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Micheál Martin

There have been calls for the reopening of Ireland's embassy to the Vatican, to mark the election of a new pope. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin congratulated the new pontiff, and praised RTÉ's coverage of the election, saying it reflected a deep interest among Irish people. He asked if the Government would now consider providing funds to reopen the embassy to the Holy See, which was closed on grounds of cost. His call was backed by Independent TD Michael Healy Rae, ...

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Gay Mitchell

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has paid tribute to Fine Gael’s Dublin MEP Gay Mitchell who has revealed will not seek re-election in 2014. Mr Kenny said: “Gay Mitchell informed me recently of his decision not to contest the 2014 European Parliament elections. “Gay Mitchell is politician of deep conviction who has always approached his many roles in public life with great commitment and integrity. Earlier, speaking in Strasbourg, Mr Mitchell said: "When I first stood for the ...

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Martin McGuinness

Speaking from his cell Willie Frazer has called for the arrest of First Minister Martin McGuinness. Mr Frazer was arrested on Wednesday by police investigating the disorder surrounding the flag demonstrations in recent months. The victims’ campaigner and prominent protestor is said to be adamant he will not accept bail and will have to be “physically removed” from his cell by police if they want him to leave the station. He called for McGuinness’ arrest in a post on ...

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Seán Gallagher

It took just seven days for former Dragon's Den star Gallagher to write his own political riches to rags story A mere seven days ago Seán Gallagher seemed set to become the next president of Ireland. A political unknown before the campaign began, the maverick independent and former Dragon's Den star was polling at 40%, far ahead of his closest rival, as his campaign's focus on Irish business and enterprise appeared to be resonating with the voters. The electorate seemed to like his ...

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Michael D. Higgins

Sociologue, poète et très à gauche, le président de l’Irlande, au pouvoir symbolique, est en visite officielle en France. C’est une bâtisse de craie blanche au cœur d’un Phœnix Park vert foncé. Et dont, depuis la route, l’on peut apercevoir la majesté. Áras an Uachtaráin, «la maison du président», ses 92pièces austères, s’offre au public tous les samedis. ...

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Ciarán Cannon

Around 1,000 new jobs will be created in Galway following the announcement that the Government has come up with its share of the funding to build the Gort to Tuam motorway. The motorway is being constructed through a public private partnership arrangement with a building consortium which has to match the Government’s funding. Late last year Transport Minister Leo Varadkar revealed that the construction of the M17/M18 motorway, costing €530 million, was dependent on the sale of ...

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An Páirtí Daonlathach

After an unfortunate case of snow stopping play last November, the Political Discussion Society is delighted to announce The Return Of The Senator!Writer and broadcaster Paddy Duffy, who has been in a state of cat-like readiness since the initial cancellation, will be interviewing Senator David Norris, one of Ireland's most pre-eminent scholars, politicians and human rights advocates about his hopes and ideas for the Presidency for what promises to be an interesting, illuminating ...

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An Páirtí Daonlathach

THE TAX policies of the Progressive Democrats while in government were defended yesterday by the party’s former leader, Minister for Health Mary Harney. The National Recovery Plan 2011-2014 published yesterday said: “We have eroded the income tax base to an unsustainable level. This must be rectified if revenue-raising capacity and fairness are to be restored.” Asked if the fact that many people were allowed to fall outside the tax net was an indictment of PD ...

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Sinn Féin (Ireland)

Ireland's main opposition party Fine Gael has seen its poll rating drop as nationalist rival Sinn Fein gains support, according to the Irish Independent. The poll, the first to be published since outgoing prime minister Brian Cowen this week set 25 February as the date for a general election, showed support for centre-right Fine Gael down by four points to 30 per cent while centre-left Labour wasunchsnged at 24 per cent. Fianna Fail, which has led the government with junior coalition ...

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Sinn Féin (Ireland)

AS THE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS roll on today for most of the parties, Sinn Féin officially kicks off its campaign later in Dublin. Fine Gael will outline its plans to abolish the HSE this afternoon from Dr Steeven’s Hospital in Dublin, while Fianna Fáil and Labour will be focusing on jobs today. Micheál Martin will announce his party’s plan to promote agri-food sector employment in Douglas, Co Cork, today. Later this morning, Labour will release its plan ...

