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Politics - Today’s News

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona

Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

Senior ladies football and camogie finals made protected sporting events

The ladies football final drew record audience figures this year.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

What links Brexit, Samaritans and the Human Genome Project? Bill Clinton gets philosophical at DCU

In case you were wondering why he was strolling around Dublin yesterday – he’s here to pick up an honorary degree.

As it happened: Politicians pay tribute to those that lost their lives in Storm Ophelia

Leo Varadkar spent the day in the National Emergency centre yesterday.

Investigative journalist killed in Malta car bomb

Daphne Caruana Galizia was a prominent journalist and government critic.

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

Politics - Monday 16 October, 2017

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Storm Ophelia hurtled across Ireland today, killing three people, knocking over trees and ripping up roofs.

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

Politics - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Austria is set to elect this 31-year-old as its leader

The People’s Party (OeVP), rebranded by “whizz-kid” Kurz as a “movement”, is forecast to reap more than 30% of the vote.

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo

The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.

Ireland is getting a new internship programme

The new scheme aims to target young people who find it difficult to enter employment.

Politics - Saturday 14 October, 2017

WATCH: The 'rags to riches' story of Dublin's Alfie Byrne

Byrne was mayor of the city ten times.

Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn

An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.

Taoiseach says Ireland could have a 'unique' border solution after Brexit

He doesn’t say what that unique border would be.

Martin says he's concerned about Scientology setting up in Ireland

Earlier this year, TheJournal.ie revealed a new Scientology centre was to open in Firhouse.

'The banks took their money, turned their lives upside down, and shattered their dreams'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the Central Bank will be grilled on the tracker mortgage scandal next week.

'It's nice outside' - Man wrongly convicted of double murder freed after 23 years

“The investigation was hasty and superficial,” said the Midwest Innocence Project, which helped free McIntyre.

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?

The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.

Trump rips into Iran but allies say they're ok with nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron later said he was considering visiting Iran after speaking by phone with his Iranian counterpart.

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

Politics - Friday 13 October, 2017

Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead

An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.

Chances of a Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil government just got a lot smaller

TD Shane Cassells said people shouldn’t be fooled by Gerry Adams’ ‘cuddly’ tweets.

One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit

Micheál Martin used his opening speech at the Ard Fheis to take a pop at the Taoiseach.

UK chancellor regrets calling the EU "the enemy" during a TV interview

He later tweeted that the UK would work with its “friends and partners” in the EU to strike a Brexit deal.

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Micheál Martin says he hasn't changed his mind about Bertie Ahern rejoining Fianna Fáil

Martin said Ahern’s old cumman were ‘mischievous’ in sending the letter of request yesterday.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

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Poll: Should Fianna Fáil welcome Bertie Ahern back?

The party kicks off its Ard Fheis tonight.

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'

The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late last night.

Politics - Thursday 12 October, 2017

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

Brendan Howlin writes to political standards watchdog over Leo Varadkar's 'spin unit'

Howlin questioned whether Budget day videos represented an improper use of public funds.

Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico

The US President says they have a financial crisis ‘of their own making’.

Mattie McGrath and Ronan Mullen say they're ridiculed and 'sneered at' on abortion committee

The two independent politicians say they’re considering leaving the panel.

Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination

Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

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