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# congress - Monday 24 February, 2014

From The42 GAA want ban on U16's playing at minor inter-county level to be deferred until 2015 All Change

GAA want ban on U16's playing at minor inter-county level to be deferred until 2015

The motion was adopted at last Saturday’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.

# congress - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From The42 Immigrant Council highlight GAA's stance on racism as 'an example to all' GAA

Immigrant Council highlight GAA's stance on racism as 'an example to all'

Today’s GAA Congress at Croke Park saw 95.5% of delegates vote to make racism offences a red card one.

From The42 GAA to inject over €1m into development of hurling in weaker counties Financial Boost

GAA to inject over €1m into development of hurling in weaker counties

GAA President Liam O’Neill made the announcement at Croke Park today.

From The42 GAA vote against lettered jerseys being introduced for blood substitutions Speaking Out

GAA vote against lettered jerseys being introduced for blood substitutions

70.2% of delegates voted against the motion in Croke Park.

From The42 Clock-hooter system voted in for 2014 GAA senior inter-county championship games Passed

Clock-hooter system voted in for 2014 GAA senior inter-county championship games

84.2% of delegates at GAA Congress this morning voted in favour of the motion.

# congress - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The42 Cavan's Aogán O Fearghail elected as the new GAA President Leader

Cavan's Aogán O Fearghail elected as the new GAA President

O Fearghail is the first Cavan man to be elected GAA President.

From The42 Drama as 'Anthony Nash' free-taking motion withdrawn from GAA Congress agenda Change Of Plan

Drama as 'Anthony Nash' free-taking motion withdrawn from GAA Congress agenda

The motion had been due to be debated tomorrow in Croke Park.

From The42 Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress Voting

Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress

Delegates are getting set to vote on motions tomorrow in Croke Park.

From The42 Meet the three men vying to become the next GAA President tonight Race To Be Leader

Meet the three men vying to become the next GAA President tonight

Seamus Howlin, Aogán O Fearghail and Sean Walsh are vying to replace current President Liam O’Neill.

# congress - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The42 'If you had a son inside in goals and he gets hit in the throat from 12 yards, it's going to do damage' - Davy Fitz Changes

'If you had a son inside in goals and he gets hit in the throat from 12 yards, it's going to do damage' - Davy Fitz

The Clare manager expects the congress to deal with Anthony Nash style frees.

# congress - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The42 Connacht Council seek to ban alcohol sponsorship of underage GAA teams Proposal

Connacht Council seek to ban alcohol sponsorship of underage GAA teams

The motion is being brought forward to next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.

From The42 Anthony Nash style free taking set to be debated at GAA congress Hitting The Net

Anthony Nash style free taking set to be debated at GAA congress

The Allstar winning goalkeeper was a central figure in last summer’s hurling championship.

From The42 GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences Sent Off

GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences

The motion is proposed for next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.

# congress - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address

Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.

# congress - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived

Six people were killed and 12 others, including former congresswoman Giffords, were injured in the 2011 shooting in Arizona.

# congress - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The42 New GAA championship proposals won’t be voted on until after 2014 Congress Back Burner

New GAA championship proposals won’t be voted on until after 2014 Congress

The FRC’s innovative proposals were announced yesterday.

# congress - Saturday 12 October, 2013

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march

The demo, calling for “an end to austerity and an end to cuts” takes place from 1pm this afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

# congress - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Americans have a higher opinion of toenail fungus and dog poop than of Congress

They do have a higher opinion of Congress than of Miley Cyrus and Anthony Weiner, however.

# congress - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

# congress - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

US government shuts down after Obamacare row

Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.

# congress - Monday 30 September, 2013

US facing government shutdown over Obamacare

House Republicans attached an amendment to the government spending bill that would delay the healthcare legislation by a year.

# congress - Monday 16 September, 2013

Washington Navy Yard shooter was former serviceman, police confirm

Thirteen people, including gunman Aaron Alexis, were killed in today’s mass shooting at a Washington DC naval base.

# congress - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

US Senate committee votes to approve Syria military action

The full Senate will vote on the issue next week. It’s the first time lawmakers have voted to back military action since the 2002 vote on the invasion of Iraq.

# congress - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Pics: John Kerry makes the case for military intervention

If the US failed to take military action against Syria it would send a dangerous signal to Iran and North Korea, John Kerry said.

# congress - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Obama asks Congress to authorise military action against Syria

The decision represents a significant gamble for Obama, who has an estranged relationship with lawmakers.

# congress - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress

But one judge said that the law is necessary to protect against “second generation” barriers to voting.

# congress - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers

Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.

# congress - Friday 7 June, 2013

Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government

The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.

# congress - Monday 25 March, 2013

From The42 Video Nasty: The fouls that can get you shown a black card in the GAA FRC This post contains videos

Video Nasty: The fouls that can get you shown a black card in the GAA

The new rule was passed at last Saturday’s GAA Congress in Derry.

From The42 8 talking points from the weekend's GAA action Debate

8 talking points from the weekend's GAA action

Some of the key areas of debate after a hectic weekend in Gaelic football and hurling.

# congress - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 GAA Congress votes in Hawk-Eye trial, black card and anti-racist stance Through The Motions

GAA Congress votes in Hawk-Eye trial, black card and anti-racist stance

The assembly in Derry have also passed motions to install an advantage rule, but the mark has been rejected again.

# congress - Friday 22 March, 2013

From The42 Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013? Time To Vote This post contains a poll

Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013?

Hawkeye, the mark and the black card are all on the agenda in Derry this weekend.

# congress - Friday 1 March, 2013

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts

Analysts say that the cuts, due to come into force overnight, will take a number of months to take effect and will see growth fall by as much as 0.7 per cent.

# congress - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From The42 Explainer: The key motions to keep an eye on at the 2013 GAA Congress Agenda Setting

Explainer: The key motions to keep an eye on at the 2013 GAA Congress

Stadia for the Rugby World Cup, introducing the mark and removing hurling helmets for the national anthem are some of the motions tabled for next month’s Congress in Derry.

From The42 Wexford GAA star disappointed after racism motion is shot down Racial Abuse

Wexford GAA star disappointed after racism motion is shot down

Dual player Lee Chin has spoken out on the issue in Gaelic Games.

# congress - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators Gun Violence This post contains videos

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators

The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.

# congress - Friday 25 January, 2013

From The42 MacAuley and Walsh offer support of the mark GAA

MacAuley and Walsh offer support of the mark

Two of Gaelic football’s leading midfielders have voiced their opinions on the proposed introduction for a mark in 2014.

# congress - Friday 4 January, 2013

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.

# congress - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter? Let's Get Fiscal This post contains videos

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.