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#Politics

# politics - Yesterday’s News

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# politics - Friday 15 September, 2017

Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'

Patrik Liljeglod is a group leader of Sweden’s Left Party, based in the city of Falun.

# politics - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio

A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.

# politics - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'

The current dichotomy is not pleasing anyone. There is a need for a new party to offer a palatable option C, writes Ethan Shattock.

# politics - Saturday 19 August, 2017

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat

The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.

# politics - Friday 28 July, 2017

'We're not going to help the UK come up with a border solution' - Varadkar

“We’re not going to be helping them to design some sort of border that we don’t believe should exist in the first place.”

# politics - Thursday 13 July, 2017

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# politics - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# politics - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# politics - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# politics - Thursday 6 July, 2017

# politics - Sunday 2 July, 2017

# politics - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# politics - Monday 26 June, 2017

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

# politics - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From The42 Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge Politically Aware

Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge

The 25-year-old Ireland and Ulster lock has important times ahead of him.

# politics - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?

Mary Lou McDonald reckons it’s time.

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

# politics - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The42 Iain Henderson has been teaching Maro Itoje about Northern Irish politics Lock Chats

Iain Henderson has been teaching Maro Itoje about Northern Irish politics

The second row pair have been rooming on the Lions’ tour of New Zealand.

# politics - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Michael O'Leary among world elite heading to secretive Bilderberg meeting

Donald Trump will be on the agenda.

# politics - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons' Sparking Outrage This post contains videos

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

# politics - Friday 21 April, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?

Is it time for a comeback?

# politics - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?

May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May?

# politics - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# politics - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case

The High Court decided that two-thirds of costs would be just.

# politics - Monday 3 April, 2017

'It's time political parties get off the fence on abortion': Renua is now a pro-life party

Party leader John Leahy said it is important people know what the party stands for.

# 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”.

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