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From TheJournal.ie Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster Interview

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s Lengthy Visits

Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s

Nationally more than 1,000 people over the age of 75 faced emergency department waiting times of more than 24-hours every month so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even' Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments Housing

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments

The party published a bill today that would if passed ban co-living developments.

From TheJournal.ie 'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten Food Waste

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer' Belfast

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'

DUP leader Arlene Foster said that Johnson told them “talk of a border poll is not something he’s interested in entertaining”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

From TheJournal.ie Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county? Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

From TheJournal.ie So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

And what can be done to fix the industry?

From TheJournal.ie Dáil rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal in symbolic vote Sinn Féin Motion

Dáil rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal in symbolic vote

Fianna Fáil voted against the Mercosur deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland? Explainer

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet Social Welfare

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin challenges those behind arson attack on party activist's car to 'explain their actions' Derry

Sinn Féin challenges those behind arson attack on party activist's car to 'explain their actions'

The arson attack happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex' It's Complicated

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year Hospital Attacks

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year

Of the 279 assaults, 249 were on nurses and midwives.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes The Troubles

Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes

The tapes which contain interviews with former paramilitaries were not meant to be heard in public until after their deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured' Rebuilding Ireland

Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured'

The Housing Minister said he does not know why Louth County Council has decided not to issue loans that are already approved.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Pay Up

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Exclusive

An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.

From TheJournal.ie Líadh Ní Riada eliminated as Sinn Féin withdraws request for recount in Ireland South constituency It's Over

Líadh Ní Riada eliminated as Sinn Féin withdraws request for recount in Ireland South constituency

Some 756,000 ballot papers were expected to be recounted, before the party withdrew its request.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin The Green Ebb

'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin

Noeleen Reilly resigned from the party in 2018, citing a failure of the leadership to deal with a campaign of bullying against her.

From TheJournal.ie These were the most active Irish politicians on Twitter during the European election campaign Top Trends

These were the most active Irish politicians on Twitter during the European election campaign

More than 33,000 unique Irish Twitter users discussed the European election on the social network in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats New Faces

Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats

The Alliance Party’s Naomi Long was elected with the DUP’s Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson of Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou Sinn Féin

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou

Housing was one of the number one issues raised on the doorsteps during the campaign trail, said McDonald.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party set to be major player in Dublin City Council as Sinn Féin takes hit in first count Green Surge

Green Party set to be major player in Dublin City Council as Sinn Féin takes hit in first count

So far five Green Party candidates have been elected to Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day' Le2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'

McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.

From TheJournal.ie 21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days Cabot Financial

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Taoiseach has said it is now time for to review the tax treatment of vulture funds.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin activist makes 'unreserved apology' to Fine Gael councillor over Facebook comments High Court

Sinn Féin activist makes 'unreserved apology' to Fine Gael councillor over Facebook comments

The councillor had brought a defamation case to the High Court in relation to the social media post.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

From TheJournal.ie DUP wins most seats in the northern elections while the Alliance party makes major gains The North

DUP wins most seats in the northern elections while the Alliance party makes major gains

The Alliance party, which claims to be neither nationalist or unionist, made the most gains in the election.

From TheJournal.ie Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today Crunch Time

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today

The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald and Foster feel the heat but do not concede on the issues blocking Stormont Implacable

McDonald and Foster feel the heat but do not concede on the issues blocking Stormont

Northern Ireland has been without an Executive since January 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'They must be brought to justice': Leaders of NI parties issue joint statement condemning killing of Lyra McKee Derry

'They must be brought to justice': Leaders of NI parties issue joint statement condemning killing of Lyra McKee

In a rare unified statement, the six leaders said the attack was also an attack on the members of the Derry community.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003 Vulture Funds

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office Office Politics

Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office

Tóibín left the party in November but his office remains beside other Sinn Féin TDs .

From TheJournal.ie Cork City FC says 'no breach to regulations' after TD was removed from stadium amid Delaney protest League Of Ireland

Cork City FC says 'no breach to regulations' after TD was removed from stadium amid Delaney protest

Gardaí said that they intervened “following a complaint of a minor assault” at the stadium.

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