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#Politics

# politics - Today’s News

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

# 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

Heard a dodgy claim? Send it to us to be fact-checked

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is back – and we want to hear from you.

# 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 TheJournal.ie 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.

# politics - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

‘For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same’

Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.

# politics - Monday 22 February, 2016

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Yes, we know it’s a bit meta to have a poll on polls…

# politics - Sunday 21 February, 2016

I’m out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it’s a lot different this time around

Lots of people don’t open their doors and many don’t want to talk – but I still love canvassing, writes Donnacha Maguire.

Poll: If you were voting in the British referendum, would you choose to leave the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If you were voting in the British referendum, would you choose to leave the EU?

A referendum will be held on 23 June.

# politics - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street

Christina Finn lived and worked as a journalist in the Co Wicklow town when housing and homelessness were big concerns. Are they still?

# politics - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From The42 Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are ‘worse than animals’ Controversy

Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are ‘worse than animals’

The boxer was speaking ahead of May elections in the Philippines.

From The Daily Edge The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night’s debate Claire For Taoiseach

The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night’s debate

“Claire Byrne, you sassy queen!”

# politics - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine’s card GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine’s card

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

Alan Shatter claims someone is snipping the cable ties on his posters

The former minister said he believes political opponents are sabotaging his campaign.

# politics - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

# politics - Monday 8 February, 2016

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda’s comments linking IRA weapons to Friday’s shooting

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# politics - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 election promises Irish politicians should actually make Making Promises

15 election promises Irish politicians should actually make

Listen up, aspiring TDs.

# politics - Thursday 4 February, 2016

If you’re not registered to vote, you better get moving

The deadline is next week.

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