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#Congress

# congress - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

US President Donald Trump impeached by House of Representatives for second time
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

US President Donald Trump impeached by House of Representatives for second time

Updated Wed 11:12 PM 118,885 Views 114 Comments
  • Pelosi referred to the rioters as "domestic terrorists"
  • McCarthy calls for unity but says impeachment will divide
  • President Trump calls for demonstrations to be non-violent

# congress - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Descent into chaos: 38 photos that tell the story of last night's violence and destruction in Washington
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Descent into chaos: 38 photos that tell the story of last night's violence and destruction in Washington

Jan 7th 2021, 1:34 PM 60,557 Views 56 Comments

Here’s how the day unfolded.

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
# Riots
# Riots

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 1:12 PM 151,485 Views 67 Comments

The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.

# congress - Saturday 2 January, 2021

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto
# Defence Bill
# Defence Bill

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 44,945 Views 32 Comments

The US President called the move ‘pathetic’.

# congress - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41
# United States
# United States

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41

Dec 30th 2020, 12:26 PM 46,655 Views 46 Comments

Republican Luke Letlow announced earlier this month that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

# congress - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Donald Trump suggests he might not sign Covid relief bill
# Congress
# Congress

Donald Trump suggests he might not sign Covid relief bill

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:03 AM 35,675 Views 24 Comments

Trump complained in a video on Twitter that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to American citizens.

# congress - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

GAA split season with July All-Ireland finals coming by 2022 if passed by Congress
# Club V County
From The42
# Club V County

GAA split season with July All-Ireland finals coming by 2022 if passed by Congress

Nov 4th 2020, 4:43 PM 22,436 Views 22 Comments

It has also been proposed that pre-season competitions are scrapped and no inter-county training can take place before 1 January.

# congress - Thursday 23 July, 2020

US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill
# Congress
# Congress

US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:38 AM 15,048 Views 52 Comments

Representative Karen Bass from California said that these statues represent an acceptance of white supremacy and racism.

# congress - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress
# Congress
# Congress

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress

Jun 24th 2020, 8:42 PM 23,690 Views 46 Comments

Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.

# congress - Thursday 11 June, 2020

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

Jun 11th 2020, 8:03 AM 11,095 Views 13 Comments

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

# congress - Friday 6 March, 2020

Two points for a '45, and supporting dual players - key congress motions for Ladies football
# Ch-Ch-Changes
From The42
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Two points for a '45, and supporting dual players - key congress motions for Ladies football

Mar 6th 2020, 1:52 PM 3,737 Views 7 Comments

There will also be a vote on who will become the next LGFA president.

# congress - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'I don’t understand why people who don’t play the game, get to make the decisions'
# Hitting Out
From The42
# Hitting Out

'I don’t understand why people who don’t play the game, get to make the decisions'

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 13,112 Views 3 Comments

Mickey Harte, Dessie Farrell and Niall Morgan offer contrasting views on the GAA’s new backpass rule.

# congress - Monday 2 March, 2020

New kick-out rule to come into football next month, while 'the sin-bin in hurling is binned'
# Congress
From The42
# Congress

New kick-out rule to come into football next month, while 'the sin-bin in hurling is binned'

Mar 2nd 2020, 3:56 PM 6,189 Views 3 Comments

Football’s back-pass rule will come into force in time for the championship.

# congress - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Leinster SHC expanding to 6 teams in 2021
# Congress
From The42
# Congress

Leinster SHC expanding to 6 teams in 2021

Feb 29th 2020, 4:46 PM 10,556 Views 0 Comments

As a result there will be no relegation from the province this season.

Tier 2 football championship to be called the Tailteann Cup
# NAme
From The42
# NAme

Tier 2 football championship to be called the Tailteann Cup

Feb 29th 2020, 1:20 PM 9,491 Views 9 Comments

President John Horan said the semi-finals and final will be played at Croke Park and televised live on RTÉ.

# congress - Thursday 27 February, 2020

'Why are we now in crisis?' - hurling in spotlight over frees and black card proposal
# Up For Debate
From The42
# Up For Debate

'Why are we now in crisis?' - hurling in spotlight over frees and black card proposal

Feb 27th 2020, 1:00 PM 5,150 Views 7 Comments

Davy Fitzgerald on the current state of hurling and the big rule changes at Congress this weekend.

