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Politics - Today’s News

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Speaking to, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

Enda Kenny says Repeal the Eighth bill 'cuts across' work of Citizens' Assembly

Speaking ahead of Fine Gael’s Presidential dinner this evening, Enda Kenny said he would be around for a long time to come.

What on earth will happen if Donald Trump DOESN'T win the election?

Donald Trump seemed to be preparing for a loss by insisting the vote is rigged weeks before the election. But what effect is that having on his more incendiary supporters?

Could a floating parliament be the answer for Britain's £4 billion restoration?

The Palace of Westminster needs a serious facelift.


Hundreds gather in Dublin to protest Jobstown teen's guilty verdict

“If this was happening anywhere else in the world, we’d be saying that’s mad.”

Canadian PM says it's up to Europe to save trade agreement

The Canadian trade deal CETA, which was meant to be signed by EU members next Thursday, is in jeopardy after Belgian region refused to agree.

Hillary Clinton and Wikileaks: Is it legitimate to release personal emails in full?

Should Wikileaks ensure that only details of public interest are released? The answers are not black and white, writes Julien Mercille.

'There's a lot of hidden antipathy towards helping immigrants'

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan on how more empathy and an overhaul of the refugee system can see Ireland take in more migrants.

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

Politics - Friday 21 October, 2016

Ireland has officially invited Pope Francis over for tea in 2018

We could be welcoming Pope Francis to these shores for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

Outrage as Government accused of U-turn on mental health budget commitment

Mental Health Reform, the Psychiatric Nurses Association and Fianna Fáil have all hit out this evening.

Francois Hollande to Theresa May: 'You want a hard Brexit? The talks will be hard too'

The UK Prime Minister was unhappy at being left out of EU talks last month.

Trump and Clinton roasted each other last night (and Donald even got a dig in at Melania) Gloves Off This post contains videos

Trump and Clinton roasted each other last night (and Donald even got a dig in at Melania)

The pair were speaking at at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

Politics - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Lance Armstrong pulls out of Dublin conference, new allegations against Trump and funeral costs – it’s the Evening Fix.

FactCheck: Is it really "illegal" for the government to negotiate with the UK before Brexit?

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty made an extraordinary claim on Tonight With Vincent Browne this week. Was she right?

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

Sinn Féin TDs won't be getting any pay increase

Even if they’re given one they will refuse it, the party says.


Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

Lease out a room through Airbnb? New guidelines could be on the way

Simon Coveney has said local authorities and property owners don’t always know where they stand.

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.


Clinton's words of love for Gerry Adams gave her aides cause for concern

Clinton speechwriter Schwerin made the remark in an email to fellow Clinton aides after an Irish-American event.

Politics - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

As it happened: Trump and Clinton face off in last presidential debate

Tonight, what happens in Vegas could decide the US presidency.

Private girls' school in south Dublin set to close over debts and 'ever increasing' costs

Notre Dame School in Churchtown caters for about 250 girls.

Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied

Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.

Giving anti-malaria drug Lariam to Irish troops "beggars belief", says support group

Support group Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers has said that the official policy on the drug needs to change.


'It's a matter of life or death': Taoiseach asked about expensive cystic fibrosis drug

The Taoiseach is facing questions from his fellow party leaders.

'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'

Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.

Paddy Power are so certain Hillary Clinton will win, they're paying out on bets early

Trump’s odds are now at 9/2, representing an 18.2% chance of winning.

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.


Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate

Hillary Clinton’s guest will be basketball club owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump.

Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill

An Independent Alliance source said the members have the same thoughts on the Bill as they did on Mick Wallace’s legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities.

Politics - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead

“If, whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the US president said.

It's going to cost €123 million to keep Irish Water afloat due to water charges shortfall

The funding is to last for the period of the water charges suspension up to 2017.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

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