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# politics - Today’s News


# 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? 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.

# politics - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.

# politics - Monday 18 April, 2016

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

Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government?

Talks between the country’s two largest parties will resume later today.

# politics - Thursday 14 April, 2016

No to Enda, no to Micheál: Dáil fails to elect Taoiseach for a third time

Kenny lost out by 52 votes to 77. Martin lost out by 43 to 91.

# politics - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us"

The independent TDs have wish-lists on issues such as health and housing – and they’re standing firm on them.

# politics - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?

The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.

# politics - Friday 8 April, 2016

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues

Amid second election speculation, Leo Varadkar says ‘this couldn’t go on six more weeks’.

# politics - Sunday 3 April, 2016

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# politics - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

# politics - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Fine Gael is still wooing those ‘Endapendants’ – but there’s an ‘elephant in the room’

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

# politics - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Donald Trump poses a real risk to the entire world

Research from The Economist has said if he becomes president, there is a risk of trade war and further threats from jihadi groups.

# politics - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’

It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Monday 14 March, 2016

Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics

The far-right AfD made strong gains in three state polls yesterday.

# politics - Sunday 13 March, 2016

‘Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves’

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# politics - Monday 7 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

# politics - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

As the Super Tuesday dust settles, what happens next?

Republican and Democratic voters went to the polls today in what is known as Super Tuesday.

# politics - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

‘When political parties backtrack on promises on who they would go into power with, I feel lied to’

I have found it disheartening the way our major political parties have once again belittled their voting public, writes Rob McDonnell.

# politics - Monday 29 February, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs

It’s been a long weekend. Stay with us as the count continues.

They said – the general election count quotes of the weekend

Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.

# politics - Sunday 28 February, 2016

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong

The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.

# politics - Friday 26 February, 2016

Here’s the great guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

# politics - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps…

If you’re looking at the polls to indicate the outcome, you should be careful, writes Tom Louwerse.

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