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Martin challenges Opposition to televised debates
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Martin challenges Opposition to televised debates

Jan 27th 2011, 7:54 AM 568 Views 0 Comments

New leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin says the focus of the upcoming election campaign must be on “substantial debate”

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader
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Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

Jan 26th 2011, 3:07 PM 992 Views 0 Comments

The Cork TD beats opposition from Éamon Ó Cuív, Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin to become the eighth party leader.

Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through
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Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through

Jan 26th 2011, 12:36 PM 767 Views 0 Comments

The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax
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Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Jan 26th 2011, 8:53 AM 464 Views 0 Comments

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

The Doomsday option: what happens if Cowen doesn't run?
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The Doomsday option: what happens if Cowen doesn't run?

Jan 24th 2011, 3:41 PM 5,077 Views 0 Comments

The Cabinet is now at its constitutional minimum – so what happens if Cowen or a minister quits or loses their seat?

No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say
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No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say

Jan 24th 2011, 8:19 AM 1,908 Views 0 Comments

Guess what the world’s press makes of Ireland’s latest political woes? No prizes for guessing: they don’t think it’s good.

Green Party to withdraw from coalition
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Green Party to withdraw from coalition

Jan 23rd 2011, 5:15 PM 1,344 Views 0 Comments

The Greens withdraw from government – but will continue to support the Finance Bill from the Dáil’s opposition benches.

Four senior FF figures declare leadership intentions
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Four senior FF figures declare leadership intentions

Jan 22nd 2011, 8:45 PM 1,096 Views 0 Comments

Micheal Martin, Brian Lenihan, Éamon Ó Cuív and Mary Hanafin will all be candidates in Fianna Fáil’s leadership election.

FF election candidates demand input in leadership contest
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FF election candidates demand input in leadership contest

Jan 22nd 2011, 6:01 PM 684 Views 0 Comments

A Fianna Fáil candidate in the general election in Clare says the party’s next Dáil crop should have a role in picking a leader.

Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?
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Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?

Jan 22nd 2011, 4:11 PM 680 Views 0 Comments

Paddy Power’s already got his market open – and there’s only one horse running.

Fianna Fáil votes to pick new leader on Wednesday
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Fianna Fáil votes to pick new leader on Wednesday

Jan 22nd 2011, 3:20 PM 459 Views 3 Comments

TDs have until Monday afternoon to decide if they want to be FF leader, and will vote to elect one on Wednesday.

Cowen resigns FF leadership: statement in full
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Cowen resigns FF leadership: statement in full

Jan 22nd 2011, 3:15 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach’s full statement on how he’s staying Taoiseach, despite having a new party leader elected this week.

Poll: Will changing leader encourage you to vote Fianna Fáil?
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Poll: Will changing leader encourage you to vote Fianna Fáil?

Jan 22nd 2011, 2:56 PM 1,688 Views 0 Comments

Will the change of leadership make a difference for Fianna Fáil’s fortunes in a general election in 48 days’ time?

Brian Cowen quits as FF leader, remains as Taoiseach
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Brian Cowen quits as FF leader, remains as Taoiseach

Jan 22nd 2011, 2:03 PM 2,011 Views 0 Comments

Brian Cowen resigns the leadership of Fianna Fáil but will continue to lead government – saying it’s not to do with the reshuffle.

Brian Cowen to make media statement at 2pm
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Brian Cowen to make media statement at 2pm

Jan 22nd 2011, 1:00 PM 197 Views 0 Comments

Seven days on, Ó Cuív refuses to back Cowen
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Seven days on, Ó Cuív refuses to back Cowen

Jan 22nd 2011, 11:00 AM 656 Views 0 Comments

Friday, January 14: Brian Cowen has Éamon Ó Cuív’s full support as Fianna Fáil leader. Friday, January 21: No comment.

The week in photos
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The week in photos

Jan 21st 2011, 7:01 PM 2,008 Views 0 Comments

The week that was, in pictures.

