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#Political Parties

# political-parties - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Fine Gael falls in popularity but remains top party in opinion poll
# Politics
# Politics

Fine Gael falls in popularity but remains top party in opinion poll

Jan 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 32,257 Views 99 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s support has risen by four points, but it remains the least popular choice of the top three parties.

# political-parties - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
# European Elections
# European Elections

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

May 25th 2019, 7:45 AM 20,822 Views 30 Comments

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

# political-parties - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

SIPO renews call for rethink on political party funding rules
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

SIPO renews call for rethink on political party funding rules

Oct 30th 2018, 3:08 PM 6,144 Views 6 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission is tasked with ensuring all parties are in compliance with funding rules.

# political-parties - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Aug 30th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,814 Views 44 Comments

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# political-parties - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice
# Political Parties
# Political Parties

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice

Jul 12th 2018, 2:43 PM 15,042 Views 48 Comments

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017.

# political-parties - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'

Aug 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,500 Views 64 Comments

The current dichotomy is not pleasing anyone. There is a need for a new party to offer a palatable option C, writes Ethan Shattock.

# political-parties - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings
# Behaviour And Attitudes
# Behaviour And Attitudes

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

Jul 16th 2017, 7:39 AM 13,099 Views 75 Comments

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# political-parties - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Political parties and independents were paid over €8 million of state funds last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties and independents were paid over €8 million of state funds last year

Jul 5th 2017, 5:53 PM 5,695 Views 16 Comments

The SIPO report shows that Fianna Fáil received over €2.2 million in 2016.

# political-parties - Friday 13 January, 2017

Poll: Should election posters be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should election posters be scrapped?

Jan 13th 2017, 9:15 PM 23,197 Views 67 Comments

Political parties spent over €416,000 on them last year.

# political-parties - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'

Feb 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,033 Views 107 Comments

Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.

# political-parties - Thursday 4 February, 2016

The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated
# Opinion
# Opinion

The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,525 Views 44 Comments

With the power of social media, one might wonder if there is a better way for election candidates to communicate directly with voters, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# political-parties - Sunday 1 February, 2015

QUIZ: How many of these political party logos can you name?
# Anorak
# Anorak

QUIZ: How many of these political party logos can you name?

Feb 1st 2015, 6:30 PM 25,172 Views 27 Comments

Do you know your People’s Front of Judea from your Judean People’s Front?

# political-parties - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Poll: If an election was held tomorrow, who would you vote for?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If an election was held tomorrow, who would you vote for?

Sep 13th 2014, 10:56 AM 31,059 Views 328 Comments

Decisions, decisions.

# political-parties - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics

Jul 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,310 Views 64 Comments

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female, but are gender quotas the best way to increase this figure?

# political-parties - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?
# Paid With Thanks
# Paid With Thanks

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 11,162 Views 59 Comments

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

# political-parties - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature
# VOTE FOR ME!
# VOTE FOR ME!

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

May 18th 2014, 7:45 PM 19,015 Views 18 Comments

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

# political-parties - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Column: Labour should be pushing for social democracy, rather than abandoning it
# Income Tax Cuts
# Income Tax Cuts

Column: Labour should be pushing for social democracy, rather than abandoning it

Apr 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 38 Views 69 Comments

With Labour backing income tax cuts in next year’s budget, Colm Ó Broin asks if the party is abandoning its support for social democracy.

# political-parties - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Both Government parties down as Sinn Féin surges in latest poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Both Government parties down as Sinn Féin surges in latest poll

Mar 29th 2014, 7:57 PM 24,819 Views 329 Comments

Support for Labour has fallen under 10 per cent yet again, while Sinn Féin is now just one point behind Fianna Fáil.

# political-parties - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

Feb 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 8,089 Views 78 Comments

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

# political-parties - Monday 21 October, 2013

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 21st 2013, 9:30 PM 36,847 Views 263 Comments

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

# political-parties - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Crisis talks on Portugal bailout breakdown
# Portugal
# Portugal

Crisis talks on Portugal bailout breakdown

Jul 20th 2013, 3:50 PM 5,553 Views 17 Comments

The country’s three main parties failed to reach a deal to end the political crisis that threatens to derail the government’s bid to overhaul its finances.

# political-parties - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Jun 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 405 Views 35 Comments

Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna

# political-parties - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Fewer than one third of people support public sector pay cuts
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fewer than one third of people support public sector pay cuts

Apr 27th 2013, 10:42 PM 13,560 Views 158 Comments

A new opinion poll has also found that the majority of respondents want the government to try to renegotiate the Croke Park pay agreement.

