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From TheJournal.ie May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through Endgame

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through

Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election? Party Politics This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féin is "the greatest threat to our democracy" Gloves Off

Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féin is "the greatest threat to our democracy"

The Fine Gael leadership hopeful added that he wants to “take them on”.

From TheJournal.ie What next for the Social Democrats? So Long Farewell

What next for the Social Democrats?

In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure Decisions Decisions

Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure

He said he would be consulting with supporters in his constituency before deciding the way forward.

From TheJournal.ie One third of voters find Lucinda's new party appealing New Kids On The Block

One third of voters find Lucinda's new party appealing

A poll shows 35% of people think Ireland definitely needs a new party.

From TheJournal.ie What a way to go: Fianna Fáil agrees that Brian Crowley expelled himself Your Own Fault

What a way to go: Fianna Fáil agrees that Brian Crowley expelled himself

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party met today to discuss Crowley’s “bewildering” actions.

From TheJournal.ie Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership Face Off

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections Fresh Faces

Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections

Whether they’re party-affiliated or independent, all of these fresh-faced candidates are looking to make a mark on their constituencies and speak out for their generation.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections Local Elections

Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections

One of the candidates said he feels compelled, as a young person, to take action on issues in his local area.

From TheJournal.ie Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member' Reform Alliance

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks Budget 2014

Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks

He refused to be drawn on speculation about a possible coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: I don't have any personal desire to lead Sinn Féin Sinn Féin

Pearse Doherty: I don't have any personal desire to lead Sinn Féin

The Sinn Féin spokesperson has been tipped as a future leader of the party but would not go for the leadership if Gerry Adams was to resign in the near future, he said this week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal? Opinion

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right Opinion

Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right

Ireland’s rigid party whip system erodes true democracy – and this is never so evident as on the issue of abortion, writes Larry Donnelly.

8 politicians kicking up their heels Party Politics This post contains videos

8 politicians kicking up their heels

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…

Leo Varadkar promises “bigger party” for next New Year’s Eve Party Politics This post contains images

Leo Varadkar promises “bigger party” for next New Year’s Eve

“More stages, more music, more people, bigger fireworks”: Is this the Tourism Minister’s New Year’s resolution?

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs Opinion

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs

Most independent TDs just fade from view after a term or two. They should follow these examples from Tony Gregory, writes his biographer Robbie Gilligan.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Fianna Fáil rise again?

Micheál Martin outlined the challenges facing the decimated Fianna Fáil party this past weekend but said the party will regroup and renew its strength. Do you think FF will still be around in ten years’ time?