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#Mary Coughlan

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Supreme Court quashes decision to dismiss harbour master following Minister's complaints
# Patrick J Kelly
# Patrick J Kelly

Supreme Court quashes decision to dismiss harbour master following Minister's complaints

Mar 30th 2021, 3:42 PM 22,880 Views 10 Comments

The court held that former Minister Mary Coughlan’s presence at Cabinet resulted in the decision being tainted by objective bias.

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Abuse, addiction and redemption: Mary Coughlan explores her extraordinary life
# Woman Undone
# Woman Undone

Abuse, addiction and redemption: Mary Coughlan explores her extraordinary life

Nov 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,422 Views 32 Comments

The singer looks at her life and at the wider Irish society and how it’s changed through the new show, created with Brokentalkers, Valgeir Sigurdsson and Mongoose.

# mary-coughlan - Friday 20 October, 2017

Dil Wickremasinghe addresses Newstalk departure and George Hook controversy in new podcast
# Sparking Change
# Sparking Change

Dil Wickremasinghe addresses Newstalk departure and George Hook controversy in new podcast

Oct 20th 2017, 1:59 PM 40,343 Views 177 Comments

She said that she wanted to “address the elephant in the room” at the beginning of the new podcast.

# mary-coughlan - Monday 11 September, 2017

'I have a plan now': Singer Mary Coughlan walks out of live Newstalk show over Hook rape comments
# Hard Shoulder
# Hard Shoulder

'I have a plan now': Singer Mary Coughlan walks out of live Newstalk show over Hook rape comments

Sep 11th 2017, 9:05 PM 72,304 Views 226 Comments

She expressed reservations about appearing on the station in a Facebook post yesterday.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback?

Aug 25th 2015, 9:15 PM 18,793 Views 98 Comments

Analysis: Fianna Fáil wants to blood new candidates but is also relying on the old guard in some constituencies.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

The former Fianna Fáil and Green ministers who are (or could be) making a comeback
# The Comeback Kids
# The Comeback Kids

The former Fianna Fáil and Green ministers who are (or could be) making a comeback

Jan 20th 2015, 9:00 PM 14,034 Views 61 Comments

There are a few familiar faces you could be seeing again come election time.

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 17 August, 2014

5 former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback
# Comeback Kids
# Comeback Kids

5 former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback

Aug 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 16,560 Views 110 Comments

The field of former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback is relatively small. We’ve been finding out why.

# mary-coughlan - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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 11,822 Views 100 Comments

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

# mary-coughlan - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Dec 7th 2013, 7:55 PM 9,831 Views 9 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the Marks and Spencer strike, major flight problems, and Nelson Mandela’s funeral…

"We knew we would lose our seats" - Mary Coughlan's first interview since the election
# Haven't Gone Away You Know
# Haven't Gone Away You Know

"We knew we would lose our seats" - Mary Coughlan's first interview since the election

Dec 7th 2013, 1:06 PM 14,617 Views 92 Comments

Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has said she hasn’t ruled out running for election again in future but that Fianna Fáil needs new blood.

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Husband of former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan passes away
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

Husband of former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan passes away

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:56 PM 19,409 Views 29 Comments

David Charlton, 48, had been suffering from cancer.

# mary-coughlan - Friday 24 August, 2012

Cigarettes and alcohol: New details of night before THAT Cowen interview
# Cowengate
# Cowengate

Cigarettes and alcohol: New details of night before THAT Cowen interview

Aug 24th 2012, 10:43 AM 25,144 Views 126 Comments

This month’s Hot Press carries a piece written by a barman at the Galway hotel where Brian Cowen was alleged to have spent the night drinking prior to his infamous interview on Morning Ireland in 2010.

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Column: Fianna Fáil renewed? No, the optics tell a different story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Fianna Fáil renewed? No, the optics tell a different story

Mar 4th 2012, 8:00 PM 65 Views 140 Comments

The party of Cowen and Coughlan may have apologised – but they don’t seem to have got the point, writes Philip O’Connor.

# mary-coughlan - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?

Jul 4th 2011, 7:00 PM 120 Views 38 Comments

Politicians laugh off the fact that people are being forced to leave. They wouldn’t if they faced the consequences at the polls, writes Noreen Bowden.

# mary-coughlan - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs
# The Cost Of Change
# The Cost Of Change

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs

Mar 1st 2011, 2:35 PM 5,941 Views 7 Comments

The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.

# mary-coughlan - Monday 28 February, 2011

Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties
# Dynasties
# Dynasties

Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties

Feb 28th 2011, 9:32 AM 1,755 Views 0 Comments

Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 11:25 PM 1,186 Views 0 Comments

EVERY hour – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# mary-coughlan - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 10:32 PM 1,215 Views 0 Comments

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

Mary Coughlan eliminated from Donegal South West count
# GE11
# GE11

Mary Coughlan eliminated from Donegal South West count

Feb 26th 2011, 9:44 PM 1,786 Views 0 Comments

The Tánaiste has lost her Dáil seat but refused to comment this evening on what she would do if she was not elected.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 9:26 PM 1,308 Views 0 Comments

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

The Half-Past Fix: 2:30pm

The Half-Past Fix: 2:30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 2:31 PM 1,185 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.

