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Last year
2022
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A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
Things move quickly in politics – even during the summer break.
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Clear-out begins as Man United confirm Pogba and Lingard will depart on free transfers
The pair are among several players expected to leave Old Trafford this summer.
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Shehbaz Sharif set to become next Pakistan prime minister after parliament ousts Imran Khan
Opposition parties won the no-confidence vote after several of Khan’s allies deserted him.
All time
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Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce
The end of an era.
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Matt Hancock resigns as English health secretary following scandal
Images of him breaking Covid guidelines appeared in the UK press yesterday.
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Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown
Gardaí have been battling the gang since 2015.
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Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account due to risk of more violence
The social media giant also deleted tweets sent from the US presidential Twitter account after the ban.
# Travel
From Monday there will be no countries on Ireland's Green List
There were just four countries left on the list last week.
# omnishambles
Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy
The resignation of Dara Calleary this morning began a day of chaos and confusion for the government.
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Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.
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Former tánaiste Joan Burton has lost her seat in Dublin West
Burton lost out on the fifth count.
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Unseated: the high-profile losers in the UK election (including Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds)
It’s been a tough night for the Liberal Democrats and the DUP in particular.
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Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader
It was Labour’s worst election result in more than 80 years.
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Arsenal sack manager Unai Emery
‘The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.’
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Paul Murphy TD parts company with Socialist Party and plans to launch new group
Murphy is currently a TD for Dublin South-West.
# Out the door
Chairperson of National Children's Hospital project board steps down
Tom Costello has been involved with the project for six years.
# out the gap
'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit
After seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Japan in the semi-final, the former United number two announced his departure.
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Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party
The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.
# trouble ahead
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and three other ministers resign over draft Brexit deal
Raab said he understood why May had chosen to pursue the deal but that he couldn’t support it.
# gone kelly gone
Megyn Kelly dropped from US TV show after blackface comments
Kelly’s contract with NBC News is reported to be $69 million.
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Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.
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Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC
The trophy had been left unattended during the clean-up after the event.
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Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN, resigns
Donald Trump said she has done a “fantastic job”.
# kevin sharkey is out
Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty
Sharkey is the first person to pull out of the race.
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Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.
# crowded house
'The Brexit dream is dying... we're headed for the status of a colony': Turmoil in UK as Boris resigns
May has defended her Brexit plan in the Commons saying it would be “challenging for the EU”.
# phillip lee
Blow for Theresa May as Tory minister resigns suddenly over 'irresponsible' Brexit strategy
Justice Minister Phillip Lee has resigned in order to voice his criticism of his party’s approach to Brexit.
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Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal
O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.
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Whoever gets the government assistant chief whip job won't be taking the €15k top up
The TD left the Independent Alliance last week after a row over who should serve as a junior minister.
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'There was no warm-up gear and no physio': Callaghan steps down as Athlone boss
Aaron Callaghan has left Athlone after five months in charge, citing a lack of professionalism at the club.
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Ulster Bank: 'Human error' caused cash to disappear from some accounts
Some customers said their bank cards have been declined, even though they recently got paid.
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Scouting Ireland head to step aside amidst investigation into handling of alleged sexual assault
Speaking in the Dáil, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone re-confirmed her decision to withhold further funding to the organisation.
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Eir announces plans to cut 750 jobs
In a statement, the company said it was being done “to deliver cost savings and create a leaner, more agile organisations”.
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Taoiseach says expulsion of Russian diplomat from Ireland is an 'act of solidarity' with the UK
Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that when it comes to the use of chemical weapons Ireland is “not neutral one bit”.
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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey
The former Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, has been named as McAreavey’s replacement.
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Chairman of INM Leslie Buckley to stand down from his post
Buckley will exit the company at its EGM on 1 March.
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'He worked with unfailing dedication' - Coveney pays tribute as Brokenshire resigns as Northern Irish secretary
Brokenshire, who has resigned over health concerns, had held the position for the past 17 months. The news came ahead of today’s expected cabinet reshuffle in the UK.
# And they're off
Erasmus and Nienaber officially bid farewell to Munster
Johann van Graan will take over as head coach in the southern province next week.
# The final frontier
Nasa's Cassini probe burns up like a meteor on 'death plunge' into Saturn
More than 1,500 people jammed Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California to watch.
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George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk
It follows widespread condemnation of his comments about rape on his lunchtime show on Friday.