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#Mary Coughlan

# mary-coughlan - Sunday 11 November, 2018

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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?

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs

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

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

EVERY hour – on the half hour – 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

Every hour – on the half hour – 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

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

Every hour – on the half hour – 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

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

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

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

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

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

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 This post contains images

Hanafin becomes FF deputy leader as new front bench unveiled

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

2010 in review: September

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Lenihan voted Europe’s worst finance minister; semi state bosses to escape pay cuts, and a live stunt on German TV goes horribly wrong.

# mary-coughlan - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

# mary-coughlan - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Cabinet halves number of VECs - but saves Donegal

Donegal TD and education minister Mary Coughlan cuts the number of Vocational Educational Committees by half.

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