# congress - Monday 24 February, 2020

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'
# NY State Of Mind
From The42
# NY State Of Mind

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'

Feb 24th 2020, 3:31 PM 40,205 Views 9 Comments

GAA presidential candidate Larry McCarthy recalls the glory days of New York football, how Irish immigrants stayed in touch with the game and his vision for the Association.

# congress - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Three years of embarrassment and a waste of time': Trump gloats after Mueller testimony
# Russia
# Russia

'Three years of embarrassment and a waste of time': Trump gloats after Mueller testimony

Jul 25th 2019, 7:17 AM 23,137 Views 80 Comments

Robert Mueller told Congress he had not exonerated the US president of obstruction allegations, but again declined to accuse him of a crime.

# congress - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion
# Questions
# Questions

Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion

Jul 24th 2019, 7:20 AM 9,246 Views 39 Comments

Questioning of the special counsel is expected to last for over six hours.

# congress - Saturday 20 July, 2019

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud

Jul 20th 2019, 8:30 AM 54,877 Views 154 Comments

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

# congress - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing
# First Responders
# First Responders

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing

Jun 12th 2019, 9:07 AM 35,112 Views 51 Comments

Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.

# congress - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress
# Fix The Fixtures
From The42
# Fix The Fixtures

GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress

May 14th 2019, 4:19 PM 2,811 Views 0 Comments

The fixtures issues continues to rage at club and county level.

# congress - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege
# Mueller Report
# Mueller Report

Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege

May 8th 2019, 6:08 PM 13,735 Views 65 Comments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the demands were “unlawful and reckless”.

# congress - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 4:45 PM 33,220 Views 106 Comments

Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.

# congress - Monday 25 February, 2019

'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress

Feb 25th 2019, 6:09 PM 16,458 Views 5 Comments

A proposal to seek representation on the CCCC received just 15% support from delegates.

# congress - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports
# Vote
From The42
# Vote

Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports

Feb 23rd 2019, 3:08 PM 8,669 Views 59 Comments

The motion to stop Dublin using Croke Park as a home venue was defeated in Wexford today.

# congress - Thursday 14 February, 2019

GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players
# Paul Flynn
From The42
# Paul Flynn

GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players

Feb 14th 2019, 10:25 AM 5,804 Views 2 Comments

Negotiations between the GAA and the GPA on a new deal will take place later this year.

# congress - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely
# Border Wall
# Border Wall

Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely

Feb 12th 2019, 8:23 PM 11,410 Views 27 Comments

The deal offers nearly $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) for construction of the wall as well as additional border security measures.

US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding
# Ringfenced
# Ringfenced

US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding

Feb 12th 2019, 7:19 AM 14,374 Views 38 Comments

Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.

# congress - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'We felt we had been bullied into a course of action that we might well have taken anyway'
# Liam Miller Match
From The42
# Liam Miller Match

'We felt we had been bullied into a course of action that we might well have taken anyway'

Jan 30th 2019, 2:35 PM 30,407 Views 78 Comments

GAA Director-General Tom Ryan today addressed last summer’s controversy over the Liam Miller Tribute match.

# congress - Thursday 3 January, 2019

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator
# Deadline Passes
# Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

Jan 3rd 2019, 10:08 AM 40,537 Views 42 Comments

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall
# No Deal
# No Deal

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:40 AM 8,105 Views 12 Comments

Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

# congress - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives
# Land Of The E3
# Land Of The E3

Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives

Nov 29th 2018, 7:19 AM 26,181 Views 44 Comments

It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.

# congress - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress
# E3 Visa
# E3 Visa

There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress

Nov 7th 2018, 10:51 PM 35,288 Views 14 Comments

This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC
# A Night Of Firsts
# A Night Of Firsts

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

Nov 7th 2018, 8:29 AM 17,782 Views 14 Comments

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

# congress - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
# Bitterly Divided
# Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Nov 6th 2018, 7:03 AM 11,635 Views 33 Comments

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

# congress - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today
# Congress
# Congress

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today

Sep 4th 2018, 6:20 AM 8,533 Views 5 Comments

Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.

# congress - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

Apr 11th 2018, 9:26 PM 12,689 Views 22 Comments

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

# congress - Monday 9 April, 2018

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released

Apr 9th 2018, 6:28 PM 12,183 Views 57 Comments

Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.

# congress - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress

Feb 24th 2018, 4:28 PM 5,454 Views 6 Comments

We run through all the big decisions from day two of Congress at Croke Park.

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