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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Seán Sherlock

This year
# heated debate
Mother and Baby Homes: 'Morally obnoxious' and 'callous' redress scheme passes Dáil vote
There were heated exchanges in the Dáil this evening as members of the opposition warned that the Government will face legal action.
All time
# Shuttered
'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
Unions have also asked the bank to halt the decision.
# Apology
Scouting Ireland 'not opposed' to public inquiry into sexual abuse
The leaders of Scouting Ireland apolgoised again to victims of abuse.
# john lawlor
Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues
It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.
# After Joan
It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader
Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.
# calls to step aside
Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed
Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.
# After Joan
Labour's next leader, from most to least likely
Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
# Human Rights
UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion
The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.
# Earthquake
All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing
The death toll has topped 6,000.
# Helping out
Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'
“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.
# Northern Ireland
Christmas Truce? Gerry Adams takes a selfie with Fine Gael and Labour ministers
Martin McGuinness got involved too.
# Northern Ireland
'Broad agreement' reached in Stormont talks as politicians take selfies and listen to Serial
Talks on welfare reform, flags, parades and the past continued through the night.
# Absent
13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night
A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.
# United Nations
Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola
To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.
# Talks
Parties in Northern Ireland have approved a Budget for next year. Kinda.
There had been deadlock on the issue for several weeks.
# Deadly
Ireland pledges an extra €1 million to fighting Ebola outbreak
So far, more than 3,000 people have died after contracting the disease.
# South Sudan
Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund
Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.
# spreading
Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak
WARNING: This article contains an image of a graphic nature.
# The jobs job
The Fine Gael-Labour split over Richard Bruton's job is 'more like a tug of love'
Seán Sherlock laughed off suggestions that Fine Gael and Labour are split over the lucrative Jobs portfolio.
# Reshuffle
Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister
The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.
# Second-in-command
Alan Kelly is Labour's new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister
The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.
# Labour's choice
Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader
The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.
# About last night
Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings
There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…
# Ambition
Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour's deputy leader next week
The junior transport minister has said it is “the norm” that party deputy leaders are promoted to Cabinet.
# trade mission
Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies
More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.
# Labour's choice
13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting
The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.
# Labour's choice
One TD wants to be Labour's deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?
Ciara Conway says she does not want to be compromised by the “vested interest” of a ministerial position. But do her rivals share that view?
# Labour's choice
Burton v White: Nominations close, here's what happens now in the Labour leadership race
Game on…
# contest
'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership
The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.
# Johnson and Johnson
Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on
Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.
# Hats in the ring
Three TDs want to be Labour's second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a 'fantastic' leader
Junior Ministers Alan Kelly and Seán Sherlock as well as Cork TD Michael McCarthy are all in the running for the deputy leadership.
# Runners and Riders
Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader
Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?
# Bright young things
Half of Irish college students plan to start a business
Third level students cite financial concerns as the main barrier to starting a company.
# Research
Global breakthrough: Irish scientists discover how to mass produce 'wonder material' graphene
These single-atom thick sheets of carbon made from graphite could potentially revolutionise many parts of our lives.
# Debate
Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill
The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.
# Jobswatch
Some good news for Cork with 50 new jobs in call centre
Recruitment starts immediately for the jobs at Zevas.
# cures
Stem cells for human use can now be manufactured in Ireland
The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland at NUIG will allow the university to expand their already established research into the field.
# early spot
Early screening test for pre-eclampsia being developed by Irish startup
The bioscience company has received three-quarters of a million euro to develop what it calls “breakthrough blood test”.
# Political ambition
Seán Sherlock: 'Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister'
The Labour TD is tipped for Cabinet and is open to the possibility of it.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everybody’s talking about the Marks and Spencer strike, major flight problems, and Nelson Mandela’s funeral…