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#The Week in Politics

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

Feb 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 45,769 Views 186 Comments

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 24th 2019, 4:24 PM 15,099 Views 41 Comments

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Law and order must, and will, prevail' - Leo Varadkar meets with QIH directors
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

'Law and order must, and will, prevail' - Leo Varadkar meets with QIH directors

Updated Nov 10th 2019, 6:30 PM 35,187 Views 79 Comments

The Taoiseach said he particularly wanted to meet with Kevin Lunney follwoing his “barbaric” abduction.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Sep 29th 2019, 3:34 PM 17,013 Views 82 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga
# I Didn't Know
# I Didn't Know

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga

Feb 12th 2017, 12:57 PM 53,306 Views 168 Comments

The Minister insists she had no knowledge of Tusla’s involvement in the Maurice McCabe saga before last Thursday’s Prime Time broadcast.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August

Feb 5th 2017, 1:50 PM 18,591 Views 39 Comments

OPW junior minister Sean Canney will be rotating the ministry with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 13 November, 2016

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

Nov 13th 2016, 9:15 PM 50,700 Views 145 Comments

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?
# Industrial Strife
# Industrial Strife

Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?

Oct 2nd 2016, 3:48 PM 20,442 Views 103 Comments

The government is saying it’s not.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy
# Charities
# Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:05 PM 24,447 Views 0 Comments

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

# the-week-in-politics - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Sinn Féin says this Fine Gael video is 'typical pathetic crap'
# Social Media Wars
# Social Media Wars

Sinn Féin says this Fine Gael video is 'typical pathetic crap'

Nov 25th 2015, 8:30 PM 14,277 Views 74 Comments

A short Vine has sparked a war of words over taxes between the two parties.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 19 July, 2015

QUIZ: Who said Greece needed Brian Cowen's steady hand? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Who said Greece needed Brian Cowen's steady hand? Test your knowledge of the week...

Jul 19th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,529 Views 14 Comments

… in which there were more Nama revelations and Bertie went before the banking inquiry…

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 21 June, 2015

QUIZ: Which politician couldn't write their own speech? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Which politician couldn't write their own speech? Test your knowledge of the week...

Jun 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 14,367 Views 9 Comments

… in which we remembered the botched attempt to overthrow Enda Kenny…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Who did an interview entirely in emoji? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

Who did an interview entirely in emoji? Test your knowledge of the week...

Jun 13th 2015, 7:45 PM 16,987 Views 4 Comments

… in which Enda Kenny faced a tough crowd in the Dáil…

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 31 May, 2015

QUIZ: Who did or didn't play golf with Brian Cowen? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Who did or didn't play golf with Brian Cowen? Test your knowledge of the week...

May 31st 2015, 8:45 AM 13,918 Views 42 Comments

… in which Averil Power left Fianna Fáil with a bang…

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 17 May, 2015

QUIZ: Which of our TDs was compared to Julius Caesar? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Which of our TDs was compared to Julius Caesar? Test your knowledge of the week...

May 17th 2015, 9:20 AM 13,720 Views 19 Comments

… in which the same-sex marriage referendum campaign entered the final stretch…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 25 April, 2015

QUIZ: Who wouldn't pay a fine to save their life? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Who wouldn't pay a fine to save their life? Test your knowledge of the week...

Apr 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 22,782 Views 12 Comments

… in which we all became very worried about a company called Siteserv…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 18 April, 2015

QUIZ: Who really thinks there is no alternative? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Who really thinks there is no alternative? Test your knowledge of the week...

Apr 18th 2015, 7:10 PM 17,560 Views 11 Comments

… in which the Dáil sat for just a day and a half…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 21 March, 2015

QUIZ: What was Hulk Hogan wearing when he met Enda? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: What was Hulk Hogan wearing when he met Enda? Test your knowledge of the week...

Mar 21st 2015, 7:15 PM 20,869 Views 11 Comments

… in which Enda went to Washington, John Perry hired his wife, and James Reilly went for Big Tobacco (again).

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 14 March, 2015

QUIZ: Why did Mick Wallace wear headphones in the Dáil? Test your knowledge of the week…
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Why did Mick Wallace wear headphones in the Dáil? Test your knowledge of the week…

Mar 14th 2015, 7:15 PM 26,444 Views 9 Comments

… in which ecstasy was temporarily legalised and Bill Clinton made a startling revelation.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 15 February, 2015

QUIZ: What does Eamon Dunphy really think of Ireland? Test your knowledge of the week...
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: What does Eamon Dunphy really think of Ireland? Test your knowledge of the week...

