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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system

Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.

Trump's legal team slams impeachment charges as 'brazen and unlawful'

The impeachment trial is set to begin next Tuesday.

Politics - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

Politics - Friday 17 January, 2020

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

Sinn Féin councillor suspended following comments on Varadkar and women

The Dublin councillor was criticised yesterday for comments he made about Varadkar’s heritage.

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain Bong Bong Bong This post contains videos

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

Leo Varadkar 'will consider' attending Drogheda rally against violence if he's 'in the country' and invited

Gardaí are continuing to carry out forensic tests on a home in Rathmullen Park in Drogheda.

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

Politics - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis?

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said Minister Donohoe has met with the firms, Michael McGrath says he was told otherwise – but who is right?

Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised

Leo Varadkar said this evening Paddy Holohan’s apology was “good enough for him”.

Prince Harry makes first public appearance since meeting with Queen

Queen Elizabeth has agreed to Harry and Meghan’s wish to step down from their role as senior royals.

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If you've registered to vote in the past 8 months, you may need to register again

Next Wednesday is the last day you have to register in time for the upcoming election.

'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop

'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop

Adams said the long hair came about because of a bet with Martin Ferris.

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

Garda receives minor injuries after being struck with moving vehicle during farmer protest

The vehicle involved is understood not to have been a tractor. No arrests have been made.

Donald Trump's articles of impeachment to be read out in the Senate today

The impeachment trial will begin next Thursday.

'You called me a liar': Audio of row between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren released

The two appeared to engage in a war of words after a debate on Monday night.

Micheál says he won't use the government jet to fly back home to Cork if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said ministers do need to travel abroad from time-to-time.

Politics - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross

Representatives from the union met with the Minister for Sport today.

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

RTÉ to broadcast Martin/Varadkar showdown but Sinn Féin says its exclusion is 'utter joke'

As well as a Prime Time debate for Martin and Varadkar, another Claire Byrne Live debate will feature leaders of multiple parties.

The Russian government has resigned

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned over a series of constitutional reforms proposed by Vladimir Putin.

Voter.ie to come back online soon after being down for over 18 hours

It’s not known why the site is down, or for how long it will be down for.

Boris Johnson's call to 'bung a bob for Big Ben bong' fails to gather funds

It would cost half a million pounds to make Big Ben ring on 31 January.

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics

Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.

Major traffic disruption expected with hundreds of farmers and tractors set for Dublin protest

Gardaí expect that around 400 tractors could form a blockade in the city centre.

Democratic debate: Warren appears to reject handshake with Sanders after sexism row

Warren had claimed that Sanders told her privately that he did not think a woman could be elected president.

Politics - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has pointed to progress in Brexit and the resolution of the Stormont deadlock in a bid to earn support from the electorate.

Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters

Love them or loathe them, there’ll be no avoiding them over the next three and a half weeks.

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

The general election will be held on 8 February.