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Politics - Friday 5 October, 2018

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?

The landscape has changed since the VAT rate was cut for the hospitality sector in 2011, writes Eamon Murphy.

Minister for Finance says corporation tax take is actually €1 billion higher than expected

As a result, Paschal Donohoe expects the Budget to balance rather than run a deficit as had been expected.

21 million euro to be paid to motorists following collapse of Setanta insurance

It’s hoped all payments will be finalised by the State Claims Agency before the year is out.

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

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Peter Casey calls Michael D 'uninspiring' as he officially launches his presidential campaign

The former Dragons’ Den star was speaking at the official launch of his presidential campaign today.

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review

Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.

Politics - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil

Simon Harris told the Dáil that in legislating for abortion services in Ireland, they are ‘making history’.

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency

It is not binding, however, on the government to follow through on the actions contained within the motion.

Minister says decommissioned cruise ships 'not suitable for homeless families'

The idea had been proposed by a Fine Gael councillor who said “imperfect ideas have become reasonable options”.

Donald Tusk says UK comparing the EU to the Soviet Union was 'insulting'

“In respecting our partners we expect the same in return,” Tusk said, echoing comments made by Theresa May yesterday.

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Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Campaigners oppose 3-day wait and conscientious objection in abortion legislation

In the coming weeks, the Dáil is due to debate the legislation that will provide for abortion in some instances.

Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister

A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?

Minister for Higher Education says the statistics paint a picture of our third level institutions hot housing harassment and assault.

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

Politics - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

After 1,000 days of debate, the government's landmark alcohol legislation has been passed

The bill, first introduced in 2015, passed through the Dáil this evening.

Peter Casey's offering Joan Freeman a loan to fund her campaign (and he insists he's serious)

Former Dragon’s Den star Peter Casey has offered Joan Freeman a loan to fund her presidential campaign.

Theresa May: Second referendum would be 'politicians telling people they got it wrong'

May made reference to her disastrous speech from last year, before attacking Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red' Very Red This post contains videos

Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red'

The DUP leader did not rule out her party’s MPs voting against a Brexit deal in parliament.

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Donald Trump did an impression of Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford

He repeated phrases from Dr Ford’s testimony at a rally in Mississippi, which gathered applause.

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council

Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.

Politics - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Varadkar says immigrants more likely to be working and paying tax than average Irish person

The Taoiseach told the Dáil he was “pleased and proud” of Irish people and their response to immigration.

Government wants to avoid scenario where there would be two time zones on the island of Ireland

The changing of the clocks for winter and summer has been a ritual in Europe since 1916.

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

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Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job' Race For The Áras This post contains videos

Gavin Duffy: 'I think seven years is long enough for anybody in any job'

The presidential hopeful officially launched his campaign today, defending a background in business.

Arlene Foster says the Good Friday Agreement can be changed. Is she right?

“I have respect for Arlene, but she is wrong on this,” Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said.

Boris Johnson on Brexit: 'Do not believe that we can bodge it now and fix it later - that's a total fantasy!'

Johnson ruled out a leadership bid through telling a joke.

Explainer: Why Peter Fitzpatrick ditching Fine Gael could be a headache for the party

The Louth TD departed the parliamentary party last night.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Defence Force members’ pay, a Fine Gael resignation and the Tory Party Conference – here’s your morning news fix.

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

Factcheck: Can you buy a drink in Dublin with pounds? Brexit Claims This post contains videos

Factcheck: Can you buy a drink in Dublin with pounds?

David Davis thinks you can.

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime

The Law Reform Commission recommended changes after the Eamonn Lillis trial.

Politics - Monday 1 October, 2018

Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick resigns from party

The Louth TD campaigned for the Eighth Amendment to be retained in recent times.

Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

Freeman on €120k loan: 'No I didn't need to do a background check. This guy is a very good guy'

Businessman Des Walsh has given Freeman a loan of €120k to fund her presidential campaign.

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Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?

Should constituents directly elect their mayor, or should councillors retain that responsibility.

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