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From TheJournal.ie Eoin Ó'Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing Opinion

Eoin Ó'Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’ Mortgages

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’

Since March, nearly 80,000 mortgage-holders impacted by the pandemic have taken payment breaks.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts Central Bank

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin suspends party activity in Dublin South-West following nomination of Holohan for mayor South Dublin

Sinn Féin suspends party activity in Dublin South-West following nomination of Holohan for mayor

Paddy Holohan was suspended from the party for five months for comments described as “offensive” on his podcast.

From TheJournal.ie US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19 Mick Mulvaney

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19

Mick Mulvaney said that the Northern Irish parties had all worked well together.

From TheJournal.ie NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral Sinn Féin

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral Covid Restrictions

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

From TheJournal.ie This is Sinn Féin's new front bench Opposition

This is Sinn Féin's new front bench

Louise O’Reilly moving from the health brief is the biggest change to the party’s Dáil lineup.

From TheJournal.ie 'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral Bobby Storey

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral

The Sinn Féin TD said he believes the senior republican’s funeral is now being politicised.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey Belfast

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey

Politicians in Northern Ireland criticised the large crowds who gathered for the funeral, despite pandemic restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie 'The wrong decision': Eoin Ó Broin criticises decision to nominate Paddy Holohan for South Dublin Mayor Paddy Holohan

'The wrong decision': Eoin Ó Broin criticises decision to nominate Paddy Holohan for South Dublin Mayor

Holohan made what were described as “offensive” comments in his podcast earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor

The party reinstated Paddy Holohan following a five-month suspension.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate of Special Criminal Court renewed in Dáil vote as Sinn Féin abstains rather than rejects it for first time Non-jury Trials

Mandate of Special Criminal Court renewed in Dáil vote as Sinn Féin abstains rather than rejects it for first time

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced a review of the Offences Against the State Act.

From TheJournal.ie If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again Government Formation

If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again

Postal votes on the programme for government will be counted on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin Staycations

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

From TheJournal.ie Senior republican Bobby Storey has died Bobby Storey

Senior republican Bobby Storey has died

The former Sinn Féin chairman was aged in his mid 60s and had been unwell for a period of time.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power Opposition

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.

From The42 'Unless there is a magic wand, we could lose League of Ireland clubs forever'

'Unless there is a magic wand, we could lose League of Ireland clubs forever'

Sinn Fein call for €2m rescue package from Government to save the League of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly Northern Ireland

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin to oppose DUP's motion against abortion in cases of non-fatal disabilities Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin to oppose DUP's motion against abortion in cases of non-fatal disabilities

The motion “rejects the imposition of abortion legislation which extends to all non-fatal disabilities, including Down’s syndrome”.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase Essential Workers

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic Cutbacks

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

From TheJournal.ie 'My eye sockets ached': Mary Lou McDonald on her coronavirus experience Covid-19

'My eye sockets ached': Mary Lou McDonald on her coronavirus experience

The party leader revealed on 14 April that she had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Mary Lou McDonald confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19

McDonald developed post-viral pleurisy in her right lung over the weekend.

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 Sinn Féin criticises NI health minister's 'unilateral' request for British army's help to battle coronavirus Stormont Executive

Sinn Féin criticises NI health minister's 'unilateral' request for British army's help to battle coronavirus

Sinn Féin have accused Robin Swann of the UUP of “unilaterally” requesting the help of the British army without consulting the Stormont Executive first.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests Opinion Poll

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis Government Formation
From TheJournal.ie The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today Renewable Heat Incentive

The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today

The report will examine the role of DUP leader Arlene Foster, who presided over the department that introduced the RHI scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cash for ash': Everything you need to know about the scandal that collapsed Stormont Ashes To Ashes

'Cash for ash': Everything you need to know about the scandal that collapsed Stormont

The DUP is expected to be criticised heavily when the RHI report is published on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances' St Patrick's Day

Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances'

McDonald said earlier this week that she was staying close to home after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at her children’s school.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party Formation

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party

Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Quinn’s parents left ‘hurt and humiliated’ after Conor Murphy told he has ‘nothing to apologise for’ at SF rally Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn’s parents left ‘hurt and humiliated’ after Conor Murphy told he has ‘nothing to apologise for’ at SF rally

Breege and Stephen Quinn are at Leinster House to meet a number of political parties this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer Government Formation

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies Sinn Féin Surge

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections Seanad 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections

Boylan is joined by a councillor, a former mayor of Derry and four sitting senators running for Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day Sinn Féin

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day

The party has never had much trouble in drumming up support in the States – though this year’s election result is likely to add to its publicity.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead On The Up

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead

A new opinion poll puts the party’s support at 35%.

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