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Politics - Today’s News

G7 leaders met at Greek amphitheatre in Sicily today but Donald Trump flipped the script

The US President has challenged the norms of the summit.

Russia warns citizens against visiting Britain in wake of terror attack

A total of 10 people have now been arrested in connection with the attack.

One day after bodyslamming reporter, Republican politician gets elected, vows to 'drain the swamp'

Greg Gianforte has defeated his Democrat rival Rob Quist comfortably in the Montana special election.

Politics - Yesterday’s News

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach' Round One This post contains a poll

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach'

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar went head-to-head in the first Fine Gael husting.

Paul Ryan says Republican should apologise for 'bodyslamming' Guardian reporter

Republican incumbent in Montana Greg Gianforte took umbrage with a question asked of him by Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Tributes to Manchester, the Fine Gael leadership and the weather had people talking today.

Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack

ERT said Papademos, PM from 2011 to 2012, had been targeted by a letter bomb.

Ireland's terrorism threat assessment under continuous review following Manchester attack

The meeting between a variety of state departments assessed the situation here.

What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges?

US universities lean heavily towards the Democrats.

Simon Coveney on the search for 6 TDs to swap sides in secret ballot

Housing Minister Simon Coveney says the fight is far from over.

Politics - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'

Premiums would cost less, but only because they would cover less.

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings

Duffy said he will act as “an independent, objective moderator”.

Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féin is "the greatest threat to our democracy"

The Fine Gael leadership hopeful added that he wants to “take them on”.

Taoiseach on FitzPatrick case collapse: 'The taxpayer must pick up the tab'

It’s time for Leaders’ Questions at Leinster House.


When it's all over, can Simon and Leo still be friends?

There was no awkwardness around the Cabinet table yesterday, apparently.

Politics - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Plan to use former Bargaintown warehouse for homeless families slammed

“It’s not a solution long or short-term.”

UK threat level raised 'indicating a further attack is expected imminently'

The move will see military personnel on the streets.

Minister insists no child will lose mental health place after 'indefensible' closure of beds

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin urged the government to intervene.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Tributes from around the world were paid to the victims of last night’s Manchester Arena attack.

Former CIA director says he set up group to focus on Trump campaign's contacts with Russia

Brennan’s statements again put details about the campaign’s contacts with the Kremlin into the spotlight.

'Going through the motions' but Leo still has time for 90 minutes of questions

Varadkar wooing fans in Wicklow and Coveney cheered by admirers in Athlone show that it’s not over ’till it’s over.

Politics - Monday 22 May, 2017

A new leader, but most Irish people don't want another election

There’s not much appetite to go back to the polls.

Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike

Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.

Trump's former security advisor to stay silent on his links to Russia

Michael Flynn was fired within weeks.

Jeremy Corbyn 'on the right side of history' - Sinn Féin

The UK Labour leader has been accused of failing to condemn the IRA’s bombing campaigns.


Day Five: Leo Varadkar still ahead but Simon Coveney's not backing down

Here’s our running tally of TDs, senators and MEPs.

Twitter co-founder says 'sorry' for election of Donald Trump

Evan Williams says he thought social media would “automatically” make the world a better place.

Politics - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Drive them out of your community' - Trump delivers message to the Islamic world on extremism Saudi Speech This post contains videos

'Drive them out of your community' - Trump delivers message to the Islamic world on extremism

Donald Trump was delivering a much anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia.

The Tories' lead over Labour has been slashed in half in a week

The Conservatives still hold a comfortable lead ahead of the 8 June election.

Coveney defiant: 'I think there is a lot of annoyance amongst the FG membership'

The minister has vowed to fight on in the leadership race.

North Korea has just test-fired yet another missile

The launch is the latest in a series of provocative tests conducted by the hermit nation in recent months.

Trump to deliver 'high-risk' speech to Muslim world today promoting 'peaceful vision'

The speech will come less than a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Iran to ‘dismantle its network of terrorism’.

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.

Politics - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction

The Liberal Democrats leader is looking to turn his party’s fortunes around in next month’s UK general election.

Donald Trump bows to Saudi king and signs $110 billion arms deal with the Gulf state Donald Trump This post contains videos

Donald Trump bows to Saudi king and signs $110 billion arms deal with the Gulf state

It’s part of an eight-day foreign trip by the US President.

Like it or loathe it, history will be kind to Enda Kenny

After six years, the Mayo man has decided to make room for the next Taoiseach.

CNN anchor apologises for saying guest would defend Trump 'if he took a dump on his desk'

Anderson Cooper says his comments were unprofessional.

Varadkar on the cusp of victory as Coveney cancels campaign event

Simon Coveney is due to speak at a rally later tonight.

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