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Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Travel
# Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

Thu 12:05 AM 16,571 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

# politics - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

Sat 8:00 PM 11,707 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

# politics - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,705 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

# politics - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:32 PM 24,050 Views 49 Comments

The carbon tax is set to increase next month from €33.50 to €41.00 per tonne of carbon.

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status
# Rishi Sunak
# Rishi Sunak

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status

Apr 7th 2022, 1:31 PM 28,403 Views 10 Comments

The tax-reducing status emerged on the day Rishi Sunak’s national insurance increase came into effect.

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
# Climate
# Climate

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,407 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

# politics - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Sinn Féin remains in the lead as most popular party among voters, new poll shows
# Party Support
# Party Support

Sinn Féin remains in the lead as most popular party among voters, new poll shows

Apr 3rd 2022, 11:41 AM 34,011 Views 118 Comments

The findings from the latest Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks poll were published this weekend.

# politics - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government

Mar 31st 2022, 1:34 PM 23,894 Views 27 Comments

Most civil servants will now be able to work remotely at least some of the time.

# politics - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling
# Politics
# Politics

Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling

Mar 27th 2022, 8:24 AM 47,327 Views 115 Comments

Sinn Féin remains the most popular party in the Republic of Ireland.

# politics - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits
# Meetings
# Meetings

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits

Mar 23rd 2022, 10:56 PM 11,295 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other leaders are also travelling to Brussels on Thursday.

# politics - Monday 14 March, 2022

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment

Mar 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 36,649 Views 28 Comments

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party’s chief diplomat, met today.

# politics - Monday 7 March, 2022

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'

Mar 7th 2022, 6:58 PM 25,461 Views 49 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.

# politics - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
# USA
# USA

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

Jan 26th 2022, 9:15 PM 24,024 Views 33 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

# politics - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy
# Global Politics
# Global Politics

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 12,832 Views 13 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at democracy and asks if it prevents politicians from pushing for real change.

# politics - Friday 31 December, 2021

A 2022 preview: What we know about the big political events scheduled to happen next year
# Events Dear Boy
# Events Dear Boy

A 2022 preview: What we know about the big political events scheduled to happen next year

Dec 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,812 Views 20 Comments

A Taoiseach rotation and other issues.

# politics - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,649 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

# politics - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar
# Housing
# Housing

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar

Nov 25th 2021, 8:25 PM 28,036 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns accused the government of overseeing a cost-of-living crisis in Ireland.

# politics - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls
# Political Poll
# Political Poll

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls

Nov 14th 2021, 1:31 PM 55,469 Views 176 Comments

Fine Gael are unchanged and support for Fianna Fáil has dropped by three points.

# politics - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,380 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

# politics - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 5:08 PM 33,679 Views 47 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that two ministers may attend housing ‘roadshows’.

# politics - Monday 27 September, 2021

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors

Sep 27th 2021, 8:28 AM 9,978 Views 26 Comments

Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.

# politics - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,484 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.

# politics - Sunday 22 August, 2021

Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset
# Closing Time
From The42
# Closing Time

Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 7,332 Views 5 Comments

The 42-year-old Filipino boxing superstar indicated he now planned to turn his attention to his political career.

# politics - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Aug 4th 2021, 7:25 AM 31,245 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

# politics - Friday 23 July, 2021

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:54 PM 23,693 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

# politics - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,097 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

# politics - Friday 9 July, 2021

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
# Labour
# Labour

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,392 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

# politics - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
# Vote
# Vote

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 10:57 PM 58,080 Views 106 Comments

40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.

# politics - Monday 28 June, 2021

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 9,461 Views 2 Comments

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

# politics - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 12,050 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

# politics - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:25 PM 39,246 Views 62 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

# politics - Thursday 10 June, 2021

FG's James Geoghegan surveyed voters door-to-door for Renua but 'nobody asked' who he was with
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

FG's James Geoghegan surveyed voters door-to-door for Renua but 'nobody asked' who he was with

Jun 10th 2021, 11:54 AM 17,802 Views 24 Comments

Geoghegan said that he knocked to “maybe 50 people” ahead of the 2016 general election.

# politics - Friday 4 June, 2021

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,946 Views 24 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
# Social Media

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,241 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

# politics - Monday 31 May, 2021

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
# Pan African Parliament
# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,677 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

# politics - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,396 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

# politics - Friday 30 April, 2021

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,234 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

# politics - Friday 9 April, 2021

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,715 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

# politics - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
# Environment
# Environment

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,897 Views 23 Comments

Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.

# politics - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'

Feb 27th 2021, 4:30 PM 16,659 Views 36 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi, who is of African descent, had hoped to run in the forthcoming Seanad by-election. She shares her thoughts on Irish politics.

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