Dr. Tony Hollohan. Harry Burton comics
On January 7, the outgoing government decided to cancel the commemoration of those who served in the Royal Irish Police Service (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) before Ireland’s independence later this month.
The proposed incident was “not approved by the Cabinet” and was regarded as a solo by the then Attorney General Charlie Flanagan, and was severely criticized by his own colleagues and opposition parties.
Indeed, according to Diarmaid Ferriter, one of the members of the organization, the expert advisory group of the government’s Centennial Plan does not seem to suggest planned commemorations for RIC.
Although there are some absurd suggestions that the event is to commemorate blacks and triads, the government has received constant criticism and many politicians have stated that they will not participate in the event.
Micheál Martin, the leader of Fianna Fáil, said that the arrangement of the event was a “misjudgment”, and the leader of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou MacDonald (Mary Lou McDonald) said, "Should be cancelled."
Since then, many Fine Gael TDs have stated that the dispute caused the party to get a lot of votes in the election, and Flanagan's successor Helen McEntee "has no plan to reschedule the event."
The show begins:
2020 begins with election frenzy. At the end of 2019, the motion of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy barely survived, when similar motions of no confidence were directed at the Ministers of Health Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar and his minority government Was thwarted.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Varadka cancelled all the regular meetings of the day on January 14 and went to Arras in Ullastrian State to seek the dissolution of the 32nd Dal.
Varadkar told reporters before heading to Phoenix Park: "We have reached an agreement between Brexit and Northern Ireland. Our economy has never been stronger, more people work than ever, and incomes are increasing. , Poverty is declining, and public finances are back to normal. As a country, we have every reason to be hopeful and optimistic about the future."
President Michael Higgins (Michael D Higgins) formally agreed to this request, and the 2020 general election is underway. The country voted on February 8. This is the first general election on Saturday.
2020 General Election-Sports:
From the beginning, the sport was considered to be a match between Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin, that is, who will become Dausach.
Fine Gael went through a series of mistakes and got off to a terrible start. Their "future worth looking forward to" was unremarkable.
“Under the poster of Minister of Housing Eoghan Murphy, a homeless person was attacked on a tent in the Grand Canal and was seriously injured, while Leo Varadkar faced marginalized childcare workers and VAT payers in Co Cavan. For them, the first day of the 2020 election will not be much worse than it is now.” This is the description of the Irish examiner.
Fianna Fáil's slogan "Ireland for All" is a reinterpretation of their previous mantra, and in the face of those who pursue it, the change has not changed.
Change is the mood of voters.
Sinn Féin drove the candidate out of the vote just a few weeks ago after his defeat in local and European elections. After RTÉ was forced to reverse the decision to exclude Mary Lou McDonald from the main leaders’ debate, their "change manifesto" also received a huge boost.
A series of opinion polls show that Sinn Féin's number has surged, but the biggest question is whether this news will be honored that day because it failed to materialize in previous elections.
Seamus Mallon RIP:
During the campaign, unfortunate news came about the death of Seamus Mallon, who played an important role in establishing peace on the island.
The former first deputy minister died on January 24 at his home in Markethill at the age of 83. He was fighting cancer.
Mallon was a former member of SeanadÉireann and members of Congress. The relationship with his main political partner John Hume was extremely difficult, but their desire for peace united them at the forefront of moderate nationalism.
Leaders in the North and South and around the world praised this famous figure. He described the Good Friday agreement as a "sunny valley for slow students," referring to the power sharing agreement destined in the 1970s.
Former US President Bill Clinton said of Mallon: “Seamus has never wavered his vision of a common future where neighbors of all faiths can live with dignity, or he The belief with John Hume and the entire SDLP that non-violence is the only way to achieve that goal."
2020 General Election-Results:
The results of this year’s general election failed to give any party a clear or significant majority, leading to a long negotiation process, and the Covid emergency event even further delayed the negotiation process.
Fianna Fáil's 38 seats provided Sinn Féin with one seat, and Theon was liquidated nationwide with 37 seats.
