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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Congress

All time
# Up for debate
'Why are we now in crisis?' - hurling in spotlight over frees and black card proposal
Davy Fitzgerald on the current state of hurling and the big rule changes at Congress this weekend.
# NY state of mind
'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'
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.
# Russia
'Three years of embarrassment and a waste of time': Trump gloats after Mueller testimony
Robert Mueller told Congress he had not exonerated the US president of obstruction allegations, but again declined to accuse him of a crime.
# Questions
Robert Mueller to testify before Congress to answer questions on Trump and collusion
Questioning of the special counsel is expected to last for over six hours.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud
Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.
# first responders
Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing
Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.
# Fix The Fixtures
GAA Fixtures Review Group to be formed in late May and deliver proposals for vote at 2020 Congress
The fixtures issues continues to rage at club and county level.
# Mueller Report
Trump blocks Democrats' demand for secret Mueller material using executive privilege
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the demands were “unlawful and reckless”.
# Capitol Hill
'I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr Trump' - Michael Cohen delivers explosive testimony
Cohen has been testifying before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee today.
# Not happy
'This is an opportunity missed by the GAA' - GPA respond after motion defeated at Congress
A proposal to seek representation on the CCCC received just 15% support from delegates.
# Vote
Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports
The motion to stop Dublin using Croke Park as a home venue was defeated in Wexford today.
# Paul Flynn
GPA's motion to Congress, negotiating a new deal with the GAA and the challenge of expense for players
Negotiations between the GAA and the GPA on a new deal will take place later this year.
# Border Wall
Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely
The deal offers nearly $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) for construction of the wall as well as additional border security measures.
# ringfenced
US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding
Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.
# Liam Miller Match
'We felt we had been bullied into a course of action that we might well have taken anyway'
GAA Director-General Tom Ryan today addressed last summer’s controversy over the Liam Miller Tribute match.
# deadline passes
US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator
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.
# No deal
Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall
Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
# land of the e3
Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives
It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.
# E3 visa
There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress
This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.
# a night of firsts
Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC
The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.
# bitterly divided
'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?
# Congress
'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today
Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.
# Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold
He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.
# Data Breach
'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released
Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.
# Round-Up
Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress
We run through all the big decisions from day two of Congress at Croke Park.
# GAA Congress 2018
'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life'
Addiction counsellor Alan Martin speaks to The42 about his work with gambling addicts and a motion going before GAA Congress about sponsorship.
'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem'
Former Cork footballer Derek Kavanagh is hoping the CPA motion garners support this weekend.
# Cork Says No
'This motion is an insult to Congress' - Cork county board opposes CPA motion on recording votes
Chairperson Tracey Kennedy and secretary Frank Murphy both spoke against the motion.
# Restructuring
'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football
Clare club Cooraclare are proposing an overhaul of the U17 grade at this weekend’s GAA Congress.
# US politics
US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown
The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.
# Blame Game
Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.
# standstill
US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'
Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.
# no comment
Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions'
This is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe around Trump’s campaign involvement with Russia.
# tax reform
US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law
He also signed short-term funding bill into law that that will keep the federal government running until 19 January.
# Tax
Trump hails 'historic' victory as Republican tax plan passes through Congress
Republican lawmakers were headed to the White House later today to celebrate with the president.
# john conyers
Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations
John Conyers has also endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in office.
# roy moore
'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers
US Senate hopeful Roy Moore is accused of sexually inappropriate conduct with a string of teenage girls.
# The West's awake
A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system
The motions were passed at Special Congress in Croke Park today.
# change is coming
Round-robin provincial hurling formats set to start in 2018 for a three-year term
The Special Congress has taken place at Croke Park today.
# Steve Scalise
'I'm back' - politician returns to work in Washington after being shot and left at death's door in June
Steve Scalise made his way into congress on crutches for the first time in three months and hailed his survival as a ‘miracle’.