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Politics - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Virtual St Patrick's Day shamrock ceremony to take place between Taoiseach and US President
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Virtual St Patrick's Day shamrock ceremony to take place between Taoiseach and US President

Mar 17th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,986 Views 20 Comments

The Taoiseach will stay put in Government Buildings this year, and won’t be in the White House.

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future
# TGIP
# TGIP

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future

Mar 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,452 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland’s elected reps weren’t at the Brexit talks, where very detailed aspects of NI trade were regularly discussed.

Politics - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
# Stormont
# Stormont

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 7:51 PM 25,331 Views 26 Comments

The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.

'We are at a crossroads': Taoiseach in plea for people to have 'Covid safe' St Patrick's Day
# National Holiday
# National Holiday

'We are at a crossroads': Taoiseach in plea for people to have 'Covid safe' St Patrick's Day

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:20 PM 25,632 Views 106 Comments

Garda representatives say members are preparing for “one of the busiest and most dangerous days” of the year.

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary

Mar 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,216 Views 19 Comments

The queen’s 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was the first by a British monarch.

Leo Varadkar says he 'isn't distracted' from his job and rejects suggestion he should step aside
# Leak
# Leak

Leo Varadkar says he 'isn't distracted' from his job and rejects suggestion he should step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 11:06 AM 26,450 Views 111 Comments

The Tánaiste is under pressure as a result of the garda investigation into his leaking of a document.

Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back

Mar 16th 2021, 7:50 AM 5,793 Views 6 Comments

Fencing and National Guard members have been used to protect the building since the 6 January riots.

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises

Mar 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 15,795 Views 28 Comments

Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,735 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
# Controversy
# Controversy

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 20,927 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

Politics - Monday 15 March, 2021

Column: If you want a shared island, it's time to listen to your unionist neighbours
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Column: If you want a shared island, it's time to listen to your unionist neighbours

Mar 15th 2021, 6:12 PM 32,348 Views 81 Comments

A united Ireland will not mean healing and reconciliation for many people in Northern Ireland. For some it will mean pain, sadness and trauma, writes Sarah Creighton.

It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz
# Oh Say Can You See
# Oh Say Can You See

It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz

Mar 15th 2021, 3:50 PM 50,728 Views 42 Comments

Martin is under pressure to ask President Joe Biden to assist in Ireland’s vaccine roll-out.

Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power'

Mar 15th 2021, 2:12 PM 49,301 Views 120 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has described Leo Varadkar sharing a GP contract with a rival organisation as a “blatant abuse of power”.

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 15,963 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission is taking steps towards proceedings over the alleged breach of the NI Protocol.

Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested during protest
# Uganda
# Uganda

Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested during protest

Mar 15th 2021, 11:39 AM 6,885 Views 3 Comments

Wine has disputed the official results of January’s presidential election, which he says he won.

UK policing minister defends under-pressure Met Police chief following vigil
# London
# London

UK policing minister defends under-pressure Met Police chief following vigil

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 11:24 AM 16,293 Views 0 Comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to chair a meeting of the government’s Crime and Justice Taskforce today.

Biden declines to join other Democrats in calling for Cuomo resignation
# Ny Governor
# Ny Governor

Biden declines to join other Democrats in calling for Cuomo resignation

Mar 15th 2021, 8:57 AM 18,193 Views 24 Comments

Several leading Democrats have urged New York’s governor to quit over allegations of sexual harassment which he denies.

Politics - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,382 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,542 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

Politics - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US

Mar 13th 2021, 12:58 PM 26,729 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach’s St Patrick’s Day programme will begin on Monday, 15 March.

Politics - Friday 12 March, 2021

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit

Mar 12th 2021, 4:10 PM 43,402 Views 85 Comments

The NI deputy First Minister refused to welcome the British Prime Minister to Belfast today in her Stormont role.

British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%
# Brexit
# Brexit

British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%

Mar 12th 2021, 1:01 PM 19,227 Views 46 Comments

The UK officially left the Single Market and Customs Union on 31 December, leading to new trading rules from New Year’s Day.

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
# State Collusion
# State Collusion

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder

Mar 12th 2021, 12:38 PM 8,306 Views 7 Comments

There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history

Mar 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 109,492 Views 49 Comments

People across Ireland – including key decision-makers – tell the story of Thursday 12 March 2020.

Politics - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report
# Redacted
# Redacted

Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report

Mar 11th 2021, 8:25 PM 14,697 Views 15 Comments

The report was published with the names of the institutions redacted.

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster
# Sharing
# Sharing

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster

Mar 11th 2021, 7:43 PM 21,862 Views 43 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said working together across the island was the only way out of lockdown.

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 4:30 PM 55,628 Views 75 Comments

Earlier the health minister said that over a seven-day period last week, the company revised down deliveries “at the very last minute, three times”.

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April

Mar 11th 2021, 1:16 PM 54,484 Views 90 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, the Taoiseach announced that the government would facilitate the minister’s maternity leave.

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,851 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

Politics - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'
# PP MEETINGS
# PP MEETINGS

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'

Mar 10th 2021, 9:09 PM 21,129 Views 65 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar anticipates the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be approved by the European Medicines Agency tomorrow.

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill
# Transport Link
# Transport Link

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill

Mar 10th 2021, 7:02 PM 24,765 Views 50 Comments

O’Neill has dismissed the possibility of a link between NI and Scotland as a “pipe dream”.

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs

Mar 10th 2021, 5:44 PM 62,240 Views 128 Comments

Violet-Anne Wynne, a Clare TD, said she is a Protestant and “proud to be a representative for Sinn Féin”.

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,165 Views 15 Comments

The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.

Vaccine delays won't prevent 'modest' easing of restrictions on 5 April, says Tánaiste
# 5km Limit
# 5km Limit

Vaccine delays won't prevent 'modest' easing of restrictions on 5 April, says Tánaiste

Mar 10th 2021, 2:48 PM 80,673 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar said the reopening of non-essential retail stores would be “further down the line”.

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
# Davy
# Davy

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald

Mar 10th 2021, 2:06 PM 14,825 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach says what happened in Davy is ‘unacceptable’.

Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged
# Wearing The Green
# Wearing The Green

Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged

Mar 10th 2021, 12:14 PM 29,321 Views 89 Comments

The Department of an Taoiseach warned that organising such parties is an offence.

Politics - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld

Mar 9th 2021, 8:27 PM 12,332 Views 13 Comments

The heads of a Bill approved today will put this year’s exams and accredited grades system on a legal footing.

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies
# Spare Doses
# Spare Doses

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,229 Views 94 Comments

Micheál Martin said Boris Johnson has “made this point” to him.

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
# Arrears
# Arrears

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,739 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

Government of the view ex-Guardian editor should remain on at the Future of Media Commission
# Maria Cahill
# Maria Cahill

Government of the view ex-Guardian editor should remain on at the Future of Media Commission

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 6:57 PM 16,315 Views 0 Comments

The members of the Commission have said they “unanimously support the continued membership of Alan Rusbridger on the Commission”.