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Politics - Today’s News

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Nóirín O'Sullivan "was not aware" of secret meeting between former Garda Commissioner and PAC chairman

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told the Dáil last week that he met with the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in a hotel car park two years ago.

Calls for a new emergency health fund to pay for expensive cancer drugs

The Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath wants a fund of €80 million to be set up.

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Politics - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Renua Ireland is going to change its name

The rebranding comes on the back of its general election failure.

PAC chairman reveals secret Bewley's car park meeting with Garda commissioner

John McGuinness claims that meeting was about Maurice McCabe.

Mother to wait 11 months for 'early intervention' appointment for daughter with autism

Waiting lists for occupational and speech therapy appointments are at breaking point around the country.

Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products?

11 EU countries have cried foul at the previous government’s plans to introduce five separate health warnings on alcohol bottles.

'I believe that exploitation was rife in JobBridge': Former participants share their experience

New minister for social protection Leo Varadkar announced the end of the programme last Sunday.

Politics - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

Fianna Fáil is now level with Fine Gael in popularity

The news comes in the findings from a Red C opinion poll conducted for the Sunday Business Post.

"Nobody is born knowing how to be homeless" - hundreds march on GPO in protest at housing crisis

The march was organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition.

James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power"

In a 2013 statement calling for the Seanad to be abolished, Reilly labelled it “very undemocratic” and said it had “no power.”

Margaretta D'Arcy's secret to an interesting life: keep things fun (and avoid meetings)

Approaching her 82nd birthday, D’Arcy shows no signs of slowing down.

35 people arrested at Trump rally in California

1,000 protesters representing various groups in opposition to the billionaire candidate attended outside the rally in San Diego.

Icelanders are still feeling angry, hurt and disappointed after a bizarre few weeks

In the wake of the Panama Papers controversy, what’s the national mood in Iceland? TheJournal.ie visited, to find out.

'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped'

The rise of the extremist right is more insidious and worrying, writes Aaron McKenna.

WATCH: Enda Kenny plays air guitar at Springsteen gig

Kenny is said to be a big fan of The Boss.

Politics - Friday 27 May, 2016

'Time is running out': John Crown says cancer patients could die over delay in accessing drug

The former senator said the situation could be partly due to the delay in forming a government.

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Poll: Should the Seanad have been scrapped?

The Taoiseach’s nominees to the upper house will be announced today.

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

Politics - Thursday 26 May, 2016

It's official: Donald Trump has won enough delegates to become the GOP nominee

It means the outspoken businessman can avoid a contested convention in Cleveland this summer.

Pictures: Canadian ambassador tackles protester at 1916 ceremony

Kevin Vickers made headlines across the globe in 2014 when he intervened during a terror attack at the Canadian parliament.

Leitrim TD claims gardaí asked informant to carry out burglary at his house

The Sinn Féin deputy made a host of fresh allegations about garda malpractice in Sligo-Leitrim.

Drug dealers in local areas will be targeted by a new 'mini-CAB' - Minister

Frances Fitzgerald says new legislation may be needed to give it greater powers.

Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'

Sinn Féin said the Mansion House’s Round Room could be used if repair works closes the Dáil chamber.

'Not appropriate': Sinn Féin rejects invitation to commemorate British 1916 deaths

The party says it wouldn’t be appropriate to commemorate “British soldiers who shot and killed Republicans in 1916″.

Politics - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

The government has defeated Sinn Féin's plans to get rid of Irish Water

The motion called for the immediate scrapping of Irish Water as well as an end to water charges.

'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays

The longer-than-usual break would be to allow for renovation work to be carried out in Leinster House.

FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does some detective work on a commonly-held assumption.

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil

Protesters chanted “shame on you” as Kelly made his way to the gates.

The Garda Commissioner came in for some serious criticism in the Dáil today

However, both Enda Kenny and Frances Fitzgerald have expressed confidence in the Commissioner.

Kenny corrects Dáil record over Alan Shatter's resignation

The Taoiseach said Shatter did NOT accept responsibility for the findings of the Guerin Report. .

Child benefit will NOT be linked to school attendance

Leo Varadkar doesn’t think it would help.

Calls for emergency legislation to stop Ulster Bank selling 900 family homes

The sale includes 2,000 buy-to-let properties as well as farmer and SME loan books.

Anti-Trump protesters hurl rocks and bottles outside rally

The protesters, several of whom waved Mexican flags, also chanted expletives about Trump.

Politics - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton to become the presidential frontrunner

It is the first time Trump has overtaken the Democratic frontrunner in the gold-standard polling average.

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

Their stories aren't new, but you're about to hear a lot more about these OTHER garda whistleblowers

The stories of gardaí Nicky Keogh and Keith Harrison are starting to get a lot more attention.

Politics - Monday 23 May, 2016

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split

The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.

Now John Halligan says he'll vote WITH the government on water charges

The new junior minister will support the government’s counter-motion, which will suspend the charges for nine months.

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