McDonald’s is far from recruiting too many candidates, but he regretted not fighting for more opportunities to take advantage of their surge. If they did, the party could have easily won more than 45 seats. For example, nine out of the ten best polls in the election were candidates for Sinn Fein, and some received double quotas.
To illustrate the extent of Sinn Fein’s surge, the previously anonymous Dennis Mitchell easily won all that was needed when there were 21,344 votes, and she was elected at 11,935.
The highly sought after Fine Gael ranked third with only 35 seats.
This is a reversal for the two big old parties. Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are still in office. This is an amazing discovery, but it may be the country's discovery. Signs of their unprecedented time.
After Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael refused to cooperate with the smaller and independent parties, Sinn Féin competed for the support of the smaller and independent parties.
Varadkar also seems to have ruled out leading his party to join any type of government, saying that he will "lead the opposition's challenge lightly and provide a good, stable, detailed and forensic analysis to the next government."
But as the days and weeks passed, Mr. Varadka’s party began to reassess.
After counting all the votes, the composition of Dáil is: 38 seats in Fianna Fáil, 37 seats in Sinn Féin, 35 seats in Fine Gael, 12 seats in the Green Party, 6 seats in the Labour Party, 6 seats in the Social Democratic Party, and 5 seats in solidarity and mutual aid/profit-making. Seats, Aontu 1 seat, independent 20.
A large number of mature TDs were cleared and replaced only by the beginners of SinnFéin.
The five current cabinet ministers – Shane Ross, Katherine Zappone, Regina Doherty, Chief Whip Sean Kyne and Super Mary Mitchell O'Connor of junior high school lost her seat.
For Fine Gael, those rejected by the people include Kate O'Connell, Pat Deering, Pat Breen, Noel Rock, Catherine Byrne, Kyne, Mitchell O'Connor, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, Tom Neville, Doherty, Michael D'Arcy And Andrew Doyle
For Fianna Fáil, their losses include Bobby Aylward, Timmy Dooley, Kevin O'Keeffe, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Pat'The Cope'Gallagher, John Curran, John Brassil, Fiona O'Loughlin, Declan Breathnach, Lisa Chambers, Shane Cassells, Eugene Murphy (Eamon Scanlon), Malcolm Byrne (Malcolm Byrne) and Pat Casey (Pat Casey).
Others who lost the game include: Rose, Zappen, Joan Burton, Ruth Koppinger, Jan O'Sullivan, Kevin "Boxer" Moran and Sims Healy.
Between rejection and retirement, the 48th TD at No. 32 Dayle is no longer at No. 33.
David Cullinane and "Up the Ra":
Just once again when the first choice vote of 20596 was selected, which is equivalent to a double quota, David Kalinan of Sinn Fein fell into the hot water himself. He recorded: "The most republic, the upward price of Ra and Tiocfaidh double beds LA" after a celebration,.
The next day, Matt Cooper's "Last Word" appeared on today's FM show. Cullinane confronted the reporter and learned about the language he uses and the IRA support.
"Yesterday was a very exciting day for me... It was a long process. Obviously, we are very excited and proud of the vote we got in Watford yesterday. This 30-second clip is my Part of what I mentioned in the long speech I thought of the hunger strike, the fact that Kevin Lynch stood in Watford in 1981. He was a man who inspired me and inspired many Republicans. People. The comments are made in this context. Defense.
Soon after, Cullinan stood beside his party leader and apologized to anyone who might be offended.
Alan Kelly becomes the leader of the Labour Party:
After the disastrous 2016 election, the Labour Party, which has lost its hotbed, is eager to obtain senior minister Brendan Howlin to revitalize its destiny.
The Labor Party originally hoped to end the 32nd Dalle Conference with a seventh seat and several retirements, but he hoped that the number of seats returned could reach double digits, but this is not the case. In fact, they lost their seats.
Howlin's exit was inevitable, and there was a match between Alan'AK-47'Kelly and the newly returned TD AodhanÓRiordain. Kelly had denied it four years ago and was not neglected by this time as the officially elected leader.
Soc Dems rose:
In addition to Sinn Féin, the main winner of the 2020 general election is the Social Democrats, who jumped from two seats to six seats in Dal.
