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From TheJournal.ie Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws Dorchester Hotel

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws

Brunei’s has adopted harsh new sharia laws, including the death penalty for gay sex.

From TheJournal.ie New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin Red C

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin

The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters Climate Change

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords' Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates Women For Election

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin Fine Gael

Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin

The Taoiseach also used his speech to take a pop at Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions Simon Coveney

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions

Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.

From TheJournal.ie Blow for Fine Gael as Varadkar's rating falls to lowest level during leadership Opinion Poll

Blow for Fine Gael as Varadkar's rating falls to lowest level during leadership

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan Opinion

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan

Cities with a large population and expensive housing do not have golf courses near their centre, due to the self-evident inefficiency of that land use, writes Paddy Smyth.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo Housing Stats

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo

Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.

From TheJournal.ie US Congress won't support UK trade deal that threatens open border, says Varadkar Brexit

US Congress won't support UK trade deal that threatens open border, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach had some harsh words for the House of Commons this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael Europe

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael

Walsh won the Rose of Tralee in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to run for MEP seat in Ireland South Brussels Bound

Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to run for MEP seat in Ireland South

The deputy will be one of three from Fine Gael on the ballot.

From TheJournal.ie Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion Dr Michael Harty

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

From TheJournal.ie Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?' Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister Health

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister

Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home Strike

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home

The anti-government protesters left the scene peacefully after gardaí arrived.

From TheJournal.ie Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael Rose Of MEP

Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael

She seeks to run in the Midlands/North-West constituency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately' New Documents

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

From TheJournal.ie Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government Jobseekers
From TheJournal.ie Drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Opinion Poll

Drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Meanwhile Independents and Solidarity-People Before Profit have made slight gains.

From TheJournal.ie Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain Occupied Territories

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank initiates High Court action against Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan Courts

Ulster Bank initiates High Court action against Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan

The bank has has launched court proceedings against the Fine Gael TD and her brother.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says bumper day of elections and referendums will be among 'busiest days in Irish politics' One For The Diary

Varadkar says bumper day of elections and referendums will be among 'busiest days in Irish politics'

The Taoiseach says 24 May will feature a range of different votes.

From TheJournal.ie Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports Fast-tracking

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports

Simon Coveney recently criticised TDs who use their offices for getting passports for constituents.

From TheJournal.ie Leo hints at a Cabinet reshuffle in the summer Reshuffle

Leo hints at a Cabinet reshuffle in the summer

Varadkar indicated that he would most likely reshuffle the cabinet following the European and local elections.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael ministers discussed US corporations paying 'little or no tax' here in the 1980s State Papers

Fine Gael ministers discussed US corporations paying 'little or no tax' here in the 1980s

A letter from John Bruton to Alan Dukes has been released to the national archives.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you remember the year that was... in Irish politics? 2018 Review

Quiz: How well do you remember the year that was... in Irish politics?

How well do you remember all the controversies that hogged the headlines?

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good' Interview

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change' 12 More Months

Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'

The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll Drop In Support

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular party, with Fianna Fáil not far behind.

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 New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country Opinion Poll

New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country

The latest Sunday Independent newspaper/Kantar Millward Brown poll shows Fine Gael is down by two points to 32%.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's very disappointing': Garda probe launched as TD's office covered in urine and anti-abortion graffiti Sligo

'It's very disappointing': Garda probe launched as TD's office covered in urine and anti-abortion graffiti

The incident happened after abortion legislation passed in the Seanad last night.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year Dáil

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD flying high after his latest film features on Aer Lingus in-flight movie list Tom Neville

Fine Gael TD flying high after his latest film features on Aer Lingus in-flight movie list

The West Limerick TD plays the lead character in the Colour of Forgiveness.

From TheJournal.ie Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles Gender Quotas

Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles

Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael remains most popular party in country Opinion Poll

Fine Gael remains most popular party in country

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

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