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From TheJournal.ie Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election Abortion Stance

Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election

He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.

From TheJournal.ie This TD voted against Labour... but he's staying in the party Not On The Same Page

This TD voted against Labour... but he's staying in the party

Michael McNamara won’t lose the party whip.

From TheJournal.ie The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience FREE VOTE

The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience

Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Christy Burke wants to team up with Ming's successor ... maybe New Political Party

Christy Burke wants to team up with Ming's successor ... maybe

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering running for the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Another council has voted in favour of abolishing water charges Donegal

Another council has voted in favour of abolishing water charges

Fine Gael’s whip on the Donegal County Council said that “people have given enough”.

From TheJournal.ie Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry Control

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold Hello Again

A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold

Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.

From TheJournal.ie Six months after suspension, Tóibín's back as Sinn Féin spokesperson Reunited

Six months after suspension, Tóibín's back as Sinn Féin spokesperson

The announcement comes a day before the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is due to start.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What exactly are Ireland's politicians voting on tonight? Abortion

Explainer: What exactly are Ireland's politicians voting on tonight?

The Dáil debate on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 has just kicked off.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Rebel Rebel – why are Irish politicians so whipped? Opinion

Column: Rebel Rebel – why are Irish politicians so whipped?

The Fine Gael spat over abortion legislation has brought public attention to the party whip system – an issue that’s rarely discussed and yet determines the outcome of nearly every vote in the Dáil, writes Dr Matthew Wall.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Expulsion of Fine Gael TDs 'like losing a family member' Abortion

Varadkar: Expulsion of Fine Gael TDs 'like losing a family member'

The four members of Fine Gael who voted against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 last night will be expelled from the parliamentary party.

From The42 Russian Olympic wrestler strangled to death with whip RIP

Russian Olympic wrestler strangled to death with whip

Chechen-Ool Mongush was apparently murdered by a rural herdsman.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a free vote on the Dáil X Case motion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a free vote on the Dáil X Case motion?

The Dáil will tonight start debating a Sinn Féin motion to legislate for the X Case. Government TDs have been told they must not vote in favour of it, even if they privately support it. What do you think – should TDs be allowed to vote freely?

11 bizarre items of Fifty Shades of Grey merchandise 50 Shades Of Gear This post contains images

11 bizarre items of Fifty Shades of Grey merchandise

It’s a weird world we’re living in.

From TheJournal.ie Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants Darren Scully

Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants

The former Mayor of Naas caused controversy with his remarks about African immigrants in a number of radio interviews last year.

From TheJournal.ie Former Olympic athlete Eamonn Coghlan joins Fine Gael Fine Gael

Former Olympic athlete Eamonn Coghlan joins Fine Gael

The former athlete was appointed to the Seanad as an independent by the Taoiseach last May.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I will vote against the government on the Budget tonight - here's why Opinion

Column: I will vote against the government on the Budget tonight - here's why

Labour Party TD Patrick Nulty will be voting against the government and his party over the Budget. Here, in an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, he explains why he disagrees with this ‘unjust’ approach.

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme Tommy Broughan

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme

Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.

From The42 Hughes gives up riding licence in protest at new whip rules Protest

Hughes gives up riding licence in protest at new whip rules

Richard Hughes has stunned the world of horse racing by giving up his riders’ licence in protest at new rules governing use of the whip.

From The42 View from New York: living in a fantasy (baseball) land Empire State

View from New York: living in a fantasy (baseball) land

John Riordan drafts his squad ahead of this year’s MLB season. He’s never going to win, but at least he knows that.