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From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes Slow Progress

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing Walkout

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing

Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’ Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

From TheJournal.ie Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

The general election is just two weeks away.

From TheJournal.ie Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election? Cork North Central

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?

Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas Green Christmas

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar May 2020

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet Driving Solo

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal Northern Ireland

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election? Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

From TheJournal.ie Finnish prime minister resigns after being accused of lying by head of postal service Antti Rinne

Finnish prime minister resigns after being accused of lying by head of postal service

The Social Democrats will now appoint a successor to try and form a new government.

From TheJournal.ie How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps Tiktok

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps

China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to? Out To Launch

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?

Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.

From TheJournal.ie An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon Brexit

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates Damien English

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote Contest

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes' Blocked

Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'

The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.

From TheJournal.ie Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections Vote 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections

Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century' Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

From TheJournal.ie Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit Busted Flush

Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit

Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.

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.

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