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#Politics

# politics - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Those criticising the President for signing Bills into law are overestimating his power

By not using Article 26, President Higgins leaves the door open for future constitutional challenges.

# politics - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Gay politician warns opponents she will reveal their affairs if they use “family values” in marriage debate

“I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs.”

# politics - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Greece’s far-left Syriza party race ahead in exit polls as government concedes defeat

Exit polls have placed support for the party at between 35.5% and 39.5%.

# politics - Friday 16 January, 2015

Lucinda Creighton says she will have a candidate in every constituency

The leader of yet-to-be-named party says almost 600 people want to represent it in the next general election.

Potential American presidential candidate says country has to be ‘more like ISIS’

“They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness.”

# politics - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

This UK party leader wants feminism to be “a badge of shame”

Mike Buchanan is the leader of Justice For Men and Boys (And For The Women Who Love Them).

# politics - Saturday 10 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

The week when Leo came home, Frank flirted with Fine Gael and Christy Burke did a u-turn…

# politics - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

‘The established parties are snobby’ – Independent TD

There has been much talk of a changing political landscape in recent days.

# politics - Monday 5 January, 2015

Opinion: Charles Haughey’s election as Fianna Fáil leader – the Northern Ireland factor

What impact did Haughey’s stance (real or perceived) on Northern Ireland have on his successful election as Taoiseach and president of Fianna Fáil?

Who exactly was everyone in Charlie last night?

Some people were a little confused…

# politics - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: Let’s grow our democracy – let’s lower the voting age to 16

Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.

# politics - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Twitter is having a field day suggesting names for Lucinda Creighton’s new party We All Partied

# politics - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…

From Business ETC ECB warns countries to get economies in order as ‘populist parties’ are on the rise Eurozone

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as ‘populist parties’ are on the rise

An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.

# politics - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin ‘could deliver’

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.

# politics - Monday 29 December, 2014

“Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake”

Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said there is “no question” that Ireland’s abortion laws will change.

# politics - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

# politics - Friday 19 December, 2014

From The42 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.

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