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# politicians - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'

May 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,960 Views 0 Comments
  • Virtual abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of being an elected official, Órla Ryan and Christina Finn write
  • A number of politicians speak out about the vile insults directed at them - and their children
  • Irish politics needs more women and minorities to run for office, Hazel Chu says

# politicians - Monday 8 March, 2021

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
# Maternity Issue
# Maternity Issue

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 43,834 Views 91 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

# politicians - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Varadkar: 'I'm afraid it will end in violence. I don't mean having a milkshake thrown on you, I mean something much worse'
# Abusive Graffiti
# Abusive Graffiti

Varadkar: 'I'm afraid it will end in violence. I don't mean having a milkshake thrown on you, I mean something much worse'

Feb 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 148,900 Views 98 Comments

The Tánaiste reacts to the abusive graffiti about him that was scrawled on a wall in Belfast earlier this month.

# politicians - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Marcus Rashford showing failing politicians how to do their jobs and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Marcus Rashford showing failing politicians how to do their jobs and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jun 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 3,444 Views 1 Comment

Plus, Gary Vider explains how he conned his way into an interview with Michael Jordan.

# politicians - Friday 7 February, 2020

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

Feb 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 22,134 Views 69 Comments

We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.

# politicians - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'Listen to us. Treat us as people': Messages for the next government from Dublin's homeless community
# Homeless Postcards
# Homeless Postcards

'Listen to us. Treat us as people': Messages for the next government from Dublin's homeless community

Feb 4th 2020, 5:30 PM 17,937 Views 55 Comments

During this campaign, TheJournal.ie has been collecting views on the election from those experiencing homelessness.

# politicians - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

Dec 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,587 Views 138 Comments

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# politicians - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'A true public servant': Politicians pay tribute to 'national treasure' Gay Byrne
# Tributes
# Tributes

'A true public servant': Politicians pay tribute to 'national treasure' Gay Byrne

Nov 5th 2019, 4:34 PM 9,233 Views 10 Comments

A moment silence was held in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs, ministers and the Taosieach paid tribute to Gay Byrne.

# politicians - Monday 6 May, 2019

They're all looking for your vote, but what should you ask politicians when they come to your door?
# Knock Knock
# Knock Knock

They're all looking for your vote, but what should you ask politicians when they come to your door?

May 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 31,746 Views 101 Comments

Here are a few suggestions.

# politicians - Monday 1 October, 2018

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

Oct 1st 2018, 4:31 PM 41,408 Views 131 Comments

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

# politicians - Friday 27 July, 2018

Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office
# Complaints
# Complaints

Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office

Jul 27th 2018, 6:20 AM 11,338 Views 26 Comments

SIPO wants the law changed so it has the power to investigate complaints which come to light after a politician has left office.

# politicians - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September
# Sex Abuse Claims
# Sex Abuse Claims

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September

Jul 10th 2018, 8:27 PM 9,333 Views 0 Comments

A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.

# politicians - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
# Transparency
# Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 12,135 Views 15 Comments

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

# politicians - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

Apr 18th 2018, 8:00 PM 18,511 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

# politicians - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

Feb 14th 2018, 1:48 PM 16,140 Views 61 Comments

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

# politicians - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Feb 7th 2018, 7:57 PM 16,402 Views 55 Comments

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

# politicians - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

9 of the quickest reactions to Danny Healy-Rae's claims about fairies damaging Kerry's roads
# Fairy Fort
From The Daily Edge
# Fairy Fort

9 of the quickest reactions to Danny Healy-Rae's claims about fairies damaging Kerry's roads

Aug 8th 2017, 1:56 PM 9,867 Views 6 Comments

He’s at it again.

# politicians - Monday 17 July, 2017

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Jul 17th 2017, 4:23 PM 33,298 Views 56 Comments

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

# politicians - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,107 Views 19 Comments

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# politicians - Friday 7 July, 2017

Eh, so the US Congress hates women's shoulders, apparently
# Shouldergate
From The Daily Edge
# Shouldergate

Eh, so the US Congress hates women's shoulders, apparently

Jul 7th 2017, 11:29 AM 6,208 Views 2 Comments

Open toed are also deemed “inappropriate”

# politicians - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Here's what happened when I asked every TD if they'd ever enjoyed a bag of cans
# Bag Of Cans
From The Daily Edge
# Bag Of Cans

Here's what happened when I asked every TD if they'd ever enjoyed a bag of cans

Jun 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 20,763 Views 5 Comments

Do politicians enjoy bags of cans with the lads? The answers may surprise you.

