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Politics - Today’s News

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

56 minutes ago 979 Views 3 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Boris Johnson tells Tory plotters: Stop focusing on things I’m meant to have stuffed up
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tells Tory plotters: Stop focusing on things I’m meant to have stuffed up

15 hours ago 22,620 Views 25 Comments

The British Prime Minister insisted questions over his leadership were now settled.

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green
# It's Pronounced Nuclear
# It's Pronounced Nuclear

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green

22 hours ago 12,956 Views 41 Comments

A full vote on the proposed changes is set to take place in Strasbourg next month.

Bertie Ahern to address Citizens' Assembly on directly elected mayor for Dublin
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Bertie Ahern to address Citizens' Assembly on directly elected mayor for Dublin

Sat 6:30 AM 17,516 Views 46 Comments

The former Taoiseach will speak to the 80 members of the Assembly at 10.45 am on ‘The Reality of Devolution’.

Politics - Friday 24 June, 2022

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
# Explainer
# Explainer

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU

Fri 9:30 PM 8,113 Views 7 Comments

Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.

Micheál Martin has 'no time' for a UK-style 'toxic' discussion on trans issues
# Pride
# Pride

Micheál Martin has 'no time' for a UK-style 'toxic' discussion on trans issues

Fri 6:35 PM 31,097 Views 0 Comments

An Taoiseach said he will be in attendance at the Dublin Pride march this weekend.

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?
# Bojo's Mojo
# Bojo's Mojo

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?

Fri 12:37 PM 17,798 Views 19 Comments

The Tories lost two more by-elections last night but what will it mean for the PM?

Politics - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
# New York
# New York

Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public

Updated Thu 8:15 PM 35,663 Views 36 Comments

The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
# Not So United
# Not So United

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’

Thu 7:26 PM 23,510 Views 30 Comments

The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.

AG consulted on emergency law to provide more school places for children with special needs
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

AG consulted on emergency law to provide more school places for children with special needs

Thu 3:30 PM 5,771 Views 5 Comments

The Government has faced criticism from parents and advocates about the difficulty in finding class places for children with additional needs.

The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs

Thu 3:10 PM 13,837 Views 40 Comments

The minimum number of TDs will be 171, with some believing it could rise to 178.

Russian army expands grip on eastern Ukraine in move to cut supply lines
# Luhansk
# Luhansk

Russian army expands grip on eastern Ukraine in move to cut supply lines

Thu 2:54 PM 7,424 Views 13 Comments

Russian forces have taken control of the villages of Loskutivka and Rai-Oleksandrivka.

France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says
# Exclusive Economic Zone
# Exclusive Economic Zone

France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says

Thu 1:33 PM 15,725 Views 19 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney spoke about the change of plan in the Dáil today.

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
# Vacant Property Tax
# Vacant Property Tax

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years

Thu 1:27 PM 21,350 Views 26 Comments

Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.

European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect
# Eu Candidacy
# Eu Candidacy

European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect

Thu 12:05 AM 11,779 Views 10 Comments

The Journal will be reporting at the EU Council over the next two days to bring you the latest from the discussions.

Politics - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

EU plan to buy gas from Israel heavily criticised by Green MEP
# Grace O'sullivan
# Grace O'sullivan

EU plan to buy gas from Israel heavily criticised by Green MEP

Wed 6:29 PM 26,702 Views 55 Comments

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan previously was refused permission to visit Gaza with a delegation of other MEPs.

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services

Wed 6:14 PM 9,341 Views 3 Comments

The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.

There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees Ireland takes in, says minister
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees Ireland takes in, says minister

Wed 4:07 PM 20,919 Views 0 Comments

There were heated exchanges between Independent TD Carol Nolan and the housing minister over the issue of immigration.

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol
# Eu-uk Relations
# Eu-uk Relations

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol

Wed 2:53 PM 6,236 Views 5 Comments

Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.

