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From TheJournal.ie 'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign Dirty Tricks

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

From TheJournal.ie Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next? Democracy

Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?

There have been calls for a review of the voting system, but some TDs have said deputies simply need to follow the rules.

From TheJournal.ie FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes Micheál Martin

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent Timmy Dooley

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent

Clare TD Timmy Dooley said a fellow party member cast a number of votes for him while he was absent from the Dáil chamber on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays Safety

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays

The Health and Safety Funfair Amendment Bill looks to further regulate funfairs.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF Trade Rules

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're okay thanks': Fianna Fáil TDs pour cold water on Casey's plan to join party Next Moves

'We're okay thanks': Fianna Fáil TDs pour cold water on Casey's plan to join party

Casey said he would be “joining Fianna Fáil” and that he intended to run in Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't see it going anywhere': Fianna Fáil TD dismisses prospect of Éamon Ó Cúiv running for president Presidential

'I don't see it going anywhere': Fianna Fáil TD dismisses prospect of Éamon Ó Cúiv running for president

A letter sent to councillors across the country calling for support for Ó Cúiv to be the next president of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral' Occupied Territories Bill

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers Construction

How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers

Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate' Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage Apply Within

Ireland's corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage

There has been a 25% reduction in the number of staff at the ODCE in the past six years.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?

FactCheck steps in to resolve a row in the Dáil this week, and answer a reader’s request.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night Not Your Mother This post contains videos

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”

From TheJournal.ie It's two weeks on the minister's desk but we're still waiting for the garda whistleblower report O'Higgins Report

It's two weeks on the minister's desk but we're still waiting for the garda whistleblower report

The government says the Attorney General is examining its contents first.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government Let's Talk

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD would have 'no problem' doing a deal with Fine Gael* The Grand Coalition

Fianna Fáil TD would have 'no problem' doing a deal with Fine Gael*

* But only if it’s the largest party, according to justice spokesperson Niall Collins.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping Crime

Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping

The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.

From TheJournal.ie You could hear this TD's ringing endorsement of Enda all over Leinster House The Ringer

You could hear this TD's ringing endorsement of Enda all over Leinster House

“YOU YOU YOU! THE CHEEK OF YOU TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH!”

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations War Of Words

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations

Can you sense a general election coming on?

From TheJournal.ie 'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants Pulse Backlog

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

From TheJournal.ie For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions Nothing Changes

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions

Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits Bad Day At The Office

Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits

Meanwhile, Senator Averil Power said she was “laughed at and made feel like an eejit” for suggesting colleagues campaign for a Yes vote.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ Feeling Left Out

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

From TheJournal.ie TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night Keep It Down

TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said gardaí operate a noise reduction policy during night hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis ... They're wrong' Minister For Drugs

'Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis ... They're wrong'

Here’s how Fianna Fáil thinks we can deal with the ‘scourge’ of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart My Achy Breaky Heart This post contains videos

Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart

The party’s internal woes continue today.

From TheJournal.ie The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year Say Please

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year

… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.

From TheJournal.ie More than 700 tourists were mugged last year No Míle Fáilte

More than 700 tourists were mugged last year

Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.

From TheJournal.ie Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week Moving Fast

Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week

The Soldiers of Destiny aren’t hanging around…

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out Long Arm Of The Law

Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out

The Justice Minister says she accepts that this is unacceptable but adds that most are for minor offences.

From TheJournal.ie Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding? Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

From TheJournal.ie You'll soon need a licence if you want to be a private investigator Private Eyes

You'll soon need a licence if you want to be a private investigator

Plans to license the PI industry are being formulated by Data Protection Minister Dara Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

From TheJournal.ie The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority Fianna Fáil

The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority

Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint Gsoc

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint

Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie "It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary" Legal Efforts

"It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary"

Government and opposition TDs agree that the judiciary should be free of political influence.

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