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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

No other Bills to be published as Brexit legislation to clog up Dáil until March

The Brexit omnibus Bill is to be discussed at Cabinet today.

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'

Due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.

'She's in office, but not in power': What could happen if Theresa May's Brexit deal fails?

An extension to Article 50, a change of leadership, a no-deal Brexit… or another referendum? Here’s what could happen.

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Politics - Monday 14 January, 2019

Bob Geldof says Brexit comes from 'a dangerous political ideology called nationalism' Adopted Home This post contains videos

Bob Geldof says Brexit comes from 'a dangerous political ideology called nationalism'

The Irish rocker says he “can’t stand nationalism”.

Trump denies ever working for Russia, says 'it's all a big fat hoax'

Trump’s angry comments sought to bat down a mounting controversy over his alleged ties to the Kremlin.

'Give this deal a second look': May in last-ditch attempt to change minds ahead of crucial Brexit vote

There’s only one day to go before the crucial vote in the House of Commons.

China-Canada row deepens as Beijing sentences Canadian drug trafficker to death Diplomatic Rift This post contains videos

China-Canada row deepens as Beijing sentences Canadian drug trafficker to death

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg declared his innocence throughout a retrial.

What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat

Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.

Varadkar says bumper day of elections and referendums will be among 'busiest days in Irish politics'

The Taoiseach says 24 May will feature a range of different votes.

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has said she wants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas.

Government whip resigns over the backstop on the eve of the Brexit vote

“I cannot, in all good conscience, support a deal that would be detrimental to our nation’s interests,” the MP said.

Steve Coogan doesn't think the 'looming disaster' of Brexit will actually happen

The British comedian and actor has campaigned against Britain’s exit from the EU.

Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds

The US assault on Isis in Syria has been spearheaded on the ground by Kurdish fighters.

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

Politics - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails?

Warning: this article contains a lot of ifs and buts.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'The wall won't get built': Republicans warn Donald Trump against state of emergency over border wall

The move signals doubts about the controversial wall within the president’s party.

Nicola Sturgeon refers herself to ministerial watchdog over talks with Alex Salmond

Salmond resigned from the SNP last year after sexual harassment allegations, which he denies, were made public.

Obama protégé Julian Castro joins 2020 US presidential race

“Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation,” Castro told supporters.

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election Mayday This post contains videos

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election

The House of Commons is set to vote on the deal on Tuesday.

Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about?

A ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sticker, an argument over the meaning of “forthwith” and fiery exchanges all make for an entertaining incident.

Poll: Are you worried about a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a no-deal Brexit?

Contingency plans are being made in the event of such a scenario.

Sitdown Sunday: Who really does the housework at home?

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

Politics - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Pro-Brexit protester arrested in relation to incident which saw British MP branded a 'fascist'

Anna Soubry was heckled as she entered Parliament on Monday.

Sacking of James Comey led FBI to open inquiry into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia - report

The investigation was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

War veteran Tulsi Gabbard to run for US presidency

Her announcement comes ahead of what is expected to be a wave of high-profile candidates throwing their hats in the ring.

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Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

US shutdown: Unpaid workers forced to take out loans and sign up for benefits

No end in sight as federal workers prepare for fourth week of US government shutdown.

Planes, trucks, automobiles ... and Brexit: Here's why the UK has been focusing on transport plans

Here’s all the news about transport woes that came out in the weeks leading up to the Brexit deal vote.

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

'Not worthy of celebration': As Sinn Féin celebrates first Dáil, it's adamant it won't take part in Expo 100

Expo 100 is a celebration of one hundred years of Northern Ireland that will be held in 2021.

Politics - Friday 11 January, 2019

'She broke free and came home': UK minister says Lassie holds a Brexit lesson

Jeremy Hunt was responding to questions from a Labour MP who compared Brexit no-deal preparations to The Invisible Chain.

State to appeal High Court ruling on Graham Dwyer's phone data

The ruling last month forms part of Dwyer’s bid to overturn his conviction.

Poll: Do you think MPs will back Theresa May's Brexit deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think MPs will back Theresa May's Brexit deal?

A crucial House of Commons vote is taking place on Tuesday.

13-year-old girl who went missing after parents were killed in October found alive hour from her home

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located.

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