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# progressive-democrats - Friday 23 July, 2021

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place
# Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 5:44 PM 34,447 Views 24 Comments

O’Malley died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

# progressive-democrats - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 11:00 AM 21,059 Views 50 Comments

Jason O’Mahony pays tribute to founder of the PDs and former senior minister, Des O’Malley, who died yesterday.

# progressive-democrats - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley dies aged 82
# RIP
# RIP

Former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley dies aged 82

Jul 21st 2021, 10:19 AM 56,228 Views 56 Comments

O’Malley’s ‘standing by the Republic’ speech is among the most famous ever in the Dáil.

# progressive-democrats - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL
# Limerick
# Limerick

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

Jan 9th 2018, 3:40 PM 72,291 Views 80 Comments

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

# progressive-democrats - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry

Jul 29th 2015, 5:34 PM 15,858 Views 46 Comments

Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.

# progressive-democrats - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...
# Analysis
# Analysis

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Jun 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 9,600 Views 22 Comments

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

# progressive-democrats - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything... it's that deals can always be made
# Recap
# Recap

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything... it's that deals can always be made

Jan 7th 2015, 7:30 PM 13,563 Views 15 Comments

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

# progressive-democrats - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate
# New Claims
# New Claims

Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate

Nov 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,986 Views 0 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.

# progressive-democrats - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Back in time:  This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre...
# Socialist And Mushroom
# Socialist And Mushroom

Back in time: This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre...

Sep 14th 2014, 5:30 PM 18,206 Views 27 Comments

You’d be a fool to consider buying a pizza from anybody else. Especially when the ‘alternatives’ have names like ‘Cheese and Sleaze’…

# progressive-democrats - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate

Aug 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,389 Views 77 Comments

But the Fianna Fáíl TD and grandson of the party’s founder cautioned against going into coalition with Fine Gael after the next election as one former colleague of his suggested this week.

# progressive-democrats - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?
# Switch-up
# Switch-up

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?

Apr 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,564 Views 30 Comments

The independent TD declined to comment when asked if he was interested in joining the party which itself has denied it has approached the former Progressive Democrat deputy.

# progressive-democrats - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Blogger 'Guido Fawkes' called to give evidence at Leveson inquiry
# Leveson
# Leveson

Blogger 'Guido Fawkes' called to give evidence at Leveson inquiry

Nov 27th 2011, 6:21 PM 4,428 Views 1 Comment

Earlier today the political blogger, whose real name is Paul Staines, revealed details of the evidence Alastair Campbell will give to Leveson later this week.

# progressive-democrats - Friday 17 June, 2011

Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod
# Pat Cox
# Pat Cox

Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod

Jun 17th 2011, 11:24 AM 291 Views 6 Comments

The former PD launches his campaign for Fine Gael’s nomination, but acknowledges there will be difficulty ahead.

# progressive-democrats - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007
# GE11
# GE11

The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007

Feb 27th 2011, 9:56 PM 1,808 Views 0 Comments

The party that disbanded after its election slaughter in 2007 sees its former candidates gain ground this time around.

# progressive-democrats - Sunday 24 October, 2010

Political parties received €13.8m in state funding last year
# Join The Party
# Join The Party

Political parties received €13.8m in state funding last year

Oct 24th 2010, 2:15 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

Political parties spent public funds on communications, travel, media training and conferences, new figures show.

# progressive-democrats - Friday 24 September, 2010

Grealish confirms defection to Dáil opposition benches
# Noel Grealish
# Noel Grealish

Grealish confirms defection to Dáil opposition benches

Sep 24th 2010, 12:00 PM 279 Views 0 Comments

The former PD leaves over an objection to hospital funding cuts – while his former party colleague is Minister for Health.