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From TheJournal.ie Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review Mortgage Arrears

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

From TheJournal.ie Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments Consent

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

From TheJournal.ie Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger? Failure To Launch

Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger?

The sacking of two FF politicians from their roles this week was a headache for Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie NUJ calls on Simon Coveney to raise journalists’ arrests with British government Loughinisland Documentary

NUJ calls on Simon Coveney to raise journalists’ arrests with British government

The journalists were arrested over the suspected theft of documents used in a documentary re-examining the 1994 murders.

From TheJournal.ie Éamon Ó Cuív sacked from Fianna Fáil frontbench for launching NI candidate without permission Dev's Grandson

Éamon Ó Cuív sacked from Fianna Fáil frontbench for launching NI candidate without permission

Senator Mark Daly has already been sacked from a number of roles for his part.

From TheJournal.ie Tóibín says he only learned he had lost Culture Committee chairmanship when he read it online Removed

Tóibín says he only learned he had lost Culture Committee chairmanship when he read it online

Last week, Tóibín was suspended from the party for six months.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told Homelessness

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days Tick Tock

Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days

Simon Coveney urged caution against commentary particularly in the British media today.

From TheJournal.ie Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD Cherry Orchard

Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD

The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.

From TheJournal.ie 'Medicinal cannabis can be made available in Ireland early next year if a push is made by the department' Delays

'Medicinal cannabis can be made available in Ireland early next year if a push is made by the department'

Officials travelled to Denmark to help sort out Ireland’s problem in sourcing medicinal cannabis last week.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin disciplines senator for launching Fianna Fáil candidate in the North Party Sanctions

Micheál Martin disciplines senator for launching Fianna Fáil candidate in the North

Senator Mark Daly has been stripped of his portfolio and deputy leadership in the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach Hospital Shut Down

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation Payments

'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation

Lump sum and pension payments will be made to the women affected.

From TheJournal.ie Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Illness Benefit payments back to normal levels, says minister Illness Benefit

Illness Benefit payments back to normal levels, says minister

People began to complain of delays in payments back in August.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism Brexit Crunch Time

Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism

Leo Varadkar says he has not agreed to anything but is open to ‘creative language’ to get a deal done.

From TheJournal.ie Clampdown on rickshaw drivers as new licensing scheme and Garda vetting to be rolled out New Rules

Clampdown on rickshaw drivers as new licensing scheme and Garda vetting to be rolled out

A new licensing regime for non-motorised rickshaws only will be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year PROHIBITED

Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year

From 12 November 2019, ads for alcohol in the cinema will also be banned except for over 18s movies.

From TheJournal.ie Labour members asked to allow senators run as party leader LP18

Labour members asked to allow senators run as party leader

If passed, senators such as Ivana Bacik and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin would be eligible for election.

From TheJournal.ie Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier Medicinal Cannabis

Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier

Department of Health officials are working to get medical cannabis products from other EU Member States and further afield.

From TheJournal.ie TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording Abortion Legislation

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

From TheJournal.ie Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed Organ Donation

Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed

Currently, donors can get accomodation, travel and wages reimbursed up to €16,000.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border Down To The Wire

Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has some movement is still needed from the UK side in order for a deal this month.

From TheJournal.ie NI meeting dubbed a 'waste of time' but Bradley says getting Stormont on its feet isn't about 'soundbites' Powersharing

NI meeting dubbed a 'waste of time' but Bradley says getting Stormont on its feet isn't about 'soundbites'

The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference took place in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated Abortion Legislation

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation Disciplined

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

From TheJournal.ie Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people Oil And Gas Exploration

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote' Aras18

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar Aras18

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar

Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing New Candidates

Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing

The candidate, Councillor Sorcha McAnespy, was announced at an event in Tyrone tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil find neutral ground to sit down and chat about extending their deal Let's Talk

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil find neutral ground to sit down and chat about extending their deal

Confidence and Supply agreement talks began today between the two parties.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns' Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS School Closures

Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS

A total of 42 schools will be assessed over the next two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap Revealed

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal School Closures

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he expects a number of schools will be forced to close.

From TheJournal.ie Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works

The religious order has pledged €2.5 million towards the works which will cost between €6-€13m.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh' Recycling

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

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