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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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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'

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...

… 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...

… 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...

… 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...

… 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...

… 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...

… 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...

… 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...

… 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…

… 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...

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?

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?

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?

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"

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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