The newcomers include Holly Cairns, Gary Gannon, Jennifer Whitmore, and Cian O'Callaghan, who mainly voted It is relying on a large amount of unused Sinn Fein surplus.
Whether they can retain any of these gains again next time is a big question, and there are continuing questions about when to merge with the Labour Party.
Covid-19 Part 1:
On January 16, Irish media released a report on a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China. We were told that symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or high temperature. The virus can also cause more serious diseases, including pneumonia.
In late February, the first report of Covid-19 along the Irish coast was related to a woman returning from northern Italy to Dublin Airport and passing through North Dublin Airport. The Irish examiner began in March and revealed the identity of the Dublin school related to the first confirmed Covid-19 case, which caused some controversy. The person has returned from a trip in northern Italy.
As the number of cases rose from single digits to scores, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan appeared on our screen every day. On March 9, the government inevitably decided to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Three days later, on March 12, under the successor of the Blair House in Washington, DC, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that the school and colleagues would be closed until March 29. In many of his televised speeches, he also said that there are more than 100 indoor gatherings and outdoor events and mass gatherings with more than 500 people should be cancelled.
Covid-19 Part 2-Government and Nphet:
In times of crisis, in terms of politics, appointment is the key. The people seek unity and leadership to seek leadership and leadership. Varadkar and Co, despite their outstanding performance, responded in an agile way, providing a series of special support for workers, companies, tenants, artists and caregivers.
The budget was cancelled many times, and the austerity policy was spurred by Keynesianism and rejected.
Despite major scandals, including the failure to adequately protect the residents of the nursing home, the failure to curb the outbreak of meat plants, and the tolerance of people for air travel, the weekly television broadcasts of the government building have allowed Fine Gael to dominate the news schedule. . United States.
As the crisis continued, tensions emerged in the cabinet regarding the dominance of Dr. Hollohan and Dr. Nefert in public policy making.
Several ministers who did not participate in the "Republican Committee", including Varadka, Donohue and Harris, complained that the cabinet had been "effectively on the sidelines" and that a small group of people had made all the decisions.
Ministers said that there are also “significant tensions” between politicians in the civil service and the “permanent government”.
"At the NPHET meeting and the cabinet meeting, I made it clear that politicians need to make decisions. Yes, you will listen to suggestions, but this is a decision made by politicians," said a minister.
"At the moment, there is a huge tension between civil servants and the current or outgoing government. The fact is that you hear senior civil servants saying that certain decisions are the next thing that bothers our next government, which makes people feel nervous. "The other admitted.
Slow bicycle race:
Reaching an agreement with the other party is always an arduous process, because sharing power with others is not natural in politics. But for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael even considering an agreement together, this requires a new sense of self-esteem.
When Ms. McDonald’s party tried its best to form a left-wing government, more and more attention turned to the enemies of the old civil war.
In April, when the country was under lockdown, the two sides agreed to leave their wounds behind and reached a "common future" agreement.
The document was finalized four months after the country participated in the polls and involved a rotating Taoiseach, bridging the gap between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. A hundred years of confrontation. The greens are added to the mix composed of figures.
For the Green Party, negotiations with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in power have left the party frustrated and fatigued by fighting, and many people left feeling very disappointed.
Discussions within political parties surrounding the government’s plan have led to long and fierce debates. Many people want to reach an agreement, and those people think that the party is best to oppose it.
Two distinct groups emerged-the environmental aspect and the social justice aspect.
These controversies surrounding policy and the party’s future have become a catalyst for a split group that wants to stick to the green agenda but cannot tolerate many decisions made in their name.
A long-established alliance – full of surprises:
After 139 days of painful delay, chaos and stupid games, on June 27, Dáil Éireann (Dáil Éireann) elected Fianna Fáil (Fianna Fáil), Fine Gael (Fine Gael) and Green Historic three-party government formed by the party.
In the vast auditorium of the Surrealism and Soul of the Dublin Conference Center, without his family currently, Mitchell Martin was nominated and voted as the 33rd House of Representatives as the Prime Minister of Ireland with 93 votes to 63.
