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Politics - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
# Not So United
# Not So United

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’

Jun 23rd 2022, 7:26 PM 23,927 Views 30 Comments

The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.

AG consulted on emergency law to provide more school places for children with special needs
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

AG consulted on emergency law to provide more school places for children with special needs

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:30 PM 5,914 Views 5 Comments

The Government has faced criticism from parents and advocates about the difficulty in finding class places for children with additional needs.

The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:10 PM 13,998 Views 40 Comments

The minimum number of TDs will be 171, with some believing it could rise to 178.

Russian army expands grip on eastern Ukraine in move to cut supply lines
# Luhansk
# Luhansk

Russian army expands grip on eastern Ukraine in move to cut supply lines

Jun 23rd 2022, 2:54 PM 7,529 Views 13 Comments

Russian forces have taken control of the villages of Loskutivka and Rai-Oleksandrivka.

France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says
# Exclusive Economic Zone
# Exclusive Economic Zone

France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says

Jun 23rd 2022, 1:33 PM 15,843 Views 19 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney spoke about the change of plan in the Dáil today.

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
# Vacant Property Tax
# Vacant Property Tax

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years

Jun 23rd 2022, 1:27 PM 21,734 Views 27 Comments

Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.

European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect
# Eu Candidacy
# Eu Candidacy

European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect

Jun 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 11,912 Views 10 Comments

The Journal will be reporting at the EU Council over the next two days to bring you the latest from the discussions.

Politics - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

EU plan to buy gas from Israel heavily criticised by Green MEP
# Grace O'sullivan
# Grace O'sullivan

EU plan to buy gas from Israel heavily criticised by Green MEP

Jun 22nd 2022, 6:29 PM 26,831 Views 55 Comments

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan previously was refused permission to visit Gaza with a delegation of other MEPs.

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services

Jun 22nd 2022, 6:14 PM 9,414 Views 3 Comments

The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.

There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees Ireland takes in, says minister
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees Ireland takes in, says minister

Jun 22nd 2022, 4:07 PM 21,197 Views 0 Comments

There were heated exchanges between Independent TD Carol Nolan and the housing minister over the issue of immigration.

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol
# Eu-uk Relations
# Eu-uk Relations

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:53 PM 6,269 Views 5 Comments

Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.

Housing minister says 'scourge' of vacant sites across Ireland is underutilised
# Underutilised
# Underutilised

Housing minister says 'scourge' of vacant sites across Ireland is underutilised

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:50 PM 15,848 Views 36 Comments

O’Brien said that he had written to the Archbishop of Dublin about buying unused church land.

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
# Late Night Luas
# Late Night Luas

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister

Jun 22nd 2022, 1:41 PM 13,872 Views 25 Comments

Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.

Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect
# Russia
# Russia

Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect

Jun 22nd 2022, 10:16 AM 27,466 Views 40 Comments

However, the Tánaiste said he doesn’t think the plans will need to be implemented.

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'

Updated Jun 22nd 2022, 9:00 AM 45,357 Views 108 Comments

The public servants due to have their pay restored include medical consultants, members of the judiciary and some CEOs.

Politics - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital
# Meath
# Meath

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 7:58 PM 29,966 Views 36 Comments

A Government countermotion has been tabled as health and justice minister seek clarity from HSE.

Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays
# DAA
# DAA

Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays

Jun 21st 2022, 7:51 PM 21,046 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach says the delays at Dublin Airport has not caused damage to Irish tourism.

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays

Jun 21st 2022, 6:47 PM 22,781 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said it must be very distressing for the mother and her four children who did not make their flight today.

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget

Jun 21st 2022, 6:26 PM 33,487 Views 44 Comments

Taoiseach said renters “will be considered” in October’s budget.

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 5:13 PM 25,073 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said that energy rationing could “be a reality”.

Work underway to allow private sector workers to receive tax-free bonuses of up to €1,000
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Work underway to allow private sector workers to receive tax-free bonuses of up to €1,000

Jun 21st 2022, 2:50 PM 36,970 Views 35 Comments

Tánaiste confirmed to The Journal that the finance minister is working on the Budget proposal.

Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising
# Abortion
# Abortion

Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising

Jun 21st 2022, 1:52 PM 26,309 Views 55 Comments

Figures show that 206 women and girls with addresses in the Republic of Ireland sought abortion care.

