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‘I have advantage in experience’ says Michael D of his bid for presidency

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Presidential candidates “experience and competence”, and “ability to represent Ireland at home and abroad”, not personality politics or scandalous stories of their past, will determine who will become Uachtarán na hÉireann.

Opposition TDs demand reversal of Corrib Gas pipeline consents

Up to 20 opposition TDs attended a Dublin Shell to Sea photo-call and press conference on Tuesday at the Kildare Street gates of Leinster House.

Nolan bashes FG over public services proposals

Fine Gael will take two teachers out of every school and one in every six nurses out of hospitals if the party’s vision for the public services ever becomes a reality.

Get out and vote for the women

A century ago, women had to fight for the right to vote to ensure that their voice was heard. There was no democracy when half the population had no say in who represented them, no say in decision-making in most jurisdictions throughout the world.

Buggins Turn

”It's not easy being green.

More women needed in public life - Ruane

Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane is calling for greater participation of women in decision making in society today. In particular, she is calling on women to use their talent, skill and energy to contribute to public life.

Time for change: Vote for the women

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International Women’s Day, celebrated throughout the world on March 8, will soon be upon us. It was first nominated as a national holiday for women in 1908 to highlight a strike by New York women clothing workers against the sweatshop conditions in the factories. From its beginning it has been rooted in years of struggle and used as a rallying point to demand women’s rights and women’s suffrage. Here in Ireland, something we can be proud of is that in the First Dáil on January 21 1919, a woman, Constance Markievicz, was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Labour. This was truly historic when you consider that Constance Markievicz was the first female cabinet minister in western Europe and that Irish women didn’t gain the right to vote until 1928.

Who will FF choose to replace Séan Ó Neachtain?

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Fianna Fáil have only a short time to select a replacement candidate for Séan Ó Neachtain and whatever option the party chooses is fraught with danger. Could this be the opportunity that allows Declan Ganley to win a seat in the EU parliament?

Frank Chambers for Europe?

The shock news that sitting MEP Seán Ó Neachtain will not now be contesting the European Parliamentary Elections in June due to ill health has left Fianna Fáil in a tight corner and down a candidate with only just over six weeks to go to the election. The burning question is to who will they get to replace the former Galway school teacher on the ticket alongside the recently nominated Pascal Mooney.

The Man Who Saved Barcelona Football Club

If you walk down a street named Calle de la Mar in the town of Denia on the Costa Blanca in Spain you will see at number 20 an Irish bar called Paddy O’Connell’s.


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