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Politics - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes

On the 20th count, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party; and Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael joined Seán Kelly, Fine Gael; Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil; and Mick Wallace, Independents 4 Change.

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Trump again says Meghan Markle was 'nasty to him' and he 'totally listened' to Prince Charles about climate change

Piers Morgan interviewed the US President on Good Morning Britain today.

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do

Farming needs to become sustainable to survive and most farmers don’t want to damage the natural world, writes Ray Foley.

Politics - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Over half of Change UK's 11 MPs have resigned, weeks after the party formed on an anti-Brexit platform

The party was created by disillusioned MPs from the Conservative and Labour parties.

'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'

Here’s what we learned after taking a dive into Healy-Rae history.

Líadh Ní Riada eliminated as Sinn Féin withdraws request for recount in Ireland South constituency

Some 756,000 ballot papers were expected to be recounted, before the party withdrew its request.

Nigel Farage says Donald Trump 'is loving his trip' after the pair meet in London

Trump is due to fly to Ireland tomorrow.

'A negative force': Trump says he turned down a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn

Trump made his comments during a joint press conference this afternoon with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Poll: Was Varadkar right to have met with Obama on his US St Patrick's Day visit?

The Irish Times has reported that Varadkar met with Obama during his US St Patrick’s Day visit in March.

Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry

Major players in fashion and media are turning their backs on this dying, cruel trade – it is time that we did too, writes John Carmody.

Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals

Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.

Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese

The ruling was made by the Commissioner for Environmental Information last week.

Politics - Monday 3 June, 2019

'The public has a right to know': Is Ireland's Freedom of Information Act facing an existential crisis?

Court rulings and a lack of resources could be undermining Ireland’s transparency laws.

Quiz: How much do you know about US presidential visits to Ireland?

Donald Trump will be the 8th sitting president to visit Ireland when he touches down next week.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Donald Trump spent the day with Queen Elizabeth, and Archbishop Martin hit out at Dublin’s drug cartels.

Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services

He said that religious services would no longer be used to “glorify” Dublin drug cartels’ images.

13 killed as sit-in is broken up outside army headquarters in Sudan

There were multiple reports of the military using force to disperse the sit-in in front of army headquarters, where protesters have been camped out for weeks.

Donald Trump has met the Queen (and called Sadiq Khan a 'stone cold loser')

The US president had also made some controversial comments about Brexit ahead of his trip.

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland

Karen Bradley and Simon Coveney said they “believe that there is a genuine but narrow window of opportunity to reach agreement in the immediate period ahead”.

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Poll: Do you plan on attending a Trump protest this week?

Donald Trump visits Ireland this week, and there are a number of protests planned.

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo

The left-wing parties failed to progress the ideas behind Right2Change – so potential voters stayed at home, writes Cillian Doyle.

Politics - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

More banks to face fines over tracker mortgage scandal as officials coy about revealing cost details

Ulster Bank recently told an Oireachtas Finance committee that it will not be disclosing the amount of money it has set aside to deal with the fine.

From the Greens to exit polls: Here are the winners and losers of the elections

There are some very interesting takeaways from this batch of various votes.

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

Politics - Saturday 1 June, 2019

After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties?

There are more right-wing and far-right parties enjoying success in European politics.

Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service

Oglaigh na h’Eireann is reaching a tipping point, a point of no return, in terms of recruitment, retention and falling numbers, writes Tom Clonan.

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

Politics - Friday 31 May, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Ian Bailey found guilty in French trial, Supreme Court dismisses Facebook data appeal, and sister of Michael Noonan killed in fatal Limerick collision.

'I wasn't sneering': Ross says he wasn't 'having a go' at Maria Bailey with swing photo

The minister said Bailey taking out an insurance claim after falling off a swing at a Dublin hotel was ‘a mistake’.

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

Gerry Ryan’s voice returns to 2FM this morning for hour-long special

The show will air from 9am to 10am this morning.

Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour

The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

Politics - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A recount in Ireland South, Permanent TSB hit with a massive Central Bank fine, and Trump’s Ireland visit.

Donald Trump says he had 'nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected'

Trump then later said to reporters: “Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? I got me elected.”

"The most long-winded recount ever": What happens next in Ireland South?

A full re-count has been announced in Ireland South following a request by Liadh Ní Riadha.