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family

Jun 21st 2022, 6:30 AM 8,980 Views 18 Comments

After the EU Commission green lit candidate status las week, two EEP members don’t want any hold-ups as EU leaders as part of the EU Council on Thursday.

Politics - Monday 20 June, 2022

Varadkar: 'I'm entitled to a due process and the presumption of innocence over guilt'
# Dáil Row
# Dáil Row

Varadkar: 'I'm entitled to a due process and the presumption of innocence over guilt'

Jun 20th 2022, 7:46 PM 44,305 Views 0 Comments

A senator said conversations that took place in the Dáil last week about arrests and prosecutions were ‘very stigmatising’.

French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight
# Cork
# Cork

French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 5:26 PM 48,243 Views 50 Comments

Minister Coveney has said his department is in contact with French authorities.

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 26,076 Views 46 Comments

Martin warned that the toughest period in this crisis could be wintertime.

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
# Register
# Register

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years

Jun 20th 2022, 9:30 AM 4,286 Views 3 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.

Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president
# Colombia
# Colombia

Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president

Jun 20th 2022, 8:51 AM 11,089 Views 9 Comments

The 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota defeated millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in a tense and unpredictable election.

Politics - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'

Jun 19th 2022, 1:41 PM 26,735 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comment follow several cost of living protests yesterday.

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
# Taxi Shortage
# Taxi Shortage

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show

Jun 19th 2022, 9:46 AM 17,139 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way

Jun 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,879 Views 21 Comments

The proposal would see Ireland retain its 13 MEP seats – but also vote for MEPs in a new pan-European constituency.

Visits to Nordic countries part of a strategic plan to grow Ireland's links with Scandinavia
# Northern Exposure
# Northern Exposure

Visits to Nordic countries part of a strategic plan to grow Ireland's links with Scandinavia

Jun 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,930 Views 29 Comments

Visits by the Taoiseach and others are all part of a plan to align Ireland with the countries.

Politics - Saturday 18 June, 2022

Flats dubbed 'poor quality architecture' defended by senator in submission against LED billboard
# Kevin Street Lower
# Kevin Street Lower

Flats dubbed 'poor quality architecture' defended by senator in submission against LED billboard

Jun 18th 2022, 8:00 PM 36,257 Views 17 Comments

The digital display would have an ‘adverse impact’ on residents, Dublin City Council said.

Cost-of-living protests underway across Ireland
# Barely Getting By
# Barely Getting By

Cost-of-living protests underway across Ireland

Updated Jun 18th 2022, 3:59 PM 72,326 Views 207 Comments

A variety of unions and opposition parties are calling on the government to bring forward a ‘mini-budget’.

On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan
# Cardiac Care
# Cardiac Care

On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan

Jun 18th 2022, 12:10 AM 18,269 Views 10 Comments
  • Out-of-hours GPs raise serious concerns about unnecessary delays for stroke or cardiac patients, reports Christina Finn
  • NEDOC says no negotiations have taken place with the HSE over their involvement in pre-hospital assessments.
  • Meath TDs are extremely annoyed that the HSE did not consult with GPs in the area.

Politics - Friday 17 June, 2022

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator
# Dail Spat
# Dail Spat

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator

Jun 17th 2022, 3:36 PM 62,973 Views 116 Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane said words said in the Dáil can target and impact communities.

Politics - Thursday 16 June, 2022

In bitter Dáil exchanges, Leo Varadkar says Pearse Doherty 'abused and mistreated' a garda
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

In bitter Dáil exchanges, Leo Varadkar says Pearse Doherty 'abused and mistreated' a garda

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 6:08 PM 58,953 Views 0 Comments

An Tánaiste accused the Sinn Féin TD of a “cheap shot” during Leaders’ Questions.

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 3:04 PM 31,920 Views 97 Comments

As things stand, the Tánaiste said the plan is still to wait until budget day in October.

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
# Taxi
# Taxi

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste

Jun 16th 2022, 1:35 PM 20,145 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.

Inflation to increase National Children’s Hospital costs by €51 million
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

Inflation to increase National Children’s Hospital costs by €51 million

Jun 16th 2022, 12:47 PM 13,444 Views 35 Comments

Members of the board of the Children’s Hospital appeared before the Public Accounts Committee today.