Housing minister says 'scourge' of vacant sites across Ireland is underutilised
# Underutilised
# Underutilised

Housing minister says 'scourge' of vacant sites across Ireland is underutilised

Wed 2:50 PM 15,350 Views 35 Comments

O’Brien said that he had written to the Archbishop of Dublin about buying unused church land.

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
# Late Night Luas
# Late Night Luas

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister

Wed 1:41 PM 13,773 Views 25 Comments

Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.

Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect
# Russia
# Russia

Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect

Wed 10:16 AM 26,834 Views 40 Comments

However, the Tánaiste said he doesn’t think the plans will need to be implemented.

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'

Updated Wed 9:00 AM 44,933 Views 108 Comments

The public servants due to have their pay restored include medical consultants, members of the judiciary and some CEOs.

Politics - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital
# Meath
# Meath

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital

Updated Tue 7:58 PM 29,721 Views 36 Comments

A Government countermotion has been tabled as health and justice minister seek clarity from HSE.

Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays
# DAA
# DAA

Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays

Tue 7:51 PM 20,601 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach says the delays at Dublin Airport has not caused damage to Irish tourism.

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays

Tue 6:47 PM 22,749 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said it must be very distressing for the mother and her four children who did not make their flight today.

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget

Tue 6:26 PM 33,002 Views 44 Comments

Taoiseach said renters “will be considered” in October’s budget.

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal

Updated Tue 5:13 PM 24,924 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said that energy rationing could “be a reality”.

Work underway to allow private sector workers to receive tax-free bonuses of up to €1,000
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Work underway to allow private sector workers to receive tax-free bonuses of up to €1,000

Tue 2:50 PM 36,810 Views 35 Comments

Tánaiste confirmed to The Journal that the finance minister is working on the Budget proposal.

Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising
# Abortion
# Abortion

Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising

Tue 1:52 PM 26,227 Views 55 Comments

Figures show that 206 women and girls with addresses in the Republic of Ireland sought abortion care.

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family

Tue 6:30 AM 8,636 Views 18 Comments

After the EU Commission green lit candidate status las week, two EEP members don’t want any hold-ups as EU leaders as part of the EU Council on Thursday.

Politics - Monday 20 June, 2022

Varadkar: 'I'm entitled to a due process and the presumption of innocence over guilt'
# Dáil Row
# Dáil Row

Varadkar: 'I'm entitled to a due process and the presumption of innocence over guilt'

Mon 7:46 PM 44,261 Views 0 Comments

A senator said conversations that took place in the Dáil last week about arrests and prosecutions were ‘very stigmatising’.

French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight
# Cork
# Cork

French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight

Updated Mon 5:26 PM 48,175 Views 50 Comments

Minister Coveney has said his department is in contact with French authorities.

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Updated Mon 2:19 PM 25,914 Views 46 Comments

Martin warned that the toughest period in this crisis could be wintertime.

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
# Register
# Register

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years

Mon 9:30 AM 4,271 Views 3 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.

Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president
# Colombia
# Colombia

Former rebel fighter Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia's first leftist president

Mon 8:51 AM 11,076 Views 9 Comments

The 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota defeated millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in a tense and unpredictable election.

Politics - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'

Jun 19th 2022, 1:41 PM 26,698 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comment follow several cost of living protests yesterday.

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
# Taxi Shortage
# Taxi Shortage

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show

Jun 19th 2022, 9:46 AM 17,056 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way

Jun 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,856 Views 21 Comments

The proposal would see Ireland retain its 13 MEP seats – but also vote for MEPs in a new pan-European constituency.

Visits to Nordic countries part of a strategic plan to grow Ireland's links with Scandinavia
# Northern Exposure
# Northern Exposure

Visits to Nordic countries part of a strategic plan to grow Ireland's links with Scandinavia

Jun 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,873 Views 29 Comments

Visits by the Taoiseach and others are all part of a plan to align Ireland with the countries.

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