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Politics - Today’s News

These are the Irish people making the exclusive trip to Davos this week

There are some debuts for Ireland’s top politicians.

Ukip in turmoil as two top figures quit party after leader refuses to step down

“We need to make it clear to Mr Bolton that his time is up.”

'Households will be split' - Leading Fianna Fáil TD doesn't back his leader on abortion

Michael McGrath says repeal could lead to “an unknown”.

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First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages

Applicants can choose a fixed rate of interest for the duration of the loan.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s been happening this morning.

Poll: Did you find career guidance useful? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you find career guidance useful?

Was the career advice you got of benefit to you when deciding what you wanted to work as?

Nominations for the deputy leadership of SF open today - so far there's just one candidate

Michelle O’Neill said she wanted to join Mary Lou McDonald in the leadership of the party.

Hopes that the US government shutdown would be just for the weekend have been dashed

The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, had already cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

Ukip leader loses no confidence vote after row over comments made by ex-girlfriend

Henry Bolton’s former partner allegedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle.

Mike Pence says US would support two-state solution between Palestine and Israel

Pence is on the first leg of a three-country tour that includes stops in Jordan and Israel.

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote

The Sunday Times poll sees Fine Gael drop two points to 32% and Fianna Fáil unchanged at 26%.

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Mueller investigation: How Trump might respond to lawyers' tough questions

AP reviewed legal documents to discern how Trump might act under questioning about his campaign’s Russian links.

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

Politics - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Ireland could get an Independence Day - but it wouldn't be a holiday

There have been a number of calls for an extra bank holiday to be added to the calendar.

North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics

They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.

Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell highlighted the tragic fire in the Dáil this week during a debate on the Eighth Amendment.

Donald Trump is still under fire for business ties, one year on

Although he passed over The Trump Organization to his sons last year, Trump still won’t disclose his assets.

UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit - Macron says

He warned that it could only happen if it accept the single market preconditions.

US committee examining claim of Russian mafia money link to Trump's Doonbeg golf course

The committee is investigating the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Giant crowds expected at second anti-Trump Women's March

The first march took place last year, the day after Trump’s inauguration.

'These are not faceless women': Key moments from the Dáil's Eighth Amendment debate

The TDs gathered in the Dáil this week to debate the report published by the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

Politics - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

'There are two views in the party': Fianna Fáil split after Micheál Martin says he supports repeal

The Carlow–Kilkenny TD said there is a large contingency within the party that did not agree with its leader.

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'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child

Jacinda Ardern will become the country’s first leader to give birth while in office.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

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Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

The December figures saw a slight reduction in the number of homeless families.

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

Politics - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Trump says his plan for border wall has never changed after aide called it 'uninformed'

Trump also clarified the wall would not be built in areas of natural protection.

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind Change Of Heart This post contains videos

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

'We don’t have a lot of time': Last-ditch Stormont talks start next week

It’s been one year since the power-sharing administration collapsed in Northern Ireland.

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today

TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.

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As it happened: TDs share their views on Ireland's abortion laws

The debate on the Eighth Amendment commmitte’s report continues.

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling?

Historians and political commentators can’t agree on whether this is a gesture of goodwill, or a “wonderful joke”.

Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US

The iPhone maker will pay more than €30 billion in tax on the repatriation.

Property Tax: Donohoe says he wants 'moderate, affordable' changes by 2020

He also spoke about the €13 billion Apple Tax bill and defended Ireland’s 12.5% corporation tax rate in an interview on Morning Ireland.

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