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# politics - Yesterday’s News


# politics - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# politics - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

# politics - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'

The majority of young people aren’t interested in politics but this is a symptom of a corrupt system, writes Owen Cuskelly.

# politics - Saturday 25 February, 2017

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

Fianna Fáil’s support has dipped, albeit slightly.

# politics - Monday 20 February, 2017

Arlene Foster couldn't take questions at manifesto launch due to 'man flu'

Foster was speaking at the launch of the DUP manifesto in advance of next month’s elections.

# politics - Saturday 18 February, 2017

# politics - Monday 13 February, 2017

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in Government

The party submitted its motion in the wake of the controversy surrounding Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# politics - Friday 3 February, 2017

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

# politics - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

# politics - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# politics - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently refused to rule out such a coalition.

# politics - Monday 23 January, 2017

Michelle O'Neill named as the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland

The Tyrone native said that it is a “challenge” to follow in the footsteps of Martin McGuinness, but one she is “certainly up for”.

# politics - Thursday 19 January, 2017

In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now

“As a society we have made enormous progress. We must continue to move forward.”

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017

Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.

# politics - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career

Martin McGuinness’s career to date has seen some surprising twists.

# politics - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Sinn Féin v Foster: New year, same controversy with power sharing at 'tipping point'

All possibilities, including fresh elections, were on the table according to Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney.

# politics - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Poll: What political party had the best 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What political party had the best 2016?

It was a busy one, but who will be happiest?

# politics - Monday 26 December, 2016

Obama says he could have been re-elected if he ran against Donald Trump

He said he believes the American public still supports his progressive vision.

# politics - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The result of an election has less to do with faith in democracy than how much is in our pockets

“Elections matter much more for both the rich and poor when income inequality is high.”

# politics - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal

The flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme cost the Northern Irish taxpayer around £400 million.

# politics - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil'

The Medicinal Cannabis Bill passed through its first stage last week.

# politics - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit

But her government may have to show its negotiating hand.

# politics - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Kelloggs faces boycott after pulling ads from Trump-aligned site

The company said the decision “had nothing to do with politics”.

# politics - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win

Despite allying themselves closely with Trump policies, the President-elect has taken steps to disavow them in recent weeks.

# politics - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he was concerned any change could disrupt his constituent’s lives.

# politics - Sunday 20 November, 2016

From The42 Kovalev cries foul after controversial loss to Ward in unified light heavyweight title fight Politics

Kovalev cries foul after controversial loss to Ward in unified light heavyweight title fight

In a surprising unanimous decision, the Russian was beaten 114-113 in Las Vegas last night.

# politics - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

As it happened: Kenny quizzed on Trump, rents and strike action

Let’s see what they have to say…

# politics - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'New politics' and a minority government: Spain's recovery is looking a lot like Ireland's

Last week, Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as Spain’s prime minister after ten long months of negotiations

From The Daily Edge A note to America from 'the people of Germany' is going insanely viral Been There Done That

'I miss writing about the creeps in public life that you can take out'

Eamon Dunphy on politics, journalism and why he’s still angry…

# politics - Friday 4 November, 2016

'It doesn’t matter if the basis for your views are factually wrong, you can find them backed up online'

We can get all the facts we want, augmenting our views with identical ones from dozens of sources who think just like we do, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

Have a look to see if politicians are covering the issues that matter most to you.

# politics - Monday 10 October, 2016

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II Debate Camp This post contains videos

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II

Here’s what you missed while you slept.

# politics - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party

Accusing Labour of abandoning the centre, May sounded less Margaret Thatcher and more Tony Blair.

"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD

John Deasy also reckons Enda Kenny would be “dragged out of the place, kicking and screaming”.

# politics - Saturday 1 October, 2016

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

# politics - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

# politics - Monday 26 September, 2016

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"

Two reports into the campaign have been sent to Parliamentary Party members.

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