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From TheJournal.ie Brian Hayes to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Quitting

Brian Hayes to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

The 49 year-old said he made the decision for family reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election Dublin South West

Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election

Fine Gael narrowly missed out on two seats in Dublin South West in the last election.

From TheJournal.ie 'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist FOI

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how the public reacted to a now-postponed visit by Trump to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael remains most popular party, widening gap on Fianna Fáil Exit Poll

Fine Gael remains most popular party, widening gap on Fianna Fáil

Both parties have played down rumours of a general election.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to meet Apprentice Boys on trip to Derry Peace Process

Varadkar to meet Apprentice Boys on trip to Derry

Discussing the peace process and Brexit are on the Taoiseach’s agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election? Party Politics This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks.

From TheJournal.ie Amidst election threats, opinion poll shows Fine Gael ahead with Fianna Fáil gaining ground Confidence And Supply

Amidst election threats, opinion poll shows Fine Gael ahead with Fianna Fáil gaining ground

Varadkar and Martin met on Monday to discuss extending the Confidence and Supply deal.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter' RSVP

Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter'

Pat Breen extended a dinner invitation to former Communications Minister Denis Naughten at the request of David McCourt.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes Minority Support

'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes

Dáil arithmetic meant the resignation of Denis Naughten created a headache for the minority government.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'I have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol': Fine Gael councillor sorry for drunken nightclub brawl John McGahon

'I have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol': Fine Gael councillor sorry for drunken nightclub brawl

Louth councillor John McGahon told LMFM that the incident was “totally and utterly unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request Mounting Pressure

Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Pat Breen also attended a dinner with McCourt.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures Health

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures

The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019 Budget 2019

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019

Follow events as they happen this afternoon, with TheJournal.ie’s liveblog.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance' A Fine Mess

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Peter Fitzpatrick ditching Fine Gael could be a headache for the party Dail Arithmetic

Explainer: Why Peter Fitzpatrick ditching Fine Gael could be a headache for the party

The Louth TD departed the parliamentary party last night.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick resigns from party Louth

Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick resigns from party

The Louth TD campaigned for the Eighth Amendment to be retained in recent times.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency Keeping It Local

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency

Michael Ring’s home county of Mayo received €216,000 in the recent allocation of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise Slur

Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise

Young Fine Gael and Ógra Shinn Féin are at odds after the latter compared Fine Gael to the Nazis.

From TheJournal.ie Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent Departure

Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent

Fitzpatrick will meet with his team this weekend and make a formal announcement on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not the right choice' - Catherine Byrne speaks, but no word on whether she'll support Eoghan Murphy tomorrow Trouble Ahead

'This is not the right choice' - Catherine Byrne speaks, but no word on whether she'll support Eoghan Murphy tomorrow

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing a motion of no confidence in the Dáil tomorrow evening.

From TheJournal.ie Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle Housing Crisis

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle

A report delivered this week advised against the idea.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll RedC

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies Cervicalcheck Scandal

Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies

The report highlighted how the family of one woman was told “nuns don’t get cervical cancer”.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister War Of Words

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister

Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.

From TheJournal.ie 15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing? No Confidence

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

From TheJournal.ie Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in Back In The Fold

Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in

Ever since the former Tánaiste left office, there have been rumours of her return.

From TheJournal.ie Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget Fine Gael Think-In

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish' Supply And Demand

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'

Budget talks start today – but the minister says Fine Gael wants parallel talks on confidence and supply.

From TheJournal.ie 'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump Trump Visit

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary' Opinion

'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary'

Fine Gael’s week dedicated to green issues came across as dated and out-of-touch, writes Jonathan Victory.

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists Road Safety

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

From TheJournal.ie Louth TD says he won't run for Fine Gael again Peter Fitzpatrick

Louth TD says he won't run for Fine Gael again

He took the last seat in both 2011 and 2016 as a Fine Gael member.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election' Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

From TheJournal.ie 'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed Sell Off

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Noone to join Fine Gael ticket in the 'group of death' Dublin Bay North

Catherine Noone to join Fine Gael ticket in the 'group of death'

She was selected to run alongside Education Minister Bruton.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When do you want a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you want a general election?

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?