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Sunday 10 April, 2016

'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person'
# Consent
# Consent

'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person'

Apr 10th 2016, 8:30 PM 46,498 Views 85 Comments

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop talks about her life, her work, consent and why she’s running for the Seanad.

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'
# Way Up North
# Way Up North

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'

Apr 10th 2016, 8:15 AM 23,665 Views 111 Comments

Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle talks to us about his native county’s uniqueness and why he left Sinn Féin.

Thursday 7 April, 2016

Over before it even started: Enda and Micheál's brief meeting ends with no plans for government
# Minority Report
# Minority Report

Over before it even started: Enda and Micheál's brief meeting ends with no plans for government

Apr 7th 2016, 10:50 PM 38,118 Views 216 Comments

Fianna Fáil is prepared to support a Fine Gael minority government, Micheál Martin said.

No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael
# No Nay Never
# No Nay Never

No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael

Apr 7th 2016, 3:35 PM 37,472 Views 179 Comments

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has endorsed Enda Kenny’s decision to offer the old enemy a partnership government.

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Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election
# Donegal Says No
# Donegal Says No

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election

Apr 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 20,059 Views 28 Comments

Thomas Pringle told us why he hasn’t entertained talks with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens
# Likeminded
# Likeminded

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Apr 6th 2016, 6:13 PM 19,249 Views 88 Comments

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result

Apr 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 16,006 Views 92 Comments

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

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

This is how Fine Gael would govern with independent TDs - but what about Fianna Fáil?
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

This is how Fine Gael would govern with independent TDs - but what about Fianna Fáil?

Apr 5th 2016, 8:03 PM 20,275 Views 53 Comments

A 123-page draft document for a partnership government has been given to independent TDs this evening.

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges
# Muddy Waters
# Muddy Waters

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges

Apr 5th 2016, 7:57 PM 13,905 Views 49 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are split on the future of Irish Water and water charges. So how will a compromise be reached?

Monday 4 April, 2016

An overwhelming number of people don't support the striking Luas workers
# Little Sympathy
# Little Sympathy

An overwhelming number of people don't support the striking Luas workers

Apr 4th 2016, 11:30 PM 33,167 Views 93 Comments

A new poll finds strong opposition to the industrial action by Luas workers over pay.

Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar
# Election 2016.2
# Election 2016.2

Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar

Apr 4th 2016, 10:44 AM 46,488 Views 72 Comments

The Health Minister has been accused of undermining Fine Gael’s ongoing government talks with independents.

Sunday 3 April, 2016

'Don't be afraid to be yourself': Fine Gael's secret social media strategy for TDs
# The Social Meeja
# The Social Meeja

'Don't be afraid to be yourself': Fine Gael's secret social media strategy for TDs

Apr 3rd 2016, 8:45 AM 14,918 Views 41 Comments

The party has produced a best practice guide to social media.

Saturday 2 April, 2016

Sinn Féin councillor who went missing 'needs a bit of space and time'
# Cork
# Cork

Sinn Féin councillor who went missing 'needs a bit of space and time'

Apr 2nd 2016, 9:00 AM 31,387 Views 0 Comments

Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Cunningham had been missing for a fortnight.

Friday 1 April, 2016

Enda and Micheál need to stop "pussyfooting" and talk properly - Fitzmaurice
# Get It Together
# Get It Together

Enda and Micheál need to stop "pussyfooting" and talk properly - Fitzmaurice

Apr 1st 2016, 10:50 PM 26,494 Views 170 Comments

Meanwhile, TDs have been told a fresh election would cost some €40 million.

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row
# Text-gate
# Text-gate

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row

Apr 1st 2016, 11:01 AM 18,711 Views 71 Comments

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

Thursday 31 March, 2016

After 33 days, is there any sign of a new government?
# Analysis
# Analysis

After 33 days, is there any sign of a new government?

Mar 31st 2016, 11:00 PM 18,546 Views 88 Comments

Analysis: Despite today’s phone call, the ‘elephant in the room’ continues to loom large.

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader
# After Joan
# After Joan

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Mar 31st 2016, 5:26 PM 26,154 Views 77 Comments

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

Enda and Micheál finally speak on the phone - but there's confusion over who said what
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

Enda and Micheál finally speak on the phone - but there's confusion over who said what

Mar 31st 2016, 4:15 PM 23,193 Views 115 Comments

Micheál Martin phoned Enda Kenny before lunchtime today – but what was said is the subject of some dispute.

Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Mar 30th 2016, 10:55 PM 69,202 Views 162 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed
# Calls To Step Aside
# Calls To Step Aside

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Mar 30th 2016, 9:10 PM 23,280 Views 110 Comments

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure
# Muddy Waters
# Muddy Waters

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure

Mar 29th 2016, 11:02 PM 38,470 Views 165 Comments

Irish Water says that under EU law Ireland must charge for water services.

Spin doctor John Drennan quits Renua after election failure
# Gonezo
# Gonezo

Spin doctor John Drennan quits Renua after election failure

Mar 29th 2016, 12:14 PM 29,414 Views 59 Comments

The former Sunday Independent journalist has confirmed he is no longer with the party.

Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland
# The Other House
# The Other House

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

Mar 28th 2016, 9:30 PM 38,817 Views 48 Comments

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

Sunday 27 March, 2016

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed
# Drugs
# Drugs

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

Mar 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 32,509 Views 52 Comments

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Saturday 26 March, 2016

After its worst election ever, Labour's going to try and find out what went wrong
# The Post Mortem
# The Post Mortem

After its worst election ever, Labour's going to try and find out what went wrong

Mar 26th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,277 Views 150 Comments

The party is holding an election post-mortem in Dublin next week.

Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room'
# Minority Report
# Minority Report

Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room'

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 22,879 Views 57 Comments

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil

Mar 23rd 2016, 2:43 PM 12,653 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael is pursuing a minority government with independents and smaller parties.

Tuesday 22 March, 2016

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour
# The Post Mortem
# The Post Mortem

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:30 PM 27,827 Views 72 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained why the seeds of Labour’s demise were sown in 2011 in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

Mar 22nd 2016, 6:45 PM 27,578 Views 146 Comments

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

Mary Lou says she was subjected to 'very invasive' security searches in the US
# Hassled
# Hassled

Mary Lou says she was subjected to 'very invasive' security searches in the US

Mar 22nd 2016, 10:57 AM 30,478 Views 169 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader intends to meet with the US ambassador to Ireland about the matter.

Strange days in Leinster House as the wait goes on and on and on
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Strange days in Leinster House as the wait goes on and on and on

Mar 22nd 2016, 9:00 AM 13,547 Views 36 Comments

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

'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil'
# Next Best Thing
# Next Best Thing

'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil'

Mar 22nd 2016, 6:06 AM 21,449 Views 79 Comments

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

Monday 21 March, 2016

'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo

Mar 21st 2016, 10:26 AM 33,877 Views 50 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.

Sunday 20 March, 2016

QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?

Mar 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 26,021 Views 22 Comments

Three weeks on, how much do you remember about the election for the 32nd Dáil?

Saturday 19 March, 2016

Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil - but lots of them just don't want to talk about it
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil - but lots of them just don't want to talk about it

Mar 19th 2016, 3:30 PM 16,963 Views 53 Comments

A survey carried out by TheJournal.ie this week found many Fine Gael TDs reluctant to discuss the formation of the next government.

Friday 18 March, 2016

TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute
# Back To The Future
# Back To The Future

TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute

Mar 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 21,746 Views 28 Comments

Martin Heydon’s tribute to Back to the Future has fallen foul of a copyright issues.

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
# Next Best Thing
# Next Best Thing

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Mar 18th 2016, 6:08 PM 24,395 Views 95 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event
# Not Tonight Mate
# Not Tonight Mate

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event

Mar 16th 2016, 10:21 PM 88,114 Views 307 Comments

The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics
# Fidelma Healy-Eames
# Fidelma Healy-Eames

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics

Mar 16th 2016, 6:17 PM 30,532 Views 98 Comments

Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.

Sliced bread, crisps, and cufflinks: The gifts that Enda gave the Obamas
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Sliced bread, crisps, and cufflinks: The gifts that Enda gave the Obamas

Mar 16th 2016, 1:41 PM 25,743 Views 56 Comments

A special Bord Bia hamper, a book on 1916 and, of course, the bowl of shamrock were among the gifts presented at the White House yesterday.

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