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Politics - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Confirmed: Michael D Higgins says he WILL seek a second term as president

The President has confirmed he will seek a second term in the Áras, as had been widely expected.

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

'A fundamental malaise at the company' - Three months later, application to investigate INM finally begins at High Court INM

'A fundamental malaise at the company' - Three months later, application to investigate INM finally begins at High Court

The ODCE is seeking to appoint High Court inspectors to investigate issues concerning corporate governance at Ireland’s largest media company.

'Et tu, Boris?' - British papers react to Boris Johnson's resignation

Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary yesterday.

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This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency

Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.

Trump picks Republican favourite for Supreme Court - setting up a ferocious confirmation battle

He also has an expansive view of executive power and has favoured limits on investigating the president.

From made-up quotes to Brexit votes - Boris Johnson has come a long way, and he's far from done yet

Johnson’s resignation as UK foreign secretary has given Theresa May the mother of all political headaches.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to meet Leo Varadkar and Michael D Higgins during two-day visit to Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to visit some of Dublin’s tourist hotspots during their two-day trip to Ireland.

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval Exclusive

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it received assurances from the US Embassy that measures will be put in place to ensure it will not happen again.

Politics - Monday 9 July, 2018

Public servants will be able to work until 70 under new Bill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue believes that the Bill reflects the fact that people are living longer and feel they have more to contribute in later life.

'The Brexit dream is dying... we're headed for the status of a colony': Turmoil in UK as Boris resigns

May has defended her Brexit plan in the Commons saying it would be “challenging for the EU”.

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

Resignations and recriminations: How Theresa May's Brexit has turned into an awful mess

Theresa May faces the most serious challenge to her leadership yet with the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis.

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Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?

May has been Prime Minister for almost two years.

Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary

Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis resigned suddenly late last night.

'I wouldn't have done a good job': Britain's Brexit secretary steps down in major blow to May

May is due to address parliament today to explain her plan for Britain.

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded

Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

Politics - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law

When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

Flanagan calls for Magdalen survivors of 'adjoining institutions' to contact government over redress

Previously, women who had worked in a laundry but not actually lived there had been denied state compensation.

Politics - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Nuclear talks: US says they were productive, North Korea reckons American attitude was 'extremely regrettable'

The two powers appear to have quite different takes on how well the two-day-long denuclearisation talks have progressed.

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of

The UK cabinet has finally agreed on a 12-point Brexit approach.

'It could be the oddest election ever': What we can expect from the next presidential election

Who’d want to run against Michael D? We take a look at what we can expect.

Politics - Friday 6 July, 2018

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position

Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

Giant 'Trump Baby' blimp given permission to fly over London during US president's visit

The six-metre orange balloon, which shows the president wearing a nappy, will fly near parliament.

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Trump's kicks off 'largest trade war in economic history' with China

Beijing said it was “forced to take necessary countermeasures”.

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good' Exclusive

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

Politics - Thursday 5 July, 2018

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

An acid attack on a garda, two referendums this October, and countrywide wildfires – here’s your news update.

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

Shatter slams proposed trade ban with lands occupied by Israel; Senator tells him to take the time to read the Bill

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter accused Fianna Fáil of ‘losing their moral compass’ by supporting the Bill.

Referendum on 'women's life within the home' to be held in October

it’s intended that the referendum would be held in conjunction with the removal of the blasphemy offence from the Constitution.