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# politics - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Middle East and African politicians to learn from Constitutional Convention Change

Middle East and African politicians to learn from Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention will discuss Dáil reform this weekend.

# politics - Friday 31 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Clondalkin councillors say it would be ‘fantastic’ if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections Ready To Rumble

Clondalkin councillors say it would be ‘fantastic’ if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# politics - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny accused of election stunt over pylons Leaders' Questions

Enda Kenny accused of election stunt over pylons

The Taoiseach said there would be a €600 million cost difference between underground and overground power lines.

# politics - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE Water Water Everywhere

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

# politics - Saturday 25 January, 2014

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.

# politics - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# politics - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# politics - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The CRC, top-ups and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

The CRC, top-ups and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# politics - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water, Dublin Bus and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Irish Water, Dublin Bus and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# politics - Monday 13 January, 2014

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.

# politics - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What ever happened to Fine Gael’s Five Point Plan? Five Point Plan

What ever happened to Fine Gael’s Five Point Plan?

Jobs, political reform and an overhaul of the healthcare system were all promised in the run up to the campaign so let’s take a look at how much of that has been delivered…

From TheJournal.ie State memorial for Israel’s Ariel Sharon planned for Monday Death

State memorial for Israel’s Ariel Sharon planned for Monday

The body of the former Israeli Prime Minister will lie in state.

# politics - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived Gabrielle Giffords

Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived

Six people were killed and 12 others, including former congresswoman Giffords, were injured in the 2011 shooting in Arizona.

# politics - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour party Another One Bites The Dust

Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour party

Dermot Looney, a 31-year-old teacher, said he believes that Labour has abandoned its principles while in government.

# politics - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014 Dail Fail

18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014

If you like your politics with a side of humour, that is.

# politics - Friday 3 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘No surrender!’: BNP leader Nick Griffin’s response to being declared bankrupt Bankrupt

‘No surrender!’: BNP leader Nick Griffin’s response to being declared bankrupt

Griffin says his bankruptcy won’t prevent him from staying on as an MEP.

From TheJournal.ie Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south 1984

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.

# politics - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement No Deal

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Sinn Féin says that the proposals ‘did provide a basis for agreement’ while the DUP wants more time to consider areas of ‘profound disapproval’.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses

The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.

# politics - Monday 30 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Transatlantic Reflections on the Political Year 2013 Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Transatlantic Reflections on the Political Year 2013

Obamacare, government shutdown and the Smithwick Tribunal; 2013 was a year of political intrigue both in Ireland and the US, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Negotiations to resume as Northern Ireland talks near deadline Richard Haass

Negotiations to resume as Northern Ireland talks near deadline

The talks are on new arrangements for holding parades, flying flags and dealing with the legacy of past violence in the North.

# politics - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Just how independent are our independents? Opinion

Column: Just how independent are our independents?

Political epiphany or political expediency? Cllr. Joe Conway explores the reasons behind political candidates opting to go independent.

# politics - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying Data Mining

Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying

The internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers.

# politics - Monday 16 December, 2013

From The42 Vitali Klitschko relinquishes WBC world title Boxing

Vitali Klitschko relinquishes WBC world title

The Ukrainian heavyweight champion is stepping aside to focus on politics.

# politics - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin Opinion

Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin

The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.

# politics - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘A betrayal’, ‘deeply cynical’ – Opposition parties line up against Bord Gáis Energy sale Sale Of State Assets

‘A betrayal’, ‘deeply cynical’ – Opposition parties line up against Bord Gáis Energy sale

Fianna Fáil have described timing of the proposed deal as “deeply cynical” while Sinn Féin say it is “shortsighted”.

From TheJournal.ie Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll Catalan Independence

Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll

As Catalan political chief Artur Mas unveiled the date and wording of the poll, Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy refused even to countenance a break-up of the nation.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It ain’t so’: Stephen Donnelly dismisses suggestion that he will join Fianna Fáil Leaders' Questions

‘It ain’t so’: Stephen Donnelly dismisses suggestion that he will join Fianna Fáil

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore made the accusation today during Leaders’ Questions in response to a question on budget cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it? Opinion

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?

The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.

# politics - Monday 9 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal Going Going Gone

CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal

Departing chief executive Brian Conlan did not receive any top-ups but his predecessor got a top-up of €135,000 on top of a basic salary of €116,000.

# politics - Sunday 8 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past Debate

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

The Sinn Féin leader has accused other political parties of “contrived outrage” following his controversial comments about the Smithwick Tribunal report.

# politics - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “We knew we would lose our seats” – Mary Coughlan’s first interview since the election Haven't Gone Away You Know

“We knew we would lose our seats” – Mary Coughlan’s first interview since the election

Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has said she hasn’t ruled out running for election again in future but that Fianna Fáil needs new blood.

# politics - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House Oireachtas Agenda

School admissions, Eirgrid and everything else happening in Leinster House

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# politics - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning The Guardian

Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning

Alan Rusbridger said he was “surprised” when committee chairman Keith Vaz asked him: “Do you love this country?”

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges Water Charges

Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges

Where a customer fails to pay water charges, Irish Water will have to go to court to enforce payment.

From TheJournal.ie New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today Bankruptcy

New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today

The new procedures reduce the term of bankruptcy in Ireland from 12 years to three.

# politics - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Today everyone’s been talking about the sentencing of Liam Adams, the body found in Kerry and hospital staff top-ups.

From TheJournal.ie No charitable donations used to pay Chief Executive’s allowance, says Crumlin Hospital Board Top-ups

No charitable donations used to pay Chief Executive’s allowance, says Crumlin Hospital Board

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin said tonight that the Chief Executive does receive remuneration from on-site commercial activities.

From TheJournal.ie Motion to ‘burn the bondholders’ defeated in Dáil vote Bondholders

Motion to ‘burn the bondholders’ defeated in Dáil vote

The motion was defeated by 77 votes to 40 in the Dáil this evening with Sinn Fein and Independents supporting it and Fine Gael and Labour in opposition.

# politics - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party Old Friends

Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party

Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.