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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 19 July, 2019
From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Martin told Taoiseach to use his own profession the next time he is looking for an example of hypocrisy Bishop Burn

Archbishop Martin told Taoiseach to use his own profession the next time he is looking for an example of hypocrisy

Martin said Varadkar should have used the example of an unhealthy doctor who tells people to lead a healthy life.

From TheJournal.ie Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty' Greyhound Industry

Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'

A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy

From TheJournal.ie 'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader Brexit

'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader

Micheál Martin says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to provoke an election.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas Sláintecare

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

From TheJournal.ie Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes Daylight Savings Time

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

From TheJournal.ie Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

From TheJournal.ie Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe Backstop

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 70s killed and another airlifted to hospital after two-car collision in Waterford N25

Man in his 70s killed and another airlifted to hospital after two-car collision in Waterford

The incident occurred at Carrolls Crossing on the N25.

From TheJournal.ie Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football' FAI

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football'

In a strongly-worded letter to FAI president Donal Conway, the minister says the upcoming election falls short of the transparency.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister Irish Water

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight Emergency Care

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight

The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.

From TheJournal.ie Do you like the Luke Kelly statue and motorway sculptures? This kind of art is getting a funding boost Public Art

Do you like the Luke Kelly statue and motorway sculptures? This kind of art is getting a funding boost

Percent for Art scheme aims to make art accessible to the general public.

From TheJournal.ie Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House was commissioned to be built between 1745-47.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims Navy Ships

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

From TheJournal.ie 'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar corrects Dáil record and apologises for comments about priests sinning behind the altar Sorry

Varadkar corrects Dáil record and apologises for comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Varadkar said he never meant to offend with his comments.

From TheJournal.ie Do you have broadband? What time do you leave work? These are some of the questions you'll be asked in the next census Census 2021

Do you have broadband? What time do you leave work? These are some of the questions you'll be asked in the next census

The next Census day will be held on 18 April 2021. Mark it in the diary.

From TheJournal.ie Contingency plans to deal with potential traffic chaos around Dublin Port will be in place by October Traffic Jam

Contingency plans to deal with potential traffic chaos around Dublin Port will be in place by October

A traffic management group has been set up for Dublin Port to deal with possible delays in the area caused by inspections.

From TheJournal.ie Irish online shoppers will have to pay more when buying from UK retailers post a no-deal Brexit Brexit Planning

Irish online shoppers will have to pay more when buying from UK retailers post a no-deal Brexit

An updated action plan on a no-deal Brexit was discussed at Cabinet today.

From TheJournal.ie Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government National Broadband Plan

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average Medication

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

From TheJournal.ie A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend Emergency

A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend

The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2001

Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year

It’s been four years since an expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act 2001 recommended 165 changes to the law.

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin Vaccine Rates

HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin

The substantial variation needs further investigation, the report says.

From TheJournal.ie New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead Fishing

New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy Animal Welfare

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case Swing-gate

Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case

Varadakr said he cannot publish the report.

From TheJournal.ie Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines Slap On The Wrist

Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines

The EU Commission has suspended more than €6 million in funding as a result of Ireland’s failure to establish a points system.

From TheJournal.ie Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive' Salary

Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive'

The increase comes following the publication of the report of the Public Services Pay Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie 'The chances of a recession in Ireland are 100%', says NTMA Money Money Money

'The chances of a recession in Ireland are 100%', says NTMA

Ireland has paid €60 billion interest on its national debt over the last 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet Social Welfare

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law Gardaí

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

From TheJournal.ie Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review' Medicinal Cannabis

Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'

Only patients with specific medical conditions can access medicinal cannabis under the new programme.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale Mortgage Sale

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale

90% of the loans due to be sold are family homes – about 3,200 accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show Payouts

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

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