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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.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael remains most popular party in country Opinion Poll

Fine Gael remains most popular party in country

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012 School Closures

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012

The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Plan on following the midterm results on Tuesday? Here's what to watch out for Up In The Air

Plan on following the midterm results on Tuesday? Here's what to watch out for

If you plan on following the midterm results, here’s what’s expect to make it easier for you to spot a political upset.

From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast Aras 18

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes Minority Support

'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes

Dáil arithmetic meant the resignation of Denis Naughten created a headache for the minority government.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory First Round

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier Defence Forces

'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier

The retired member of the Defence Forces was involved in defending the State and working on the border during the troubles.

From TheJournal.ie 'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

From TheJournal.ie 'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister Dáil Divides

'Taoiseach, I can only surmise that you are delusional': Mary Lou says Leo should sack his housing minister

There had been reports that the Junior Minister would abstain from voting on the motion of no confidence in her government colleague.

From TheJournal.ie Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be' EU Membership

Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be'

Danuta Hübner says that citizens must “not take all those lies and all those millions, like those that were promised before the UK referendum”.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics? Stormont Executive

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?

Karen Bradley admitted she didn’t know much about the divisive political history in the North when she took up her role in January.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Irish Secretary admits she didn't understand 'nationalists don't vote for unionist parties' Karen Bradley

Northern Irish Secretary admits she didn't understand 'nationalists don't vote for unionist parties'

Karen Bradley has said there was a lot she didn’t understand about Northern Ireland before she was given the job.

From TheJournal.ie Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes Al-nusra Front

Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes

Yesterday, Russian and Turkish presidents were asked to use diplomacy to avert a “bloodbath” in Idlib.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm Read Me

Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm

Simon Foy examines politics in the era of Donald Trump, taking in fake news, allegations about Jeremy Corbyn, and the behaviour of Boris Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary' Opinion

'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary'

Fine Gael’s week dedicated to green issues came across as dated and out-of-touch, writes Jonathan Victory.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe' Aras 2018

Presidential hopeful Gemma O'Doherty targets independents and says Ireland is 'heading for catastrophe'

The journalist launched her bid for the Áras yesterday

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Want to build peace in Northern Ireland? Start by looking at what John Hume achieved' Opinion

Opinion: 'Want to build peace in Northern Ireland? Start by looking at what John Hume achieved'

The director of a documentary about Hume’s life – which will be broadcast tonight on RTÉ One – writes about the impact he had on Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess Brexit Means Brexit

Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess

Theresa May faces the most serious challenge to her leadership yet with the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll Politics

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

From The42 'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick' Irish Abroad

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

From TheJournal.ie Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil No-dail Recall

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics' Opinion

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'

Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion Politics

Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion

Coveney also suggested that the abortion referendum could be held a week earlier than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon

Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York

Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, says that she wants to “fight for a better, more equal New York”.

From TheJournal.ie Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election Election
From TheJournal.ie Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election Italian Elections

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election

Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous' Interview

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'

The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll POPULAR KIDS

Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael is holding steady at 32% but the gap is closing.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland Ireland 2040

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland

A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.

From TheJournal.ie Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world' Politics

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

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