreds in voluntary contributions but don’t know where the money is going’

Sinn Féin is calling for more transparency in these payments.

Politics - Thursday 26 February, 2015

‘Are they trying to make the dead walk in you?’ Fianna Fáil councillor compared to Brian Lenihan

Jack Chambers says he won’t engage ‘in a tit for tat’ with David McGuinness.

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning

The banking inquiry is entering its Nexus phase…

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

Enda Kenny thinks he’s ‘very much’ worth his €185k salary L'Oreal Moment This post contains a poll

Another failed Fianna Fáil candidate had a big go at Micheál Martin tonight

More headaches for the Fianna Fáil leader as a de-selected candidate hits out.

‘I know the current system doesn’t work, I’ve buried two children’

Both of Tony and Mary Heffernan’s children died at the age of 5.

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn’t actually missing? Unaccounted For This post contains videos

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn’t actually missing?

A top OPW official explained the curious case of the missing artwork in Leinster House.

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry

TDs’ faces were a little strained when they heard the clip for a second time.

Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now

Government is the only institution to record see a rise in how much it is trusted by the public over the past year.

From Business ETC Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis Digestives And Milk

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

Enda Kenny is going to perform at a music festival in Texas*

*No word on whether or not he’ll actually sing.

Dublin councillors won’t have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets

‘People Before Profit condemns the misuse of public monies.’

Eamon Ryan’s beloved bike has been stolen Crime This post contains videos

Eamon Ryan’s beloved bike has been stolen

The Green Party leader’s bike was taken from outside the party’s offices yesterday.

What can Labour do to win back support?

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

Politics - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

Jack Chambers has defeated David McGuinness in Dublin West selection

A close battle was predicted between the pair.

Courts ‘cannot cope’ with amount of home repossessions

‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.

The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today

Most gas and electricity price decreases will be seen later this year apparently

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

The opposition think Varadkar speaks like a health commentator, while Shatter is “confused” by his former cabinet colleague.

The JobBridge €50 top-up won’t be increased, here’s why

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

There’ll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law

Leo Varadkar has published new proposals to legislate in the area of surrogacy for the first time.

From Business ETC Greece should take Ireland’s ‘middle road’ on debt – not the ‘nuclear option’ Noonanomics

Greece should take Ireland’s ‘middle road’ on debt – not the ‘nuclear option’

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton…

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

There’s a big row over the battle to win back Brian Lenihan’s old seat for Fianna Fáil

Councillors Jack Chambers and David McGuinness are vying to be the Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Dublin West.

This is going to be the longest general election campaign in history

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

You’ll be seeing billboards and bus ads about the State of Palestine from today

TDs from four main parties have supported the action.

Snapshots: Here’s what four years in government does to you…

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

Irish Water asking landlords for their tenants’ contact details

New water legislation is being planned, and landlords are concerned the Government is pressing ahead with plans to take unpaid bills from rental deposits.

Politics - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Gardaí examining new allegations of sexual and physical abuse at school

Micheál Martin said the abuse happened as recently as 2006.

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