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'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border
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'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

Jan 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,561 Views 8 Comments

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'
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Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 5:45 PM 50,524 Views 89 Comments

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'
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Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,595 Views 0 Comments

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit
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Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

Feb 19th 2019, 11:37 AM 10,397 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers
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Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,646 Views 45 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper
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Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper

Nov 28th 2018, 7:06 AM 30,734 Views 25 Comments

The updated service means that citizens can renew their passports online from anywhere in the world.

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

Nov 8th 2018, 12:28 PM 8,643 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 6:31 PM 14,494 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,861 Views 62 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 22nd 2018, 12:11 PM 17,366 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Sep 19th 2018, 4:04 PM 14,077 Views 91 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 8:51 AM 9,300 Views 73 Comments

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

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog
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# Summer Peak

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

Jul 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 14,334 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 3:25 PM 21,411 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,151 Views 75 Comments

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

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL
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Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

Jan 9th 2018, 3:40 PM 72,270 Views 81 Comments

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

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

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

Dec 24th 2017, 1:14 PM 11,793 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2017, 3:32 PM 11,796 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2017, 5:35 PM 30,616 Views 140 Comments

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

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

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?
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Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Nov 30th 2017, 8:57 AM 29,322 Views 110 Comments

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

Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party
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# New Deputy Boss

Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party

Nov 29th 2017, 8:01 PM 24,253 Views 96 Comments

Who will it be?

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

Nov 28th 2017, 9:56 PM 25,967 Views 138 Comments

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

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information
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# Minister For Justice

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

Nov 28th 2017, 7:41 PM 28,703 Views 208 Comments

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

A Tipperary woman also called Frances Fitzgerald is having a tough time on Twitter today
# Wrong Frances
# Wrong Frances

A Tipperary woman also called Frances Fitzgerald is having a tough time on Twitter today

Nov 28th 2017, 3:21 PM 6,461 Views 4 Comments

“Please let this sh*tshow end.”

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

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

Nov 27th 2017, 10:00 PM 70,647 Views 312 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 25th 2017, 7:20 PM 40,153 Views 198 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2017, 8:25 AM 22,314 Views 33 Comments

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.

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

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

Nov 9th 2017, 6:05 PM 24,032 Views 161 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2017, 2:19 PM 9,367 Views 28 Comments

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

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
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# Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

Apr 26th 2017, 8:43 PM 11,295 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 19th 2017, 9:49 PM 26,591 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 12,679 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 29th 2016, 2:07 PM 7,820 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 8,849 Views 7 Comments

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

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly
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# Inspector Of Prisons

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

Nov 26th 2016, 4:08 PM 17,085 Views 6 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died
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# RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

Aug 26th 2016, 12:19 PM 16,800 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2016, 11:35 AM 30,312 Views 99 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 24th 2016, 6:06 AM 11,466 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,937 Views 81 Comments

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