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# tom-fleming - Monday 29 June, 2015

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan
# Rule Breakers
# Rule Breakers

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan

Jun 29th 2015, 12:31 PM 29,979 Views 66 Comments

Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.

# tom-fleming - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
# Behind The Bar
# Behind The Bar

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Apr 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 43,655 Views 111 Comments

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

# tom-fleming - Monday 30 March, 2015

Shane Ross won't be specific but wants to 'look after women'...
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

Shane Ross won't be specific but wants to 'look after women'...

Mar 30th 2015, 11:48 AM 10,659 Views 57 Comments

… and do loads of other stuff, like revive rural Ireland.

# tom-fleming - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Shane Ross (and others) will FINALLY launch the party that's not a party next month
# It's Finally Happening (maybe)
# It's Finally Happening (maybe)

Shane Ross (and others) will FINALLY launch the party that's not a party next month

Mar 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 12,581 Views 42 Comments

They’re calling it an ‘alliance of independents’.

# tom-fleming - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Micheál Martin tells Enda: 'You've put a price on people's lives'
# Soliris
# Soliris

Micheál Martin tells Enda: 'You've put a price on people's lives'

Feb 4th 2015, 1:15 PM 10,025 Views 45 Comments

Soliris, which costs €400,000 per patient per year, is not available in Ireland.

# tom-fleming - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance
# Switcheroo
# Switcheroo

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

Jan 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,200 Views 72 Comments

Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.

# tom-fleming - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,785 Views 119 Comments

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# tom-fleming - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,766 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# tom-fleming - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Tánaiste: Assisted suicide is a topic we should address as human beings, as legislators
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste: Assisted suicide is a topic we should address as human beings, as legislators

Nov 21st 2013, 12:53 PM 3,925 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has said that the issue of assisted suicide should be addressed in response to questions in the Dáil this morning.

# tom-fleming - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Department of Foreign Affairs confirm death of former Kerry GAA player
# Shooting
From The42
# Shooting

Department of Foreign Affairs confirm death of former Kerry GAA player

Aug 31st 2013, 8:43 PM 54,101 Views 39 Comments

Ray Prendiville was shot and killed in Namibia on Friday.

# tom-fleming - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,469 Views 55 Comments

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# tom-fleming - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

May 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,373 Views 206 Comments

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# tom-fleming - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,123 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# tom-fleming - Friday 8 June, 2012

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

Jun 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,613 Views 88 Comments

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# tom-fleming - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 PM 9,379 Views 224 Comments

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# tom-fleming - Monday 23 April, 2012

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office
# Consultants
# Consultants

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Apr 23rd 2012, 8:23 AM 1,970 Views 26 Comments

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

# tom-fleming - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

Sep 20th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,265 Views 54 Comments

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# tom-fleming - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Kerry TDs, Flanagan and McGrath back McGuinness but who’s supporting Norris?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Kerry TDs, Flanagan and McGrath back McGuinness but who’s supporting Norris?

Sep 17th 2011, 5:25 PM 3,364 Views 101 Comments

Sinn Féin’s candidate has the numbers to be on the ballot paper but David Norris faces a battle to secure enough support. We crunch the numbers on who is backing who.

# tom-fleming - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 3:30 PM 1,663 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.