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#The Week in Politics

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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 45,818 Views 186 Comments

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

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 15,119 Views 41 Comments

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

'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 35,211 Views 79 Comments

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

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 17,036 Views 82 Comments

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

'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 53,604 Views 166 Comments

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

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 18,641 Views 39 Comments

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

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 50,893 Views 145 Comments

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

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 20,517 Views 103 Comments

The government is saying it’s not.

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 24,467 Views 0 Comments

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

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 14,289 Views 74 Comments

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

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 18,537 Views 14 Comments

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

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 14,381 Views 9 Comments

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

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 16,995 Views 4 Comments

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

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 13,928 Views 42 Comments

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

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 13,732 Views 19 Comments

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

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 22,801 Views 12 Comments

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

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 17,569 Views 11 Comments

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

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 20,879 Views 11 Comments

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

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 26,451 Views 9 Comments

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

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 33,825 Views 26 Comments

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

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 13,566 Views 15 Comments

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

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 11,701 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…

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 15,821 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…

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 11,118 Views 155 Comments

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

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 15,755 Views 6 Comments

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

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 15,748 Views 8 Comments

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

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 17,260 Views 96 Comments

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

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 22,541 Views 198 Comments

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

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 7,446 Views 38 Comments

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

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 11,113 Views 76 Comments

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

"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 22,035 Views 199 Comments

Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.

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 8,168 Views 42 Comments

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

"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 7,701 Views 49 Comments

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

“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 29,566 Views 148 Comments

Ouch.

"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 6,212 Views 96 Comments

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

"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 13,035 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”.

"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 7,139 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.

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 6,355 Views 50 Comments

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

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 5,971 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.

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 5,976 Views 32 Comments

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

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