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Comhaontas Glas

THE FORMER minister for energy Eamon Ryan has said there is a real prospect there will be no Green Party TD in the Dáil after the election. “That will be a shame. That would be a huge loss when the country needs to look forward to where we need to go,” he said. Mr Ryan was speaking at the launch of his re-election campaign for Dublin South in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum yesterday. He said the Greens had not been great at populist politics when in government but that ...

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Comhaontas Glas

GREEN PARTY Ministers have defended the Climate Change Response Bill against criticism that it is rushed and inflexible, will damage agriculture and the economy and sets more ambitious targets than any other European country. Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan and the Minister of State for Sustainable Transport, Ciarán Cuffe, both dismissed the criticisms yesterday. They contended that the legislation presented huge opportunities for Ireland that would create employment and ...

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Comhaontas Glas

Ireland’s Prime Minister Brian Cowen has announced a general election for March 11.The Fianna Fail leader intends to dissolve parliament to hold the election – under Green Party orders.Brian Cowen promised that hard-hitting budget laws outlined last month in the wake of Ireland’s EUR85bn international bail-out would be passed before then. Prime Minister Brian Cowen said: "Prior to the general election we are committed to enacting key pieces of legislation to ...

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Páirtí an Lucht Oibre

The Labour Party has said 30,000 construction jobs could be created with a National Retrofit Scheme.Launching their plan for Green Energy Jobs in Dublin today, the party said 1.2 million homes are in need of improving their energy efficiency.Having regard to the lack of funding available for new schemes, Labour said that homeowners may have to pay for the retrofitting themselves.Energy spokeswoman Liz McManus said ESB and Bord Gais have been approached to organise a scheme whereby ...

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Páirtí an Lucht Oibre

Ireland's Labour Party proposed on Thursday reducing Ireland's budget deficit to 4.8 percent of GDP by 2014, and reducing it to below the EU limit of 3 percent no later than 2016. Labour, favourites to enter government with the main opposition Fine Gael party after a Feb. 25 poll, said 4 billion of its proposed 7 billion euro budgetary savings between 2012 and 2014 would come from expenditure savings. Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by Carmel Crimmins Feb 3, 2011 Source: ...

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Páirtí an Lucht Oibre

The leader of Ireland's Labour party, tipped to be part of the next government, labelled European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet as a civil servant who will go along with any renegotiation of the country's IMF/EU deal. Eamon Gilmore, likely to become deputy prime minister and also hold a senior ministry in the next coalition, made his comments after Trichet said Ireland should stick to the plan, which involves Dublin implementing harsh cutbacks in return for 85 billion ...

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Páirtithe polaitiúla na hÉireann

At the beginning of 2011 overcrowding in A&E and hikes in VHI and Aviva private Health Insurance highlighted the long-term problems of capacity and funding in the Irish health service. Instead of the 3,000 beds promised by FF since 2001, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation now estimates 1,700 more acute beds in public hospitals have been closed since 2008. Fear of long waiting lists and unequal access to consultant specialists has pushed half the population to take out ...

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Fine Gael

Fine Gael has said it will launch an inquiry into the controversial Poolbeg incinerator if the party is involved in the next government.The Sunday Business Post has also learned that the next government will face a €30 million hole in the budget provision for its environment department if it does not introduce legislation, along the lines proposed by John Gormley, to pave the way for higher levies on landfill and incineration.This is a further blow to the viability of the proposed ...

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Fine Gael

In a day overshadowed by the debate about TV debates, Fine Gael launched its banking policy. It said it would shut down Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide building society by the end of the year. The party also pledges to increase mortgage interest relief for those in negative equity to help them save up to €166 a month. It would also cut bank costs to avoid interest rate hikes. Finance spokesman Michael Noonan said the plan would bring the sector "back from the brink" and ...

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Fine Gael

Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny Those in the running to be Ireland’s next Prime Minister or Taoiseach after the election on Feb. 25 are gathering for the first television debate of the season. The first of the “leaders debates” will be shown on commercial television station TV3 on Tuesday. At least one more is expected to be broadcast on state broadcaster RTE. You can watch it on TV3.ie on Feb. 8 at 2000 GMT. Everything will be up for discussion: bondholders, ...

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