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From TheJournal.ie 'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

Saturday 17 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work Big Interview

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

Friday 16 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong' Deal Or No Deal

McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong'

In a wide-ranging interview, the Sinn Féin leader said her party still has the political will to get back around the table for talks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland Ireland 2040

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland

A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long Delays

'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long

Aisling Corcoran had steel rods removed from her back in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale Fire Sale

'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale

PTSB, which is 75% owned by the State, states it is selling off non-performing loans.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Wallace tells minister: 'It's not possible for brewery visitors to drink as much craft beer as commercial beer' Microbreweries

Wallace tells minister: 'It's not possible for brewery visitors to drink as much craft beer as commercial beer'

The bill aims to allow craft brewers sell their beer to visitors on their premises.

From TheJournal.ie Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator Vacancy

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator

Leo Varadkar previously said he would like to see people from both nationalist and unionist communities take seats.

From TheJournal.ie 'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs Ireland 2040

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed Accountability

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

From TheJournal.ie Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution Clancy Amendment

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines Cost Of Drugs

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines

Ireland is to open negotiations with four countries on drug pricing and supply.

Monday 12 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps Delayed Discharges

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps

The Housing Department has also confirmed that the waiting list for home ramps is up to 10 months.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths Suicide

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sisters are doin' it for themselves': Disco music heralds Sinn Féin into a new dawn Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

'Sisters are doin' it for themselves': Disco music heralds Sinn Féin into a new dawn

The new Sinn Féin leader knows she has to modernise the party to make it fit for purpose.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment Abortion Referendum

'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald said the current situation cannot be tolerated.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin Slán Gerry

Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin

In her speech, McDonald said “we are the generation of republicans who will see the rising of the moon”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine' Palestine

Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine'

The Taoiseach said Ireland plans to intensify and increase aid work in the Palestinian territories.

Friday 9 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Closure averted: Waterford mobile cath lab to remain open for another 20 weeks Cardiac Services

Closure averted: Waterford mobile cath lab to remain open for another 20 weeks

The minister said Waterford TDs will continue to fight for a 24/7 service for the region.

From TheJournal.ie School bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust is taken out of service Child Safety

School bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust is taken out of service

The Department of Education said the “safety of children travelling on the school transport service is of paramount importance”.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration Oil And Gas

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment' Abortion Referendum

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie There was an almighty shouting match in the Dáil between the Healy Raes and a Fianna Fáil TD Ding Ding Ding This post contains videos

There was an almighty shouting match in the Dáil between the Healy Raes and a Fianna Fáil TD

The angry scenes over speaking time resulted in the House being suspended for a short time.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

From TheJournal.ie Law to be changed to allow over 55s apply for job of new Garda Commissioner CV

Law to be changed to allow over 55s apply for job of new Garda Commissioner

Former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan retired from the position last September.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group Joint Action

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'disappointed' Holles Street wants to go to court to stop inquiry into death of pregnant woman Inquiry

Taoiseach 'disappointed' Holles Street wants to go to court to stop inquiry into death of pregnant woman

Malak Thawley died in 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

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From TheJournal.ie Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

From TheJournal.ie Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered' Computer Says No

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'

Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.

Monday 5 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years Planes Trains And Automobiles

Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years

Ministers met today for a special Cabinet meeting to discuss some of the large-scale projects they want to roll-out in the years to come.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 2040: What are the key things you would prioritise? Open Thread

Ireland 2040: What are the key things you would prioritise?

More roads, more schools, more houses? What would you like to see in Ireland in twenty years time?

From TheJournal.ie 'Under pressure' to attend meetings, Kelly says he borrowed bolt cutters from gym to remove clamp Clampdown

'Under pressure' to attend meetings, Kelly says he borrowed bolt cutters from gym to remove clamp

The Northern policing spokesman has since paid the clamping fine.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040? Big Plans

Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040?

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

Saturday 3 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie First ever permanent exhibition on the Irish flag to open at GPO Flying High

First ever permanent exhibition on the Irish flag to open at GPO

The new exhibition opens later this month.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says electing people from Northern Ireland will give the Seanad an 'all-island dimension' Seanad Reform

Taoiseach says electing people from Northern Ireland will give the Seanad an 'all-island dimension'

Varadkar made the comment as he announced that a new committee on Seanad reform is to be set up.

From TheJournal.ie The Jacksons to perform in Ireland this summer Beat(yard) It

The Jacksons to perform in Ireland this summer

Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Jermaine will perform at the Beatyard Festival in Dun Laoghaire.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time' 12 Weeks

Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time'

The Tánaiste attempted to clarify his position ahead of the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion' The Eighth

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn' Online Abuse

'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said other countries have legislated against revenge porn and secured convictions.

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