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Friday 24 January, 2020

Fine Gael promises reduced taxes, pension increases and a Brexit A-Team

Varadkar promised to increase the State pension by €25 over the next five years.

The Candidate Podcast: Micheál Martin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts TheJournal.ie readers’ questions to the party leaders.

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'

People Before Profit TDs have called for the pension age to be reversed to 65.

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.

Monday 20 January, 2020

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

Sunday 19 January, 2020

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system

Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.

Friday 17 January, 2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

Thursday 16 January, 2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis?

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said Minister Donohoe has met with the firms, Michael McGrath says he was told otherwise – but who is right?

'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop

'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop

Adams said the long hair came about because of a bet with Martin Ferris.

Micheál says he won't use the government jet to fly back home to Cork if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said ministers do need to travel abroad from time-to-time.

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics

Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.

Tuesday 14 January, 2020

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

The general election will be held on 8 February.

Friday 10 January, 2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

Thursday 9 January, 2020

No clarity on general election date as Leo and Micheál agree to meet again next week

The two party leaders met tonight to discuss the next general election and the precarious Dáil numbers.

Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn

Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today

A special Cabinet meeting focusing on disability issues is being held in Marino today.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week

A number of new directors to the FAI are to be in place by the end of the week.

Monday 6 January, 2020

Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today

Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.

Saturday 4 January, 2020

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.

Friday 3 January, 2020

Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.

Thursday 2 January, 2020

85-year-old man killed in road traffic collision in Offaly

The collision happened at about 6pm this evening.

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

There has been a marked increase in flu presentations in comparison to last year.

'An enormous loss to broadcasting': Tributes paid to RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane RIP

'An enormous loss to broadcasting': Tributes paid to RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane has died at the age of 69.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the news today.

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Investigation launched after off-duty police officer confronted at home by masked man with shot-gun

The attempted murder is being investigated by the PSNI in Fermanagh.

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