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# coalition - Friday 6 February, 2015

IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike

US officials have declined to comment on the reports.

The Government has a big secret plan to lure Irish emigrants home

Any incentives are expected to target middle-income earners

# coalition - Saturday 24 January, 2015

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# coalition - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so... The Next Government This post contains videos

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so...

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with this week.

# coalition - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

'I find it a bit disloyal': A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney

A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.

# coalition - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything... it's that deals can always be made

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

# coalition - Monday 5 January, 2015

Enda and Joan will 'promise to do just about anything' to improve their poll ratings

After lending the political limelight to Lucinda, the Government’s hoping to dominate the political news agenda this week…

Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election? Mulling It Over This post contains videos

Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election?

The Taoiseach has praised the work of some independent deputies.

# coalition - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# coalition - Monday 8 December, 2014

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are both ruling out coalition with each other

“The report today is two parts fiction from the media and one part wishful thinking by Fianna Fáil,” said one TD.

# coalition - Friday 21 November, 2014

The cost of ministerial transport since 2011? ... €14 million

The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.

# coalition - Monday 20 October, 2014

Richard Bruton says the government doesn't control Irish Water's bonus structure

Meanwhile, the company’s insisting that bonuses of up to 19 per cent of an employee’s pay are only given “in exceptional cases”.

# coalition - Sunday 12 October, 2014

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...

We all partied… right?

# coalition - Saturday 4 October, 2014

A lot of people in the Labour Party are feeling the 'The Burton Bounce' right now

Analysis: Labour is in good spirits right now and that’s because of Joan Burton.

# coalition - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'

Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.

# coalition - Saturday 27 September, 2014

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

# coalition - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: What are our coalition options after the next election?

Coalitions are the price of proportional systems such as ours: voters should have truthful information about potential alliances in order to make informed decisions.

# coalition - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Micheál Martin: "I'm preparing to be the next Taoiseach"

The Fianna Fáil leader has also firmly ruled out going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# coalition - Friday 22 August, 2014

How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people

Reynolds’ government presided over the fist steps towards ending discrimination against the gay and lesbian community.

# coalition - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

# coalition - Friday 8 August, 2014

This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad

Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”

# coalition - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle

Analysis: It’s no country for old men or young women but there’s a big promotion for one young man.

# coalition - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Why is it taking longer than expected to announce the Cabinet reshuffle?

Analysis: Sources on all sides of the talks between Enda Kenny and Joan Burton insist there is nothing untoward about the delay.

# coalition - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Just the two of us: Enda Kenny and Joan Burton are back in talks tonight... alone

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are holding further discussions ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow.

Howlin: 'I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn't' Reshuffle This post contains videos

Howlin: 'I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn't'

The Public Spending Minister is in the dark about the looming Cabinet reshuffle.

# coalition - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Sinn Féin? It'll be up to the members, says Ó Cuív

The parties’ recent success at the local elections has created more talk of a possible future coalition in the Dáil.

# coalition - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Poll: When should the next general election be held? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: When should the next general election be held?

Should the coalition go until 2016?

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government

Campaign for Labour Policies believe the Labour party should withdraw from coalition if Fine Gael doesn’t give them ‘everything they want’.

# coalition - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way

The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.

# coalition - Monday 26 May, 2014

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014

The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.

The post-mortem: Kenny and Gilmore will discuss the fallout from Election 2014 today

With Labour’s “shellacking” at the polls this weekend a wider Cabinet reshuffle is now expected.

# coalition - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions

As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.

# coalition - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp

This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…

# coalition - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Labour to push for "renewal" of coalition purpose

Eamon Gilmore said that now was a time of renewal.

# coalition - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.