# politics - Today’s News
God love ‘em.
# politics - Monday 21 October, 2013
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.
# politics - Saturday 19 October, 2013
Applicants will face numerous tests and interviews in order to bag one of the ten positions.
A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.
President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
Aidan Gillen as Charlies Haughey and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara.
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
The Sinn Féin leader will speak at the London Irish Centre alongside Colin Parry and a former chief of staff for Tony Blair.
Lord of the Flies doesn’t seem so far-fetched now.
A Dublin woman had taken a petition with an aim to quash the result in the November 2012 vote.
The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.
340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.
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
The Minster for Health also said that it has never been the case that having a particular illness guarantees access to a medical card
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.
The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.
Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.
# politics - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.
# politics - Monday 14 October, 2013
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
The meeting is underway at Government Buildings and due to last for several hours.
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
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.
The DUP is driving the move to have Gerry Adams’ role in his brother’s trial examined, the Sinn Féin leader has claimed.
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
A fellow co-star – who will play PJ O’Mara – is rather handy with a gun.
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
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
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.
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.”
You win some, you lose some…
# politics - Saturday 5 October, 2013
The Fianna Fáil leader told party faithful this evening that supporters are ‘pushing forward with rejuvenation throughout the country’.
Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.