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#Michael McCarthy

# michael-mccarthy - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed
# Calls To Step Aside
# Calls To Step Aside

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Mar 30th 2016, 9:10 PM 23,298 Views 110 Comments

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

# michael-mccarthy - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Ryan vs. McCarthy: These two lads had a mighty row about the trauma of government
# High Table Election Debates
# High Table Election Debates

Ryan vs. McCarthy: These two lads had a mighty row about the trauma of government

Feb 3rd 2016, 8:00 AM 17,369 Views 57 Comments

In our third election debate, Labour and the Greens do battle on the environment and being in government.

# michael-mccarthy - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco
# Opinion
# Opinion

How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco

Jan 28th 2015, 4:00 PM 34 Views 20 Comments

A new electoral commission can streamline the way we run elections and referenda in this country, writes the Labour TD Michael McCarthy.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 18 December, 2014

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night
# Absent
# Absent

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

Dec 18th 2014, 2:05 PM 11,748 Views 51 Comments

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Here's what we know about Sinn Féin's $500-a-plate New York dinner
# Shinner Dinner
# Shinner Dinner

Here's what we know about Sinn Féin's $500-a-plate New York dinner

Nov 6th 2014, 4:35 PM 27,184 Views 293 Comments

Fancy.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?
# Budget
# Budget

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Oct 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,279 Views 33 Comments

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# michael-mccarthy - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly
# Ice Bucket Challenge
# Ice Bucket Challenge

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

Aug 26th 2014, 10:53 AM 20,331 Views 20 Comments

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# michael-mccarthy - Friday 4 July, 2014

Alan Kelly is Labour's new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister
# Second-in-command
# Second-in-command

Alan Kelly is Labour's new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister

Jul 4th 2014, 6:04 PM 14,196 Views 35 Comments

The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader

Jul 4th 2014, 2:06 PM 10,580 Views 56 Comments

The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.

# michael-mccarthy - Friday 27 June, 2014

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings
# About Last Night
# About Last Night

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings

Jun 27th 2014, 9:05 AM 12,099 Views 66 Comments

There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…

# michael-mccarthy - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting

Jun 10th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,615 Views 69 Comments

The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 5 June, 2014

One TD wants to be Labour's deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

One TD wants to be Labour's deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?

Jun 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,473 Views 17 Comments

Ciara Conway says she does not want to be compromised by the “vested interest” of a ministerial position. But do her rivals share that view?

# michael-mccarthy - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Any more hats for the ring? Labour leadership nominations close at midday
# Battle On
# Battle On

Any more hats for the ring? Labour leadership nominations close at midday

Jun 3rd 2014, 8:20 AM 3,971 Views 9 Comments

There had been speculation that Kerry North TD Arthur Spring was to announce his candidacy but he has reportedly backed Joan Burton.

# michael-mccarthy - Friday 30 May, 2014

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership
# Contest
# Contest

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership

May 30th 2014, 12:15 PM 9,255 Views 71 Comments

The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Three TDs want to be Labour's second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a 'fantastic' leader
# Hats In The Ring
# Hats In The Ring

Three TDs want to be Labour's second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a 'fantastic' leader

May 29th 2014, 1:45 PM 14,808 Views 69 Comments

Junior Ministers Alan Kelly and Seán Sherlock as well as Cork TD Michael McCarthy are all in the running for the deputy leadership.

Arthur Spring "considering" bid for Labour top job, Kelly making statement today
# Spring Dynasty
# Spring Dynasty

Arthur Spring "considering" bid for Labour top job, Kelly making statement today

May 29th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,603 Views 34 Comments

Brendan Howlin ruled himself out last night, while the party’s still awaiting an announcement from junior minister Alex White.

# michael-mccarthy - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure

Jan 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,410 Views 92 Comments

That’s now 27 councillors who have left the party since it went into government with all of them citing coalition policies as one of their reasons for quitting.

# michael-mccarthy - Friday 8 March, 2013

Proposed Bill provides for first national strategy on autism
# ASD
# ASD

Proposed Bill provides for first national strategy on autism

Mar 8th 2013, 9:32 AM 5,040 Views 14 Comments

The Dáil will debate the proposed legislation today.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,136 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate
# Heritage
# Heritage

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate

Nov 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,496 Views 27 Comments

Oireachtas committee to hear from representatives campaigning for the preservation – but owners of site who want to redevelop it won’t attend.

# michael-mccarthy - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,088 Views 76 Comments

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

# michael-mccarthy - Monday 9 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jan 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 5,618 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Calls to negotiate a second bailout, Gardaí investigate woman’s death in nursing home, and which celebrity chef has been a very naughty boy?

'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD

Jan 9th 2012, 2:58 PM 3,776 Views 13 Comments

A Cork TD has expressed disbelief at UCC’s €138,000 taxi bill.

# michael-mccarthy - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Bruton continues to come under fire from Labour over wage agreements
# Wage Row
# Wage Row

Bruton continues to come under fire from Labour over wage agreements

May 28th 2011, 12:35 PM 385 Views 0 Comments

Labour TDs have continued to criticise proposed reforms to wage agreements by the Minister for Enterprise, reportedly with the support of the Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

# michael-mccarthy - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Sinn Féin accused of 'leprechaun politics' over oil and gas profits policy
# Leprechaun Politics
# Leprechaun Politics

Sinn Féin accused of 'leprechaun politics' over oil and gas profits policy

Apr 21st 2011, 11:32 AM 1,571 Views 6 Comments

Sinn Féin described the comments as “nonsense” and called for a more constructive dialogue on the issue.