Feb 15th 2015, 3:00 PM 33,817 Views 26 Comments

In which a TD was arrested, Eamon Dunphy got schooled by a minister and Labour suffered more internal woes…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 7 February, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

Feb 7th 2015, 7:15 PM 13,544 Views 15 Comments

In which Seán Barrett saved his job, Alan Shatter came back to haunt the government and the Dáil debated abortion (again)…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 31 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

Jan 31st 2015, 7:15 PM 11,684 Views 7 Comments

The week when Joan and Gerry went head-to-head, the government considered selling Aer Lingus, and protests were back in the news…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 24 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

Jan 24th 2015, 7:15 PM 15,810 Views 10 Comments

The week when Leo came out, as did the wording for the same-sex marriage referendum, and Gerry Adams made a startling admission…

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Fancy being Taoiseach Gerry? He "hasn't given it any thought"
# Election Mode
# Election Mode

Fancy being Taoiseach Gerry? He "hasn't given it any thought"

Jan 18th 2015, 2:31 PM 11,107 Views 155 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader says he’s focused on being a “good republican”.

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 17 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

Jan 17th 2015, 7:15 PM 15,747 Views 6 Comments

The week when the government got a poll boost, jobs were on the agenda and ‘Charlie’ had us all talking…

# the-week-in-politics - Saturday 10 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?
# Knowledge
# Knowledge

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

Jan 10th 2015, 7:15 PM 15,739 Views 8 Comments

The week when Leo came home, Frank flirted with Fine Gael and Christy Burke did a u-turn…

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Fianna Fáil doesn't want 'arrogant' Government squeezing them out of the election debate
# Soldiers Of Destiny
# Soldiers Of Destiny

Fianna Fáil doesn't want 'arrogant' Government squeezing them out of the election debate

Nov 30th 2014, 5:50 PM 17,208 Views 96 Comments

It’s not a straight Fine Gael/Sinn Féin choice according to Michael McGrath.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 23 November, 2014

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney
# Compliance
# Compliance

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney

Nov 23rd 2014, 1:01 PM 22,527 Views 198 Comments

TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official

Oct 5th 2014, 1:31 PM 7,427 Views 36 Comments

Minister of State for Skills Damien English says that it’s a party matter.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate
# IMMA
# IMMA

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate

Sep 28th 2014, 8:43 PM 11,092 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 8 June, 2014

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
# Disagreement
# Disagreement

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals

Jun 8th 2014, 1:32 PM 22,008 Views 199 Comments

Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to

Apr 13th 2014, 12:45 PM 8,155 Views 42 Comments

The Public Expenditure Minister also said that there could be room in Budget 2015 for tax cuts.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 16 February, 2014

"It's called accountability": Tánaiste defends course of GSOC bugging controversy
# Garda
# Garda

"It's called accountability": Tánaiste defends course of GSOC bugging controversy

Feb 16th 2014, 12:45 PM 7,686 Views 49 Comments

Speaking today, he also cast doubt on whether the exact nature of water charges will be known in the coming weeks.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 8 December, 2013

“Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” – Rabbitte
# Burn
# Burn

“Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” – Rabbitte

Dec 8th 2013, 7:57 PM 29,539 Views 148 Comments

Ouch.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 17 November, 2013

"We want an exit, but we want a sustainable exit" - McGrath calls for credit line
# Bailout
# Bailout

"We want an exit, but we want a sustainable exit" - McGrath calls for credit line

Nov 17th 2013, 1:13 PM 6,198 Views 96 Comments

In response to the Fianna Fáil TD, the Communications Minister said that the Government had made “some pretty good shots”.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 10 November, 2013

"I find the approach of Gerry Adams difficult to accept" - Alan Shatter
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

"I find the approach of Gerry Adams difficult to accept" - Alan Shatter

Nov 10th 2013, 12:49 PM 13,021 Views 230 Comments

The Justice Minister stopped short of saying that he does not believe the Sinn Féin leader, but Pearse Doherty denied that Adams is a “liability”.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 27 October, 2013

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague
# Catherine Murphy
# Catherine Murphy

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague

Oct 27th 2013, 1:17 PM 7,119 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd defends James Reilly’s handling of Health – and despite reports of €1 billion of total cuts, says some areas are improving.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability
# Confidence
# Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

Oct 20th 2013, 1:48 PM 6,334 Views 50 Comments

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Too early to talk of 'clean break' from bailout - Taoiseach
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

Too early to talk of 'clean break' from bailout - Taoiseach

Oct 13th 2013, 1:48 PM 5,961 Views 73 Comments

Enda Kenny added that Ireland’s corporate tax rate will not be up for discussion in any talks on a credit facility after the bailout.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Tax cuts 'unlikely' in this year's budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Tax cuts 'unlikely' in this year's budget

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:44 PM 5,968 Views 32 Comments

There will also be no income tax increases, according to Minister of State Brian Hayes.

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