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#Politics

# politics - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

# politics - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

# politics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

# politics - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'

Malcolm Byrne says Confidence and Supply didn’t yield much for Fianna Fáil and there’s now understandable anxiety in the party about coalition with FG.

# politics - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

# politics - Friday 10 April, 2020

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland

Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.

# politics - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Friday 6 March, 2020

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.

# politics - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

# politics - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

# politics - Friday 14 February, 2020

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

# politics - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

# politics - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

# politics - Monday 3 February, 2020

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing

Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

# politics - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

# politics - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

# politics - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

The general election is just two weeks away.

# politics - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?

Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.

# politics - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.

# politics - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

# politics - Friday 6 December, 2019

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

# politics - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

Finnish prime minister resigns after being accused of lying by head of postal service

The Social Democrats will now appoint a successor to try and form a new government.

# politics - Sunday 1 December, 2019

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps

China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.

# politics - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?

Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.

# politics - Monday 25 November, 2019

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

# politics - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

# politics - Friday 22 November, 2019

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

# politics - Friday 15 November, 2019

Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'

The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.

# politics - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections

Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.

# politics - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# politics - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit

Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.

# politics - Sunday 22 September, 2019

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

# politics - Friday 6 September, 2019

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

# politics - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# politics - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

# politics - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year

Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.

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