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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

Poland's top judge defies government 'purge' and shows up for work

The dispute could end up in the European Court of Justice.

Varadkar says he 'profoundly regrets' if anyone thinks he doesn't support a free press in Ireland

There had been calls for him to clarify his remarks.

'Bizarre': Heavy criticism of Taoiseach's remark that he 'sympathises with Trump on media'

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach insisted his comments were being quoted out of context.

Ireland has the highest rates of some hate crimes in the EU, but no proper laws to address it

A new report identifies “serious gaps” in Ireland’s hate crime laws.

The Criminal Assets Bureau returned over €4.3 million to the State last year

Some €2.37 million was returned under proceeds of crime laws.

Politics - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Ryanair pilot strike, heatwave fires and a Fourth of July boycott – here’s your news update.

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced

The announcement was made following the third Housing Summit.

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split

Merkel has put to rest a row with her interior minister Horst Seehofer that had threatened the survival of her coalition government.

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

Politics - Monday 2 July, 2018

Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says his 'first loyalty' is to his family

Cohen previously said that he’d “take a bullet for the president”.

Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home

Today, Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert

A formal launch event for Ireland’s bid to the UN Security Council will take place today.

Future of Merkel coalition throw into doubt as German interior minister offers resignation

Horst Seehofer and his party met yesterday seeking a response to a hard-fought agreement to reduce migration.

Politics - Sunday 1 July, 2018

U2 concert on agenda as Varadkar and Coveney plot charm offensive to win UN security council seat

The Irish government is aiming to win a non-permanent seat on the security council for 2021-2022.

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

Posters and postcards show how Irish suffragists were 'ridiculed and feared'

The fascinating documents are on show until September.

Politics - Saturday 30 June, 2018

A Brexit timeline: How much time is actually left to strike a deal?

Here’s what’s happened so far, and what’s still to come in the Brexit negotiations.

PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade

The streets of Dublin city centre were thronged with people from the early afternoon.

'We will not back down' - Canada announces taxes on ketchup and lawnmowers in response to Trump tariffs

The taxes on items including ketchup, lawn mowers and motor boats amount to $12.6 billion.

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme

The €200 million Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme was launched in February.

Trump fails to rule out accepting Russia's claim to Crimea

“We’re going to have to see.”

'It was a very low thing to say' - sister of drowned man slams Varadkar for saying inquiry won't 'bring anyone back'

Leo Varadkar discussed the case with Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath in Dáil Éireann on 30 May.

Politics - Friday 29 June, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Water restrictions, smear test settlement, and Donald Trump reacts to newspaper shooting.

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesn't mean she can't value LGBT people

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

Poll: Should there be an upper age limit to running for public office? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an upper age limit to running for public office?

David Norris suggested this week that people were afraid to raise Michael D’s age.

EU leaders agree migration deal after all-night Brussels talks

Italy’s hardline new premier said his country was “no longer alone”.

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

Politics - Thursday 28 June, 2018

15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year

This is a drop from 25 legally-permitted abortions being carried out last year.

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year

The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland

The number of homeless adults rose by 57 in May to 6,020. These 57 adults were all located in Dublin.

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.