'Stop the symbolism' - Green Party call on Govt to take 'real' climate action

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must scrap the Government's 2040 national development plan if he is serious about climate change, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said.

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Kelly seeks to play down European chances

Post-election legal action, drinking with Nigel Farage, a brother involved in anti-Government protests, EU broadband funding demands — oh, and the little matter ...

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Children’s hospital board member to face PAC

The Government’s public representative on the children’s hospital board is set to attend a meeting with TDs today, a month after he didn’t appear ...

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New law to allow State to declare people missing for years officially dead

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he wants the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill to be passed before the Oireachtas summer break in nine weeks time after ...

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Extending parental leave to 26 weeks should spark debate on four-day week for parents

The Government's decision to finally back new laws to extend unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks should be the first step towards a national conversation on ...

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Fianna Fáil claims Govt could introduce new charges to fund broadband project

Fianna Fáil has claimed the consortium behind the Government's broadband project may be planning to hit households with new charges to fill its own funding ...

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Broadband group ‘on hook’ for cost overruns

The consortium behind the Government’s multi-billion euro national broadband plan will be “entirely on the hook” to pay any extra costs if the ...

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Fine Gael bars MEP from ‘Examiner’ event

Fine Gael has banned a second party candidate from taking part in the Irish Examiner European election debate in Cork amid fears that their involvement could damage ...

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New MEPs will need to make European Parliament 'sexy', candidates say

"A parliament or institution is only going to be sexy if it is doing things that are relevant to people's lives. Otherwise, it's not going to be particularly attractive." ...

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Dáil committee hears why 89% of disqualified drivers continue to drive on the roads

Garda commissioner, Drew Harris, and senior officers have been accused of putting road users' lives at risk after it emerged that they are failing to stop nine out ...

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Dáil committee to ask for unredacted version of broadband cost warnings

A Dáil committee is to ask Department of Public Expenditure secretary general Robert Watt for an unredacted version of his broadband cost warnings amid growing ...

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Broadband report delayed until after elections

An independent report on the contentious broadband plan will be delayed until after the local and European elections amid claims it could unfairly impact on the ...

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KPMG: 'Government should have cause to take control of broadband plan if firm fails'

The Government should include a clause in any contract allowing the State to take control of the national broadband plan if the firm involved fails to meet its obligations ...

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Govt officials: National broadband 'plan b' poses too many problems and should not be considered

The three best "plan B" alternatives to the Government's €3bn national broadband plan will cost more, take longer to put in place and leave up to half of households ...

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Government 'turning its back' on communities over threat of scrambler bikes

The Government is "turning its back" on vulnerable communities and ignoring the threat of scrambler bikes in local areas by failing to listen to garda concerns over ...

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Colourful cast of candidates add to the plot: Midlands North-West elections

Outspoken Independents, a celebrity candidate, and a risk that the result could cause a snap general election mean the sprawling Midlands-North West is set for high ...

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Most isolated areas may have to pay extra for broadband plan

Families and businesses in the most isolated parts of rural Ireland may have to pay extra fees out of their own pocket under the Government’s €3bn broadband ...

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Govt 'using broadband as an electioneering tool' - Opposition reacts to €3bn broadband plan

The Government's ambitious broadband plan will still come in six times over budget, a decade late and without any guarantees the State will ultimately own the service, ...

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Howlin accuses rival left-wing parties of acting like part of 'the United Nations'

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has accused rival left-wing parties and Independents of acting like they are part of "the United Nations" instead of trying to help ...

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Second consultants' letter underlined concerns at Waterford morgue

Four consultants at the centre of the Waterford hospital morgue crisis had warned, in a second letter in March, they may have to cancel services to the hospital ...

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Consultants had sent warning in second letter over Waterford hospital morgue crisis

The four consultants at the centre of the Waterford hospital morgue crisis warned in a second letter in March they may have to cancel their mortuary services to ...

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Calls for Taoiseach to apologise over 'dismissive' attitude to Waterford hospital claims

Sinn Féin has demanded Taoiseach Leo Varadkar apologise for his "dismissive" attitude over the Waterford hospital morgue claims and launch an immediate independent ...

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Latest: Taoiseach says investigation into claims of bodies decomposing in hospital corridor not a priority

The Taoiseach has said holding an investigation into claims by consultants that dead bodies were left decomposing on a mortuary corridor at University Hospital Waterford ...

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Taoiseach brands Cork protest 'profoundly undemocratic'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his Cabinet will undoubtedly have expected some soft focus PR during their trip to Cork City, with political strategists eyeing up the ...

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Protesters disrupt Fine Gael's first plebiscite town hall debate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney's first flagship PR event on the imminent directly elected mayors vote was dramatically disrupted tonight ...

