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From TheJournal.ie Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year SIPO

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year

Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says she did not approve wording of letter telling residents methadone clinic would not open Bad Penmanship

Minister says she did not approve wording of letter telling residents methadone clinic would not open

The newsletter style document was issued to residents with update on the proposals for a methadone clinic at Ballinteer Health Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd says Maria Bailey should not stand for the party in the next election Swing-gate

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd says Maria Bailey should not stand for the party in the next election

The Louth TD said people were concerned about Bailey’s abandoned case against the Dean Hotel.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote?

Boris Johnson was elected by only 160,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case Maria Bailey

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge

Support for the Greens has fallen by four points.

From TheJournal.ie Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

From TheJournal.ie Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex' It's Complicated

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait Tax Cuts

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy Waterford

Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy

The motion was passed by local members of the party last night.

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead Poll

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead

The poll shows that support for Fine Gael is at its lowest point since Leo Varadkar became taoiseach two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament Ep2019

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament

We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .

From TheJournal.ie Councillor quits Fine Gael citing 'internal turmoil' one week after being elected to local council Donegal

Councillor quits Fine Gael citing 'internal turmoil' one week after being elected to local council

He said he would be initiating legal proceedings in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC Former Rehab Ceo

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC

“Notwithstanding all the issues around Ms Kerins’ salary, I think she was badly treated,” Varadkar told the Dáil committees’ chairs.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case Insurance

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case

Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael to launch internal review into Maria Bailey swing fall case Swing-gate

Fine Gael to launch internal review into Maria Bailey swing fall case

In recent days, the Taoiseach said Bailey caused ‘reputational damage’ to the party.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections Midlands-North-West

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning' Swing-gate

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days Housing Protest

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak to Maria Bailey over dropped swing claim against Dublin hotel Compensation Claim

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak to Maria Bailey over dropped swing claim against Dublin hotel

The TD dropped her case against the hotel following controversy over it this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'A private matter': No comment from Taoiseach as TD drops swing claim against Dublin hotel Compensation

'A private matter': No comment from Taoiseach as TD drops swing claim against Dublin hotel

The Irish Independent reports today that TD Maria Bailey has dropped her claim against The Dean hotel.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: Fine Gael TD's injury lawsuit 'flies in the face of everything being done to keep insurance costs down' Court

Micheál Martin: Fine Gael TD's injury lawsuit 'flies in the face of everything being done to keep insurance costs down'

Maria Bailey alleges negligence or breach of duty against the Dean Hotel over a fall from a swing at the venue.

From TheJournal.ie 21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections Opinion Poll

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael' Aontú Manifesto

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'

Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin activist makes 'unreserved apology' to Fine Gael councillor over Facebook comments High Court

Sinn Féin activist makes 'unreserved apology' to Fine Gael councillor over Facebook comments

The councillor had brought a defamation case to the High Court in relation to the social media post.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years Opinion Poll

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years

From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael candidates in the lead in each European constituency, new opinion poll finds Ipsos MRBI

Fine Gael candidates in the lead in each European constituency, new opinion poll finds

The numbers currently look good for Frances Fitzgerald, Sean Kelly and Mairead McGuinness.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

From TheJournal.ie 'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network WiFi

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Have you a job? Have you a job?' - Tense exchanges as FG Cork meeting disrupted by protesters Rebel County This post contains videos

'Have you a job? Have you a job?' - Tense exchanges as FG Cork meeting disrupted by protesters

The Connolly Youth Movement said its activists had caused the disruption.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws Dorchester Hotel

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws

Brunei’s has adopted harsh new sharia laws, including the death penalty for gay sex.

From TheJournal.ie New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin Red C

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin

The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters Climate Change

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords' Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates Women For Election

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin Fine Gael

Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin

The Taoiseach also used his speech to take a pop at Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions Simon Coveney

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions

Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.

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