Almost immediately, some people were angry about who would be appointed to the cabinet, and more importantly, who was not appointed.
Martin appointed Stephen Donnelly as Minister of Health and TD Norma Foley as Minister of Education for the first time. This surprised many people, but frankly, when his own deputy leader He was shocked when Dara Calleary was removed from the Supreme Cabinet.
His omission was not communicated to Fine Gael, so in the end there was no opposition cabinet minister of Western Ireland.
Fine Gael later made it clear that Leo Varadkar's choice was based on Calleary's death certificate to be included.
Dáil Éireann passed the government with 91 votes and 66 votes, but Martin also came under fire for lack of women and regional proliferation.
Michael Moynihan, who has been a long-time supporter of Mr. Martin, accused the new Tooiseach of "disrespecting him and his community."
His anger caused the Cork Northwest TD to request a meeting with the leader.
Mr. Monihan said: "This is a full and frank discussion." "I gave him both buckets. We had a very intense discussion; I explained some family truths to him. It was a very Candid discussions.” The Fine Gael team also had disappointing batsmen, including experienced ministers Michael Ring, Richard Bruton, Eoghan Murphy and Michael Creed. But in expressing their anger, Leo Varadkar's party was more cordial, or at least rarely public.
The Green Party is not very optimistic either because of the lack of female representatives.
Deputy leader Catherine Martin said the ministerial appointment of the Green Party was an "opportunity to promote women."
Leaders of the Green Party:
Although the party was saved from forgetting after being completely rejected by the people in 2011, it made it the highest number of representatives in all political classes in history, but leader Eamon Ryan still faces challenges .
Now, the new generation of party members he is actively looking for seeks to dismiss him, and instead supports his vice chairman Catherine Martin.
As the party expanded, the rumble began to increase, and the hips of younger and more radical members threw their support to Martin.
Covid forced the game to take place online and conducted four leadership debates on Zoom, but this did not dilute the deep differences that appeared and reached the peak, often sharp and personal attacks.
Allegations of bullying within the party continue to increase, and Mr. Ryan told the party in an online interview that it has been "overwhelmed" by the problem.
In the end, Mr. Ryan retained the position of Leader of the Green Party by a margin of 48 votes.
Katherine Connery was elected to Ceann Comhairle:
In the difficult beginning of the alliance, although it sought to elect Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd to the position of Leas Ceann Comhairle, the government TD had other ideas.
Independent TD Catherine Connolly (Catherine Connolly) won after a shocking victory.
She became the first woman in the 101-year history of the House of Representatives to serve as Ceann Comhairle or Leas-Cheann Comhairle, winning by a secret ballot by a margin of 77 to 74.
The result marked the first time that the Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green party coalition had defeated Dayl, which was regarded as an embarrassment given its majority in the House of Representatives. An estimated 15 government TDs voted against Mr. O'Dowd.
Barry Cowen-Minister for 17 days:
Fianna Fáil's predicament escalated to less than two weeks.
It was embarrassing to lose votes in Dáil, but he lost the minister after only 17 days in office.
Agriculture Secretary Barry Cowen was fired by Daui Sheikh after refusing to make a second public statement about the drink-driving ban imposed on him four years ago.
On Tuesday, July 14, Mr. Martin stood up in Dáil shortly before 9pm and announced that he had fired Mr. Cohen.
Although Mr. Corvin apologized unreservedly in Dáil the previous week, since then, the Garda report on the incident has revealed new information, which suggests that Mr. Corvin may have tried to avoid Garda (Garda). )checkpoint.
When questioned by opposition leaders, Mr. Martin seemed to provide Mr. Cohen with strong support.
However, less than seven hours later, he announced that he was appointed as a cabinet member, and in just two weeks, he was firing Offaly TD from the Ministry of Defense.
Mr. Martin replaced him with Dara Calleary to heal his initial unpopular wound. In turn, Jack Chambers was appointed as Calleary's successor and became the chief whip.
A nation mourns the death of John Huume:
In early August, an extremely tragic news came out that John Hume, the greatest politician of his generation, died at the age of 83.
