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Politics - Today’s News

UK and EU agree on Brexit 'backstop' solution for the Irish border

According to the draft treaty agreed for the ‘ordered withdrawal’ of the UK from the EU, the backstop will apply unless or until another solution is found.

Sinn Féin senator retweets message calling IRA victim a 'sadist prison officer'

Brian Stack’s son Austin says Maire Devine’s retweet represented a “gross defaming” of his father.

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Poll: Would you vote for Michael D or another candidate as President?

Higgins hasn’t yet announced whether he wants to hold the position for another seven years.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up with this morning’s news while your curled up in bed.


'Chieftain's Walk' to raise awareness of rare disease Martin McGuinness died from

It’s just under a year since the former Deputy First Minister died.

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)

So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together Tmi

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together

Such questions appear to go beyond the remit of what can be asked of a person registering for the controversial Public Services Card.

Facebook accused of misleading British parliament over data leak risk

The social media platform has suspended Cambridge Analytica, which is best known for working on Donald Trump’s election campaign.

The Sinn Féin bookstore made €350,000 last year... but things could still be better

The company has closed its retail outlet and now concentrates on internet sales.

Taoiseach's role in proposed Garda PR campaign called 'jaw-dropping'

The discussions came at a time when the publication of CSO figures was hotly debated.

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.

Sinn Féin gets Mary Lou bounce in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael is less popular, but people are happier with the government.

Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland

The role of ambassador has been vacant for over a year now.

Russians go to the polls as Putin is set to secure a fourth term in charge

The election comes amid tensions with Britain.

Coveney says human rights situation in Crimea is 'deeply concerning'

The Tánaiste has reiterated Ireland’s support for Ukraine on the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Politics - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish flags, selfies and Leo chants: Taoiseach gets a pep in his step walking down Fifth Avenue

Leo Varadkar said it was a privilege to march in the New York City parade today

Clare landowner 'surprised and shocked' by Varadkar's comments about wind farm

The Taoiseach later said he was making a joke.

Leo Varadkar marches with his partner in the St Patrick's Day parade in New York

The Taoiseach lead the parade through the streets of New York today.

Mayor of New York declares today as Gerry Adams Day

Mayor Bill De Blasio paid tribute to Adams for his pursuit of a united Ireland.

The 9 at 9: St Patrick's Day

Maidin mhaith, a chairde.

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns with Doonbeg wind farm months after Varadkar email

Fáilte Ireland said that the development could have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

Politics - Friday 16 March, 2018

Former South African president Zuma facing prosecution on corruption charges

Zuma resigned as South African president last month after his party the ANC threatened to remove him from office.

'A very nice gesture': Mike Pence tells Leo Varadkar that his partner Matt would be welcome in his home

It is tradition during the St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington DC for the Taoiseach to have breakfast with the VP.

'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg

Varadkar came under fire from opposition politicians yesterday after he told a story about Trump contacting him in 2014.

There is 'no evidence' to back up claim that an 'invisible border' is possible, MPs say

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has its doubts about the UK government’s plans.


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Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call?

The Taoiseach sparked controversy with the anecdote, which he shared during an address in Washington yesterday.

No date set for Trump visit - but it could happen in early 2019

“I look forward to being there,” Trump said yesterday.

Clare council says Leo Varadkar made no official intervention over Doonbeg wind farm

Varadkar said yesterday he got a call from Donald Trump over the wind farm.

HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals

The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.

Trump and Leo become 'fast friends' yesterday (just don't mention Doonbeg) had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.

Politics - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Sean Spicer was back in the White House for the shamrock ceremony

“It’s a great day. Us Irish get just one day – you have to take advantage of it,” he said.

Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony

Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony

Varadkar was speaking at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the White House.

Opposition hit out at Taoiseach over phone call with Trump about Doonbeg wind farm four years ago

The Taoiseach said he inquired with Clare County Council about the planning permission after Trump raised concerns with him.

Slovakia's prime minister resigns over handling of journalist's murder

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini has been asked to form a new government.

Varadkar says Trump is open to finding a solution for the illegal Irish in the US

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the issue of the undocumented Irish is very much on Trump’s mind.

What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told

The prosecution has been summing up its case to the jury.

Donald Trump says he wants to come to Ireland as he meets Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office

The US president said the Irish are ‘wonderful people’.

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