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Politics - Today’s News

Mary Lou claims “entirely untrue” and “entirely incorrect” — Department of Justice

The TD has hit out at the handling of claims made against the late Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí. She said victims had sought her out for help.

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

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Offended by ‘curry my yoghurt’? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a ‘humour bypass’ LOL JUST KIDDING This post contains videos

Offended by ‘curry my yoghurt’? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a ‘humour bypass’

The DUP politician said he does not regret the comments and will not apologise.

This 10-year-old has been teaching Enda a thing or two…

See what the Taoiseach’s been up to…

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

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

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence

So much for getting it easy because you’re the new guy.

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32 HIV

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32

Committee on Health and Children today, who will be focusing on advances in testing opportunities for HIV and enhancing engagement with health services,

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

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‘Never again’: New guidelines introduced after Savita’s tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further

A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.

Here’s how the Government plans to solve the housing crisis

Its social housing strategy for the next six years includes 35,000 new housing units.

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border ‘off the richter scale’

His comments came after BBC Spotlight revealed that Sinn Féin MLAs claimed almost £700,000 for research purposes in the last decade.

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

The ECB has more or less said: ‘We’re not going to Dublin, you can forget about it’

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O’Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan’s shoulder

The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.

Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin’s involvement in a water protest on Monday

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw the remarks, saying the party was not at the protest.

No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest

The party has dismissed reports McDonald cancelled her appearance at an event last night in the wake of a protest.

Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food… some Dublin ones, not so much

The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.

Did gender swing it for the new Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan?

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

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

‘If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down’

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

Politics - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

WATCH: David Norris condemns ‘knickers shops and ignorant buildings’ in Dublin city

“What I have seen has absolutely horrified me.”

Mick Wallace applied to be Garda Authority boss, but didn’t even get a ‘PFO’

The Independent TD says he got an acknowledgement but no interview — and he wants to know who else applied for the role.

Alan Kelly calls for reduced speed limits after tragic death of Jake Brennan

The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny.

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

An array of changes to the medical card system were announced today.

A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight

Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders

The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.

Nóirín O’Sullivan is the new Garda Commissioner

The interim commissioner has now been made permanent following a government decision today.

Gerry Adams says sorry for calling some unionists ‘b******s’

He made the comment at a meeting in Enniskillen.

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