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Yesterday’s News


Monday 1 February, 2016

Everyone hopes Enda will reveal all tomorrow

We mean the date of the election of course.

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

Sunday 31 January, 2016

Why can't this guy just get angry and sort out the Luas strike?

Paschal Donohoe has been criticised for his hands-off approach to the various public transport disputes.

Saturday 30 January, 2016

7 things we learned at the Labour conference

At its last big gathering before the election, Labour was doing an awful lot of standing up in Mullingar today.

With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters

The Tánaiste said “hard-earned progress” could be “squandered” by voting for other parties.

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail

Anne Ferris said she could wallpaper a room in her house with the abuse she has received.

Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats

Ministers are in confident mood as the party’s one-day conference gets underway in Mullingar.

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards

James Heffernan’s claims come in the wake of the controversy over David Begg’s appointment as chair of the Pensions Authority.

Friday 29 January, 2016

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Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same

The leaders of Renua and the Social Democrats debated the issues and, surprisingly, found quite a bit of common ground.

Thursday 28 January, 2016

Alan Kelly was canvassing last night while the Dáil debated homelessness

The Labour deputy leader, who has described the issue as his number one priority, was seeking votes in Roscrea.

Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Lowry hits out at 'erroneous claims' of bribery and perjury

The independent TD has criticised a High Court ruling against him today.

A bullish Alan Kelly reckons Labour will win a lot more than 15 seats

Big talk from Labour’s deputy leader this morning.

Tuesday 26 January, 2016

For perhaps the last time, Peter Mathews was sent packing from the Dáil today

The independent TD was given his marching orders from the Dáil yet again today.

Who is Michael Lowry and what's everyone's problem with him?

The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?

It's now very likely the election will finally be called early next week

The waiting will soon be over.

TD claims use of pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for campaign launch wasn't deliberate

John Halligan said if he made a mistake he will repay the money.

Monday 25 January, 2016

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'I'm most certainly not a Tory myself'

Paschal Donohoe dropped by today to discuss Labour’s latest attack on Fine Gael and other matters.

Fine Gael councillor's posters defaced with swastikas

Colm Brophy woke up on Sunday to find around two-dozen of his posters spray painted with the Nazi symbol.

This radical left alternative has no leader and different views on Sinn Féin

The Anti-Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit alliance launched a common principles document today.

Sunday 24 January, 2016

These are the 10 most important constituencies in the general election

Analysis: We’ve picked out the bellwether constituencies that will tell us a lot about the outcome of Election 2016.

Saturday 23 January, 2016

Revealed: The Fine Gael guide to canvassing and how to lash the other parties

The party has produced a 15-page guide for canvassers ahead of the general election campaign.

Has Enda been better than Bertie and Brian Cowen? We have the answer...

A new poll has found that over half of people in Ireland believe the current Taoiseach has been better than his two predecessors.

Friday 22 January, 2016

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

Fine Gael is charging charities for pretty much everything at its Ard Fheis

The party insists it makes no profit for providing exhibition space and stands for organisations at its gathering in Citywest.

Thursday 21 January, 2016

Enda had a torturous conversation about the election date in Davos

The Taoiseach also recorded a slightly awkward Facebook video with Sheryl Sandberg.

Olivia Mitchell in tears after emotional farewell to the Dáil

The Fine Gael TD is retiring at the next election.

Wednesday 20 January, 2016

A lot of people think Mary Lou would be better than Gerry Adams

A new poll finds support for McDonald to replace the long-serving Sinn Féin leader.

Mary Hanafin slammed by Brian Cowen's wife in deleted Facebook post

Mary Molloy Cowen made the remarks in a post which has since been deleted.

Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Why the John Delaney controversy is another (avoidable) fiasco for Labour

Analysis: Labour should be keeping its head down. Instead the party’s most senior figures are committing own goals.

Alan Kelly is fine with John Delaney telling Tipperary people to vote for him

The Environment Minister’s trip around Tipperary with the FAI boss has sparked a political controversy.

Monday 18 January, 2016

The untold story of this infamous election poster

Clifford T Reid ran as an independent in the 2004 European elections with a slogan that caught the eye.

Gerry Adams will speak to the nation on the eve of the Rising centenary

The Sinn Féin leader will deliver a keynote speech on live TV at the conclusion of the party’s Ard Fheis.

Sunday 17 January, 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

Saturday 16 January, 2016

There's bad news for Fine Gael and Labour in the latest polls

With the election looming, the government parties have taken a hit in two separate polls out this evening.

Eamon Ryan lashes RTÉ and says Ireland needs the Greens like never before

The Green Party leader has been rallying members in Dublin today.

Uno duce, una voce: The story behind THAT infamous PJ Mara remark

The late Fianna Fáil advisor came to public prominence in 1985 after an infamous comment about Charlie Haughey… and accompanying goose step.

Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

Thursday 14 January, 2016

Just weeks out from the election, a Fine Gael TD has resigned from the Dáil

Brian Walsh had already decided not to contest the election following medical advice.

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.