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Politics - Today’s News

Dáil to vote for an Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

Trump will be the Republican nominee - and Hillary has wasted no time going for the jugular In Their Own Words This post contains videos

Trump will be the Republican nominee - and Hillary has wasted no time going for the jugular

The Democrat frontrunner has released not one, but two, campaign adverts specifically aimed at the billionaire.

Minister vows to crackdown on "evil and sinister" Kinahan-Hutch gangs

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said tagging some criminals will be permitted under new legislation.

Northern Ireland's election is happening today, but will there be any change?

The polls are open in the assembly elections in Northern Ireland.

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After a dirty, personal race London elects a new mayor today

The race for the mayoralty has been marked by negative campaigning between two very different candidates.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement

They will meet again tomorrow morning.

Danny Healy-Rae: 'God above is in charge of the weather and we can't do anything about it'

The independent TD was speaking about climate change – he says weather patterns have been fluctuating for centuries.

Unbearable pressure: How water drowned out everything

Massive protests and Clouseau-esque political mistakes in 2014 meant that two years on, the issue HAD to be dealt with.

John Kasich set to drop out of White House race, paving the way for Trump

Ted Cruz dropped out overnight, leaving the billionaire as the sole remaining Republican candidate.

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Alan Kelly was pretty annoyed only one FG TD turned up to talk about climate change

The Minister has once more hit out at Labour’s former coalition partner.

"The Irish were sold as slaves" - Gerry Adams has spoken once again about THAT tweet

Adams caused uproar for posting a racially-charged tweet on Sunday night while watching Django Unchained.

With a 'heavy heart', Ted Cruz ends his US presidential campaign

“We gave it everything we’ve got,” he told supporters.

Politics - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Should we still pay our water bills? It's the law, says Micheál Martin

Fianna Fáil TDs and senators have signed off on the deal agreed last week with Fine Gael.

Gerry Adams: “I’ve never seen myself as white. That’s only skin deep."

The Sinn Féin leader has again defended his comparison of Irish nationalists with African-American slaves.

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK

Trump repeated a tabloid claim that Rafael Cruz handed out leaflets with Lee Harvey Oswald

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.

Do you have to move out because your landlord is selling up? Now they'll have to prove it

The aim is to stop landlords putting properties back on the market for higher rent.

Politics - Monday 2 May, 2016

Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election

‘There will be sops, promises and a flurry of initiatives but there will be no significant change.’

WATCH: Turkish parliament erupts in violence for the third time in a week

MPs were debating a law that would strip them of their parliamentary immunity, when an all-out brawl ensued – again.

"I haven't got a racist bone in my body" - Adams apologises for n-word tweet

In an earlier statement Sinn Féin president said the tweet was “ironic” and not intended to cause offence.

Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the prospect of reaching a deal this week “would be pushing it”.

Politics - Sunday 1 May, 2016

'I crashed hard after the high of the election': TD Robert Troy on his struggle with anxiety

We could all be more vigilant of what people around us are going through, the Fianna Fáil deputy writes.

Leo hits back at criticism, says he's "totally committed" to forming government

The acting Health Minister was responding to comments made this afternoon by Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs.

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean

The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.

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Obama drops the mic and roasts Trump at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The annual gag-fest for politicians and journalists was held last night.

What does it mean to be a republican in 2016? We asked this Sinn Féin senator 1916 Pride This post contains videos

What does it mean to be a republican in 2016? We asked this Sinn Féin senator

Fintan Warfield thinks ‘you don’t have to be a Shinner to be a republican’.

Politics - Saturday 30 April, 2016

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Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on

Ken Livingstone apologised for loads of things but not for involving the Nazi leader.

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

RTÉ wants Seán Gallagher's e-mails to defend itself against his 'tweetgate' lawsuit

Gallagher claims the 2011 Frontline debate was unfair.

Protesters attempt to storm hotel during Trump speech

“That was not the easiest entrance I’ve ever made,” he told the party members at the convention. “It felt like I was crossing the border.”

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Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal?

It looks like there won’t be another election in the near future. Are you happy?

Think our politicians are bad at deal-making? There's a fresh election in Spain

There’s not much enthusiasm for the new vote – but it may bring an end to the political limbo.

Politics - Friday 29 April, 2016

Catherine Murphy says she won't give up on pursuing Siteserv truth

The Siteserv inquiry is having problems, but Catherine Murphy “is not giving up”.

Lynn Ruane: 'I never had a desire to move into politics'

Ruane says she hopes to champion the causes that are close to her heart.

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

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Suspicious white powder addressed to Donald Trump deemed safe

Five staff members and a police officer were temporarily isolated and evacuated.

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