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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

US govt shutdown: Trump offers Democrats deal on immigration in exchange for wall money

The announcement comes as amid the longest-running US government shutdown in history.

Quiz: Did people really say these things about Brexit?

There’s been quite a few ridiculous things said by politicians about Brexit, but how well can you remember them?

Thousands take to streets of US for Women's March amid government shutdown

Many wore pink “pussy” hats to protest Trump’s demeaning comments about women.

French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests

In Paris, several thousand people marched peacefully through the Left Bank in freezing temperatures.

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'It's impossible to completely predict what might be in short supply and what might be in ridiculous oversupply'

The price of staples like flour, milk and eggs would surge in the event of a hard Brexit.

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Leo Varadkar will meet with opposition leaders next Tuesday.

National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport

Calls have been made for the introduction of the service after a 24-hour service commenced in Cork last week.

A look inside the angry, fractured world of Ireland's 'yellow vests'

The movement – inspired by the French gilets jaunes – has had a shaky start.

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Politics - Friday 18 January, 2019

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Theresa May over the telephone that a no-deal Brexit would mean a unity referendum in Ireland.

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

Trump cancels White House trip to Davos amid longest-ever government shutdown

He also stopped Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi from going to Afghanistan.

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Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left

Ordinary working-class people are being silenced by left-wing commentators, because of their lack of regard for modern liberal terminology, writes Conor Kenny.

Ulster Bank initiates High Court action against Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan

The bank has has launched court proceedings against the Fine Gael TD and her brother.

Politics - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis

Earlier Ruth Coppinger told the Dáil that two doctors confirmed it was a fatal foetal abnormality, but the board refused the abortion.

Trump fires back at Pelosi, denies her aircraft for planned trip abroad

In a letter to Pelosi, Trump said that due to the shutdown a trip to Egypt, Brussels and Afghanistan would be delayed.

Jeremy Corbyn warns his MPs 'not to engage' with May's government until no-deal Brexit ruled out

Meanwhile, a UK government timeline has estimated that a second Brexit referendum would take over a year to organise.

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

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Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme

Serious crimes – including one reported case of rape – were not pursued by the force.

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February

The examination of claims by a prison officer was ordered by the Justice Minister in November.

Veteran MEP Brian Crowley confirms he won't be contesting European Election

Due to ill-health, Crowley has missed the entire current European Parliament session.

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises

Nurses are set to go on strike this month and next in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

Politics - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Theresa May meets other party leaders and reaffirms her 'duty to deliver Brexit'

May spoke from Downing Street after her government survived a vote of no confidence.

Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row

A total of 151 lawmakers supported Alexis Tsipras’ government out of 299 present.

Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown

There was no sign early today of a breakthrough in the showdown between Trump and Democrats in Congress.

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay

Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.

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Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

Pelosi tells Trump that his State of the Union should be postponed for safety reasons

Pelosi says that the shutdown has meant that the Secret Service cannot plan properly.

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns

The final project cost is €1.4 billion – €450 million higher than the 2017 figure.

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border

Varadkar says government “profoundly regrets” Westminster’s rejection of the Brexit deal.

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote

The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.

'Brextinct' and 'historic humiliation': UK papers lambast May after huge defeat

Criticism of the prime minister was scathing ahead of the confidence vote today.

'No deal? No problem': A street-side view of Britain's great Brexit battle

“If this was 500 years ago, there’d be a civil war and we’d be stabbing each other with spikes!” one Leave voter said.

FactCheck: Does this tweet show the decline of the 'ethnic Irish' population from 2040 onward?

It’s been claimed that Project Ireland 2040 will lead to a decline in Ireland’s native population – but is this true?

Politics - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit

A Government statement said it regretted the outcome of tonight’s House of Commons vote.

As it happened: Thumping defeat for Theresa May as she loses Brexit vote by 230

May’s bid was defeated by a margin of 202 to 432.

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