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From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael Only Way

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie What are the possible coalition options for the next government? Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

From TheJournal.ie The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

From TheJournal.ie What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances? Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks Searching

Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks

Leo Varadkar is currently the most searched of all the party leaders.

From The42 FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package Saved

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package

Shane Ross insists that the government have not bailed out the FAI.

From The42 Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport' Claim

Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport'

The soon-to-be Ireland senior boss feels not enough funding has been afforded to football in the last 20 years

From TheJournal.ie Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work Game Workers Unite

Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work

The Irish games industry employs around 2,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office SUPPORTS

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January Getting It Done

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January

Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines Procurement

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

From TheJournal.ie Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office Stretched

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election Four More Years

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government Speech

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government Dark Clouds

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

From TheJournal.ie Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals Drugs

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for snap elections amid coalition crisis LEAGUE PARTY

Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for snap elections amid coalition crisis

Salvini has clashed with his fellow Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller Glyphosate

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law Gardaí

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats Action Plan

'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats

New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years Opinion Poll

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years

From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis? Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

From TheJournal.ie A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes Former Residents

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street Short-term Let

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street

The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.

From TheJournal.ie To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6 Oral Health Plan

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government' Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'

Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.

From TheJournal.ie The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike Strike

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections Interference

Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted at the start of the year that he is concerned about potential interference.

From TheJournal.ie The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit Piggy Bank Savings

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit

The rainy day fund will be supplemented with an annual €500 million from the Exchequer, starting this year.

From TheJournal.ie Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution Constitution

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day Industrial Action

Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day

The action will begin at 8am on Wednesday and finish at 8am on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario Tick Tock

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Leo Varadkar will meet with opposition leaders next Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Government shutdown becomes longest in US history Border Wall

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

From TheJournal.ie Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

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 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 The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

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