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Politics - Today’s News

Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again

The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.

“This sickening f*cking disgrace”: Bob Geldof pledges to take in four refugee families

The Boomtown Rats singer this morning described the migrant crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.

Justice minister says shredding of Martin Callinan’s personal papers needs to be examined

As many as 10 black bin bags of the former garda commissioner’s personal papers were shredded after he retired.

He’s taken the pledge: Donald Trump vows not to run as an independent

“We will go out and we will fight hard and we will win. I see no circumstances under which I would tear up that pledge.”

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Ex-Anglo CFO: “I don’t think anyone foresaw the scale of crisis”

Matt Moran, CFO at the bank between 2004 and 2008, acknowledged that he was granted immunity from prosecution with regard to all affairs at Anglo.

Six months in, where stands Renua?

Analysis: Lucinda Creighton’s new political party held a think-in today, but what progress has it made so far?

Peter McVerry says hostels are such a disgrace he’s been advising people to sleep rough

He said he believes the government is looking for a cheap way out of the homeless crisis.

Here’s what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis

The human tragedy going on across the Mediterranean at present has shocked one and all, but there are practical ways to help.

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Lucinda: Fine Gael wanted me to be a good girl

The Renua leader has some strong words for her former colleagues.

From Business ETC Vincent Browne is going to let ordinary Joe Soaps drive out to TV3 and go on his panel Setting The Agenda

Ireland will do more: ‘Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can’t let that lie’

Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.

Does Bertie still hold sway in his old stomping ground?

An intriguing battle is underway in Dublin Central.

Has Obama been drinking his own urine in a bid to highlight climate change?

The US President is taking part in Bear Grylls’ show in a bid to bring the issue to a wider audience.

Politics - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Defence Forces staff set to stay on duty in Mediterranean until November

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will be the third Naval Service vessel to be deployed to the region.

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)

Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels “wronged”

“I feel misrepresented deputy. 80% of what has been written about me is wrong. 10% might be disputed.”

Don’t believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny

Analysis: Government efforts to portray the report as clearing Enda Kenny may not work.

Poll: Should every town in Ireland take in 10 refugee families? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should every town in Ireland take in 10 refugee families?

A senior UK politician is suggesting every town in Britain take ten families. Would it work here?

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

The ‘uncomfortable’ meeting in Martin Callinan’s house that led to his early retirement

The visit was the “immediate catalyst” for the Commissioner leaving his position – and the force.

Politics - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Visit from civil servant was ‘immediate catalyst’ for Martin Callinan’s retirement

The opposition are calling on Enda Kenny to consider his position, but the Taoiseach is standing firm.

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Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes?

Are cigarettes expensive enough, or should Minister Noonan add another few cents?

Martin Callinan had up to 10 black bags of his personal papers shredded

On the day he retired, the Garda Commissioner filled 8- 10 bags with personal papers and asked that they be disposed of.

Homeless family finds cockroaches in their hotel bathroom

Ruth Coppinger says it shows the need for inspections.

From Business ETC Some iffy job numbers show that everything’s not quite rosy right now Flatlined

Some iffy job numbers show that everything’s not quite rosy right now

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe’s ‘enormous catastrophe’

EU leaders meet later this month to discuss how to deal with the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.

German minister sparks outrage after calling singer a ‘wonderful Negro’

Many people are annoyed, but Roberto Blanco is taking the whole thing very well.

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan arrested

Gardaí said a man in his 40s was arrested by appointment this morning in Ballybay and was later released without charge.

‘How dare she’: Joan Burton hits back at Mary Lou

The debate over the status of the IRA rages on, with rounds of meetings today in Dublin, London and Belfast.

Enda seems confident he’s in the clear over Fennelly

The Taoiseach has already read the report into the circumstances surrounding the departure of Martin Callinan last year.

“It’s just cruel” – 80-year-old man with one leg has been living on daughter’s couch for last year

George Chalkley is sharing a house with seven others, despite being a “high priority” for Dublin City Council’s housing section.

Politics - Monday 31 August, 2015

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

Is this the only man who can stop Donald Trump?

Ben Carson is neck-and-neck with Trump in the latest poll.

Irish Water issues bill to woman for dead husband’s water usage

The woman was “devastated” by the experience.

Peter Robinson is back from his holidays and he’s taking aim at the UUP

The first minister’s back on the scene – and he’s had a thing or two to say about the raging IRA debate.

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Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer

In Soviet Russia, iron pumps you.

Trouble for Shatter as Olivia Mitchell to declare she WON’T run again

The former justice minister faces an uphill battle to secure Fine Gael members’ support in his own constituency.

“A scumbag”: Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package

The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.

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