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#Seán O'Rourke

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance' A Fine Mess

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to not include cancer warnings on alcohol products an 'insult to those who have suffered from cancer' Public Health Alcohol Bill

Decision to not include cancer warnings on alcohol products an 'insult to those who have suffered from cancer'

Senator Frances Black was reacting to the news that cancer warning labels are expected to be dropped from the Alcohol Bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose' Dr Kieran Moore

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'

Dr Kieran Moore has worked as a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the southeast of Ireland for the past 16 years.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan says judicial bill 'in a difficult place' but he wouldn't use Attorney General's colourful language
From TheJournal.ie Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped Mccabe Scandal

Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped

His concerns come after his parliamentary questions which unravelled Fitzgerald’s email scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term To Be Confirmed

President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term

Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'I must answer for what I've done': Kevin Myers breaks silence and issues apology over offensive column The Sunday Times

'I must answer for what I've done': Kevin Myers breaks silence and issues apology over offensive column

The article published on Sunday has been branded “sexist” and “anti-Semitic”.

From TheJournal.ie Former Miss Cork's head split open by beer bottle at Longitude festival in Dublin Katie O'donoghue

Former Miss Cork's head split open by beer bottle at Longitude festival in Dublin

Katie O’Donoghue required nine stitches after the incident.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not aware of any campaign to discredit any individual' - Nóirín O'Sullivan Whistleblowers

'I'm not aware of any campaign to discredit any individual' - Nóirín O'Sullivan

The Garda Commissioner has been speaking out ahead of the launch of a new Garda code of ethics this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.' On The Mend

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'

Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible" Controversial

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"

Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.

From TheJournal.ie Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages A Pay Issue

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages

New president of the AGSI Antoinette Cunningham has said that action has come from “sheer frustration”.

From TheJournal.ie Minister calls Adams "a man who takes off socks to count to 20" after RTÉ interview Fight

Minister calls Adams "a man who takes off socks to count to 20" after RTÉ interview

With polling just eight days away, tensions are high.

From TheJournal.ie "You'd get tired just watching him" - Bernie Sanders' brother is convinced 'Bernard' can go all the way Bern Baby Bern

"You'd get tired just watching him" - Bernie Sanders' brother is convinced 'Bernard' can go all the way

“If he’s nominated I think he’ll win fairly easily,” Larry Sanders told RTÉ.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won Fighting Crime

Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won

They won’t be wiped though, she says.

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Micheál have spent all day having a go at each other War Of Words

Enda and Micheál have spent all day having a go at each other

The Fianna Fáil leader had a lively exchange with Seán O’Rourke today.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 50 residents evacuated from a nursing home due to flooding Community Action

Almost 50 residents evacuated from a nursing home due to flooding

Groups of volunteers sprang into life to allow the elderly residents to be brought to safety.

From TheJournal.ie Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout Advance Warning

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout

The RTÉ presenter has moved to clarify matters this morning.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in Advance Warning This post contains a poll

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin Homelessness

There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has spoken out after a family spent a night in an industrial unit

From TheJournal.ie Some priests aren't going to take a stance on the same-sex marriage referendum Make Your Own Mind Up

Some priests aren't going to take a stance on the same-sex marriage referendum

The majority of ACP members will be voting ‘No’ though.

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

From TheJournal.ie €2.3 billion needed for water infrastructure as closing date looms Irish Water

€2.3 billion needed for water infrastructure as closing date looms

Almost 1 million people have registered with the utility company.

From TheJournal.ie The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go Stay Or Go?

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure that water charges are ‘affordable’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump: 'Sean O'Rourke is an a*****e. He took off my hair. This is my hair' Ouch

Trump: 'Sean O'Rourke is an a*****e. He took off my hair. This is my hair'

The billionaire businessman wasn’t best pleased with the RTÉ presenter’s line of questioning back in May.

From The42 'I just went completely blank' - Dubs U21 star Shane Carthy on his depression Depression

'I just went completely blank' - Dubs U21 star Shane Carthy on his depression

“It was building up for the last couple of years. It got worse and worse in the six months previous to the Leinster final.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I would forgive my daughter's killer...if he'd shown any remorse' Joe O'Reilly

'I would forgive my daughter's killer...if he'd shown any remorse'

The mother of murdered Rachel Callaly was speaking to Sean O’Rourke today.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of 14-year-old rugby player who died during match describe their devastating loss Concussion

Parents of 14-year-old rugby player who died during match describe their devastating loss

“People say time’s a healer. I don’t agree with that. It just adds to the pain ‘cos you realise ‘no, this is real. He’s gone’”.

From TheJournal.ie Frank Flannery says PAC had a "feral attitude" towards him Pac Man

Frank Flannery says PAC had a "feral attitude" towards him

The former Rehab Group CEO says PAC’s pursuit of him was politically motivated.

From TheJournal.ie I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief Penalty Points

I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief

Robert Olson is highlighting wider problems in the force, saying this morning that “culture is something you don’t change with a couple of policies and it’s fixed next week”.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way Battle For Labour

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way

The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.

From TheJournal.ie 10 things we learned during John Waters' RTÉ interview John Waters

10 things we learned during John Waters' RTÉ interview

The author and columnist covered a range of topics, including why he left the Irish Times, what he thinks of Twitter, depression and his dislike for Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Hanafin: Fianna Fáil are doing brutal, appalling... but I will run in next election GE16

Mary Hanafin: Fianna Fáil are doing brutal, appalling... but I will run in next election

The former Minister said there’s still hope for her party.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been 'hyped up' Cold Storage

Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been 'hyped up'

A Polish report detailed ‘green and rotting meat’ in a Monaghan food plant but the meat in question had been removed from storage for testing according to the Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital Waiting Lists

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief: Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services Crc

HSE chief: Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services

Tony O’Brien promised parents that the HSE would be “with them for the long haul”.

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