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Politics - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border' Brexit This post contains videos

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

Ireland should provide universal healthcare and link social benefits to earnings - report

OECD economic surveys of member countries take place around every two years.


Poll: Are you a feminist? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you a feminist?

What does feminism mean to you?

Special Cabinet meeting to consider final wording of Eighth Amendment referendum

Ministers will also consider and publish the Referendum Bill which formally allows for a referendum to be called.

Politics - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Porn star sues Trump over non-disclosure agreement - but President denies affair

The agreement was signed days before the 2016 election.

Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin to step down at end of Dáil term

Gerry Adams paid tribute to the “tireless representative” this evening.

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'

A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.

Leo has borrowed an idea or two from Dragon's Den for this new video

Fancy making a ‘pitch’ on how to improve the country to a panel of Fine Gael ministers?


Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

Poll: In a united Ireland, would it be appropriate to change the Irish national flag? Your Say This post contains a poll

Scientology-linked group's 'drug treatment centre' won't be subject to inspections

An opposition TD says he’ll bring in legislation to cover such centres himself unless the government takes action.

Politics - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today updated the Cabinet on that aftermath of the recent weather conditions.

Taoiseach wants Dáil to sit on Friday to ensure May abortion referendum date isn't jeopardised

A special Cabinet meeting is due to be held tomorrow or Thursday.

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Varadkar came under fire during Leaders’ Questions when opposition parties called for the unit to be disbanded.

Taking on vulture funds and using State lands: How the opposition is trying to fix Ireland's housing situation

The utilisation of State land for affordable rental properties and the regulation of vulture funds is to be debated in the Dáil.


Scientology-linked group WILL move ahead with controversial 'drug treatment centre'

There has been huge concern about plans for the centre in the village of Ballivor.

Ministers travelling on St Patrick's Day to campaign for UN Security Council seat

Ireland is running for a seat on the Council for the 2021-2022 term, in which there are two seats available.

Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors

Justice for Magdalenes Research is calling on the government to help organise the event.

Just under half of people trust the government

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

Ex-campaign aide lashes out at 'stupid' Trump in series of bizarre interviews

Sam Nunberg spent much of the day promising to defy a Mueller subpoena – then appeared to change his mind.

30 years ago a trio of killings sparked one of the darkest, most bizarre, fortnights of The Troubles

The shooting dead of three IRA members on the British territory of Gibraltar sent the North into a frenzy.

Politics - Monday 5 March, 2018

'Definitely not': Varadkar pours cold water on US/Canada-style border after May comments Brexit Wounds This post contains videos

'Definitely not': Varadkar pours cold water on US/Canada-style border after May comments

Theresa May said earlier that the UK was looking at solutions such as the one in North America for the Irish border issue.

Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns

The leader of the ruling centre-left party resigned with a warning about a “wind of extremism”.

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

Politics - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Politicians are (slowly) taking to Instagram - and showing different sides

A cooking show next for the Education Minister perhaps as he showcases his skills?

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus

Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.

Brexit: What's next?

It was a big week, Brexit wise.

Politics - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

The vacant sites levy was introduced to free up land for homes.

Milk crisis? Storm Emma stopped the collection of fresh stock from many dairy farms

Many farmers have exhausted their backup space for the milk collected, with possible knock on effects for the availability of milk on supermarket shelves.

Dublin Airport, Blanchardstown and the N11: These 3 Dublin bus routes are set to get a 24-hour service

Talks are ongoing with the NTA to establish the services in 2018.

Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners

Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.

Politics - Friday 2 March, 2018

May moots 'associate membership' of EU agencies, concedes neither side can have 'exactly what we want'

The British PM said that she was not cherry-picking but just negotiating in the same way as any trade deal is put together.

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship

In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.

Politics - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

People bunkered down for the night as snow-ice Storm Emma swept across the country.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Taoiseach says he 'understands concerns' as ministers question Ireland 2040 marketing

The rollout had caused concern at Cabinet.

Politics - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how

There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'

The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.

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