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Politics - Yesterday’s News


Politics - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: In Colombia indigenous protests follow communities being displaced and leaders murdered

Thousands of indigenous people have attended a minga -a collective action for the common good – in defence of life, writes Kieran Duffy.

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Saturday morning.

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

Politics - Friday 19 April, 2019

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London

Emma DeSouza is challenging the Home Office’s argument that British immigration law supersedes the Good Friday Agreement.

Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election

Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine.

John Delaney told Ross of 'valuable project' losing funding and threats to underage football over Brexit

While still CEO, Delaney asked the government to bear this in mind during its negotiations with the EU and UK.

'They must be brought to justice': Leaders of NI parties issue joint statement condemning killing of Lyra McKee

In a rare unified statement, the six leaders said the attack was also an attack on the members of the Derry community.


The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Friday morning.

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'

An Oireachtas committee yesterday heard legislation is needed to ensure banks cannot sell mortgages to vulture funds without a customer’s consent.

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

In an interview with this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

Politics - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office

Tóibín left the party in November but his office remains beside other Sinn Féin TDs .

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Thursday morning.


Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries

Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.

Politics - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.

Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak

She repeated that a US-US trade deal is off the table post-Brexit if the Good Friday Accord is compromised.

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people

Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list.

Poll: Should the introduction of new short-term letting laws to regulate Airbnb be postponed? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the introduction of new short-term letting laws to regulate Airbnb be postponed?

New laws regulating companies such as Airbnb come into effect from 1 July.


The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Airbnb is urging hosts to contact politicians to ask for a 'grace period' in new laws

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has asked politicians not to take heed to representations made to them calling for a delay.

Politics - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust'

Quinn met with politicians and members of the local football groups in Leinster House today.

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

John Delaney 'is still on the payroll' of FAI - Sport Ireland CEO

John Treacy said it is his understanding that Delaney has stepped aside from the association.

'Don’t even think about it': Pelosi warns UK that US trade deal is non-runner if Good Friday Agreement is threatened

“The Good Friday accord ended 700-years of conflict,” she told the London School of Economics last night.


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Auditors report FAI for breaking company law

The public body issued a statement this afternoon.

Taoiseach says he won't ask the US to choose between the UK and Ireland as he welcomes Pelosi to Dublin

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will address the Dáil this week.

Shane Ross and Sport Ireland to appear before committee over FAI today

Last week, the FAI appeared before the committee.

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future

In a wide-ranging interview with, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.

Politics - Monday 15 April, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'

In an interview with this evening, the Taoiseach stopped short of stating there should be a clear out of the entire Board

Does the man who coined the word Brexit regret it? ‘I wouldn't have if I had copyrighted it’

“Brexit could become a word like ‘Versailles’ – as shorthand for self-inflicted defeat.”

Politics - Sunday 14 April, 2019

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it

There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdose than road traffic accidents and many of these deaths are preventable, writes senator Lynn Ruane.

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum

In the op-ed in the Irish Times, they describe Brexit as ” the most serious threat to peace in the North and to the union in our lifetime”.

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

Labour and Tories have 'fair bit in common' over future customs rules, says Lidington

Minister David Lidington said that talks between the Tories and Labour would continue next week but wouldn’t go on for months.

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