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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Here's how banks plan to 'rebuild trust' after the tracker mortgage scandal

The initiative has been welcomed by Minister Paschal Donohoe today.

Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations

Two people have been killed and dozens injured.

25 of the best Irish news photographs of the year

It’s been a year of leadership battles, transport strikes, Brexit and… novelty socks.

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

Ireland's donation of 'the Auld B***h' led to 'threatening and abusive' phonecalls - and a bomb threat

It was finally removed in 1948 and the area in front of Leinster House turned into car parking around the plinth.

Plan for 1,100 social and affordable houses on land bank in Blanchardstown called 'half-baked'

But could it be an answer to the housing crisis?

Politics - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Banks are getting a bit better at dispensing €10 notes from ATMs

The Central Bank has set targets for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.

Poll: Would you like to see a Presidential election next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see a Presidential election next year?

Michael D may run. He might not. Either way, do you want an election?

'The world is watching': Tear gas and arrests as Iran tries to crack down on protests

Counter demonstrations have been organised for today.

So, exactly how many people watched Donald Trump's inauguration? It's the YEAR in numbers

We’ve had rising homelessness numbers, rising rents, lowering ages of country leaders and a whole lots more besides.

'Not on my horizon' - What Micheál Martin said when we asked if he'd ever run for the Áras

'Not on my horizon' - What Micheál Martin said when we asked if he'd ever run for the Áras

The Fianna Fáil leader isn’t giving much away about his party’s Áras plans either.

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

Politics - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Politicians can't agree about 10 people - so another 490 injured through no fault of their own get nothing'

The political impasse in Northern Ireland leaves those injured in the Troubles in legislative limbo, writes Dennis Godfrey.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

State Papers revelations, male teenager struck by a car in Dublin and Storm Dylan on the way to Ireland.

British infrastructure tsar quits, calling Brexit a 'populist spasm worthy of Donald Trump'

He penned a scathing resignation letter for Theresa May.

Sinn Féin says rumours Gerry Adams set up Loughall ambush are "utter nonsense"

The claims are made in the State Papers, which were released under the 30-year-rule.

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.

Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork

He and his partner Conchubhar Ó Laoghaire got married in Christchurch in Cork city.

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?

In 2019, another three referendums will take place.

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.

Politics - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology

Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology

The video suggests that Hillary Clinton should take up knitting or “…anything that will keep you from running again”.

Donald Trump says China has been caught 'RED HANDED' letting oil into North Korea

China has backed UN sanctions on North Korea that restrict oil supplies.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Irish people are more fertile than almost all of our European peers

Birth rates are down, but Ireland still has more babies than most.

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement from the Gardaí in September following months of calls for her resignation.

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

Vladimir Putin says St Petersburg supermarket explosion was 'an act of terror'

13 people were injured in the blast.

Department of Justice will be 'divided' but it will remain under one minister

The department will be internally split into two divisions with seperate deputy secretaries.

Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud

Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winner of the 12 December special election.

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

'I'm not playing games - this is about winning the presidency': Craughwell expecting to secure backing for Áras run

The independent senator’s tilt at the presidency isn’t a gesture, he insists.

Politics - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Meet the 23-year-old woman clearing mines from a war she doesn't remember

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – which Ireland played a crucial part in – has been an extraordinary success.

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

Trump-supporting singer accuses ex-campaign manager of sexual assault

Joy Villa has accused Corey Lewandowski of hitting her twice on her buttocks.

Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump

The announcement comes after Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

From The42 Former World Player of the Year George Weah elected president of Liberia Political Football

Former World Player of the Year George Weah elected president of Liberia

The 1995 Ballon d’Or winner starred for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

Cancer-causing radon at 2.5 times acceptable limit found at Kerry mental health home

The Deer Lodge facility in Killarney was opened at a cost of €13 million.

Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry

Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

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