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#Mary Hanafin

# mary-hanafin - Monday 11 April, 2011

Mary Hanafin: I will run in the next general election

Former Fianna Fail TD says she hasn’t given up on politics – but says it will be a “full five years” before Fianna Fail gets a chance to challenge at the polls again.

# mary-hanafin - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Labour’s cabinet consolation, Ireland’s personal debt crisis, and a cruel crime against Ireland’s cricketers.

# mary-hanafin - 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-hanafin - Monday 28 February, 2011

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

# mary-hanafin - 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.

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm

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.

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

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.

Hanafin out as Boyd-Barrett takes final seat in Dun Laoghaire

Fianna Fail deputy leader was in final-seat battle with People Before Profit candidate as FG’s Mary Mitchell-O’Connor elected.

# mary-hanafin - Saturday 26 February, 2011

In quotes: Fianna Fáil's disastrous day at the polls

How Fianna Fáil candidates have been reacting to the party’s poor performance at the polls, with one describing it as a “rebuff”.

Hanafin could lose Dún Laoghaire seat

Eamon Gilmore has been elected but Tourism Minister Mary Hanafin could be in trouble.

Voting trends: voter vengeance for Fianna Fáil and the Greens

Former coalition government parties look likely to lose substantial number of seats, particularly in Dublin, where Conor Lenihan and Paul Gogarty have already conceded.

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-hanafin - Monday 21 February, 2011

Newstalk denies agreeing to preconditions on Enda Kenny interview

The Fine Gael leader said yesterday evening that he would not be taking any payments from teaching pension, but Newstalk presenter suggested Kenny would not actually discuss the issue in an interview.

# mary-hanafin - Friday 11 February, 2011

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-hanafin - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy

A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.

# mary-hanafin - Saturday 5 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Including: leadership debates to kick off this Tuesday; Sarkozy turns on Irish corporate tax rate; and the US supplied details of UK nuclear secrets to Russia.

# mary-hanafin - Friday 4 February, 2011

Take 5: Friday

Enda says he will not appear on “any programme that Vincent Browne has anything to do with”; Permanent TSB have bad news for future mortgages customers; and Irish men are named as some of the most overweight in Europe.

"Anyone, anywhere": Deputy leaders respond to Mary Hanafin's call for debate

Joan Burton says yes to request for deputy leaders’ debate but Mary White still wants it to be an all-women affair. (Sorry, James Reilly).

Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate

Four out of five deputy leaders are women so the Greens’ Mary White may well get her all-women (almost) debate after all.

# mary-hanafin - Monday 31 January, 2011

Take 5: Monday

Micheál Martin names Mary Hanafin a Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil; Ivor Callely has been awarded almost €17,000 for loss of earnings over his quashed Seanad suspension; and house premiums are set to rise by as much as 15 per cent.

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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-hanafin - Sunday 30 January, 2011

O'Dea likely to be returned to front bench

Micheál Martin looks set to bring Limerick TD Willie O’Dea back to the front bench ahead of the general election.

# mary-hanafin - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

The Cork TD beats opposition from Éamon Ó Cuív, Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin to become the eighth party leader.

Fianna Fáil leadership ballot: Who supports whom?

Our full list of the Fianna Fáil TDs, and who they’ve said they’re backing in this afternoon’s FF leadership ballot.

# mary-hanafin - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Hanafin wants to lead Fianna Fail 'movement, not party'

Mary Hanafin says she wants to involve more women and young people – and hopes male TDs are ready for a female leader.

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Poll: Who gets your vote for the FF leadership?

Martin, Lenihan, Ó Cuív or Hanafin – if you were a Fianna Fáil TD, which would you be opting for?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Four in the running in the FF leadership, Aer Lingus staff stay grounded, and how young Gardaí are sleeping on floors.

# mary-hanafin - Saturday 22 January, 2011

Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?

Paddy Power’s already got his market open – and there’s only one horse running.

Fianna Fáil votes to pick new leader on Wednesday

TDs have until Monday afternoon to decide if they want to be FF leader, and will vote to elect one on Wednesday.

# mary-hanafin - 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.

With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position

As the fallout from last night’s confidence vote continues, the Finance Minister is accused of stretching the truth about his support for the Taoiseach, while other commentators claim Hanafin was trying to sit on the fence.

# mary-hanafin - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9: Cowen convinced of victory; gardai investigate injuries to three-month-old twins, and what really happened during Ricky Gervais’ “lost hour”…

Lenihan expected to support Cowen ahead of vote

Brian Cowen has said that he is “absolutely convinced” that he will win today’s confidence vote, which his Minister for Finance is widely expected to support.

# mary-hanafin - Monday 17 January, 2011

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Fianna Fáil battle begins as Martin declares intent

Brian Cowen vows to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election – but cabinet colleague Micheál Martin says it’s time for change.

# mary-hanafin - Sunday 16 January, 2011

Micheál Martin breaks cover: the statement in full

The full text of Micheál Martin’s statement, in which he admitted wanting a new FF leader, and that he’d vote against Brian Cowen.

Brian Cowen's leadership announcement: the statement in full

The full text of Brian Cowen’s speech this evening, where the Taoiseach stated his intention to remain as Fianna Fáíl leader.

# mary-hanafin - Friday 14 January, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# mary-hanafin - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Hanafin and Andrews to run for Dún Laoghaire

Mary Hanafin and Barry Andrews will contest Dún Laoghaire in the upcoming election – but there are deep concerns that one or both of them could lose.