Cabinet chaos: today's best front pages
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Cabinet chaos: today's best front pages

Jan 21st 2011, 2:30 PM 1,045 Views 0 Comments

A selection of the political images portrayed across the front pages of this morning’s papers.

Cowen under fire even as he moves North
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Cowen under fire even as he moves North

Jan 21st 2011, 2:30 PM 687 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach has fruitful meeting with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness in North-South Ministerial Council – but is hit by barrage of questions about his leadership in Q&A afterwards. (And at home, by Conor Lenihan).

The chaos in cabinet: What the rest of the world thinks
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The chaos in cabinet: What the rest of the world thinks

Jan 21st 2011, 10:00 AM 1,984 Views 0 Comments

What did the rest of the world make of Unholy Thursday?

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Labour to decide on confidence motion in government

Jan 21st 2011, 8:37 AM 197 Views 0 Comments

Today the Labour party is expected to decide whether to go ahead with their planned vote of of confidence in the government.

Cowen on unstable ground following cabinet crisis
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Cowen on unstable ground following cabinet crisis

Jan 21st 2011, 8:14 AM 661 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday’s cabinet crisis left many Fianna Fáil backbenchers furious. Today, many are asking if Brian Cowen will survive to fight the general election.

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen
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Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Jan 20th 2011, 4:12 PM 2,285 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full
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Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

Jan 20th 2011, 2:13 PM 1,073 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.

Ministerial roles pass over to Coughlan, Carey, Smith, Hanafin and O Cuiv
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Ministerial roles pass over to Coughlan, Carey, Smith, Hanafin and O Cuiv

Jan 20th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,268 Views 0 Comments

Six familiar Fianna Fail faces double up on jobs left behind by their resigning colleagues.

Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits
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Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits

Jan 20th 2011, 10:05 AM 1,724 Views 0 Comments

Batt O’Keeffe joins Mary Harney, Noel Dempsy, Dermot Ahern and Tony Killeen in announcing his departure from the cabinet.

Buoyant Brian hears Greens call to have election by end of March
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Buoyant Brian hears Greens call to have election by end of March

Jan 19th 2011, 2:34 PM 661 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach spends the morning putting off “stupid suggestions” – and Mary Hanafin splits hairs.

Cowen and Gormley to discuss date of general election
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Cowen and Gormley to discuss date of general election

Jan 19th 2011, 9:44 AM 293 Views 0 Comments

The taoiseach and Green Party leader will meet today to discuss a date for the forthcoming general election.

With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position
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With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position

Jan 19th 2011, 9:09 AM 834 Views 0 Comments

As the fallout from last night’s confidence vote continues, the Finance Minister is accused of stretching the truth about his support for the Taoiseach, while other commentators claim Hanafin was trying to sit on the fence.

Opposition renew general election calls after Cowen victory
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Opposition renew general election calls after Cowen victory

Jan 19th 2011, 6:55 AM 335 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin all demand an immediate general election in the wake of Brian Cowen’s victory.

Timeline: The Fianna Fáil heave – how it unfolded
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Timeline: The Fianna Fáil heave – how it unfolded

Jan 19th 2011, 6:37 AM 686 Views 0 Comments

A timeline of events leading to yesterday’s Fianna Fáil parliamentary party vote on confidence in Cowen’s leadership.

Micheál Martin confirms cabinet resignation
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Micheál Martin confirms cabinet resignation

Jan 18th 2011, 10:14 PM 771 Views 0 Comments

Martin steps down from his ministerial post following Cowen’s successful party leadership motion this evening – but Cowen insists they will remain good friends.

FF Heave: The vote is in... Cowen stays
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FF Heave: The vote is in... Cowen stays

Jan 18th 2011, 9:15 PM 784 Views 0 Comments

The margin of Fianna Fáil TDs who supported Cowen or sought new leader will not be revealed.