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From TheJournal.ie State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections November Gain

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings? Podcast

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

From TheJournal.ie Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government Dark Clouds

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

From TheJournal.ie Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year SIPO

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year

Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government Rebuilding

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what? Opinion

Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?

“Despite a significant amount of new blood entering the political establishment, the old elites still have some sway,” writes Assistant Professor Tanya Lokot.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge

Support for the Greens has fallen by four points.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation' Opinion

Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'

The robes make it harder for the average person to see themselves as a public representative, writes Galway City Councillor, Owen Hanley.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance? Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance?

The Government deserves credit for successfully handling what was inevitably going to be a tricky situation, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely In It To Win It

The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely

Theresa May officially stepped down on Friday – but she can only move away when a replacement is found. Who is most likely to take up the role?

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival' The Explainer

'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'

Here’s what we learned after taking a dive into Healy-Rae history.

From TheJournal.ie New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland Stormont

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland

Karen Bradley and Simon Coveney said they “believe that there is a genuine but narrow window of opportunity to reach agreement in the immediate period ahead”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo Opinion

Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo

The left-wing parties failed to progress the ideas behind Right2Change – so potential voters stayed at home, writes Cillian Doyle.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

In this week’s episode, we take a look at one of Irish politics’ most interesting families: the Healy Raes.

From TheJournal.ie Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties Ep2019

Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties

Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader Brexit

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

From The42 Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out Politics

Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out

The Armenian will not travel to Baku to face Chelsea due to concerns over his safety.

From TheJournal.ie Catching up with the council candidates: They love canvassing but juggling politics with jobs is a challenge On The Doorsteps

Catching up with the council candidates: They love canvassing but juggling politics with jobs is a challenge

Some local election candidates say they have been knocking on doors since January, in the fight for seats.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections Opinion Poll

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald and Foster feel the heat but do not concede on the issues blocking Stormont Implacable

McDonald and Foster feel the heat but do not concede on the issues blocking Stormont

Northern Ireland has been without an Executive since January 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters Elections 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks Over The Top

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the Brexit delay mean Ireland should hold a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Brexit delay mean Ireland should hold a general election?

’19, ’20 or ’21, what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers Democratic Transition

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections New Beginnings

'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections

The party will officially launch at an event in Dublin on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin Red C

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin

The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie An Australian-born Irish citizen is forming 'The Moderate Party' from his home in Co Clare Way Out West

An Australian-born Irish citizen is forming 'The Moderate Party' from his home in Co Clare

David Barrett says he wants to ‘promote moderate capitalism while being socially responsible’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day? Politics This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left Opinion

Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left

Ordinary working-class people are being silenced by left-wing commentators, because of their lack of regard for modern liberal terminology, writes Conor Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic? Opinion

Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?

Changing your course of action based on your circumstances is considered common sense for individuals, companies, and governments, so why should Brexit be any different?

From TheJournal.ie Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall No Deal

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall

Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

From TheJournal.ie The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics Opinion

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

From TheJournal.ie Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ after 18 years Reshuffle

Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ after 18 years

Paul Cunningham was announced this month as RTÉ’s newest political correspondent.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Can you guess what the Government minister is doing here? It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Can you guess what the Government minister is doing here?

Zany photocalls have produced some great pictures of ministers over the years.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it Opinion

Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it

There are serious challenges to creating a united Ireland but with proper forward planning it could be achieved, writes Paul Goslng.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019 Politico

Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019

The Sinn Féin leader is also described as a ‘unifier’ by the publication.

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