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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 28 July, 2016

DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time

An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for an extension to an order prohibiting reporting was granted yesterday.

Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Longford awaits planning decision on massive €223m holiday resort

The €233 million resort is expected to bring over 1,000 jobs to the region. It would create around 750 jobs during the construction phase.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

Drinks lobby says Brexit vote makes strong case for alcohol tax reduction

The lobby group called on the government to make every possible effort in October’s Budget to compensate for the negative effect of Brexit.

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

Sunday 24 July, 2016

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

Saturday 23 July, 2016

Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts?

Labour’s Willie Penrose wants to give struggling musicians a break.

Friday 22 July, 2016

Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping

Under new rules, local authorities can request the information from private waste companies.

Thursday 21 July, 2016

President Hollande recognises Ireland is a "special" case in Brexit talks

The French president said the sooner Britain triggers Brexit the better.

Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Government 'concerned' about jump in number of visa applications from the UK

Last year, 10,000 visa applications were made, in comparison to just 1,800 in 2014.

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

Tuesday 19 July, 2016

New scheme to help first-time buyers on the way - and it will be back-dated

A new help-to-buy scheme due to be announced on Budget Day will be backdated to today.

Sunday 3 July, 2016

'I was shocked when I was told I had an alcohol problem. I thought I was normal'

Singer and senator Frances Black talks about why she chose to get into politics and what she hopes to achieve.

Saturday 2 July, 2016

Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families

Senator Frances Black said the devastation it causes to families is just as palpable as if their family member were addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling,

Wednesday 29 June, 2016

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Dissent in the ranks: 'We gave our points of view, they gave theirs - but there was no agreement'

Members of the Independent Alliance want a free vote on a Bill that would allow for a termination in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Charity regulator 'should have been in Console's offices long ago'

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said the charity regulator is seeking assurances robust governance is in place.

Rent supplement set to increase from this Friday

The announcement was made in Dublin Castle this morning.

Monday 27 June, 2016

'Sectarian headcount' or 'democratic imperative': Is it time for a border poll? 26 + 6 = ? This post contains a poll

'Sectarian headcount' or 'democratic imperative': Is it time for a border poll?

Sinn Féin have called for a border poll in light of the Brexit vote, but there’s not much of an appetite for one among other politicians.

Enda Kenny wants an open border between the Republic and Northern Ireland

The Dáil has been recalled to discuss the Brexit fallout.

Sunday 26 June, 2016

Pearse Doherty: 'Despite my passion to be part of Sinn Féin, being a TD is something I may regret' Exclusive

The Sinn Féin deputy says: Is it right that your children expect to see you for one day a week?

Saturday 25 June, 2016

RTÉ, the Indo and the Times were "very, very hostile" towards Sinn Féin: Pearse Doherty

The Donegal TD has hit out at the election coverage of his party by some media organisations – and said it impacted voters.

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

Thursday 23 June, 2016

'They'd rather see a patient have their leg amputated than pay for a machine to save it'

TD Michael Fitzmaurice says a patient can’t get the device he needs to save his leg from being amputated.

Wednesday 22 June, 2016

HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine

The vaccine, Gardasil, has been criticised by some parent groups.

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Enda Kenny receives US Vice President Joe Biden in Dublin

The American Vice President will be in Ireland until Sunday.

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?

In 2012 when the Constitutional Convention was set up there were concerns about lobbying – but transparency is needed if Citizen’s Assembly is going to work.

Monday 20 June, 2016

Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months

The environment minister held discussions with Ireland’s waste companies today.

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500

Some children are making more than €800.

Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

Friday 17 June, 2016

This is what the government is being told to do to solve the housing crisis

The Housing and Homelessness Committee’s report is being launched today.

Enda Kenny is saving money by reading more news online

Over €200k was spent on newspapers in 11 departments last year.

Thursday 16 June, 2016

Bin charges treble for customers as companies accused of operating 'a cartel'

The Tánaiste said legislation would be introduced if waste companies are found to be exploiting customers.

Wednesday 15 June, 2016

People injured after partial roof collapse of archway at Temple Bar

One woman was lying on the ground injured.

Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court

The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.

Enda Kenny will NOT be meeting David Cameron this week

The Taoiseach was due to meet the UK Prime Minister this Friday.

Sunday 12 June, 2016

Brexit has the Irish government worried - here's why

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be visiting Prime Minister David Cameron in Manchester in the coming week.

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

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