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Politics - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'Lack of transparency to Irish women was entirely unacceptable': Report finds smear tests were sent to 16 labs

Dr Gabriel Scally’s latest report is the just the latest review into the CervicalCheck scandal.

Renua's leader quits the party, leaving it with no elected representatives

Councillor John Leahy said the party needs “a different direction”.

Politics - Monday 10 June, 2019

The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May The Next PM This post contains videos

The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May

Nominations closed at 5pm today.

Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland

Coveney said that it was important to “take the heat” out of the discussion around the disputed island.

Ban on Botox for under-18s to be considered as companies 'exploit' young people

Minister for Health Simon Harris says there’s “a desire by young men and women to be perfect, driven by social media”.

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

Politics - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance?

The Government deserves credit for successfully handling what was inevitably going to be a tricky situation, writes Larry Donnelly.

Demonstrators clash with police after more than a million people turn out for Hong Kong protests

People took to the streets en masse to protest a new law that would allow extradition to China from Hong Kong.

Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

The Irish government has repeatedly stated the withdrawal agreement would not be reopened.

Kilkenny County Council votes to keep public and media out of policy meetings

The decision to hold these meetings in private is at the discretion of each local authority.

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

The writer behind Cold War spy series Deutschland '83 on why it's important never to forget your history

Anna Winger spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of her appearance at the Dalkey Book Festival.

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

Politics - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Jared Diamond: 'It would be imprudent for Ireland to give itself over to self-pity and hatred from the past'

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Jared Diamond talks about how countries recover – or don’t – from massive crises.

Head of Scottish fishing group says Ireland would be 'unwise' to pick fight over Rockall

The Irish government said yesterday it rejected Scotland’s warnings of “enforcement action” against Irish fishing vessels.

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

From the Garden: There are very few commercial growers left but you can buy direct from some of them

As consumers we have to vote with our wallets, eating in season and buying Irish, writes Michael Kelly.

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia

The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely

Theresa May officially stepped down on Friday – but she can only move away when a replacement is found. Who is most likely to take up the role?

Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal

Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.

'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws

The Minister for Transport has also received correspondence praising his approach in recent months.

Politics - Friday 7 June, 2019

Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

McAuliffe becomes the 350th Lord Mayor of the city.

Theresa May has officially resigned as Conservative leader - triggering race for No 10

Until a party leader is chosen, May will remain Prime Minister.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Irish teacher killed in Dubai bus crash, Katie Taylor welcomed home in Bray and government rejects threat of action by Scotland over Rockall – here’s what made the headlines today.

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

What's next for Theresa May? Top-dollar speeches or a Brexit book (most likely)

It’s Theresa May’s last day at the helm of the Conservative Party.

Politics - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'He's stupid, arrogant and vulgar': Thousands attend march against Trump visit in Dublin city centre

Various groups taking exception to the US President have turned out in force at Parnell Square.

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

Were you happy with how the government handled Donald Trump's visit? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Were you happy with how the government handled Donald Trump's visit?

There were pro- and anti-Trump demonstrations waiting for Trump when he landed – so how did Leo&Co handle the whole affair?

Minimal pomp, no harps on the tarmac: Government can breathe easy after Shannon balancing act

The greeting went fine – but the Shannon events had the air of a box-ticking exercise.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Trump flies to France for D-Day, the benefits of carbon tax, and Pete Taylor takes legal action against the Garda Commissioner.

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day

D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.

Opinion: Only the person themselves can decide if they are a 'disabled person' or 'person with a disability'

You might roll your eyes at yet another millennial taking issue over the order in which we put the words – but labels matter, writes Brigid O’Dea.

Politics - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

As it happened: US President Donald Trump arrives in Ireland for first night of official visit

The Taoiseach welcomed the US President on the tarmac this afternoon – stay with us for all the latest updates.

Tory party tweaks rules to slim down leadership race as contenders prepare for TV debate

Channel 4 will host a TV debate on 16 June.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament

We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .