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Politics - Today’s News

Archbishop Martin told Taoiseach to use his own profession the next time he is looking for an example of hypocrisy

Martin said Varadkar should have used the example of an unhealthy doctor who tells people to lead a healthy life.

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant

Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'

A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica

When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

Politics - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football' FAI

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football'

In a strongly-worded letter to FAI president Donal Conway, the minister says the upcoming election falls short of the transparency.

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Who are the progressive congresswomen Trump tweeted should 'go back' to where they came from?

Trump said they should ‘go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came’.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

Politics - Monday 15 July, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the news today.

Israel's education minister faces calls to resign over comments on 'gay conversion' therapy

Rafi Peretz’s latest controversial comments came in a television interview on Saturday.

Trump lashes out at liberal congresswomen again after being slammed as 'racist'

In his initial tweets, Trump told progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back” where they came from.

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Undocumented migrants in US wait in fear as no immediate sign of threatened large-scale raids

ICE agents were expected to conduct raids in at least 10 major cities yesterday.

'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis

Tensions are continuing to intensify between Iran and the US.

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight

The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.

Politics - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the news today.

Trump tells liberal congresswomen to go fix the 'crime-infested places from which they came'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of wanting to “make America white again”.

Poll: Is Ireland ready for a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland ready for a no-deal Brexit?

The Irish government has put supports in place, but the latest figures show there’s been little uptake of its one-day workshops.

Politics - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield, hurricane Barry hurtles towards New Orleans, and the women’s Wimbledon final.

Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos

“Do you have any comprehension of a free society? This isn’t Russia,” the Sunday Times editor said in response.

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU by Christmas? Brexit This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU by Christmas?

Johnson told the BBC last night the UK would be out by 31 October, while Hunt says he “expects” Brexit by Christmas.

Do you like the Luke Kelly statue and motorway sculptures? This kind of art is getting a funding boost

Percent for Art scheme aims to make art accessible to the general public.

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

When will there be a new British prime minister? Here's what you need to know

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the last two men standing, as a Brexit deadline looms.

Politics - Friday 12 July, 2019

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test

The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.

Trump loses another 'tremendous talent' from his cabinet in backlash over sex offender plea deal Out The Door This post contains videos

Trump loses another 'tremendous talent' from his cabinet in backlash over sex offender plea deal

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta was the prosecutor who presided over Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal.

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

Female reporter told she needs male chaperone to interview Republican gubernatorial candidate

“This is my truck, and in my truck, we go by my rules and that’s my rule,” republican Robert Foster said.

Politics - Thursday 11 July, 2019

A deep compassion for his fellow citizens: A tribute to my friend Noel Whelan

Larry Donnelly on how the late barrister and author’s ‘abiding faith in people’ shone through his public and personal life.

Dáil rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal in symbolic vote

Fianna Fáil voted against the Mercosur deal.

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House was commissioned to be built between 1745-47.

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