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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Donald Trump says he would hold Putin personally responsible for election meddling Changing Tune This post contains videos

Donald Trump says he would hold Putin personally responsible for election meddling

Trump has been backpedaling on on comments he made in Helsinki.

Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages

All of the complaints are on hold until the Central Bank finishes its review.

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Politics - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

Trump says no US president has been as 'tough' as him on Russia

Earlier today, Trump took to Twitter to insist that the summit had been a success.

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Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content

A Dispatches documentary revealed that inappropriate content remained on the social media platform despite being reported.

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

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MetroLink will impose 'Berlin Wall' through community, say South Dublin locals

The controversial BusConnects and Metrolink plans were discussed in the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.

Boris Johnson tells House of Commons 'it's not too late to save Brexit'

Johnson gave his first speech to the House of Commons since resigning earlier this month.

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family

The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.

Mandela and 'the unbreakable bonds of friendship and solidarity' with Ireland

Tánaiste Simon Coveney on why Dublin is the perfect venue to celebrate Madiba’s struggle – and why Ireland will co-host Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at UN this autumn.

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

A portrait of the former Sinn Fein MP is set to be presented to the British Parliament later today.

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Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what people have been discussing this morning.

'No place in a modern justice system': Poor box receipts up despite minister's promise to scrap it

Minister Charlie Flanagan said the system “is no longer a fit place in justice administration”.

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

Politics - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Theresa May wins key Brexit vote on customs union despite ongoing rebellion

MPs have voted 307 to 301 to defeat an amendment to the Trade Bill.

Irish schoolkids should have 'national anthem celebration' on eve of St Patrick's Day

A new report on the future of the national anthem was launched today.

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela

Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

'Bizarre', 'shameful', 'disgraceful' - America reacts to Trump siding with Putin

Those reactions were from his own party.

Vote Leave fined and referred to police for 'breaking laws over electoral spending'

The results of a much-awaited UK Electoral Commission investigation have been released.

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Trump and Putin both go on Fox News as US President returns to Washington into Russia firestorm

Trump said he ‘doesn’t see any reason’ why Russia would meddle in US elections.

EU and Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

The “landmark” EU-Japan deal creates a massive economic zone.

Politics - Monday 16 July, 2018

Protester forcibly removed from Trump-Putin press conference venue

The man, who was holding a paper sign, was escorted out after a scuffle.

Attempt to remove patients from hospital waiting lists 'a national disgrace', National Association of GPs says

It’s claimed that the most vulnerable in society are being affected

Trump promises an 'extraordinary relationship' as he opens summit with Putin

The pair’s Helsinki Summit may take the heat out of some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts.

Irish Water to split from Ervia within five years

The water body is to become a standalone utility by the year 2023.

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Pussy Riot charged over World Cup final pitch invasion

One made it to the centre circle.

EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit.

Irish Water hopes new restrictions in Dublin will help avoid 'widespread outages in autumn'

Pressure will be dropped in 34 areas from 10pm tonight.

Politics - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'

Putin was shielded from the rain – but Macron and the Croatian leader got drenched.

Fine Gael senator calls for 'drunk tanks' at city Garda stations

Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner

The Taoiseach said the government will be looking with ‘laser-like detail’ at how to get value for money in the health service.

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women

Andrew Griffiths said he was “deeply ashamed” and would seek professional help.

Theresa May says Donald Trump told her to 'sue the EU'

May has revealed the advice that Trump had said could be “too brutal”.

Donald Trump says Queen Elizabeth told him that Brexit 'is a very complex problem'

Trump made the comments in an interview with Piers Morgan.

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

Politics - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory

Hundreds of websites and Facebook pages were set up out of the town in 2016.

Sinn Féin WILL run a candidate in the presidential election

The party made the announcement today.