Political careers often end in failure, but few fail as spectacularly as Theresa May's

It is often said all political careers end in failure, but few with such a spectacular a failure as Theresa May's.

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'Deeply disappointed' Fine Gael TD defies party instructions with canvass in Cork and Tipperary

A “deeply disappointed” junior minister Andrew Doyle openly defied his party's instructions not to canvass in Cork and Tipperary amid an escalating feud ...

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FG bid to 'save two seats' in Ireland South

Fine Gael has been forced to “revise” its division of the Ireland South constituency in order to bolster MEP Deirdre Clune's flagging campaign, just ...

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Donald Trump visit 'to happen on June 5 - 7'

He will use his golf resort in nearby Doonbeg in west Co Clare as a base over the three days.

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Simon Harris to raise concerns about impact of CervicalCheck ruling by High Court

The HSE has raised concerns about the impact of the recent High Court ruling on the state of the CervicalCheck scheme, Health Minister Simon Harris will say tomorrow. ...

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Taoiseach confirms independent review of abortion case at National Maternity Hospital

An independent review into the circumstances of an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital is to be carried out, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed to the ...

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Welcome yes, but don’t get bowled over by US president

What needs to be avoided is the traditional fawning by Irish politicians of US presidents, says Daniel McConnell.

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Probe as borrowers in arrears hit with legal fees

The Central Bank is investigating the legality of commercial banks slapping legal fees onto the mortgages of their customers who have fallen into arrears even before ...

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Taoiseach: Renationalising Eir to run National Broadband Plan would be double cost of proposed plan

Opposition calls to renationalise the former state telephone company, Eir, and have it run the National Broadband Plan would cost up to €9 billion, Taoiseach ...

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Simon Coveney: New UK Conservative Party leader won't impact Brexit stalemate

A leadership challenge in the Conservative Party will have little impact on the Brexit stalemate, Tánaiste Simon Coveney says.

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National Broadband Plan labelled 'the worst deal ever seen'

The €3bn State investment in the controversial National Broadband Plan has been labelled “the worst deal ever seen” after it emerged that the private ...

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Former taoiseach Cowen taken ill at Oireachtas golf event in April

The event, at Lahinch Golf Club, the venue for the forthcoming Irish Open, is attended by members of the Oireachtas past and present, as well as staff and the media. ...

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Book links Zappone incident to Enda Kenny downfall

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny’s mishandling of a conversation with the Minister for Children about the maltreatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe set in motion ...

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DUP: ‘Belfast-Dublin ties must be repaired’

Brexit has damaged relations between Dublin and Belfast but those relations must be repaired, DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said.

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Justice Minister bans controversial US Pastor Stephen Anderson from entering Ireland

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has bowed to public cries and has banned controversial US Pastor Steven Anderson from entering the country.

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Junior minister ordered not to attend ‘Irish Examiner’ event

A major row has erupted within Fine Gael after junior minister Andrew Doyle was ordered not to attend a hustings event next week, after previously being told he ...

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Keep your friends close and party rivals closer

BILLY “One Seat” Kelleher: that rather disparaging description of the long-standing TD and favourite MEP candidate, by his party colleague Malcolm Byrne ...

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Bruton will not confirm whether broadband bidders will put up between €300m and €400m of the €3bn bill

The Communications Minister has also refused to say how much of the €5bn broadband rollout cost will be footed by rural homeowners and businesses.

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Watt’s complaints cut to heart of Government’s competency

Why is the Government taking such a risk on its €3bn Broadband Plan when top officials have advised against it, asks Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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Finance Minister: 'National Broadband Plan is a risk, but one worth taking'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has accepted the €3 billion National Broadband Plan is an “unprecedented risk,” but insisted it is a risk worth ...

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Donohoe defends decision to overrule concerns over €3bn National Broadband Plan cost

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has defended his decision to overrule concerns expressed by his senior officials over the cost of the €3bn National Broadband ...

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Decision to go ahead with the National Broadband Plan is the right one: Minister

Arts Minister Josepha Madigan has confirmed she and the Cabinet disagreed with concerns raised by senior officials on the €3bn National Broadband Plan.

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FF’s Byrne complains over ‘Billy One Seat’ Kelleher

A rift has emerged between Fianna Fáil’s two candidates in Ireland South after Malcolm Byrne lodged an official complaint to party bosses about his ...

