# politics - Today’s News
There’s a lot going on up North in the New Year.
# politics - Sunday 17 November, 2013
Everybody’s talking about Ireland pledging more towards the Philippines, the botched armed robbery in Drogheda and the plane crash in Russia.
The party called the incident “an attack on democracy”.
Despite steady support, 74 per cent of people say they are dissatisfied with the Government.
# politics - Saturday 16 November, 2013
Berlusconi reached out to the Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano to try to forge a political alliance to oppose his enemies on the left.
The former Manchester United star has dismissed Enda Kenny’s recent suggestion.
# politics - Thursday 14 November, 2013
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
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
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
The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.
# politics - Friday 8 November, 2013
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
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
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
Prepare to be dazzled.
# politics - Monday 28 October, 2013
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
You win some, you lose some…
# politics - Saturday 26 October, 2013
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?
Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.
# politics - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.
But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.
The convention are looking to get ideas from the public about what constitutional issues should be tackled next.
# politics - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.
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.
As Gerry Adams told Enda Kenny to resign in the Dáil today, the Taoiseach blamed “systems failures” for problems with discretionary medical cards.
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.
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
The senator has given his 40-year-old beard the chop in aid of cancer charities.
The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.
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
Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.
Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.
Gerry Adams today questioned why the police and the social services did not launch an investigation into his niece’s abuse in 1987.
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
Guess what happened?
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said James Reilly’s policies will do “immense damage” to the health system.
Gerry Adams said an article which says he led the covert internal inquiry was “scurrilous”.
The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.
You win some, you lose some…
Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.