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#MacGill Summer School

# macgill-summer-school - Friday 29 October, 2021

Sean O’Rourke to interview the Taoiseach today in highest-profile outing since Golfgate
# Macgill School
# Macgill School

Sean O’Rourke to interview the Taoiseach today in highest-profile outing since Golfgate

Oct 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 22,436 Views 0 Comments

O’Rourke is to interview Micheál Martin as part of the MacGill Summer School programme.

# macgill-summer-school - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion
# Rural Wifi
# Rural Wifi

'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion

Jul 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 19,156 Views 33 Comments

Watt caused controversy recently when documents warning the government against proceeding with the NBP were published.

# macgill-summer-school - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’
# Maria Bailey
# Maria Bailey

Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’

Updated Jul 24th 2019, 3:34 PM 44,032 Views 52 Comments

Minister Bruton says Madigan has no further questions to answer in relation to case.

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Jul 24th 2019, 2:50 PM 10,521 Views 34 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

# macgill-summer-school - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin
# Hold On To Your Hats
# Hold On To Your Hats

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:03 PM 22,796 Views 32 Comments

Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.

# macgill-summer-school - Monday 22 July, 2019

AIB chair says he wouldn't hire a candidate with the 'uncombed hair' and 'racist language' of Boris Johnson
# Non Committal Business Language
# Non Committal Business Language

AIB chair says he wouldn't hire a candidate with the 'uncombed hair' and 'racist language' of Boris Johnson

Jul 22nd 2019, 5:52 PM 27,334 Views 46 Comments

AIB chairman Richard Pym said he would be abandoning “non-committal business-person language”. And he did.

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?

Jul 22nd 2019, 6:05 AM 18,311 Views 36 Comments

In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.

# macgill-summer-school - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Joe Mulholland defends MacGill Summer School against 'male, pale and stale' accusations after sexism storm
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Joe Mulholland defends MacGill Summer School against 'male, pale and stale' accusations after sexism storm

Jul 21st 2018, 9:15 AM 12,776 Views 61 Comments

The summer school is due to kick off this weekend.

# macgill-summer-school - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels
# Controversy
# Controversy

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels

Jul 10th 2018, 4:12 PM 12,088 Views 14 Comments

High-profile campaigners from the Yes and No campaigns are amongst those taking part.

# macgill-summer-school - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'It's grotesque': Fintan O'Toole pulls out of MacGill Summer School event over gender balance controversy
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

'It's grotesque': Fintan O'Toole pulls out of MacGill Summer School event over gender balance controversy

Jun 26th 2018, 10:53 AM 25,543 Views 84 Comments

O’Toole’s name had appeared on a solely male list of speakers for a panel discussion on gender stereotypes.

# macgill-summer-school - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism
# Joe Mulholland
# Joe Mulholland

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Jun 20th 2018, 11:36 AM 24,032 Views 106 Comments

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

# macgill-summer-school - Thursday 20 July, 2017

McDonald: 'Burning of McGuinness effigy on loyalist bonfire was a hate crime'
# Condemned
# Condemned

McDonald: 'Burning of McGuinness effigy on loyalist bonfire was a hate crime'

Jul 20th 2017, 7:38 AM 18,552 Views 136 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader said the burning of political posters must end.

# macgill-summer-school - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday

Jul 19th 2017, 9:25 PM 32,184 Views 102 Comments

Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'
# Policing
# Policing

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

Jul 19th 2017, 6:15 PM 11,686 Views 33 Comments

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD
# Brexit Tax
# Brexit Tax

A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD

Jul 19th 2017, 2:48 PM 17,679 Views 115 Comments

Pearse Doherty said there will be big tax implications if the customs union ends.

# macgill-summer-school - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges
# Baby I Got Your Money
# Baby I Got Your Money

Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges

Jul 18th 2017, 8:15 PM 22,297 Views 71 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has identified an under-spend across all departments of €300 million.

# macgill-summer-school - Friday 24 July, 2015

Enda Kenny warns voters not to choose 'political freakshow' of the Opposition
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Enda Kenny warns voters not to choose 'political freakshow' of the Opposition

Jul 24th 2015, 10:36 PM 21,265 Views 209 Comments

Is it election season already?

# macgill-summer-school - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Ervia boss: "Even in Greece... they pay for their water services"
# MacGill Summer School
# MacGill Summer School

Ervia boss: "Even in Greece... they pay for their water services"

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:50 PM 21,905 Views 167 Comments

Michael McNicholas also said “more could have been done to make the case for payment.”

# macgill-summer-school - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics
# MacGill
# MacGill

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics

Jul 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,368 Views 15 Comments

Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…

# macgill-summer-school - Friday 25 July, 2014

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing

Jul 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 95 Views 30 Comments

Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?

