Government rules out introduction of emergency rent freezes

Tanaiste Simon Coveney claimed investors and landlords here would leave the market and the solution to spiralling rents was increasing the supply of properties.

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Tánaiste admits delay in new digital safety laws amid call to ban children from viewing porn online

Children under 18 years of age should be banned from viewing pornography online, says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as the Government admits that new digital safety laws ...

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Danny Healy-Rae: Climate plan ‘will hurt rural Ireland’

The Government has been warned its Climate Action Plan will hurt rural Ireland and stop families buying tractors and burning turf.

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Donnelly: Maternity services 'on their knees'

Safer maternity care, better supports and increased staffing levels are needed to tackle a “very serious gender discrimination” in health services.

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TDs query why housing agency remains without legal powers a year on

Almost a year after it was launched by the Government, a new agency designed to use empty landbanks across the State for housing needs remains in a legal limbo without ...

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#Elections2019: Row was brewing over ‘cold storage’ Brexit seat

Just as counting was slowly edging to the finish line in the European Parliament Dublin constituency election on Monday night, whispers of a row started to filter ...

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#Elections2019: Clare Daly pledges to “rattle the cages of those in authority”

Independent Clare Daly has pledged to “rattle the cages of those in authority” after being elected to the European Parliament in the constituency of ...

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#Elections2019 explainer: The dispute over Dublin's 'cold storage' Brexit seat

Just as counting was slowly edging to the finish line in the European Parliament Dublin constituency election on Monday night, whispers of a row started to filter ...

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#Elections2019: Clare Daly says fight for Dublin seat could go to the courts

Independent Clare Daly has insisted she will fight for a seat in Dublin amid suggestions a row over transfers in the European elections could go to the courts.

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#Elections2019: Dublin count halted over transfer dispute

A row over the transfer of votes and the so-called 'cold storage' Brexit seat has brought a halt to counting in the European elections in Dublin.

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Elections point to green light for Budget increases in carbon taxes

Households face hikes in fuel and heating costs as the government ramps up planned carbon taxes in the wake of a 'green surge' in the European and local elections.

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Maria Bailey should have spoken to Taoiseach before RTÉ interview - Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris has said fellow Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey could have withdrawn her injury claim over falling off a swing before the local and European ...

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#Elections2019: We will review FG campaign, says Varadkar

Fine Gael has become the first government party in two decades to make gains in mid-term elections, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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#Elections2019: Cuffe edges toward landmark Euro victory

Ciarán Cuffe’s was on the verge of a landmark win for the Green Party in the European elections in Dublin last night after topping the poll on the first ...

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#Elections2019: Ryan wants rainbow alliances as party is in full bloom

Green leader Eamon Ryan has called for a series of rainbow alliances with other parties following his party’s historic election wins.

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#Elections2019: General election not ruled out, Taoiseach says

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not ruling out calling a snap general election in the Autumn if numbers are altered in the Dail.

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#Elections2019: TD's 'swing' controversy hurt FG at polls, Taoiseach says

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admits that the controversy surrounding Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey and her injury claim after a fall from an “unsupervised” swing ...

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#Elections2019: Coveney expecting 'modest gains' for Fine Gael

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael will see "modest gains" and that the election results this weekend instead will show support has plummeted for Sinn ...

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#Elections2019: Green Party candidate becomes first elected Irish-Chinese local representative

The first elected councillor in Dublin City has pledged to press for better housing and cycle facilities after topping the poll and becoming the country's first ...

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Bruton: 'Spotlight' now on Government to deliver climate change plan

Energy Minister Richard Bruton has committed to publishing the government's climate change plan and called for a “public buy-in" of measures necessary to reduce ...

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‘New corporate tax rules must allow us stay competitive’

Ireland needs to nail down new policies on corporate taxation that allow the country to be “competitive” but also comply with changes envisaged under ...

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Finance minister: Risk of no-deal Brexit is growing

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned that the risks of a no-deal Brexit are growing.

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Ireland needs new corporate tax policies to comply with global tax changes: Donohoe

Ireland needs to nail down new policies on corporate taxation that allow the country to be "competitive" but also comply with changes envisaged under global tax ...

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Paschal Donohoe: No-deal Brexit risks 'building'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned that the risks of a no-deal Brexit are growing.

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Labour and the Greens to join protests by other groups against Donald Trump during Ireland trip

Parties are joining forces to mount demonstrations and voice opposition to US President Donald Trump's planned visit to Ireland next month.

