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Politics - Today’s News

Who are the Trump advisors at the heart of the child separation scandal?

The policy has dominated the headlines this week.

'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council

Jim Connolly said he wouldn’t tell “his worst enemy” to work in housing services.

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Between Hillary Clinton, Jean-Claude Juncker and James Comey, Ireland had its fair share of dignitaries today.

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

Charleton says it would be 'absolutely futile' to bring journalists who claimed privilege to High Court

Four journalists have claimed privilege at the Disclosures Tribunal on the basis of protecting their sources.

'Warmongers not welcome': Hillary Clinton heckled as she's given honorary doctorate by Trinity College

The award of the degree came against the backdrop of two protests outside the college.

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Melania Trump says jacket message at border saying 'I really don't care' doesn't mean anything

The odd choice of jacket message has only served to fan the flames of controversy around the American policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border.

Politics - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention centre

The first lady said earlier through her spokeswoman that she “hates” to see families separated at the border.

Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Over 200 pharmacy workers will hold a two-hour picket between 10am and midday.

'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland

Juncker today held a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays

It is “a matter of immense frustration” for staff that it’s taking longer than planned to process some applications, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

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Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

One major issue is what will happen to the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'

Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.

The EU's been crunching the numbers on the cost of a border... but they're not giving us a figure

Preparations for a possible ‘no deal’ scenario are being closely guarded by EU and Irish officials.

Politics - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

Someone stole Michael Healy-Rae's bike

It was swiped from outside the Passport Office today, and he’s not happy.

Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy

The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.

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'Likely but not certain' that new Metrolink design could save GAA grounds

Na Fianna’s home on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin had been set to be both the home to a new underground station.

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

A plan for Dublin's newest town has been given the green light - but not everyone is happy

The Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) will be located between Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley.

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

Politics - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

18,000 overcharged business accounts: Ulster Bank admits some customers complained five years ago

In a recent review the bank found it did not have the right five years ago to raise the rate of interest for for these customers.

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

'It will deepen the crisis': Government warned of 'little or no scope' for tax cuts

Today the ESRI said any tax cuts should be balanced with increases in taxation elsewhere.

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Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis for recreational use

Legalising weed was a 2015 campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Tusla chief's email to staff ahead of McCabe report's release: 'We can weather this storm'

Health watchdog Hiqa is due to publish its report into Tulsa’s handling of information, ordered by Minister Zappone last year.

Politics - Monday 18 June, 2018

Woman 'feared she was going to be killed by burglars' as tax inspectors searched TD's house

The woman was in Independent TD Michael Lowry’s home when Revenue officers raided it, a jury has heard.

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.

UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border

He called for Washington to immediately end the practice of “forcible separation of these children”.

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

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Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State'

Patrick O’Donovan ruled out the possibility of a coalition between his party and Sinn Féin.

Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border

For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.

Politics - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Theresa May says there will be no Irish Sea border, and a bump in government satisfaction rating.

'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech

The Fianna Fáil leader accused Sinn Féin of ‘an entitlement to government’.

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