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Politics - Today’s News

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

International media come together to shed light on gruesome killing of Maltese journalist

Outspoken journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia (53) was murdered in October 2016 after a bomb was placed under her car.

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt

We joined the trail in Drogheda and Ratoath with Save the 8th and Together for Yes.

EU, Trump and Russia praise North Korea's plan to halt nuclear tests

Donald Trump tweeted that “progress [is] being made for all”.

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal Conflict Zone This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal

“I’ve dealt with that issue and I am not saying any more about that issue.”

Tidy Towns groups across the country are asking campaigners not to put up posters

This might be why some posters are missing in your town.

As scandal engulfs Spain's parliament, the question is, does any Spanish politician actually have a REAL degree?

Politicians from across the spectrum have been outed as suffering from ‘titlitis’ in recent times – that is, an addiction to boosting their CVs with fibs.

Politics - Friday 20 April, 2018

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un suspending nuclear and long-range missile tests

North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test last year.

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port Trade This post contains videos

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port

Celine is going to carry cargo between Dublin, the Netherlands and Belgium and is seen as major coup for Ireland.

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma

Philip had been homeless since 2012, after he lost his home when he was made redundant from his job.

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The King of Swaziland has changed the country's name to eSwatini

The King of Swaziland has changed the country's name to eSwatini

The name Swaziland angers some citizens as it is a mix of Swazi and English.

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

Basque separatist group ETA apologises for 'pain' and 'harm' it caused

The statement came just days before ETA is expected to announce its dissolution.

Former New York mayor joins Trump's legal team

The US President is facing numerous legal challenges, including an investigation into possible links between his campaign and Russia.

'They're just waiting for us to die off': Ex-political prisoners still face work and travel barriers

Representatives said former republican prisoners are even discriminated against when it comes to accessing psychological treatment.

The Disappeared: Latest search for remains of former monk Joe Lynskey ends without success

Joe’s niece Maria said all they wanted was the last of the missing Disappeared victim’s remains to be returned to their families.

Politics - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate Aww

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate

Tammy Duckworth’s vote was her first appearance in the Senate since giving birth.

Varadkar makes Time's list of the world's 100 most influential people

Varadkar is listed alongside figures including Donald Trump and Millie Bobby Brown.

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran wins bout over junior minister role against Seán Canney

An internal dispute arose over whether Seán Canney would take back over the role.

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.

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Bill to introduce factual sex education in schools progresses despite Fianna Fáil opposition

The bill seeks to introduce information on sexuality, gender and consent to all schools regardless of ethos.

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

Diaz-Canel will become Cuba’s first leader in 60 years who is not named Castro.

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Some people are having trouble finding themselves on the online register.

Support for Fine Gael has finally taken a dip... and Sinn Féin are the big winners

The news marks a long run of consistently higher polling for Leo Varadkar’s party.

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

Politics - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger

Pressure has been mounting on the minister today to clarify the situation, with the opposition claiming that the minister misled the Dáil.

Former Jacob's owner Michael Carey nominated to replace Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency

Murphy has nominated Michael Carey, the former chair of Bord Bia who has extensive experience overseeing state bodies.

Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when

Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.

'A good relationship was formed': Trump confirms CIA chief met Kim Jong Un in North Korea

The confirmation came after the Washington Post reported that Mike Pompeo made the trip in early April.

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.

'I am more a spy than he is': Trump tweets support for jailed US pastor

Andrew Brunson is on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges.

'To refuse them was a mistake': Redress plans for some women excluded from Magdalene scheme

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has welcomed the government’s acceptance of his recommendations for redress for survivors.

'A woman of incredible determination' - Tributes pour in for former US First Lady Barbara Bush who has died aged 92 RIP

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.

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