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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess

Updated 7 hours ago 36,807 Views 23 Comments

Crowds carrying lanterns and candles gathered in darkness to pay tribute to the murdered MP.

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

7 hours ago 27,293 Views 43 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike
# Compensation
# Compensation

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike

15 hours ago 12,328 Views 16 Comments

The US drone strike took place as American forces were completing their withdrawal.

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?

18 hours ago 9,448 Views 14 Comments

How far apart are the EU and the UK to reaching a deal on tweaking trade arrangements in Northern Ireland?

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

Sat 12:05 AM 12,788 Views 14 Comments
  • The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
  • Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
  • Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,

Politics - Friday 15 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Fri 8:33 PM 72,019 Views 166 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

The Nitelink will be back next Friday after all (if nightclubs are open that is)
# Dublin
# Dublin

The Nitelink will be back next Friday after all (if nightclubs are open that is)

Fri 1:50 PM 12,776 Views 8 Comments

There had been concerns that the Dublin Bus service would not be operational for the planned return of nightclubs.

Politics - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic

Updated Thu 8:10 PM 44,261 Views 41 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost is expected in Brussels tomorrow to meet Maros Sefcovic to discuss ways to break the deadlock.

White House confirms Joe Biden will travel to Glasgow for COP26 climate summit
# Eurotrip
# Eurotrip

White House confirms Joe Biden will travel to Glasgow for COP26 climate summit

Thu 6:30 PM 7,988 Views 11 Comments

Biden also have an audience with the Pope in Rome ahead of the G20.

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'

Thu 5:16 PM 8,784 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said the roll out of such a measure would’ve been ‘unthinkable to do in the past’.

Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly

Thu 4:09 PM 37,192 Views 56 Comments

No consideration is being given to re-introducing any restrictions, says the minister.

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Thu 4:00 PM 14,576 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended

Thu 1:36 PM 40,225 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise

Updated Thu 12:15 PM 55,525 Views 206 Comments
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
  • Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
  • The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations
UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic
# Apology
# Apology

UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic

Thu 9:30 AM 7,981 Views 7 Comments

Sajid Javid’s comments came after the UK Government’s response to the outbreak was criticised by MPs.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine

Thu 7:44 AM 25,487 Views 19 Comments

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect

Thu 7:08 AM 8,574 Views 3 Comments

From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings.

Politics - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'Our hearts go out to the families': Taoiseach hopes for justice in search for Deirdre Jacob
# Missing
# Missing

'Our hearts go out to the families': Taoiseach hopes for justice in search for Deirdre Jacob

Wed 10:00 PM 30,368 Views 5 Comments

The family of Jo Jo Dullard say they are praying the search also brings answers for them.

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol
# The North
# The North

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol

Updated Wed 9:30 PM 38,052 Views 45 Comments
  • Measures would see an 80% reduction in checks envisaged for retail agri-food products arriving in the region from Great Britain.
  • The proposed changes would also remove the prospect of certain British produce, including Cumberland sausages, being banned from export to Northern Ireland.
  • The plan also includes a 50% reduction in customs paperwork
DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'

Wed 7:11 PM 16,219 Views 40 Comments

Sinn Féin welcomed the “far-reaching” EU plans published this evening.

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Wed 7:00 PM 9,123 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
# Reopening
# Reopening

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Wed 6:35 PM 74,777 Views 130 Comments

A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.

'Constitutional republican' Jack Chambers attending NI service 'to build on peace and reconciliation'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Constitutional republican' Jack Chambers attending NI service 'to build on peace and reconciliation'

Wed 5:53 PM 17,604 Views 52 Comments

The Fianna Fáil MInister of State is to attend the event with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery

Wed 1:21 PM 19,589 Views 36 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'

Wed 1:08 PM 24,673 Views 44 Comments

The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.

Boris Johnson did not understand his own Brexit deal, Dominic Cummings claims
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson did not understand his own Brexit deal, Dominic Cummings claims

Wed 12:15 PM 31,516 Views 26 Comments

The former No 10 chief adviser said he had always intended to get Johnson to ‘ditch the bits we didn’t like’.

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030

Wed 6:00 AM 27,516 Views 110 Comments

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.

Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today
# Immediate Changes
# Immediate Changes

Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today

Wed 12:10 AM 44,821 Views 32 Comments

A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.

Politics - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Tue 11:59 PM 29,664 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
# Dismissive Comments
# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Tue 10:25 PM 54,618 Views 50 Comments

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
# The Budget
# The Budget

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women

Tue 9:32 PM 28,258 Views 45 Comments

The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'

Updated Tue 7:30 PM 13,416 Views 18 Comments

SocDems TD Cian O’Callaghan told the Dáil: “What does this Budget do for renters? Nothing.”

David Frost says UK will submit new NI Protocol proposal to the EU
# David Frost
# David Frost

David Frost says UK will submit new NI Protocol proposal to the EU

Updated Tue 5:15 PM 27,263 Views 55 Comments

David Frost took aim at the oversight of the European Courts of Justice over trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax

Tue 2:50 PM 22,935 Views 38 Comments

Currently those working at home can only claim 10% against their gas and electricity bills.

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne

Tue 2:15 PM 14,634 Views 35 Comments

The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
# YOuth Travel Card
# YOuth Travel Card

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Tue 2:09 PM 30,843 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

Pandemic wage subsidy scheme to be extended to April 2022, Donohoe confirms
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Pandemic wage subsidy scheme to be extended to April 2022, Donohoe confirms

Tue 1:43 PM 11,920 Views 11 Comments

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme will be closed to new entrants in January.

Budget 2022 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Tue 9:24 AM 51,032 Views 84 Comments

Politicians are back in Leinster House for this year’s Budget.

Politics - Monday 11 October, 2021

DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’

Updated Mon 9:07 PM 31,053 Views 35 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson was responding after a High Court ruling over his party’s boycott of north-south meetings.

Minister Eamon Ryan 'very keen' for Nitelink's return but no date set ahead of nightclubs reopening
# Dublin
# Dublin

Minister Eamon Ryan 'very keen' for Nitelink's return but no date set ahead of nightclubs reopening

Mon 7:10 PM 17,285 Views 11 Comments
  • The Dublin Bus Nitelink service has not operated since March 2020.
  • Transport Eamon Ryan has said he is "very keen" for the service to return.
  • The NTA has said a number of 24-hour services are operational in the capital.
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