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Politics - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'

“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.

'This is an attempt to silence critics': Dublin Lord Mayor hits out at Israel over plan to refuse him entry

Mícheál Mac Donncha has travelled to the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.

Like it's 2008 - Irish people set to break the €100 billion barrier in consumer spending this year

Spending will be at a greater level than the previous high-water mark in 2008, if the forecasts are to be believed.

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'

Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad

Campaign financing has come into focus in recent days.

Politics - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

In a blow to Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's going to retire

The House Speaker said the decision was a personal one, saying he didn’t want his kids to have a “weekend dad”.

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year

Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.

Politics - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Good Friday Agreement, the Disclosures Tribunal and Mark Zuckerberg – here’s what made the headlines today.

'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians'

That is the view of Tony Blair, one of the architects of the deal.

Donald Trump and Theresa May vow to end chemical weapon attacks in Syria

Meanwhile, Trump has abruptly cancelled his first trip to Latin America.

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Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

Government to invest an "unprecedented" €1.2 billion in culture, language and heritage

The move is as part of the Ireland 2040 plan.

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach

The former leader of the UUP has strong opinions on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

UK government suggestion that Sinn Féin is 'strongly influencing' Brexit negotiations greeted with derision

Brexit secretary David Davis made the claims at a conference in London yesterday.

South Africa's highest court rejects Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal 13 year jail sentence for murder of girlfriend

The former Paralympic athlete had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term.

13,000 Irish mortgages have been in arrears for more than five years

Nearly 30,000 home loans here have been in arrears for two years or more.

Bill Clinton on sleepless nights in 1998, Bertie trying to keep him up till dawn and Northern Ireland's similarities with Black Panther

Bill Clinton shared his memories of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, 20 years ago today.

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'

The United States, backed by Britain and France, has said it is ready to act with or without support from the United Nations.

Politics - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

Iraq War veteran becomes first US senator to give birth while in office

Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a daughter today.

Bill Clinton warns political stalemate could result in the North going 'back into the hell of the Troubles'

There are three possible outcomes if the institutions in the North don’t get up and running soon, said Clinton.

Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'

“Everybody’s gonna pay a price.”

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Should Bill Clinton or George Mitchell step in to break the Northern Ireland deadlock?

Both men are in Ireland this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem

The Ardmhéara will attend a conference on the status of the City of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.

Repeal The Eighth mural returns to Temple Bar

The artwork, by street artist Maser, was commissioned nearly two years ago.

'It's about giving people rights': Assistance dogs could become exempt from dog licences

Currently guide dogs are the only type of assistance dog that do not need a licence.

Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport

Washington has denied responsibility for the strike on Syria’s central Tayfur air base.

Politics - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections' Confidence And Supply This post contains videos

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'

The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.

Politics - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would make the better President of Ireland?

If Michael D doesn’t run, who would you fancy?

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

Politics - Friday 6 April, 2018

16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue

The protests are in support of refugees, including those in the Palestinian enclave who want to return to their former homes.

Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption

The trial lasted more than 10 months and highlighted shady links between big business and politics in South Korea.

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

The Irish Times reports today that the government is planning on introducing both two weeks’ paid parental leave and mandatory paternity leave.

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer

Juli Briskman said the decision to terminate her was a violation of her right to free speech.

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.