‘Strong reasons’ to extend Brexit’s October deadline

‘Strong reasons’ to extend Brexit’s October deadline

Expected next European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said there are “strong reasons” to extend the October Brexit deadline just hours ...

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Scrapping HSE risks ‘going back to the future’

Scrapping HSE risks ‘going back to the future’

The Government is facing claims of going “back to the future” by announcing plans to scrap the overarching HSE and replace it with six regional health ...

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Green Party's Saoirse McHugh warns against going into coalition

Green Party's Saoirse McHugh warns against going into coalition

Green Party European elections star Saoirse McHugh has warned that both she and the ‘Green wave’ could “leave” the party if leaders join ...

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HSE to withhold 2019 projects budget until August

HSE to withhold 2019 projects budget until August

The HSE’s budget plan for its biggest projects this year has been delayed again and will not now be published until the start of August, due in part to the ...

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No 'chilling effect' on parliamentary committees following Kerins case

No 'chilling effect' on parliamentary committees following Kerins case

TDs and senators have been told they are wrong to feel there will be a "chilling effect" on their work in committees as a result of the Angela Kerins Supreme Court ...

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Cost of repairing Dáil and Seanad set to top €17m

Despite the surging costs, secretary general of Oireachtas services Peter Finnegan said the price tag represents "outstanding" value for the taxpayer.

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Mercosur ‘not a done deal’, Creed tells farmers

Mercosur ‘not a done deal’, Creed tells farmers

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has urged pleaded with farmers not to desert the Government over the Mercosur trade deal, saying it is “not a done deal” ...

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Joe McHugh: State failed to protect victims of sexual abuse

Joe McHugh: State failed to protect victims of sexual abuse

Mr McHugh conceded there are serious problems when a compensation system ignores any victims

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HSE capital spending plan ‘sitting in the Department’

HSE capital spending plan ‘sitting in the Department’

Opposition parties have accused the HSE and Department of Health of deliberately delaying publishing its capital spending plan for this year for seven months because ...

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Momentary panic after rat spotted in Leinster House

Momentary panic after rat spotted in Leinster House

Politicians are used to being called vermin, but even they were surprised to see a new furry friend seen scurrying down the corridors of power.

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Hogan to be nominated for second term as EU commissioner

Hogan to be nominated for second term as EU commissioner

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed the Government will ask the EU to re-appoint ex-Fine Gael minister Phil Hogan as an EU commissioner - despite the backlash over ...

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Sinn Féin TDs defend internal review decision not to criticise party's leadership over elections

Sinn Féin TDs defend internal review decision not to criticise party's leadership over elections

Senior Sinn Féin TDs have defended an internal review's decision not to personally criticise the party's leadership for its disastrous local and European ...

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Justice Minister claims FG 'not hiding behind anything' by refusing to publish Maria Bailey swing case report

Justice Minister claims FG 'not hiding behind anything' by refusing to publish Maria Bailey swing case report

The Government is not "running away" from the Maria Bailey swing case report by refusing to publish its findings, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has claimed.

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Flanagan downplays possibility of Government help for Isis bride Lisa Smith's return to Ireland

Flanagan downplays possibility of Government help for Isis bride Lisa Smith's return to Ireland

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has downplayed the possibility of the Government helping to bring Isis bride Lisa Smith back to Ireland, saying "anybody who goes ...

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Labour, Social Democrats eye 23 seats in next election

Labour, Social Democrats eye 23 seats in next election

Labour and the Social Democrats are targeting as many as 23 seats in the next general election — making either party a potential coalition kingmaker.

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Labour Special Report: The appetite for change is evident in grassroots of Ireland’s oldest party

Labour Special Report: The appetite for change is evident in grassroots of Ireland’s oldest party

The leadership issue has been put on the back burner before the general election but unless there is a positive result, the knives will be out for Brendan Howlin, ...