# political-parties - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Support for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin falls in latest Red C poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin falls in latest Red C poll

Mar 23rd 2013, 5:37 PM 11,227 Views 181 Comments

The poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post puts the two main opposition parties behind Fine Gael while Labour’s support has jumped by one percentage point in the last month.

# political-parties - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?

Mar 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 60 Views 51 Comments

After a string of tribunals, political scandals and economic catastrophes, reports of Fianna Fail’s death were greatly exaggerated – but why? asks Maura Adshead.

# political-parties - Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?

Dec 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 290 Views 63 Comments

Gary Murphy looks at Ireland’s history of ‘stroke politics’ and asks: should we simply accept that this is the way things will always work?

# political-parties - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Sinn Féin rebounds, others remain the same
# State Of The Parties
# State Of The Parties

Sinn Féin rebounds, others remain the same

Sep 23rd 2012, 1:04 PM 4,789 Views 64 Comments

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll on the party popularity shows that not much has changed over the summer.

# political-parties - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Column: Stephen Donnelly TD answers 10 questions he's frequently asked by the public
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Stephen Donnelly TD answers 10 questions he's frequently asked by the public

Aug 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 445 Views 64 Comments

Are Dáil holidays too long? What do TDs do all day? And what’s the food like in the Leinster House canteen? Independent TD Stephen Donnelly answers some of questions most frequently asked of TDs.

# political-parties - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Column: Ireland doesn't need a new political party, it needs a new politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland doesn't need a new political party, it needs a new politics

Jul 10th 2012, 8:30 PM 162 Views 72 Comments

The intentions of those launching a new political party may be good but Ireland needs to look beyond the ballot box, argues Aidan Rowe.

# political-parties - Sunday 24 June, 2012

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party
# Uniting The Alliance
# Uniting The Alliance

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party

Jun 24th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,414 Views 96 Comments

An alliance of three main groups, the United Left Alliance eventually wants to become a full political party but there are differences within the group about how quickly that should happen.

# political-parties - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív suggests Sinn Féin have inherited Fianna Fáil values
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Éamon Ó Cuív suggests Sinn Féin have inherited Fianna Fáil values

Jun 10th 2012, 11:21 AM 3,711 Views 50 Comments

The former party deputy leader said support had moved to Sinn Féin after Fianna Fáil deserted its roots.

# political-parties - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Enda Kenny refuses to say what he and Merkel spoke about
# Dáil
# Dáil

Enda Kenny refuses to say what he and Merkel spoke about

Jun 6th 2012, 11:59 AM 3,512 Views 53 Comments

Germany has indicated it is not interested in a bank debt deal for Ireland – despite the Government lobbying hard for one after the referendum.

# political-parties - Sunday 29 April, 2012

New poll shows voters set to back EU fiscal treaty
# Fiscal Treaty
# Fiscal Treaty

New poll shows voters set to back EU fiscal treaty

Apr 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,415 Views 92 Comments

However the opinion poll in today’s Sunday Business Post shows that the gap between the Yes and No votes is narrowing.

# political-parties - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself
# People's Convention
# People's Convention

Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself

Apr 8th 2012, 3:27 PM 5,748 Views 2 Comments

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who ran in Cork South-Central, says legislation requiring him to disclose donations is unconstitutional.

# political-parties - Friday 27 January, 2012

Column: Nobody likes the party whips – but our democracy needs them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody likes the party whips – but our democracy needs them

Jan 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 757 Views 36 Comments

TDs are often blamed for toeing their party line, writes Eoin O’Malley, but the alternatives would be even worse.

# political-parties - Friday 16 December, 2011

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics

Dec 16th 2011, 3:50 PM 1,252 Views 21 Comments

The conference, entitled How To Elect More Women, comes in the wake of this week’s legislation which will introduce gender quotas.

# political-parties - Monday 22 August, 2011

Column: Why I joined Ógra Fianna Fáil
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I joined Ógra Fianna Fáil

Aug 22nd 2011, 7:43 AM 687 Views 223 Comments

People ask why anybody would join Fianna Fáil – but it’s up to ourselves if we want to have a voice, writes Ógra member Moselle Foley.

# political-parties - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

May 31st 2011, 4:53 PM 2,069 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

# political-parties - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

Will McDowell return to politics?
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Will McDowell return to politics?

Jul 21st 2010, 3:57 PM 500 Views 0 Comments

He certainly hasn’t ruled it out.