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From TheJournal.ie Fines for organisers of house parties will be used as 'last resort' Level 5

Fines for organisers of house parties will be used as 'last resort'

Gardaí will still not be allowed to enter someone’s home.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats Green Wave

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats

Chu is currently a Green Party councillor and the party’s Chairperson.

From TheJournal.ie From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote Dying With Dignity

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin Micheál Martin

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote Dying With Dignity

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling Green Party

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling

The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’ Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil Dying With Dignity

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place Oliver Bond

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again

The Green Party leader has come in for criticism after a new clip appears to show him nodding off again.

From TheJournal.ie 'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner Golfgate
From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches? Listen Up

Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?

I have a dream today.

From TheJournal.ie Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner? Clifden

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?

81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels State Of The Parties

Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels

Both parties are up since the general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day Dáil Over The Place

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan Payback

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out' Dáil Covid Committee

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal Brussels

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie 'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid Power Nap

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's popularity continues to rise as support for coalition partners falls Opinion Poll

Fine Gael's popularity continues to rise as support for coalition partners falls

The poll is the first conducted since the formation of a new government last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia Roderic O'Gorman

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact' Childcare

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

From TheJournal.ie Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government Ge2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

From TheJournal.ie Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects Transport

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

From TheJournal.ie No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume Government Formation

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism Black Lives Matter

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19 Coronavirus

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better' Opinion

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead' Opinion

'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'

Malcolm Byrne says Confidence and Supply didn’t yield much for Fianna Fáil and there’s now understandable anxiety in the party about coalition with FG.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

From TheJournal.ie Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland Irish Politics

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland

Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting US Election

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government Dublin Rally

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours No White Smoke

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets Reada Cronin

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes Slow Progress

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

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