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Cameron says he had 'big investment' in Greensill Capital but denies that motivated his intense lobbying
# Covid Crisis
# Covid Crisis

Cameron says he had 'big investment' in Greensill Capital but denies that motivated his intense lobbying

24 minutes ago 1,862 Views 3 Comments

Cameron placed calls and sent dozens of texts and emails to ministers and senior officials as tried to win access to Covid support programmes.

'It's hard to see how men got €3m and women only got €700,000... Stone Age stuff'
# Funding
From The42
# Funding

'It's hard to see how men got €3m and women only got €700,000... Stone Age stuff'

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 41,666 Views 44 Comments

The difference in funding for male and female players came before a Dail Committee session this week.

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar

Apr 27th 2021, 6:26 PM 47,036 Views 45 Comments

Speaking this afternoon at Dublin Castle he said that socialising outdoors is “much, much safer” than indoors.

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 

Apr 21st 2021, 4:38 PM 39,879 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne and Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan have both been elected.

Dublin loses hosting rights for this summer's European Championship
# Change Of Plan
From The42
# Change Of Plan

Dublin loses hosting rights for this summer's European Championship

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 7:00 PM 41,302 Views 85 Comments

Meanwhile the FAI have announced Uefa will provide a €500,000 investment in the redevelopment of Dalymount Park.

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

Apr 20th 2021, 4:47 PM 11,212 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May
# Outdoor Activitiies
# Outdoor Activitiies

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 3:40 PM 57,853 Views 62 Comments
  • The Higher Education Minister is arguing that the public know how to socialise safely outdoors now, and should be allowed to do so.
  • AstraZeneca has written to an Oireachtas committee to say that it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the first 6 months of the year.
  • Finance Minsiter Paschal Donohoe said that it could be 2023 before Ireland returns to pre-pandemic employment levels.
'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market
# BOI Talks
# BOI Talks

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 95,153 Views 183 Comments

The Financial Services Union will request an “urgent meeting” with the banks.

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 94,566 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 7,951 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

Apr 14th 2021, 7:05 AM 11,064 Views 22 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures
# Banking
# Banking

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:34 AM 9,799 Views 10 Comments

Bank of Ireland is to appear before an Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon.

'Breaking the link': Ireland's corporate accountability regime set for major overhaul in the wake of Davy scandal
# Davy Sale
# Davy Sale

'Breaking the link': Ireland's corporate accountability regime set for major overhaul in the wake of Davy scandal

Mar 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,561 Views 49 Comments

The Central Bank wants an expanded regulatory toolkit to tackle individuals.

Central Bank says Davy group of 16 not named because they are ‘entitled to the protections of the law’
# Davy 16
# Davy 16

Central Bank says Davy group of 16 not named because they are ‘entitled to the protections of the law’

Mar 9th 2021, 6:42 PM 27,125 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank experienced a “very challenging approach” throughout the Davy probe, an Oireachtas committee heard.

Waterford demand U-turn on GAA's move to 'pause' loss of wages cover on player injury fund
# Call
From The42
# Call

Waterford demand U-turn on GAA's move to 'pause' loss of wages cover on player injury fund

Mar 18th 2021, 10:27 AM 3,738 Views 2 Comments

The county released a statement this morning calling for a ‘resolution’ before the return to play.

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea
# Community Banking
# Community Banking

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea

Mar 6th 2021, 9:30 AM 24,393 Views 32 Comments

Green Party and Fianna Fáil TDs are calling for the government to revisit the idea of community banking.

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

Feb 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 15,611 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

Central Bank to tell committee stronger regulatory framework needed in wake of Davy controversy
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Central Bank to tell committee stronger regulatory framework needed in wake of Davy controversy

Mar 9th 2021, 9:54 AM 8,706 Views 49 Comments

The scandal has led to fierce criticism of the firm, and its CEO resigned at the weekend.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Feb 24th 2021, 8:52 PM 8,059 Views 2 Comments

Family carers ‘devastated’ over vaccine list, Mother and Baby Home Commission won’t be extended, and J&J vaccine effective against variants.

Ulster Bank boss apologises to staff following months of uncertainty about future of jobs
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank boss apologises to staff following months of uncertainty about future of jobs

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:26 PM 14,975 Views 5 Comments

Ulster Bank and NatWest were heavily criticised by TDs for its treatment of staff.

