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# finian-mcgrath - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans ProtestOnTheProm This post contains images

Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans

Thousands of people joined in a public protest today against Dublin City Council plans to build an 8-foot-high wall along the 3km Clontarf Promenade next year.

# finian-mcgrath - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# finian-mcgrath - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Kerry TDs, Flanagan and McGrath back McGuinness but who’s supporting Norris?

Sinn Féin’s candidate has the numbers to be on the ballot paper but David Norris faces a battle to secure enough support. We crunch the numbers on who is backing who.

# finian-mcgrath - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators

The meeting of the technical group is the clearest hint yet that David Norris hasn’t ruled out re-entering the presidential race.

# finian-mcgrath - Monday 5 September, 2011

McGrath talking to possible Áras candidates as SF considers entering race

The independents in the Dáil will meet to discuss the presidential race on Friday as Sinn Féin expects to make a decision in the coming weeks.

# finian-mcgrath - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Halligan: Independents haven't found alternative Áras candidate to back

The independent TD for Waterford has said that no candidate has so far come to mind as independents appear increasingly unlikely to lobby for another name to enter the presidential race.

# finian-mcgrath - Sunday 21 August, 2011

O'Sullivan leaves door open for late Áras candidates

Maureen O’Sullivan says she’ll be supporting Michael D Higgins – but will offer to nominate an independent candidate.

# finian-mcgrath - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

As three TDs withdraw their backing who's supporting Norris now?

David Norris is expected to break his silence today.

# finian-mcgrath - Monday 1 August, 2011

Three TDs withdraw support as Norris campaign hangs in balance Race For The Áras

Three TDs withdraw support as Norris campaign hangs in balance

Three of the 15 Oireachtas members who were willing to nominate David Norris for the presidency have withdrawn their offer.

# finian-mcgrath - Thursday 21 July, 2011

David Norris has 13 Oireachtas signatures for presidential nomination

The independent senator has the support of independent representatives from both houses of the Oireachtas. He needs seven more.

# finian-mcgrath - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Thousands expected at protest against Special Needs cutbacks

The government says 200 positions have to be cut, but independent TDs say positions should be safeguarded.

# finian-mcgrath - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Independents demand that Ross be appointed chair of Dáil accounts committee Committees This post contains a poll

Independents demand that Ross be appointed chair of Dáil accounts committee

The Oireachtas’s most high profile committee is usually chaired by the largest opposition party – but the technical group says Shane Ross is the best man for it.

# finian-mcgrath - Thursday 3 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

# finian-mcgrath - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011

In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# finian-mcgrath - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Sinn Féin to table No Confidence motion in Cowen

The party will try to oust Brian Cowen as Taoiseach as soon as it can – but it will need the help of Fine Gael.

# finian-mcgrath - Friday 10 December, 2010

Sinn Féin and Independents form Dáil group

The alliance will allow the group to take part in leaders questions and force a vote on a motion of no confidence in the government.