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#Politicians

# politicians - This year 2022

Five former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying
# Sipo Report
# Sipo Report

Five former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying

Jun 30th 2022, 1:08 PM 14,934 Views 17 Comments

Under the law, public officials are subject to a one year “cooling-off” period after they leave their roles.

# politicians - Last year 2021

Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free

Nov 18th 2021, 1:16 PM 15,625 Views 56 Comments

The Oireachtas says antigen tests will not be free to TDs and Senators.

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report
# Lobby
# Lobby

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report

Jun 28th 2021, 2:36 PM 9,537 Views 2 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released its 2020 report on the regulation of lobbying.

'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 76,598 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
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 43,893 Views 91 Comments

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

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 149,477 Views 107 Comments

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

# politicians - All time

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 3,490 Views 1 Comment

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

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 22,160 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.

'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 17,976 Views 55 Comments

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

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 61,698 Views 138 Comments

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

'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 9,273 Views 10 Comments

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

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 31,842 Views 103 Comments

Here are a few suggestions.

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 41,472 Views 131 Comments

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

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 11,367 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.

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 9,369 Views 0 Comments

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

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 12,201 Views 15 Comments

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

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 18,541 Views 82 Comments

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

'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 16,170 Views 61 Comments

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

'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 16,538 Views 55 Comments

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

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 9,895 Views 6 Comments

He’s at it again.

'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 33,340 Views 56 Comments

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

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 12,239 Views 19 Comments

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

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 6,236 Views 2 Comments

Open toed are also deemed “inappropriate”

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 20,990 Views 5 Comments

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

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 9,575 Views 1 Comment

Credit where credit is due.

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 20,895 Views 103 Comments

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

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 5,936 Views 34 Comments

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

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 30,385 Views 55 Comments

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

"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 15,599 Views 53 Comments

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

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 8,911 Views 37 Comments

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

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 9,976 Views 56 Comments

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

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 27,040 Views 64 Comments

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

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 233 Views 108 Comments

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

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 23,413 Views 32 Comments

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

"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 23,967 Views 135 Comments

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

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 18,978 Views 23 Comments

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

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 1,105 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.

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 9,572 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 899 Views 80 Comments

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

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 10,271 Views 57 Comments

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

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