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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly' Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

From TheJournal.ie No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July Down To Business

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy Bobby Storey

Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy

O’Neill, party president Mary Lou McDonald and other prominent SF members attended the funeral on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie This is Sinn Féin's new front bench Opposition

This is Sinn Féin's new front bench

Louise O’Reilly moving from the health brief is the biggest change to the party’s Dáil lineup.

From TheJournal.ie 'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral Bobby Storey

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral

The Sinn Féin TD said he believes the senior republican’s funeral is now being politicised.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican Covid Restrictions

PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams attended the funeral of Bobby Storey today.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey Belfast

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey

Politicians in Northern Ireland criticised the large crowds who gathered for the funeral, despite pandemic restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor

The party reinstated Paddy Holohan following a five-month suspension.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation Occupied Territories Bill

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation

The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again Government Formation

If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again

Postal votes on the programme for government will be counted on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks' Government Formation

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power Opposition

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald writes to Taoiseach about getting cross-party buy in for lifting of restrictions plan Interview

McDonald writes to Taoiseach about getting cross-party buy in for lifting of restrictions plan

McDonald has criticised recent kite-flying by government about lifting restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie 'My eye sockets ached': Mary Lou McDonald on her coronavirus experience Covid-19

'My eye sockets ached': Mary Lou McDonald on her coronavirus experience

The party leader revealed on 14 April that she had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Mary Lou McDonald confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19

McDonald developed post-viral pleurisy in her right lung over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances' St Patrick's Day

Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances'

McDonald said earlier this week that she was staying close to home after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at her children’s school.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer Government Formation

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald postponing meetings and staying close to home after Covid-19 case confirmed at children's school Coronavirus

McDonald postponing meetings and staying close to home after Covid-19 case confirmed at children's school

The first case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed in a male patient in Dublin on Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day Sinn Féin

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day

The party has never had much trouble in drumming up support in the States – though this year’s election result is likely to add to its publicity.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead On The Up

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead

A new opinion poll puts the party’s support at 35%.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake' Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'

She also described a comment about the Greens as being “Fine Gael bikes” was “lighthearted”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer Rally

'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer

Sinn Féin held a public meeting in Newry tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week Government Formation

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government Dublin Rally

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites Ge2020

Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites

Lise Hand was at the Sinn Féin rally in Cork last night, the first in a series planned for this week.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork Public Meeting

Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork

Sinn Féin meetings are planned across the country in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin organising public rallies to bring 'government for change to the people' On Tour

Sinn Féin organising public rallies to bring 'government for change to the people'

The locations on the agenda include Galway, Cork and Newry.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál and Leo will sit down for chats next week, but who else is talking? Call Me Maybe
From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald wants to 'clear the air' with Jewish leader over TD's anti-Semitic tweets Reada Cronin

Mary Lou McDonald wants to 'clear the air' with Jewish leader over TD's anti-Semitic tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised after writing that Israel had ‘taken Nazism to a new level’.

From TheJournal.ie Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch' Government Formation

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants Get In Formation

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

From TheJournal.ie As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell' Stormont

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes Slow Progress

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens Numbers Game

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG Government Formation

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG

McDonald is to call Micheál Martin this afternoon, but, as she said: “not to shoot the breeze or to exchange Valentine’s Day greetings”.

From TheJournal.ie As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG Ge2020

As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG

Newly election SF TDs met for the first time today.

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