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# congress - Saturday 23 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 23rd 2013, 4:20 PM 13,006 Views 54 Comments

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

Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013?
# Time To Vote
From The42
# Time To Vote

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

Mar 22nd 2013, 9:30 AM 1,451 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sequester
# Sequester

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

Mar 1st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,136 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2013, 6:04 PM 6,106 Views 31 Comments

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.

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

Wexford GAA star disappointed after racism motion is shot down

Feb 27th 2013, 7:20 AM 10,367 Views 57 Comments

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
# Gun Violence

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

Jan 31st 2013, 10:26 AM 3,251 Views 4 Comments

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

MacAuley and Walsh offer support of the mark
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

MacAuley and Walsh offer support of the mark

Jan 25th 2013, 11:39 AM 1,164 Views 0 Comments

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
# United States
# United States

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Jan 4th 2013, 8:06 AM 2,494 Views 3 Comments

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
# Let's Get Fiscal

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

Dec 27th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,685 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

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

Dec 27th 2012, 9:21 AM 4,058 Views 15 Comments

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.

# congress - Thursday 15 November, 2012

BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
# Oil Spill
# Oil Spill

BP agrees €3.52 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Nov 15th 2012, 6:09 PM 3,405 Views 9 Comments

The settlement includes about €1 billion in criminal fines – the biggest criminal penalty in US history.

# congress - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
# US
# US

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports

Nov 14th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,281 Views 9 Comments

David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.

# congress - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

Nov 8th 2012, 1:30 PM 19 Views 33 Comments

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

Nov 8th 2012, 8:05 AM 4,667 Views 13 Comments

The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.

# congress - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives
# Elections 2012
# Elections 2012

Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives

Nov 7th 2012, 2:28 AM 3,139 Views 3 Comments

John Boehner will remain as the Speaker, as the Republicans are set to keep a clear majority in the 438-member House.

# congress - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika
# Troika
# Troika

SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika

Oct 24th 2012, 10:49 AM 4,299 Views 31 Comments

He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.

# congress - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU
# RWC2023
From The42
# RWC2023

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU

Aug 25th 2012, 8:20 AM 4,948 Views 42 Comments

With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.

# congress - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race
# Legitimate Rape
# Legitimate Rape

Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:38 AM 2,662 Views 17 Comments

The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.

# congress - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China

Jul 15th 2012, 12:13 PM 10,255 Views 13 Comments

“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.

# congress - Friday 8 June, 2012

Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'
# Economy
# Economy

Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'

Jun 8th 2012, 8:58 PM 4,806 Views 19 Comments

The US president used a White House press conference to urge Greece to remain in the eurozone and have a pop at his country’s congress while he was at it.

# congress - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman
# PIZZA SLICE
From The Daily Edge
# PIZZA SLICE

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

May 24th 2012, 8:45 PM 6,870 Views 51 Comments

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

# congress - Friday 4 May, 2012

Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress
# IEC2012
# IEC2012

Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress

May 4th 2012, 3:28 PM 2,338 Views 19 Comments

A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.

# congress - Monday 9 April, 2012

Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement

Apr 9th 2012, 8:21 PM 7,009 Views 206 Comments

INTO president Noreen Flynn made the comment at the union’s congress in Killarney today. She said that the Croke Park Agreement “has delivered so far”.

# congress - Monday 13 February, 2012

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget
# US
# US

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget

Feb 13th 2012, 7:36 PM 3,076 Views 14 Comments

The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.

# congress - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address
# SOTU
# SOTU

Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address

Jan 25th 2012, 1:55 AM 1,064 Views 11 Comments

The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.

# congress - Monday 23 January, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords steps down from Congress
# Gabrielle Giffords
# Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords steps down from Congress

Jan 23rd 2012, 3:34 PM 1,987 Views 3 Comments

The Congresswoman, who was injured during a shooting last year, released a video in which she thanked those who supported her.

# congress - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation
# Offline
# Offline

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Jan 18th 2012, 7:46 AM 3,885 Views 36 Comments

Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.

# congress - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit

Dec 8th 2011, 5:21 PM 2,712 Views 37 Comments

Speaking at an EPP congress in Marseille, Kenny wants Europe to use the treaty it has – and Sarkozy demands a new one.

# congress - Saturday 19 November, 2011

US budget woes could threaten European missile defence plans
# Defence
# Defence

US budget woes could threaten European missile defence plans

Nov 19th 2011, 2:54 PM 1,332 Views 10 Comments

A slice of the US defence budget is expected to be cut following a breakdown in talks in the US.

# congress - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Joe the Plumber wants to be a Congressman
# Joe The Plumber
From The Daily Edge
# Joe The Plumber

Joe the Plumber wants to be a Congressman

Oct 12th 2011, 3:36 PM 526 Views 7 Comments

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who became a conservative hero during the 2008 US presidential election, has filed papers to run for a seat in Congress.

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill
# US Jobs
# US Jobs

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill

Oct 12th 2011, 3:25 PM 351 Views 12 Comments

The demise of Obama’s jobs package was expected, despite his campaign-style efforts to swing the public behind it.

# congress - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans
# Weiner-fail
# Weiner-fail

Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans

Sep 14th 2011, 1:56 PM 198 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Weiner was forced to step down in June following a Twitter sex scandal. His seat had been held by Democrats since the 1920s.

# congress - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling
# US Debt
# US Debt

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling

Aug 2nd 2011, 6:43 PM 155 Views 2 Comments

The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Aug 2nd 2011, 8:27 AM 2,345 Views 3 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal

Aug 2nd 2011, 7:05 AM 669 Views 0 Comments

The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.

# congress - Monday 1 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 1st 2011, 8:28 AM 2,828 Views 27 Comments

In today’s 9 at 9: The latest on Davis Norris’ Áras bid; a debt deal in the US; the Ministers and the bus lanes; and what the recession is doing to our sex lives.

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default
# US Debt
# US Debt

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default

Aug 1st 2011, 6:55 AM 479 Views 7 Comments

But not everyone’s happy including the president.

# congress - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Jul 30th 2011, 10:29 AM 376 Views 7 Comments

Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.

# congress - Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

Jul 18th 2011, 5:39 PM 380 Views 3 Comments

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

# congress - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Union calls for national mortgage strikes
# Strike
# Strike

Union calls for national mortgage strikes

Jul 6th 2011, 10:46 AM 1,067 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has proposed the motion at the conference run by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions today.