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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know these moments from televised political debates?

Here are some highs and lows of televised election debates ahead of Round One of the US presidential election tonight.

Ian Paisley apologises after failing to register luxury holiday

Standards commissioner Kathryn Stone said a corporate body rather than a personal friend of the Democratic Unionist had absorbed the cost.

Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee

The proposed legislation would allow medical professionals assist terminally ill persons end their own life.


Coronavirus: One death and 363 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 154 in Dublin

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group

The former junior finance minister is to resign his seat in the Seanad to take up the role.

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld

The range of potential offences included murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury with intent.

Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm

First Minister Arlene Foster told the Stormont Assembly the measure is being introduced to attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes

Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.

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Poll: Are you planning on watching the Biden-Trump election debate live?

Will you stay up to watch Joe Biden debate US President Donald Trump?

HSE chief: We can expect and should plan for further waves of Covid-19

Paul Reid is appearing in front of the Special Covid-19 Committee today to discuss the country’s testing systems.

Politics - Monday 28 September, 2020

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment PUP

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'

Minister Darragh O’Brien distanced himself from a pilot scheme he referenced in the Dáil.

The 5 at 5: Monday

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Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group

D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.

Boris Johnson faces looming Tory revolt over Covid-19 restrictions

More than 50 Conservatives have signed up to an amendment calling for MPs to be given a greater role in deciding on new coronavirus measures.

Five things we've learned about Donald Trump's tax affairs

The US President has been waging a legal battle to keep his tax returns hidden, but the New York Times has published details.

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to New York Times

The major investigation into the US president’s finances comes just weeks before the election.

Politics - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says PUP

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says

The Sinn Féin leader called for the government to reverse the reduction.

Irish businesses being asked to upskill workforces in preparation for Brexit

Clear Customs is an online training programme to support affected Irish companies.

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

'It's clear he has to go': Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Belarus since 9 August elections.

Who exactly is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and what happens next?

At the age of 48, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.

Politics - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Where is the troublesome Internal Market Bill at?

An amendment this week means there will need to be a House of Commons vote before the powers are implemented.

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Barrett, of Indiana, was at the White House at least twice this week.

'It's like being at a match and they keep moving the goalposts': The rapidly changing face of Irish college life

Demand for mental health supports have already risen as colleges move classes and social events online.


Politics - Friday 25 September, 2020

How the new restrictions in Donegal are highlighting the lack of cross-border co-operation on Covid-19

The Level 3 restrictions in Donegal highlight the lack of on-the-ground co-operation along the border.

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference

Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.

Colleges and universities told to move most lectures online for next two weeks

The move comes as efforts step up to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

Taoiseach warns local restrictions may be needed in four counties as cases rise

Martin said Nphet is “very concerned” about the rise in cases in urban areas.

US Republican leader says there will be an 'orderly transition' after election following Trump remarks

Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transition if he loses in November.


Politics - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'No other choice than to act': Donegal to be placed under Level 3 restrictions after spike in Covid-19 cases

Government ministers held an incorporeal meeting this evening to discuss the measure.

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses election

Trump has for several months been pressing a campaign against mail-in voting by tweeting and speaking out against it.

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