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From TheJournal.ie 'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns' Covid-19

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company Customer Care

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House Factcheck

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Leaks

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

The Dáil met at 2pm and voted to relocate to the Convention Centre Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters Alan Farrell

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters

Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement Questions

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement

Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners Budget 2021

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

From TheJournal.ie NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors Covid-19

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors

Varadkar floated the idea of fines with examples given such as a €50 fine for not wearing a mask.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister Galway

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate? Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group SIPO

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group

The former junior finance minister is to resign his seat in the Seanad to take up the role.

From TheJournal.ie Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group Senator

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group

D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent Ethics Breach

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent

Danny Byrne was found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael Opinion Poll

Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil’s approval rated dipped again in the latest Sunday Times poll.

From TheJournal.ie 'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner? Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making' Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson Controversy

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson

The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened' Statement

Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened'

Varadkar confirmed that the party whip has been removed from three of his party’s senators.

From TheJournal.ie 'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe' Meat Plants

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations Nitrous Oxide

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors' Foot In Mouth

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'

The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers Backlash

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

From TheJournal.ie Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling Decision Time

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

From TheJournal.ie A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

From TheJournal.ie It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup? Euro Star

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

From TheJournal.ie Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments? Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael Cabinet cull: The eight former ministers who didn't get one of the top jobs End Of The Line

Fine Gael Cabinet cull: The eight former ministers who didn't get one of the top jobs

Here’s who didn’t make the cut.

From TheJournal.ie From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government? Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

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