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Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?
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Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?

Tue 9:22 AM 46,265 Views 106 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald has called for a dedicated Vaccine Minister.

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
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These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,155 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at who did well – and who didn’t fare brilliantly.

Fianna Fáil investigating claims female youth members were 'compared and ranked' on Zoom calls
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Fianna Fáil investigating claims female youth members were 'compared and ranked' on Zoom calls

Dec 29th 2020, 4:18 PM 66,923 Views 49 Comments

Monaghan Ógra Fianna Fáil’s secretary publicised the claims yesterday evening.

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
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Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever

Dec 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 63,385 Views 58 Comments

“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
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Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,471 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019
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Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:10 AM 18,105 Views 13 Comments

The party received €258,596 in public funding last year.

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
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UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,779 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll
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Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll

Nov 29th 2020, 8:11 AM 40,484 Views 188 Comments

Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight
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Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight

Nov 26th 2020, 7:27 PM 17,518 Views 12 Comments

The opposition has been like a dog with a bone on the issue.

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
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Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,686 Views 9 Comments

If a public official is lobbied while abroad there is no regulation to oversee this, writes policy expert.

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar
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'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 6th 2020, 8:17 PM 51,783 Views 215 Comments

A spokesman for the Tánaiste said Sinn Féin is “only interested in political mudslinging”.

Three Sinn Féin members resign after failing to return wrongly received NI grant money
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Three Sinn Féin members resign after failing to return wrongly received NI grant money

Oct 29th 2020, 3:31 PM 66,628 Views 122 Comments

Senator Elisha McCallion was one of the three members to resign.

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules
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Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules

Updated Oct 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 160,831 Views 255 Comments

Gardaí will still not be allowed to enter someone’s home.

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats
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Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats

Oct 12th 2020, 5:24 PM 33,260 Views 38 Comments

Chu is currently a Green Party councillor and the party’s Chairperson.

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
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From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

Oct 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 19,229 Views 69 Comments

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
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European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Oct 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,165 Views 2 Comments

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
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'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote

Oct 4th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,586 Views 35 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
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Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:02 PM 54,133 Views 177 Comments

The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
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Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 9,887 Views 13 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil
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Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

Sep 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,792 Views 54 Comments

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place
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Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Sep 24th 2020, 12:07 PM 37,179 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again
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FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again

Sep 3rd 2020, 10:43 PM 80,487 Views 60 Comments

The Green Party leader has come in for criticism after a new clip appears to show him nodding off again.

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner
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'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 26th 2020, 9:32 PM 40,133 Views 172 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?
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Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 PM 49,433 Views 21 Comments

I have a dream today.

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?
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Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?

Aug 21st 2020, 6:56 PM 92,094 Views 58 Comments

81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.

Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels
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Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels

Aug 2nd 2020, 12:10 PM 58,427 Views 152 Comments

Both parties are up since the general election.

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day
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'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

Jul 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 117,689 Views 153 Comments

The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan
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Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

Jul 23rd 2020, 5:18 PM 113,691 Views 76 Comments

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
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Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 71,014 Views 60 Comments

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
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'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,680 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid
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'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Jul 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 77,638 Views 115 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

Fine Gael's popularity continues to rise as support for coalition partners falls
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Fine Gael's popularity continues to rise as support for coalition partners falls

Jul 19th 2020, 10:28 AM 43,661 Views 137 Comments

The poll is the first conducted since the formation of a new government last month.

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
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'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,187 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
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Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,237 Views 17 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'
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Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

Jun 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 15,921 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
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Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,035 Views 47 Comments

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects
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Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

Jun 15th 2020, 8:10 PM 18,211 Views 69 Comments

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
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No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,906 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
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Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:06 PM 13,824 Views 94 Comments

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19
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'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

May 21st 2020, 1:12 PM 94,936 Views 168 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

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