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Politics - Today’s News

CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention

John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.

'No return to borders of the past': Enda and Theresa take first steps into uncertain future

Enda Kenny and Theresa May have held their first meeting since May became Prime Minister.

New welfare scheme offers same-day turnaround for small loans

The loans of up to €2000 can be used for things like Christmas presents, or back-to-school expenses.

Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid

Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.

Will Dublin ban election posters? Maybe. Probably not. It's complicated.

Even if councillors really wanted to get rid of the placards, they might not be able to.

Poll: Should Barack Obama be handed the Freedom of Dublin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Barack Obama be handed the Freedom of Dublin?

Councillors were unable to agree on the proposal by Dublin’s Lord Mayor last night.

WATCH: Michelle Obama wows Democratic Convention crowds with hard-hitting speech Political Force This post contains videos

WATCH: Michelle Obama wows Democratic Convention crowds with hard-hitting speech

Bill Clinton steps up tonight to support his wife, Hillary Clinton.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Watch: Bernie Sanders booed for telling his supporters to elect Hillary Clinton Democratic Crisis This post contains videos

Watch: Bernie Sanders booed for telling his supporters to elect Hillary Clinton

The Democratic Convention hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts.

Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal

A former government minister was caught throwing bags of cash over the wall of a convent.

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

Theresa May: “Nobody wants to return to the borders of the past.”

May is due to visit Northern Ireland today for the first time since becoming prime minister.

Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia with huge protests

Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters have descended on Philadelphia to protest against Hillary Clinton.

Election posters in Dublin city could be banned tonight

It follows a unanimous motion by South Dublin County councillors to look at restrictions.

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

Politics - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Kenny and Martin are grandstanding about a united Ireland, says Martin Mansergh

The former TD helped to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement but told TheJournal.ie that an additional agreement is necessary since Brexit.

Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year

‘My most foolhardy move?’ Leaving the private sector and joining An Garda Síochána, admits this frontline worker.

FactCheck: Is it cheaper for the State to build houses directly than to use the private sector?

FactCheck examines a big claim on one of the major issues of the day.

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?

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Leaked Bernie Sanders emails a headache for Hillary as convention gets set to kick off

Emails from senior Democrat figures appearing to disparage Bernie Sanders have given Donald Trump an easy target.

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

Politics - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds

The biomass processing plant at Killala was only first given the greenlight in June 2015.

'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'

Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency

Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.

Gary Johnson: The US presidential candidate you've probably never heard of

The Libertarian wants to eliminate income tax and abolish the Internal Revenue Service.

Politics - Friday 22 July, 2016

Former Klan leader that endorsed Trump to run for US Senate

“The climate of this country has moved in my direction,” Duke said.

The State sent 'intimidating' legal letters to abuse survivors about their legal actions

O’Keeffe won a landmark legal against the Irish State in the European Court of Human Rights.

DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"

Sammy Wilson is against mothers breastfeeding their children in the House of Commons.

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout

She will be the third successive head of the IMF to face a trial.

Banned: The government is about to make some benzos and other prescription drugs illegal

The Misuse of Drugs Bill 2016 passed through the Dáil yesterday.

Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping

Under new rules, local authorities can request the information from private waste companies.

"I am proud to be gay": PayPal founder tells fellow Republicans to let people use whatever bathroom they want

Peter Thiel says cultural issues are distracting America from its “real problems”.

Trump emphasises "law and order" as he formally becomes Republican candidate RNC

Trump emphasises "law and order" as he formally becomes Republican candidate

“Beginning on January 20th of 2017, safety will be restored”.

Politics - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

This is how the government could get rid of USC over the next four years

The proposed measure has been outlined in the Income Tax Reform Plan released by the Department of Finance today.

Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation

The Social Welfare Minister called for people receiving welfare to “never again see their standard of living eroded or falling behind society in general”.

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes

Further announcements will be made later this year.

Bishop compares abortion to involuntary Nazi euthanasia programme

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran also said that Eight Amendment had meant that “a great number of women were supported culturally in not choosing abortion”.

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