# mary-coughlan - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Thursday

Feb 17th 2011, 8:03 PM 953 Views 0 Comments

This time next week, we’ll be in the middle of a moratorium… time to catch up with the day’s winners and losers.

# mary-coughlan - Friday 11 February, 2011

Tanaiste to review proposed abolition of student nurses' pay
# Nurses Pay
# Nurses Pay

Tanaiste to review proposed abolition of student nurses' pay

Feb 11th 2011, 1:19 PM 705 Views 0 Comments

The decision to launch the review follows protests by nurses across the country earlier this week.

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

Feb 11th 2011, 9:53 AM 1,461 Views 0 Comments

The new party leader tells his former cabinet colleagues that if they stay on as TDs, they’ll forego their €88k payout.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Ireland to bring GM crops onto home market
# GM Food
# GM Food

Ireland to bring GM crops onto home market

Feb 8th 2011, 3:03 PM 5,756 Views 0 Comments

Outgoing Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith says Ireland has “altered its voting position” and is now backing EU proposals to authorise the sale and use of genetically-modified maize and cotton.

# mary-coughlan - Monday 31 January, 2011

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

Jan 31st 2011, 4:53 PM 3,180 Views 0 Comments

Micheál Martin unveils a team of 21 new spokespersons – including some unfamiliar faces from outside the Dáil.

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

The new Fianna Fáil front bench in full

Jan 31st 2011, 3:42 PM 2,129 Views 0 Comments

The 21 names – including two councillors, and 14 without any cabinet experience – who form Fianna Fáil’s new front bench.

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 16 January, 2011

Cowen will announce decision later today: Coughlan
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Cowen will announce decision later today: Coughlan

Jan 16th 2011, 2:32 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

The Táiniste has said Cowen’s decision about whether to continue as leader of Fianna Fáil will be announced later today.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

New education report recommends return of tuition fees
# Hunt Report
# Hunt Report

New education report recommends return of tuition fees

Jan 11th 2011, 7:19 PM 851 Views 0 Comments

The National Strategy for Higher Education advocates a combination of up-front fees and deferred payments.

# mary-coughlan - Monday 27 December, 2010

2010 in review: September
# Review2010
# Review2010

2010 in review: September

Dec 27th 2010, 11:56 AM 675 Views 0 Comments

A ‘final’ cost on Anglo Irish Bank, scorn for Conor Lenihan, and questions over Brian Cowen’s Morning Ireland performance.

# mary-coughlan - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Election might not happen until May, says Galway TD
# General Election
# General Election

Election might not happen until May, says Galway TD

Dec 16th 2010, 3:17 PM 248 Views 0 Comments

Former minister Frank Fahey says he doesn’t think the ballot might take place for another four of five months.

# mary-coughlan - Monday 6 December, 2010

Budget's semi-state pay caps may be illegal

Budget's semi-state pay caps may be illegal

Dec 6th 2010, 9:07 AM 958 Views 0 Comments

New pay caps may only apply to new semi-state staff, as the cabinet is told a retrospective cap could be illegal.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme
# Teachers
# Teachers

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme

Nov 30th 2010, 10:23 AM 720 Views 0 Comments

Unemployed teachers and non-teachers could work for up to nine months for their dole payments under a new scheme.

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?

Nov 30th 2010, 9:24 AM 1,760 Views 0 Comments

Under a new scheme, schools will be able to hire unemployed teachers, graduates and non-graduates to work for free. So is it a great opportunity for them to build their cv, or exploitation?

# mary-coughlan - Friday 26 November, 2010

Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage
# Four Year Plan
# Four Year Plan

Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage

Nov 26th 2010, 2:08 PM 599 Views 0 Comments

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

# mary-coughlan - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Doherty blazes ahead in Donegal by-election opinion poll
# By-Elections
# By-Elections

Doherty blazes ahead in Donegal by-election opinion poll

Nov 17th 2010, 3:35 PM 1,575 Views 0 Comments

A Red C poll commissioned by Paddy Power shows Sinn Féin with substantial support ahead of next week’s ballot.

# mary-coughlan - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Coughlan defends education spending
# Education
# Education

Coughlan defends education spending

Nov 4th 2010, 7:16 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

The Táiniste explains why the Department of Education has failed to spend its budget for the second year in a row.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Tánaiste 'regrets' Jim McDaid's resignation
# Jim McDaid
# Jim McDaid

Tánaiste 'regrets' Jim McDaid's resignation

Nov 2nd 2010, 8:13 PM 249 Views 0 Comments

Mary Coughlan has said that she regrets Jim McDaid decision to resign.

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