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#John Gormley

# john-gormley - Monday 14 February, 2011

Valentine's Day Massacre and other assorted debate clichés...

The outcome of tonight’s leaders’ debate isn’t certain – but the likelihood of commentators employing a few lovelorn idioms in the aftermath is odds-on…

# john-gormley - Saturday 12 February, 2011

Canvassing continues as Sinn Féin launches jobs strategy

Education spokespersons from Labour, the Green Party and Fine Gael are holding a debate on education this afternoon.

# john-gormley - Friday 11 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

Michaéal Martin says no to Golden Handshakes; Leo Vardakar ruffles some feathers; and John Gormley just wants the simple things in life – like rewriting the Constitution.

Election campaigns resume after pausing for tragedy

Labour and the Greens launch their full manifestoes as Fianna Fáil talks health policy and Fine Gael small business.

# john-gormley - Thursday 10 February, 2011

FF and FG to launch duelling fiscal policies

The Dáil’s two largest parties will both launch their fiscal plans at 11am, with 15 days to go until voting day.

# john-gormley - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

Newstalk and YouTube unveil Ireland's first 'Digital Debate'

The broadcaster and video streaming site will take questions from visitors, then record clips of the politicians answering them.

# john-gormley - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Parties to discuss public services ahead of TV3 debate

The day’s main events focus on the health sector, the economy and public services, before tonight’s TV3 showpiece.

# john-gormley - Monday 7 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Monday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail: The manifestos of the three biggest political parties are unveiled, Dylan Haskins is caught between a rock and a hard place, and Éamon Ó Cuiv is all tuckered out.

Take 5: Monday

John Gormley says he will keep Enda’s seat warm; a consumers’ watchdog considers taking a prosecution against the Irish Mail on Sunday; and 6,000 people are evacuated in Paris following the discovery of an unexploded WW2 bomb.

Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns

This morning, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour dusted down the soapboxes as they give green light to first day of electioneering.

Gormley offers to fill Kenny's shoes on TV3 leaders' debate

The Greens’ leader says he wants to be “helpful” – but he too thinks a five-way debate is the best option.

# john-gormley - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail.

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans

Is FG changing its policies every day? Does Labour want to hand power to the EU? Is FF’s plan vague with “woolly targets”?

# john-gormley - Saturday 29 January, 2011

Fine Gael maintains lead as Martin polls well

Opinion polls in two of tomorrow’s newspapers show Fine Gael with a healthy lead – but Micheál Martin’s the most popular leader.

# john-gormley - Friday 28 January, 2011

Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...

…But he agrees to participate in five-leader debate on Sky news.

# john-gormley - Monday 24 January, 2011

No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say

Guess what the world’s press makes of Ireland’s latest political woes? No prizes for guessing: they don’t think it’s good.

# john-gormley - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Green Party to withdraw from coalition GE11

Green Party to withdraw from coalition

The Greens withdraw from government – but will continue to support the Finance Bill from the Dáil’s opposition benches.

# john-gormley - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Poolbeg operator says levies bill breaches EU directive

Covanta, the company building the incinerator at Poolbeg, says John Gormley’s levies bill risks substantial EU fines.

# john-gormley - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Buoyant Brian hears Greens call to have election by end of March

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach spends the morning putting off “stupid suggestions” – and Mary Hanafin splits hairs.

Cowen and Gormley to discuss date of general election

The taoiseach and Green Party leader will meet today to discuss a date for the forthcoming general election.

# john-gormley - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Green insist: We're staying to finish the Budget

John Gormley confirms that the Greens will remain in government to ensure that the Finance Bill is passed before they go.

# john-gormley - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Have the Greens started campaigning already?

National ad mentioning John Gormley’s proposal for Wicklow Mountains could be seen as early campaign effort for next general election.

# john-gormley - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Presenting TheJournal.ie's exclusive Budget Bingo Budget11

Presenting TheJournal.ie's exclusive Budget Bingo

It’s going to be a grim afternoon – so we’re helping you through it by turning it into a fun game for all the family.

# john-gormley - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Poll: Do you feel sorry for our politicians? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel sorry for our politicians?

John Gormley has said being in government is like being in an “asylum”, while Dermot Ahern spoke about the difficulty for his family putting up with protests outside their home. Do you feel any sympathy for our elected leaders?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: no sign of a thaw in icy conditions, John Gormley compares being a government minister to being “in asylum” and Fruitbatgate lecturer claims he was not given a fair hearing.

# john-gormley - Friday 26 November, 2010

Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage

Mary Coughlan says the €1/hr cut to the minimum wage was the government’s own choice – contradicting John Gormley.

# john-gormley - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts Four Year Plan

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts

The four year plan is here – and it’s not going to be pretty. Social welfare will be savaged, with big income tax hikes.

# john-gormley - Monday 22 November, 2010

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Greens call for a general election to be held in January

The junior coalition party calls for a general election in the new year.

Green Party's government statement in full Green Party

Green Party's government statement in full

The full text of John Gormley’s statement in which he says the Greens will pull out of government in January.

# john-gormley - Saturday 20 November, 2010

Bailout: €50bn for banks, and €50bn more for state

Insiders tell the foreign press that the bailout being considered for the banks is €50bn, with more for the state if needed.

# john-gormley - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Dáil leaders meet to try to find consensus over budget plan

Common ground on approaches to combating crisis in public finances will help Ireland’s image with investors, says Cowen.

# john-gormley - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Is John Gormley's plan crashing and burning?

The only consensus from the opposition appears to be agreement that the Green Party leader’s initiative isn’t going to work.

# john-gormley - Monday 11 October, 2010

All-party financial talks remain up in the air

The Greens are confident, the Taoiseach is on board, but the opposition say nobody’s asked them.

# john-gormley - Friday 8 October, 2010

Taoiseach writes off chances of ‘national’ government

‘Political consensus’ would be welcome on financial issues – but national government would create ‘uncertainty’.

# john-gormley - Sunday 5 September, 2010

€200m bill for Dublin City Council if it pulls the Poolbeg plug

The city council tells John Gormley that whoever triggers the contract’s break clause will be hit heavily.