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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Friday 4 October, 2019

Trump openly calls on Ukraine - and China - to investigate the Bidens

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said his office is reviewing a number of cases related to an energy firm linked to Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

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Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate

“Ireland owes this country nothing. Ireland owes this country no concessions, it owes it no quarter, it owes it nothing.”

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

Politics - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud.

Ireland’s top judge warns new judicial bill has to be ‘robust’

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said that while he wants to see the Judicial Council established by the end of the year, there should also be no shortcuts.

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit

The Irish Pharmaceutical Union and the health minister said no medicine shortages have been identified.

Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks

Opposition parties were out outlining their Budget 2020 proposals today.

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

Irish butter, cheese and pork among European goods hit with new US tariffs

Hundreds of EU products will be subjected to new 25% tariffs.

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

Politics - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Catherine Day to chair gender equality citizens' assembly

Day is a former Secretary General of the European Commission.

Birmingham pub bombings families call for Irish government to back public inquiry

Relatives are in Dublin asking the government to support their efforts.

What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?

Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop

In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said the backstop was “a bridge to nowhere”.

Boris Johnson tells Tories: 'We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the Irish border'

Johnson’s assertion to the Tory crowd that “We are European, we love Europe!” was met by silence.

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean?

Boris Johnson said the UK’s proposals were “good and creative”, “very constructive and far-reaching”.

Politics - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year

Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.

Prince Harry takes on British tabloids as he admits he fears 'history repeating itself'

The Duchess of Sussex is launching legal action against the Mail on Sunday.

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

'It is disappointing': Govt reacts to decision to withdraw tender for Oughterard Direct Provision centre

The plan to accommodate asylum seekers at the former hotel sparked protests in recent weeks.

'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists

The Currency reporters are the latest Irish journalists to be banned from O’Brien-owned stations.

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure

Sport Ireland has requested its scheduled appearance at an Oireachtas committee later this month be delayed.

Doubling sentences for knife crime to 10 years 'will send a clear message', says Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil supports the re-introduction of a ‘Bin the Blade’ amnesty.

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

Politics - Monday 30 September, 2019

House Democrats subpoena Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in impeachment probe

The Democrats have also requested information from three of Giuliani’s associates.

A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling

“There’s nothing for free when it comes to trade,” Hogan told MEPs this evening.

Robin Swann to step down as leader of Ulster Unionists UUP

Robin Swann to step down as leader of Ulster Unionists

Swann will remain in the role until the party’s next annual general meeting in 2020.

Paul Murphy unveils new political grouping called RISE

Murphy announced he was parting ways with the Socialist Party last week.

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.

'I deserve to meet my accuser': Donald Trump offers to meet whistleblower at centre of Ukraine scandal

The US president made the call in a series of tweets last night.

Politics - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to retake power in Austrian snap election

Kurz’s former allies, the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), were the biggest losers, falling 10 percentage points.

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

Mourners begin bidding final farewell to late French president Jacques Chirac

Chirac’s coffin was today placed in the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides cathedral in Paris.