Catherine Noone

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Pandemic aside, the year was good to some, and not so good to others Good year: Jacinda Ardern New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ard(...)

Notice of Seanad elections in Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone who became embroiled in controversy after comments she made about the Taoiseach, has secured a nomination to run aga(...)

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman, Eoin Ó Broin, and the party’s leader, Mary Lou McDonald, with a street trader in Moore Street in Dublin, on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The general election is a story of outsiders who 20 years ago had 2.5 per cent of the vote and one TD. Most of the media in the Republic poured contem(...)

Sean Haughey (centre), the son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has represented voters in north Dublin since 1992. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats has taken the third seat in Dublin Bay North, the final count to be completed at the RDS. Labour’s Aodhán Ó (...)

A meme posted on Fine Gael’s Twitter account on Saturday. Yeah we’re lost too.

Fine Gael fluffs digital strategy lines Half a political generation ago (well, 2011), Fine Gael brought in consultant Ravi Singh to help on their dig(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney, European Parliament vice-president Mairéad McGuinness, Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Dublin Port on Friday morning. Photograph: Douglas O’Connor

Pole positions Fine Gael was at sixes and sevens this week over a pause on a vote-management pact between Richard Bruton and running mate Catherine N(...)

Senator Catherine Noone: her comments this week were a talking point on the Ray D’Arcy Show. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

If you’re explaining, you’re losing, according to the old political adage. To which one could add the corollary: if you’re being discussed on an after(...)

The Taoiseach with Senator Catherine Noone. ‘She made outrageous statements about Leo Varadkar being autistic and tried to make it better saying she did not mean it literally.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Mark Molloy, a patient’s representative, has resigned from the board of the HSE. He did so because only 12 per cent of the money promised by Leo Varad(...)

Catherine Noone was quoted in The Times Ireland edition as having said of Mr Varadkar: ‘He’s autistic like, he’s on the spectrum, there’s no doubt about it. He’s uncomfortable socially and he doesn’t always get the in-between bits’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that comments by Catherine Noone about him being “autistic” were “ignorant”, but it was not proportionate for her to l(...)

 Fine Gael’s  Senator Catherine Noone and  candidate Deirdre Duffy on the Bull Wall:  Ms Noone apologised for  calling Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “autistic”. Photograph: Douglas O’Connor

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton was not consulted about a decision by Fine Gael headquarters to pause a vote management arrangement between(...)

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