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Richard Curran: 'Broadband plan is heading down yet another bog road dead end' Challenge: Minister for Communications Richard Bruton faces an uphill task to get the National Broadband plan back on track On the first day that Jim Hacker became a government minister in the classic British TV comedy series 'Yes Minister', his private secretary Bernard Woolley showed him around his...
Trump says up to 15,000 military troops could be sent to Mexico border A caravan of an estimated 4,000 people is still nearly 1,000 miles from the border. Hundreds of migrants are part of a caravan bound for the US-Mexico border (Oliver de Ros/AP) US President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could reach 15,000...
Farmers 'in the dark' over ANC 2019 plans Around 100,000 farmers are eligible for ANC payments The Department of Agriculture has not committed to a date for publishing the long-awaited review of the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme, and is continuing to engage with the EU Commission regarding the process. The in-depth review of ANC designations and payments will have to...
Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin over his opposition to abortion law Peadar Tóibín is one of just two SF TDs who opposed repeal PEADAR Tóibín has been suspended from Sinn Féin for six months after he defied the party and voted against the legislation to allow abortion services in Ireland. Sinn Féin campaigned for a 'Yes' vote in the referendum to remove...
Tory MP stuck on train temporarily leaves Question Time a panellist short The show, airing on BBC One at 10.45 pm, was being filmed in Clacton-on-Sea. David Dimbleby (Richard Lewisohn/BBC/PA) The BBC’s flagship political debate programme faced going on air with a reduced line-up after a Conservative MP got stuck on a train. Liz Truss tweeted that she would be unable to make...
Making a murder: the secret to writing chilling crime fiction As a new festival celebrating the art of the detective novel kicks off in Dublin today, Caomhan Keane asks the experts how to create a super-sleuth Jane Casey says people on Twitter are normally happy to help with research 'Start writing, that's the key. Get your plot, ideas and characters down and...
Give women chance to hear foetal heart before abortion - TDs Peadar Tóibín and Carol Nolan, pictured, defied their party over the abortion issueSinn Féin's Peadar Tóibin Women seeking an abortion should be offered the chance to listen to a foetus's heartbeat, pro-life TDs have proposed. Women would also be given the opportunity to view an ultrasound under the plan. The group of...
Michael Kelly: 'Higgins can be a steward to heal the wounds of Irish history - but he needs a broader scope of sympathy' Michael D Higgins makes his victory speech after he was announced as the winner of Ireland's presidential election at Dublin Castle. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire It was really pragmatism more than principle that saw the combined forces of...
FG member in tweets row is suspended Stock photo A Fine Gael national executive member who was forced to resign from his position over social media comments has been suspended from the party for a year. Barry Walsh, a former Young Fine Gael president, will also see his voting rights restricted. However, it is understood he has appealed against the decision. Mr Walsh...
Travellers still marginalised, says Zappone Katherine Zappone (Niall Carson/PA) Minister Katherine Zappone has pointed to the marginalisation of Travellers in questioning if Ireland has really changed into a "republic of equality, justice and love". She made the remarks at a conference at Boston College on the theme of institutional abuse. The Children's Minister said Ireland was beginning to confront "a dark chapter...

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