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#Politics

# politics - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Enda could be shaking hands and kissing babies, but instead we’re all talking about Siteserv again

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

# politics - Monday 9 November, 2015

# politics - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Irish Water say they’ve no plans to re-brand despite reports

The plan involves the retirement of CEO John Tierney.

# politics - Friday 6 November, 2015

‘What you’d expect from the Tea Party’: Leo’s radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

Gerry Adams: Our opponents fear us

The Sinn Féin president insisted his party would not desist in opposing the actions of criminals.

Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet could teach Ireland a thing or two

The new Canadian Prime Minister’s decision has seen him roundly applauded – but he’s not without his detractors.

# politics - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Here’s what’s on the menu for Sinn Féin’s €500-a-plate NY fundraiser

Cocktails, salad, steak and a type of Spanish cheese are all on the menu in Manhattan tonight.

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today

The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.

A lot of women are tweeting Enda about their periods – and he’s cool with it

“People send tweets to the Taoiseach all the time on all sorts of issues and are entitled to do so.”

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

All eyes on Leo as yet another awful story emerges from an Irish hospital

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

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders “with both hands tied”, TD claims

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

Galway city is so short on cash that it’s not possible to be buried on a Sunday

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.

Why is Canada getting a gender-balanced cabinet? “Because it’s 2015″

The country’s new Prime Minister has promised big changes.

From The Daily Edge Hillary Clinton’s unfortunate retweet revealed a little too much about her campaign Pizza And Anal

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

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

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…