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Politics - Today’s News

Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President

It was the last time he planned to exercise his presidential powers in any significant way.

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?

As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.

In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now

“As a society we have made enormous progress. We must continue to move forward.”

Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election

The outgoing Deputy First Minister said he was not “physically able” to continue in his current role.

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Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill

Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD.

Trump: The inauguration protests (and parties) happening in Ireland

Protests are planned for Dublin and Galway tomorrow and on Saturday.

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017

Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

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Michael Flatley 'set to perform' at Trump inauguration

Trump’s inaugural committee has struggled somewhat to secure A-list talent to perform at the ceremonies.

Comeback Queen? In New York, the Hillary rumours won't go away

The Democrat will attend Trump’s inauguration tomorrow – but will she run for office again?

Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts

There is still over a quarter of a billion euro worth of punts lying about in drawers and jars across Ireland.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Ireland wishes 'visionary peacemaker' John Hume a happy birthday 80

Ireland wishes 'visionary peacemaker' John Hume a happy birthday

The founder and formal leader SDLP has been at the heart of Northern Ireland’s peace process.

'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out

Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.

Assange says he will travel to the US - if his rights are 'guaranteed'

He had said he would go to America if Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted.

Former US president George Bush Sr in intensive care due to respiratory illness

The former US president’s wife Barbara has also been hospitalised as a precaution.

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The British and German media reacted very differently to May's speech

From ‘The Iron Lady’ to ‘Little Britain’ – vested interests mean the assessment of her speech has been varied to say the least.

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless'

During the campaign trail the US president-elect referred to it as “the worst deal ever negotiated”.

Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary

The Department of Health has made the commitment in the wake of the broadcast of an RTÉ documentary on the subject.

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Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force

The Princeton and Harvard graduate made the role of First Lady her own.

'The UK says it needs 50 new trade agreements straight away... Is that doable?'

Theresa May’s government has 24 months to negotiate them – on top of the day jobs.

Politics - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Former Apprentice contestant sues Trump for defamation

Summer Zervos’s lawsuit claims that Trump lied when responding to allegations that he tried to kiss and grope her without her consent.

US Governor tells black congressman 'a thank you would suffice' for the abolition of slavery

Maine Governor Paul LePage said John Lewis needs a history lesson.

A request has been made for Theresa May to speak in the Dáil

The Irish government is making Downing Street aware of the request.

Egyptian president 'willing' to use pardon powers for Ibrahim Halawa

The Irishman’s trial was delayed for an 18th time today.

Unite hits out at RTÉ coverage, says building was offered for homeless accommodation

Focus Ireland rejected the building as it was unsuitable and because “the offer was for three years or less”.

8 things we learned from Theresa May’s Brexit speech

And what it means for Ireland.

Donald Trump ruined an Englishwoman's morning by mistakenly tweeting about her

The Brighton woman has responded by suggested the incoming President learn a bit more about climate change.

As it happened: Theresa May has outlined her plans for Brexit

The British Prime Minister has given us her 12-point plan for Brexit this morning.

Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition

The ruling could pave the way for similar lawsuits.

Calls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock said he would be raising the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

'Brexit means Brexit': We've now got an idea of what that actually means

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to make a major speech today about Britain’s future.

Politics - Monday 16 January, 2017

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

Enda Kenny and Theresa May have had a phone call about Northern Ireland

The also spoke about May’s much anticipated speech on Brexit scheduled for tomorrow.

Springsteen tribute act pulls out of Trump inauguration gala 'out of respect for Bruce'

The band were booked to play the gig after playing the 2009 and 2013 galas.

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

Snap election for Northern Ireland to be held on 2 March

Secretary of State James Brokenshire confirmed the Assembly will be dissolved on 26 January.

Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process

Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.

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