Poll claims Fianna Fáil more popular than Fine Gael amid election speculation

An opinion poll has claimed Fianna Fáil is more popular than Fine Gael for the second month running amid ongoing speculation about an election in late 2019 ...

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Coveney: Ask new PM about no-deal

Coveney: Ask new PM about no-deal

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has thrown down the gauntlet to the likely next British prime minister Boris Johnson by saying he is the “only person” ...

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Murphy ‘out of touch’ over co-living

Murphy ‘out of touch’ over co-living

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been labelled “out of touch” for pushing “bonkers” policies after claiming the Government’s co-living ...

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Election delays get Martin’s vote

Election delays get Martin’s vote

On your marks, get set, g-... Actually, would you mind holding on for a few months? One of you looks trapped by Brexit, and the other wants to tie his laces, again. ...

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Housing Minister denies co-living housing plan is 'out of touch'

Housing Minister denies co-living housing plan is 'out of touch'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has defended his divisive co-living housing plan by claiming critics do not understand the policy and that the buildings are like ...

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Fresh fears for backstop as Varadkar hints at ‘flexibility’

Fresh fears for backstop as Varadkar hints at ‘flexibility’

The Government has insisted Ireland is not backing down on the backstop, despite Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitting he is willing to consider workable alternatives ...

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Government denies economy on the 'cusp of overheating' despite Brexit warnings

Government denies economy on the 'cusp of overheating' despite Brexit warnings

The Government has denied the economy is on the "cusp of overheating" despite a financial think-tank warning Brexit and other challenges could bring Irish growth ...

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Army won't go to Syria to bring Lisa Smith home, Leo Varadkar says

Army won't go to Syria to bring Lisa Smith home, Leo Varadkar says

The Irish army will not be flying into Syria to help Irish ISIS bride Lisa Smith return home, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

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Taoiseach: Trump comments had the 'hallmarks of racism'

Taoiseach: Trump comments had the 'hallmarks of racism'

In a series of messages on social media website Twitter in recent days, Mr Trump said Democratic congress woman Ilhan Omar, who is a Somali-born US citizen can "leave" ...

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Ross and FAI in stand-off over Conway appointment

Ross and FAI in stand-off over Conway appointment

Sports Minister Shane Ross has put the Government on a new collision course with the FAI after asking the football body’s president to step down from his role. ...

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Government to oppose EU daylight proposals

Government to oppose EU daylight proposals

The Government is set to reject EU plans to scrap the daylight saving time system amid fears that having two time zones on the island of Ireland could cause post-Brexit ...

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Kelly: European Commission candidate should 'not interfere' with Phil Hogan's re-appointment

Kelly: European Commission candidate should 'not interfere' with Phil Hogan's re-appointment

Ursula von der Leyen should not put forward "flyer" arguments, Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly said.

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Fianna Fáil: Garda budgets must not be used for Trump visit

Fianna Fáil: Garda budgets must not be used for Trump visit

Already stretched garda budgets must not be used to pay for the recent visit of US president Donald Trump and the planned upcoming visit of his vice-president Mike ...

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‘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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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