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From TheJournal.ie Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt? Poster Boys

Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?

Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.

From TheJournal.ie Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell Investgation

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is an urgency to this': The government wants to double Ireland's 'global footprint' by 2025 Global Ireland

'There is an urgency to this': The government wants to double Ireland's 'global footprint' by 2025

The government launched its Global Ireland plan today.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny to be named 'European of the Year' Brexit

Enda Kenny to be named 'European of the Year'

Leo Varadkar will present him with the award next week.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents Student Accommodation

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents

The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland shedding its old skin', but will that include Fianna Fáil? 36th Amendment

'Ireland shedding its old skin', but will that include Fianna Fáil?

While the celebrations were all about women, when the dust settles, there will be a political aftermath to deal with.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate Eighth Amendment

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll Politics

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

From TheJournal.ie Up in the polls: The Cervical Check scandal hasn't dented support for Fine Gael Up

Up in the polls: The Cervical Check scandal hasn't dented support for Fine Gael

Leo Varadkar’s party remains the most popular in the country according to the latest Red C/SBP poll

From TheJournal.ie Satisfaction with government takes hit after CervicalCheck scandal Performance

Satisfaction with government takes hit after CervicalCheck scandal

The fall is particularly marked among women.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless Homelessness

'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless

Minister Murphy was asked to make a statement following a row last week over hundreds of adults and children being removed from the March homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless? Figures

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

From TheJournal.ie 'She will be greatly missed': Tributes paid to former TD Monica Barnes RIP

'She will be greatly missed': Tributes paid to former TD Monica Barnes

Barnes passed away at the age of 82.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy CervicalCheck

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

From TheJournal.ie New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country Poll

New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country

Trailing the party is Fianna Fáil, which has 25% support (up one point).

From TheJournal.ie Anti-Brexit unionist nominated by Leo Varadkar elected to Seanad with help of Sinn Féin Unlikely Alliance

Anti-Brexit unionist nominated by Leo Varadkar elected to Seanad with help of Sinn Féin

Ian Marshall says he’s received support from other unionists.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: There are two seats up for grabs in the Seanad today - here's what you need to know Secret Ballot

Explainer: There are two seats up for grabs in the Seanad today - here's what you need to know

Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will be voting by secret ballot.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why has a massive row blown up between two Independent Alliance TDs? Split

Explainer: Why has a massive row blown up between two Independent Alliance TDs?

The crux of the issue is there is just one Minister of State role up for grabs but two government TDs want it.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important' Eighth Amendment

'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'

Some of the most senior government ministers were out canvassing for a Yes vote in the Eighth Referendum at Stephen’s Green today.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today Social Housing

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

From TheJournal.ie 'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions Housing

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws Housing

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Jim Daly says he wasn't slapped down over his comments about coalition with Sinn Féin Partners In Govt

Jim Daly says he wasn't slapped down over his comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

“You must have a valid reason for not doing business with Sinn Féin,” the junior minister said today.

From TheJournal.ie UK government suggestion that Sinn Féin is 'strongly influencing' Brexit negotiations greeted with derision Keeping It Unreal

UK government suggestion that Sinn Féin is 'strongly influencing' Brexit negotiations greeted with derision

Brexit secretary David Davis made the claims at a conference in London yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections' Confidence And Supply This post contains videos

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'

The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like a general election this year?

The ‘confidence and supply’ agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may be reaching the end of its shelf-life.

From TheJournal.ie Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment Together For Yes

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

From TheJournal.ie New Young Fine Gael chairman says his 'coathanger abortion' comment was 'atrocious' YFG

New Young Fine Gael chairman says his 'coathanger abortion' comment was 'atrocious'

Killian Foley-Walsh was elected over the weekend to lead the youth wing of the party.

From TheJournal.ie Kildare councillor resigns from Fine Gael over how 'bullying' complaint was handled Fiona Mcloughlin Healy

Kildare councillor resigns from Fine Gael over how 'bullying' complaint was handled

Fine Gael’s disciplinary committee admitted that there were “a number [of] shortcomings” in how group meetings are conducted.

From TheJournal.ie Leo has borrowed an idea or two from Dragon's Den for this new video Make Your Pitich

Leo has borrowed an idea or two from Dragon's Den for this new video

Fancy making a ‘pitch’ on how to improve the country to a panel of Fine Gael ministers?

From TheJournal.ie Just under half of people trust the government Opinion Poll

Just under half of people trust the government

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

From TheJournal.ie 'A clear election pitch': Fianna Fáil continues to hammer government over Ireland 2040 marketing Communication Unit

'A clear election pitch': Fianna Fáil continues to hammer government over Ireland 2040 marketing

The row over the marketing push dominated Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator Investigation

Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator

The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

From TheJournal.ie No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work Big Interview

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland Ireland 2040

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland

A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan Not Happening

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.