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Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents Passports

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened Dublin Castle

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened

There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.

From TheJournal.ie It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport Military Flights

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport

Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.

Saturday 26 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone Exchequer Boost
From TheJournal.ie Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital Court

Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital

The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.

Friday 25 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens Count Day

Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens

In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error' Referendum

Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error'

The woman sent in all relevant documents by the deadline, but the council said she could not be added to the supplementary register.

Thursday 24 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote' Referendum

Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote'

The Taoiseach said opinion polls have been wrong in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced Recycling

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family The Troubles
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote Homeward Bound

Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote

Varadkar said some people have to make long journeys home to vote.

From TheJournal.ie Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate Eighth Amendment

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme Longterm Illness

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future? 8info

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

Monday 21 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

From TheJournal.ie Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week Fire Damage

Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week

Today there will be no DART service between Bray and Greystones.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland' Interview

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil Rebel City

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails Referendum

Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails

The Taoiseach today ruled out the chance of a second referendum being held.

Monday 14 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Heavy morning traffic in Dublin after car overturns in Goatstown Accident

Heavy morning traffic in Dublin after car overturns in Goatstown

The accident has resulted in Goatstown Road being reduced down to one lane.

Saturday 12 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week Please Stop

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

Friday 11 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them Smear Test Controversy

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them

Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.

From TheJournal.ie Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends' Controversy

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

Thursday 10 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck CervicalCheck

Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

Wednesday 9 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service Rowdy Scenes

'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service

Danny Healy-Rae got into a shouting match with Minister Brendan Griffin this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process' Referendum

Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'

The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside Chopping Block

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered Unanswered Questions

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

Sunday 6 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Diplomatic immunity to be extended to foreign attendees of Dublin Interpol conference Interpol

Diplomatic immunity to be extended to foreign attendees of Dublin Interpol conference

Attendees from 50 different countries will be attending the conference in May.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo' Personal Journey

Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'

For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.

Saturday 5 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly is no longer gunning for Howlin's job as leader of the Labour Party Power Is A Drug

Alan Kelly is no longer gunning for Howlin's job as leader of the Labour Party

Six months ago, the Tipperary TD put his party leader on notice.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts' Sexual Health

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'

He said young people today are exposed to much more explicit forms of pornography and sexual content than any generation before them.

Thursday 3 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019 Remembrance

National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019

The memorial day is due to be held over the third weekend in May every year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer CervicalCheck

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy CervicalCheck

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister' Smear Tests

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'

The Taoiseach said he could not rule out a commission of investigation into the controversy in the future.

From TheJournal.ie Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident CervicalCheck

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

Monday 30 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie EU task force boss says 'rapid' agreement on border issues needed before June Tick Tock

EU task force boss says 'rapid' agreement on border issues needed before June

An All Island Brexit Dialogue was held in Dundalk today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says the Irish government is not interested in a 'land grab' in Northern Ireland No Agenda

Varadkar says the Irish government is not interested in a 'land grab' in Northern Ireland

The Taoiseach said the Irish government has no hidden agenda.

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