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#Politics

# politics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# politics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# politics - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them

A bad leader has the same addiction to power as an alcoholic has to alcohol or a gambler has to gambling.

# politics - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Taoiseach spoke to Apple CEO before bombshell tax announcement

The Dáil could be recalled after Cabinet members fail to agree on Apple ruling appeal

Cheers and cries as Brazil's president stripped of her title in impeachment

This has ended 13 years of leftist rule in the country.

# politics - Friday 26 August, 2016

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

# politics - Sunday 21 August, 2016

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# politics - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

"Total ban. Absolutely. If I had my way" - John Halligan on US military planes at Shannon

The junior minister says the military planes should at the very least be searched.

# politics - Monday 8 August, 2016

Republican security officials say Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history"

The experts essentially declared the brash billionaire unfit for office.

# politics - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Theresa Villiers resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

Earlier, Michael Gove was dropped from Theresa May’s Cabinet.

# politics - Friday 8 July, 2016

Families in council-owned housing may face eviction as they're excluded from getting rent supplement

The families are private tenants but can’t avail of rent supplement due to laws around housing.

# politics - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations

Julian Mercille writes that the coming weeks could have fateful consequences for the Labour Party.

# politics - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election

Voting is mandatory in Australia for all adults, with turnout never falling below 90% since it became compulsory in 1924.

# politics - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party

His own MPs voted by a margin of 40 to 172 against him.

Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship

Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.

# politics - Monday 27 June, 2016

David Cameron's six years as prime minister will be solely remembered for this referendum defeat

David Cameron’s stint as prime minister has come to an unedifying end, dogged by the Europe question, writes Neale Richmond.

# politics - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bill to repeal Eighth Amendment launched as Coppinger says free vote issue is "ludicrous"

The bill will be brought before the Dáil tomorrow.

The Brexit debate has descended into a populist farce

Owen Worth talks about how the election process has become more sensational and less accurate

# politics - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?

Beckham v Hurley, Clarkson v Caine, Geldof v someone off Geordie Shore.

# politics - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# politics - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.

# politics - Friday 17 June, 2016

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

# politics - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Can Hillary play the "woman card" all the way to the White House?

Clinton will need women to win the race, but will they stand with her?

# politics - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Icelanders are still feeling angry, hurt and disappointed after a bizarre few weeks

In the wake of the Panama Papers controversy, what’s the national mood in Iceland? TheJournal.ie visited, to find out.

'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped'

The rise of the extremist right is more insidious and worrying, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

Bernie Sanders is running out of cash as Trump puts more money into his campaign

Sanders had $6 million left in the bank at the start of the month.

# politics - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench

It’s no longer all male – and there are some new faces.

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# politics - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Who's who in the Irish political version of Game of Thrones?

From Westeros to West Kerry.

# politics - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) still hold the most seats, having finished the day on 38.

# politics - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

After a dirty, personal race London elects a new mayor today

The race for the mayoralty has been marked by negative campaigning between two very different candidates.

# politics - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

With a 'heavy heart', Ted Cruz ends his US presidential campaign

“We gave it everything we’ve got,” he told supporters.

# politics - Monday 2 May, 2016

Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the prospect of reaching a deal this week “would be pushing it”.

# politics - Saturday 30 April, 2016

RTÉ wants Seán Gallagher's e-mails to defend itself against his 'tweetgate' lawsuit

Gallagher claims the 2011 Frontline debate was unfair.

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal?

It looks like there won’t be another election in the near future. Are you happy?

# politics - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments

He was also suspended from the Labour Party today.

# politics - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Water charges might be scrapped - so should we pay our bills?

It remains unclear whether billpayers will be refunded or non-billpayers will be pursued.

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