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# politics - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about Ireland pledging more towards the Philippines, the botched armed robbery in Drogheda and the plane crash in Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Two petrol bombs thrown at Alliance Party East Belfast office Northern Ireland

Two petrol bombs thrown at Alliance Party East Belfast office

The party called the incident “an attack on democracy”.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin support up, Fianna Fáil support down, coalition numbers stable Politics

Sinn Féin support up, Fianna Fáil support down, coalition numbers stable

Despite steady support, 74 per cent of people say they are dissatisfied with the Government.

# politics - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Silvio Berlusconi invites former allies into alliance Italy

Silvio Berlusconi invites former allies into alliance

Berlusconi reached out to the Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano to try to forge a political alliance to oppose his enemies on the left.

From The Score All-Ireland soccer team will never happen – Keith Gillespie Issue

All-Ireland soccer team will never happen – Keith Gillespie

The former Manchester United star has dismissed Enda Kenny’s recent suggestion.

# politics - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will Ireland see a new political party? Opinion

Column: Will Ireland see a new political party?

While public dissatisfaction offers fertile ground for any new party it does not guarantee any new party longevity or success, writes Mark Beegan.

# politics - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services Medical Cards

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services

The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.

# politics - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Minister Brendan Howlin describes increased FOI fee as a “token charge” FOI

Minister Brendan Howlin describes increased FOI fee as a “token charge”

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reforms said that such fees were entirely fair ‘given that the average cost to process such requests was €600′.

# politics - Monday 11 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow ASTI

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

# politics - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages Bailout Exit

Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

# politics - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Am I an addict? No.’ – Toronto Mayor Crack Cocaine

‘Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Am I an addict? No.’ – Toronto Mayor

Mayor Rob Ford wants the video of him smoking crack released. “I want everyone in the city to see the tape… I want to see the state I was in”

# politics - Monday 4 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011 Swing-o-meter

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.

# politics - Friday 1 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Definitive proof that everything is better with googly eyes Wide Eyed

# politics - Monday 28 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns? Opinion

Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?

Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.

# politics - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘About as useful as tits on a bull’: 7 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# politics - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Do we need a junior minister for rural development? Economy This post contains a poll

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

From TheJournal.ie Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support Popularity

Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support

Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.

# politics - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Burton: I’m perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore Labour

Burton: I’m perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore

The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.

From TheJournal.ie Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed Alcohol Abuse

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

From TheJournal.ie First public meeting of Constitutional Convention in Cork tonight Ccven

First public meeting of Constitutional Convention in Cork tonight

The convention are looking to get ideas from the public about what constitutional issues should be tackled next.

# politics - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts Protest This post contains images

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Facing call to resign, Taoiseach says medical card issues ‘will all be sorted out’ Leaders' Questions

Facing call to resign, Taoiseach says medical card issues ‘will all be sorted out’

As Gerry Adams told Enda Kenny to resign in the Dáil today, the Taoiseach blamed “systems failures” for problems with discretionary medical cards.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter confirms date for Missing Persons Day, following campaign by Mallow students Missing Persons

Shatter confirms date for Missing Persons Day, following campaign by Mallow students

Kate McCann was one of the high-profile supporters of the Cork students’ inititiative, which included an intensive lobbying campaign and a petition signed by 12,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: ‘I wish this government hadn’t come in when our economy was broken’ Budget 2014

Howlin: ‘I wish this government hadn’t come in when our economy was broken’

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: After 40 years, David Norris has shaved off his beard for charity Beardless This post contains images

PICS: After 40 years, David Norris has shaved off his beard for charity

The senator has given his 40-year-old beard the chop in aid of cancer charities.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste and Howlin insist: James Reilly is doing a very good job Vote Of Confidence

Tánaiste and Howlin insist: James Reilly is doing a very good job

The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 9 things we learned from last night’s ‘Looking After No 1′ programme Parish Pump

9 things we learned from last night’s ‘Looking After No 1′ programme

A great insight into how politicians get things done for the people who elect them or a demoralising portrayal of Ireland’s ‘parish pump’ politics.

# politics - Monday 21 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand? Cannabis

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

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.