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From TheJournal.ie Opposition hit out at Taoiseach over phone call with Trump about Doonbeg wind farm four years ago Planning Permission

Opposition hit out at Taoiseach over phone call with Trump about Doonbeg wind farm four years ago

The Taoiseach said he inquired with Clare County Council about the planning permission after Trump raised concerns with him.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks' Mixed Messages

Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'

The were calls for the Taoiseach to put his views on abortion on the record today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote European Army

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it? Poison Chalice

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to see a dramatic change': Alan Kelly throws down gauntlet to Brendan Howlin Labour Pains

'We need to see a dramatic change': Alan Kelly throws down gauntlet to Brendan Howlin

It was put to Kelly that he was putting Labour leader Brendan Howlin “on notice” by calling for such rapid change.

From TheJournal.ie 'A bizarre choice': Labour says the new children's hospital shouldn't be called Phoenix Out Of The Ashes

'A bizarre choice': Labour says the new children's hospital shouldn't be called Phoenix

Leader Brendan Howlin said the word had “no linkage to Irish history or culture”.

From TheJournal.ie Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines Storm Ophelia

Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin writes to political standards watchdog over Leo Varadkar's 'spin unit' Strategic Communications

Brendan Howlin writes to political standards watchdog over Leo Varadkar's 'spin unit'

Howlin questioned whether Budget day videos represented an improper use of public funds.

From TheJournal.ie Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later Vaccination

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later

The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.

From TheJournal.ie 'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday Bad Timing

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday

Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.

From TheJournal.ie Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out Recycling

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out

In a rare move, the Labour Party announced last week that it would co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home Illogical

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful Wage Boost

Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said introducing new laws to boost ministers’ pay is not a priority.

From TheJournal.ie 'The millennial vote is key' - Can Corbynmania be harnessed by Ireland's Labour party? Winning Formula

'The millennial vote is key' - Can Corbynmania be harnessed by Ireland's Labour party?

The systems may be different but does the message translate?

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

From TheJournal.ie 'Contempt for Dáil Éireann': Government still plans to sell AIB shares despite vote against it Not Binding

'Contempt for Dáil Éireann': Government still plans to sell AIB shares despite vote against it

The Government yesterday forgot to vote against a motion delaying the sale.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump Trying To Rebuild

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are monitoring a small number of individuals 'who do not have this country's interests at heart' Terrorist Attack

Gardaí are monitoring a small number of individuals 'who do not have this country's interests at heart'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a security meeting following recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie 'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny Fennelly Report

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny

The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is bringing in new measures to crack down on revenge porn Harassment

Facebook is bringing in new measures to crack down on revenge porn

The social media platform can now prevent intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram.

From TheJournal.ie There's a small bit of good news for Labour in the latest opinion poll Slight Movement

There's a small bit of good news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

The independents also do well in the latest Red C-Sunday Business Post survey.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold Hold Up

Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold

Howlin wants assurances that the money will be spent on building new homes, schools and hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

From TheJournal.ie Ming Flanagan: 'Unless you come from the old guard, you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media' Opinion

Ming Flanagan: 'Unless you come from the old guard, you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media'

Mainstream Irish media tends to focus on the very limited political spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin says whistleblower Maurice McCabe 'expressed gratitude' for his intervention yesterday Whistleblowers

Howlin says whistleblower Maurice McCabe 'expressed gratitude' for his intervention yesterday

Pressure is mounting on the Garda Commissioner to step aside while the inquiry is ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Labour and Sinn Féin call for Nóirín O'Sullivan to 'stand aside' until new whistleblower inquiry is complete Untenable

Labour and Sinn Féin call for Nóirín O'Sullivan to 'stand aside' until new whistleblower inquiry is complete

Brendan Howlin said that, in light of the establishment of a new inquiry, the Garda Commissioner’s current position is “untenable”.

From TheJournal.ie Nóirín O'Sullivan refutes Dáil claims about her treatment of Maurice McCabe Garda Whistleblower

Nóirín O'Sullivan refutes Dáil claims about her treatment of Maurice McCabe

O’Sullivan strongly refutes the claims made by Labour leader Brendan Howlin under Dáil privilege today.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin has described Shane Ross as 'Donald Trumpesque' Scathing

Brendan Howlin has described Shane Ross as 'Donald Trumpesque'

Labour’s Brendan Howlin says this government is a “do nothing Dáil”.

From TheJournal.ie Government will not block opposition bill on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies Crisis Pregnancy

Government will not block opposition bill on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The bill is to be debated in the Dáíl on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough' Opinion

'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'

Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.

From TheJournal.ie Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland Counselling

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December Festive Cheer

Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the matter is being discussed ahead of October’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake' Sunday Interview

Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'

After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling State Aid

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?

We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion Sunday Interview

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brash, opinionated' Kelly says he must be the country's most psychoanalysed politician Analyse This

'Brash, opinionated' Kelly says he must be the country's most psychoanalysed politician

But Kelly says he will be staying in the party.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour' Labour Pains

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

From TheJournal.ie Power outage: Today was as much about Alan Kelly as it was Brendan Howlin It's My Party And I'll Cry If

Power outage: Today was as much about Alan Kelly as it was Brendan Howlin

Alan Kelly failed to turn up at the leadership announcement after failing to garner support from his party colleagues.