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Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 27 May, 2017

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

Gardaí step up security for Guns N' Roses Slane gig GNR

Gardaí step up security for Guns N' Roses Slane gig

Guns N’ Roses make their return to Slane after 25 years.

Thursday 25 May, 2017

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach' Round One This post contains a poll

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach'

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar went head-to-head in the first Fine Gael husting.

Ireland's terrorism threat assessment under continuous review following Manchester attack

The meeting between a variety of state departments assessed the situation here.

Simon Coveney on the search for 6 TDs to swap sides in secret ballot

Housing Minister Simon Coveney says the fight is far from over.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings

Duffy said he will act as “an independent, objective moderator”.

Taoiseach on FitzPatrick case collapse: 'The taxpayer must pick up the tab'

It’s time for Leaders’ Questions at Leinster House.

When it's all over, can Simon and Leo still be friends?

There was no awkwardness around the Cabinet table yesterday, apparently.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Minister insists no child will lose mental health place after 'indefensible' closure of beds

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin urged the government to intervene.

'Going through the motions' but Leo still has time for 90 minutes of questions

Varadkar wooing fans in Wicklow and Coveney cheered by admirers in Athlone show that it’s not over ’till it’s over.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike

Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.

Saturday 20 May, 2017

Like it or loathe it, history will be kind to Enda Kenny

After six years, the Mayo man has decided to make room for the next Taoiseach.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

It's on: Ministers begin to declare allegiances as Fine Gael campaign starts

A new leader will be in place by the June bank holiday weekend.

Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye

“Let the games begin,” Kenny declared, tongue-in-cheek, as he set out his plans to step down.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Explainer: How does Fine Gael go about electing a new leader?

Enda’s on the way out – here’s what happens now.

Is today the day, Enda? The Taoiseach says he'll let his leadership plans be known later today

It’s a big day here in Leinster House as people speculate about what the Taoiseach will tell his party members.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Looking forward to tomorrow, Taoiseach? 'I look forward to every day'

Enda Kenny says he’ll address the little matter of his leadership at tomorrow’s parliamentary party.

'They thought their jobs were secure': Fall in peat briquette sales results in job losses

Enda Kenny was back in the hotseat for questions today. Here’s what happened.

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

Monday 15 May, 2017

Sinn Féin calls for Justice Minister to answer questions about alleged political phone tapping

The Sunday Independent’s Niall O’Connor exclusively reported yesterday that a politician’s election activist had their phone bugged.

Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

Friday 12 May, 2017

Tony Blair says language of Good Friday Agreement will have to be amended due to Brexit

Blair said a hard border between the countries would be a disaster.

Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss

There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.

As it happened: Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest'

Michel Barnier spoke to TDs and Ministers today during a visit to Ireland.

New bus corridors, new cycle lanes, new tickets: Dublin's bus network to be completely redesigned

Shane Ross said a complete redesign of the capital’s bus network is on the way.

'Garda HR boss has done a great service to the country' - Alan Kelly PAC

'Garda HR boss has done a great service to the country' - Alan Kelly

The PAC wants to bring the Garda Commissioner in earlier than planned.

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Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Garda Commissioner expected to be brought before PAC earlier than planned

Vice-chair of the PAC Alan Kelly said the commissioner should appear again in a couple of weeks.

'These people are scumbags': Attack on elderly couple raised in the Dáil

It’s high noon at Leinster House.

TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'

A new bill could make it illegal for parents to allow their children born after 2015 to own a portable device.

Ticketmaster and Seatwave aren't happy with proposed new ticket touting law

The proposed new law will make it illegal to resale tickets for a profit of more than 10%.

Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Varadkar says Taoiseach should not be questioned about his leadership when he is abroad

While on a trade trip to Canada last week, Enda Kenny was asked when he will step down as Taoiseach.

Solidarity-PBP TDs refuse to stand for Dáil prayer and hold up 'separate Church and State' posters

Last week the Dáil voted to retain the Dáil prayer and also to add a 30 second moment of reflection.

There are serious plans to take TV licence inspections away from An Post

TV licence fee collectors have been criticised in the UK – but any new inspectors here will have to adhere to certain criteria.

Sunday 7 May, 2017

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project

Coillte said the development will bring the Dublin mountains to life for many of the city’s residents

Friday 5 May, 2017

Enda Kenny had a go at a journalist for asking when he'll step down as Taoiseach

The Taoiseach was surprised at being asked the question while on an official visit to Canada.

Thursday 4 May, 2017

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to take over as Minister of State at OPW in June

Sean Canney will vacate the post on 2 June.

TDs have voted to make it compulsory to stand during the Dáil prayer

Three amendments that would have gotten rid of the Dáil prayer were voted down today.

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