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Simon Coveney to urge state talks on restoring power-sharing

Tánaiste Simon Coveney will further press the British government today to reinstate a special conference between both governments to assist the …

United Kingdom

Tánaiste to address Derry Chamber President’s lunch

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, is to address business leaders at the annual Londonderry Chamber of Commerce …

Derry (Northern Ireland)

Ireland Dismisses Davis’s Sinn Fein Comments as ‘Nonsense’

Ireland’s deputy prime minister assailed U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis’ suggestion that Sinn Fein is influencing the Dublin government as …

United Kingdom

Russian ambassador to Ireland defends expulsion of Irish diplomat

Russia's ambassador to Ireland has defended the expulsion of an Irish diplomat.<p>Yury Filatov said the measure was a principle of diplomacy after …

Russia

Tánaiste Simon Coveney to speak at west Belfast Good Friday Agreement event

TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney will provide the opening remarks at an event in west Belfast next week to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday …

News (Ireland)

One Dublin hotel was paid up to €5m in 2017 to accommodate the homeless

One hotel was last year paid between €4m and €5m to accommodate the spiralling numbers of homeless in the capital.<p>New figures released in response to …

Homelessness

Irish diplomat ordered to leave Russia as Moscow retaliates over expulsions

<b>ONE Irish diplomat has been instructed to leave Russia, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.</b><p>The department confirmed the expulsion, with …

Russia

Irish diplomat expelled by Russia amid Salisbury row

An Irish diplomat has been expelled by Russia in a retaliatory move by Moscow amid the ongoing fall-out from the Salisbury chemical attack.<p>Earlier …

Russia

Russia expels one Irish diplomat in retaliatory move

<b>An Irish diplomat has been ordered to leave Russia by the Moscow authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin has said.</b><p>The move comes just days after Dublin expelled a diplomat from the Russian embassy.<p>At the time the Russian ambassador to Ireland said that decision would "not go …

Russia

'Significant' homelessness problem not just in cities says Laois TD

Laois TD, Brian Stanley, has said that homelessness is not just a problem in cities.<p>The Sinn Fein TD raised the latest homelessness statistics with …

Housing

Save the 8th campaign launch hears 'there is no medical evidence' to support repeal of Eighth

Dr John Monaghan addressing the room.<p>Dr John Monaghan addressing the room.<p>THE MAIN CAMPAIGN group advocating a No vote in the upcoming Eighth …

Eighth Amendment

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WHEN the Irish Republican Army at last put aside its weapons, ending a century-long insurgency against the British state, witnesses were needed to …

United Kingdom

Abortion campaign set to 'be very close' - minister

The abortion referendum will take place on May 25 and is likely to be "very close", Health Minister Simon Harris predicted yesterday.<p>"I'm sure it …

News (Ireland)

'What level of child homelessness before Housing Minister’s position becomes untenable?' - Dail hears

The number of homeless children has doubled “on this Government’s watch,” Sinn Féin TD, Pearse Doherty, has told the Dáil.<p>Mr Doherty said the current …

News (Ireland)

It has not been a great week for politics or the media

Politicians and journalists have managed to undermine people’s confidence in their integrity<p>Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 01:00<p>Politicians and journalists have …

Eighth Amendment

Brexit Bulletin: Vote Leave Claims Reach the Commons

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Did the pro-Brexit camp break spending rules during the 2016 …

United Kingdom

Dublin to expel Russian diplomat after poisoning

<b>A Russian diplomat is to be expelled following the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Irish foreign minister has confirmed.</b><p>The Republic of Ireland is one of 20 countries to have taken action against Russia.<p>Russia has denied any role in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, earlier …

Nerve Agents

NATO joins in Russian diplomat expulsions after spy attacked

LONDON — NATO on Tuesday joined a wave of countries and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy in Britain. …

Russia

Irish Government to make decision on expulsion of Russian diplomats today

<b>IRELAND could be set to join 14 other EU states today if it decides to expel Russian diplomats from the country.</b><p>It comes after British officials …

Russia

'Uncalled for, senseless and regrettable' - Russian ambassador criticises decision to expel diplomat from Ireland

The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has described a decision to expel a diplomat as "totally unwarranted, uncalled for, senseless and regrettable".<p>Yury …

Russia

These are all the countries that are expelling Russian diplomats

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It's the biggest collective expulsion of alleged Russian intelligence officers in history, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May.<p>Diplomats are being kicked out of more than 20 countries -- including 18 European Union states, the United States and Canada -- in a coordinated …

Russia

Expulsion of Russian diplomat 'will not go unanswered'

The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has said the decision by the Government to expel a Russian diplomat "will not go unanswered".<p>Speaking to reporters …

Russia

The Latest: EU Lawmaker: Open up to Russia at the Same Time | World News | US News

A sign reading 'Emabassy of the Russian Federation' displayed at entrance of the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Germany …

Russia

Latest: Russian Ambassador says expulsion of diplomat 'unwarranted, senseless and regrettable'

<b>Update 5pm:</b> The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has described the decision to expel a Russian diplomat as "unwarranted, uncalled for, senseless and …

News (Ireland)

Irish government confirms one Russian diplomat to be expelled

<b>TANAISTE and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has announced that one Russian diplomat is to be expelled from Ireland.</b><p>The news comes just one …

International Relations

Tánaiste Simon Coveney to back abortion up to 12 weeks following dramatic change of heart

<b>TANAISTE Simon Coveney has pledged his support to proposals allowing abortion up to 12 weeks.</b><p>Having previously said he does not believe there should …

Eighth Amendment

Simon Coveney: Here's how my thinking shifted on the Eighth Amendment

For most people in Ireland, abortion is not something they want to talk about. It is deeply personal and involves conflicting values.<p>People’s views …

News (Ireland)

Russian Ambassador says expulsion of diplomats from Ireland would be an 'unfriendly action'

<b>Update 1.13pm:</b> Ireland's Russian ambassador Yury Filatov has said he hoped Ireland will use its common sense in assessing any action it may …

News (Ireland)

Ireland May Expel Russian Diplomats

Ireland is to carry out a security assessment of Russian diplomats ahead of their possible expulsion from the country.<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar …

Russia

Ireland To Conduct A Security Assessment Of Russian Diplomats

Ireland is to conduct a security assessment of Russian diplomats working in the country.<p>Britain has won the backing of EU leaders who accepted the …

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