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Maria Bailey report won’t be released

Maria Bailey report won’t be released

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will reveal what sanctions he will take against Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey over the swing case controversy next week — but will refuse ...

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Leo Varadkar: No immediate decision on Phil Hogan’s role in Europe

Leo Varadkar: No immediate decision on Phil Hogan’s role in Europe

The Government will make no decision on Phil Hogan’s future as EU agriculture commissioner for at least 10 days amid growing demands from farmers for him to ...

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Taoiseach: Lisa Smith could be investigated if she returns to Ireland

Taoiseach: Lisa Smith could be investigated if she returns to Ireland

His comments follow those of Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has called for Ms Smith and her two-year-old daughter to be brought home to Ireland.

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Government sets up group to monitor health spending

Government sets up group to monitor health spending

The Government has set up a new group to oversee health service costs amid fears the system is continuing to fail to stay within its budgets.

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Ross orders inquiries into Dublin Port spending

Ross orders inquiries into Dublin Port spending

Transport Minister Shane Ross has ordered his officials to “make immediate inquiries” into revelations that Dublin Port managers spent hundreds of thousands ...

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Fine Gael TDs concerned by latest poll figures slump

Fine Gael TDs concerned by latest poll figures slump

Fine Gael TDs have privately raised fears the party could be dumped out of office by a Fianna Fáil-led minority government unless it tackles a worrying poll ...

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Government climate plan will see departments pay for missed environment targets

Government departments will be forced to pay out of their own pockets if they fail to hit specific multi-year environmental targets, potentially putting other services ...

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HSE was ordered to keep €198m debt off books

HSE was ordered to keep €198m debt off books

The Government has been accused of trying to spin the HSE’s funding crisis by “massaging” official figures, after it emerged that the Department ...

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Ireland’s emissions promises ‘a charade’, PAC hears

Ireland’s emissions promises ‘a charade’, PAC hears

The Government has been accused of gross hypocrisy and of making a “charade” of its climate change promises, after it emerged it has spent more than ...

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PAC: €86m spent on avoiding environmental targets shows Govt making 'charade' of climate change promise

PAC: €86m spent on avoiding environmental targets shows Govt making 'charade' of climate change promise

The Government has been accused of making a "charade" of its climate change promises after it emerged it has spent more than €86m to date in buying itself out ...

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Cabinet set to approve new Fair Deal for farming families

Cabinet set to approve new Fair Deal for farming families

Thousands of farming families who place elderly relatives in nursing homes will see crippling costs capped after three years under new Fair Deal rules changes to ...

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Farming families to get some relief as crippling nursing homes costs to be capped under new Fair Deal rules

Farming families to get some relief as crippling nursing homes costs to be capped under new Fair Deal rules

Thousands of farming families who place elderly relatives in nursing homes will see crippling costs capped after three years under new Fair Deal rules changes to ...

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Government warned to stop treating older people as 'house-blockers'

Government warned to stop treating older people as 'house-blockers'

The Government has been warned to stop treating older people as "house-blockers" making the housing crisis worse simply because they own family-size homes they have ...

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Ó Fearghaíl apologises to Kerins over PAC grilling

Ó Fearghaíl apologises to Kerins over PAC grilling

The Dáil’s ceann comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, has made a public apology to ex-Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins over her treatment ...

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Creed: No backing down over Rockall fishing rights

Creed: No backing down over Rockall fishing rights

The Government has warned Scotland it will not back down over the deepening Rockall fishing rights stand-off and will take EU court action if the Scottish threaten ...

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Ross asked Delaney for tickets to see Man Utd

Sports Minister Shane Ross has admitted asking ex-Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney for tickets to a crunch Europa League soccer final ...

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Sinn Féin to hold election post mortem behind closed doors tomorrow

Sinn Féin to hold election post mortem behind closed doors tomorrow

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and senior party officials from both sides of the border will meet in private tomorrow in a bid to explain their disastrous ...

