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Politics - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED

Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI

The complainants had alleged that Kenny had questioned Steen differently than Peter Boylan.

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment

We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.

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Politics - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

EU suggests extending transition period to secure Irish backstop - reports

The UK has to enter the transition period to leave the EU by the 29 March – that’s if there’s a Brexit deal at all.

Taoiseach wants to avoid 'dilly-dallying' but confidence and supply deal 'unlikely' by Halloween

Teams for the the two parties are set to meet next week about renewing the agreement.

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's new presidential podcast

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

Washington Post: Saudi government 'owes Khashoggi family and the world an explanation'

A Turkish forensics team has searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Brexit deadlock, presidential claims, and the Stormy Daniels lawsuit – here’s what made the headlines.

Government to oppose quad bike and scrambler regulation Bill

The government said it has established its own working group to assess the issue.

FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills?

Businessman Peter Casey has repeatedly claimed that Bród and Síoda’s grooming bills are paid for using public money – but is this true?

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

RTÉ Áras debate heckler says she filled in audience form accurately to get on the show

Norma Burke, AKA, Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff, said she had a “Jennifer Lawrence moment” as she tried to leave the audience.

Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her

The US President has denied an affair with the former adult actress.

Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'

Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over journalist's disappearance

Turkish police yesterday searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since Jamal Khashogg went missing.

May rallies 'divided' cabinet to seek support ahead of looming Brexit summit

Leaders have insisted a Brexit deal could still be reached, despite the latest failed round of divorce talks.

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

Politics - Monday 15 October, 2018

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president

The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.

Player ratings: How would you rate the candidates who took part in the first presidential debate?

Four of the six candidates took part in the first TV debate. How did they fare?

As it happened: Higgins and Gallagher criticised for 'no shows' at first TV debate

Claire Byrne hosted the first televised debate of the presidential campaign tonight.

RTÉ presidential debate cuts to ad break because of heckler

Peter Casey was in the middle of answering a question when he was interrupted.

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May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either

The UK Prime Minister was told by a fellow MP that for the people of Ireland, “Brexit means borders”.

Live debates row: Gallagher told to 'stop hiding behind Michael D' by Ní Riada

Incumbent candidate Michael D Higgins has been criticised for not taking part in all scheduled live debates.

Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter'

Pat Breen extended a dinner invitation to former Communications Minister Denis Naughten at the request of David McCourt.

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.

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Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?

Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.

Hillary Clinton says Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power because 'she was an adult' Me Too This post contains videos

Hillary Clinton says Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power because 'she was an adult'

Bill Clinton has also been forced to defend his behaviour in recent months.

Poll: Are you worried about a potential hard border outcome from Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a potential hard border outcome from Brexit?

A make-or-break European summit takes place on Wednesday.

Trump backs off climate change hoax claim ... but says he doesn't know if it's man made

Trump said he doesn’t want to put the US at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

New immigration scheme allows 'undocumented' non-EU former students to stay in Ireland

The scheme applies to those here under student visas between January 2005 and December 2010.

Politics - Sunday 14 October, 2018

FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?

The Taoiseach made the claim in the Dáil recently. But is it actually the case?

Last-ditch Brexit talks break down in Brussels as all eyes turn to crunch summit Crunch Time This post contains videos

Last-ditch Brexit talks break down in Brussels as all eyes turn to crunch summit

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is increasing as agreement remains elusive.

'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes

Dáil arithmetic meant the resignation of Denis Naughten created a headache for the minority government.

Do dangerous minds rule the world?

People with dangerous personalities have a greater chance of gaining power than those with normal psychology, Ian Hughes writes.

Poll: Will you watch the first TV debate of this year's presidential race tomorrow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the first TV debate of this year's presidential race tomorrow?

Four candidates will face off on Claire Byrne Live on Monday night.

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