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Yesterday’s News


Sunday 23 October, 2016

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

Saturday 22 October, 2016

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Speaking to, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

Enda Kenny says Repeal the Eighth bill 'cuts across' work of Citizens' Assembly

Speaking ahead of Fine Gael’s Presidential dinner this evening, Enda Kenny said he would be around for a long time to come.

Thursday 20 October, 2016

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

Crisis in rental market 'won't be fixed by simply capping rents'

The government’s national strategy for the rental sector will be published by the end of the year.

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied

Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.

'It's a matter of life or death': Taoiseach asked about expensive cystic fibrosis drug

The Taoiseach is facing questions from his fellow party leaders.

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill

An Independent Alliance source said the members have the same thoughts on the Bill as they did on Mick Wallace’s legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities.

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall

The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.

In the midst of strike action, a public pay commission is finally being set up

The commission will advise the government on pay for hundreds of thousands of public sector workers.

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

Monday 17 October, 2016

Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town

The first phase of a 177 new home development in Adamstown was launched this weekend.

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

Sergeants to discuss strike action at special meeting today

Earlier this month, members of the AGSI officially lodged a 16.5% pay restoration claim.

Friday 14 October, 2016

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package

It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.

Thursday 13 October, 2016

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices

The housing minister says first-time buyers are ‘locked out’ of the market.

Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold

Zappone said she met members from the childcare sector yesterday morning where the issue was raised.

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

Saturday 8 October, 2016

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill

The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.

Friday 7 October, 2016

"Leo likes to make you think he is all cuddly and caring. That's not him"

Fianna Fáil said it does not support delaying the rise in the state pension.

Thursday 6 October, 2016

'If Fine Gael breach the agreement, the Budget won't pass'

Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming said Fine Gael must deliver on their Budget promises.

Here’s how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €100,000

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said taxpayers are getting a cut in the USC.

Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

AS IT HAPPENED: Enda Kenny grilled on garda whistleblowers, Brexit and the future of rural post offices

It’s just under one week until Finance Minister Michael Noonan will be talking tax and expenditure.

'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure'

Stephen Donnelly has submitted a detailed proposal on how he thinks Ireland can shut down vulture fund tax avoidance.

Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Government says it won't oppose Fianna Fáil's hate crime Bill

The Fianna Fáil Bill aims to tackle crimes that are linked to race, sexual orientation or gender.

Tánaiste reviewing reports about whistleblower "character assassination attack" by senior gardaí

It had been eported today that a statement was made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

AS IT HAPPENED: Russian ambassador was left in "no uncertain terms" of Ireland's "disgust" over Syria bombings

It’s the second week of the Dáil term. Today it discussed Syria, Brexit and industrial action.

The Government is "intensifying" its plans for preparing for Brexit

It plans to hold an all-island forum in November.

Monday 3 October, 2016

Romeo and Juliet laws could be introduced in Ireland

The law would prevent a sexual act that occurred between individuals who are just a couple of years apart in age being considered a criminal offence.

Oops! Leo says Micheál Martin will announce next week's Budget

Leo Varadkar has called on Fianna Fáil to produce a costed list of Budget demands.

Sunday 2 October, 2016

"The bills won't be coming back...water charges are gone" - Fianna Fáil's Thomas Byrne

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson says his party’s water charges policy has been consistent.

Saturday 1 October, 2016

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

Friday 30 September, 2016

First the buses, now the gardaí: Government fears 'domino effect' in public sector pay demands

Minister Donohoe reiterated that any public sector pay claims must be settled through the Lansdowne Agreement.

Thursday 29 September, 2016

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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