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# Opposition

This year
# opposition spokespeople
This is the new Sinn Féin front bench
Mary Lou McDonald said the new front bench would lead the party into the next General Election.
# Paschal Donohoe
Opposition continues pressure on embattled Donohue
The Public Expenditure Minister is to make a further statement on his expenses on Tuesday.
Last year
# Closer Look
Star players, managers, experience - A guide to Ireland's World Cup opponents
Vera Pauw’s side will face Australia, Canada and Nigeria in Group B next summer.
All time
# Belarus
Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky’s wife and self-exiled current opposition leader, denounced the verdict on Twitter.
# Champions Cup
How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.
# Russia
Russian investigators launch new 'extremism' probe against Alexei Navalny
The probe could see the opposition leader spend up to 10 more years in jail.
# Hungary
Hungary opposition hopes new primary system will help oust Orban
A six party alliance will take on Viktor Orban’s Fidesz Party today.
# Player power
Henderson calls emergency meeting of captains as 14 clubs 'vigorously reject' Super League plans
Meanwhile, Man City boss Pep Guardiola claims the new proposed format is ‘not sport’.
# Opposition
Changes kept to a minimum as Wales name team to face Ireland on Friday night
The Aviva Stadium hosts the Autumn Nations Cup opener.
# Opposition
Taoiseach says UK under ‘no illusions’ about opposition to Brexit Bill
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Ireland supported the EU’s legal action against the UK Government.
# The Opposition
'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil
Micheál Martin said that the Dáil would not be recalled this week.
# money to burn
Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff
Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.
# Opposition
This is the Labour Party's new front bench
Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.
# 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.
# 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.
# Opposition
Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations
Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.
# Ceann Comhairle
TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion
The High Court granted the permission today.
# argy bargy
Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto
More than 50 opposition bills have been blocked, despite having majority support in the Dáil chamber.
# Opposition
Labour's priority is to prevent no-deal Brexit before seeking general election, Corbyn says
Corbyn told reporters today he stood ready to lead an interim government if Johnson was forced from No 10.
# Rassie
'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'
There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.
# National Broadband Plan
'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.
# Opposition
English and French leagues hint at legal action over Nations Championship
PRL and LNR say World Rugby has broken an agreement about future plans for the international game.
# Opposition
Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a no-confidence motion in PM Theresa May
The move comes after the British Prime Minister told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.
# Computer Says No
'If you asked me if I'd like to play in a second-tier championship, the answer would be: 'No''
Carlow’s All-Star nominee Paul Broderick is strongly opposed to the idea of a ‘B’ football championship.
# Opposition
Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections
The number of objections from the public “continues to rise”, a spokesperson for the EPA said.
# Fingal
Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light
There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.
# Russian election
No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory
It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.
# Opposition
Charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds sought against ousted Catalan cabinet members
Spanish authorities say deposed officials will be allowed to take their personal belongings from official buildings, but are barred from performing any official duties.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?
The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.
# Constituent Assembly
Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests
10 people were killed in violent protests against Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly elections.
# caracas
'We do not want to be Cuba' - Venezuela's opposition votes against president
Nicolas Maduro told the opposition to “not go crazy” with the results of its vote.
# From Russia With Love
Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after anti-corruption protests
Russian authorities detained the 41-year-old opposition leader and nearly 1,000 of his supporters.
# fear
'It's like living in a nightmare': Venezuelan student terrified of returning home
Protests have been building in the capital Caracas for months.
# Protests
'I watch the news and cry and cry': Venezuelans in Ireland on the chaos back home
20 people have been killed in three weeks of clashes at anti-government protests.
'I won't take lectures from you on my responsibilities'
The Taoiseach answered questions in a feisty affair.
# Interview
'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future
Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.
# taking of Caracas
Hundreds of thousands march against government in Venezuela
Demonstrators dressed in white marched in the east of the capital, yelling “Venezuela is hungry” and “This government is going to fall”.
# Pot Luck
Who can Dundalk face in the Europa League group stages?
Manchester United, Inter Milan, Ajax, Roma and Villarreal are all possible opponents for the Louth club.
# Opposition
Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance
He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.
# Ch-Ch-Changes
These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about
While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.