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#NEW POLITICS

From TheJournal.ie Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency NEW POLITICS

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency

It is not binding, however, on the government to follow through on the actions contained within the motion.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics Waterford Cath Lab

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics

David Cullinane says the bill will inject “a sense of urgency” into the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards NEW POLITICS

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan hails 'historic high' in exchequer returns as State collects more tax than it thought in 2016 That's A Good Thing Right

Noonan hails 'historic high' in exchequer returns as State collects more tax than it thought in 2016

Corporation tax returns were a full €737 million higher than expected in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Government says it won't oppose Fianna Fáil's hate crime Bill NEW POLITICS

Government says it won't oppose Fianna Fáil's hate crime Bill

The Fianna Fáil Bill aims to tackle crimes that are linked to race, sexual orientation or gender.

From TheJournal.ie Healy-Rae talks up candidate's mass-going record as TDs attempt to elect deputy chairman Deputy Dancing

Healy-Rae talks up candidate's mass-going record as TDs attempt to elect deputy chairman

Four TDs put their name forward for the job of Leas Cheann-Comhairle.

From TheJournal.ie DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil NEW POLITICS

DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil

A Labour Party motion on workers’ rights was carried this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Don't hold your breath for that new political party... Analysis

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country' Independent Revolution

Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'

Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.

From TheJournal.ie Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election? Explainer This post contains videos

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election?

There’s lots of talk but little action so far. Here’s what we know…

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross asks supporters: Is the time right for a new political movement? Making A Move

Shane Ross asks supporters: Is the time right for a new political movement?

The independent TD has emailed a small network of supporters and advisors to seek their views on the possibility of establishing a new political movement.

From TheJournal.ie Declan Ganley wants Ireland to have flat income tax for all Libertas II?

Declan Ganley wants Ireland to have flat income tax for all

The Libertas founder was at a public meeting to investigate the possibility of setting up a new political movement.

From TheJournal.ie Ganley: No political party represents the moderate, pro-life constituency Public Meeting

Ganley: No political party represents the moderate, pro-life constituency

Businessman Declan Ganley is holding a public meeting next week as efforts to form a new political party gather pace but he is coy on whether or not he’ll definitely form a new party.

From TheJournal.ie Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians Opinion

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians

If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.