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From TheJournal.ie Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked' Debate

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners Budget 2021

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.

From TheJournal.ie Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch United Ireland

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie 'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

From TheJournal.ie Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says' Interview

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

From TheJournal.ie Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael Opinion Poll

Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil’s approval rated dipped again in the latest Sunday Times poll.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements Rotating Taoiseachs

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll

A Business Post/Red C Research poll indicates that Fianna Fáil are down 5 points, while there’s no change for Sinn Féin or Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin' Coronavirus

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister Third Time Lucky

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera? Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

He died 45 years ago today.

From TheJournal.ie Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy Fianna Fallout

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making' Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

From TheJournal.ie Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy Omnishambles

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy

The resignation of Dara Calleary this morning began a day of chaos and confusion for the government.

From TheJournal.ie Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us' Fianna Fáil

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'

Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary was among those at a golf function with over 80 attendees at a hotel on Wednesday night

From TheJournal.ie Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson Meat Plants

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe' Meat Plants

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors' Foot In Mouth

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'

The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets Backlash

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets Public Service

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

From TheJournal.ie 1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August Back To School

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers Backlash

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

From TheJournal.ie Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen Fianna Fáil

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

From TheJournal.ie A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded Cowengate

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded

It’s been a turbulent few days – here’s a way to keep up with it all.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable' Cowengate

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

From TheJournal.ie Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy Fianna Fáil

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil chamber this evening.

From TheJournal.ie A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

From TheJournal.ie Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report Controversy

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report

Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,

From TheJournal.ie State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

From TheJournal.ie Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban Drink Driving

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks' Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

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