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Clearly we have learned nothing in this country about wasting money

We have been waiting seven years for it and will be waiting at least seven more for it to be finished.

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Absence of Brian Crowley sparks scramble for votes in huge Ireland South region

In the first of a three-part series on the EU elections, Irish Examiner Political Editor Daniel McConnell profiles Ireland South

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Success or failure? Jury is still out on Nama

Nama is 10 years old. Brian Lenihan’s brainchild to fix our collapsed banking

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Fianna Fáil's European Election candidates deny tension amid dividing of constituency

Fianna Fáil's two candidates in Ireland South deny that the party's decision to divide the constituency has caused tension between them.

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Divorce Referendum: ‘Constitution not place to decide divorce rules,’ says Minister

The Constitution is not the appropriate place to determine the rules of divorce, Arts Minister Josepha Madigan will claim today.

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Howlin says people found guilty of revenge porn should be added to sex offenders register

Labour party leader Brendan Howlin has said those found guilty of revenge porn should be added to a sex offenders register.

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Ireland's EU Commissioner Phil Hogan set for second term in €270k EU role

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan is set to be re-appointed for a second term by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

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Political class must resist all greedy pay calls

It wouldn’t be Easter week without it.

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Shocking murder of Lyra McKee a chilling tragedy

“A lot of people were standing... including children.” Eyewitness Emmet Doyle, recounting what happened in Derry on Thursday night, said he saw the young ...

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Downward growth predicted for economy in 2019 and 2020

A disorderly Brexit will turn a planned budget surplus into a deficit, says Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.

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Local authorities will decide levels of property tax

And there won’t be transfers from richer to poorer areas

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Government deferred Local Property Tax review for political reasons, says FF

The Government is “treating the public like children” and deferred the review of the Local Property Tax (LPT) for naked electoral reasons, Fianna Fáil ...

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History could still be reinstated as core subject for Junior Cert, says Minister

Reinstating History as a core subject is still possible despite a leaked report recommending that should not happen, Education Minister Joe McHugh says.

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Brexit with a side of chips: The go-to takeaways for our politicians

They may be running the country, but it seems our glorious leaders and their top officials are as keen on a dirty takeaway as the rest of us.

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Nancy Pelosi: Good Friday Agreement treasured as 'beacon to the world'

Our two nations may be divided by distance but are united by history.

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'The consumer comes last' - TDs offer scathing criticisms of insurance companies

Minister Michael Darcy was called upon to explain what actions the Government is taking to protect consumers amid sharp hikes in premiums.

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Pelosi promises US won't do trade deal with Britain that undermines Good Friday Agreement

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said no trade deal between Britain and the United States which undermines the Good Friday Agreement is possible.

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Mother and Baby Home report: Only one child out of 900 who died in Bessborough is buried there

Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has said the State Commission has found no physical or documentary evidence of systematic burials at Bessborough, but considers ...

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Broadband plan would cost €3bn over 25 years

The roll-out of the National Broadband Plan would cost in the region of €3bn, the Taoiseach has said.

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Economic growth will continue to slow, according to latest forecasts

Growth in the economy has slowed and will slow further, forcing the Government to revise downward its growth forecasts for this year and next.

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Decision to delay property tax review prompted Attorney General’s concerns at potential for legal challenge

The Attorney General expressed serious concerns about the Government’s decision to delay a review of the local property tax (LPT), a highly confidential Cabinet ...

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Donohoe: Brexit denting consumer confidence

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is to warn his Cabinet colleagues tomorrow that domestic demand for goods has weakened because of Brexit.

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Stark warnings about the wisdom of delaying the Local Property Tax review

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s decision to defer valuation by a year, to November 2020, has been branded ‘electioneering’ by the opposition, ...

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New EU recycling rules prompt warning on Ringaskiddy incinerator

The planned building of an incinerator at Ringaskiddy is the wrong option because of new binding EU recycling targets, Labour’s Sheila Nunan has warned.

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Shane Ross considering State's capital funding of FAI amid 'ongoing concerns over corporate governance'

Pressure is likely to mount on the FAI following further revelations about the organisation's finances.

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Ministers’ anger at children's hospital funding overrun

Government ministers are highly annoyed at having to sacrifice money from their departments to fund the cost escalation at the National Children’s Hospital, ...

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Hillsborough: Still searching for justice 30 years later

The actions of a callous, negligent police force led to the worst stadium-related disaster in English sports history. Three decades later, the fight for justice ...

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