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From TheJournal.ie Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet Driving Solo

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws Graduated Speeding

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

From TheJournal.ie 'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit Operation Yellowhammer

'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit

The Labour party in Ireland has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal is the most realistic to avoid a no-deal.

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 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 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 Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government Cabinet

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government

The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.

From TheJournal.ie Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali Defence Forces

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali

The approval comes after nearly 100 people were killed in recent days in a deadly massacre in the country.

From TheJournal.ie France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events Summer Deployment

France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events

Garda assistance has been requested by France for the months of July and August.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue It Hasn't Gone Away You Know

Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue

Leo Varadkar is to meet UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Dublin in the next few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order' Missing

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'

The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far Rural Broadband

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

From TheJournal.ie Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country Voting Rights

Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country

The changes won’t be in place before the May election date

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child Isis

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May holds crisis talks amid reports she's facing a 'cabinet coup' Brexit

Theresa May holds crisis talks amid reports she's facing a 'cabinet coup'

May has said a third vote on her Brexit deal may not happen next week.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears Repossessions

Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears

The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.

From TheJournal.ie Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left Brexit Limbo

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend Skyrocketing Costs

'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Public Expenditure about its role in project oversight.

From TheJournal.ie Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

From TheJournal.ie 'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m Dangerous Driving

'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m

Between 1996 and 2018, there have been nine fatalities on that stretch of the N4.

From TheJournal.ie If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June Water Charges

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

From TheJournal.ie 'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws Approved

'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws

The new bill will give enhanced powers to the gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau, Minister Charlie Flanagan said.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he's exploring if Ireland could take some legal business from the UK after Brexit Leo Varadkar

Varadkar says he's exploring if Ireland could take some legal business from the UK after Brexit

Varadkar had a 40-minute phone call with Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to support Theresa May’s efforts to pass her Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

From TheJournal.ie Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital Rising Costs

Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the new children’s hospital may cost even more than its latest €1.433 billion price tag.

From TheJournal.ie Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points Fines

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points

The general scheme of the Bill was approved this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill Referendum

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

From TheJournal.ie New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet Before The Break

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage Stormy Weather

Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage

The scheme is for businesses and organisations who have been refused insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five Termination Of Pregnancy Bill

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five

The proposed legislation allows for the operation of the Act to be reviewed after its commencement next year.

From TheJournal.ie Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law Renting Rights

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

From TheJournal.ie After some confusion, Theresa May WILL give a statement on Brexit tonight

After some confusion, Theresa May WILL give a statement on Brexit tonight

Irish ministers met this morning while British cabinet is due to meet at 2pm.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget Budget 2019

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford to be next US ambassador to Ireland Trump Ally

Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford to be next US ambassador to Ireland

The 80-year old is heavily involved in the Irish community in Cleveland.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest' Interview

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

From TheJournal.ie Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet Concert Tickets

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

From TheJournal.ie 'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn Trouble Ahead

'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn

The proposed legislation passed in the Seanad last week after opposition parties joined forces.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year Contention

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of Bet He Is

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of

The UK cabinet has finally agreed on a 12-point Brexit approach.

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