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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 29 September, 2016

Today’s News

Repeal the Eighth campaigners call for referendum within 12 months

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment said it has a number of concerns about the Citizens’ Assembly due to hold its first meeting next month.

Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store

A homeless action group previously used the area in front of the store to set up a food stall.

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Yesterday’s News

Fianna Fáil have had "more positions than the Kama Sutra" on water charges, says Sinn Féin TD

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said Sinn Féin is “showboating” with today’s motion.

No 'understandings' or arrangements between FG and Lowry, Kenny says

The Taoiseach told the Dáil today that he appreciates the support Lowry has given government.

Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the matter is being discussed ahead of October’s Budget.

AS IT HAPPENED: Enda Kenny grilled about what's going to be in this year's Budget

The Taoiseach faced questions on the proposed emigrant tax, the Christmas bonus and disability supports.

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers

Meanwhile, opposition TDs have slammed reports that a tax break for returning emigrants is being considered.

Enda in fresh attempt to woo DUP leader to all-Ireland Brexit forum after snub

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster gave the idea a frosty reception during the summer.

Monday 26 September, 2016

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year

Many of the children are removed from homes out-of-hours by gardaí.

Sunday 25 September, 2016

Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'

After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.

Saturday 24 September, 2016

Poll: Will calorie counts on menus make you think twice about what you order? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will calorie counts on menus make you think twice about what you order?

The government’s action to tackle obesity was launched this week by the Health Minister Simon Harris.

Friday 23 September, 2016

'Michelin star restaurants will up and leave Ireland if calorie counts on menus are introduced'

The Restaurant Association of Ireland said restaurateurs will not want to operate in such a “draconian regime”.

Thursday 22 September, 2016

200 extra emergency beds for the homeless to be provided before Christmas

Housing Minister Simon Coveney also said that a record number of people have been helped out of homelessness this year.

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints

The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

PAC to invite Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to appear over Project Eagle sale

Finance Minister Michael Noonan agreed last night to appear before the committee.

Brother of cyclist killed in collision pays tribute to sister at Dublin protest

Today, a group of cyclists called on the Transport Minister Shane Ross to increase funding for cycling and walking.

Irish universities fail to make the top 200 in global rankings

Trinity College Dublin has been temporarily removed from the rankings while a review of its data is undertaken.

Investigation finds fire risks and widespread overcrowding at Traveller sites

A national audit of Traveller accomodation published today finds issues with electrics and access to sites.

Shane Ross says he won't ride in on a white horse to stop the Dublin Bus strikes

He said he will not open the State cheque book to solve the issue and says the two sides have to start talking.

Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the government had to stop looking over its shoulder and lead.

Monday 19 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil won't back Sinn Féin's motion to scrap water charges despite... wanting to scrap water charges

The party said it has signed up to an agreement with Fine Gael, which has put an expert commission in place.

People who make craft beer might get a happy boost in the Budget

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed told TheJournal.ie that he has been consulting with people in the microbrewery industry on how to boost business even more.

Sunday 18 September, 2016

Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.

US to supply Ireland with software to screen flight passenger data

The software system will screen the passenger information of people arriving into Ireland.

Saturday 17 September, 2016

Hostilities escalate between beef baron Larry Goodman and IFA over merger

The businessman wants to buy one of Ireland’s largest beef suppliers, but the IFA are concerned about Goodman owning such a high stake.

Friday 16 September, 2016

The government wants to reduce the cost of school uniforms for parents

The Action Plan for Education was launched yesterday.

Thursday 15 September, 2016

New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics

Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.

It was all smiles as Enda Kenny and John Halligan shared a stage together today Entente Cordiale This post contains videos

It was all smiles as Enda Kenny and John Halligan shared a stage together today

John Halligan said things will come to “an agreeable solution”.

French strikes force Aer Lingus and Ryanair to cancel flights

French air traffic controllers are striking today and tomorrow.

Dublin rents have bypassed the Celtic Tiger peak and reached an all-time high

The Residential Tenancy Board index shows the surge in rents has now spread outside of the capital.

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Independent ministers are hiring a 'political coordinator' to liaise with their government partners

The successful candidate will earn a salary between €70,000 to more than €90,000.

Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around

Ministers budget submissions come to in excess of €3 billion.

Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland The Big House This post contains a poll

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland

Pressure over the leadership has been mounting on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go

Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.

Monday 12 September, 2016

Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'

Two reports reviewing the party’s election performance were discussed at today’s Fine Gael think-in in Kildare.

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?

“I expect John Halligan to do his job,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.

Sunday 11 September, 2016

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

A day with Simon Coveney: The contender for Taoiseach who has to first fix Ireland's housing mess

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Housing Minister Simon Coveney talks about how his style differs from Alan Kelly’s, his thoughts on the leadership – and why FF will bring down the government.

Thursday 8 September, 2016

What's going to happen to the government if Halligan resigns?

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty said if the government plans to rely on Michael Lowry’s support, it needs to let that be known.

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