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From TheJournal.ie 'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary' Opinion

'Fine Gael's 'Green Week' was outdated, shallow and a little bit scary'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

From TheJournal.ie These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes Behind The Wheel

These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes

Today she becomes Sinn Féin leader, but what next?

From TheJournal.ie Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away RIP

Tributes flow for 'great friend and colleague' as Labour stalwart Seamus Pattison passes away

The former Ceann Comhairle served Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years.

From TheJournal.ie US ambassador says rumours of an affair with Trump 'highly offensive' and 'disgusting' No Romance

US ambassador says rumours of an affair with Trump 'highly offensive' and 'disgusting'

Nikki Haley shot down talk of being romantically involved with the US president.

From The42 No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL Alternative

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL

News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story After Gerry

Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story

A new poll shows that it won’t change how two-thirds of voters view the party.

From TheJournal.ie Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017? Column

Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?

While local radio might still be the holy grail of parish pump politics, new media is quickly catching up, writes Craig Dwyer.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: What were these political figures giving out about this year? Ah Heyor

Quiz: What were these political figures giving out about this year?

There was a lot of anger around Leinster House this year.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line' Brexit

RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'

We talked to Ireland’s Brexit expert, who recently wrote a book on the topic.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Here’s all the news you need to know on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics The Hummus

Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics

The Hummus creators will join activist-singer Peggy Seeger and a host of other speakers at new fest.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost Open And Honest

Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost

Senators behind the Honest Ads Act referred to it as an issue of national security.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics Targets

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo Poll Position

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo

The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.

From TheJournal.ie Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget Money In Your Pocket

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget

That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

From TheJournal.ie Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs' Sexual Assault

Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'

Patrik Liljeglod is a group leader of Sweden’s Left Party, based in the city of Falun.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio On Air

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio

A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security' Opinion

'We need an Irish centre, liberal but conscious of valid concerns regarding immigration and security'

The current dichotomy is not pleasing anyone. There is a need for a new party to offer a palatable option C, writes Ethan Shattock.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat Voting

16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat

The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not going to help the UK come up with a border solution' - Varadkar Borders And Boundaries

'We're not going to help the UK come up with a border solution' - Varadkar

“We’re not going to be helping them to design some sort of border that we don’t believe should exist in the first place.”

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies' Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.