Business ETC uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 24 April, 2014

Politics

# politics - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Fire up the misinformation machine – the cowards have returned from their holidays Opinion

Column: Fire up the misinformation machine – the cowards have returned from their holidays

Our politicians have returned to the Dáil, so get ready to be told the sky is green and the hills are blue, writes Aaron McKenna.

# politics - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gais Energy to be sold in the next three months State Assets

Bord Gais Energy to be sold in the next three months

The Government is hoping to bring in around €1 billion from the sale of the company.

From TheJournal.ie Abbott sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister Australia

Abbott sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister

Abbott immediately ordered that the country’s carbon tax be scrapped, and asylum-seeker boats be halted.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politicians love talking about change, but it’s time to go beyond words and abolish the Seanad Column

Column: Politicians love talking about change, but it’s time to go beyond words and abolish the Seanad

Ireland has seen dramatic change over the last five years; how can we credibly ask all other areas of the public sector to undergo radical reform if we, the body politic, aren’t willing to do the same? asks Simon Harris TD.

# politics - Friday 13 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Creighton: ‘I don’t have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job’ Moving On

Creighton: ‘I don’t have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job’

The newly-formed Reform Alliance of Fine Gael members that lost the party whip hopes to come up with some new ideas, something Creighton says is “sorely lacking”.

From TheJournal.ie We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say Biofuels

We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say

MEPs want a cap placed on the use of less environmentally friendly biofuels, and a switch to fuels derived from seaweed and other sources.

# politics - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Brian Walsh: ‘Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny’s baby and I won’t go against it’ Trouble In The Ranks

Brian Walsh: ‘Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny’s baby and I won’t go against it’

The Fine Gael TD, who lost the party whip, says he will not join a new alliance made up of his fellow party dissidents.

# politics - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Today’s officials should look to TK Whitaker’s approach as they consider economic problems Opinion

Column: Today’s officials should look to TK Whitaker’s approach as they consider economic problems

TK Whitaker’s approach to public service shows that ‘thinking outside the box’ can be invaluable in solving political, social and economic issues – he remains one of the most remarkable figures of Irish public life, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie On the fence: Independent TD is ‘not explicitly advocating a No vote’ in court referendum Court Referendum

On the fence: Independent TD is ‘not explicitly advocating a No vote’ in court referendum

Mattie McGrath is worried the Government will have too much power to nominate judges but has stopped short of calling for a ‘No’ vote in the Court of Appeal referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: ‘No more cuts’ Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: ‘No more cuts’

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

# politics - Sunday 8 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Kathleen Lynch on ‘not thinking like Labour’, next coalition partner and James Reilly Labour Party

Kathleen Lynch on ‘not thinking like Labour’, next coalition partner and James Reilly

The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.

# politics - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “It was a really stupid thing”… SDLP politician quits after payments scandal Conall McDevitt

“It was a really stupid thing”… SDLP politician quits after payments scandal

Dublin-born Conall McDevitt is to quit politics with immediate effect after failing to declare earnings from a PR company.

David McCullagh to replace Pat Kenny as new Prime Time presenter

The RTÉ political correspondent starts his new gig next week.

# politics - Sunday 1 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks Budget 2014

Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks

He refused to be drawn on speculation about a possible coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

# politics - Thursday 29 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away Pj Burke

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away

PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.

# politics - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “Hurry up with the banking inquiry”, Sinn Féin tells Taoiseach Investigation

“Hurry up with the banking inquiry”, Sinn Féin tells Taoiseach

The government is gearing up to hold the long-awaited banking inquiry in the autumn – but the terms of reference have still not yet been made clear.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed” Mlk 50 This post contains images

Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed”

The US President has addressed a crowd of some 20,000 people at the exact spot where Martin Luther King made his most famous speech.

# politics - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k Budget 2014

Here’s how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k

Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.

# politics - Monday 26 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Monday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie? Opinion

Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie?

Serious question, writes Paul Allen. If we do not learn from our mistakes and more readily embrace the knowledge of those that have made them, we will always be prone to repeating the errors of the past.

