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#Politics

# politics - Thursday 5 November, 2015

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Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea – but women aren’t so sure

The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

# politics - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

This Fine Gael TD’s last-ditch election bid is set to fail

John Perry wants Fine Gael to add him to the Sligo-Leitrim election ticket but his efforts will fall on deaf ears, party sources say.

Exploitation on trawlers: Ministers were aware of illegal worker claims two years ago

Richard Bruton said he was “aware of the contention” that there were illegal workers in the industry.

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry Walkout This post contains videos

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry

Independent TD Finian McGrath became irate following the Taoiseach’s initial response to questioning regarding overcrowding in emergency departments. Jerry Buttimer soon followed.

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

The email was sent to every TD and Senator overnight by the independent Seanad by-election candidate Jerry Beades.

What can Leo do to sort out the insane overcrowding in our hospitals?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Watch: RTE News broadcast a pretty awkward interview with the web summit co-founder… Painful This post contains videos

Watch: RTE News broadcast a pretty awkward interview with the web summit co-founder…

Sharon Ní Bheoláin gave Daire Hickey a bit of a grilling. And it’s not going down too well with people…

One event 20 years ago changed Israel and Palestine forever

The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was 20 years ago today.

# politics - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Alan ‘Jose Mourinho’ Kelly’s big idea to solve the rent crisis is dead

Labour admits it’s unlikely that rent certainty will form part of the government’s plans.

Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory

Thank god for that, says you.

TD insists calling rival ‘Little Miss Twitter’ is not sexist

Sitting TD Finian McGrath and Fine Gael candidate Stephanie Regan are at loggerheads.

Watch out civil servants – Renua are gunning for you

The party launched the first of two policy documents (relating to public service rewards and a ‘right to know’ public data law) this afternoon.

How on earth will the government solve the rental crisis?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Here’s what the drugs minister means by ‘Supervised Injection Centres’

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has been speaking about his forthcoming drugs strategy this morning.

From Business ETC Web Summit founder: ‘What we received in the last four years was nothing more than hush money’ Last Hurrah

Web Summit founder: ‘What we received in the last four years was nothing more than hush money’

The relationship between the government and Paddy Cosgrave is well and truly over…

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore ‘shot at dawn’

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings

The bank’s former governor has denied explosive claims that he ignored evidence of an imminent financial crisis.

# politics - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

It’s Hillary Clinton’s turn to debate tonight – what can she expect?

She is probably going to be ganged up on.

# politics - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil’s new leader… or unemployed A Cruel Game This post contains videos

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil’s new leader… or unemployed

Micheal McGrath dropped by TheJournal.ie this week for a chat about his own future and that of his party.

# politics - Thursday 1 October, 2015

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Politician resigns after video of him cheating on his wife is sent from his phone

He has apologised to those who received the message.

# politics - Monday 28 September, 2015

‘The Irish public are not sick of politics, they’re actually sick of listening to politicians’

Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this.

# politics - Saturday 26 September, 2015

‘It’s time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution’

It is clear that on the issue of abortion, the electorate are now way ahead of our political leaders who seem determined to prevaricate and evade their responsibilities to women living in Ireland, writes Ailbhe Smyth

# politics - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

‘I was a very happy drinker for about 44 years’: Senator reveals battle to quit alcohol

Senator Ned O’Sullivan has had a turbulent year. He also spent five weeks in hospital after breaking 12 ribs.

# politics - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Micheál Martin says a gun was put to Martin Callinan’s head

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# politics - Saturday 19 September, 2015

‘People with disabilities and the homeless aren’t being taken care of because of your vote’

We know, deep down, that if it’s a choice between a 1.5% cut to USC or a 2% cut, most people will vote for the latter no matter what the additional cash could do for people in wheelchairs camped outside government buildings, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Friday 18 September, 2015

Trump says ‘We’re going to be looking at that’, when questioned about ‘getting rid’ of Muslims

The Republican Presidential candidate also failed to correct the questioner who said Obama was Muslim.

# politics - Thursday 17 September, 2015

‘I’m Irish, I live in London and I’ve joined Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn’

An apathetic and marginalised electorate have been woken up by the new Labour leader, this shouldn’t be ignored writes Ruairí O’Grady.

# politics - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget

Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.

Women in politics are judged on their favourite designers, not political beliefs

Since the foundation of the State in 1918, our Dáil has never been less than 84% male, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# politics - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Peter Robinson has resigned as First Minister of Northern Ireland

Just one DUP minister will remain in the Executive.

# politics - Monday 7 September, 2015

Women will always be judged on appearance, I was told I ‘let the side down’ by wearing pink

‘By reducing a woman’s worth down to her appearance, we slyly diminish her role and her value as a contributor to society’, writes Kate O’Connell.

# politics - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Britain looks like it could be headed out of the EU

According to a new poll, anyway.

# politics - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# politics - Friday 28 August, 2015

What were we expecting? For all IRA members to lay down their rifles and work a 9 to 5?

The political establishment hopes connecting Sinn Fein with IRA criminality will help spoil Gerry Adams and Co’s chances in the upcoming election, but they should be careful what they wish for, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

‘Disappeared’ District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression

Her associates had said she was just on “summer break”.

# politics - Friday 21 August, 2015

Who is Deez Nuts and why is he polling so well in the United States?

It started off as a practical joke, but has since snowballed.

# politics - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

From The42 ‘There was an active canvass then to remove John Evans’ – Ex Roscommon boss hits out Case For Defence

‘There was an active canvass then to remove John Evans’ – Ex Roscommon boss hits out

John Evans shines a light on the circumstances surrounding his departure.

Getting women on the ticket is great, but having them win seats is what matters most

There are more women registered to run in the next election than in the entirety of the 2011 campaign, but winning seats is the barometer for success writes Suzanne Collins.

# politics - Friday 14 August, 2015

The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls…

The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.