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# politics - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI Girl Power

There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI

Maternity leave, working hours and acceptable behaviours are all things that need to be tackled, finds research.

# politics - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “The best of luck to him” – former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil Election 2014

“The best of luck to him” – former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil

Emmett Hegarty put 30 hours a week into Brian Hayes’ 2011 campaign. Now he will seek election to South Dublin County Council for Fianna Fáil.

# politics - Saturday 1 March, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about John Gilligan shooting, the Fine Gael Ard Fheis and Russian forces in the Ukraine.

# politics - Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Kerins should disclose salaries of executives sooner rather than later’ says PAC chairman Rehab

‘Kerins should disclose salaries of executives sooner rather than later’ says PAC chairman

The PAC said it could be Tuesday before they have legal clarity on whether they can publish salary figures.

From The Daily Edge Katie Hopkins weighs in with her opinion on Irish politics Trolling

Katie Hopkins weighs in with her opinion on Irish politics

Ah Katie. Was that necessary?

# politics - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party Austerity

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party

There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA ‘on-the-runs’ ? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA ‘on-the-runs’ ?

The deals were made by former UK Prime Minster Tony Blair but should they be taken back?

# politics - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events?

An Garda Síochána has been all over the news recently, has it affected how you feel about them?

# politics - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The42 6 high-profile sportspeople turned into successful politicians Political Game

6 high-profile sportspeople turned into successful politicians

With Kenneth Egan set to face the electorate, we look at some former sportspeople who turned to politics.

# politics - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’? Opinion

Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’?

At its core, the newly-registered AAA is asking people to vote for members of our already-established Socialist Party, says Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Politician tries to censor ‘nude’ children’s book, booksellers strip in protest Bare-Faced Cheek

Politician tries to censor ‘nude’ children’s book, booksellers strip in protest

You could say they laid bare their concerns.

# politics - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Don’t turn up your nose at ‘celebrity candidates’ like Kenny Egan Ready To Rumble

Column: Don’t turn up your nose at ‘celebrity candidates’ like Kenny Egan

In Ireland ‘celebrity’ candidates are typically drawn from the sporting world – while in the US they’re often actors. Either way, don’t underestimate the potent blend of skills, experience and dynamism they bring to politics, writes Larry Donnelly.

# politics - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers “in the dark” on UHI Illuminated

Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers “in the dark” on UHI

Reports today suggested Alex White and Kathleen Lynch were not consulted on health insurance, but James Reilly says that idea is “not accurate”.

# politics - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s consider Albert Reynolds’ legacy on the anniversary of his election Retrospective

Column: Let’s consider Albert Reynolds’ legacy on the anniversary of his election

Reynolds was in office less than three years, yet his legacy still resonates today, writes David McCann. So just what should we remember about one the country’s shortest serving leaders?

# politics - Monday 3 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ben Gilroy resigns as leader of Direct Democracy Ireland Stepped Down

Ben Gilroy resigns as leader of Direct Democracy Ireland

Jaan Van de Ven has been chosen as the new party leader.

# politics - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the Dáil need to be reformed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Dáil need to be reformed?

The Constitutional Convention will meet today and tomorrow to discuss whether the Dáil needs an overhaul. What do you think?

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.