06 February 2018 22:45 FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'
Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended. A FIANNA FÁIL councillor has apologised for telling AAA-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger that she should “keep your clothes on”. The tweet was sent by councillor Patrick McKee last night while Coppinger was on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne programme. The tweet was criticised by numerous people online with McKee’s party colleague 13
20 August 2016 17:37 Waterford under-21s prove far too strong for Antrim in Thurles
Seán Power’s side win by 29 points to book place in All-Ireland decider Seán Power’s Waterford demolished Antrim by 29 points in the first Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Patrick Curran scored 2-7 as the Déise advanced to a first final in this grade since 1992. The bookies were offering 25 points 1
20 March 2016 17:46 Catholic leader in plea for information about Disappeared victims
The leader of the Catholic church in Ireland has made a plea for information about the Disappeared victims of the Troubles. The remains of four people who were kidnapped, killed and secretly buried by republicans during the 1970s and 1980s have yet to be found. Archbishop Eamon Martin said: "I appeal to the conscience of anyone who has information that might 2
05 February 2016 02:33 Sinn Féin eyeing up major win at Labour's expense
Are Sinn Féin set for a breakthrough via Cllr Kathleen Funchion, standing in her fourth Dáil election? And, if so, will Labour lose out? Can Fianna Fáil hold a rare second seat here against stiff competition in a field of at least 13 candidates? And what impact can one of Renua's more impressive candidates make? Labour virtually "owned" a Dáil seat via James
06 October 2015 07:32 Election Series: 32 Things 'Paddy Wants to Know'
November or early spring? That is the question exercising minds around Leinster House as the Dáil begins its final lap. RTÉ's Mícheál Lehane and Conor McMorrow take a look at the key election battles, the issues and pressure points. To paraphrase the Taoiseach, here are 32 things "Paddy wants to know" about the election to the 32nd Dáil. The Cork South 12
25 May 2015 19:13 “Yes Kilkenny” referendum campaign denies it was a ‘front’ for Renua candidate
The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee. A PRO SAME-sex marriage campaign group in Kilkenny has denied it was a “front” for the by-election campaign of Renua Ireland candidate Patrick McKee, despite a controversial endorsement on Friday. “Yes Kilkenny” – separate to “Yes Equality 34
23 May 2015 18:18 FF's Aylward tops poll in Carlow-Kilkenny
Fianna Fáil's Bobby Aylward has topped the poll in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election, with 18,572 votes. Fine Gael's David FitzGerald was second on 13,744 votes, with Kathleen Funchion of Sinn Féin in third on 10,806. Renua's Patrick McKee got 6,365 votes, while Labour's William Quinn got 4,673. The quota is 33,418. Speaking on RTÉ's Saturday with Claire 3
24 April 2015 05:10 Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?
Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power? THOSE WERE THE words of Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary when he asked about the in-fighting in his party. The Mayo TD made it clear the “internal wrangling” that has dogged the party in recent months is a distraction. Let’s take a look back at some of the recent bumps in the road the party has encountered 5
23 April 2015 22:00 Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at “defeatist” party leadership
Mary Fitzpatrick said party strategists ‘lack ambition’ and are ‘defeatist.’ FORMER DUBLIN CITY Councillor and would-be Fianna Fáil Dáil candidate Mary Fitzpatrick has lashed out at senior party figures, including the leader Micheál Martin. In a statement tonight, on the eve of a crucial Árd Fheis this weekend, Fitzpatrick said the strategy of waiting 2
21 April 2015 09:03 This untaxed van parked in a loading bay is ‘not a Fianna Fáil campaign vehicle’
The van was snapped in Carlow town yesterday evening. A VAN SPORTING large posters for the Fianna Fáil candidate in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election was photographed parked in a loading bay and without a valid tax certificate yesterday. A red Ford Transit van, sporting three large posters for Bobby Aylward, was snapped by a TheJournal.ie reader at around 2