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Politics - Today’s News

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993 Political Nostalgia This post contains videos
From Business ETC Waterford ‘won’t recover’ unless it’s made the South East’s economic hub More To Do

Waterford ‘won’t recover’ unless it’s made the South East’s economic hub

Despite receiving more IDA visits than surrounding counties, it is not considered the area’s economic capital.

Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre – but he’s going anyway

Equality Minister Aodháin Ó Ríordáin says only a “brave staff member” would stop him.

Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party

That’s according to a poll that the Independent TD commissioned himself.

‘An investigation into IRA abuse allegations is needed to realise the scale of it’

Maíria Cahill spoke last night to RTÉ’s Saturday Night Show.

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?

Enda Kenny plans for the Coalition to stay in Government until April 2016.

Never mind water, Big Phil’s having a ball in Brussels and here are the pics to prove it

Ireland’s European Commissioner is having a great time if his Twitter account is to be believed.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Support for Fine Gael is dropping like a stone, they’re down 4% in the last month

Sinn Féin is the only party to record a rise in support.

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

‘Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP says he would treat Irish Language Act ‘like toilet paper’

Gregory Campbell also joked about his earlier controversial comments.

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.


How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

What was Bertie Ahern doing on the front page of the South China Morning Post?

He was talking about the internet, of course.

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?

Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?

Politics - Friday 21 November, 2014

The cost of ministerial transport since 2011? … €14 million

The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.

SIPTU still won’t say if they’ll join water charge protests

It depends on what emerges from talks with other unions, they say.

Videos: Enda Kenny got a fierce noisy reception from protesters in Cork today Rebel County This post contains videos

Videos: Enda Kenny got a fierce noisy reception from protesters in Cork today

Anti-water charge protesters greeted the Taoiseach at a jobs announcement in Blackpool earlier.

How this seemingly innocuous tweet caused a big row and forced a Labour MP to resign

Emily Thornberry stepped down as a member of the Labour shadow cabinet last night. Here’s what happened…

Opinion: At last, a lifeline for the undocumented Irish in the US

President Obama’s action is the first ray of light in a long time for undocumented Irish men and women effectively trapped in the shadows of places like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Luke Ming Flanagan: ‘It’s torture to watch everything falling around our ears’

The MEP describes his night in the Emergency Department with his seven-week-old baby.

Fine Gael TD withdraws comments comparing some water protesters to ISIS

Noel Coonan has also said that he has received a death threat in the wake of his comments.

Politics - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’ ISIS Situation This post contains videos

Fine Gael TD says Dublin protesters ‘act like parasites and live off country people’

Noel Coonan also warned of an ‘ISIS situation’ developing if violent protests continue.

Joan Burton’s given an official Garda statement about Jobstown

Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.

We’ll delete all those PPS numbers by January — Irish Water chief

The ‘big sell’ of Irish Water is well under way… Ministers have also been out today talking up the “€1.15 a week” figure.

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UKIP set to win second UK parliament seat

The polls close at 10pm tonight.

Cork hotel ‘gave into mob rule’ by cancelling Fine Gael event – MEP

Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.

‘Exaggerated and inaccurate’: RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected

Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.

Can the PAC interview a whistleblower who says former politicians dodged tax?

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek further legal advice.

Alan Kelly: Phil Hogan ‘could have done better’ when setting up Irish Water

The Environment Minister also said that he doesn’t want to see people end up in jail for not paying water charges.

There’s a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here’s what it’s about… Shoes This post contains images

There’s a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here’s what it’s about…

Campaigners from Women’s Aid have put dozens of shoes on display outside the Dáil today.

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.

How safe is the government after its water charges u-turn?

Analysis: Yesterday was all about providing “clarity and certainty”. But will it be enough to save the coalition?

State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?

Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.

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