Often regarded as Delhi's favorite son, his lifelong effort to achieve peace has made him an idol not only in Ireland but throughout Europe.
Jobs (Aoife Moore), a native of Derry, expressed condolences to Hume. He said: "When he started to deteriorate, the people of Derry started to take care of John in an unsaid promise. Often strangers would walk with him, and strangers would walk with him and ask about his health. And lead him home. John Hume (John Hume) took care of us, so Derry (Derry) took care of him. John Hume may be the father of the peace process, but he will always be Derry (Derry) One of the greatest sons. Rest in peace, John."
There is no doubt that the biggest political changer of the year was the Oireachtas golf tournament in Clifden on August 19.
The story was broken by Irish examiners Aoife Moore and Paul Hosford. The result showed that as many as 80 kind and kind people gathered for dinner after a two-day golf game, which violated government regulations.
They reported that the 50th anniversary of the Oireachtas Golf Association was held in the multi-purpose hall of the Station House Hotel in Co Clifden, Galway, although the public health advice clearly stated that “no formal or informal activities should be organized in these venues. Event or party "".
The table plan lists 82 people to use the sit-down function, and each table can accommodate up to 10 people, even though the guidelines stipulate that any table can accommodate up to 6 people.
The guest list includes: Calleary and his wife Siobhan, Galway TD Noel Grealish, Senator Jerry Buttimer, Senator John Cummins, Senator Paul Daly, Senator Niall Blaney, former Fine Gael Senator Cáit Keane, judge and former Attorney General Seamus Woulfe , Moroccan Ambassador Lahcen Mahraoui, former Labor Senator Lorraine Higgins, former Senior Senator Gael and Sligo-Letrim Gary Reynolds ( TD)-Leon Terry Gehry Reynolds (TD), and some others.
It can be said that all hell is loose.
Dara Calleary resigns:
Within 12 hours of the interruption of the Irish Examiner's story and 36 hours after the event started, Dara Calleary withdrew from RTÉ and Newstalk's breakfast radio interview.
Within an hour, his resignation was confirmed only 37 days after taking office.
Callery admitted on the local radio station that attending the dinner undermined the health department's response to COVID-19.
Calleri is regarded as the most glorious politician, he said he understands the anger expressed against him, and resignation is his decision. He said: "I need to raise my hands, I need to stand up, I must say,'I have messed up here and undermined the country's attempts to use COVID. This is my appeal and judgment at the end of the day." That night At some point, Jerry Buttimer resigned as Vice-Chairman of Seanad Éireann, and he and five other senators lost their party whip due to attending the meeting.
The fall of Phil Hogan:
Callery's quick resignation shifted the pressure to another political heavyweight in Clevedon-Phil Hogan.
After Hogan spent more than 30 years in national and European politics, he is the European Union's trade commissioner no matter by which standard.
Before the incident, his presence in Clifden and his actions in Ireland became the subject of close media attention. When contradictions appeared in his narrative, the government took action against Hogan.
On August 23, Touiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar called on Hogan to “consider his position”, which imposed a The country was dissatisfied with the pressure to resign. A government spokesperson confirmed: "Dao Yi Shan and Tannister did speak to the Commissioner today, asking him to consider his position. Both of them believed that this event should not have been held. The Commissioner’s apology came late and he still needs help. Fully explain and explain his behavior."
Hogan’s boss, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, was not impressed and asked for an answer, although he again apologized and published his campaign files in Ireland , But his position is considered untenable. He finally resigned on August 26, insisting that he did not violate the law, thus ending his political career.
The presence of the new Supreme Court judge and former Attorney General Seamus Woulfe (Seamus Woulfe) is a slow addition to the dispute over the golf course entrance.
The initial "full and sincere" apology is coming, but at least it can be said that his court colleagues were not impressed.
The public's inner reaction to the controversy led former Chief Justice Susan Denham (Susan Denham) to review his role.
There are reports that Woolf is "digging" and trying to stay in his position.
In a report published in September, Denham found that his removal was "unjust and disproportionate" and that he was wrong to attend the dinner.
