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Politics - Monday 8 February, 2021

The 9 at 9: Monday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 8:55 AM 13,643 Views 0 Comments

Two unexplained deaths in Co Cavan, rents outside Dublin rising, and a new welfare payment for 65 and 66 year olds.

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 148,630 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,567 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

Politics - Sunday 7 February, 2021

'Those numbers are made up, but you understand the idea': The week in quotes
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# Say That Again

'Those numbers are made up, but you understand the idea': The week in quotes

Feb 7th 2021, 6:30 PM 80,418 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
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# Simon Coveney

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:57 PM 18,182 Views 38 Comments

Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations
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# David Nabarro

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 1:05 PM 44,029 Views 110 Comments

Dr David Nabarro encouraged the UK to share excess vaccines with developing countries.

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,728 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

Politics - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore
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# Profile

Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore

Feb 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,909 Views 39 Comments

What next for Russia following the jailing of the anti-corruption opposition leader?

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history

Feb 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 24,726 Views 4 Comments

“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 183,192 Views 70 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

Politics - Friday 5 February, 2021

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI
# Brexit
# Brexit

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI

Feb 5th 2021, 8:35 PM 10,229 Views 2 Comments

Staff had been withdrawn on Monday night amid safety concerns.

Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote

Feb 5th 2021, 5:32 PM 22,312 Views 37 Comments

The State agency is tasked to fully utilise state lands to build affordable homes.

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
# Final Report
# Final Report

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,238 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

Myanmar military tightens grip on power as key aide of Aung San Suu Kyi arrested
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar military tightens grip on power as key aide of Aung San Suu Kyi arrested

Feb 5th 2021, 9:40 AM 6,689 Views 2 Comments

Win Htein, aged 79, was detained at his home in Yangon.

Donald Trump has refused to testify at his impeachment trial
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# Donald Trump

Donald Trump has refused to testify at his impeachment trial

Feb 5th 2021, 9:22 AM 47,396 Views 70 Comments

Donald Trump’s legal team are expected to argue that the US Senate cannot impeach the ex-president as he is no longer in office.

Taoiseach says hotel quarantining for high-risk travellers to be introduced by mid-February
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach says hotel quarantining for high-risk travellers to be introduced by mid-February

Feb 5th 2021, 7:52 AM 28,059 Views 83 Comments

Micheál Martin denied the introduction of the measure was taking too long when he spoke to RTÉ’s Prime Time last night.

Politics - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Should he stay or should he go? Micheál Martin and the trip to the White House
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# Start Spreading The News

Should he stay or should he go? Micheál Martin and the trip to the White House

Feb 4th 2021, 8:16 PM 49,836 Views 144 Comments

The official line is that nothing has been decided yet.

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 AM 48,933 Views 105 Comments

Writing in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, Arlene Foster said there is “growing anger at the current arrangements in Northern Ireland”.

Republicans say they will stand by congresswoman who supported bizarre conspiracy theories
# Qanon
# Qanon

Republicans say they will stand by congresswoman who supported bizarre conspiracy theories

Feb 4th 2021, 8:56 AM 34,811 Views 35 Comments

There have been calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be punished for her online embrace of racist views and bizarre conspiracy theories.

'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious

Feb 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 96,699 Views 170 Comments
  • It's hoped the country can move to Level 4 restrictions in March - but outdoor dining is not expected to begin till a later stage.
  • Talks are currently underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months, the Tánaiste said.

Politics - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 7:12 PM 42,766 Views 43 Comments

This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 33,975 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,317 Views 95 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
# Strong Advice
# Strong Advice

Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:18 PM 53,351 Views 91 Comments

The Health Minister’s comments on television have been questioned by opposition politicians.

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,559 Views 44 Comments

An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:05 AM 71,949 Views 65 Comments

It’ll be next week at the earliest until we know what is planned for this year’s Leaving Cert exams.

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:22 AM 14,600 Views 19 Comments

Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union denounced the ruling and called for his immediate release.

Politics - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister
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# Michael McGrath

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:01 PM 71,713 Views 123 Comments

The role of secretary general at the Department of Health has been advertised with a salary of €292,000.

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI
# Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland Assembly

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,006 Views 55 Comments

The EU asked its officials in Northern Ireland not to go to work and condemned ‘any threats’ to port staff

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,185 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

Mandatory hotel quarantine: 'Weeks' before measures are introduced
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# Foreign Travel

Mandatory hotel quarantine: 'Weeks' before measures are introduced

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:12 PM 23,076 Views 41 Comments

The government has said that primary legislation is required.

Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:20 PM 9,027 Views 5 Comments

Survivors of Bessborough mother and baby home have welcomed the news.

Sinn Féin's Brian Stanley says Garda Colm Horkan's funeral is among several 'large funerals' that have taken place
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Sinn Féin's Brian Stanley says Garda Colm Horkan's funeral is among several 'large funerals' that have taken place

Feb 2nd 2021, 1:57 PM 40,222 Views 0 Comments

Stanley was responding to a question about a republican funeral in Derry last week.

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,444 Views 111 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:54 AM 14,378 Views 0 Comments

Leaving Cert results, some Brexit checks postponed, and eco-nomics: here’s what’s making the news today.

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,676 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

Politics - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 22,718 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Explainer: Why has the Myanmar military staged a coup and what happens next?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why has the Myanmar military staged a coup and what happens next?

Feb 1st 2021, 1:28 PM 17,048 Views 5 Comments

The military today declared it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency.

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
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Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 30,562 Views 89 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'
The 9 at 9: Monday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 8:45 AM 14,390 Views 1 Comment

Nobel Peace winner Aung San Suu Kyi detained by military, AstraZeneca promises the EU more vaccine doses, and student nurses’ letters to the Health Minister.