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Politics - Today’s News

Johnson's office denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report
# Abba Party
# Abba Party

Johnson's office denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report

1 hour ago 3,140 Views 2 Comments

Reports have suggested earlier drafts of the senior civil servant’s investigation contained additional details of the so-called ‘Abba party’.

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
# Housing
# Housing

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness

2 hours ago 3,506 Views 0 Comments

The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.

'Staff are being attacked every day': Surge in crime on city street linked to crack-cocaine use
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

'Staff are being attacked every day': Surge in crime on city street linked to crack-cocaine use

8 hours ago 25,005 Views 31 Comments

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will survive Partygate?
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will survive Partygate?

18 hours ago 25,332 Views 26 Comments

Pressure is ratcheting up on the UK prime minister.

Tory rebellion against Boris Johnson grows as senior figure warns of electoral losses
# Partygate
# Partygate

Tory rebellion against Boris Johnson grows as senior figure warns of electoral losses

21 hours ago 14,943 Views 9 Comments

The number of Conservative MPs stating they have no confidence in the UK Prime Minister has mounted since the publication of Sue Gray’s partygate report.

Politics - Friday 27 May, 2022

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says

Fri 11:22 AM 6,311 Views 3 Comments

The Higher Education minister said it’s “absolutely essential” that the number of special education classes in mainstream schools is increased.

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks
# Housing
# Housing

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks

Fri 8:36 AM 13,350 Views 17 Comments

Local property tax data will give an up-to-date picture of vacancy rates in Ireland.

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
# Dentists
# Dentists

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens

Fri 6:30 AM 8,594 Views 19 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.

Politics - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage

Thu 10:09 PM 25,914 Views 40 Comments

‘What I want to do is bring in a living wage, do it as quickly as possible, but not in a way that has unintended consequences,’ the Tánaiste said.

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated Thu 8:39 PM 24,957 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'
# Alpine Summit
# Alpine Summit

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'

Thu 4:41 PM 25,224 Views 17 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were in the Swiss Alpine summit this week.

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker

Thu 4:12 PM 15,119 Views 18 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’
# Richard Neal
# Richard Neal

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’

Updated Thu 2:51 PM 32,695 Views 19 Comments

Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US
# Abortion Ban
# Abortion Ban

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US

Thu 9:49 AM 23,750 Views 54 Comments

Abortion providers have said they will stop performing the procedure as soon as the bill is signed.

Politics - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’

Updated Wed 10:40 PM 42,220 Views 58 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting that passport delays were a serious issue.

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
# Banking
# Banking

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

Wed 7:29 PM 17,269 Views 7 Comments

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken

Wed 7:28 PM 19,054 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about his despair and anger after the most recent school shooting in the USA, in which 19 children were killed.

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
# Swiss Teesh
# Swiss Teesh

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'

Wed 4:38 PM 31,371 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.

Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report

Updated Wed 4:30 PM 41,660 Views 40 Comments

Sue Gray’s official report into the partygate scandal said the ‘senior leadership’ in No 10 must take responsibility.

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
# Housing
# Housing

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers

Updated Wed 3:39 PM 44,490 Views 84 Comments

The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.

Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry
# Perfect Foyle
# Perfect Foyle

Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry

Updated Wed 3:15 PM 43,638 Views 33 Comments
  • Neal angered unionists yesterday by saying that issues around the Protocol were 'manufactured'.
  • Asked about his upcoming meeting with DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson, Neal said they have known each other 'for a long time'.
  • The nine-strong US delegation today visited the Derry Girls mural as well as the city's walls and Peace Bridge.
Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig
# Wig Grant
# Wig Grant

Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig

Wed 2:55 PM 15,753 Views 9 Comments

The government grant will go to people who suffer hair loss due to illness.

Politics - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

Tue 6:27 PM 7,614 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'

Updated Tue 6:13 PM 38,207 Views 27 Comments
  • Donaldson made the comments after Congressman Richard Neal described the Protocol impasse as 'manufactured'.
  • Massachusetts Democrat Neal told reporters today it's 'up to London' to find a solution.
  • Neal is leading a nine-strong US delegation on a fact-finding mission to Europe.
Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply

Updated Tue 5:53 PM 31,261 Views 26 Comments

A Sinn Féin bill this week would require online platforms to only advertise properties that are compliant.

Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
# Delays
# Delays

Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney

Tue 5:35 PM 16,908 Views 18 Comments

Last month, 170,000 passports went out successfully, said Minister Simon Coveney.

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

Tue 4:07 PM 9,466 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

Over 300 jobs to go at PayPal offices in Dundalk and Blanchardstown
# Redundancies
# Redundancies

Over 300 jobs to go at PayPal offices in Dundalk and Blanchardstown

Tue 3:06 PM 38,114 Views 30 Comments

135 jobs in Blanchardstown and 172 jobs in Dundalk will be affected.

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told
# Through The Roof
# Through The Roof

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told

Tue 7:20 AM 21,746 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Home Builders Association will tell TDs that the situation is getting worse on a weekly basis.

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

Tue 12:04 AM 11,974 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops

Politics - Monday 23 May, 2022

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach
# Protocol
# Protocol

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach

Updated Mon 9:17 PM 27,013 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach made the remarks during a press conference with Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine

Mon 11:36 AM 10,583 Views 9 Comments

The Ukrainian president was addressing a gathering of global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns
# Shooting
# Shooting

Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns

Mon 9:38 AM 21,421 Views 6 Comments

Colonel Sayyad Khodai was killed outside his home by assailants on motorcycles.

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

May 23rd 2022, 8:02 AM 18,139 Views 41 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

War in Ukraine pushes number of people forcibly displaced globally to 100 million
# Refugees
# Refugees

War in Ukraine pushes number of people forcibly displaced globally to 100 million

May 23rd 2022, 7:35 AM 11,403 Views 5 Comments

The Russian offensive has turned to a key Donbas city.

Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit
# Labour
# Labour

Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

May 23rd 2022, 7:18 AM 7,607 Views 6 Comments

Votes are still being counted to determine whether Anthony Albanese will control a majority in Parliament.

Politics - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Green Party bill seeks to restrict election posters but govt is pushing it back to next year
# Up The Pole
# Up The Pole

Green Party bill seeks to restrict election posters but govt is pushing it back to next year

May 21st 2022, 6:31 AM 11,006 Views 33 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is establishing an Electoral Commission that will look at the issue.

Politics - Friday 20 May, 2022

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 78,729 Views 65 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
# Up North
# Up North

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'

Updated May 20th 2022, 4:33 PM 63,947 Views 71 Comments
  • Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
  • Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.
Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns
# Hobnobbing
# Hobnobbing

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns

May 20th 2022, 8:36 AM 13,967 Views 26 Comments

The World Economic Forum had an enforced two-year break because of Covid but returns next week.

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