# politics - Sunday 25 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bill O’Herlihy says FF and FG should consider going into coalition Okey Doke So

Bill O’Herlihy says FF and FG should consider going into coalition

The broadcaster said Ireland’s Civil War-based divisions have become a “damaging anachronism”.

# politics - Saturday 24 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Labour should ‘pull out of coalition’ if they really want to change politics – Doherty Politics

Labour should ‘pull out of coalition’ if they really want to change politics – Doherty

Pearse Doherty has said Sinn Féin would only consider any kind of coalition with Labour in future if the party pulled out of its coalition with Fine Gael.

# politics - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Disgraced Chinese politician denies bribery and murder cover-up China

Disgraced Chinese politician denies bribery and murder cover-up

Prosecutors accused Bo Xilai of a villa in France, a hot-air balloon project and a football club.

# politics - Saturday 17 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie China’s economy is booming, but here’s what could go wrong Rare Earth Metals

China’s economy is booming, but here’s what could go wrong

The second largest economy in the world has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to its current status, but there are some very simple factors which could cause turmoil, both for China and for the rest of the world.

# politics - Friday 16 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rumours that Healy-Raes not happy with documentary are “more Dublin media bullshit” The Healy Raes

Rumours that Healy-Raes not happy with documentary are “more Dublin media bullshit”

Michael Healy-Rae says he has no problem with the programme, despite rumours to the contrary.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle Obama does not want to be President of the United States US Politics

Michelle Obama does not want to be President of the United States

The First Lady has ruled out ever running in a Presidential Election but believes America is ready for a female leader.

# politics - Thursday 15 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge At Home With The Healy-Raes to air on TV3 Healy-raes

At Home With The Healy-Raes to air on TV3

Cameras will follow the political family as they go about their daily lives.

From TheJournal.ie New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil Houses Of The OIreachtas

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

# politics - Monday 12 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Is Gerry Adams giving up on Twitter? Gerry Adams

Is Gerry Adams giving up on Twitter?

The Sinn Féin President is to take a ‘sos’ from the microblogging site according to a tweet this morning.

# politics - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour

It appears the passing of the Protection of Life Bill hasn’t damaged support for Enda Kenny’s party: they’re up one point in the latest political opinion poll, while Labour is down by the same margin.

# politics - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves? Opinion

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?

We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.

# politics - Monday 5 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Peter Capaldi is the new Dr Who, so here are 5 classic Malcolm Tucker moments Telly

Peter Capaldi is the new Dr Who, so here are 5 classic Malcolm Tucker moments

The Scottish actor is best known for his role as Malcom Tucker in the hit political satire, The Thick of It.

# politics - Sunday 4 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This is what YOU would do to improve Ireland Citizen Rule

This is what YOU would do to improve Ireland

Disused railways into cycle paths; flat fares; community schemes; co-op gardens on Nama lands – some of your spiffing suggestions on turning the current state of the nation on its head.

# politics - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Spanish PM is grilled over corruption scandal On The Rack

Spanish PM is grilled over corruption scandal

Mariano Rajoy has faced calls to resign over what he knew about a senior party colleague at the centre of a major financial scandal.

# politics - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts Mahon

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts

Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.

# politics - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie EU referendum would be a “good idea” says would-be political party National Independent Party

EU referendum would be a “good idea” says would-be political party

The National Independent Party, launched today, will open its first constituency office later this week.

# politics - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Snowden set to leave Moscow airport SNOWDEN

Snowden set to leave Moscow airport

News reports in Russia claim he has been provided with a document allowing him to cross the Russian border.

# politics - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs Leinster House

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.

# politics - Thursday 18 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte being surrounded by protestors in pub Pub Protest This post contains a poll

VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte being surrounded by protestors in pub

Do you agree with the method of protest on show in this video?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen Opinion

Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen

There is a breakdown in communication between the citizen and their elected representatives when, ironically, our representatives are arguably more contactable now than they have ever been before, writes Sarah O’Neill.