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Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
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Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

Thu 12:05 AM 17,304 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.
Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
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Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,818 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
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Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,782 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike
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Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:32 PM 24,051 Views 49 Comments

The carbon tax is set to increase next month from €33.50 to €41.00 per tonne of carbon.

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status
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British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status

Apr 7th 2022, 1:31 PM 28,403 Views 10 Comments

The tax-reducing status emerged on the day Rishi Sunak’s national insurance increase came into effect.

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
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'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,418 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

Sinn Féin remains in the lead as most popular party among voters, new poll shows
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Sinn Féin remains in the lead as most popular party among voters, new poll shows

Apr 3rd 2022, 11:41 AM 34,017 Views 118 Comments

The findings from the latest Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks poll were published this weekend.

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government
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# Working From Home

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government

Mar 31st 2022, 1:34 PM 23,908 Views 27 Comments

Most civil servants will now be able to work remotely at least some of the time.

Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling
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Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling

Mar 27th 2022, 8:24 AM 47,327 Views 115 Comments

Sinn Féin remains the most popular party in the Republic of Ireland.

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits
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Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits

Mar 23rd 2022, 10:56 PM 11,297 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other leaders are also travelling to Brussels on Thursday.

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment
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US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment

Mar 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 36,649 Views 28 Comments

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party’s chief diplomat, met today.

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
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# War In Ukraine

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'

Mar 7th 2022, 6:58 PM 25,469 Views 49 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
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Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

Jan 26th 2022, 9:15 PM 24,024 Views 33 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy
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# Global Politics

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 12,836 Views 13 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at democracy and asks if it prevents politicians from pushing for real change.

A 2022 preview: What we know about the big political events scheduled to happen next year
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# Events Dear Boy

A 2022 preview: What we know about the big political events scheduled to happen next year

Dec 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,814 Views 20 Comments

A Taoiseach rotation and other issues.

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
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New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,649 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar
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Too many three-bed homes and not enough one-beds is one of Ireland’s big housing problems - Varadkar

Nov 25th 2021, 8:25 PM 28,038 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns accused the government of overseeing a cost-of-living crisis in Ireland.

Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls
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Surge in Sinn Féin support puts party 16 points ahead of rivals in polls

Nov 14th 2021, 1:31 PM 55,470 Views 176 Comments

Fine Gael are unchanged and support for Fianna Fáil has dropped by three points.

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
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# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,381 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland
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Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 5:08 PM 33,680 Views 47 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that two ministers may attend housing ‘roadshows’.

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
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# Local Elections

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors

Sep 27th 2021, 8:28 AM 9,978 Views 26 Comments

Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
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Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,484 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.
Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset
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Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 7,332 Views 5 Comments

The 42-year-old Filipino boxing superstar indicated he now planned to turn his attention to his political career.

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
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Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Aug 4th 2021, 7:25 AM 31,245 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
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Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:54 PM 23,694 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
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Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,097 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
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'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,392 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
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Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 10:57 PM 58,081 Views 106 Comments

40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report
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# Lobby

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report

Jun 28th 2021, 2:36 PM 9,461 Views 2 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released its 2020 report on the regulation of lobbying.

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
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Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 12,050 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
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'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:25 PM 39,246 Views 62 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

FG's James Geoghegan surveyed voters door-to-door for Renua but 'nobody asked' who he was with
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# Dublin Bay South

FG's James Geoghegan surveyed voters door-to-door for Renua but 'nobody asked' who he was with

Jun 10th 2021, 11:54 AM 17,802 Views 24 Comments

Geoghegan said that he knocked to “maybe 50 people” ahead of the 2016 general election.

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
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Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,946 Views 24 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
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Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,241 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
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# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,677 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
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# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,396 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
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The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,234 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
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# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,715 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
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Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,899 Views 23 Comments

Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'
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Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'

Feb 27th 2021, 4:30 PM 16,665 Views 36 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi, who is of African descent, had hoped to run in the forthcoming Seanad by-election. She shares her thoughts on Irish politics.

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