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From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years' United Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.

From TheJournal.ie SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill re-elected as vice-president of Sinn Féin Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Michelle O'Neill re-elected as vice-president of Sinn Féin

More than 2,000 party members had their say over two-days on who should be the deputy leader of the party.

From TheJournal.ie Standing ovation at SF Ard Fheis in support of Martin Kenny whose car was set alight outside his home Arson Attack

Standing ovation at SF Ard Fheis in support of Martin Kenny whose car was set alight outside his home

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said it has been a very difficult time for his family.

From TheJournal.ie Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told Derry

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff Wages

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized Buying Online

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized

There has been a steady decline in the number of medicines seized in the last three years.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting Swing-gate

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

From TheJournal.ie Consultation to take place on whether Ireland's nightclub opening hours should be updated Irish Nightlife

Consultation to take place on whether Ireland's nightclub opening hours should be updated

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is “very keen” to open up a consultation with stakeholders.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership

O’Neill became vice president of Sinn Fein in January 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools School Safety

Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools

A total of 40 schools were caught up in the controversy over structural and fire safety deficiencies.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout Networks

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout

Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

From TheJournal.ie HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment No Appointments

HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment

A number of regions have closed GP panel lists due to capacity.

From TheJournal.ie 'Election posters at the ready': Minister gives go-ahead for four by-elections It's On

'Election posters at the ready': Minister gives go-ahead for four by-elections

The constituencies will going to the polls at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money Controversy

Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money

The Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection is due before the PAC today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out Direct Provision

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

From TheJournal.ie Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans Recycling

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.

From TheJournal.ie Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans OIL PRICE

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

From TheJournal.ie 'A true public servant': Politicians pay tribute to 'national treasure' Gay Byrne Tributes

'A true public servant': Politicians pay tribute to 'national treasure' Gay Byrne

A moment silence was held in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs, ministers and the Taosieach paid tribute to Gay Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto Argy Bargy

Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto

More than 50 opposition bills have been blocked, despite having majority support in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA Drinking Water

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA

The EPA says the level of treatment at Leixlip is not sufficient to manage the risk posed by the River Liffey source water.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?

Minister Richard Bruton will bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow outlining a number of options to increase environmental levies.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks' Turkey

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks Dáil Gates

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

From TheJournal.ie Regulations to allow same sex parents register both their names on their child's birth cert to be signed today New Laws

Regulations to allow same sex parents register both their names on their child's birth cert to be signed today

Law will allow same sex parents register both their names on their child’s birth cert from May 5th 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time Banned

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time

Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.

From TheJournal.ie Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking' Mental Health

Patients sleeping on floor of Waterford psychiatric unit described as 'shocking'

A HSE official has said the situation in Waterford cannot be defended.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste Name And Shame

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach IRELAND'S ENERGY

'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach

Varadkar said Ireland’s first LNG terminal in the Shannon estuary in north Kerry could be the answer to Ireland’s energy security.

From TheJournal.ie Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense' Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts Border Crime

Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts

The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.

From TheJournal.ie Rank-and-file soldiers formally accept Public Service Pay Commission recommendations Soldier's Pay

Rank-and-file soldiers formally accept Public Service Pay Commission recommendations

Minister of State Paul Kehoe said it will result in immediate benefits for members.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act Job Losses

Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act

ISME boss says a referendum is not needed on payouts and calls for action before businesses close down.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he has confidence in Maria Bailey as a candidate in the next general election Swing-gate

Varadkar says he has confidence in Maria Bailey as a candidate in the next general election

A motion of no confidence has been tabled against the Dun Laoghaire TD.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

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