# macgill-summer-school - Thursday 24 July, 2014

'I was offered class A drugs, but I was never offered the chance to volunteer'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'I was offered class A drugs, but I was never offered the chance to volunteer'

Jul 24th 2014, 12:42 PM 17,412 Views 25 Comments

The MacGill Summer School has been discussing the causes of young people’s apathy towards politics.

Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked
# MacGill
# MacGill

Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked

Jul 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,210 Views 80 Comments

Senior civil servant Robert Watt called for a debate on making it easier to sack public sector workers at the MacGill Summer School yesterday.

# macgill-summer-school - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers
# MacGill
# MacGill

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers

Jul 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 16,483 Views 79 Comments

Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.

Mary Coughlan: A lot of people would like me to go back into politics - but I'm not sure
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mary Coughlan: A lot of people would like me to go back into politics - but I'm not sure

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:41 AM 12,005 Views 100 Comments

Coughlan also admitted this morning that a lot of people thought she was out of her depth as Tánaiste.

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party
# Not Happening... Yet
# Not Happening... Yet

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,498 Views 33 Comments

Speculation has been mounting that left wing independent TDs are about to form a political party.

# macgill-summer-school - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin rule out going into government with Sinn Féin
# MacGill
# MacGill

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin rule out going into government with Sinn Féin

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:30 PM 18,108 Views 117 Comments

Earlier, Health Minister Varadkar said he doesn’t think anyone believes Gerry Adams when he denies past membership of the IRA.

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:05 PM 28,415 Views 78 Comments

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

Commissioner: The guards are damaged and hurting - but we aren't broken
# MacGill
# MacGill

Commissioner: The guards are damaged and hurting - but we aren't broken

Jul 22nd 2014, 5:55 PM 7,832 Views 28 Comments

Acting garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has been speaking at the MacGill Summer school in Glenties this evening.

'If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump - but not on his terms'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump - but not on his terms'

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:52 PM 7,470 Views 13 Comments

Michael Noonan’s rendezvous with ‘The Donald’ in May was criticised at MacGill this afternoon.

'We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:25 PM 14,973 Views 94 Comments

Lucinda Creighton has said that the window of opportunity for a new political movement is closing.

# macgill-summer-school - Monday 21 July, 2014

Michael McDowell doesn't think much of the government's plans to reform the guards
# MacGill
# MacGill

Michael McDowell doesn't think much of the government's plans to reform the guards

Jul 21st 2014, 10:45 PM 16,151 Views 61 Comments

The former justice minister has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties tonight.

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw
# Frankly Speaking
# Frankly Speaking

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw

Jul 21st 2014, 7:04 PM 11,577 Views 36 Comments

The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.

It may be all over, but they're still talking about the Garth Brooks saga in Donegal
# Make It Stop
# Make It Stop

It may be all over, but they're still talking about the Garth Brooks saga in Donegal

Jul 21st 2014, 1:07 PM 16,557 Views 26 Comments

The MacGill Summer School heard a bit of Garth chat this morning…

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Jul 21st 2014, 12:53 PM 7,942 Views 1 Comment

Catch up as you refuel.

'A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them'
# MacGill
# MacGill

'A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them'

Jul 21st 2014, 12:27 PM 5,241 Views 16 Comments

The MacGill Summer School has been discussing how to restore trust and credibility in our institutions.

The political version of the Electric Picnic is happening in a small Donegal village all this week
# Nerdathon
# Nerdathon

The political version of the Electric Picnic is happening in a small Donegal village all this week

Jul 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,202 Views 17 Comments

Glenties plays host to the 34th annual MacGill Summer School all week.

# macgill-summer-school - Friday 2 August, 2013

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'
# Austerity
# Austerity

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:03 PM 10,065 Views 153 Comments

Jack O’Connor tells the MacGill summer school that austerity is a “violence perpetrated against working people”.

# macgill-summer-school - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Gerry Adams: The institutions of the State have their backs to the border
# MacGill
# MacGill

Gerry Adams: The institutions of the State have their backs to the border

Jul 31st 2013, 8:18 PM 7,417 Views 182 Comments

“The prevailing sense among the policy makers is to perpetuate the status quo,” the Sinn Féin President has told the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties this evening.

# macgill-summer-school - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Martin: Taoiseach's political reform claims are 'transparently ridiculous'
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Martin: Taoiseach's political reform claims are 'transparently ridiculous'

Jul 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,188 Views 79 Comments

Micheál Martin has proposed a series of radical reforms if Fianna Fáil was in government at the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties tonight.

'Show up and shut up' - the story of a government backbencher
# Benched
# Benched

'Show up and shut up' - the story of a government backbencher

Jul 30th 2013, 3:27 PM 11,164 Views 53 Comments

In a rousing speech at the MacGill Summer School today Eoghan Murphy called for a loosening of the whip system to allow TDs to better represent their constituents.

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