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# 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.

# politics - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Politicians in Ireland vs. Politicians in the Rest of the World Politics

Politicians in Ireland vs. Politicians in the Rest of the World

We do things a little differently here.

# politics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# politics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# politics - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them

A bad leader has the same addiction to power as an alcoholic has to alcohol or a gambler has to gambling.

# politics - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Taoiseach spoke to Apple CEO before bombshell tax announcement

The Dáil could be recalled after Cabinet members fail to agree on Apple ruling appeal

Cheers and cries as Brazil's president stripped of her title in impeachment

This has ended 13 years of leftist rule in the country.

# politics - Friday 26 August, 2016

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

# politics - Sunday 21 August, 2016

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# politics - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

"Total ban. Absolutely. If I had my way" - John Halligan on US military planes at Shannon

The junior minister says the military planes should at the very least be searched.

# politics - Monday 8 August, 2016

Republican security officials say Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history"

The experts essentially declared the brash billionaire unfit for office.

# politics - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Theresa Villiers resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

Earlier, Michael Gove was dropped from Theresa May’s Cabinet.

# politics - Friday 8 July, 2016

Families in council-owned housing may face eviction as they're excluded from getting rent supplement

The families are private tenants but can’t avail of rent supplement due to laws around housing.

# politics - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations

Julian Mercille writes that the coming weeks could have fateful consequences for the Labour Party.

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