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Politics - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war

Updated Apr 24th 2022, 3:20 PM 22,953 Views 58 Comments

The trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month.

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'
# Stormont Election
# Stormont Election

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'

Apr 24th 2022, 3:13 PM 15,490 Views 24 Comments

“I think if people do that, we can see a real change at Stormont,” the SDLP leader said.

France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen
# France
# France

France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen

Updated Apr 24th 2022, 12:17 PM 22,047 Views 32 Comments

Analysts have warned that blank votes or abstentions could be crucial in this election.

Cost of living, health and Irish language: Young voters' concerns ahead of the Stormont elections
# First Time Voters
# First Time Voters

Cost of living, health and Irish language: Young voters' concerns ahead of the Stormont elections

Apr 24th 2022, 8:00 AM 9,419 Views 12 Comments

The Assembly election, due to take place on 5 May, has been touted as the most important in a generation.

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
# Capping Fees
# Capping Fees

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 61,559 Views 63 Comments
  • Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
  • Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.

Politics - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Analysis: Unionist divisions exposed during 'most important election in a generation'
# Battle For Stormont
# Battle For Stormont

Analysis: Unionist divisions exposed during 'most important election in a generation'

Apr 23rd 2022, 8:00 PM 25,381 Views 15 Comments

The three-way unionist battle could dent the DUP’s chances of coming out on top.

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
# French Election
# French Election

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:35 AM 18,975 Views 26 Comments

Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says
# Jim Allister
# Jim Allister

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says

Apr 23rd 2022, 8:08 AM 14,742 Views 19 Comments

“It will take more than a story to solve the Protocol issue,” Jim Allister told an election rally.

Opinion: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 14,025 Views 11 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

Politics - Friday 22 April, 2022

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 28,004 Views 13 Comments

Holohan announced earlier this month that he would not be taking up a Trinity College role due to the controversy over his secondment.

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:26 AM 26,785 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.

Senator objects to 'deeply personal attack' after being labelled 'crude and cold' during committee
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Senator objects to 'deeply personal attack' after being labelled 'crude and cold' during committee

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:57 AM 39,599 Views 85 Comments

Sharon Keogan says a comment she made to representative for Irish Gay Dads was “misinterpreted”.

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 29,580 Views 74 Comments

Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.

Politics - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 8:06 PM 50,009 Views 65 Comments

Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman earlier said “grouped” accommodation will be a “more substantial part” of housing refugees.

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 PM 15,926 Views 22 Comments

For symbolic and propaganda reasons, Putin has a few weeks to turn things around in Ukraine, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 5:19 PM 35,637 Views 30 Comments

Last week, Boris Johnson became the first UK leader to be fined for breaking the law for a June 2020 birthday party.

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing
# Sharon Keogan
# Sharon Keogan

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:50 PM 42,413 Views 26 Comments

Committee chair Kathleen Funchion TD was forced to suspend the meeting after comments from Independent Senator Sharon Keogan.

Politics - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'The Protocol isn't the concern': How cost of living and health is dominating the Stormont election
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

'The Protocol isn't the concern': How cost of living and health is dominating the Stormont election

Apr 20th 2022, 11:30 PM 16,015 Views 6 Comments

The Journal joined canvassers in South Belfast to see what issues were at the forefront ahead of the 5 May election.

As it happened: Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile as Taoiseach meets Ukraine PM in Shannon
Live Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 PM

As it happened: Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile as Taoiseach meets Ukraine PM in Shannon

  • A Ukrainian commander in a Mariupol steel plant said his marines are “facing our last days, if not hours”.
  • Finland's parliament opened a debate on whether to seek Nato membership.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Shannon Airport today.
Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,892 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 11:50 AM 11,664 Views 0 Comments

The decision now rests with Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
# Maura Quinn
# Maura Quinn

Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity

Apr 20th 2022, 11:19 AM 19,763 Views 17 Comments

Quinn is the the outgoing Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors.

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 10:45 AM 40,276 Views 64 Comments

Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 9:10 AM 24,016 Views 2 Comments

“There’s nothing really that can compensate for the last four years,” one father said.

Macron and Le Pen to face off in crunch TV election duel tonight
# En Garde
# En Garde

Macron and Le Pen to face off in crunch TV election duel tonight

Apr 20th 2022, 7:34 AM 8,367 Views 3 Comments

A 2017 TV debate between Le Pen and Macron is widely thought to have been a turning point in that French election.

Politics - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says
# Battle For The Donbas
# Battle For The Donbas

Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 7:55 PM 55,917 Views 29 Comments

Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed that his forces will “fight” and “defend ourselves” in a bullish video address.

DUP's Sammy Wilson voices support for UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
# Migrant Crossings
# Migrant Crossings

DUP's Sammy Wilson voices support for UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 6:28 PM 27,528 Views 49 Comments

Potential asylum seekers arriving across the English Channel on small boats could be sent to Rwanda for processing.

Johnson makes another 'humble' apology as ex-Tory chief whip calls on him to quit
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Johnson makes another 'humble' apology as ex-Tory chief whip calls on him to quit

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 5:47 PM 15,964 Views 21 Comments

Johnson says that previous comments he made in the House of Commons were “a mistake”.

Politics - Monday 18 April, 2022

Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?

Apr 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 13,746 Views 16 Comments

How do the public feel about the programme, and what’s being done to win trust back?

Politics - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach
# Scotland
# Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach

Apr 17th 2022, 6:31 PM 39,241 Views 16 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister was visiting a barber’s while canvassing.

Next Irish ambassador to Washington hopes crackdown on Kinahan cartel will make a big difference
# Crime
# Crime

Next Irish ambassador to Washington hopes crackdown on Kinahan cartel will make a big difference

Apr 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 23,084 Views 0 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason will take over the role of Irish Ambassador to Washington in early Autumn.

Politics - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country

Apr 16th 2022, 10:51 AM 47,863 Views 44 Comments

Moscow said the move is in response to the UK’s “unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally”.

How likely is it that Sinn Féin wins the most Stormont seats - and what would that mean?
# Ae 22
# Ae 22

How likely is it that Sinn Féin wins the most Stormont seats - and what would that mean?

Apr 16th 2022, 8:01 AM 38,698 Views 62 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly elections are on 5 May.

Politics - Friday 15 April, 2022

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,008 Views 14 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.

'People are dying before they get justice': Another member leaves Mother and Baby Home forum
# Redress
# Redress

'People are dying before they get justice': Another member leaves Mother and Baby Home forum

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 19,498 Views 0 Comments

Conrad Bryan said survivors are not being listened to when it comes to redress, so he’s taking matters into his own hands

Politics - Thursday 14 April, 2022

FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is this a photo of Dynamo Kyiv players armed in military gear?

Apr 14th 2022, 10:00 PM 33,602 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts claim ‘football practice is off the schedule’ as one of Ukraine’s most successful teams kits out in army combats to join the mililtary.