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Politics - Monday 1 January, 2018

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December

Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.

These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

Trump: 'Pakistan has given nothing but lies and deceit in return for billions in funding'

He said Pakistan thinks of US leaders as ‘fools’.

From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home

This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.

Number of people obtaining citizenship doubles because their grandparent or parent is Irish

People can apply to the Foreign Birth Register if they have an Irish-born grandparent or their parent is an Irish citizen.

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today?

It’s almost two years since our last general election. How would you vote now?

Kim Jong-Un warns that the 'nuclear button' is always on his desk

The North Korean leader vowed the country would mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message.

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries

People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Changes to tax bands and USC take effect today – here’s how they’ll impact your pocket.

Politics - Sunday 31 December, 2017

These were the 15 'biggest things' to happen in 2017

Here’s the list, according to Irish people.

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.

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