Seanad Election 2016 Crèche, Retirement Home or a Seanad to be proud of ? Let the people decide

by Gerard P Craughwell, Independent Senator As the Seanad Election 2016 approaches, the question has to be asked ‘does party politics serve the people or the party’.  The fallout from the General Election 2016 has resulted in many high profile TDs losing their seats and the challenge for   political parties now is how to enhance the […]

Record-Breaking 83% of Young People expected to Vote in the General Election

New research by Thinkhouse youth communications agency found that a record-breaking 83% of young people are expected to vote in the General Election on Friday. The Union of Students in Ireland has released new research by Smartvote which shows that 76% of 92,000 surveyed Smartvote users think low hour contracts should be abolished; and 70% […]

Serious legal and electoral consequences may follow this misrepresentation – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his grave concern regarding the publication on Wednesday (17th Feb) of a mistaken version of the official General Election Notice of Poll in The Nationalist Newspaper based in Clonmel. In the printed version of the newspaper Deputy McGrath is erroneously categorised as a Fine Gael candidate despite the fact […]

FG proposal on local authority functions would halt the spread of economic recovery – IMPACT

“If local government continues to be picked apart, rural communities and smaller towns will be denied the opportunity to have a say in how their services are delivered as well as being denied the fruits of economic recovery” – Peter Nolan, national secretary, IMPACT     IMPACT trade union has criticised Fine Gael’s proposal to […]