However, the subsequent publication of the transcript of the conversation with Denham caused great damage to Wolfe's credibility, mainly because he undermined the sincerity of a public apology.
He also kicked the media. "Before I went to bed that night, I went back to the news addiction. I flicked the headlines. I knew I shouldn't see me in the "Inspector" newspaper. I was surprised to see that they made the story the main story. The story is about Dara Calleary attending a golf dinner.
"I said,'This is the largest amount of trash ever.'" I thought, "Jesus, they really scraped the bucket here during the stupid August season," Woolf told Judge Denham.
There was a confrontation between Woolf (Woulfe) and Chief Justice Frank Clarke. Due to the cancellation of Woolf (Woulfe), several attempts to convene meetings failed. In the end, Clark told Woolf that he personally thought he should resign.
Woolf knew Clark had no right to fire him, so he refused and dug in again.
The only person who could remove him was Oireachtas, and the government cancelled this proposal.
Although Woolf has an annual salary of 230,000 euros, he has not been on the bench for a whole day and will now be on the bench in February. But this is a sacred mess that makes everyone look stupid.
Leo the Leaker/IAGP:
Vadadkar's transition from Taiiseach to Tánaiste was not smooth, and he was sometimes disappointed.
Varadka is seen as constantly undermining the entire government from within, and he has repeatedly put the party’s interests ahead of the government.
The story of November is that he leaked a transcript of the draft GP contract between the country and the Irish medical organization to a rival organization IAGP, which caused great losses to Varadkar. The term "#LeotheLeaker" has gained widespread attention.
When he raised his hands and admitted that this was not the best practice, he denied any illegal acts.
Internally, many people in Fine Gael expressed dissatisfaction with the incident and criticized Varadkar. A minister said: "Mud began to stick to Leo as before."
Covid-19 Part 3-Tony Holohan's Level 5/Leo Dump:
In early October, the country recreated Tony Holohan's role as chief medical officer in a dramatic style.
Holohan, who is concerned about the surge in Covid-19 cases, convened an emergency meeting of Nphet and recommended that it immediately move to level 5 restrictions.
To say that this proposal caught the government off guard is an understatement.
They were very angry and refused Nphet's call.
The next day, after a face-to-face meeting, Varadka launched a violent attack on Holohan and the National Public Health Response Team on live TV.
He not only threw Dr. Hollohan under the bus, but also turned the bus upside down again and again. After Taoiseach Micheál Martin delivered the State of the Union address, Karadkar gave Dr. Holohan and Nphet both barrels.
Tánaiste is obviously frustrated and excited. The way and scale of their proposal to raise the country to level 5 or complete lockdown "is not well thought out" and "nor should it happen."
Varadkar criticized Dr. Holohan for not notifying the government or conducting any prior consultations, which made them "surprised", which he could not accept. Two weeks later, the country entered Level 5, which lasted six weeks and started a gloomy winter.
Maternal and Child Home:
The government’s habit of self-reliance and arousing public outrage has been newly aggravated by its improper handling of the issue of maternal and child homes.
The opposition TDs were described as "shaking" the government's decision to reject all opposition amendments to the controversial Maternal and Child Home Act, and the record will be kept for 30 years. Children's Affairs Minister Roderick O. Roderic O'Gorman has confirmed to the Feminist Party that he will not make any changes to the opposition’s angry mother and baby home records bill.
The TD in the D'il debate shocked Mr. Ogman’s decision to reject all amendments because the clause may be sealed for 30 years. Holly Cairns, the transportation representative of the Southwest Social Democratic Party in Cork, said that after the appeals of survivors of institutional abuse and thousands of messages from ordinary people, the government will not even consider the 60+ amendments proposed by the opposition. For one, this is absolutely shameful.
She said: "Tonight, the government will pass a bill without survivors to vote."
Attorney General Paul Gallagher clarified that the anger dissipated when every survivor had access to their records, but O'Gorman angered those who had withdrawn from the electorate Government transportation. Ogman confirmed at the end of the year that the long-awaited 3,000-page "Mother and Child Home" report will be released before the new year.
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