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From TheJournal.ie Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely Renters

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens Interview

'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit Leaders' Questions

Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty raised the issue of the banks charging interest on mortgages that have availed of pandemic payment breaks.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs Bumpy First Week

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs

Micheál Martin said he understood why some members were upset.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told Dáil

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

From TheJournal.ie Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting Employment

Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting

The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly' Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

From TheJournal.ie 'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban Barry Cowen

'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party contest kicks off as Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make their pitches to be leader Hustings

Green Party contest kicks off as Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make their pitches to be leader

Ryan and Martin said they would bring down the government if Green policies are not delivered.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death Ultan Meehan

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

From TheJournal.ie This is the Labour Party's new front bench Opposition

This is the Labour Party's new front bench

Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.

From TheJournal.ie What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government Green Shoots

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

From TheJournal.ie Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban

Cowen has apologised for his actions and said he regrets what happened.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas travel restrictions to remain in place until 20 July Holidays

Overseas travel restrictions to remain in place until 20 July

Cabinet met in Dublin Castle today.

From TheJournal.ie No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July Down To Business

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks' Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

From TheJournal.ie Antibody test to identify 'immune' individuals to get government funding boost Covid-19

Antibody test to identify 'immune' individuals to get government funding boost

Those that are ‘immune’ could therefore be safe to return to work.

From TheJournal.ie Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic' Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral Covid Restrictions

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

From TheJournal.ie Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar Green List

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Here are your 18 new junior ministers New Jobs

In full: Here are your 18 new junior ministers

These are the backbenchers who just got a promotion today.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job New Job

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job

The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mixed messaging': Call for clarity on whether people should cancel holidays abroad International Travel

'Mixed messaging': Call for clarity on whether people should cancel holidays abroad

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said it is important to reopen the economy, “but not at the risk of another wave”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief New Job

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief

Treatment of businesses by insurance companies is “appalling”, Dáil told.

From TheJournal.ie Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil The New Boss

Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil

The end of Civil War politics? We’ll wait and see. Here’s how the day went down.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

From TheJournal.ie In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers New Lineup

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil sits in the Convention Centre today to elect a new Taoiseach - here's what to expect Unconventional Sitting

The Dáil sits in the Convention Centre today to elect a new Taoiseach - here's what to expect

All three parties backed the programme for government yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal Government Formation

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal

Martin can expect to be elected taoiseach when the Dáil meets in the Convention Centre tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government Final Countdown

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Taoiseach gives the green light for Phase Three of re-opening to go ahead from Monday Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Taoiseach gives the green light for Phase Three of re-opening to go ahead from Monday

The announcement was made at Dublin Castle this evening.

From TheJournal.ie TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?' Community Transmission

TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?'

Richard Boyd Barrett raised the issue of concern being expressed about the number of Covid-19 cases among younger people.

From TheJournal.ie Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds Criminal Assets

Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds

The jump in frozen assets is due in the main to the granting of a freezing order over cryptocurrency to the value of €53 million.

From TheJournal.ie It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister Back To School

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation Occupied Territories Bill

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation

The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again Government Formation

If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again

Postal votes on the programme for government will be counted on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told FRONTLINE WORKERS

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

From TheJournal.ie State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin Staycations

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

From TheJournal.ie The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table? Feet Under The Table

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

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