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#Lucinda Creighton

From TheJournal.ie ‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month The RA

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working Maternity

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party Old Friends

Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party

Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today Awkward

Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today

It is likely to be the pair’s first meeting since the former junior minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor throws her support behind Lucinda Creighton Dublin South East

Fine Gael councillor throws her support behind Lucinda Creighton

Councillor Edie Wynne takes a different view of the former Minister of State than her constituency colleague, Paddy McCartan, who said Creighton should resign from the party earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it Budget 2014

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

From TheJournal.ie 'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians Political Wallop

'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians

While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.

From TheJournal.ie "Reform Alliance wants to undermine Taoiseach" - Brian Walsh Rebel Yell

"Reform Alliance wants to undermine Taoiseach" - Brian Walsh

On hearing the news that his former Fine Gael party colleagues would vote against the abolition of the Seanad, Brian Walsh was less than complimentary.

From TheJournal.ie The Reform Alliance is calling for a No vote in the Seanad referendum Taking A Stand

The Reform Alliance is calling for a No vote in the Seanad referendum

Lucinda Creighton said it would be “irresponsible of us not to advocate a position on it” in an interview this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible' Let Them In

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

From TheJournal.ie Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees Reform Alliance

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

From TheJournal.ie Creighton: A lot of Fine Gael members will campaign for me at the next election Fine Gael

Creighton: A lot of Fine Gael members will campaign for me at the next election

The Dublin South East TD is definitely running at the next election and believes many Fine Gael members in her constituency will support her. Here’s what else she told TheJournal.ie…

From TheJournal.ie 'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil Getting A Voice

'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil

The TDs were informed about the Ceann Comhairle’s decision tonight, just hours before the Dáil returns from recess.

From TheJournal.ie Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil Silenced

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil

The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie "Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance Reform Alliance

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance

Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.

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 Creighton: 'I don't have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job' Moving On

Creighton: 'I don't have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job'

The newly-formed Reform Alliance of Fine Gael members that lost the party whip hopes to come up with some new ideas, something Creighton says is “sorely lacking”.

From TheJournal.ie The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance Reform Alliance

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

From TheJournal.ie 'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists Fine Gael

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists

Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.

From TheJournal.ie Who wants to be Lucinda Creighton’s parliamentary assistant? Jobfairy

Who wants to be Lucinda Creighton’s parliamentary assistant?

Lucinda Creighton is on the look out for a new assistant. Do you have what it takes? Step on down.

From TheJournal.ie Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group Speaking Rights

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

From TheJournal.ie Here Is What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Michaella McCollum Connolly, the controversial Republican parade and the 14 people rescued at sea.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton “not involved” in talks on new political party Fine Gael

Creighton “not involved” in talks on new political party

The Fine Gael ‘rebels’ who were expelled from the parliamentary party are in talks about getting speaking rights – but will they form a new party?

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 Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Killarney explosion, Belfast riots and Dáil bar drinking,

From TheJournal.ie "I'm not opposed to gay rights" and 9 other quotes from Lucinda Creighton Marian

"I'm not opposed to gay rights" and 9 other quotes from Lucinda Creighton

The former European Affairs Minister gave a wide-ranging interview to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio this morning. Here’s what she had to say…

From TheJournal.ie Dirty Dancing in the Dáil: The week's news skewed Not The News

Dirty Dancing in the Dáil: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Late night Dáil party nearly ends in abortion and a cartographer worries that Lucinda Creighton may disappear right off the map.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Fine Gael allow rebel TDs to run in the next election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fine Gael allow rebel TDs to run in the next election?

There is uncertainty over whether or not Lucinda Creighton and other TDs who voted against the abortion bill will be allowed to run as candidates. Do you think they should?

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We need more Lucinda Creightons – politicians who actually believe in something Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need more Lucinda Creightons – politicians who actually believe in something

Lucinda Creighton isn’t perfect and she may have embarked on a Quixotic adventure in relation to abortion – you can decide for yourself about that. But one thing nobody can deny is that we need more politicians like her, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again De-selected

Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again

Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Lucinda Creighton, drownings and a train crash in Paris.

From TheJournal.ie Now you see her...Creighton disappears from Fine Gael website Moving On

Now you see her...Creighton disappears from Fine Gael website

Former Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has had her page on the Fine Gael website deleted as the party moves on.

From TheJournal.ie Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote This Happened

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote

A ministerial rebellion and a new minister within hours; anger at criminalisation of and lack of advocacy for women; the Dáil bar can stay open until 5am.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach asked me to resign: Lucinda Creighton Enda The Road

Taoiseach asked me to resign: Lucinda Creighton

Former Minister of State for European Affairs says that Enda Kenny asked her for resignation after her Níl vote – so she handed it over.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe the favourite to replace Lucinda as European Affairs Minister Moving Fast

Paschal Donohoe the favourite to replace Lucinda as European Affairs Minister

The Dublin Central TD is the clear favourite to replace Lucinda Creighton in her junior ministry after she lost the party whip tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton: I believe I made the correct decision Abortion

Creighton: I believe I made the correct decision

The Government Chief Whip has confirmed that the vote on amendment 56 will lose Creighton her junior ministry.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton says term limit on abortions "the minimum we can offer" Abortion

Lucinda Creighton says term limit on abortions "the minimum we can offer"

The Minister of State for European Affairs was backed by several TDs in the call for a gestational term limit on abortion in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today Abortion

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today

TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.

From TheJournal.ie The abortion debate -  what happens next? What Now?

The abortion debate - what happens next?

The Dáil sat until 5am debating proposed amendments to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill and will begin again at 4pm.