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#Irish Politics

# irish-politics - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot

Updated Thu 11:00 AM 20,500 Views 50 Comments

Jason O’Mahony pays tribute to founder of the PDs and former senior minister, Des O’Malley, who died yesterday.

# irish-politics - Friday 9 July, 2021

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 11:52 AM 19,018 Views 87 Comments

Caitriona Gleeson of Women for Election says Ireland’s record of women entering politics is a matter of concern but this by-election is a step forward.

# irish-politics - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
# By-election
# By-election

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 39,699 Views 46 Comments

Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.

# irish-politics - Monday 14 June, 2021

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online

Jun 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,144 Views 12 Comments

Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.

# irish-politics - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'

May 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,243 Views 23 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at a return to Irish politics as we knew it this week, with housing again front and centre.

# irish-politics - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
# Lobby Power
# Lobby Power

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,792 Views 9 Comments

If a public official is lobbied while abroad there is no regulation to oversee this, writes policy expert.

# irish-politics - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 10,009 Views 14 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

# irish-politics - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...
# Leopold Kerney
# Leopold Kerney

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Jul 4th 2020, 4:00 PM 29,061 Views 19 Comments

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

# irish-politics - Friday 10 April, 2020

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland

Apr 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 44,393 Views 103 Comments

Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.

# irish-politics - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
# Winners And Losers
# Winners And Losers

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,341 Views 61 Comments

Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?

# irish-politics - Friday 30 December, 2016

These are the Winners and Losers from a very unusual Irish political year
# So 2016
# So 2016

These are the Winners and Losers from a very unusual Irish political year

Dec 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 14,131 Views 23 Comments

Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?

# irish-politics - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House
# State Art
# State Art

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

Dec 26th 2016, 1:00 PM 10,188 Views 11 Comments

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# irish-politics - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

12 times Irish politicians attempted to get down with the kids
# The Youngsters
From The Daily Edge
# The Youngsters

12 times Irish politicians attempted to get down with the kids

Nov 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM 7,174 Views 2 Comments

How do you do, fellow young voters?

# irish-politics - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

May 21st 2016, 2:02 PM 17,843 Views 80 Comments

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

# irish-politics - Monday 1 February, 2016

6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland
# Sponsored By Newstalk
# Sponsored By Newstalk

6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland

Feb 1st 2016, 6:14 PM 19,024 Views 46 Comments

Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.

# irish-politics - Monday 20 July, 2015

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe
# Lapgate
From The Daily Edge
# Lapgate

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe

Jul 20th 2015, 3:49 PM 8,121 Views 2 Comments

“Rein her in there”.

# irish-politics - Sunday 17 May, 2015

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
# Part 1
# Part 1

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you

May 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 116,997 Views 104 Comments

Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

# irish-politics - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical
# A Full And Frank Exchange
# A Full And Frank Exchange

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Mar 8th 2015, 6:30 PM 23,606 Views 9 Comments

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

# irish-politics - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics
# Transatlantic
# Transatlantic

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 50 Views 13 Comments

It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.

# irish-politics - Monday 12 May, 2014

Classy election poster in Limerick sums up Irish politics to perfection
# Ah Shhtop
From The Daily Edge
# Ah Shhtop

Classy election poster in Limerick sums up Irish politics to perfection

May 12th 2014, 1:45 PM 4,281 Views 0 Comments

The party of “Fianna Something Or Other”.

# irish-politics - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis
# Column
# Column

Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis

May 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 39 Views 115 Comments

David McCann says now is the time for action from Dublin and London who should intervene and assist political leaders in Northern Ireland.

# irish-politics - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
# Retrospective
# Retrospective

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

Feb 25th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,696 Views 44 Comments

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

# irish-politics - Saturday 4 January, 2014

18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014
# Dail Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Dail Fail

18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014

Jan 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 33,089 Views 36 Comments

If you like your politics with a side of humour, that is.

# irish-politics - Monday 4 November, 2013

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011
# Swing-o-meter
# Swing-o-meter

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

Nov 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 17,526 Views 47 Comments

Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.

# irish-politics - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party?

Sep 14th 2013, 9:48 AM 5,867 Views 96 Comments

What do you think? Should the Fine Gael rebels set up a new political party?

# irish-politics - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Column: Today's officials should look to TK Whitaker’s approach as they consider economic problems
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Today's officials should look to TK Whitaker’s approach as they consider economic problems

Sep 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 56 Views 21 Comments

TK Whitaker’s approach to public service shows that ‘thinking outside the box’ can be invaluable in solving political, social and economic issues – he remains one of the most remarkable figures of Irish public life, writes David McCann.

# irish-politics - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'
# 2013 Lockout
# 2013 Lockout

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'

Aug 27th 2013, 9:29 PM 14,037 Views 128 Comments

A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.

# irish-politics - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands

Jul 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 113 Views 39 Comments

Two Fine Gael TDs were in the spotlight this week but for completely different reasons, writes Gary Murphy, who says we need to decide what type of politics we want.

# irish-politics - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes
# Austerity Measure
# Austerity Measure

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

Jun 27th 2013, 10:28 AM 9,192 Views 41 Comments

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# irish-politics - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Jun 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 417 Views 35 Comments

Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna

# irish-politics - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?

Mar 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 61 Views 51 Comments

After a string of tribunals, political scandals and economic catastrophes, reports of Fianna Fail’s death were greatly exaggerated – but why? asks Maura Adshead.

# irish-politics - Monday 25 February, 2013

Column: Political parties rarely become extinct - which is why Fianna Fáil is back in business
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Political parties rarely become extinct - which is why Fianna Fáil is back in business

Feb 25th 2013, 7:00 PM 60 Views 104 Comments

Voters tend to place more emphasis on current events than previous ones, so it’s no surprise Fianna Fáil has returned, writes Theresa Reidy.

# irish-politics - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?

Feb 3rd 2013, 7:30 PM 848 Views 54 Comments

In comparison to the US, first spouses and first families are well outside the political fray here in Ireland – but why so, asks Larry Donnelly.

# irish-politics - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again

Jan 13th 2013, 8:15 AM 54 Views 131 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s poll bounce isn’t a definitive comeback – but we shouldn’t write them off, writes Gary Murphy.

# irish-politics - Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?

Dec 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 308 Views 63 Comments

Gary Murphy looks at Ireland’s history of ‘stroke politics’ and asks: should we simply accept that this is the way things will always work?

# irish-politics - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Column: Sharing power is bad for the health of junior coalition partners
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sharing power is bad for the health of junior coalition partners

Dec 2nd 2012, 8:15 AM 129 Views 24 Comments

Sharing government can be like a bad marriage, writes Rory Costello – and it certainly looks that way for Labour.

# irish-politics - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right

Nov 29th 2012, 7:30 PM 189 Views 46 Comments

Ireland’s rigid party whip system erodes true democracy – and this is never so evident as on the issue of abortion, writes Larry Donnelly.

# irish-politics - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Column: Why hasn’t a far-right party like Golden Dawn emerged in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why hasn’t a far-right party like Golden Dawn emerged in Ireland?

Nov 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,219 Views 126 Comments

High unemployment and political disillusionment are often a breeding ground for the far right, writes Rory Costello. So why hasn’t one emerged?

# irish-politics - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

Nov 8th 2012, 1:30 PM 19 Views 33 Comments

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

# irish-politics - Sunday 7 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Die Hard
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Die Hard

Oct 7th 2012, 8:00 PM 14,321 Views 8 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

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