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Politics - Today’s News

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Peter Casey's former PR firm says it has nothing to do with Traveller video he tweeted

PR firm Bannerton says the video was “mistakenly retweeted” by its account.

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

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Politics - Yesterday’s News

'Judgement day', 'moment of truth' and 'betrayal': UK front pages react to news of Brexit deal

A Brexit deal is finally in sight, but will May be able to win over the Brexiteers?

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A reported Brexit deal, two dead in a house fire, and underwear held up in the Dáil – it’s the evening fix.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with officials tonight to assess draft text of Brexit proposal

UK Cabinet ministers are to be summoned to Downing Street this evening by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

The Taoiseach said he would like to see this case taken by Maurice McCabe settled.

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'

The British Prime Minister said negotiators are “working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress”.

Politics - Monday 12 November, 2018

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

Boris Johnson says Cabinet should stage a mutiny over Brexit

The former Foreign Secretary said the British government is “on the verge of total surrender” to Brussels.

Trump didn't attend event honouring war dead as he 'didn't want to disrupt traffic in Paris'

The US President was criticised for not attending the event on Saturday.

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Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?

As EU military and defence spending skyrockets, Ireland’s commitment to defence co-operation compromises its neutrality, writes Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP

An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)

Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.

Politics - Sunday 11 November, 2018

President Higgins' inauguration speech: 'We cannot afford to be complacent as to how we are living our lives'

Michael D Higgins touched on an extensive array of themes including tackling poverty and confronting hate.

Michael D Higgins has been sworn in for a second term as President of Ireland

He promised to be President for all – and noted he had a huge mandate to deliver his vision over the next seven years.

Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration

His first term as President officially ended at midnight.

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'

Remembering our war dead means reminding ourselves who and what made them war dead and to despise their modern-day equivalents, writes Tom Farrell.

Politics - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger?

The sacking of two FF politicians from their roles this week was a headache for Micheál Martin.

Making and exporting Guinness could be 'seriously disrupted' because of Brexit

Guinness is made by the Liffey, packaged in Belfast, and shipped from Dublin port – Brexit is a huge threat to that process.

Politics - Friday 9 November, 2018

Florida is on the verge of another election recount; Trump calls it 'a disgrace'

The “purple” state will learn tomorrow whether there will be recounts in two bitter and tight US Midterm election races.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines.

'Trump is not above the law': Protesters across US call for Russia probe to be protected

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been replaced by a Trump loyalist who has criticised the investigation.

Politics - Thursday 8 November, 2018

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms

Given the political realities, Nancy Pelosi must simultaneously do battle and business with President Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process

“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.

NUJ calls on Simon Coveney to raise journalists’ arrests with British government

The journalists were arrested over the suspected theft of documents used in a documentary re-examining the 1994 murders.

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

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Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation Abortion This post contains videos

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation

Four former or current party members were involved in today’s debate.

Éamon Ó Cuív sacked from Fianna Fáil frontbench for launching NI candidate without permission

Senator Mark Daly has already been sacked from a number of roles for his part.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tóibín says he only learned he had lost Culture Committee chairmanship when he read it online

Last week, Tóibín was suspended from the party for six months.

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

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

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

'Trump has crossed a red line': Fears Jeff Sessions' replacement will try to derail Russia probe

Matthew Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, has been named as acting Attorney General.

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy

It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.

Politics - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines.

US attorney general Jeff Sessions is resigning at Trump's request

Donald Trump announced that Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew G Whitaker will be the Acting Attorney General.

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