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# politics - Friday 25 July, 2014

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing

Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?

# politics - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Opinion: Young people are not ‘apathetic’ – we prioritise the collective good

We have a political culture in this country that is morally bankrupt and young people are uncomfortable in propping up a system that is unsuited to the purpose intended.

# politics - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Fianna Fáil selects candidate to run for Dáil seat in Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Councillor Ivan Connaughton is to run for the Dail seat vacated by Luke Ming Flanagan.

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

# politics - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Gender, geography, age – focus on everything but quality in government reshuffle

Conspicuously absent from the talk about the reshuffle was an evaluation of intelligence, skills, capabilities or temperament.

# politics - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

# politics - Friday 11 July, 2014

In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle

What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?

# politics - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Enda Kenny set to announce Cabinet reshuffle in the Dáil tomorrow

Earlier, Taoiseach said he was “getting on very well with the Tánaiste”.

# politics - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The wait goes on: Cabinet reshuffle may not be announced until Friday

More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste took place this evening and are ongoing.

# politics - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The Last Waltz: Cabinet to meet today, likely for the last time

Talks between the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste will resume after the cabinet meeting today.

# politics - Monday 7 July, 2014

You can have the Dáil in your front room from September Politube This post contains a poll

You can have the Dáil in your front room from September

Oireachtas TV will be available on UPC, Sky and Eircom… but not RTÉ’s Saorview.

# politics - Friday 4 July, 2014

# politics - Sunday 29 June, 2014

President Higgins: ‘There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland’

He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.

# politics - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Alex White says it’s time to tell the IMF that ‘enough is enough’

White says if he is elected the next leader of the Labour party there will be no more “adjustment” of €2 billion or anything close to it.

# politics - Friday 20 June, 2014

Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ trial appeal begins, but he can’t go as he’s working in a hospice

The billionaire is doing community service for a separate conviction.

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

# politics - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Jeremy Paxman presents final Newsnight after 25 years

His final interview will be with London Mayor Boris Johnson so it’s bound to be entertaining.

# politics - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From The Score Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game Politics

Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game

FIFA do not tolerate political influence in international football and are expected to penalise the team in some form.

# politics - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next Labour leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next Labour leader?

It looks like a two-horse race between Alex White and Joan Burton, but who should get it?

# politics - Monday 2 June, 2014

Opinion: The Irish political elite should curb its temptation to run with the big boys

If Irish politicians stopped trying to compete with bigger countries, they might find they have the resources to fix problems at home.

# politics - Thursday 29 May, 2014

# politics - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Labour TD: We need to get rid of people who have been in Leinster House for 25 years

“The arrogance needs to be removed,” said Dominic Hannigan.

# politics - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent

Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.

# politics - Monday 26 May, 2014

Opinion: The rise of the independents… what does it mean for policy-making?

The number of floating voters has increased amid weakening attachment to political parties – could the affect coherent decision-making in the Dáil?

# politics - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Politics students at UCC had the option of answering an exam question as a tweet Tweet Deal

Politics students at UCC had the option of answering an exam question as a tweet

We can’t decide if it’d be a walk in the park or sneakily tricky.

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?

There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.

# politics - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Green shoots: First Green Party councillor elected in Dublin

Patrick Costello topped the poll in Rathgar- Rathmines

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections

If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.

# politics - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

# politics - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

The GAA is absolutely not ‘wielding power in any political sense’

As the trend of former GAA players turning to politics continues, we ask political expert Eoin O’Malley if the GAA has any power over the Irish electorate.

# politics - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

What’s going on in Elections 2014? We’re here to help

All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.

Water and slamming RTÉ: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West

It’s the biggest constituency in the European elections and candidates are battling it out for just four seats.

# politics - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today Football Mad

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

Party leaders received €7.5 million in State funding last year

Six party leaders split the pot, but not evenly.

Guess who’s back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore Offaly Helpful? This post contains a poll

Guess who’s back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore

Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher was joined on the campaign trail by the former Fianna Fáil leader this weekend.

# politics - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

# politics - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Been patronised on the doorstep? You’re not alone Man Of The House

Been patronised on the doorstep? You’re not alone

“Is your mammy or daddy home?”

# politics - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians Election 2014

# politics - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis

David McCann says now is the time for action from Dublin and London who should intervene and assist political leaders in Northern Ireland.

# politics - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Here’s how many women are running for election in each constituency

Left-wing parties have the most women candidates running for election.

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