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Sunday 10 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person' Consent

'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person'

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop talks about her life, her work, consent and why she’s running for the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon' Way Up North

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'

Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle talks to us about his native county’s uniqueness and why he left Sinn Féin.

Thursday 7 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Over before it even started: Enda and Micheál's brief meeting ends with no plans for government Minority Report

Over before it even started: Enda and Micheál's brief meeting ends with no plans for government

Fianna Fáil is prepared to support a Fine Gael minority government, Micheál Martin said.

From TheJournal.ie No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael No Nay Never

No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has endorsed Enda Kenny’s decision to offer the old enemy a partnership government.

Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election Donegal Says No

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election

Thomas Pringle told us why he hasn’t entertained talks with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens Likeminded

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result State Of The Nation

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This is how Fine Gael would govern with independent TDs - but what about Fianna Fáil? Endapendents

This is how Fine Gael would govern with independent TDs - but what about Fianna Fáil?

A 123-page draft document for a partnership government has been given to independent TDs this evening.

From TheJournal.ie How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges Muddy Waters

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are split on the future of Irish Water and water charges. So how will a compromise be reached?

Monday 4 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie An overwhelming number of people don't support the striking Luas workers Little Sympathy

An overwhelming number of people don't support the striking Luas workers

A new poll finds strong opposition to the industrial action by Luas workers over pay.

From TheJournal.ie Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar Election 2016.2

Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar

The Health Minister has been accused of undermining Fine Gael’s ongoing government talks with independents.

Sunday 3 April, 2016

Saturday 2 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin councillor who went missing 'needs a bit of space and time' Cork

Sinn Féin councillor who went missing 'needs a bit of space and time'

Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Cunningham had been missing for a fortnight.

Friday 1 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Micheál need to stop "pussyfooting" and talk properly - Fitzmaurice Get It Together

Enda and Micheál need to stop "pussyfooting" and talk properly - Fitzmaurice

Meanwhile, TDs have been told a fresh election would cost some €40 million.

From TheJournal.ie The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row Text-gate

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

Thursday 31 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie After 33 days, is there any sign of a new government? Analysis

After 33 days, is there any sign of a new government?

Analysis: Despite today’s phone call, the ‘elephant in the room’ continues to loom large.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader After Joan

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Micheál finally speak on the phone - but there's confusion over who said what THE NEVERENDING STORY

Enda and Micheál finally speak on the phone - but there's confusion over who said what

Micheál Martin phoned Enda Kenny before lunchtime today – but what was said is the subject of some dispute.

Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election THE NEVERENDING STORY

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed Calls To Step Aside

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure Muddy Waters

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure

Irish Water says that under EU law Ireland must charge for water services.

From TheJournal.ie Spin doctor John Drennan quits Renua after election failure Gonezo

Spin doctor John Drennan quits Renua after election failure

The former Sunday Independent journalist has confirmed he is no longer with the party.

Monday 28 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland The Other House

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

Sunday 27 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed Drugs

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Saturday 26 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie After its worst election ever, Labour's going to try and find out what went wrong The Post Mortem

After its worst election ever, Labour's going to try and find out what went wrong

The party is holding an election post-mortem in Dublin next week.

Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room' Minority Report

Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room'

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

From TheJournal.ie As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil THE NEVERENDING STORY

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael is pursuing a minority government with independents and smaller parties.

Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour The Post Mortem This post contains videos

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained why the seeds of Labour’s demise were sown in 2011 in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

From TheJournal.ie The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government Endapendents

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says she was subjected to 'very invasive' security searches in the US Hassled

Mary Lou says she was subjected to 'very invasive' security searches in the US

The Sinn Féin deputy leader intends to meet with the US ambassador to Ireland about the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Strange days in Leinster House as the wait goes on and on and on State Of The Nation

Strange days in Leinster House as the wait goes on and on and on

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil' Next Best Thing This post contains videos

'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil'

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

Monday 21 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo Shots Fired

'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo

Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.

Sunday 20 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election? Political Animals

QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?

Three weeks on, how much do you remember about the election for the 32nd Dáil?

Saturday 19 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil – but lots of them just don’t want to talk about it Keeping Schtum

Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil – but lots of them just don’t want to talk about it

A survey carried out by TheJournal.ie this week found many Fine Gael TDs reluctant to discuss the formation of the next government.

Friday 18 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute Back To The Future

TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute

Martin Heydon’s tribute to Back to the Future has fallen foul of a copyright issues.

From TheJournal.ie Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad Next Best Thing

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event Not Tonight Mate

Secret Service regrets "administrative input error" that kept Gerry Adams from White House event

The Sinn Féin president was left waiting for 90 minutes by security personnel checking his documents, before deciding to leave.

From TheJournal.ie One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics Fidelma Healy-Eames

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics

Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.

From TheJournal.ie Sliced bread, crisps, and cufflinks: The gifts that Enda gave the Obamas St Patrick's Day

Sliced bread, crisps, and cufflinks: The gifts that Enda gave the Obamas

A special Bord Bia hamper, a book on 1916 and, of course, the bowl of shamrock were among the gifts presented at the White House yesterday.

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