# politicians - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

9 times Irish politicians were actually kind of gas on Twitter
# Yurt
From The Daily Edge
# Yurt

9 times Irish politicians were actually kind of gas on Twitter

May 30th 2017, 9:00 PM 9,527 Views 1 Comment

Credit where credit is due.

# politicians - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

May 10th 2017, 10:33 AM 20,808 Views 103 Comments

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

# politicians - Friday 23 December, 2016

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar
# Time Please
# Time Please

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Dec 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 5,896 Views 32 Comments

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

# politicians - Sunday 18 December, 2016

And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….

Dec 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 30,250 Views 55 Comments

The Dáil bar made over €11,738.14 on the first day of the 32nd Dáil in March.

# politicians - Monday 21 November, 2016

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism

Nov 21st 2016, 1:20 PM 15,488 Views 53 Comments

A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.

# politicians - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Most people want to see our TDs dress better
# Dress Up
# Dress Up

Most people want to see our TDs dress better

Oct 18th 2016, 6:49 AM 8,888 Views 37 Comments

Dáil rules state members should dress “in a manner that reflects the dignity of the House”.

# politicians - Monday 17 October, 2016

Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase
# Poll
# Poll

Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase

Oct 17th 2016, 11:35 PM 9,949 Views 56 Comments

TDs are set to see their wages restored by €2,700 in April and another €2,700 in January.

# politicians - Sunday 11 September, 2016

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?
# What's On The Menu
# What's On The Menu

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Sep 11th 2016, 9:46 PM 26,693 Views 64 Comments

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

# politicians - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

We shouldn't be asking why people voted to leave the EU, but why would people vote to stay
# Brexit
# Brexit

We shouldn't be asking why people voted to leave the EU, but why would people vote to stay

Jun 29th 2016, 9:00 PM 132 Views 108 Comments

Dr Ciaran McCullagh argues that those who voted Remain made the wrong choice

# politicians - Friday 24 June, 2016

Britain is out of the EU: It might be the right time to plan that shopping trip to the North
# Brexit
# Brexit

Britain is out of the EU: It might be the right time to plan that shopping trip to the North

Jun 24th 2016, 3:01 PM 23,393 Views 32 Comments

The pound is at its lowest point for thirty years, meaning shopping is now cheaper north of the border.

# politicians - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse
# Threats
# Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

Jun 19th 2016, 12:43 PM 23,875 Views 136 Comments

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# politicians - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about
# Ch-Ch-Changes
# Ch-Ch-Changes

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

Apr 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 18,956 Views 23 Comments

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

# politicians - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
# Opinion
# Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

Feb 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,055 Views 20 Comments

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# politicians - Sunday 7 February, 2016

11 of the most Irish things that have already happened in the election campaign
# Booby Sands
From The Daily Edge
# Booby Sands

11 of the most Irish things that have already happened in the election campaign

Feb 7th 2016, 4:30 PM 9,557 Views 2 Comments

Sure isn’t it great craic.

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics
# Column
# Column

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

Feb 7th 2016, 8:00 AM 624 Views 81 Comments

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

# politicians - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges
# Trust Barometer
# Trust Barometer

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

Feb 3rd 2016, 11:00 AM 10,254 Views 57 Comments

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

# politicians - Monday 28 September, 2015

'The Irish public are not sick of politics, they're actually sick of listening to politicians'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The Irish public are not sick of politics, they're actually sick of listening to politicians'

Sep 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 414 Views 59 Comments

Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this.

# politicians - Monday 24 August, 2015

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders
# Disturbingly Sexy
# Disturbingly Sexy

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders

Aug 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 28,211 Views 62 Comments

The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…

# politicians - Sunday 9 August, 2015

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it
# Sneaky
# Sneaky

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it

Aug 9th 2015, 8:15 AM 16,515 Views 5 Comments

Matt Kenyon has been smuggling the special micro-printed paper into their stationery supplies…

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