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# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# mcnulty - Friday 10 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about our newest Senator, Irish preparation for Ebola, and a girl called Malala.

24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day

Polls open in Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South West … And will John McNulty take a seat in the Seanad? We’ll know by this afternoon.

# 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.

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'

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

# 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.

# mcnulty - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Heather Humphreys had another bad afternoon answering questions on 'McNulty-gate'

The relatively new Arts Minister continues to face questions over the John McNulty debacle.

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'

Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.

# 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.

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GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election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

# 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.

# mcnulty - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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.

# 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.

FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is 'stroke politics at its worst'... and he's not the only one

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has sought to play down the John McNulty controversy today.

# mcnulty - Thursday 25 September, 2014

John McNulty quits controversial state board job... but will continue his Seanad bid

The controversy surrounding Fine Gael’s nominee for the upper house is rumbling on today.

Overlooked Seanad hopeful Samantha Long quits Fine Gael, says party is ignoring females

Meanwhile, Micheál Martin has called for the Seanad by-election process to be re-run.

State of the Nation: This McNulty scandal is really building up a head of steam...

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

# mcnulty - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Lots of Fine Gael and Labour people are angry about this man’s appointment to a state board

Seanad hopeful John McNulty addressed members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Leinster House this evening.

Stroke politics? The controversy over Fine Gael's Seanad hopeful isn't going away

John McNulty was appointed to a state board days before Fine Gael nominated him for the Seanad.

# mcnulty - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job

John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art days before he was nominated for the vacant Seanad seat.

# mcnulty - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin

The TCD graduate and star of the ‘The Wire’ spoke at the University Philosophical Society tonight.