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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign

The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.

Trump threatens to put woman Bill Clinton had affair with in front row for first presidential debate

It’s unclear as to whether or not this is something that can actually happen.

Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'

After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.

Column: The US football players kneeling for the national anthem are doing something important

There is a long history of athletes taking a stand for justice, writes Julien Mercille.

Most people in Ireland are really happy with Michael D and want him to stay on as president

The latest poll has shown solid support for the incumbent.

Politics - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Vincent Browne: I'm no friend of Gerry Adams, but the BBC Spotlight programme on him was tittle-tattle

The programme was compromised from the outside, filled with bullshit drama effects alongside dodgy journalism, writes Vincent Browne.

Fianna Fáil dips in support in latest opinion poll

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post indicates Fianna Fáil remains the most popular party with a reduced approval numbers of 27%.

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as UK Labour leader

The 67-year-old has comprehensively defeated his leadership rival Owen Smith.

Cork family fighting for cannabis-based medicine for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

TDs will debate medicinal cannabis use in the near future.

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Ray once said he'd emigrate if Enda became Taoiseach... So have they met since?

Ray D’Arcy threatened to leave the country if Enda Kenny got in, back in 2010.

Jeremy Corbyn is going to cheer Tories by being re-elected Labour leader today. He's had quite the year

Unable to field a Shadow Cabinet after losing the support of Labour MPs, he is expected to see off a leadership tilt today.

Make no mistake, today's March for Choice is just the beginning of a long ground war

How are both sides shaping up Ireland’s abortion debate?

Politics - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Michelin star restaurants will up and leave Ireland if calorie counts on menus are introduced'

The Restaurant Association of Ireland said restaurateurs will not want to operate in such a “draconian regime”.

"I really regret doing this": Hillary shows off comedy skills on Between Two Ferns

“Do you think to yourself, oh, well, maybe I should be more racist?” the Democrat was asked.

Politics - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.

Britain to trigger Brexit "early next year", says Boris Johnson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny had said yesterday he expected the move to happen in January.

200 extra emergency beds for the homeless to be provided before Christmas

Housing Minister Simon Coveney also said that a record number of people have been helped out of homelessness this year.

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?

The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.

Dubliners, this is your chance to 'talk to Joe' about violent crime in the city

The RTÉ broadcaster is to chair a public meeting next week.

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints

The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.

GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'

Judge Mary Ellen Ring said they are taking up the slack for other agencies.

Politics - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

PAC to invite Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to appear over Project Eagle sale

Finance Minister Michael Noonan agreed last night to appear before the committee.

Tom Clonan: 2016 has become the year of the lone wolf attack carried out by angry young men

Unless we address the issues of gun control, male violence, rage and alienation, we will see more and more lone wolf attacks, writes Tom Clonan.

Irish universities fail to make the top 200 in global rankings

Trinity College Dublin has been temporarily removed from the rankings while a review of its data is undertaken.

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

Michael Healy-Rae: 'Speed cameras purposely deployed to catch Kerry football fans'

He described the practice as “trickery of the worst type”.

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle

The Government press office confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Red C polling will conduct the poll to decide the makeup of the assembly.

Gerry Adams rejects claims that he sanctioned murder of IRA double agent

Denis Donaldson was shot dead months after admitting in 2005 he had been an MI5 agent for more than 20 years.

GSOC chair: 'We need more teeth to be able to investigate gardaí'

Judge Mary Ellen Ring spoke frankly to TDs and senators today.

Brexit will begin in January or February, says Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach said he expects an early 2017 date for Article 50 to be invoked, after discussions with British ministers.

Quite a few people heard George HW Bush say he'd vote for Clinton

It’s reported Bush Snr said he’d back Hillary at an event for a bipartisan organisation.

Politics - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Garda tells court Jobstown protest was 'like a rugby maul'

The detective inspector was giving evidence today at the trial of a teenager accused of the false imprisonment of Joan Burton and her advisor.

Bono says Trump is 'potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America'

Meanwhile, former US President George Bush Snr is said to be voting for Hillary Clinton.

"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville

The film got a standing ovation when it premiered in Dublin last night.

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'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the government had to stop looking over its shoulder and lead.

Politics - Monday 19 September, 2016

'We're determined to face them down': Tánaiste discusses gang violence with NYPD commissioner

Fitzgerald attended the inauguration of the new police commissioner today.

Fianna Fáil won't back Sinn Féin's motion to scrap water charges despite... wanting to scrap water charges

The party said it has signed up to an agreement with Fine Gael, which has put an expert commission in place.

Joan Burton arrives through Children's Court side door as trial of Jobstown 17-year-old begins Tallaght Rally This post contains videos

Joan Burton arrives through Children's Court side door as trial of Jobstown 17-year-old begins

A total of 20 people have come before the courts over the 2014 protest. .

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