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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Paul Murphy

This year
# George Nkencho
Shooting of George Nkencho: GSOC probe completed ahead of decision on sending report to DPP
George Nkencho died after he was shot during an interaction with gardaí in December 2020.
The 27-year-old died outside his Dublin home in December 2020 after being shot multiple times by members of a Garda Armed Support Unit.
GSOC's role is to act as an independent agency to investigate when someone suffers a serious injury or dies when interacting with gardaí.
There has been repeated criticisms of the delay in the investigation.
# Courts
Paul Murphy takes Sipo to High Court over decision not to investigate Varadkar over contract leak
Murphy’s initial application for judicial review was filed yesterday.
Paul Murphy: Anti-refugee protests a far cry from grassroots 'no to water charges' campaigns
‘You’d have to have your head in the sand not to notice that Ireland’s emerging far-right is playing a crucial role here,’ writes the Dublin TD.
# Paschal Donohoe
Paschal Donohoe apologises for 'clear mistake' but opposition parties query figures
Minister Paschal Donohoe said he understood work on hanging election posters to have been done on a ‘voluntary basis’.
# Other commitments
Watching Munster win in camper van in New Zealand to All-Ireland final in Croke Park
Murphy streamed the Munster final from a camper van in New Zealand at 4:30am.
Last year
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?
Parent Paul Murphy, whose son is being treated in hospital for RSV, and Dr Niamh Lynch explain more in this week’s podcast episode.
# Title winners
Kerry All-Ireland winners celebrate as they help Rathmore return to senior ranks
Paul Murphy and Shane Ryan added another medal to their 2022 collection.
# Onwards
Murphy hits 55-metre winning point as East Kerry reach third county final in four years
Murphy’s long-range score sends East Kerry into a decider where they will meet Mid Kerry.
# pay as you go
Taoiseach criticised for lack of clarity on disconnection moratorium for pay-as-you-go customers
Martin maintains there are extra protections in place to protect customers.
# Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy TD says he was repeatedly kicked by protesters when leaving Leinster House
Murphy said that he was “not intimidated” by the protestors “in the slightest”.
SIPO refuses to name ex-government officials who asked to waive 'cooling off' period for lobbying
A report by
Stephen McDermott
13 people have asked for the exemption in two years.
13 former special advisers have asked for the exemption in two years.
Lobbying regulator SIPO has refused a Freedom of Information request to reveal identities of those who applied, Stephen McDermott writes.
Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.
'More than happy to throw my lot in with Kilkenny footballers' - Ex-Cats hurling star Murphy
Kilkenny will be playing in the All-Ireland junior football championship.
# Ukraine
People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions
“We can’t applaud calls for more sanctions which are hurting ordinary Russians and only bolstering the Putin regime at home.”
# Neutrality
Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland’s neutrality has never stopped us participating in world events.
# cold classrooms
Renewed calls for HEPA filters in classrooms as low temperatures are reported in schools
Current health and safety regulations do not allow for temperatures to drop below 16 degrees in classrooms.
All time
'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments
Cuts to the PUP took effect yesterday as the government announced new Covid-19 restrictions.
# Too big to fail
What do Irish politicians make of calls to 'nationalise' or 'break up' Facebook?
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last night said the company should be broken up.
# on form
'Off the ball, he’s doing dirty work' - Clifford's scintillating form driving Kerry forward
Paul Murphy says having a second Clifford brother on the team has been a major advantage for the Kingdom.
# Tribute
'He’s probably the toughest guy I’ve marked. Hopefully it’s not the last we see of him'
Kerry captain Paul Murphy pays tribute to James O’Donoghue who has stepped away from the Kerry panel.
# Judiciary
Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.
# Renting
Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
In Rent Pressure Zones, the maximum rent increase permitted is 4% per annum.
Where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in an RPZ, a total increase of 8% increase can apply.
Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades
Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
# Elder Statesmen
Where do Kerry's older All-Ireland winning crew stand ahead of 2021 season?
Only five players that featured in the 2014 final win are still involved with the Kingdom.
# regency hotel
Bail granted to one of three men accused of helping gang out with Regency shooting
Jason Bonney has been granted bail, he and two other men, are charged in connection with the Regency Hotel murder of David Byrne.
# People Before Profit
'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit
Murphy had previously set up the eco-socialist party RISE.
# Rathmore
'You couldn't pick two better people as captains' - The club producing Kerry's new football leaders
It was a momentous week for the Rathmore club with Paul Murphy and Aislinn Desmond chosen as Kerry captains.
# Kingdom Leader
Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season
Paul Murphy takes over a position filled last year by David Clifford, while Daniel Collins will skipper The Kingdom’s hurlers for a second time.
# Legend
Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game
The defender won four All-Irelands in a glittering career.
# golfgate
People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe
The judge would only be removed if both the Dáil and Seanad supported such a motion.
# decimated
Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'
A number of taxi groups protested outside Leinster House today.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Paul Murphy isn't recruiting and training actors to attend protests
The fake advertisement was shared on social media following protests in Dublin at the weekend.
# Animal Rights
All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned
TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.
# March
Hundreds take to Dublin streets calling for left-wing government
Several hundred people from various groups took part in a protest this afternoon.
# the new radicals
From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?
A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.
# rent hike
Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600
“Multi-person households” that include pensioners will not receive the €10 weekly discount.
# Top Cat
A day in the life of Kilkenny star Murphy on peacekeeping duties in Lebanon
Paul Murphy will miss next year’s league campaign due to his upcoming tour of duty with the Irish army.
# Ceann Comhairle
TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion
The High Court granted the permission today.
# new left
Paul Murphy unveils new political grouping called RISE
Murphy announced he was parting ways with the Socialist Party last week.
# separate ways
Paul Murphy TD parts company with Socialist Party and plans to launch new group
Murphy is currently a TD for Dublin South-West.
# black and amber
'It’s important to protect that culture and tradition - treating the jersey with respect'
Veteran defender Paul Murphy is preparing for his eighth All-Ireland final with the Cats.