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Politics

Yesterday
16th April 2024
Harris finds it 'a little hard to hear' Israeli ambassador talking about Ireland being on the 'wrong side'
Sunak's plan for smoking ban for those born after 2009 passes first hurdle in Commons
Abortion dominates Harris' first stint at Leaders' Questions amid calls to scrap 3-day wait
It's official: There won't be a patent referendum in June as Burke says 'more time is needed'
Government to increase sentences for crimes involving knives
Creating sexually explicit 'deepfakes' without consent to become a criminal offence in the UK
Politicians urged to 'get the bill done' ahead of Dáil debate on auto-enrolment pension scheme
Ireland to increase number of peacekeepers deployed to south Lebanon to beef up security
Here's what people's housing situation tells us about how they will vote
Fine Gael’s popularity lies with homeowners, while 50% of those in council rented accommodation back Sinn Féin.
Cabinet to sign off on one-year lease extension for Citywest accommodation centre
This week
14th April 2024 - 17th April 2024
Israel military chief says it will 'respond' to missile strikes by Iran despite calls for de-escalation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his war cabinet tonight to discuss possible reactions, local media said.
Iran's UN Ambassador has insisted the Islamic republic was exercising its "inherent right to self-defense".
Israel's army today said that those killed in the Damascus strike had engaged in "terrorism against Israel".
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said earlier that the situation in the Middle East must be de-escalated.
Harris and RSA commit to returning average wait time for driving tests to 10 weeks
Peter Burke's first big test as minister? Fighting off patent referendum postponement, says FF senator
Taoiseach says he’s 'of a generation more familiar' with Berlin and Paris than Belfast or Derry
FF Budget promises: More energy credits and a €10 child benefit boost
Last week
7th April 2024 - 13th April 2024
'Substantial income tax package' promised for autumn's Budget, McGrath promises
Nearly 40k houses will be built this year, says O'Brien playing down Harris’ target to build 50k
Bertie Ahern says election should be in mid-June and gives his top tip to Simon Harris
Fines social media companies will get for breach of care will be 'significant, Foley says
Government to bring forward proposals for a dedicated transport police, says Martin
Bring an end to tent encampments and deport asylum seekers that commit crime - FF migration report
After weeks of the Fine Gael show, FF moves back into the spotlight with party's Ard Fheis
European elections: Voters sceptical about an EU army and whether Ireland should participate
A new The Journal/Ireland Thinks poll also found that immigration is seen as the priority issue in the European elections.
Questions over EU military cooperation have long been a source of debate in the bloc.
Half of poll respondents were opposed to an EU army, with just over a third in favour.
Supporters of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Greens and Labour were in favour of Ireland's participation in an EU army.
Recognition of Palestine by EU countries 'much closer', Harris says after meeting with Spanish PM
Pedro Sanchez has previously said his country plans to extend recognition to the Palestinians by July.
Government to scrap Green Paper on disability reform following backlash from activists
Biden expecting Iran to attack Israel but warns it won't 'succeed', as IDF pounds Gaza
Michael Collins TD proposes 'chemical castration' of rapists and defends guns for self-defence
Independent Ireland candidate Ciaran Mullooly told The Journal: ‘The views quoted in Hot Press are Michael Collins’ own personal views. They are not mine.’
Health Minister ‘fully expects’ long-delayed children’s hospital to be completed this year
FF says it will not invite Israeli or Russian ambassador to party Ard Fheis this weekend
Government to consider scrapping upcoming referendum on United Patent Court
'Highly likely' more EU states will recognise Palestine, Harris says after von der Leyen meeting
Harris says Ireland will comply fully with Migration Pact, including setting up reception centres
The European Parliament yesterday voted to adopt the Migration and Asylum Pact yesterday.
Debunked: Nazis falsely identified as members of Ursula von der Leyen’s family
Israel criticises Harris for not mentioning hostages during his inaugural Dáil speech
Gaeltacht junior ministry given to Fianna Fáil amid claims offer made to outgoing Fine Gael TD
Russia fires 40 missiles, 40 drones at Ukraine overnight
Iran 'threatening to launch significant attack on Israel', says Biden
Japanese astronaut to be first non-American to set foot on Moon
Simon Harris to meet Ursula von der Leyen today with Palestine 'high on the agenda'
Simon Harris's leadership makes 15% of voters less likely to vote for Fine Gael - poll
The results do not bode well for Taoiseach Simon Harris in his first week in office.
The biggest loss of support was visible among the 18-34-year-old age group.
Today's The Journal/Ireland Thinks poll also took a look at the popularity of the parties and asked voters which election is more important to them - the EU elections or the local elections.
This latest poll also shows a slide in support for Sinn Féin, with the party down to 23% from 26% in February.