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Today’s News

Jetting off: Enda's 'last lap' mission of diplomacy and negotiation starts today

The Taoiseach has a busy schedule ahead of him.

Yesterday’s News

'All calm on the western front': Fine Gael happy with Enda's message at crunch meeting

Kenny will deal with the leadership issue “effectively and conclusively” when he returns from the US.

As it happened: Enda says he doesn't want to see commuters discommoded by bus strike

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law

A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.

The contenders for the Fine Gael leadership, ranked from most to least likely

He who wields the knife rarely wears the crown…

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision

Orkambi is estimated to cost €159,000 per patient.

Enda has been told he's guilty of clogging up the roads by getting people back to work

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

There's a plan to 'rebrand' the north inner city as 'Dublin's North Central Quarter'

A regeneration plan for the area was launched this week.

Saturday 18 February, 2017

How does Fine Gael go about electing a new leader?

Enda Kenny’s days as Taoiseach are numbered.

Friday 17 February, 2017

'No one should have to deal with that': Taoiseach slams discrimination shown to north inner city man

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in Dublin’s north inner city to launch the Mulvey report yesterday.

Moriarty Tribunal will cost another €10m this year, despite taking place 20 years ago

The money is spent on third party legal fees.

Thursday 16 February, 2017

Live: After a rough week for government, Bruton takes Leaders' Questions

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

International policing expert to carry out 'root-and-branch' review of An Garda Síochána

A thorough investigation will be carried out into the administration, ethos and culture of the force.

LIVE: Taoiseach faces serious questions over yesterday's 'clarifications'

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

Case of undercover British cop operating in Ireland to be raised with UK government

The Dáil was told: “He had multiple intimate relationships with women using his false identity.”

Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison demanded his case be included in the Tribunal.

Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

'I am innocent': Nóirín O'Sullivan says she won't step aside

The commissioner says her position remains the same as it did before this weekend.

Fine Gael senator who got €30k after losing his Dáil seat has only repaid €2k Exclusive

Six members of the Dáil and Seanad received termination payments last year.

Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

Saturday 11 February, 2017

The curious case of how a British cop went undercover among Irish protesters

“Mark Kennedy was not just one bad apple. He was part of a system of political policing and abuse of rights.”

From bust to boom: Ireland's first ghost town is putting 40 new houses on the market

Houses are being snapped up in this former ghost town once launched by Bertie Ahern.

Friday 10 February, 2017

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

Tánaiste: 'Garda Commissioner is entitled to our full support and confidence'

The Taoiseach is in Warsaw today, so Fitzgerald is in the driving seat.

Former garda commissioner's phone to be examined - but SIM may have been destroyed three years ago

There have been fresh calls today for the Commissioner to stand aside as an investigation is held.

Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Nóirín O'Sullivan refutes Dáil claims about her treatment of Maurice McCabe

O’Sullivan strongly refutes the claims made by Labour leader Brendan Howlin under Dáil privilege today.

Liveblog: Enda Kenny faces questions over job losses in Leixlip

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil

Wickow TD Stephen Donnelly made the move to Fianna Fáil last week.

'I found it difficult to watch': Enda Kenny grilled over children with scoliosis left on waiting lists

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the response from the government in Letterkenny is “pathetic”.

Monday 6 February, 2017

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive?

Guidelines are to be issued to schools outlining how they can help cut costs for parents.

Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland

Publicans have made a fresh appeal for the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted.

Sunday 5 February, 2017

Does Gerry Adams regret getting involved with the Stack meeting? Yes and no

Gerry Adams has a lot of thoughts about how Sinn Féin is treated by the media.

Saturday 4 February, 2017

Gerry Adams: 'I disagree with Congressman Peter King profoundly on many, many issues'

Criticism has been levelled at Sinn Féin over their connections to a congressman linked to the US travel ban.

Thursday 2 February, 2017

What will Ireland look like in 2040? The government wants your thoughts

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Housing Minister Simon Coveney are today launching the National Planning Framework.

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