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The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Dec 28th 2013, 8:30 PM 8,803 Views 18 Comments

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date
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# Labour

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date

Apr 18th 2013, 7:58 PM 5,105 Views 27 Comments

The party’s national executive today met and agreed to hold its conference on the 29 and 30 November despite calls from party chairman Colm Keaveney for an earlier date.

Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”
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# Mcentee

Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”

Apr 16th 2013, 3:05 PM 9,969 Views 103 Comments

The 26-year-old said it was “an honour” to take up the seat left vacant by her father, Shane.

Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'
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# Labour

Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'

Apr 12th 2013, 8:27 PM 10,092 Views 150 Comments

In an email to party members this evening the Labour leader insists that his party has helped bring Ireland from “a state of economic chaos to stability.”

Video: How's 2013 been so far? Here's what Fine Gael thinks...
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# Fine Gael

Video: How's 2013 been so far? Here's what Fine Gael thinks...

Apr 12th 2013, 7:09 PM 5,966 Views 98 Comments

The party has released a short video putting a positive spin on events so far this year…

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators
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# Labour

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators

Apr 5th 2013, 5:31 PM 10,281 Views 117 Comments

A suggestion that the Tánaiste has been seeking support for his leadership from the parliamentary party has been denied by Labour and a number of its TDs though many did not return calls today.

Column: The Meath East by-election is small-scale but still has lessons for politicians
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Meath East by-election is small-scale but still has lessons for politicians

Apr 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 52 Views 76 Comments

While the by-election will have no immediate impact on the arithmetic of government, the results demonstrate that Labour and Sinn Féin need to take stock of their approaches, writes Eoin O’Malley.

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like
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# Read Me

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like

Mar 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 938 Views 109 Comments

Debates, meetings, touching base with constituents, heading up to Meath East by-election, organising sand bags, reading the newspapers and having words with his colleagues – Kevin Humphreys recounts his busy schedule this week.

Aaron McKenna: Is this the new party we’ve been waiting for?
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# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Is this the new party we’ve been waiting for?

Mar 30th 2013, 7:45 AM 78 Views 192 Comments

Running in its first ever election, Direct Democracy Ireland came fourth with 6.5 per cent of the vote in Meath East, which could show the Irish people desire for a real change in how the country works, writes Aaron McKenna.

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election
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# Meath East

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election

Mar 28th 2013, 6:26 PM 39,195 Views 436 Comments

McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election
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# Meath East

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election

Mar 27th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,333 Views 185 Comments

Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.

Prime Time criticised as candidates excluded from Meath East debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Prime Time criticised as candidates excluded from Meath East debate

Mar 25th 2013, 9:55 PM 18,359 Views 162 Comments

Candidates from the Workers’ Party, the Green Party and Direct Democracy Ireland have been excluded from tonight’s debate.

Pics: Taoiseach confronted by off-duty garda over public sector cuts
# Meath East
# Meath East

Pics: Taoiseach confronted by off-duty garda over public sector cuts

Mar 25th 2013, 8:20 PM 40,588 Views 279 Comments

Campaigning in Meath East today, Enda Kenny came under fire from an off-duty garda who was unhappy with cuts to his and public sector workers’ pay.

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Mar 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,476 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

Pics: Taoiseach in Meath East as candidates canvass for by-election votes
# Meath East
# Meath East

Pics: Taoiseach in Meath East as candidates canvass for by-election votes

Mar 23rd 2013, 3:46 PM 9,151 Views 175 Comments

With the by-election taking place next Wednesday the main candidates for the Meath East seat were out in force today with Enda Kenny and the Tánaiste joining them.

Pics: 6 steps to successfully placing a bet, with Michael Noonan
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# Minister For Betting

Pics: 6 steps to successfully placing a bet, with Michael Noonan

Mar 15th 2013, 10:31 AM 7,925 Views 58 Comments

The Finance Minister shows us how it’s done…

11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election

Mar 13th 2013, 3:28 PM 5,816 Views 57 Comments

Four independent candidates have filed paperwork to run against seven candidates from parties big and small.

Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying
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# By-election

Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying

Mar 9th 2013, 8:30 AM 11,460 Views 177 Comments

With the by-election less than three weeks away TheJournal.ie spoke to the main candidates this week to find out what they’re hearing on the doorsteps and what they’re telling voters…

Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date
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# Meath East

Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date

Mar 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 9,773 Views 112 Comments

TheJournal.ie has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.

McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East
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# Meath East

McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East

Mar 7th 2013, 10:21 AM 7,184 Views 130 Comments

Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.

Hogan reduces polling period for Meath East by-election
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# Meath East

Hogan reduces polling period for Meath East by-election

Mar 6th 2013, 3:02 PM 7,376 Views 96 Comments

Voting will take place in the constituency between 8am and 9pm on 27 March.

McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election

Mar 5th 2013, 11:41 AM 9,009 Views 99 Comments

Helen McEntee, who worked as a secretarial assistant to her late father, is ‘virtually certain’ to be the Fine Gael nominee.

FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East by-election looms
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# Meath East

FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East by-election looms

Feb 19th 2013, 9:06 PM 7,716 Views 94 Comments

Fianna Fáil is set to confirm senator Thomas Byrne as its candidate on Thursday while Sinn Féin is expected to select local activist Darren O’Rourke as its candidate for the forthcoming vote.

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,997 Views 33 Comments

April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?