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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 26 April, 2019

Friday 5 April, 2019

One week out from the latest Brexit 'cliff edge', what's going on?

Ireland has been ramping up no-deal preparations, while the UK government has gone searching for Commons support.

Thursday 4 April, 2019

Gardaí investigate break-in at Danish store Jysk, hours after first opening

“Jysk has added additional security, live CCTV and 24 hour patrols to reduce the risk going forward,” a spokesperson said.

Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Speaker John Bercow called upon to break Commons deadlock after 310-310 tie on more indicative votes

The House Speaker John Bercow had the deciding vote, and voted against the amendment, quoting precedent from 26 years ago.

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what'

Varadkar is in Paris for a meeting with Macron to discuss the latest Brexit developments.

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

Settlement reached between children of Seán Quinn and IBRC

The legal action was first filed in 2011, and had been expected to last a number of months.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Cyclist in his 60s dies after being found lying on rural road in Kerry

Gardaí in Listowel are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Nigel Dodds 'would stay in the EU rather than risk Northern Ireland's place in UK'

The DUP deputy leader said that he wanted Brexit to be delivered, but not if it would risk Northern Ireland’s status within the UK.

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

Thursday 28 March, 2019

Shane Ross says John Delaney €100k loan 'raises serious questions' about FAI

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has previously described the loan as a “bit unusual”.

Bill to allow Northern Irish boats to fish off Ireland's coasts approved by Dáil

Northern Ireland allows Irish boats to fish in its 0-6 mile zone off its coasts – but Ireland had no laws to reciprocate the same measure.

CervicalCheck: It has cost €9.6m to give free repeat smear tests to women

Women who had had a free smear test were offered a repeat between May and December 2018.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs she 'won't stand in way' of next leader, but DUP stands firm

After her statement, Boris Johnson said that he would support May’s deal. The DUP still won’t, though.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Record-breaking homeless figures, Brexit indicative votes, and Laura Brennan’s funeral in Co Clare.

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'm now willing to support Theresa May's deal if the DUP does'

Brexiteers have been clarifying their position today.

MPs to debate reversing Brexit next Monday, after 5.7m people sign petition

The British government responded to the petition by saying that revoking Article 50 would “undermine our democracy”.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Metrolink, charges dropped against Jussie Smollett, and new controversial copyright reforms.

Families of Stardust fire victims meet with Europe commissioner about new inquiry

Witnesses have claimed that the fire broke out in a completely different part of the nightclub than previous tribunals stated.

Monday 25 March, 2019

'Take back control': MPs vote to hold series of Brexit votes on Wednesday

A minister resigned in order to vote to hold indicative votes on Wednesday, a proposal which Theresa May opposes.

Teenager found dead near Belfast City Hospital named as Tara Wright

The PSNI said they believe Tara was injured in a road traffic collision on the Ballygowan Road, and have appealed for information.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Friday 22 March, 2019

U2 top list of millionaire Irish entertainers, with estimated worth of €662m

Michael Flatley, Liam Neeson and Bob Geldof also make the Sunday Times’ millionaires list.

Petition to reverse Brexit swells to 3.7m signatures, as Commons states that 96% of supporters are British

The Commons petitions committee said that “approximately 96% of signatures on the petition were from the UK”.

The Mueller report into Russian interference in US election has been completed

US Attorney General Bill Barr said he may be able to share “the special counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend”.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

The DUP is not happy with Theresa May's 'humiliating' Brexit delay

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until this statement today.

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

Thursday 21 March, 2019

EU agrees to delay Brexit until 22 May if Withdrawal Deal passes next week

The European Council came to the agreement following lengthy discussions in Brussels.

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns

EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said that EU member states should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office

No arrests have been made, the Met Police said, who are at the scene.

Monday 18 March, 2019

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

Sunday 17 March, 2019

'If you're the only GP providing abortion services in an area, you are open to protests'

Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, who is also the chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, spoke to TheJournal.ie about the challenges for GPs in implementing abortion services.

Friday 15 March, 2019

'White-genocide theory' a core motivation for extreme far-right terrorists

Professor Maura Conway explained the racist “white-genocide” theory being shared online, and how “violence is often held out as the answer”.

Is the DUP moving from 'no' to yes? Dodds says they've had constructive talks with ministers

Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg said that he would support Theresa May’s deal if the DUP agreed to vote for it.

Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018 CSO

Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018

The average age of first-time mothers was 31, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.

High cocaine residues in Bristol, Amsterdam and Zurich wastewater - study

A European study also found that the use of MDMA had sharply increased, in recent years.