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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Congress

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# Troika
SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika
He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.
# RWC2023
Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU
With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.
# Legitimate rape
Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race
The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.
# London 2012
Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China
“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.
# Economy
Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'
The US president used a White House press conference to urge Greece to remain in the eurozone and have a pop at his country’s congress while he was at it.
Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman
The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.
# IEC2012
Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress
A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.
# Teachers
Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement
INTO president Noreen Flynn made the comment at the union’s congress in Killarney today. She said that the Croke Park Agreement “has delivered so far”.
# US
'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget
The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.
Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address
The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.
# Gabrielle Giffords
Gabrielle Giffords steps down from Congress
The Congresswoman, who was injured during a shooting last year, released a video in which she thanked those who supported her.
# Offline
Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation
Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.
# Debt Crisis
Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit
Speaking at an EPP congress in Marseille, Kenny wants Europe to use the treaty it has – and Sarkozy demands a new one.
# Defence
US budget woes could threaten European missile defence plans
A slice of the US defence budget is expected to be cut following a breakdown in talks in the US.
# Joe the Plumber
Joe the Plumber wants to be a Congressman
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who became a conservative hero during the 2008 US presidential election, has filed papers to run for a seat in Congress.
# US jobs
US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill
The demise of Obama’s jobs package was expected, despite his campaign-style efforts to swing the public behind it.
# Weiner-fail
Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans
Anthony Weiner was forced to step down in June following a Twitter sex scandal. His seat had been held by Democrats since the 1920s.
# US Debt
Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling
The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.
# Debt deal
Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal
The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.
# US Debt
We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default
But not everyone’s happy including the president.
Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal
Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.
# Shutdown
Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant
The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.
# Strike
Union calls for national mortgage strikes
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has proposed the motion at the conference run by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions today.
# Scandal
'I'm not a crook': the top 5 US political scandals
Watergate and other political scandals that have rocked the US, and the world.
# Weiner
US Congressman seeks help to make him a "better husband and healthier person" amid resignation calls
Anthony Weiner’s problems go from bad to worse as his party’s leadership call on him to resign.
Congress leaders agree four-year extension to PATRIOT act
The controversial laws that allow wire-tapping and court-approved access to business records will be extended until 2015.
# iPhone
Apple defends iPhone's location log as 'improvement effort'
Apple representatives tells a Senate subcommittee that it’s not trying to stalk customers – but provide them with better services.
Action Replay: the day the GAA opened its doors
This week’s retrospective column takes a look back at the GAA’s historic decision to amend Rule 42.
Mayor of Washington DC arrested protesting budget restrictions
The mayor of the United States’ capital city has been arrested for taking part in a protest against federal control of district budgets.
# United States
Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before Congress subcommittee
The Comedy Central host appears to testify about the brutal conditions of undocumented farm workers.