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Yesterday’s News

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Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger

Pressure has been mounting on the minister today to clarify the situation, with the opposition claiming that the minister misled the Dáil.

Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when

Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach

Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

Facebook to admit 'they could have done better' responding to data concerns in Ireland

Up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Monday 16 April, 2018

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

It's looking more likely that any changes to the property tax system will be 'moderate'

Minister Paschal Donohoe said any changes to the property tax regime should be ‘affordable’ for homeowners.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin

If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

Poll: Would you like Paul Ryan to be the ambassador to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like Paul Ryan to be the ambassador to Ireland?

Ryan claims Irish roots, having traced his ancestors back to Ireland during the Famine.

Friday 13 April, 2018

Data Commissioner expected to investigate potential IBRC data breach after complaint made

The Department of Finance confirmed that a former IBRC bank official had IBRC documents, and attempted to use them in an ongoing court case.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy'

Dr Peter Boylan met with Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the risk associated with taking abortion pills.

Jim Daly says he wasn't slapped down over his comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

“You must have a valid reason for not doing business with Sinn Féin,” the junior minister said today.

Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'

“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'

Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

Bill Clinton on sleepless nights in 1998, Bertie trying to keep him up till dawn and Northern Ireland's similarities with Black Panther

Bill Clinton shared his memories of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, 20 years ago today.

Monday 9 April, 2018

Bill Clinton warns political stalemate could result in the North going 'back into the hell of the Troubles'

There are three possible outcomes if the institutions in the North don’t get up and running soon, said Clinton.

Should Bill Clinton or George Mitchell step in to break the Northern Ireland deadlock?

Both men are in Ireland this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

Saturday 7 April, 2018

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

Monday 2 April, 2018

Garda in his 30s dies after becoming ill while on duty

The man became unwell in the early hours of this morning.

UDA threat against journalist condemned

The NUJ has said it is concerned about the safety of the journalist and those close to them.

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance

Recent research from the Central Statistics Office indicated that the cost of motor insurance has dropped by 12.8% in the past 12 months.

Sunday 1 April, 2018

Heavy rainfall on the way as Status Yellow weather warnings kick in

The Status Yellow weather warning for the entire country kicked in at 6pm today and carries through to 6pm on Monday.

Here's What Happened Today: Easter Sunday

Here’s what’s had people talking today.

Poll: Would you like a vote on Irish unity within five years? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like a vote on Irish unity within five years?

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said a vote on Irish unity should happen within the next five years.

Nine arrested after clashes with police at illegal Easter parade in Lurgan

The eight masked men, with ages ranging from 30-48, were dressed in paramilitary-style uniforms.

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Investigation underway after man stabbed in Louth

A man in his 30s was stabbed and was taken to hospital.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'Misogynism is obviously present in the Catholic Church'

During the interview, Archbishop Martin became upset as he recounted telling the Pope about the Tuam babies story.

Man to appear in court over cocaine, heroin and ketamine drug haul at Dublin Port

The 55-year-old non-national male was arrested yesterday.

Son of executed 1916 leader dies aged 104 RIP

Son of executed 1916 leader dies aged 104

Fr Joseph Mallin was just two years old when his father was killed by firing squad in May 1916.

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

The 1916 Proclamation was read by Captain Sean McCarthy in front of the GPO this afternoon.

Saturday 31 March, 2018

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port

A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.

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