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Politics - Today’s News

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Watch live: US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash Ukraine This post contains videos

Watch live: US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him' Party Like It's 2016 This post contains videos

Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him'

Clinton made the comment in a documentary that’s due to air in March.

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

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'It's not a normal party': Leo Varadkar rules out post-election coalition with Sinn Féin

The taoiseach said that it was a ‘principled’ position.

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

Poll: Should Mary Lou be allowed partake in RTÉ and Virgin Media's party leader debates? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Mary Lou be allowed partake in RTÉ and Virgin Media's party leader debates?

Sinn Féin has complained about the party’s exclusion from two debates.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today

The US President will be at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland when his trial begins.

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins

Election candidates can find themselves at the mercy of the news cycle but they shouldn’t be blindsided by issues known to Joe Duffy and their canvassers, writes Lise Hand in her first column for TheJournal.ie.

The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?

The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.

Politics - Monday 20 January, 2020

Opinion poll: Just four points between three parties as FF tops, FG drops and SF climbs

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll surveyed voters last week as the election was called.

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown

Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.

'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally

The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin

The award was given to mark 40 years of investment by the tech company in Ireland.

Poll: Should Ireland's next government introduce a wealth tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's next government introduce a wealth tax?

It’s been suggested that measure could bring in huge revenues for the Irish economy.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Gardaí investigating after brick thrown through FG Cork candidate's office window

Tánaiste Simon Coveney called the incident “a kind of thuggery” that “should not be part of elections or politics”.

Aontú launches its election campaign today... but the party is relying on 'grassroots' to fund it

Leader Peadar Tóibín has said the country can “do better than Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael”.

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

Politics - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system

Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.

Trump's legal team slams impeachment charges as 'brazen and unlawful'

The impeachment trial is set to begin next Tuesday.

Politics - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

Politics - Friday 17 January, 2020

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

Sinn Féin councillor suspended following comments on Varadkar and women

The Dublin councillor was criticised yesterday for comments he made about Varadkar’s heritage.

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain Bong Bong Bong This post contains videos

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

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