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From TheJournal.ie Any sale of government's Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote Boeing Boeing...

Any sale of government's Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote

The airline’s proposed buyer has said it will keep Aer Lingus as a separate business.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin wants a live TV showdown with Enda Kenny... but will the Taoiseach do it? Claire Byrne Live

Micheál Martin wants a live TV showdown with Enda Kenny... but will the Taoiseach do it?

Fianna Fáil has approached Claire Byrne Live about facilitating a debate between the two party leaders.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night's Claire Byrne Live Analysis

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night's Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint ... but not in a good way Say What?

Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint ... but not in a good way

The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’ So There

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie Enda: A job means you can buy the car, the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the boots or whatever Opportunities

Enda: A job means you can buy the car, the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the boots or whatever

A job is deadly, the Taoiseach was essentially saying today.

From TheJournal.ie There will be no Welfare Wednesday drinks tonight Drinks Promo

There will be no Welfare Wednesday drinks tonight

Owner Gary Payne apologised for using the word ‘welfare’ in the promotion.

From TheJournal.ie 'Welfare Wednesday’ pub: 'We are in a high unemployment area and didn't want to exclude locals' Drinks Promo

'Welfare Wednesday’ pub: 'We are in a high unemployment area and didn't want to exclude locals'

The pub issued a statement saying they did not mean to offend anyone.

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Joan will 'promise to do just about anything' to improve their poll ratings Out With The Old

Enda and Joan will 'promise to do just about anything' to improve their poll ratings

After lending the political limelight to Lucinda, the Government’s hoping to dominate the political news agenda this week…

From TheJournal.ie Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards Get The Red Carpet

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…

From TheJournal.ie Here are our 10 most commented on articles in 2014 Below The Line

Here are our 10 most commented on articles in 2014

From Joan Burton to Garth Brooks, here’s what got you all talking this year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000 A Lot

Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000

Some people want the controversial charged abolished altogether.

From TheJournal.ie Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014 Over To You

Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014

And the most popular ones on Twitter too.

From TheJournal.ie There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year Social Protection

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

From TheJournal.ie Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures Pictorial Yearly

Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.

From TheJournal.ie The answers to 9 political questions we were asking this time last year Review 2014

The answers to 9 political questions we were asking this time last year

Most of the questions we asked this time last year we’re answered in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton says State pension is 'absolutely secure' Don't Be Worrying

Joan Burton says State pension is 'absolutely secure'

The Tanaiste was responding to reports today that a cut was being considered.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014 Over To You

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

From TheJournal.ie One Coalition party isn't keen on letting bedsits back onto the market Housing

One Coalition party isn't keen on letting bedsits back onto the market

Tánaiste Joan Burton had previously suggested the ban could be examined.

From TheJournal.ie Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight Not So Simple

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

From TheJournal.ie Fewer people are doing JobBridge internships than expected Back To Work
From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: Sinn Féin has a 'one for everyone in the audience' mentality Shots Fired

Joan Burton: Sinn Féin has a 'one for everyone in the audience' mentality

The Tánaiste says she would find it hard to find a common economic platform with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie 11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year Review 2014

11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year

From Callinan to Kelly we look at the 12 individuals who shaped the political year that was.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton wants us all to talk about the economy next year Spring Statement

Joan Burton wants us all to talk about the economy next year

The Tánaiste has indicated that the government will be delivering a Spring Statement in the New Year.

From TheJournal.ie Joan on Jobstown: 'When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism' Water Protest

Joan on Jobstown: 'When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism'

The Tánaiste has been speaking about her experience at the hands of water protesters last month.

From TheJournal.ie Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while Hang In There

Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while

The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think it's an appalling idea': Joan Burton won't be happy if NAMA pays bonuses to developers No Way
From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well 8th Amendment

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny wants more women... Binders Full Of Women

Enda Kenny wants more women...

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Abortion issue is 'never going to go away' Midlands Hospital

Varadkar: Abortion issue is 'never going to go away'

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

From TheJournal.ie 13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night Absent

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie 30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee 6 Years On

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

From TheJournal.ie 'There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents' says Labour TD Landlords' Paradise

'There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents' says Labour TD

Éamonn Maloney says the freezes are needed to stop Dublin from becoming a “landlords’ paradise”.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for Dublin: Fidelity hiring 200 new workers Jobswatch

Good news for Dublin: Fidelity hiring 200 new workers

The jobs are at Fidelity Investments, one fo the largest providers of financial services in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour No Experience Required

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour

The force is currently seeking a “human rights assistant” and “legal/policing researcher.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats Special Investigation Unit

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Enda doesn't see 'any circumstances' in which Anglo junior bondholders will be paid No Way

Enda doesn't see 'any circumstances' in which Anglo junior bondholders will be paid

The government is playing down fears that Anglo junior bondholders are in line for repayment.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton accidentally poses with giant spliff Joint Chief

Joan Burton accidentally poses with giant spliff

Yes, this happened.

From TheJournal.ie How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government Analysis

How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government

Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.