Cuffe tops of the pile in Dublin as poll suggests good day ahead for Greens

Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe is set to top the Dublin European constituency by a shock landslide after Fine Gael's Frances Fitzgerald suffered a surprise ...

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Progressivemoves will be in the interest of those on left

The likely MEP elections Green gallop and a predicted left-leaning parties transfer trend could kick-start a debate about a long-overdue Irish "progressives" political ...

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Newcomer McHugh set for shock seat in Midlands North West

Ms McHugh, a 28-year-old environmentalist from Achill Island in Mayo, is in real contention to squeeze out both sitting MEP Luke Ming Flanagan and Fine Gael's celebrity ...

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Deirdre Clune's seat at risk in Ireland South as Kelly tops the poll

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune is at real risk of losing the seat she won in 2014, with an official exit poll placing her seventh on first preferences in the five seat ...

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Exit poll greatly reduces chances of snap general election

The chances of a snap general election being called this summer in the aftermath of the European elections appear to have dissipated after Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil ...

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Sheila Nunan: 'A roll-up your sleeves moment' looms for Europe in elections

Europe holds the key to solving the housing crisis and action now could help "restore trust" in the EU, Labour's Ireland South MEP candidate Sheila Nunan believes.

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Former Tánaiste denies Maurice McCabe saga is undermining election bid

Former justice minister Frances Fitzgerald has denied the Maurice McCabe saga is undermining her European elections bid, claiming the case is not being raised by ...

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Parties reject idea to TD's suggestion they unite for next general election

Labour, the Social Democrats, and the Greens have shot down Labour TD Sean Sherlock’s suggestion that the parties come together for the next general election, ...

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Top 10 MEP is counting on Sinn Féin slide slowing

Growing, stabilising, or stagnating?

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Ní Riada: 'Once is enough' for presidency bid; admits disappointment with result

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has ruled out making a second bid to become president of Ireland, saying “once is enough”.

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Interview delays and discovery of thousands of new files postpones 'Grace' findings until May 2020

The 'Grace' investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home will not make any findings until May ...

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Omagh terrorist laws to be renewed after McKee killing

Strict anti-terrorism laws imposed in the aftermath of the Omagh bombing are still needed because of the threat of dissident republicans and Lyra McKee’s murder, ...

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Micheál Martin defends party strategy in European elections

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted it was not a mistake for the party to run two candidates in some MEP constituencies amid poll fears ...

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'Stop the symbolism' - Green Party call on Govt to take 'real' climate action

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must scrap the Government's 2040 national development plan if he is serious about climate change, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said.

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Kelly seeks to play down European chances

Post-election legal action, drinking with Nigel Farage, a brother involved in anti-Government protests, EU broadband funding demands — oh, and the little matter ...

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Children’s hospital board member to face PAC

The Government’s public representative on the children’s hospital board is set to attend a meeting with TDs today, a month after he didn’t appear ...

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New law to allow State to declare people missing for years officially dead

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he wants the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill to be passed before the Oireachtas summer break in nine weeks time after ...

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Extending parental leave to 26 weeks should spark debate on four-day week for parents

The Government's decision to finally back new laws to extend unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks should be the first step towards a national conversation on ...

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Fianna Fáil claims Govt could introduce new charges to fund broadband project

Fianna Fáil has claimed the consortium behind the Government's broadband project may be planning to hit households with new charges to fill its own funding ...

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Broadband group ‘on hook’ for cost overruns

The consortium behind the Government’s multi-billion euro national broadband plan will be “entirely on the hook” to pay any extra costs if the ...

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Fine Gael bars MEP from ‘Examiner’ event

Fine Gael has banned a second party candidate from taking part in the Irish Examiner European election debate in Cork amid fears that their involvement could damage ...

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New MEPs will need to make European Parliament 'sexy', candidates say

"A parliament or institution is only going to be sexy if it is doing things that are relevant to people's lives. Otherwise, it's not going to be particularly attractive." ...

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Dáil committee hears why 89% of disqualified drivers continue to drive on the roads

Garda commissioner, Drew Harris, and senior officers have been accused of putting road users' lives at risk after it emerged that they are failing to stop nine out ...

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Dáil committee to ask for unredacted version of broadband cost warnings

A Dáil committee is to ask Department of Public Expenditure secretary general Robert Watt for an unredacted version of his broadband cost warnings amid growing ...

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Broadband report delayed until after elections

An independent report on the contentious broadband plan will be delayed until after the local and European elections amid claims it could unfairly impact on the ...

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KPMG: 'Government should have cause to take control of broadband plan if firm fails'

The Government should include a clause in any contract allowing the State to take control of the national broadband plan if the firm involved fails to meet its obligations ...

