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From TheJournal.ie 'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up White Paper

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up

Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks Budget 2020

Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks

Opposition parties were out outlining their Budget 2020 proposals today.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's priority is to prevent no-deal Brexit before seeking general election, Corbyn says Opposition

Labour's priority is to prevent no-deal Brexit before seeking general election, Corbyn says

Corbyn told reporters today he stood ready to lead an interim government if Johnson was forced from No 10.

From TheJournal.ie Amid farcical scenes, Labour will campaign for another Brexit referendum but won't pick a side Brighton Shock

Amid farcical scenes, Labour will campaign for another Brexit referendum but won't pick a side

The party chose not to push for Remain as their general election position.

From TheJournal.ie State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections November Gain

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

From TheJournal.ie Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable' Yellowhammer

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

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 Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster All Kicking Off

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen? Now What
From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth What To Expect

'Nothing can actually prepare you': 8 mums share how they dealt with their fears about giving birth

From pre-natal yoga to positive thinking, there are lots of different approaches. Here, some veterans share what worked for them.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government Rebuilding

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

From TheJournal.ie Andrew Adonis: Stormont won't be back by October - 'the DUP have evaded responsibility before' Interview

Andrew Adonis: Stormont won't be back by October - 'the DUP have evaded responsibility before'

“The great strength of Ireland is that the UK has not been negotiating with Ireland, but with the EU,” Adonis told TheJournal.ie

From TheJournal.ie Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice' Last Gamble

Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'

The former adviser to Tony Blair is speaking about Brexit at the IIEA in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal Out Of The Woodwork

Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal

Yesterday, Labour’s five trade unions agreed to back Remain in what marked a significant shift for the party.

From TheJournal.ie 'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers Bangladesh

'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers

The majority of Irish people care about the conditions of the factories where their clothes are made.

From TheJournal.ie Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour Pro-remain

Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour

The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin dismisses leadership concerns and says he wants to 'work together' with the Greens Le2019

Brendan Howlin dismisses leadership concerns and says he wants to 'work together' with the Greens

The Labour leader said he is ‘not at all disappointed’ with his party’s result.

From TheJournal.ie Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls Out And Out Lead

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

From TheJournal.ie 'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections Going To The Polls

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation Outlawed

Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation

It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.

From TheJournal.ie Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections? Ode To Joy

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers Juliet O'Connell

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers

O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers' My Fellow Britons

Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'

In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target Investigation This post contains videos

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs Inciting Hatred

Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs

Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.

From TheJournal.ie MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum COME WHAT MAY

MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum

Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.

From TheJournal.ie Blair calls Independent Group a 'fightback' against 'populism-enthralled' Labour Anti-Semitism

Blair calls Independent Group a 'fightback' against 'populism-enthralled' Labour

The former Labour leader said that Brexit had plunged Britain into “the throes of an unparalleled political crisis”.

From TheJournal.ie Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism Anti-Semitism

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

From TheJournal.ie The House of Commons has got a new group (not party), so what will it mean for Brexit votes? The Independent Group

The House of Commons has got a new group (not party), so what will it mean for Brexit votes?

Seven Labour MPs have split from the party.

From TheJournal.ie Seven Labour MPs quit the party claiming it's 'institutionally anti-semitic' and run by 'the machine of the hard left' Splitters This post contains videos

Seven Labour MPs quit the party claiming it's 'institutionally anti-semitic' and run by 'the machine of the hard left'

The MPs stopped short of forming a new party and will now sit in parliament as The Independent Group.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next? Theresa May

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

From TheJournal.ie Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote Brexit Stage Left

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote

The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.

From TheJournal.ie 'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock Brexit

'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock

May faces a crucial vote next week on her proposed Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs Save My Deal

After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs

May is said to be considering backing a Labour amendment on workers’ rights to try to sway some MPs to her cause.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger New Year Party Time

Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger

Talk of an SDLP-FF merger is increasing ahead of elections next year.

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 'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death RIP

'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death

The folklorist and activist was best known for his stage role as trade union leader Jim Larkin.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections Opinion

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

From TheJournal.ie 'Incredibly unusual times': DUP and Labour alliance described as 'strange, perhaps unholy' Brexit

'Incredibly unusual times': DUP and Labour alliance described as 'strange, perhaps unholy'

The parties both want Theresa May to publish the legal advice she received about Brexit.

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