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Leading English socialist says ‘Irish comrades’ have strayed from working class roots

Leading English socialist says ‘Irish comrades’ have strayed from working class roots

Peter Taaffe says focus has switched to women’s and gay rights as unions are abandoned

Gannon threatens to quit SocDems if Kisyombe is dropped as candidate

Gannon threatens to quit SocDems if Kisyombe is dropped as candidate

Controversy over local election candidate’s past has exposed major rifts in the party

Plan to ban challenges to planning by non-locals

Plan to ban challenges to planning by non-locals

Overhaul of planning laws will also reduce time window in which reviews can be requested

Bus shake-up to be key local election issue in Dublin

Bus shake-up to be key local election issue in Dublin

Many politicians and political parties are running campaigns against the Bus Connects plan in different parts of the city

No EU rush to follow British to the exits

No EU rush to follow British to the exits

A survey asked EU citizens if they, like the British, would like to leave the EU. The answer was a resounding no

'Don't worry, Rodney. This time next year, we'll be millionaires.': Why Theresa May has been sounding like Del Boy

'Don't worry, Rodney. This time next year, we'll be millionaires.': Why Theresa May has been sounding like Del Boy

Speaking in Egypt, May breezily declared that there was no need to seek an extension of time to Britain’s exit from the EU on March 29 because 'we have it within our grasp' to do a deal by then

No ordinary Josepha

No ordinary Josepha

In 2017, Josepha Madigan came out of nowhere to claim a seat at the cabinet table. But her goals don’t end there. Elaine Prendeville meets a thoroughly modern minister

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Since Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to the leadership of the Labour Party, however, Umunna’s centrist, pro-EU principles have gone increasingly out of fashion

‘Politics of division’ paying off for SF

‘Politics of division’ paying off for SF

Sinn Féin’s spirited attacks on Fine Gael over the government’s assorted health scandals have seen it rise to 18 per cent, its best Red C poll result in two years

Support for FG can’t be taken for granted

Support for FG can’t be taken for granted

After recent scandals and the positive reaction to its Brexit stance fading, will the public give Fine Gael a wake-up call soon

Can we learn from Metrolink planning fiasco?

Can we learn from Metrolink planning fiasco?

The so-called public consultation process that preceded the scrapping of the southern leg of Metrolink was a sham. It was a sales job for the decisions already made at a cost of €170 million

Brexit: preparing for the new normal - and possible disaster too

Brexit: preparing for the new normal - and possible disaster too

The consequences of Britain’s departure from the EU are so huge and far-reaching that Leo Varadkar’s government has had to draw up a massive bill to make sure everything keeps working

Britain’s rancorous party schisms have unexpected Irish echoes

Britain’s rancorous party schisms have unexpected Irish echoes

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith would have understood well how riven British politics has become over one core issue

May refuses to abandon the  sinking ship

May refuses to abandon the sinking ship

Despite the denials, extending Article 50 now represents the only viable lifeboat that can carry Theresa May to safety

Fianna Fáil’s supply of confidence running low

Fianna Fáil’s supply of confidence running low

Fianna Fáil’s backbenchers are losing patience with its deal with Fine Gael, and there was plenty of election talk at yesterday’s ard fheis