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Govt officials: National broadband 'plan b' poses too many problems and should not be considered

The three best "plan B" alternatives to the Government's €3bn national broadband plan will cost more, take longer to put in place and leave up to half of households ...

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Government 'turning its back' on communities over threat of scrambler bikes

The Government is "turning its back" on vulnerable communities and ignoring the threat of scrambler bikes in local areas by failing to listen to garda concerns over ...

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Colourful cast of candidates add to the plot: Midlands North-West elections

Outspoken Independents, a celebrity candidate, and a risk that the result could cause a snap general election mean the sprawling Midlands-North West is set for high ...

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Most isolated areas may have to pay extra for broadband plan

Families and businesses in the most isolated parts of rural Ireland may have to pay extra fees out of their own pocket under the Government’s €3bn broadband ...

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Govt 'using broadband as an electioneering tool' - Opposition reacts to €3bn broadband plan

The Government's ambitious broadband plan will still come in six times over budget, a decade late and without any guarantees the State will ultimately own the service, ...

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Howlin accuses rival left-wing parties of acting like part of 'the United Nations'

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has accused rival left-wing parties and Independents of acting like they are part of "the United Nations" instead of trying to help ...

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Second consultants' letter underlined concerns at Waterford morgue

Four consultants at the centre of the Waterford hospital morgue crisis had warned, in a second letter in March, they may have to cancel services to the hospital ...

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Consultants had sent warning in second letter over Waterford hospital morgue crisis

The four consultants at the centre of the Waterford hospital morgue crisis warned in a second letter in March they may have to cancel their mortuary services to ...

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Calls for Taoiseach to apologise over 'dismissive' attitude to Waterford hospital claims

Sinn Féin has demanded Taoiseach Leo Varadkar apologise for his "dismissive" attitude over the Waterford hospital morgue claims and launch an immediate independent ...

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Latest: Taoiseach says investigation into claims of bodies decomposing in hospital corridor not a priority

The Taoiseach has said holding an investigation into claims by consultants that dead bodies were left decomposing on a mortuary corridor at University Hospital Waterford ...

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Taoiseach brands Cork protest 'profoundly undemocratic'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his Cabinet will undoubtedly have expected some soft focus PR during their trip to Cork City, with political strategists eyeing up the ...

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Protesters disrupt Fine Gael's first plebiscite town hall debate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney's first flagship PR event on the imminent directly elected mayors vote was dramatically disrupted tonight ...

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Taoiseach rejects calls to sack Eoghan Murphy over homelessness crisis

Mr Varadkar defended Mr Murphy from growing criticism of his time in the job, despite admitting the latest record homelessness figures are "very depressing".

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Revenge porn to be made a crime

Revenge porn, online stalking, and distributing intimate photos of people without their consent are set to be made crimes punishable by heavy fines and potential ...

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Tribunal into the cervical cancer tests to be fast-tracked

Health Minister Simon Harris has formally asked opposition parties to allow the bill establishing the tribunal to be sped through the Oireachtas just days after ...

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Grace probe delayed due to scale of findings

The Grace investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home has asked to delay its findings until ...

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Paid parental leave will help end ‘taboo’ of dads at home

Government plans to give new parents two weeks’ paid parental leave are needed to help end the “taboo” of fathers staying at home to mind their ...

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Government accused of using Brexit to delay laws

The Government has been accused of using the Brexit crisis and cost fears as an excuse to stall vital law changes after it emerged 146 opposition bills have been ...

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Opposition bills are stuck in a legislative labyrinth

Opposition parties say the Government is using Brexit and financial cost fears to delay 146 badly-needed bills backed by the Dáil and Seanad from becoming ...

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EU urged to impose social media ad laws during poll

Fine Gael’s director of elections has urged the EU to impose strict laws to stop unknown groups undermining elections amid fears over the growing influence ...

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Taoiseach says Dublin Saoradh march was 'beneath contempt'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused the people behind yesterday's Saoradh march past the GPO 36 hours after Lyra McKee's shooting as being "beneath contempt" and ...

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Fine Gael ‘on the side of cuckoo funds’

The Government has been accused of being “on the side of cuckoo funds” rather than struggling families who are trying to find homes.

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Watch: Mick Wallace calls hospital costs scandal ‘a f**king joke’

The children’s hospital crisis and revelations the project will cost at least €1.7bn has been branded “a fucking joke” by a TD during a Dáil ...

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Delaney still on payroll, could return despite FAI board agreeing to step down

Ex-FAI chief executive John Delaney is still on the soccer body’s payroll and could technically return to a senior role, despite the entire FAI board agreeing ...

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