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Politics - Today’s News

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

Trump says he will KEEP ban on elephant trophies in US, reversing his earlier decision

The importation of Zimbabwean elephant hunting trophies to the US was authorised this week, before being reversed.

Robert Mugabe under pressure as Zimbabwe set for mass protests

The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's and will 'fight for a cure'

Jackson vowed to use his voice to help find a cure for the disease.

Robert Mugabe remains defiant in face of mounting pressure to step down

The talks in Harare came after soldiers put Mugabe under house arrest and took over state TV.

Sinn Féin vote paves the way for party to enter government as junior partner

Earlier today, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ruled out going into government with Sinn Féin.

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

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'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit Sock It To 'em This post contains videos

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit

Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning Brexit This post contains videos

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning

Johnson wants Brexit negotiations to move onto trade but Coveney says some issues have to be decided first.

Gerry Adams expected to set out his 'future intentions' at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend

Adams told the media this week that nothing in his speech this Saturday will impact on the talks in Northern Ireland.

Politics - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ice sculpture among expenses as Department of Education spent €13k on retirement party

The Public Accounts Committee asked about the costs involved for the retirement party of the president of Cork IT.

Ireland's corruption laws date back to Victorian times, but are now getting an overhaul

The new laws will provide for unlimited fines, and jail sentences of up to 10 years if found guilty of corruption.

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'

Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.

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Twitter strips verified status from Richard Spencer and others after new rules against hate

The company has said that it should have acted earlier.

'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting

Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.

Michael Noonan’s handling of the ‘Grace' case will be examined next year

‘Grace’ was left in an abusive foster home in the southeast of the country for 20 years.

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

Politics - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Trump says that 'twisted' North Korea won't subject the world to 'nuclear blackmail'

Trump said the red carpet rolled out for him in Asia showed that “America is back”.

'The system is not adequate': Government sets up new way to judge medicines for rare diseases

Many drugs for rare diseases have been ruled as not “cost-effective” under existing criteria.

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe

McGuinness said it’s “extraordinary” the Central Bank did not speak to the whistleblower who reported the breaches in Unicredit bank.

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As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

An Indian city is rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump

Begging is a criminal offence in India and can be punished by as much as 10 years in prison, although the law is rarely enforced.

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out

Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.

Minister: 'I will not have my good name and reputation traduced by deputy Alan Kelly'

There was a heated exchange in the Dáil today where Charlie Flanagan told TD Alan Kelly to desist from engaging in a smear campaign.

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'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

Gerry Adams: 'Instead of being a Taoiseach for the elites, can't you become a Taoiseach for the homeless?'

The Taoiseach was grilled about the homelessness and housing crisis during Leaders’ Questions today.

Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister

His comments follow controversial remarks on the topic by Leo Varadkar at the weekend.

Politics - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues

They have agreed they will “adopt consistent standards” on the issue in the wake of sexual assault and harassment scandals here and abroad.

Republicans turn on Roy Moore as several women accuse him of sexual harassment Alabama This post contains videos

Republicans turn on Roy Moore as several women accuse him of sexual harassment

Paul Ryan, Jeff Sessions and John McCain have all called on Moore to drop out of the Senate race in Alabama.

Sinn Féin TD says people need 'Minister Joe Duffy' to get action on harassment and bullying claims

“Why, in 2017, must women use the front pages of newspapers to achieve justice and a workplace free of harassment and bullying?”

Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised

The approval of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 today will result in better value for those who have private health insurance.

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

Web Summit organiser apologises over 'offensive' dinner at Portugal's National Pantheon

A number of Portugal’s important national figures are buried at the Pantheon.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Housing prices predicted to rise by 20% by 2020, and another assault allegation against Republican Roy Moore.

'I thought that he was going to rape me' - Another woman accuses Republican candidate Roy Moore Sexual Harassment This post contains videos

'I thought that he was going to rape me' - Another woman accuses Republican candidate Roy Moore

Beverly Young Nelson is the fifth woman to make accusations against Roy Moore.

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

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