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Today’s News

In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

The trips could be shorter than usual given Brexit.

The row over spiralling costs at National Children's Hospital is set to intensify this week

The hospital will cost €1.4 billion – that’s €450 million higher than the figure of €983 million approved by government in 2017.

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Yesterday’s News

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech

May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day? Politics This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

Sunday 20 January, 2019

Saturday 19 January, 2019

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Leo Varadkar will meet with opposition leaders next Tuesday.

Thursday 17 January, 2019

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay

Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns

The final project cost is €1.4 billion – €450 million higher than the 2017 figure.

Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border

Varadkar says government “profoundly regrets” Westminster’s rejection of the Brexit deal.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.

Nurses' strike, hospital costs and housing: Leo questioned about the big problems facing him in 2019

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty said the staff of Irish hospitals have acted with responsibility and in a mature manner and stated that the government has decided to “disengage”.

No other Bills to be published as Brexit legislation to clog up Dáil until March

The Brexit omnibus Bill is to be discussed at Cabinet today.

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'

Due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.

Monday 14 January, 2019

What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat

Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has said she wants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas.

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

Sunday 13 January, 2019

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

Saturday 12 January, 2019

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

Thursday 10 January, 2019

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments

Arc Adoption was licenced to facilitate intercountry adoptions from 2011-2014.

Wednesday 9 January, 2019

US preclearance at Dublin and Shannon to be beefed up ahead of the summer

Dublin and Shannon are currently the only preclearance locations in Europe.

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.

Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports

Simon Coveney recently criticised TDs who use their offices for getting passports for constituents.

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

Monday 7 January, 2019

'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister

A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.

Saturday 5 January, 2019

Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful'

Coveney insisted it is not quicker for people to go through their TD compared with applying online or through the normal channels.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Any changes to the carbon tax will not apply until 2020.

Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Teen released following shooting at Dublin takeaway premises

Two men were injured in the shooting.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Teenage girl dies in hospital after being knocked down by car in Cork collision

The collision involving the 16-year-old and a car happened at 7.45pm on Monday.

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

Mumbai, Cardiff and LA: 10 new embassies to open this year to tap into new markets

The Tánaiste also defended the costly practice of leasing properties abroad, rather than buying property.

Friday 28 December, 2018

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'

Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as your day gets started.

E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections

The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.

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