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From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall Budget 2013

Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall

The former Labour junior minister says Retirement Annuity Contracts and PRSAs could be a valuable cash cow.

From TheJournal.ie Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman Pensions

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman

All pensions over €100,000 a year should be subject to a levy of 10 per cent, rising to 25 per cent on pensions over €500,000, says Colm Keaveney TD.

From TheJournal.ie What do the children's referendum posters mean? Referendum

What do the children's referendum posters mean?

What messages are the children’s referendum posters trying to get across and do they work? We asked the experts…

From TheJournal.ie Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand? Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits Opinion

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits

The Irish left has a history of schism, writes Adrian Grant – but if it wants to reap electoral rewards it must learn to co-operate.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?

It’s a long way off but how would you vote if there were an election right now?

From TheJournal.ie Government backbenchers split over possible cuts to private school subsidy Private Schools

Government backbenchers split over possible cuts to private school subsidy

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy wants to keep the €96 million subvention, but Labour’s Robert Dowds insists it must go.

From TheJournal.ie Junior minister: State subsidy to fee-paying schools is a luxury Education

Junior minister: State subsidy to fee-paying schools is a luxury

Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly says that the €96 million paid to fee-paying schools will need to be addressed in December’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Property Tax: Where do the political parties stand? Property Tax

Property Tax: Where do the political parties stand?

We know it’s on the way but which parties are in favour of it and which parties are not? Here is what they told us…

From TheJournal.ie Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work' Changes

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'

The Health Minister has commented on the news that Alex White will replace the departed Róisín Shortall who Reilly thanked for her ‘hard work’.

From TheJournal.ie Alex White to replace Shortall as junior health minister Appointments

Alex White to replace Shortall as junior health minister

The Dublin South TD will be nominated to fill the vacant junior ministerial position at the Department of Health next week.

From TheJournal.ie Burton 'saddened' to see Shortall go - but affirms confidence in Reilly Leaders' Questions

Burton 'saddened' to see Shortall go - but affirms confidence in Reilly

The Minister for Social Protection says every member of government “has confidence in every other minister”.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres' Resigned

James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres'

The Minister for Health showed little disappointment at Róisín Shortall’s resignation – who the Labour chairman said had the full support of party leadership.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Róisín Shortall's resignation statement Resigned

In full: Róisín Shortall's resignation statement

The Minister of State for Primary Care’s resignation statement in full.

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister Resignation

Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister

The Labour Party TD’s decision follows a much-publicised dispute with the Health Minister James Reilly. She has also resigned the Labour Party whip.

From TheJournal.ie Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand? Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Risk of breakaway Labour party dismissed Labour Party

Risk of breakaway Labour party dismissed

Labour MEP Nessa Childers said that there is a risk “in the medium term of a breakaway political party forming” and that the Programme for Government needs to be renegotiated.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We're dedicated Labour members - but we're not happy with the party Opinion

Column: We're dedicated Labour members - but we're not happy with the party

Labour is ignoring its core values and policies in coalition. A group of members are trying to change that, writes Neil Warner.

From TheJournal.ie Voters head to the polls in the Netherlands Netherlands

Voters head to the polls in the Netherlands

A new parliament is due to be elected, with a tight race on between the free-market VDD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the centre-left Labour Party led by Diederik Samsom.

From TheJournal.ie Croke Park the 'most successful social contract in State's history' - Labour Minister Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park the 'most successful social contract in State's history' - Labour Minister

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, has insisted the agreement on public sector pay and reform is delivering amid growing calls for it to be re-examined.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition Opinion

Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition

Labour isn’t happy in Government and Fianna Fáil merely snipe, writes Aaron McKenna. Why shouldn’t our two historically opposed parties get together?

From TheJournal.ie Breivik will challenge any ruling that declares him insane Norway

Breivik will challenge any ruling that declares him insane

The confessed mass killer says won’t appeal if he’s sentenced to prison – as long as he is declared sane.

From TheJournal.ie Norway's police chief quits after Breivik report Utoya

Norway's police chief quits after Breivik report

A major report this week found that Norwegian authorities could have stopped Anders Behring Breivik.

From TheJournal.ie Average TD is more pro-EU than average voter: study Democratic Deficit?

Average TD is more pro-EU than average voter: study

Has EU integration gone too far? ‘Yes’ say 45 per cent of voters – but only 18 per cent of TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Tanaiste: "There are still difficulties to confront" Eamon Gilmore

Tanaiste: "There are still difficulties to confront"

Labour leader Gilmore spoke about the early days of the coalition government at the McGill summer school, saying he feared for the financial survival of the State.

From TheJournal.ie TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out? Dáil Reform

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?

As we approach the end of another Dáil term, we’ve been asking the government and the opposition how the much-vaunted sittings of the Dáil on the first Friday of every month have been working out.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD Coalition Government

Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD

Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'first openly gay mayor' elected Mayor

Ireland's 'first openly gay mayor' elected

Cian O’Callaghan has been elected mayor of Fingal County Council.

From TheJournal.ie Defence argues that Breivik was sane when he carried out killings Killing

Defence argues that Breivik was sane when he carried out killings

The prosecution is calling for Breivik to be declared insane, but Breivik has said he will appeal the verdict if he is found criminally insane.

From TheJournal.ie Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad Rebellion

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

The three senators are now likely to be kicked out of the Labour Parliamentary Party after supporting an opposition motion.

From TheJournal.ie Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks Defeated

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent members join forces to force a debate on circumventing plans to scrap the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved Labour Party

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved

Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to get a deal on our bank debt' - Tánaiste Bank Debt

'We have to get a deal on our bank debt' - Tánaiste

Following the passing of the Fiscal Compact treaty, Eamon Gilmore said that Ireland now needed to get a deal to lessen the burden on the Irish taxpayer.

From TheJournal.ie Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011 Political Currency

Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released new data this evening on how much the State gave political parties and how much parties received in disclosed donations.

From TheJournal.ie Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry Hacking

Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry

The protester called the former British prime minister a war criminal and had to be forcibly removed from the inquiry courtroom.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Labour declares war on Sinn Féin? Handbags This post contains images

In pictures: Labour declares war on Sinn Féin?

Labour has launched a poster campaign calling Sinn Féin’s referendum campaign information ‘misleading’ and ‘irrelevant’.

From TheJournal.ie New measures to replace anti-social behaviour orders in England and Wales ASBOs

New measures to replace anti-social behaviour orders in England and Wales

The orders have been criticised as being used by some offending youths as a badge of honour and having little practical impact on communities affected by anti-social behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it? Local Governent This post contains a poll

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?

It has been suggested for years, it even came close to happening two years ago but what chance a Boris Johnson or a Micheal Bloomberg for Dublin and Ireland’s other cities. TheJournal.ie investigates…