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#Congress

# congress - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

GAA split season with July All-Ireland finals coming by 2022 if passed by Congress

It has also been proposed that pre-season competitions are scrapped and no inter-county training can take place before 1 January.

# congress - Thursday 23 July, 2020

US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill

Representative Karen Bass from California said that these statues represent an acceptance of white supremacy and racism.

# congress - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress

Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.

# congress - Thursday 11 June, 2020

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

# congress - Friday 6 March, 2020

Two points for a '45, and supporting dual players - key congress motions for Ladies football

There will also be a vote on who will become the next LGFA president.

# congress - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

From The42 'I don’t understand why people who don’t play the game, get to make the decisions' Hitting Out

'I don’t understand why people who don’t play the game, get to make the decisions'

Mickey Harte, Dessie Farrell and Niall Morgan offer contrasting views on the GAA’s new backpass rule.

# congress - Monday 2 March, 2020

From The42 New kick-out rule to come into football next month, while 'the sin-bin in hurling is binned' Congress

New kick-out rule to come into football next month, while 'the sin-bin in hurling is binned'

Football’s back-pass rule will come into force in time for the championship.

# congress - Saturday 29 February, 2020

From The42 Leinster SHC expanding to 6 teams in 2021 Congress

Leinster SHC expanding to 6 teams in 2021

As a result there will be no relegation from the province this season.

From The42 Tier 2 football championship to be called the Tailteann Cup NAme

Tier 2 football championship to be called the Tailteann Cup

President John Horan said the semi-finals and final will be played at Croke Park and televised live on RTÉ.

# congress - Thursday 27 February, 2020

'Why are we now in crisis?' - hurling in spotlight over frees and black card proposal

Davy Fitzgerald on the current state of hurling and the big rule changes at Congress this weekend.

# congress - Monday 24 February, 2020

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'

GAA presidential candidate Larry McCarthy recalls the glory days of New York football, how Irish immigrants stayed in touch with the game and his vision for the Association.

# congress - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Three years of embarrassment and a waste of time': Trump gloats after Mueller testimony

Robert Mueller told Congress he had not exonerated the US president of obstruction allegations, but again declined to accuse him of a crime.

# congress - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion

Questioning of the special counsel is expected to last for over six hours.

# congress - Saturday 20 July, 2019

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

# congress - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing First Responders This post contains videos

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing

Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.

# congress - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress

The fixtures issues continues to rage at club and county level.

# congress - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the demands were “unlawful and reckless”.

# congress - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony Capitol Hill This post contains videos

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony

Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.

# congress - Monday 25 February, 2019

From The42 'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress Not Happy

'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress

A proposal to seek representation on the CCCC received just 15% support from delegates.

# congress - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From The42 Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports Vote

Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports

The motion to stop Dublin using Croke Park as a home venue was defeated in Wexford today.

# congress - Thursday 14 February, 2019

From The42 GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players Paul Flynn

GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players

Negotiations between the GAA and the GPA on a new deal will take place later this year.

# congress - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely

The deal offers nearly $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) for construction of the wall as well as additional border security measures.

US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding

Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.

# congress - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'We felt we had been bullied into a course of action that we might well have taken anyway'

GAA Director-General Tom Ryan today addressed last summer’s controversy over the Liam Miller Tribute match.

# congress - Thursday 3 January, 2019

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall

Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

# congress - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives

It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.

# congress - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress

This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

# congress - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

# congress - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today

Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.

# congress - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

# congress - Monday 9 April, 2018

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released

Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.

# congress - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From The42 Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress Round-Up

Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress

We run through all the big decisions from day two of Congress at Croke Park.

'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life'

Addiction counsellor Alan Martin speaks to The42 about his work with gambling addicts and a motion going before GAA Congress about sponsorship.

# congress - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem' CPA

'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem'

Former Cork footballer Derek Kavanagh is hoping the CPA motion garners support this weekend.

# congress - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From The42 'This motion is an insult to Congress' - Cork county board opposes CPA motion on recording votes Cork Says No

'This motion is an insult to Congress' - Cork county board opposes CPA motion on recording votes

Chairperson Tracey Kennedy and secretary Frank Murphy both spoke against the motion.

'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football

Clare club Cooraclare are proposing an overhaul of the U17 grade at this weekend’s GAA Congress.

# congress - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.

# congress - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

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