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Taoiseach rejects calls to sack Eoghan Murphy over homelessness crisis

Mr Varadkar defended Mr Murphy from growing criticism of his time in the job, despite admitting the latest record homelessness figures are "very depressing".

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Revenge porn to be made a crime

Revenge porn, online stalking, and distributing intimate photos of people without their consent are set to be made crimes punishable by heavy fines and potential ...

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Tribunal into the cervical cancer tests to be fast-tracked

Health Minister Simon Harris has formally asked opposition parties to allow the bill establishing the tribunal to be sped through the Oireachtas just days after ...

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Grace probe delayed due to scale of findings

The Grace investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home has asked to delay its findings until ...

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Paid parental leave will help end ‘taboo’ of dads at home

Government plans to give new parents two weeks’ paid parental leave are needed to help end the “taboo” of fathers staying at home to mind their ...

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Government accused of using Brexit to delay laws

The Government has been accused of using the Brexit crisis and cost fears as an excuse to stall vital law changes after it emerged 146 opposition bills have been ...

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Opposition bills are stuck in a legislative labyrinth

Opposition parties say the Government is using Brexit and financial cost fears to delay 146 badly-needed bills backed by the Dáil and Seanad from becoming ...

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EU urged to impose social media ad laws during poll

Fine Gael’s director of elections has urged the EU to impose strict laws to stop unknown groups undermining elections amid fears over the growing influence ...

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Taoiseach says Dublin Saoradh march was 'beneath contempt'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused the people behind yesterday's Saoradh march past the GPO 36 hours after Lyra McKee's shooting as being "beneath contempt" and ...

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Fine Gael ‘on the side of cuckoo funds’

The Government has been accused of being “on the side of cuckoo funds” rather than struggling families who are trying to find homes.

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Watch: Mick Wallace calls hospital costs scandal ‘a f**king joke’

The children’s hospital crisis and revelations the project will cost at least €1.7bn has been branded “a fucking joke” by a TD during a Dáil ...

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Delaney still on payroll, could return despite FAI board agreeing to step down

Ex-FAI chief executive John Delaney is still on the soccer body’s payroll and could technically return to a senior role, despite the entire FAI board agreeing ...

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Quinn: Board exit not enough for FAI

Ex-Ireland international Niall Quinn has insisted the complete removal of the FAI board is “not a silver bullet” and that more changes are needed before ...

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Fianna Fáil TDs rule out snap election during 'period of deep uncertainty'

Two senior Fianna Fáil TDs have ruled out any snap election until Brexit is over, saying it would be wrong to force a national vote while the "period of deep ...

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Latest: Sport Ireland to tell Oireachtas full FAI audit necessary

Latest: Sport Ireland is set to tell the Oireachtas sports committee that a full audit of the FAI is necessary before funding will be restored.

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FF accuses Govt of treating public 'like children' after concerns over property tax changes ignored

Fianna Fáil has accused the Government of “treating the public like children” after new documents revealed the cabinet ignored the attorney general’s ...

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Coveney hits out at FAI attempts to 'stonewall' Oireachtas sports committee

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned the FAI it must ensure "transparency and full accountability" on how public money is spent before the Government can help ...

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Sinn Féin TD thrown out of League of Ireland match amid 'Delaney Out' protest

A politician was thrown out of Friday night's Cork City vs St Patrick's Athletic League of Ireland soccer match by gardaí after a crowd protest against FAI ...

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Varadkar seeks probe into FAI spending

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an “investigation” is needed into how the Football Association of Ireland is spending taxpayers’ money amid ongoing ...

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Taoiseach on Brextension: 'The EU is not a prison, nobody is forced to stay'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted he "can't afford" for his patience to run out with Britain over the ongoing Brexit crisis, despite admitting the Westminster ...

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'We must learn from the mistakes of the past': Rising rents and cost of living pose risk to economy

The Government risks "repeating the mistakes of the past" unless it listens to the National Competitiveness Council's warnings that rising rents and cost of living ...

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Ambassador accuses British magazine of 'hostile' anti-Irish attack

Ireland's ambassador to Britain has hit out at a British political magazine for saying "little Leo" should back down and "rejoin the commonwealth", accusing the ...

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FG and FF play down chances of snap election

Senior Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil sources have played down the chances of a snap general election now that space has been opened up due to the October Brexit ...

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Brextension: What does the deal agreed last night mean for Ireland?

Theresa May is facing British politicians after the EU offered the UK a six-month Brexit delay, pushing the withdrawal date to Halloween.

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Taoiseach calls on Ireland to be 'grown ups in the room' on Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on Ireland to become the "grown-ups in the room" after the EU agreed to allow Britain to extend the Brexit deadline until October ...

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