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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Sunday 14 January, 2018

There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year

The jump in the figures over the last year is largely attributed to the public awareness campaign rolled out by the Department of Communications.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s a handful of big news stories worth reading this morning.

'We should examine ourselves before we jump to mock Trump and his reaction to Syria'

There is no moral outrage.Perhaps we should remind people of their own children and grandchildren?, writes Derek O’Rourke.

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Politics - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal

The US President has vowed to pull out of the accord if European allies don’t fix its “terrible flaws”.

Poll: Should bibles be present in Irish polling stations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bibles be present in Irish polling stations?

Atheist Ireland thinks they should not.

Arlene Foster says no desire to be 'cut off' from Republic after Brexit

The DUP leader said “I lose none of my unionism” by her desire to protect the Peace Process.

Sean Spicer says 'there's a difference' between Irish and Mexican immigrants coming to US

The former White House press secretary also said his Catholic beliefs helped him to forgive Donald Trump’s ‘pussy’ comments.

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African Union demands apology from Donald Trump for 'racist' slur

The US President has denied making the comment, though he admits that his language had been “tough”.

Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues?

How Ireland carries out a referendum is being discussed by the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend.

'My house has flooded twice in my lifetime': Bray residents concerned about development on floodplain

A Bray community group said the development of a town centre is planned on a natural floodplain that protects their homes.

Media outlets around the world had a bit of trouble translating Trump's 's***hole' comments

A Taipei news agency translated it as “countries where birds don’t lay eggs”.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

A quick way to catch-up with the news as you start your day.

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

'We are going after him': Questions but few answers on explosive day at the Disclosures Tribunal

Emails between the Tánaiste and garda commissioner, and “political dynamite” were some of the highlights yesterday.

Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports

Thousands of Venezuelans across the world have been waiting on new passports for over a year.

Politics - Friday 12 January, 2018

Michael Wolff says Donald Trump sees Fire and Fury as 'a mortal threat to his presidency'

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff spoke to RTÉ Radio One’s Seán O’Rourke this morning.

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

'My people came from a place Trump would call a s***hole country - Ireland'

The UN has called Trump’s comment, made while discussing immigration with congressmen and senators, “racist”.

Do you have what it takes to reform the Irish health service? You can apply for this job

The government needs someone to drive the 10-year plan to transform how healthcare is delivered in Ireland.

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Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comment slammed as 'racist' by UN

Donald Trump said that reports of the language he used wasn’t quite accurate – but that his language had been “tough”.

Gerry Adams has advertised the leadership job he has held for 35 years

Adams has also criticised the media for its reporting of the leadership process.

Announcement of site for Dublin injection centre delayed

An announcement was due today, but it’s been delayed yet again.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Trump is making the headlines today – both for racist comments and cancelling a trip to London.

Donald Trump has cancelled his planned visit to the UK

Trump was supposed to attend the opening of a new embassy in London next month.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Politics - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Funeral hears tributes to Peter Sutherland's 'countless hidden acts of generosity'

The former attorney general and UN Special Representative for Migration was laid to rest today.

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship

Ecuador had asked London to recognise Assange as a diplomat so that he could be granted safe passage out of the UK.

Michael Healy Rae on suicide in his constituency: 'It didn't register. I didn't get it.'

Michael Healy Rae shared an emotional story about the tragic death of a man in his constituency with comedian Tommy Tiernan.

Nigel Farage says maybe there should be a second Brexit referendum

He says that a second referendum would result in a “much bigger” majority for the Leave campaign.

Politics - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator

The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum Repeal Or No Repeal This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum

The Taoiseach says, however, that his Cabinet wants a referendum to take place.

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Fire and Fury sold 250k digital copies - and 29k hardcover books

It also sold 100k audio editions.

Family of prison officer shot dead by IRA says gardaí didn't act on 'significant information'

Brian Stack’s family want the Taoiseach to “demand answers” from gardaí.

Poll: Do you think Oprah Winfrey would be a good US presidential candidate? Golden Girl This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Oprah Winfrey would be a good US presidential candidate?

Other celebrities including Kanye West and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson have said they’re considering their candidacy.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The David Drumm trial and deadly mudslides in California – here’s a quick round-up of this morning’s news.

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public

Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.

Politics - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Lou says Kingsmill video hasn't damaged Sinn Féin's credibility

The sole survivor of the Kingsmill massacre said the video was like “a punch to the stomach”.