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September 2023
Top House Republican gives go-ahead for impeachment investigation into Joe Biden
Kevin McCarthy has been under pressure from the right-wing of the party to open the inquiry.
Eoin Ó Broin blasts Tánaiste's comment about young voters as 'ill-judged, patronising and insulting'
The Tánaiste today refused to retract comments he made yesterday about Sinn Féin “infecting” young voters.
RTÉ should consider selling Donnybrook site if it is strapped for cash, says minister
Chair of the Oireachtas Media Committee says nothing should be off the table.
“We were very happy with the final price” - How a Daft Advantage Ad helped this couple sell their home
For seller Shane, using a Daft Advantage Ad maximised his earnings on the sale of his family home.
Housing Minister says change in how landlords are taxed is 'urgent' and 'crucial'
O’Brien has also restated his desire to expand the renters tax credit in the Budget.
Minister calls on Pepper to be 'absolutely clear' with customers about new fixed mortgage interest rate
Mortgage holders with non-banks and vulture funds can now switch to one of the pillar banks, says Minister McGrath.
Criminal cases against Trump show ‘rottenness’ of US political system, Putin says
During his four years in the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly touted having good relations with Vladimir Putin.
McGrath says Budget will be focused on cost of living and helping households with bills
The Finance Minister said he is “very conscious” of petrol and diesel costs and that a decision will be made on excise duty before the Budget.
HSE deficit likely to hit at least €1bn with overspend to July running at €600m
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the overspend is being driven by the HSE “spending money in areas where it should not be spending”.
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Donnelly: 'Regardless of what he says about me in his book, Tony Holohan is an extraordinary public servant'
The health minister said he wished Holohan well.
Minister still has concerns about 'unintended consequences' of Fair Deal rental income change
Butler has concerns about the premature entries into nursing homes.
Taoiseach stands by comment that he believes there will be a united Ireland in his lifetime
Varadkar also said that there would be a sizeable pro-British minority in a united Ireland, and he wanted to ensure they would be respected.
Tánaiste says meeting with farmer representatives at Fianna Fáil think-in has been ‘constructive’
Large crowds of farmers turned up to protest at the Fianna Fáil think-in in Tipperary today.
'It's not a slam dunk': Martin says SF winning big in next election not a sure thing
SF triumphalising ‘horrible deeds’ is ‘infecting a new generation.
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Cuts to USC under consideration as part of Budget, confirms Tánaiste
Budget talks are set to intensify next week.
Education Minister pushes back against idea of 'Dublin allowance' for teachers
Minister Foley said the extra allowance given to teachers working in London has not solved the situation for teachers there.
Leo Varadkar in Northern Ireland as €1 billion worth of peace funding announced
Varadkar will be joined by European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic.
Housing Minister condemns 'misinformation' letters distributed in Dublin with Fianna Fáil logo
Darragh O’Brien said it was “clear someone went to great lengths draft, print and circulate” the disinformation.
Government won't exempt horse-racing TV channels from ban on daytime gambling ads
Law regulating the gambling industry is a public health measure, says minister.
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'It matters to me personally': Micheál Martin sought to make hope and history rhyme in Israel
The Tánaiste paid a three-day trip to the Middle East this week.
Dublin’s new safety action plan to target prolific young offenders and roll out community wardens
The report launched today states ‘there remains a narrative that the North Inner City is unsafe’.
Varadkar: 'I have at least one, if not two elections still in me'
He also clarified that there were no plans to hold a general election earlier than 2025.
Government hopes to bring homes into use with new vacant property tax
A vacant homes tax will be set at three times the local property tax to provoke owners to sell or rent.
Micheál Martin says it's not time to abandon 'two-state solution' to Israel-Palestine conflict
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs visited the region this week.
"A brand new TV station that belongs to the young people of Ireland": Everything you need to know about Cúla4
Cúla4, a dedicated children’s channel from TG4, is making history with today’s arrival onto our screen.
Taoiseach says people 'read too much' into Wolfe Tones but warns about 'how songs might be heard'
The group drew the biggest-ever crowd at Electric Picnic last weekend.
Shock road safety adverts of the past weren't liked — but they were effective, says Taoiseach
‘We’ve gone backwards in terms of road safety,’ the Taoiseach said today.
Eamon Ryan says he doesn't back Green TD's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
Minister Catherine Martin said husbands and wives don’t agree on everything.
Farmers say there will be 'massive ramifications' over decision to cut nitrate derogation limit
Ireland’s nitrates derogration provides farmers an opportunity to farm at higher stocking rates when they take extra steps to protect the environment.
RTÉ seeks €34.5m in additional funding with €21m licence fee shortfall also expected, confirms minister
Government is yet to sign off on what interim funding it will provide the national broadcaster.
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Micheál Martin: Calling Israel an apartheid state 'doesn't add a whole lot' to peace process
The Tánaiste visited the occupied West Bank today.
Tánaiste confident use of tented accommodation for refugees will be short-term
Micheál Martin acknowledged the use of tents to house refugees is ‘not ideal’.
Cabinet to approve plans for new emerging health threats agency to prepare for future pandemics
A special Cabinet meeting is being held in Wicklow today.
Former Proud Boys leader sentenced to 22 years in prison for part in US Capitol riot
Enrique Tarrio’s sentence is the longest so far among more than 1,100 Capitol riot cases.
House of Lords votes to amend controversial Troubles legacy Bill as UK govt urged to scrap it
Victims campaigner Raymond McCord said the Lords vote was an “embarrassment” to the Conservative government.
White House warns North Korea would 'pay a price' if it supplies Russia with weapons
The Kremlin has said it is unable to confirm whether Kim Jong Un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue.
Modern and energy efficient homes in the beautiful Cluain Glasan community in Kilkenny
The latest two and three bed homes from Glenveagh are located 5 minutes drive from Kilkenny city.
'It has been a privilege': Richard Bruton announces he will not run in the next general election
The veteran Fine Gael TD was first elected to the Dáil in 1982.
Tánaiste holds 'frank' talks with Benjamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlements in West Bank
Micheál Martin is on a four-day trip to the Middle East.
Anger within Greens over housing spokesman's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
According to Green Party sources there is anger, annoyance and shock over Duffy’s comments.
Putin says he won't revive Ukraine grain export deal unless Russian food can be shipped too
The Russian president said that the West has made it difficult for his country’s agricultural products to be exported.
Belgian court hears case alleging hacking of Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's Twitter account
The tweet in question referred to another Irish politician.
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Nicotine products to come under Drug Payments Scheme with cost capped at €80 per month
Currently you can get nicotine products for free if you have a medical card.