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Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy
# High Table Election Debates
# High Table Election Debates

Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy

Feb 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 20,260 Views 40 Comments

In our fourth High Table Election Debate, the Social Democrats go up against Labour.

7 things we learned at the Labour conference
# The Last Hurrah
# The Last Hurrah

7 things we learned at the Labour conference

Jan 30th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,170 Views 110 Comments

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

Gerry Adams is hopeful he'll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary
# 1916
# 1916

Gerry Adams is hopeful he'll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary

Jan 19th 2016, 2:12 PM 29,174 Views 300 Comments

Sinn Féin has launched its policy for older people, but not everyone is impressed.

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?

Jul 17th 2015, 9:00 PM 152 Views 158 Comments

There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments
# Social Welfare Fraud
# Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

May 28th 2015, 1:19 PM 22,139 Views 84 Comments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

Sinn Féin says the money it got from Martin Sheen and others 'is not a secret'
# Friends Of Sinn Féin
# Friends Of Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin says the money it got from Martin Sheen and others 'is not a secret'

Mar 5th 2015, 5:17 PM 18,292 Views 161 Comments

The Irish Times has disclosed some $12 million in donations to its US fundraising arm over the last two decades

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn't actually missing?
# Unaccounted For
# Unaccounted For

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn't actually missing?

Feb 26th 2015, 3:44 PM 10,725 Views 21 Comments

A top OPW official explained the curious case of the missing artwork in Leinster House.

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Dec 15th 2014, 10:20 PM 18,558 Views 125 Comments

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

Labour admits: We have 'substantive differences' with Fine Gael over water charges
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Labour admits: We have 'substantive differences' with Fine Gael over water charges

Apr 16th 2014, 6:45 PM 11,135 Views 118 Comments

Work to be done…

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'
# Not All Ferrero Rocher
# Not All Ferrero Rocher

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'

Mar 7th 2014, 6:00 AM 21,462 Views 51 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has also heard details of how over €21 million in allowances is distributed among over 300 Irish officials serving abroad.

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly

Jan 24th 2014, 1:46 PM 6,531 Views 62 Comments

Even if the Public Accounts Committee is able to hear from the whistleblowers it is not clear whether this will happen in public or private session.

Labour TD: Sinn Féin's Budget proposals based on uncosted, fairytale economics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Labour TD: Sinn Féin's Budget proposals based on uncosted, fairytale economics

Oct 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 63 Views 102 Comments

Any analysis of what is contained in Sinn Féin’s pre-Budget submission shows it to be the usual mix of simplistic solutions based on uncosted, fairytale economics, argues Labour TD Derek Nolan.

NAMA expects to hire up to 220 staff to deal with loans from IBRC's liquidation
# NAMA
# NAMA

NAMA expects to hire up to 220 staff to deal with loans from IBRC's liquidation

Sep 26th 2013, 12:53 PM 4,502 Views 20 Comments

CEO Brendan McDonagh told the Oireachtas public accounts committee that taking on loans from IBRC represents “a major challenge for NAMA”.

'A farce': TDs at odds over claims government sought to undermine McGuinness
# PAC
# PAC

'A farce': TDs at odds over claims government sought to undermine McGuinness

Jun 13th 2013, 2:10 PM 6,361 Views 44 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee met for over three hours to discuss matters arising out of the controversy surrounding its chairman John McGuinness today.

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,163 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

Students in pre-budget protest against fee increases and grant cuts
# Galway
# Galway

Students in pre-budget protest against fee increases and grant cuts

Nov 14th 2012, 5:47 PM 5,048 Views 26 Comments

Between 1,500 and 2,000 students protested in Galway today in the run up to next month’s budget.

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal
# Tensions
# Tensions

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

Oct 15th 2012, 9:45 PM 8,103 Views 67 Comments

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

Unfortunate Autocorrect of the Day
# Tweet Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Tweet Of The Day

Unfortunate Autocorrect of the Day

Sep 28th 2012, 12:04 PM 10,210 Views 26 Comments

No comment.

Cash for Gold shops should ask for proof of identity, says TD
# Regulation
# Regulation

Cash for Gold shops should ask for proof of identity, says TD

Jun 24th 2012, 4:25 PM 4,844 Views 26 Comments

A TD has suggested that Cash for Gold shops should be licensed, meaning that all gold is photographed and sent to the police before being accepted.

Galway TD dismayed by anti-war protests outside his parents' home
# Anti-War
# Anti-War

Galway TD dismayed by anti-war protests outside his parents' home

Jun 10th 2012, 4:47 PM 5,809 Views 46 Comments

Derek Nolan said he had informed the Galway Alliance Against War that he no longer resided at the Riverside Estate in Galway.

Concern growing over future of Galway Airport
# Airport
# Airport

Concern growing over future of Galway Airport

Feb 4th 2012, 7:52 PM 7,216 Views 65 Comments

Labour TD says that the AG and Dept of Finance are looking into a recent banking decision which could seriously impact on the airport’s ability to operate.

Nearly half of Irish millionaires paid under 30 per cent tax
# Millionaires
# Millionaires

Nearly half of Irish millionaires paid under 30 per cent tax

Jan 29th 2012, 1:21 PM 4,912 Views 38 Comments

The highest earners tend to pay tax at a rate well below the standard top band, new figures show.

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital
# Health
# Health

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Aug 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 915 Views 11 Comments

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

Bruton continues to come under fire from Labour over wage agreements
# Wage Row
# Wage Row

Bruton continues to come under fire from Labour over wage agreements

May 28th 2011, 12:35 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Labour TDs have continued to criticise proposed reforms to wage agreements by the Minister for Enterprise, reportedly with the support of the Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West
# GE11
# GE11

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West

Mar 2nd 2011, 8:14 AM 1,070 Views 0 Comments

The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
# GE11
# GE11

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

Mar 1st 2011, 7:58 AM 998 Views 0 Comments

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 4:33 PM 1,118 Views 0 Comments

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Why would a twentysomething run for the Dail?
# GE11
# GE11

Why would a twentysomething run for the Dail?

Feb 23rd 2011, 6:22 PM 3,696 Views 0 Comments

Young candidates in Election 2011 tell TheJournal.ie why they want to be part of the 31st Dáil.