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#Politics

# politics - Monday 9 July, 2018

Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess

Theresa May faces the most serious challenge to her leadership yet with the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis.

# politics - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

# politics - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From The42 'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick' Irish Abroad

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

# politics - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# politics - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'

Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.

# politics - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion

Coveney also suggested that the abortion referendum could be held a week earlier than expected.

# politics - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York

Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, says that she wants to “fight for a better, more equal New York”.

# politics - Sunday 4 March, 2018

# politics - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election

Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.

# politics - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'

The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.

# politics - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael is holding steady at 32% but the gap is closing.

# politics - Friday 16 February, 2018

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland

A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

# politics - Saturday 10 February, 2018

These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes

Today she becomes Sinn Féin leader, but what next?

# politics - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away RIP

Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away

The former Ceann Comhairle served Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years.

# politics - Friday 26 January, 2018

US ambassador says rumours of an affair with Trump 'highly offensive' and 'disgusting'

Nikki Haley shot down talk of being romantically involved with the US president.

From The42 No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL Alternative

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL

News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.

# politics - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story

A new poll shows that it won’t change how two-thirds of voters view the party.

# politics - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?

While local radio might still be the holy grail of parish pump politics, new media is quickly catching up, writes Craig Dwyer.

# politics - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Quiz: What were these political figures giving out about this year?

There was a lot of anger around Leinster House this year.

RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'

We talked to Ireland’s Brexit expert, who recently wrote a book on the topic.

# politics - Sunday 24 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Here’s all the news you need to know on Christmas Eve.

# politics - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics

The Hummus creators will join activist-singer Peggy Seeger and a host of other speakers at new fest.

# politics - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost

Senators behind the Honest Ads Act referred to it as an issue of national security.

# politics - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

# politics - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo

The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.

# politics - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget

That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# politics - Friday 15 September, 2017

Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'

Patrik Liljeglod is a group leader of Sweden’s Left Party, based in the city of Falun.

# politics - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio

A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.

# politics - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'

The current dichotomy is not pleasing anyone. There is a need for a new party to offer a palatable option C, writes Ethan Shattock.

# politics - Saturday 19 August, 2017

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat

The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.

# politics - Friday 28 July, 2017

'We're not going to help the UK come up with a border solution' - Varadkar

“We’re not going to be helping them to design some sort of border that we don’t believe should exist in the first place.”

# politics - Thursday 13 July, 2017

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# politics - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# politics - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# politics - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# politics - Thursday 6 July, 2017

# politics - Sunday 2 July, 2017

# politics - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# politics - Monday 26 June, 2017

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

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