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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Man who wrote 'hate-filled' articles about MP found guilty of racially-aggravated harassment

One of them was called The Legacy of Operation Filthy Jew B***h.

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report

A former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in October.

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit

But her government may have to show its negotiating hand.

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

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'I was actually in jail' - Mayhem in Dáil as FG TD links SF deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell says that Dessie Ellis and Martin Ferris should make a statement on the matter.

O'Sullivan 'stands over' support for man arrested on explosives charges before Prince Charles visit

Donal O’Coisdealbha was jailed for five and a half years yesterday after pleading guilty to IRA membership.

Explainer: The conflicting words between Gerry Adams and the son of a murdered prison officer

Adams says he will make a statement to the Dáil on the matter.

Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year 2016

The president-elect will move into the White House in January 2017.

AS IT HAPPENED: Kenny quizzed over Orkambi, disability rights and... traffic in Killarney

Kenny fielded questions from all the party heads today.

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Politics - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Trump calls for Air Force One to cancel contract with Boeing

He did so on Twitter, of course.

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

Unions 'dismayed and angry' about Bus Éireann's approach to pay talks

Earlier, Transport Minister Shane Ross said the company’s financial situation is “fairly bleak”.

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'

He went on to say “I know it’s very difficult to change things… They’re very powerful people who don’t like things being moved”.

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There will soon be no cap on the price An Post can charge you for a stamp

Such a move is necessary to protect the daily postal service in operation nationwide, the minister responsible claimed today.

Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister

Minister Denis Naughten said a pricing regime is yet to be agreed with the waste sector.

Leaders ask Gerry Adams to give a statement on Brian Stack investigation tomorrow

Brian Stack’s murder investigation, postage stamp price hikes, and water charges refunds were among the issues from today.

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany

She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.

'It's a car park by 4.30pm': Vital upgrades and a third lane needed on N11, report finds Exclusive

Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly says congestion on the road is only going to get worse if improvements aren’t made now.

30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.

French PM quits role, plans to battle Le Pen for presidency

The socialist candidate will look to battle Marine Le Pen’s National Front in next year’s election

Italian president asks Renzi to stick around until a budget is passed

Renzi resigned after a voters rejected his constitutional reform proposals in a referendum on Sunday.

'Disgraceful and partisan': Mattie McGrath hits out as Tesco removes pro-life group's charity appeal

Tesco said the group was removed from its charity drive for breaching the terms and conditions.

Politics - Monday 5 December, 2016

Donald Trump and Al Gore have "extremely interesting conversation" about climate change

The US president-elect may be softening his stance on the issue.

'Butcher of Bosnia': Prosecutors make their closing arguments in genocide trial

Ratko Mladic has been accused of leading a relentless military campaign to ensure Muslims ‘vanished’ during the Bosnian war.

Water, riots, and the Seven Council Fires - what is the Standing Rock protest?

It has been called the largest gathering of Native American tribes in a century.

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

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Man who fired rifle inside 'pizzagate' restaurant says he was investigating fake news

The pizzeria was the subject of a bogus report that alleged it was at the centre of a child sex ring organised by Hillary Clinton.

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president

Instead of answering the Sky News presenter’s questions, he invited him to go to the pub.

Italian prime minister resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Matteo Renzi announced his resignation early this morning.

Thousands sign petition calling for Ardmore Studios to be saved

The studio has filmed iconic movies such as Braveheart and The Field

Politics - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Nigel Farage takes aim at Gerry Adams over Sinn Féin's Brexit approach

Sinn Féin voted to back the Remain campaign. Farage thinks they’ve sold out.

Austria's far right concedes presidential race in surprise early move

The projections gave Norbert Hofer’s opponent an unassailable lead.

Not going away: Bertie sat down for a big weekend interview to talk about his future

“Circumstances have changed a lot,” since his decision to quit Fianna Fáil, the former party leader insisted.

'Do not deceive yourselves: Trump is the closest thing to Hitler Americans have ever seen'

It is vital that Ireland object to Trump’s plans for mass deportations and draconian restrictions on immigration, writes TCD’s Daniel Geary.

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Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

Almost half of Irish people are in favour of legalising cannabis for recreational use

More US states voted to allow it in November’s election. Here’s what Ireland thinks.

Politics - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Give Bertie Ahern a break, he's off doing his gardening'

“If he applies to join Fianna Fáil, I’ll come back to you.”

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green In Sight Out This post contains videos

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green

The free exhibit is the latest foray by the In Sight homeless photography project.

Explainer: Is this Italian about to deliver another bloody nose to establishment politics?

Beppe Grillo’s opposition to a crucial referendum could spell the end for the current Prime Minister.

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