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From TheJournal.ie Democrats work towards holding virtual convention for Joe Biden’s nomination Election 2020

Democrats work towards holding virtual convention for Joe Biden’s nomination

The convention is due to take place in August.

From The42 A loss of over €250k and massive income drop as Galway GAA financial crisis deepens Seeing Red

A loss of over €250k and massive income drop as Galway GAA financial crisis deepens

There was a big drop in Galway’s fundraising income following the revelations at last year’s convention.

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland Gender Inequality

Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland

The commission will submit a report on ways to tackle gender inequality in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities? Long Time Coming

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens Céad Míle Fáilte

Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens

Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrity speakers at Republican convention include stars of Bugsy Malone and General Hospital Bold And Beautiful

Celebrity speakers at Republican convention include stars of Bugsy Malone and General Hospital

The bar for the celebrity star power that will be on show in Cleveland is a little lower than expected.

From TheJournal.ie He's nearly there: Trump to be named Republican presidential nominee as party convention kicks off Grand Old Party Time

He's nearly there: Trump to be named Republican presidential nominee as party convention kicks off

The convention will get underway today in Cleveland, Ohio.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50,000 gun-toting Republicans wanted weapons at the big Trump-Cruz face off Armed To The Teeth

More than 50,000 gun-toting Republicans wanted weapons at the big Trump-Cruz face off

The Secret Service have stepped in to stop it happening.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first ever horror convention will see zombies on the capital's streets today Screamvention
From The42 There were some big changes at last night's Antrim county board convention New Dawn

There were some big changes at last night's Antrim county board convention

There was dramatic success for new group ‘Saffron Vision’.

From TheJournal.ie Jack Chambers has defeated David McGuinness in Dublin West selection Fianna Fáil

Jack Chambers has defeated David McGuinness in Dublin West selection

A close battle was predicted between the pair.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil selects candidate to run for Dáil seat in Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election Political Race

Fianna Fáil selects candidate to run for Dáil seat in Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Councillor Ivan Connaughton is to run for the Dail seat vacated by Luke Ming Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are... Decided

Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...

The two men were selected by more than 600 party members and will run in the Midlands-North West region.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party are meeting today and they're going big on political reform Gpc14

The Green Party are meeting today and they're going big on political reform

One proposal would see TDs serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Blasphemy! Convention to consider taking religious offence rule out of Constitution You Can't Say That

Blasphemy! Convention to consider taking religious offence rule out of Constitution

The Constitutional Convention will spend the next two days debating whether or not the blasphemy provision should get the boot.

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional Convention won't discuss Seanad abolition Vote

Constitutional Convention won't discuss Seanad abolition

The members of the convention voted by 57 to 41 per cent not to write to the Taoiseach seeking an opportunity to discuss the abolition of the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Do you want to change the way we elect TDs? Constitutional Convention

Do you want to change the way we elect TDs?

The Constitutional Convention is seeking submissions on possible reforms to the way Irish politicians are elected to Dáil Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie No complaints to Convention over concerns about gay marriage hearings Constitutional Convention

No complaints to Convention over concerns about gay marriage hearings

Despite concerns raised by Senator Rónán Mullen and others, there were no formal complaints made to the Constitutional Convention about its recent hearings on same-sex marriage.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Politics

In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

The full text of the Fianna Fáil leader’s speech to his annual party conference – including his support for public sector workers (but without any mention of abortion).

From TheJournal.ie Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term Constitutional Convention

Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term

The gathering of 100 delegates has been considering whether to lower the voting age to 17 and reduce the presidential term of office to five years.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term Ccven This post contains videos

LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term

Watch today’s livesteam of events as delegates discuss lowering the voting age and shortening the presidential term.

From TheJournal.ie Fermanagh GAA County Convention pledges support for Sean Quinn Sean Quinn

Fermanagh GAA County Convention pledges support for Sean Quinn

The convention passed a resolution in support to the jailed Sean Quinn and his family on Monday, and expressed its best wishes to them.

From TheJournal.ie Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting Convention

LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting

The 100-member body, two-thirds of which is drawn from the general public, is meeting in Dublin Castle this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month Democracy

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month

132 members of the public have been identified to participate – 66 of whom will be direct substitutes for the others.

From TheJournal.ie Ryan launches "scathing attack" on Obama's economic record USA

Ryan launches "scathing attack" on Obama's economic record

Last night at the Republican Convention Ryan held up Mitt Romney as “the man for the job” of next US President.

From TheJournal.ie 'Positivity is here in this room, people getting up and starting again' Employment

'Positivity is here in this room, people getting up and starting again'

Attending today’s Springboard Roadshow in Dublin, TheJournal.ie’s Christina Finn asks job seekers why returning to education is their only option.

VIDEO: A Capella Star Wars Theme Tune of the Day... Star Wars This post contains videos

VIDEO: A Capella Star Wars Theme Tune of the Day...

Over 300 hours of recording time results in one man’s ode to Star Wars.

From TheJournal.ie Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention Reform

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.

From TheJournal.ie Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race Race For The Áras

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race

Former MEP says she is a “realist” and late to the race and “unlikely” to secure the Fine Gael nomination for Aras run.