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From TheJournal.ie Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit Article 50

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit

But her government may have to show its negotiating hand.

From TheJournal.ie Kelloggs faces boycott after pulling ads from Trump-aligned site Breitbart News

Kelloggs faces boycott after pulling ads from Trump-aligned site

The company said the decision “had nothing to do with politics”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win US OF A

'A greater sense of political power': the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump's win

Despite allying themselves closely with Trump policies, the President-elect has taken steps to disavow them in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched Border Control

'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he was concerned any change could disrupt his constituent’s lives.

From The42 Kovalev cries foul after controversial loss to Ward in unified light heavyweight title fight Politics

Kovalev cries foul after controversial loss to Ward in unified light heavyweight title fight

In a surprising unanimous decision, the Russian was beaten 114-113 in Las Vegas last night.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Kenny quizzed on Trump, rents and strike action Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Kenny quizzed on Trump, rents and strike action

Let’s see what they have to say…

From TheJournal.ie 'New politics' and a minority government: Spain's recovery is looking a lot like Ireland's Negotiate Every Bill

'New politics' and a minority government: Spain's recovery is looking a lot like Ireland's

Last week, Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as Spain’s prime minister after ten long months of negotiations

From TheJournal.ie 'I miss writing about the creeps in public life that you can take out' High Table

'I miss writing about the creeps in public life that you can take out'

Eamon Dunphy on politics, journalism and why he’s still angry…

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn’t matter if the basis for your views are factually wrong, you can find them backed up online' Opinion

'It doesn’t matter if the basis for your views are factually wrong, you can find them backed up online'

We can get all the facts we want, augmenting our views with identical ones from dozens of sources who think just like we do, writes Paul Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate Leaders' Questions

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

Have a look to see if politicians are covering the issues that matter most to you.

From TheJournal.ie "If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II Debate Camp This post contains videos

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II

Here’s what you missed while you slept.

From TheJournal.ie May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party May's Day

May directs Tories to the centre as she hits out at "nasty" Labour Party

Accusing Labour of abandoning the centre, May sounded less Margaret Thatcher and more Tony Blair.

From TheJournal.ie "There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD Deputy Principle

"There's very little principle in Irish politics" - Fine Gael TD

John Deasy also reckons Enda Kenny would be “dragged out of the place, kicking and screaming”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land' Political Hand Grenade

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored Opinion

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today Summer's Over

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

From TheJournal.ie Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable" Fine Gael

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"

Two reports into the campaign have been sent to Parliamentary Party members.

Politicians in Ireland vs. Politicians in the Rest of the World

We do things a little differently here.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party Mood Of The Nation

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

From TheJournal.ie “There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance Draw A Line Under

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

From TheJournal.ie Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them Absolute Power

Good and bad political leaders, and the addiction that separates them

A bad leader has the same addiction to power as an alcoholic has to alcohol or a gambler has to gambling.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach spoke to Apple CEO before bombshell tax announcement Cabinet Stalemate

Taoiseach spoke to Apple CEO before bombshell tax announcement

The Dáil could be recalled after Cabinet members fail to agree on Apple ruling appeal

From TheJournal.ie Cheers and cries as Brazil's president stripped of her title in impeachment Dilma Rousseff

Cheers and cries as Brazil's president stripped of her title in impeachment

This has ended 13 years of leftist rule in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

From TheJournal.ie What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland Policy

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

From TheJournal.ie "Total ban. Absolutely. If I had my way" - John Halligan on US military planes at Shannon Speaking Out

"Total ban. Absolutely. If I had my way" - John Halligan on US military planes at Shannon

The junior minister says the military planes should at the very least be searched.

From TheJournal.ie Republican security officials say Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history" Finger On The Button

Republican security officials say Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history"

The experts essentially declared the brash billionaire unfit for office.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa Villiers resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary Shufflin'

Theresa Villiers resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

Earlier, Michael Gove was dropped from Theresa May’s Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie Families in council-owned housing may face eviction as they're excluded from getting rent supplement Mulhuddart

Families in council-owned housing may face eviction as they're excluded from getting rent supplement

The families are private tenants but can’t avail of rent supplement due to laws around housing.

From TheJournal.ie The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations Opinion

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations

Julian Mercille writes that the coming weeks could have fateful consequences for the Labour Party.

From TheJournal.ie Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election Minor Parties

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election

Voting is mandatory in Australia for all adults, with turnout never falling below 90% since it became compulsory in 1924.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party Fallout

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party

His own MPs voted by a margin of 40 to 172 against him.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship Eamon Scanlon

Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship

Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron's six years as prime minister will be solely remembered for this referendum defeat Opinion

David Cameron's six years as prime minister will be solely remembered for this referendum defeat

David Cameron’s stint as prime minister has come to an unedifying end, dogged by the Europe question, writes Neale Richmond.

From TheJournal.ie Bill to repeal Eighth Amendment launched as Coppinger says free vote issue is "ludicrous" Abortion Bills

Bill to repeal Eighth Amendment launched as Coppinger says free vote issue is "ludicrous"

The bill will be brought before the Dáil tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The Brexit debate has descended into a populist farce Opinion

The Brexit debate has descended into a populist farce

Owen Worth talks about how the election process has become more sensational and less accurate

From TheJournal.ie David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities? Celebrity Deathmatch

David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?

Beckham v Hurley, Clarkson v Caine, Geldof v someone off Geordie Shore.

From TheJournal.ie "We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

From TheJournal.ie Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres? Signs Of Withdrawal

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.