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Politics - Today’s News

Poll: Do you think it's acceptable that Ivanka Trump was booed at? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's acceptable that Ivanka Trump was booed at?

A German crowed booed and hissed at the US President’s daughter for saying her father was an advocate of families.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Gardaí warn they’re not ready for a terrorist attack, AIB fined €2 million and new Dublin motorway? Here are Wednesday’s news.

Enda Kenny is travelling to Canada to meet Justin Trudeau and discuss 'middle-class jobs'

Trudeau said that Ireland is a ‘close friend’ to Canada.

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall Great And Beautiful Wall This post contains videos

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall

The US President insists that the wall will be built, however.

Factfind: Could compulsory purchase be used for the maternity hospital and what would it cost?

The St. Vincent’s site is the preferred site for the hospital.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to empowering women.

Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life Gridlock This post contains a poll

Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life

Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.

New York's Irish community turns out in droves to honour Martin McGuinness

Relatives and hundreds of members of the Irish community attended the month’s mind mass.

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama

The former President said the US immigration system had always been “a little bit haphazard”.

Support for an independent Scotland is plummeting

Just 37% of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held “tomorrow”.

In unusual move, Trump summons entire Senate to White House for North Korea meeting

Staffers have suggested the location would make it easy for the President to “drop by”.

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'

Decriminalisation of addiction is our next great step to a better drug policy, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Could a row over Trump's wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it?

A senior Democrat thinks the President has thrown a “monkey wrench” into talks. What happens next?

Politics - Monday 24 April, 2017

Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party

The far-right candidate is taking on Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election.

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton

Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

Bernie Sanders is coming to Dublin

The veteran US senator will be holding ‘An Evening With…’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

American security monitor killed by landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine

The death sparked sharp words from Rex Tillerson.

Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment.

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'

A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.

Politics - Sunday 23 April, 2017

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Citizens' Assembly recommends abortion to be allowed without restrictions up to 12 weeks

The results of the ballot were announced this afternoon.

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like

The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK

The Labour leader has an uphill battle to beat Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in June’s snap election.

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

Politics - Saturday 22 April, 2017

President Erdoğan: The rags-to-riches champion that Europe hoped would steady Turkey

The rags-to-riches Turkish leader, once backed by the EU and US to bring stability to the region, has been given greater power than any of his predecessors.

Casting a vote in the French election in Ireland? Here's what you need to know

Over 8,000 French citizens are entitled to cast their ballots here.

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment

The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne Alternative For Germany This post contains videos

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne

Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected to mobilise in the city.

This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years

One homeless charity says the government’s housing plan is moving far too slowly.

Supercarrier the USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan 'within days'

There had been confusion about the movements of the US Navy carrier.

Ivanka Trump has been absolutely raking it in since her father became president

Despite no longer managing her brand, Trump’s businesses have been filing trademarks left, right, and centre, notably in China.

A prolonged culture of bullying and stress: What's going on at the National Museum of Ireland?

There are concerns that staff’s complaints aren’t being dealt with comprehensively after the National Museum got an easy pass at committee last week.

100 Days of Trump: 'There has been a great betrayal of vulnerable voters'

Politically, the frenetic, unpredictable approach of the Trump administration has engendered one unnecessary nightmare after another, writes Larry Donnelly.

Five Sinn Féin members resign in Kildare over allegations of bullying

“We have been insulted, disrespected,” said councillor Sorcha O’Neill.

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