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#Irish Politics

From TheJournal.ie These are the Winners and Losers from a very unusual Irish political year So 2016

These are the Winners and Losers from a very unusual Irish political year

Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?

From TheJournal.ie A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House State Art

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

12 times Irish politicians attempted to get down with the kids

How do you do, fellow young voters?

From TheJournal.ie 'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour' Labour Pains

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

From TheJournal.ie 6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland Sponsored By Newstalk

6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland

Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe

“Rein her in there”.

From TheJournal.ie State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you Part 1

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you Exclusive

Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical A Full And Frank Exchange

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

From TheJournal.ie Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics Transatlantic

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.

Classy election poster in Limerick sums up Irish politics to perfection

The party of “Fianna Something Or Other”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis Column

Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis

David McCann says now is the time for action from Dublin and London who should intervene and assist political leaders in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014

If you like your politics with a side of humour, that is.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011 Swing-o-meter

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party?

What do you think? Should the Fine Gael rebels set up a new political party?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Today's officials should look to TK Whitaker’s approach as they consider economic problems Opinion

Column: Today's officials should look to TK Whitaker’s approach as they consider economic problems

TK Whitaker’s approach to public service shows that ‘thinking outside the box’ can be invaluable in solving political, social and economic issues – he remains one of the most remarkable figures of Irish public life, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil' 2013 Lockout

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'

A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands Opinion

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands

Two Fine Gael TDs were in the spotlight this week but for completely different reasons, writes Gary Murphy, who says we need to decide what type of politics we want.

From TheJournal.ie Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes Austerity Measure

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna

From TheJournal.ie Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics? Opinion

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?

After a string of tribunals, political scandals and economic catastrophes, reports of Fianna Fail’s death were greatly exaggerated – but why? asks Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Political parties rarely become extinct - which is why Fianna Fáil is back in business Opinion

Column: Political parties rarely become extinct - which is why Fianna Fáil is back in business

Voters tend to place more emphasis on current events than previous ones, so it’s no surprise Fianna Fáil has returned, writes Theresa Reidy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible? Opinion

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?

In comparison to the US, first spouses and first families are well outside the political fray here in Ireland – but why so, asks Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again Opinion

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again

Fianna Fáil’s poll bounce isn’t a definitive comeback – but we shouldn’t write them off, writes Gary Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way? Opinion

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?

Gary Murphy looks at Ireland’s history of ‘stroke politics’ and asks: should we simply accept that this is the way things will always work?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sharing power is bad for the health of junior coalition partners Opinion

Column: Sharing power is bad for the health of junior coalition partners

Sharing government can be like a bad marriage, writes Rory Costello – and it certainly looks that way for Labour.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right Opinion

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right

Ireland’s rigid party whip system erodes true democracy – and this is never so evident as on the issue of abortion, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why hasn’t a far-right party like Golden Dawn emerged in Ireland? Opinion

Column: Why hasn’t a far-right party like Golden Dawn emerged in Ireland?

High unemployment and political disillusionment are often a breeding ground for the far right, writes Rory Costello. So why hasn’t one emerged?

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’ Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Die Hard Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Die Hard

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s 30 years since GUBU. Now THAT was a political battle. Opinion

Column: It’s 30 years since GUBU. Now THAT was a political battle.

University of Ulster politics academic David McCann recalls the events of 1982 – and says we’ve never seen such a politically-charged atmosphere in this country since that turbulent year.

The EU Presidency - brought to you by...?

The Irish Government are hoping for some corporate sponsorship to help keep the costs of hosting the EU Presidency in 2013 down. This could prove entertaining…

From TheJournal.ie 10 years of Enda: the biggest moments of his career as FG leader Ten Years On This post contains images

10 years of Enda: the biggest moments of his career as FG leader

When Enda Kenny took over as leader of Fine Gael ten years ago this week, the role was seen as a poisoned chalice. Here’s what’s happened since then.

From TheJournal.ie "This issue simply doesn't arise" - Gerry Adams rules out coalition with FF Politics

"This issue simply doesn't arise" - Gerry Adams rules out coalition with FF

The Sinn Féin leader made the comments after Micheál Martin said he was against any possible coalition with the party.

From TheJournal.ie FF accuses government of being "out of touch" in fuel levy dispute Petrol Prices

FF accuses government of being "out of touch" in fuel levy dispute

Timmy Dooley strikes back at Michael Noonan’s dismissals, saying the minister himself explained the economics last week.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: FF is in 'economic dreamland' with plan to cut fuel prices Petrol Prices

Noonan: FF is in 'economic dreamland' with plan to cut fuel prices

Michael Noonan dismissed Fianna Fáil’s plan as ‘wishful thinking’ and said it would take €150 million out of the economy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There is nothing enlightened or progressive about this abortion legislation Opinion

Column: There is nothing enlightened or progressive about this abortion legislation

The abortion bill being debated by the Dáil aims to introduce abortion on demand, not protect women during pregnancy. Women and their babies deserve better, writes Dr Ruth Cullen.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition TDs criticise govt for keeping people in the dark over water charges Water Charges

Opposition TDs criticise govt for keeping people in the dark over water charges

Fianna Fáil also raised concerns about job security for the thousands of people currently employed in water services.

From TheJournal.ie 12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year One Year In This post contains images

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn't do enough to warn people One Year On

Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn't do enough to warn people

In the final part of the series of interviews with politicians, Eamon Ryan explains how he hopes people will be willing to vote for the Green Party again by the next election

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