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From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks Over The Top

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

From TheJournal.ie Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain Occupied Territories

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

From TheJournal.ie Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points Fines

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points

The general scheme of the Bill was approved this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill Trouble Ahead

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?

The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare Granny Grant

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare

The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England' Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Whoever gets the government assistant chief whip job won't be taking the €15k top up Gone

Whoever gets the government assistant chief whip job won't be taking the €15k top up

The TD left the Independent Alliance last week after a row over who should serve as a junior minister.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance Stepping Down

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

He announced the move this morning.

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 Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran wins bout over junior minister role against Seán Canney Independent Alliance

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran wins bout over junior minister role against Seán Canney

An internal dispute arose over whether Seán Canney would take back over the role.

From TheJournal.ie Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil No-dail Recall

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost Popularity

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost

The latest poll puts Leo Varadkar’s own approval rating at 56%.

From TheJournal.ie A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election Frances Fitzgerald

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair' Retirement Age

'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair'

The Independent Alliance want Paschal Donohoe to give workers the option to work until the age of 66 if they choose.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law Off The Road

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach Pledging Support

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach

The five IA members will vote for Varadkar next week.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar Week Of Meetings

Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of Tuesday’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie 'Boxer' Moran: 'Yes, I have difficulties with reading, but I am as clever a man as you will ever meet' Switch-up

'Boxer' Moran: 'Yes, I have difficulties with reading, but I am as clever a man as you will ever meet'

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says he has been inundated with messages of support from people since his appearance on the Late Late Show.

From TheJournal.ie 'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists Jail Time

'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists

A new Bill to impose tougher sentencing passed First Stage in the Dáil earlier this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to take over as Minister of State at OPW in June Switch Over

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to take over as Minister of State at OPW in June

Sean Canney will vacate the post on 2 June.

From TheJournal.ie 'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump St Patrick's Day

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

From TheJournal.ie John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital Government Row

John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital

The Independent Alliance TD almost left the government last year in a row over the lab.

From TheJournal.ie 'Halligan is focused on his constituency but I have to ensure we deliver jobs for all of Ireland' My Turf

'Halligan is focused on his constituency but I have to ensure we deliver jobs for all of Ireland'

Halligan said he felt jobs announcements were being made in his constituency by Mitchell O’Connor, when they should be made by him.

From TheJournal.ie John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term Tensions

John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term

The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.

From TheJournal.ie TD John Halligan is sending out alien-themed Christmas cards (again) We Are Not Alone

TD John Halligan is sending out alien-themed Christmas cards (again)

The Waterford TD traditionally sends his alien-themed cards as an alternative to traditional Christmas scenes.

From TheJournal.ie There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol Showdown

There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol

Independent Alliance TDs say certain sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill are akin to a “nanny state”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill' War Of Words

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill Coming Down The Line

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill

The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil support is down, party now neck-and-neck with Fine Gael Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil support is down, party now neck-and-neck with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin is still the most popular leader in the country, however.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?

Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party Mood Of The Nation

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

From TheJournal.ie “There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance Draw A Line Under

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

From TheJournal.ie Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan? You're Fired

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?

“I expect John Halligan to do his job,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months Endapendent Alliance

'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months

The Taoiseach has also given his thoughts on THAT John Halligan interview.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues Put Me Out

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues

An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.

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