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# politics - Yesterday’s News

From The Score The athletes who became successful politicians Political Football

The athletes who became successful politicians

We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.

Bernard Brogan doesn’t rule out a life in politics… (after football)

The Dublin footballer is getting a taste of it as he tries to get government commitments on the betting tax.


# politics - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From Business ETC Vincent Browne handed out his media awards last night (oh, and we got one) VINB

# politics - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Funeral of Jackie Healy-Rae to take place on Monday RIP

Funeral of Jackie Healy-Rae to take place on Monday

The former Kerry South TD will lie in repose at Healy-Rae’s Bar in Kilgarvin today and tomorrow.

# politics - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate… but why now?

Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?

# politics - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

# politics - Friday 28 November, 2014

# politics - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

# politics - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

“We need women, young women in particular, to realise how powerful they can be”

Gender imbalance isn’t good for society or business, Minister Aodhan Ó Riordáin says.

# politics - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules’

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

Deputy Shane Ross says that the time is right. What do you think?

# politics - Thursday 20 November, 2014

UKIP set to win second UK parliament seat

The polls close at 10pm tonight.

# politics - Friday 14 November, 2014

This mayor says she wasn’t throwing gang signs with a convicted felon

The police said the mayor ‘should have known better’.

# politics - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee

Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.

# politics - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

This Irish-American could be the biggest obstacle to Hilary Clinton being US President

Martin O’Malley has again hinted that he may run for the Democratic nomination.

Leo: It’s not that unusual that Irish Water is looking for your PPS number

Earlier Alex White admitted the government “tried to bite off too much too quickly” with Irish Water.

# politics - Sunday 26 October, 2014

These are the best/worst US election attack ads ever

Politics is a nasty business, it seems.

# politics - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Is Lucinda Creighton recruiting for a new party?

She says not yet. Kind of.

# politics - Friday 17 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let’s all have a drink)

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

# politics - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Rebellious taxpayers and ‘testosterone-driven woohah’: What do female politicians make of the Budget?

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

# politics - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 21 things Ireland does better than anywhere else in the world Great Little Country

21 things Ireland does better than anywhere else in the world

Best small country in the world.

# politics - Saturday 11 October, 2014

New US ambassador to Ireland says he is the luckiest man in the United States

Kevin O’Malley disagrees that it is merely the US laws that facilitates the ‘double Irish’ tax code.

Who is Ireland’s most popular minister?

And least popular?

# politics - Sunday 5 October, 2014

‘Plain … but not horsefaced’ – the ideal 1960s female Garda

One ingenious way around the marriage bar? Ban good looking female gardaí.

# politics - Saturday 27 September, 2014

“Shafted? No”: 10 things we learned from Alan Shatter’s Late Late Show interview

The TD and former Minister said that resigning wasn’t a pleasant experience.

# politics - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about Islamic State attacks, huge cocaine seizure and John McNulty.

# politics - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here’s how he took it…

The Finance Minister was upbeat in slapping down the suggestion.

# politics - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: What are our coalition options after the next election?

Coalitions are the price of proportional systems such as ours: voters should have truthful information about potential alliances in order to make informed decisions.

# politics - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Column: Boston Mayor’s ‘homecoming’ is mutually beneficial for both sides of the Atlantic

This week, he’s coming back in a capacity he could only have dreamed of all those years ago, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Back in time: This ‘Pizza Delivery’ leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre…

You’d be a fool to consider buying a pizza from anybody else. Especially when the ‘alternatives’ have names like ‘Cheese and Sleaze’…

# politics - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Poll: If an election was held tomorrow, who would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

Column: An era has truly come to an end in Northern Ireland with the death of Ian Paisley

Historically it is appropriate to remember that substantial figure has gone and it is worth just remembering his substantial contribution to our politics.

# politics - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ian Paisley in Pictures: From Neverman to Chuckle Brother

A life on the frontline of Northern Ireland divisions.

# politics - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Splash! James Reilly does the Ice Bucket Challenge

He took an icy shower near his constituency office in Swords.

# politics - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Score Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited Politics

Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited

The Lilywhites were sanctioned by the European governing body over the weekend.

# politics - Friday 22 August, 2014

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

# politics - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures RIP This post contains images

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures

Politicians across the spectrum have been discussing the legacy Reynolds left behind.

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