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,719 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

Paschal Donohoe calls on stockbrokers Davy to make a public statement after €4.1 million Central Bank fine
# Davy Stockbrokers
# Davy Stockbrokers

Paschal Donohoe calls on stockbrokers Davy to make a public statement after €4.1 million Central Bank fine

Mar 2nd 2021, 3:08 PM 32,904 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood the fine relates to a transaction involving Anglo Irish Bank bonds and a Maple 10 developer.

5 questions now facing the GAA in 2021
# Delayed Return
From The42
# Delayed Return

5 questions now facing the GAA in 2021

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,553 Views 13 Comments

We examine some key issues after the announcement that inter-county training won’t return until Easter at the earliest.

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?

Feb 19th 2021, 8:50 AM 33,149 Views 31 Comments

Ulster Bank’s long goodbye creates major headaches for policymakers.

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme

Feb 17th 2021, 9:48 AM 16,919 Views 43 Comments

The ESRI said such a scheme could lead to higher house prices.

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:01 PM 72,032 Views 123 Comments

The role of secretary general at the Department of Health has been advertised with a salary of €292,000.

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,508 Views 104 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
# Disruption
# Disruption

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?

Jan 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 40,245 Views 44 Comments

More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.

The Moriarty Tribunal is finally set to wind up early next year with a final cost of over €65 million
# Certain Payments
# Certain Payments

The Moriarty Tribunal is finally set to wind up early next year with a final cost of over €65 million

Dec 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,548 Views 54 Comments

The Tribunal published its final report in 2011, but still has not wound down.

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor

Dec 21st 2020, 12:15 PM 37,332 Views 4 Comments

In part one of our series on the legacy of the old FAI one year on from when the extent of its financial issues were revealed, we chat to ex-General Secretary Brendan Menton.

Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down

Jan 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 81,835 Views 105 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning and an announcement is expected later today.
  • Strict new rules on international travel are also set to be signed-off.
  • It comes as the numbers in hospital exceed the previous peak in mid-April.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jan 5th 2021, 9:03 PM 13,625 Views 1 Comment

School closures, runoff elections stateside and the Rockall dispute made headlines today.

Taoiseach indicates schools will close for rest of month, says ministers will discuss construction shut-down
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates schools will close for rest of month, says ministers will discuss construction shut-down

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 2:00 PM 120,878 Views 212 Comments
  • The reopening of schools has already been pushed back to 11 January.
  • The worsening Covid-19 situation has increased pressure to further delay the reopening.
  • A final decision may not be made until the end of the week.
Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees

Nov 16th 2020, 3:40 PM 112,235 Views 53 Comments

The Committee voted in favour of the Finance Bill clause this afternoon.

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:30 AM 38,501 Views 8 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the outspoken TD says she is staying in the party – for now at least.

Northern Ireland parties call for emergency meeting over new coronavirus strain
# Spreading Strain
# Spreading Strain

Northern Ireland parties call for emergency meeting over new coronavirus strain

Dec 20th 2020, 3:57 PM 23,068 Views 21 Comments

Sinn Fein, the Alliance Party and the SDLP issued a joint request for ministers to meet.

Opposition parties criticise government plans lacking 'concrete actions' to deter fraudulent insurance claims
# Insurance Reform
# Insurance Reform

Opposition parties criticise government plans lacking 'concrete actions' to deter fraudulent insurance claims

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 8:15 PM 15,446 Views 19 Comments

The government has pledged to introduce a new statutory offence of perjury as part of efforts to reduce insurance fraud and costs to customers.

NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers
# Make No Mistake
# Make No Mistake

NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers

Dec 3rd 2020, 1:38 PM 27,704 Views 28 Comments

The Committee of Public Accounts has found that several errors by NAMA in the sale of its Project Nantes loans potentially lost taxpayers up to €29 million.

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley seeks to make 'full personal statement' to the Dáil
# Brian Stanley
# Brian Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley seeks to make 'full personal statement' to the Dáil

Updated Dec 4th 2020, 4:23 PM 44,763 Views 162 Comments
  • Party leader Mary Lou McDonald met with Stanley today
  • The PAC chair is to spend time with his family next week
  • Taoiseach says controversy is affecting the credibility of the PAC
UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,822 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

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