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Politics - Yesterday’s News

'Getting Ireland Brexit ready': Government to unveil plan as Coveney warns 'time is short'

Simon Coveney confirmed the government will launch a nationwide campaign this Thursday

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

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McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael?

The deal is dues to extend after the upcoming budget.

Trump slaps tariffs on another $200bn worth of Chinese imports

The tariffs include a bewildering variety of products from baseball gloves to bamboo mats.

Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing

(Quick version: Yes, you will need a brolly – possibly a big one).

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

Politics - Monday 17 September, 2018

Trump stands by Supreme Court nominee after sex assault allegation

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the lifetime post would see the balance of the Court swing towards conservatism.

Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib

The move is aimed at preventing a military assault on the rebel-held province.

Race for the Áras: Businessman Peter Casey secures backing of two councils

He needs the backing of two more in order to get on the ballot paper.

1,000 days and counting but long-awaited public alcohol bill faces further delays

Lobbyists warn delay to alcohol bill will risk lives.

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Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties

Charlie Flanagan said gardaí are “the bulwark between civilised society and a breakdown in law and order”.

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.

Politics - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From The42 'It’s nice to have the feeling that you belong to a club and I don’t think there are any better than Bohs' LOI Legends

'It’s nice to have the feeling that you belong to a club and I don’t think there are any better than Bohs'

Former Bohemians captain Kevin Hunt looks back at a decade with the Gypsies, playing in Asia and life after retirement.

Social media abuse an 'ongoing problem' for gardaí as probe launched into 'online threats'

The force also said it is putting supports in place to protect the garda’s safety.

Liadh Ní Riada promises to bring 'enthusiasm, energy and commitment' if elected president

The announcement was made after the party’s ard chomhairle met in Dublin today.

Shane Ross press release congratulates 'Dominant Puspure' for gold medal... but that's not her name

“Dominant Puspure dominated her rivals,” a quote from Minister Ross said, but a spokesperson said he had only seen the correct version of the release.

Poll: Who is the best person to lead Labour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is the best person to lead Labour?

The party’s think-in begins today in Drogheda.

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.

Politics - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

Poll: How much do you worry about climate change? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you worry about climate change?

It’s been a year of extreme weather.

Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done

At present, Irish-registered vessels are permitted to fish off Northern Ireland shores.

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'Disgraceful neglect': Public rally in Wexford today over lack in mental health services for young people

A number of consultants have left the Camhs services in recent weeks and they must be urgently replaced, Sinn Féin said.

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

Politics - Friday 14 September, 2018

Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes

Many people have found their holidays and accomodation have been cancelled.

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

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Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate Aras 18 This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy 'ready to contest' presidential election after becoming fourth official candidate

The businessman has secured the backing of Waterford Council.

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'

The events on North Frederick Street show how important a presence the unit can be in certain situations, the GRA’s John O’Keeffe writes.

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education

The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon fails in her bid to be Governor of New York

Two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo defeated Nixon in the Democratic race.

Opinion: Ian Paisley's facing into a possible by-election ... he can be heartened by his likely re-election

As Ian Paisley Jr endures a 30-day suspension from the House of Commons, Thomas Muinzer writes that it’s likely he’ll win back his seat in a possible by-election.

Politics - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'An insult to the office of President': Dublin councillors not at all happy with standard of today's presentations

The council voted not to back any of the hopefuls who addressed them today.

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