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As Trump faces federal charges, who are the Republicans vying to fight Biden in the next US election?
Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and Mike Pence are the most high profile candidates.
Ireland may 'fall short' on human rights obligations over lack of accommodation for refugees
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the Government was “working tirelessly” to resolve the situation.
Coveney backs potential for €2.1bn Irish green hydrogen e-fuel sector
The Enterprise Minister said that developing the sector would have a “clear” benefit for Ireland.
Catherine Martin backs proposal for poet laureate to be appointed to Oireachtas
The proposal to appoint a parliamentary poet laureate was put forward by Fine Gael TD David Stanton.
Elderly woman forced to use savings for late husband's headstone to pay energy bill, Dáil hears
Sinn Féin TD Sorca Clarke raised the case during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.
Palestinian campaigners condemn delay to bill to prevent Irish investment in Israeli settlements
The bill would stop the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund from investing in companies that operate in the occupied territories.
Prosecution of Garda over N7 crash 'outrageous', says Alan Kelly
The former Labour leader spoke on the matter in the Dáil this afternoon.
Opposition TDs condemn 'vicious attack' on refugee tents after camp burned down last week
PBP TD Richard Boyd Barrett said that the attack was an attempt to divide working class communities.
Drug use 'everywhere' but marginalised communities face more difficulties, Citizens' Assembly hears
Assembly members are due to visit drug treatment centres tomorrow.
Minister says it's 'not appropriate' for her to engage with GAA or RTÉ over GAAGO controversy
The Sport and Media Minister said that it was a commercial decision for two independent organisations.
Changes to landlord tax treatment in next budget must be 'approached with caution', McGrath says
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien have both said that changes needed to be examined.
Over 100 faulty ventilators ordered by HSE in March 2020 still in storage amid legal dispute
The HSE is currently seeking to recoup €22.3 million for faulty and undelivered ventilators.
GAA rebukes Virgin Media following claim that broadcasters were not offered chance to air matches
Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon said that the controversy had increased the perception that both the GAA and RTÉ were in a “cartel”.
Oireachtas Sport Committee to discuss inviting RTÉ and GAA as GAAGO controversy deepens
Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon said that the controversy had increased the perception that both the GAA and RTÉ were in a “cartel”.
New €5,000 allowance for TDs and Senators to beef up personal security
The allowance was approved by Cabinet this morning.
Transport authority defends slow roll out of contactless payments on all bus services
A trial of contactless payments on buses is due to take place on Local Link services.
Retailers must 'step up to the plate' and reduce grocery prices, Richmond says
A meeting of the Retail Forum is due to take place on Wednesday.
Bad Sisters and Banshees of Inisherin scoop awards at last night's IFTAs
Frank Berry’s Aisha also took home multiple awards at the ceremony last night.
Contactless payments on buses to be trialled from the end of May
The project is said to be at an “advanced stage”.
How relationships with China are shifting due to Ukraine and an overturning of local norms
Tánaiste Micheál Martin delivered a landmark speech on Irish-Chinese relations earlier this week.
Varadkar: Govt will examine mortgage relief as part of Budget 2024 as ECB hikes rates again
However, the Taoiseach said that it was not a promise that relief would be included in the next budget.
Senator Eileen Flynn describes racism against Travellers after taxi driver refused to take her home
Senator Flynn said that she felt the discrimination “to the gut of my stomach” yesterday.
Irish neutrality 'not relevant' if countries decide to target undersea cables
The Defence Forces had previously carried out an operation to protect Irish undersea cables.
Cost-of-living pressures led 230,000 people to seek help from St Vincent de Paul last year
Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe said falling inflation was not a cause for celebration.
Companies should pass on savings as costs fall, Donohoe says
The Public Expenditure Minister said that the Government would be watching out for companies profiteering.
Health officials intend to allow pharmacies assess and treat patients with minor ailments
The proposal has been welcomed by the President of the Irish Pharmacy Union.
Stardust: One week in, here's what has happened in State's largest ever inquest
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Families of loved ones who died in the fire have spent the week reading pen portraits.
Sister of Stardust victim searched 'for days' before body was identified through a watch
The fourth day of the Stardust inquest is taking place this afternoon.
Tánaiste accuses The Ditch of 'political campaign' as website labels Martin's attack 'paranoid'
Online news outlet The Ditch reported that Niall Collins voted to sell council land that his wife later bought.
Landlord TDs shouldn't be allowed vote on rent bill, Dáil hears
All 23 landlord TDs were named in the Dáil by Paul Murphy this afternoon.
Varadkar: No immediate mortgage relief but measure will be examined as part of Budget 2024
The Sinn Féin leader said that the hikes were like “body blows” to households.
‘A living nightmare’: Stardust families recall night they lost their loved ones as inquests begin
The inquests’ jury heard pen portraits of Michael Barrett and Carol Bissett today.
Dominic Raab quits UK Cabinet but slams 'Kafkaesque' inquiry into bullying allegations
The inquiry stopped short of ruling whether Raab’s behaviour amounted to bullying but made multiple findings against him.
Harris urges all parties to vote for Special Criminal Court renewal in wake of Regency verdict
The Justice Minister was critical of Sinn Féin for abstaining on votes around the Special Criminal Court.
Donnelly: 'Unacceptable' that abortion services are not available in all maternity hospitals
The Health Minister also said that the review of Irish abortion law would be published “very shortly”.
Holohan report: Watt rejects most findings as Donnelly says all involved acted in 'good faith'
The finance committee heard that Stephen Donnelly’s laptop had been hacked during the period the secondment was agreed.
'I think we'd be confident': Housing Dept expects to hit overall housing targets in 2023
Concerns have also been raised about the Government’s publication of housing figures yesterday.
Taoiseach accused of being 'smug' as Labour and FG trade blows on housing record
It comes a day after the Department of Housing released new figures on social housing construction.