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Green Party: We have 'real chance' of getting all three candidates elected in Europe

Green TDs have accused other election candidates of “hijacking” their campaign issues as the party urges voters, both young and old, to give them their ...

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Coveney warns over no-deal Brexit risk

The danger of a no-deal Brexit is the highest it has been for more than two years, Simon Coveney has told his Cabinet colleagues.

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Political parties agree: Elections this week are actually about local issues

Political parties agree that, for the first time in years, the local elections this week really are about local issues, on everything from housing to the environment ...

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Tánaiste tells Cabinet danger of no-deal Brexit at greatest in almost three years

The "danger" of a no-deal Brexit is the highest it has been in over two years, Tánaiste Simon Coveney told his Cabinet colleagues today.

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Brexit briefing for Cabinet as May to present ‘bold’ plan

The Government will today discuss the collapse in cross-party Brexit talks in London as well as fresh fears of Britain crashing out of the EU without agreement.

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Nursing home fees system set for overhaul

A radical overhaul of the fees system for the nursing home sector will see residents charged according to their needs and the type of care facility for the first ...

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Government climate policy ‘may hike home prices’

The price of homes could rise as a result of Government initiatives planned to tackle climate change, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted.

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Clinic safe zones expected to be agreed next month

Safe zones for people accessing abortion services at GP offices or hospitals are expected to be agreed by the Government next month.

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European Elections: Clare Daly is taking her fight to the top — to Europe

Clare Daly believes that the EU is a neo-liberal body protecting big business — her bid for Europe intends to change all that. Juno McEnroe follows her on ...

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No date set for online safety guidelines in Ireland

Internet safety guidelines for Ireland will be published soon, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as he and other leaders met to discuss a crackdown on online abuses.

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Broadband investigation will also look at how best to roll out rural network

A cross-party investigation into the €5bn national broadband plan will also look at the best way to roll out a high-speed network to rural Ireland.

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Peadar Tóibín: Aontú would welcome migrants and offer safe sanctuary

Newly formed party Aontú said it would welcome migrants fleeing war-torn countries or economic hardship here and accused the Fine Gael-led government of hollowing ...

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Donald Trump to meet Leo Varadkar during brief visit to Ireland

US president Donald Trump will meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a brief visit to Ireland on June 6.

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€5bn National broadband plan faces Oireachtas inquiry

Cross-party support for an Oireachtas committee investigation into the €5bn national broadband plan is likely to be agreed as the Government urges opposition ...

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Varadkar: Renationalising Eir to run NBP too costly

Opposition calls to take Eircom back into state ownership to run the National Broadband Plan could cost up to €9bn, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

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Labour seeks clarity over Granahan-McCourt investment in broadband plan

Labour is demanding to know what the consortium leading the €5bn broadband project will put up front as the party warned that a tribunal may rake over the costs ...

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Varadkar slams Sinn Féin idea to use ESB for broadband plan as 'political stunt'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has slapped down calls by Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin to use the ESB to roll out high-speed broadband, saying this could be “illegal” ...

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Farm families to benefit from Fair Deal scheme

Thousands of farm families are set to benefit from changes to the Fair Deal scheme which will see the introduction of a cap on farm contributions taken by the State ...

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Commuters left waiting for rail carriages until 2023

Frustrated commuters will have to wait until 2023 for new rail carriages to cater for a significant increase in passengers.

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Halting broadband plan would marginalise rural communities, says civil servant overseeing project

The civil servant overseeing the broadband plan has strongly defended the project, insisting that any decision to halt it would “likely result in the marginalisation ...

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Ministers back €3bn plan in ‘digital fairness’ for all of Ireland

Finance and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has overruled his most senior officials to back the €3bn broadband plan in what he deems is “digital ...

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Q&A: Govt agrees €3bn National Broadband Plan, what next?

The Government has agreed a €3bn plan to roll out high-speed broadband to over 540,000 homes and premises in rural Ireland over the next seven years.

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€3bn National Broadband Plan will provide broadband to over 540,000 homes

The Government has agreed a €3bn plan to roll out high-speed broadband to over 540,000 homes and premises in rural Ireland over the next seven years.

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Concern as IVF funding still not in place

Couples struggling with infertility have been facing uncertainty after it emerged that financial and legal supports promised by Leo Varadkar three years ago still ...

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‘Everyone must have access to broadband’: Govt expected to approve plan today

There is an onus on the Government to deliver broadband to rural Ireland, ministers have said ahead of Cabinet debating a €3bn plan to roll out a national high-speed ...

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