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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Monday 15 October, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

'He's all at sea': Ross criticised for asking for info about bus redesign three weeks after launching it

A letter sent from his constituency office asked for an “official line of detail” that he could give to his constituents on the plan.

Three out of five voters think the President should give up all pensions while in office

A new poll has gauged people’s opinions on presidential earnings.

Visually impaired couple who work in city say BusConnects will have 'devastating effect' Exclusive

Politicians from across Dublin have been conveying the concerns of constituents over the BusConnects plan in recent months.

Politics - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'Thou shalt not escape calumny': A literary Charleton invokes Shakespeare in searing Tribunal report

The garda commissioner called it “difficult reading”. But it is certainly an essential one.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011 presidential race?

We all know who won, but what else do you remember from the campaign?

Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet

Donegal TD Joe McHugh is to replace Bruton as Minister for Education.

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

Dentists left 'frustrated' after Minister tells constituents they could get free scale and polish

Richard Bruton corrected his leaflet after a letter from the Irish Dental Association.

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

Politics - Friday 12 October, 2018

'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign

Gallagher has committed to introduce 20 ‘special initiatives’ in his first 20 weeks in office if he is elected.

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

Seven in 10 people want Michael D Higgins reelected

A new opinion poll puts the incumbent well out in front.

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Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister? Return Of The Fitz This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?

Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.

Politics - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Maurice McCabe: 'It’s finished for us now, all is over. I can get back to my normal job hopefully' Disclosures Tribunal This post contains videos

Maurice McCabe: 'It’s finished for us now, all is over. I can get back to my normal job hopefully'

The garda whistleblower was praised in the report of the Disclosures Tribunal

'I'm not afraid to take tough decisions: Leo says carbon tax would have been a 'double whammy'

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Pat Breen also attended a dinner with McCourt.

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

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'It was not a lazy dodging': Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald vindicated by Charleton report

Fitzgerald resigned following controversy about what she knew of the Garda Commissioner’s legal strategy.

Charleton says gardaí need 'complete turn-around in attitude' and some are 'crying out for leadership'

The judge has said members of the force need to be more visible on the streets and honest.

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly

The Comptroller and Auditor General recently revealed that the wrong rate of rent had been paid on the vacant building.

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

Disclosures Tribunal finds Martin Callinan and former press officer ran 'campaign' against Maurice McCabe

The latest report of the Disclosures Tribunal has been published.

'No credible evidence' O'Sullivan 'played any part' in campaign against McCabe

Judge Peter Charleton said Superintendent David Taylor had “every reason to lie” about the former Garda Commissioner because he was “bitter” about several things.

We put your questions about Budget 2019 to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

Opinion: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords

As a general principle, politicians should not engage in any activity where they would do better from the State doing worse, writes Conor Crummey.

Politics - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Angela Merkel warns 'devil is in detail' of Brexit deal

“Everything is solved only when everything is solved,” the German leader said.

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.