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Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 16 June, 2018

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties

Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year

Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said he believes the motion will be defeated at this weekend’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

Irish government to appeal 'Hooded Men' torture ruling in Europe

The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971.

Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October

A referendum on the role of women in the home will also be held in October.

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

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CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

Sunday 10 June, 2018

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system

Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

Friday 8 June, 2018

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland

Minister Eoghan Murphy set up a group to assess Ireland’s fire safety measures following the Grenfell blaze in London last year.

Sex offender information may be disclosed to 'necessary people' under proposed new law

The name, address and the risk the offender poses could be released on a case-by-case basis under the proposed new law.

Garda team searching Bray harbour area after boxing club shooting

Gardaí are now focusing on the silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy that the gunman fled the scene in.

Bray people left stunned by shooting: 'It's a huge shock for it to happen here in what is a lovely scenic town'

Three men were shot on Tuesday, one fatally, in an early morning attack at Bray Boxing Club.

Sunday 3 June, 2018

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Poll: Would graphic photos on cans stop you from buying sugary drinks?

The study found that people were less likely to buy the fizzy drinks when images were on the cans.

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

Minister promises proper oversight of €4bn Ireland 2040 funds so money goes to the best bids

The Taoiseach launched new funds today to tackle rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation.

Taoiseach says he's not ruling out a public inquiry into Shane O’Farrell death

On the evening of 2 August 2011, Shane O’Farrell was cycling home when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for offences in both Cavan and Monaghan.

Monday 28 May, 2018

'Ireland shedding its old skin', but will that include Fianna Fáil?

While the celebrations were all about women, when the dust settles, there will be a political aftermath to deal with.

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

Sunday 27 May, 2018

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened

There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport

Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.

Saturday 26 May, 2018

Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone

The new tax kicked in on 1 May.

Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital

The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.

Friday 25 May, 2018

Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens

In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.

Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error'

The woman sent in all relevant documents by the deadline, but the council said she could not be added to the supplementary register.

Thursday 24 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote'

The Taoiseach said opinion polls have been wrong in the past.

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote

Varadkar said some people have to make long journeys home to vote.

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

Monday 21 May, 2018

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week

Today there will be no DART service between Bray and Greystones.

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