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From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

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

From TheJournal.ie Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Government comes under fire over care of people with disabilities Leaders' Questions
From TheJournal.ie Why is there a row brewing about bringing back town councils? All Politics Is...
From TheJournal.ie Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news' Opinion

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views' Christian Beliefs

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

From The42 Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge Politically Aware

Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge

The 25-year-old Ireland and Ulster lock has important times ahead of him.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think we need a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?

Mary Lou McDonald reckons it’s time.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election Women For Election

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

From The42 Iain Henderson has been teaching Maro Itoje about Northern Irish politics Lock Chats

Iain Henderson has been teaching Maro Itoje about Northern Irish politics

The second row pair have been rooming on the Lions’ tour of New Zealand.

From TheJournal.ie Michael O'Leary among world elite heading to secretive Bilderberg meeting Schmoozefest

Michael O'Leary among world elite heading to secretive Bilderberg meeting

Donald Trump will be on the agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons' Sparking Outrage This post contains videos

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?

Is it time for a comeback?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?

May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May?

From TheJournal.ie Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case Rehab

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case

The High Court decided that two-thirds of costs would be just.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time political parties get off the fence on abortion': Renua is now a pro-life party We're Back

'It's time political parties get off the fence on abortion': Renua is now a pro-life party

Party leader John Leahy said it is important people know what the party stands for.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin Religious Orders

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

From TheJournal.ie Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses An Honest Day's Work

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

From TheJournal.ie The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics' Teenage Activist

The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'

The majority of young people aren’t interested in politics but this is a symptom of a corrupt system, writes Owen Cuskelly.

From TheJournal.ie New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

Fianna Fáil’s support has dipped, albeit slightly.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster couldn't take questions at manifesto launch due to 'man flu' Cough

Arlene Foster couldn't take questions at manifesto launch due to 'man flu'

Foster was speaking at the launch of the DUP manifesto in advance of next month’s elections.

From TheJournal.ie Occupational hazard ahead: Fifteen photos of Irish politicians next to unfortunate signs Give Me A Sign
From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in Government Politics

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in Government

The party submitted its motion in the wake of the controversy surrounding Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil New Running Mates

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee Voices Heard

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know Explainer

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently refused to rule out such a coalition.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill named as the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland New Role

Michelle O'Neill named as the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland

The Tyrone native said that it is a “challenge” to follow in the footsteps of Martin McGuinness, but one she is “certainly up for”.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now In His Own Words

In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now

“As a society we have made enormous progress. We must continue to move forward.”

From TheJournal.ie An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017 Long Haul

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017

Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career Cash For Ash

McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career

Martin McGuinness’s career to date has seen some surprising twists.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin v Foster: New year, same controversy with power sharing at 'tipping point' Cash For Ash

Sinn Féin v Foster: New year, same controversy with power sharing at 'tipping point'

All possibilities, including fresh elections, were on the table according to Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What political party had the best 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What political party had the best 2016?

It was a busy one, but who will be happiest?

From TheJournal.ie Obama says he could have been re-elected if he ran against Donald Trump Exit Interview

Obama says he could have been re-elected if he ran against Donald Trump

He said he believes the American public still supports his progressive vision.

From TheJournal.ie The result of an election has less to do with faith in democracy than how much is in our pockets Democracy Now

The result of an election has less to do with faith in democracy than how much is in our pockets

“Elections matter much more for both the rich and poor when income inequality is high.”

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal Arlene Foster

Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal

The flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme cost the Northern Irish taxpayer around £400 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil' Can We Get The Bill

'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil'

The Medicinal Cannabis Bill passed through its first stage last week.