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# politics - Monday 21 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “I think it’s a bit rich of Mícheál Martin”- James Reilly resists calls to resign Going Nowhere

“I think it’s a bit rich of Mícheál Martin”- James Reilly resists calls to resign

Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.

From TheJournal.ie Adams: ‘I’ve committed no offence, I did the best I could under difficult circumstances’ Gerry Adams

Adams: ‘I’ve committed no offence, I did the best I could under difficult circumstances’

Gerry Adams today questioned why the police and the social services did not launch an investigation into his niece’s abuse in 1987.

From TheJournal.ie Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues Aló Presidente

Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues

The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.

# politics - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: I petitioned to stop politicians promising the moon and stars Opinion
From TheJournal.ie James Reilly should resign as Minister for Health – FF Pressure

James Reilly should resign as Minister for Health – FF

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said James Reilly’s policies will do “immense damage” to the health system.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams never led secret inquiry into Sinn Féin/IRA sexual abuse – SF Denial

Gerry Adams never led secret inquiry into Sinn Féin/IRA sexual abuse – SF

Gerry Adams said an article which says he led the covert internal inquiry was “scurrilous”.

From TheJournal.ie Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly’s ability Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly’s ability

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it? Opinion

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?

The fascination some politicians in Northern Ireland have with the Republic’s boom years is creating some strange political bedfellows and confusing policies, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie ‘You’re an embarrassment on television’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards
From TheJournal.ie Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America Michael D

Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America

Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

# politics - Saturday 19 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Graduates face tough recruitment process for jobs in Gilmore’s department Hiring

Graduates face tough recruitment process for jobs in Gilmore’s department

Applicants will face numerous tests and interviews in order to bag one of the ten positions.

From TheJournal.ie Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí Threat

Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí

A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.

From TheJournal.ie Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip El Presidente

Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip

President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: The cast of RTÉ drama Charlie get to work Charlie This post contains images

In Pictures: The cast of RTÉ drama Charlie get to work

Aidan Gillen as Charlies Haughey and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts Grey Power

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts

The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.

# politics - Friday 18 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Adams to speak at conference alongside father of IRA bomb victim Peace Process

Adams to speak at conference alongside father of IRA bomb victim

The Sinn Féin leader will speak at the London Irish Centre alongside Colin Parry and a former chief of staff for Tony Blair.

From The Daily Edge Jimmy Kimmel asks kids what they think about the government shutdown Kids Table

Jimmy Kimmel asks kids what they think about the government shutdown

Lord of the Flies doesn’t seem so far-fetched now.

From TheJournal.ie Challenge to Children’s Referendum dismissed by High Court Reject

Challenge to Children’s Referendum dismissed by High Court

A Dublin woman had taken a petition with an aim to quash the result in the November 2012 vote.

From TheJournal.ie NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building Peace Process

NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building

The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.

From TheJournal.ie Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council Anti-trafficking Day

Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council

340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.

From TheJournal.ie Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: ‘I might be 6′ 5” but I’m not going to lean in any direction’ Dublin Mayor

Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: ‘I might be 6′ 5” but I’m not going to lean in any direction’

The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.

# politics - Thursday 17 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly Medical Cards

“There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly

The Minster for Health also said that it has never been the case that having a particular illness guarantees access to a medical card

From TheJournal.ie OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonan Corporation Tax

OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonan

The head of the OECD’s tax centre says there is no threat to the Irish corporate tax rate, but Michael Noonan wants to enhance the country’s reputation.

From TheJournal.ie The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar Tourism

The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar

The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.

From TheJournal.ie DUP MP says republican “fixed committee” existed to deal with sex abuse claims Gregory Campbell

DUP MP says republican “fixed committee” existed to deal with sex abuse claims

Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.

# politics - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow Pyrite

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow

It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.

# politics - Monday 14 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our crisis was caused by too little democracy – not by too much Opinion

Column: Our crisis was caused by too little democracy – not by too much

One TD has launched constitutional challenge seeking to reassert the right to vote on state spending – here’s why, Vincent P Martin writes.

# politics - Sunday 13 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Final Budget details to be hammered out at Cabinet tonight Budget Talks

Final Budget details to be hammered out at Cabinet tonight

The meeting is underway at Government Buildings and due to last for several hours.

From TheJournal.ie Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly HEALTH BILL

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly

The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.

# politics - Friday 11 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself Opinion

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

The Government has been burned twice in apparently straightforward attempts to reform the political system due to a misguided, blanket rejection of all politicians by the public, writes Colm Ó Broin.

From TheJournal.ie Adams hits out at “witch-hunt” against him Gerry Adams

Adams hits out at “witch-hunt” against him

The DUP is driving the move to have Gerry Adams’ role in his brother’s trial examined, the Sinn Féin leader has claimed.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets Opinion

Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets

Why should the Irish people not have some say with regard to how public resources – their resources – are allocated? Equality budgeting is successful in other jurisdictions, writes Mick Wallce TD.

# politics - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Guess who’s going to play Charles Haughey in a new drama? Charlie

Guess who’s going to play Charles Haughey in a new drama?

A fellow co-star – who will play PJ O’Mara – is rather handy with a gun.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Enda Kenny should seize this moment to overturn political malaise Opinion

Column: Enda Kenny should seize this moment to overturn political malaise

With the onset of the crisis five years ago, the malaise in our political system came to the surface; now, thanks in part to the Seand referendum, it is bubbling over, writes Colin Murphy.

# politics - Monday 7 October, 2013

Jobs recovery exceeding expectations but VAT rate crucial – IBEC

In its latest jobs report to the end of June, the employers’ group said that employment was up by 34,000 on the previous year.

# politics - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Seanad ‘No’ vote was the first step towards political reform Opinion

Column: The Seanad ‘No’ vote was the first step towards political reform

Some cynics claim that the government will do nothing about the Seanad now, but they are ignoring the reality that 93 per cent of the people oppose the status quo, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad Seanad Reform

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sometimes in politics you get a wallop’: 6 winners and 6 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# politics - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Irish people said ‘No’ to the power grab – Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil

The Irish people said ‘No’ to the power grab – Micheál Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader told party faithful this evening that supporters are ‘pushing forward with rejuvenation throughout the country’.

From TheJournal.ie Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat Election 2014

Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.