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#Reform Alliance

From TheJournal.ie There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll Support

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better' To Join Or Not To Join

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Here's everything we know about Lucinda Creighton's new political party Reboot Ireland

Confirmed: Here's everything we know about Lucinda Creighton's new political party

It doesn’t have a name yet but it does have a hashtag.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today Party Time

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today

She will be joined by four other Reform Alliance members.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party Change

Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party

That’s according to a poll that the Independent TD commissioned himself.

From TheJournal.ie The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse Can't We Be Friends?

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

From TheJournal.ie Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton New Job

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

From TheJournal.ie Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row Not Getting Along

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Is Lucinda Creighton recruiting for a new party? Join Me

Is Lucinda Creighton recruiting for a new party?

She says not yet. Kind of.

From TheJournal.ie They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today Friends

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

From TheJournal.ie A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut Welfare

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut

Terence Flanagan used a case involving one of his own constituents to ask if the Department of Social Protection cuts the dole of anti-government protestors.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry Hoop Dreams

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry

The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.

From TheJournal.ie Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it' Mixed Messages

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'

Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.

From TheJournal.ie The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

From TheJournal.ie There's a lot of talk, but a new political party is not imminent. Here's why... Analysis

There's a lot of talk, but a new political party is not imminent. Here's why...

There’s talk, and a lot of it, about a new political party being set up in Ireland but the reality is that any such development remains a way off yet.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party Gone For Good

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

From TheJournal.ie Is this the solution to property bubbles? Bursting Bubbles This post contains a poll

Is this the solution to property bubbles?

The Reform Alliance reckon it has housing bubbles licked.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe He's Out

'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe

It is now unlikely that the Reform Alliance TD will seek election to the European Parliament in May.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government Whip System

Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government

The Reform Alliance TD made the comments this evening as her former party’s Ard Fheis got underway.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross asks supporters: Is the time right for a new political movement? Making A Move

Shane Ross asks supporters: Is the time right for a new political movement?

The independent TD has emailed a small network of supporters and advisors to seek their views on the possibility of establishing a new political movement.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton is looking for 'tact and discretion' in her new assistant Jobswatch

Lucinda Creighton is looking for 'tact and discretion' in her new assistant

The TD is looking for someone to bring organisation to her days.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’ Portlaoise Hospital

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’

The Minister for Health appeared close to tears in the Dáil earlier.

From TheJournal.ie New TD group would be as different from Reform Alliance 'as night and day' Collective

New TD group would be as different from Reform Alliance 'as night and day'

Three independents have been approaching a number of TDs with the aim of forming a group to push common policies.

From TheJournal.ie €600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims Top-ups

€600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims

Denied by Minister Howlin, she said money earmarked for TDs who are no longer Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary members would be used to make the public ‘vote in a particular way’.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the fire in Clondalkin, the ‘RA’ conference, and Met Éireann’s storm warning…

From TheJournal.ie 9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’ Reform Conference

9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’

The turnout was good, the ideas were flowing and the organisers appeared delighted with themselves. But what chance a political party?

From TheJournal.ie Creighton: I did not approach Peadar Tóibín about Reform conference Reform Alliance

Creighton: I did not approach Peadar Tóibín about Reform conference

The TD said today that she did not make any approach to Tóibín, despite what he is alleged to have said on radio last week.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We need a new party like a hole in the head’: Conference discusses political and health reform Reform Alliance

‘We need a new party like a hole in the head’: Conference discusses political and health reform

The conference is hearing from various high-profile commentators on political, health and economic reform.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm here to see if reform is actually achievable' (videos) Reform Conference

'I'm here to see if reform is actually achievable' (videos)

We asked four people why they’re at the Reform Conference in Dublin today. Here’s what they told us…

From TheJournal.ie Reform Alliance: 'For far too long politics has been seen as a closed shop' The Disaffected

Reform Alliance: 'For far too long politics has been seen as a closed shop'

Today’s Reform Conference will open discussion on key areas of reform, writes Terence Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue Analysis

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

From TheJournal.ie “There are some very good ministers and some very poor ones” The RA

“There are some very good ministers and some very poor ones”

Lucinda Creighton today took aim at her former cabinet colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton insists RA conference logo is 'hardly original' amid Fianna Fáil comparisons Reform Alliance

Creighton insists RA conference logo is 'hardly original' amid Fianna Fáil comparisons

The ‘backwards Fianna Fáil logo’ was how one Cabinet minister described it.

From TheJournal.ie Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone The RA

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone

“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told TheJournal.ie today.

From TheJournal.ie Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid Election 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid

Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Reform Alliance – should we expect radical change... or more of the same? Opinion

Column: The Reform Alliance – should we expect radical change... or more of the same?

The new political alliance espouses reform; however, there appears to be little real questioning of the nature of that ‘reform’ or who stands to benefit from it, writes Rory Hearne.

From TheJournal.ie Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn't hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him Out In The Cold

Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn't hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him

Fine Gael dissident Brian Walsh said he has met with Enda Kenny since his expulsion and that he has a good working relationship with the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton and Timmins insist Reform Alliance conference not prelude to political party The RA

Creighton and Timmins insist Reform Alliance conference not prelude to political party

“We’re doing what it says on the tin,” Lucinda Creighton has insisted as the 25 January conference fuels talk that a new political party is on the way.

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