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#This Week

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries Mercosur
From TheJournal.ie Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable Interview

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks Confidence And Supply

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks

The war of words between the two main parties continues, but Varadkar said he still wants a 2020 general election.

From TheJournal.ie More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe Bus That Wouldn't Slow Down

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe

More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals Health

Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals

RTÉ’s This Week reported concerns around bullying of private health insurance holders.

From TheJournal.ie Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response Care Of The State

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government

The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.

From TheJournal.ie Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants Organ Transplant

Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants

A confidential hospital report has said that current travel arrangements are “unsustainable”.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse Southwest

Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse

The young person had been living in the home in the Cork/Kerry area since 2003.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow's deadline Water Charges

Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow's deadline

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed today that those who do not register will not have their water cut off.

From TheJournal.ie 'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong' Direct Provision

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'

A Bishop has called for the conditions in Direct Provision centres to be improved.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants Big Spend

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants

New documents have reportedly revealed that he was aware of the spend as far back as December 2012.

From TheJournal.ie It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal Bad Timing

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal

The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

From TheJournal.ie "I don't think we're back to cheese mountains": Coveney plays down Russian sanctions Exports

"I don't think we're back to cheese mountains": Coveney plays down Russian sanctions

The Agriculture Minister has said the effect on the Irish market this year might only be €8.2 million.

From TheJournal.ie The State isn't talking to abuse victims - Louise O'Keeffe Slow Response

The State isn't talking to abuse victims - Louise O'Keeffe

She’s now written to he Taoiseach and to Minister for Education to requesting a meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes 800 Babies

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes

Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.

From TheJournal.ie Witness threatened to "blow the Bailey case out of the water" if any attempt was made to arrest her Ian Bailey

Witness threatened to "blow the Bailey case out of the water" if any attempt was made to arrest her

RTÉ’s This Week programme says that they have seen memos from a garda in Schull which show warrants against a witness went unexecuted.

From TheJournal.ie Regrets, friends and the Dubai connection: 6 things we heard at the Anglo trial This Week

Regrets, friends and the Dubai connection: 6 things we heard at the Anglo trial

A look back at seven days of evidence at the Criminal Courts of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Arts Minister read about Limerick City of Culture resignation ‘in the paper’ Limerick City Of Culture

Arts Minister read about Limerick City of Culture resignation ‘in the paper’

The Arts Minister says he won’t be seeking changes to the board, other than including the ‘Limerick arts community’.

From TheJournal.ie ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme ESB

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme

Reports over the last couple of days suggested the company had changed the nature of the scheme and failed to tell its auditor KPMG about opposition to the changes from unions.

From TheJournal.ie 'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru Cocaine

'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru

The larger the amount of drugs the longer the sentence in Peru, and if convicted, the women could face up to 25 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Justice Minister to release Belturbet bombing files Northern Ireland

Calls for Justice Minister to release Belturbet bombing files

A Freedom of Information request submitted by RTÉ’s This Week programme was refused earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.