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Overseas jockeys can now compete in Irish Group One races without quarantining

The Government has relaxed protocols ahead of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education Education

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education

This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms Coronavirus

Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms

Leo Varadkar spoke to Pat Kenny on Newstalk this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border Smuggling

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

From TheJournal.ie Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says United Ireland

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of Nora Quoirin meet with Irish Government officials over her death in Malaysia Malaysia

Parents of Nora Quoirin meet with Irish Government officials over her death in Malaysia

The parents of the 15-year-old believe there was a ‘criminal element’ involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar May 2020

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Government warned about increased threat of foreign espionage in Ireland Spies

Government warned about increased threat of foreign espionage in Ireland

An update to the White Paper on Defence 2015 was published this week.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI Two Sections

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

From TheJournal.ie The government has agreed to buy an airport in Connemara Sold

The government has agreed to buy an airport in Connemara

Cabinet approved plans to buy the airport, which is 28 kilometres west of Galway City, this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed Climate Action

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

From TheJournal.ie Government cuts during Labour's time in power were 'awful', says party leader Red Lines

Government cuts during Labour's time in power were 'awful', says party leader

The Labour Party’s terms for entering government in the future will be discussed at today’s think-in.

From TheJournal.ie Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue Inclusion

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

From TheJournal.ie UN says Ireland applies 'preferential tax laws' to vultures funds and it 'cannot continue' Housing

UN says Ireland applies 'preferential tax laws' to vultures funds and it 'cannot continue'

The report states that “landlords have become faceless corporations wreaking havoc with tenants”.

From TheJournal.ie Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections Venezuela

Govt supports self-declared Venezuelan president's call for 'free, fair, democratic' elections

Young Fine Gael has called on the government to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border Tick Tock

Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border

Varadkar says government “profoundly regrets” Westminster’s rejection of the Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history Backstop

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history

The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Ireland is ready for a no-deal Brexit? Deal Or No Deal This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland is ready for a no-deal Brexit?

The Irish government has published its plans – but it has no provisions for a hard border with Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper Better Faster Stronger

Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper

The updated service means that citizens can renew their passports online from anywhere in the world.

From TheJournal.ie 'Judgement day', 'moment of truth' and 'betrayal': UK front pages react to news of Brexit deal Within Sight

'Judgement day', 'moment of truth' and 'betrayal': UK front pages react to news of Brexit deal

A Brexit deal is finally in sight, but will May be able to win over the Brexiteers?

From TheJournal.ie Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people Oil And Gas Exploration

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

From TheJournal.ie EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks Terrorism

EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks

The new fund will help cities build barriers that could prevent terror attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's family wants the government to sue Egyptian authorities if trial is delayed again Legal Action

Ibrahim Halawa's family wants the government to sue Egyptian authorities if trial is delayed again

Ibrahim’s sister Somaia Halawa said she welcomed the steps taken by Leo Varadkar’s government to secure his release.

From TheJournal.ie Irish and UK governments reassert their claims over Lough Foyle Diplomatic Differences

Irish and UK governments reassert their claims over Lough Foyle

Yesterday, the Northern Irish Secretary of State said “the whole of Lough Foyle is within the UK”.

"Sincere congratulations" - How on earth will the Irish Government deal with President Trump?

Enda Kenny has condemned Trump’s campaign rhetoric in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses Public Purse

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses

A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Two counties have had fewer visits from Government Ministers than one Dublin hotel in 2015 Pressing The Flesh

Two counties have had fewer visits from Government Ministers than one Dublin hotel in 2015

Not all parish pumps are created equal, according to a new analysis by TheJournal.ie.

From The42 New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government Diaspora

New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government

One of the city’s youngest GAA organisations wants to develop its current home in Queens.

From TheJournal.ie Former IRA officer: 'Gardaí colluded with us during the Troubles' Kieran Conway

Former IRA officer: 'Gardaí colluded with us during the Troubles'

The IRA’s former head of intelligence has made the claims in a new book.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel Support

Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel

The DCC wants the Irish Government to follow suit.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation Civil War

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation

A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.

From TheJournal.ie Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility Not My Problem

Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case The Troubles

Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case

The Northern Ireland First Minister has said that there are “people going around with letters stuffed in their pockets” which mean they can’t be arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government to be pressed on funding for Justice for the Forgotten Good Friday Agreement

Irish government to be pressed on funding for Justice for the Forgotten

The Justice for the Forgotten Group will lose its funding in June of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the new boss: Julie Sinnamon takes over as Enterprise Ireland CEO Movin' On Up

Meet the new boss: Julie Sinnamon takes over as Enterprise Ireland CEO

She has an MBA in International Business from New York’s Fordham University, an executive qualification from Stanford and has held a number of senior roles at the organisation.

How to survive nuclear war in 1960s Ireland

According to advice given by the Government.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today Abortion

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today

TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.

From TheJournal.ie First major event of Irish EU presidency announced EU

First major event of Irish EU presidency announced

The Government will meet the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and chairpersons of the Parliament’s political groups, on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie 5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights Disability Rights

5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights

People with disabilities showed the government a red card at a national protest today in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to vote on banning smoking at Leinster House Leinster House

Oireachtas committee to vote on banning smoking at Leinster House

The inside of the complex is already subject to a smoking ban – but John Crown wants to ban all smoking outside it too.

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