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#John McNulty

# john-mcnulty - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

# john-mcnulty - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Everything you need to know about the strangest election in Irish politics

A Seanad by-election is a strange creature that’s not without controversy.

# john-mcnulty - Saturday 17 January, 2015

# john-mcnulty - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion

John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

# john-mcnulty - Monday 10 November, 2014

Frank Flannery was pretty astounded with the way Fine Gael handled McNulty-gate

The former Fine Gael strategist has had his say on McNulty-gate.

# john-mcnulty - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here is John McNulty's handwritten note accepting his controversial state board appointment

The former Fine Gael Seanad candidate’s nomination to the board of IMMA caused a huge political crisis recently.

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# john-mcnulty - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Fine Gael TD claims that €10k diamond ring story leaked to cause him harm

Séan Conlan has been responding to a story on the front of the Irish Independent today.

# john-mcnulty - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Opinion: The McNulty affair shows political reform has misplaced focus

Appointing party members to state boards is actually defensible in many ways, writes Eoin O’Malley.

# john-mcnulty - Friday 10 October, 2014

Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him

Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.

Enda avoids more McNulty embarrassment - but now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Analysis: The Seanad will continue to cause the Taoiseach and the coalition a headache in the coming months.

Ireland's newest senator: I won't be whipped by any party

Gerard Craughwell has been speaking to reporters this lunchtime.

# john-mcnulty - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Heather Humphreys faced new claims about 'McNulty-gate' in the Seanad tonight

New claims of a meeting between the Taoiseach and John McNulty in June have been dismissed this evening.

# john-mcnulty - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Humphreys keeping schtum on Fine Gael official who gave her John McNulty's CV

The Arts Minister was questioned on the issue in the Seanad this evening.

# john-mcnulty - Monday 6 October, 2014

John McNulty goes back to running his shop as Enda says he didn't vote for him

The reluctant candidate could yet win the Seanad by-election on Friday.

# john-mcnulty - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official

Minister of State for Skills Damien English says that it’s a party matter.

# john-mcnulty - Saturday 4 October, 2014

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# john-mcnulty - Friday 3 October, 2014

Tánaiste won't say who she's voting for in the Seanad election

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he “won’t speculate” on the outcome of the ballot. Many TDs have already voted for the Donegal man.

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

The 9 at 9: Friday

You’ve made it to Friday. Good work. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

McNulty thanks supporters as it emerges he might take seat if elected

Lots of people have already voted for him there are no do-overs in Seanad by-elections…

# john-mcnulty - Thursday 2 October, 2014

It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty

It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty

Even though the Fine Gael candidate has effectively withdrawn from the race.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# john-mcnulty - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Enda: I can't name the Fine Gael official because they'd be pilloried

The Taoiseach is this evening facing his parliamentary party for the first time since the John McNulty controversy broke.

'This story is unravelling as it gets made up': Yep, they're still talking 'McNulty-gate' in the Dáil

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

'A grubby incident': Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

State of the Nation: Enda's under pressure (and that isn't even an Irish Water gag)

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# john-mcnulty - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election

The Fine Gael nominee for the upper house has said contesting the election would distract from the “critical work of government”.

McNulty met with FG officials before Seanad race withdrawal - but says he wasn't pushed

The Minister for Arts also said that McNulty wasn’t a Seanad candidate when she appointed him to the board of IMMA.

Here's why Enda Kenny now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Analysis: The coalition does not have a majority in the upper house and won’t now that John McNulty has withdrawn from the by-election race.

None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.

# john-mcnulty - Monday 29 September, 2014

Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over 'McNulty-gate'

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin will be bringing a memorandum to Government on this issue.

McNulty appears as IMMA board member on Seanad ballot paper - even though he's resigned

The controversy over Fine Gael’s pick for the vacant Seanad seat is rumbling on.

# john-mcnulty - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate

Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.

Poll: Who do you blame most for the John McNulty scandal? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you blame most for the John McNulty scandal?

The affair is going away, but who shoulders the most blame?

# john-mcnulty - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers

Plus: How many pigs are there in Ireland?

Minister claims "no connection" between McNulty board appointment and Seanad nomination

The opposition claim that the controversy is growing ‘shabbier by the day’.

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# john-mcnulty - Friday 26 September, 2014

'Not my finest hour': Enda Kenny says he takes all the blame for McNulty-gate

The Taoiseach has said he takes full responsibility for the controversy surrounding John McNulty’s nomination to the Seanad.

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