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Today’s News

Tánaiste: 'Some in the UK don't seem to get it. Nobody is talking about building a wall'

Tánaiste: 'Some in the UK don't seem to get it. Nobody is talking about building a wall'

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says it’s his job to hammer home what’s at stake for Ireland by being “polite but firm”.

'He's trying to raise his profile': Tánaiste dubs Casey's campaign as 'irresponsible politics'

Peter Casey says he will take the weekend to consider if he will continue in the race.

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Yesterday’s News

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use

Sinn Fein want to give gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully.

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy

More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition organised by St Cronan’s School to prevent the deportation of one of its pupils.

Justice Minister apologises to whistleblower Maurice McCabe on behalf of the State

Justice Peter Charleton found there was a “campaign of calumny” to smear Garda McCabe.

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Taoiseach wants to avoid 'dilly-dallying' but confidence and supply deal 'unlikely' by Halloween

Teams for the the two parties are set to meet next week about renewing the agreement.

Government to oppose quad bike and scrambler regulation Bill

The government said it has established its own working group to assess the issue.

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'

Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future

Last week’s Disclosures Tribunal report effectively exonerated Fitzgerald.

Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter'

Pat Breen extended a dinner invitation to former Communications Minister Denis Naughten at the request of David McCourt.

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

Friday 12 October, 2018

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

'I'm not afraid to take tough decisions: Leo says carbon tax would have been a 'double whammy'

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Pat Breen also attended a dinner with McCourt.

'It was not a lazy dodging': Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald vindicated by Charleton report

Fitzgerald resigned following controversy about what she knew of the Garda Commissioner’s legal strategy.

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach ahead of tomorrow morning’s Facebook Live.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Taoiseach says confidence and supply deal can be done by the Halloween break

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin had a ‘pleasant’ conversation on the phone this evening.

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property

Shane Ross says the deal isn’t written down, but the finance minister calls it a sensible idea.

Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out

The €12 million figure set out in today’s Budget document is only for the actual service.

Sunday 7 October, 2018

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review

Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil

Simon Harris told the Dáil that in legislating for abortion services in Ireland, they are ‘making history’.

Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister

A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council

Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Government wants to avoid scenario where there would be two time zones on the island of Ireland

The changing of the clocks for winter and summer has been a ritual in Europe since 1916.

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

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