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Politics - Yesterday’s News

"We need to reward people who will chuck the idea of having two cars and a garden outside their front door"

John Moran, the former Secretary General at the Department of Finance, has criticised one-off housing in rural Ireland.

Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' about Russia

“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.”

Boris jokes that traditional Maori greeting could start a fight in a Glasgow pub

The British Foreign Secretary, of course, has a history of blunders.

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

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Politics - Sunday 23 July, 2017

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?

Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?

A spectacular fly-past and understated Trump references: U2 bring 'The Joshua Tree' home

Sweeping visuals from filmmaker Anton Corbijn helped breathe new life into the classic songs.

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

Politics - Saturday 22 July, 2017

India's new president is from the bottom of the caste system

This is only the second time this has occurred.

Sean Spicer says there are 'too many cooks' at the White House, signs off with pop at the 'fake news media' Spicey Interview This post contains videos

Sean Spicer says there are 'too many cooks' at the White House, signs off with pop at the 'fake news media'

Spicer resigned as White House press secretary yesterday after a tumultuous six months at the podium.

Politics - Friday 21 July, 2017

Six dead as tensions over Jerusalem holy site rise

The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif compound.

Here's the new White House comms guy that Sean Spicer resigned over

Anthony Scaramucci called Spicer “a true American patriot” and says he hopes he’ll “make a tremendous amount of money”.

Sean Spicer has quit as White House Press Secretary

It was reportedly in protest at President Donald Trump’s pick for Communications Director.

Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise

Tensions have risen following an attack nearby that killed two policemen.

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HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital

The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.

Politics - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dr Rhona Mahony: 'People on the frontline are becoming scared to practice medicine in Ireland'

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital said the fall in recruitment is a big concern in the Irish health service.

Ireland's growth is under 'serious and imminent threat'

Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard for 2017 found that strong economic performance in recent years is masking the country’s vulnerability.

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused?

Fine Gael Senator John O’Mahony argued this morning that the system in place in Ireland is in need of an overhaul.

Warning that no deal on Brexit would have “widespread, damaging and pervasive” effect

A new report warned against the dangers of a “chaotic Brexit”.

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McDonald: 'Burning of McGuinness effigy on loyalist bonfire was a hate crime'

The Sinn Féin deputy leader said the burning of political posters must end.

Former US presidential candidate John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

McCain has been one of the more moderate Republican voices in Washington DC during the first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency.

'It could take 180 years to clear the Dublin city housing list'

Council housing is allocated based on need, age, income and right to live in Ireland on a long-term basis.

Politics - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday

Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad

The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Sexual assault arrest in Dublin, BBC’s big money stars and Michael O’Leary on Liveline. Here are today’s big stories.

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

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A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD

Pearse Doherty said there will be big tax implications if the customs union ends.

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

Brexit has 'undermined political stability' and worsened divisions in Northern Ireland

A report from the European Union Committee of the UK’s House of Lords said that Northern Ireland will be “profoundly affected by Brexit”.

Donald Trump had a second meeting with Vladimir Putin that no-one knew about

It has emerged that the two spoke at a dinner on the final night of the recent G20 summit.

The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out

It’s part of a report commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Politics - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Fine Gael minister says left-wing policies would "break this country"

Paschal Donohoe said that a ‘social disorder’ has prevailed since the 2008 economic collapse.

Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges

Paschal Donohoe has identified an under-spend across all departments of €300 million.

Delivery drivers bring Westminster to a standstill in protest at rising acid attacks

The drivers say they are not being protected.

'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal PAC

'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal

The Public Accounts Committee released its damning report today on financial irregularities at the garda college.

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Ed Sheeran praised for 'protecting his true fans' by recalling 10,000 tickets

The recall only affected UK tour dates, according to a statement from Sheeran’s team.

Trump's healthcare plan falls apart as two more Republicans go against it

Their defections mean that the bill has no chance of even getting a vote on the Senate floor.

Politics - Monday 17 July, 2017

Simon Coveney says electronic tagging of vehicles in place of a hard border would not work

The minister’s comments come as the UK and the EU

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