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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Theresa May is looking to make Brexit happen without a Commons vote

UK reports say the British PM is committed to getting the UK out of the EU.

Donald Trump politicises the shooting dead of the cousin of an NBA basketball star

Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Dwyane Wade was shot dead in Chicago.

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Politics - Saturday 27 August, 2016

What other countries are thinking of leaving the EU and why?

People fear that Brexit could herald the beginning of a European Union split – but how likely is that?

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses

John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.

Politics - Friday 26 August, 2016

FactCheck: What do HSE guidelines actually say about the effects of abortion?

The Pro Life Campaign’s Sinead Slattery made a bold claim on Tonight With Alison O’Connor this week. Does it hold up?

Hillary Clinton slams Nigel Farage in latest Trump attack

Clinton accused the former Ukip leader of having “stoked anti-immigrant sentiments” in the UK.

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

Politics - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Controversial burkini ban to be decided by French court tomorrow

The ruling, due tomorrow afternoon, is likely to set a precedent for around 30 French towns which have banned the burkini, mostly in the southeast.

Hillary Clinton has taken a huge lead in the race for the White House

That is despite hitting choppy waters.

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

They call me MR BREXIT! Trump and Farage campaign together in Mississippi

The joint appearance comes just days after Trump confused the world with an odd Brexit-themed tweet.

Politics - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry

Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe recently made some alarming claims on this issue. FactCheck puts them under scrutiny.

Politics - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rio police publish emails between Pat Hickey and THG discussing sale of Ireland's Olympics tickets

The “weekly” emails date back to 2010. Rio police also told TheJournal.ie that they want to establish if FAI chief John Delaney was involved in the OCI’s sale of Rio tickets.

"I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen"

Homeless campaigner Erica Fleming says that false accounts have been spread to try and tarnish her reputation.

Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors

Complaints made against pharmacists fell by nearly a half last year.

Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video Virgin On The Ridiculous This post contains videos

Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video

Last week Corbyn sat on the floor of a Virgin train, but the company says there were plenty of seats.

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Health Minister says it was "important" to respond to women who live-tweeted their abortion journey

He said he expected all members of government, including those in the Independent Alliance, to back the Citizen’s Assembly process.

There's been a huge jump in inheritance tax takings - and nieces and nephews are hit the most

In 2015 the largest category – which includes nieces and nephews – amounted in 33% of inheritance cases.

Trump wants the Clinton Foundation closed, calls it "the most corrupt enterprise in political history"

The Republican nominee has drawn attention to donations received by the foundation from countries with questionable human rights records.

Politics - Monday 22 August, 2016

European leaders say the EU doesn't need Britain

Angela Merkel and co are looking to strengthen the bloc.

Nicolas Sarkozy declares candidacy for French presidential election

The French politician broke the news on his official Twitter account today.

Where will Namaleaks lead us? The answer depends on you

Julien Mercille is a member of the Namaleaks team. He explains why the site was set up.

Health Minister thanks two women who live-tweeted their abortion journey

Simon Harris took the somewhat surprising action of thanking the two women directly.

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OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"

The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.

If politicians are really interested in 'new politics' they should work to secure justice for the Clerys workers

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane argues that political parties can work together to produce legislation on protecting workers’ rights.

Politics - Sunday 21 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is minimum unit alcohol pricing "proven" to work?

Health Promotion Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy made a big claim about the effectiveness of the government’s alcohol policy, this week. We tested it.

Brazilian police have confiscated passports, laptops and phones from OCI officials in Rio today

Detained former OCI chief Pat Hickey will appear before a Brazilian judge on Tuesday as part of an investigation into black market ticket sales.

Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"

Minister Leo Varadkar was giving his speech at the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration in Glasnevin cemetery today.

Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?

Fianna Fáil wants a €5 increase for pensioners in the next Budget.

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

Dark knight of lobbyists: Who is Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman?

He’s a formidable Republican strategist who spent years lobbying for dictators.

The 4 reasons why voters are hesitant towards Hillary

A politician who should have young voters flocking towards her has polarised a lot of people.

A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland

Age Action’s Justin Moran argues that as people live longer lives, it is time to remove barriers preventing older people from working.

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"

28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.

Politics - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons

The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet this weekend for the first time to discuss Rio ticket scandal

Two Irish women live-tweet UK abortion journey to Enda Kenny

#twowomentravel is trending in Ireland and the UK this morning.

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock says the time has come for Ireland to vote on whether or not to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution.

Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar wants to know what benefits self-employed workers want.

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TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents

The issue of the documentation was raised by MEP Luke Ming Flanagan in May, after he was not allowed make notes at a reading room set up in Brussels.

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