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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 14 December, 2017

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Halligan has another space and alien life themed Christmas card this year Sky's The Limit

Halligan has another space and alien life themed Christmas card this year

The Minister of State, who has responsibility for Ireland’s role in Europe’s space mission, believes there is life on other planets.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador False

Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador

In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.

From TheJournal.ie Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale Interim Measures

Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale

Interim measures apply to those approaching retirement who wish to work on before the necessary legislation has been enacted.

Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics Endorse This Message

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

From TheJournal.ie 'Out of control': National day of protest against housing and homelessness crisis to be held in April NATIONAL EMERGENCY

'Out of control': National day of protest against housing and homelessness crisis to be held in April

Stakeholders have urged everyone to get involved in the demonstration next year.

Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor Patient Safety

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor

The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'very happy' David Davis has clarified his remarks on border Brexit deal JUST TO BE CLEAR

Taoiseach 'very happy' David Davis has clarified his remarks on border Brexit deal

Over the weekend, the UK’s Brexit Secretary said Friday’s border deal was not legally enforceable.

From TheJournal.ie Charity to redevelop Dublin apartment block to house the homeless Peter Mcverry Trust

Charity to redevelop Dublin apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has secured planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82' Worker Rights

Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82'

One in four fishermen have experienced verbal or physical abuse, according to a new report.

Sunday 10 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit Pope Plans

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.

Saturday 9 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Workout vests, scuppered deals and Christmas drinks - Leo ends the week on a Brexit bounce Deal Done

Workout vests, scuppered deals and Christmas drinks - Leo ends the week on a Brexit bounce

A week is long time in politics, but Leo has finished on a Brexit high.

From TheJournal.ie Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools Equality

Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools

Young people who took part in the consultation want to see the normalisation of ‘non-traditional relationships’.

Friday 8 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules In Breach

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

Thursday 7 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland now has a renewable heat plan, but lessons have been learned from 'cash for ash' Renewable Energy

Ireland now has a renewable heat plan, but lessons have been learned from 'cash for ash'

It aims to reduce Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuel heating systems, and provides financial incentives for renewable heat generation.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

The motion was passed by 75 votes to 42 and was supported by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance companies must publish their injury claims and payouts data - report Whiplash

Insurance companies must publish their injury claims and payouts data - report

The Personal Injuries Commission has recommended that injury data be published.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote European Army

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean? Beyond 65

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

From TheJournal.ie Car insurance report: Payouts for whiplash must be linked to severity of the injury On The Rise

Car insurance report: Payouts for whiplash must be linked to severity of the injury

The report finds the rise in insurance premiums are linked to the claims relating to soft tissue injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'The agreement stands': Leo says DUP does not represent everyone in Northern Ireland Leaders' Questions

'The agreement stands': Leo says DUP does not represent everyone in Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it’s now up the UK to come back to them.

From TheJournal.ie Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law Employment

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law

The new Bill to be published this week aims to tackle the casualisation of work.

Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70 Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Leo fields questions about what went wrong in Brexit deal omnishambles Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Leo fields questions about what went wrong in Brexit deal omnishambles

A deal was done yesterday, until it wasn’t.

Saturday 2 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army Criticism

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

Friday 1 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk Countdown

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny Party Ticket

Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny

Alan Dillon is to put his name up for selection at the Fine Gael convention in the new year.

Thursday 30 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie BOI hiking up some tracker mortgage rates by 1% 'should not have occurred' Tracker Mortgage Scandal

BOI hiking up some tracker mortgage rates by 1% 'should not have occurred'

Minister Paschal Donohoe said he would be raising the issue with the Central Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin senator quits, alleging 'serious disciplinary issues' in the party Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

Sinn Féin senator quits, alleging 'serious disciplinary issues' in the party

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh claims there were “serious breaches” of Sinn Féin’s code of conduct in Galway West.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras Seals Of Office

Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras

Heather Humphreys is the new Minister for Business and Josepha Madigan is Minister for Arts.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet Liveblog

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet

A new Tánaiste, Business and Culture minister have been announced in the Dáil.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Children with rare disorder attend Dáil as Harris says drug company must act in an ethical manner Morquio

Children with rare disorder attend Dáil as Harris says drug company must act in an ethical manner

The HSE made a decision earlier this month not to add it to the reimbursement list.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there's no need for Ireland to use Brexit veto As It Happened

Taoiseach says there's no need for Ireland to use Brexit veto

Ireland was pulled back from the brink of an election yesterday but it was business as usual in the Dáil today.

Monday 27 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert Closing The Gap

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

Saturday 25 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election Frances Fitzgerald

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.

Friday 24 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's trip to Africa set to be cancelled as political storm escalates Tropical Storm

Leo Varadkar's trip to Africa set to be cancelled as political storm escalates

Varadkar is scheduled to travel to Mali and Coast Ivory next week.

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours Irish Rail

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

From TheJournal.ie 'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain' Euthanasia

'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'

Prominent Right to Die with Dignity campaigner Tom Curran appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality today.

From TheJournal.ie 'She may not have thrown McCabe to the wolves but she allowed them free rein' As It Happened

'She may not have thrown McCabe to the wolves but she allowed them free rein'

Frances Fitzgerald is under pressure today over questions about a ‘forgotten email’.

Saturday 18 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week Homelessness

Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week

Martin said Fine Gael faced backlash from the people over homelessness comments.

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