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From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days Tick Tock

Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days

Simon Coveney urged caution against commentary particularly in the British media today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral Rumour Mill

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working Leaders' Questions

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney on the DUP: 'We can't let any one party in Northern Ireland to veto proposals' Brexit Backstop

Simon Coveney on the DUP: 'We can't let any one party in Northern Ireland to veto proposals'

Simon Coveney has said that the backstop has become an “orange versus green” issue.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue Brexit

Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue

An anonymous EU official was quoted as saying that “solidarity doesn’t come for free” in relation to the Irish border issue.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog Summer Peak

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it' Column

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Harney named chancellor of UL Limerick

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation Varadkar In Review

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation

The Taoiseach told The Sunday Independent that the Brexit deal struck in December of this year was his highlight of 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

From TheJournal.ie 'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk Countdown

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet Liveblog

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet

A new Tánaiste, Business and Culture minister have been announced in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Simon Coveney and Heather Humphreys are seen as the frontrunners for the position.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party New Deputy Boss
From TheJournal.ie 'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging Fine Gael

'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging

The former Tánaiste paid tribute to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and thanked him for his “loyalty”.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information Minister For Justice

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower Email Controversy

Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower

Talks between the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin concluded this evening without a resolution

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks Election Footing

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

From TheJournal.ie A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election Frances Fitzgerald

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign Discrimination

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons Cracking Down

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

From TheJournal.ie Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended Full Pay

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended

“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal Questions Unanswered

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted Victims' Rights

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

From TheJournal.ie After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability Moving Forward

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly Inspector Of Prisons

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

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 Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons Recruitment Drive

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

From TheJournal.ie "Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland? Radicalisation

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?

The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion Sunday Interview

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

From TheJournal.ie Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs' Holidail

Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'

Sinn Féin said the Mansion House’s Round Room could be used if repair works closes the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism' State Of The Nation

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap L'Oréal TREATMENT

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama... Mick Wallace

Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...

The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.

From TheJournal.ie The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to “shut up” in the Dáil today Lads Will Ye Stop
From TheJournal.ie Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book Inside The Room

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

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