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TD calls for emergeny Dáil debate on plans to slash home help hours

The Dáil must hold an urgent debate on HSE plans to slash new home help hours when it returns on Tuesday amid fears families will be left with "no choice" ...

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Trump: Brexit will be very, very good

Trump: Brexit will be very, very good

US president Donald Trump has claimed the Brexit crisis which is putting tens of thousands of Irish jobs at risk is going to be “very, very good” for ...

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Donald Trump visit: Brexit will 'work out' in Ireland's favour, Trump says

Donald Trump visit: Brexit will 'work out' in Ireland's favour, Trump says

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Ireland for his first Presidential visit to the country.

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Minister Ross urges football bodies to have re-think on appointment

Minister Ross urges football bodies to have re-think on appointment

Sports Minister Shane Ross has urged the Football Association of Ireland to review the appointment of Noel Mooney as the organisation's acting chief, amid concerns ...

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Department of Justice criticised for 'failing' to tackle TB outbreak concerns in prisons

Department of Justice criticised for 'failing' to tackle TB outbreak concerns in prisons

Dáil public accounts committee chair and Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming made the claim at the latest meeting of the group this morning, saying the delay ...

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Angela Kerins 'treated very badly', Taoiseach concedes

Angela Kerins 'treated very badly', Taoiseach concedes

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar acknowledged ex-Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins was "treated badly" by a previous Dáil public accounts committee during its pursuit ...

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Third level institutions to be questioned over links to spin-off companies

The Dáil's public accounts committee has agreed to take the step after discussions between it, Cork Institute of Technology, the University of Limerick and ...

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Taoiseach says electronic voting system may need to be introduced

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the State may need to introduce electronic voting following the marathon European election stand-off in Ireland South.

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State hit with €5m compo bill for TB outbreak in prison

The State will have to pay the bulk of a €5m compensation payout following claims from 100 prison officers and prisoners infected by tuberculosis in a major ...

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Marathon count sees Ming, Matt, and Maria elected

Marathon count sees Ming, Matt, and Maria elected

Independent MEP Luke Ming Flanagan, Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh have taken the final three MEP seats in Midlands-North-West ...

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#Elections2019: Flanagan, Walsh and Carthy elected in Midlands North West

#Elections2019: Flanagan, Walsh and Carthy elected in Midlands North West

Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness was elected to the first of the four seats on Monday.

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Taoiseach to visit Dublin communities affected by gangland crime

Taoiseach to visit Dublin communities affected by gangland crime

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit hard-hit Dublin communities where three people have been shot dead in recent days in a bid to show his "revulsion" at the killings. ...

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Mary Lou McDonald denies Sinn Féin leadership under threat following elections

Mary Lou McDonald denies Sinn Féin leadership under threat following elections

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has insisted her position is not under threat despite her party losing almost half its local council seats and potentially ...

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#Elections2019: Ming set for re-election while Casey surges

#Elections2019: Ming set for re-election while Casey surges

Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is set to be re-elected this morning — but a neck-and-neck race lower down the pecking order last night saw ...

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Govt to finalise 'very ambitious' climate change plan next month

Govt to finalise 'very ambitious' climate change plan next month

The Government is set to publish a new climate change action report by mid-June in a bid to outline Ireland's plans to address the crisis - and woo a resurgent Green ...

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#Elections2019: Two FG seats would be 'absolutely magic' result, Mairead McGuinness says

#Elections2019: Two FG seats would be 'absolutely magic' result, Mairead McGuinness says

Re-elected Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has said the growing chances of her and running mate Maria Walsh being winning Midlands North West European elections ...

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#Elections2019: Sinn Féin 'in trouble' if general election is called, MEP candidate says

#Elections2019: Sinn Féin 'in trouble' if general election is called, MEP candidate says

A Sinn Féin MEP candidate has warned the party will be in "trouble" at the next general election unless it learns lessons "very, very quickly" from its local ...

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