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Today’s News

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

Yesterday’s News

House of Fraser says it won't accept existing gift vouchers in Dundrum store

The UK retailer was sold off last week for a reported €100 million.

Death of woman in Drogheda not being treated as suspicious, say gardaí

The woman in her 60s was pronounced dead yesterday morning.

'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos

Talks will begin later this morning to try to resolve the long-running Ryanair dispute.

Sunday 12 August, 2018

'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

Thursday 9 August, 2018

Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme

The waiting list guarantee policy will kick in next year.

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas

The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography

A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

Monday 6 August, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

Sunday 5 August, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law

Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.

Saturday 4 August, 2018

Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users

The Oireachtas Committee was told recently that everyday people are refusing to fold up their prams to allow wheelchair users on board.

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep

Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.

Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

What county got the most sunshine during June and July? Met Éíreann has been crunching the numbers

The hottest day of the year occurred on 28 June at Shannon Airport.

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Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?

The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland

Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme

Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare

The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit

Leo Varadkar says while the Irish government is stockpiling medicines, it has no plans to stockpile food.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

Monday 30 July, 2018

Letter sent to Fianna Fáil councillors asking them to back TD Éamon Ó Cuív for president

The letter, sent by Galway Councillor Ollie Crowe, is being seen in Fianna Fáil circles as a major challenge to Micheál Martin’s authority.

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report

An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court

In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

Sunday 29 July, 2018

No evidence of older cars being forced off road because owners can't get cover, Insurance Ireland says

Minister Michael D’Arcy is to write to Insurance Ireland over concerns older vehicles can’t get insurance cover.

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is

Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.

Watchdog still in talks with gardaí over members' compliance with ethics laws

SIPO is to develop ‘standards of best practice’ for public bodies to ensure they communicate to employees about disclosing their interests.

Friday 27 July, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office

SIPO wants the law changed so it has the power to investigate complaints which come to light after a politician has left office.

Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill

A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.

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