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A Fine Gael minister is set to launch a no confidence strike against embattled housing minister Eoghan Murphy, reports have claimed. Minister of State Catherine Byrne is understood to have told ministerial colleagues she is considering supporting or abstaining on a future no confidence vote on her cabinet colleague. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appeared to row in behind his housing minister and said that all cabinet members must vote with the Government side. He...
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Journalist Gemma O'Doherty has been formally endorsed by Laois County Council to contest the Presidential Election. It is Ms Doherty’s first endorsement and she requires a further three endorsements from local authorities to secure a nomination to run for the presidency next month. She was proposed by IndependentBen Brennan and seconded by Sinn Féin's Aidan Mullins. Ms O’Doherty received four votes, including one vote from a Fianna Fáil councillor. There w...
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The Presidential Election is to be held on Friday, 26 October, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local GovernmentEoghan Murphy has confirmed. Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Miriam, MrMurphy said a formal order for the election will be signed today - writes rte.ie Nominations will have to be submitted by 26September and the election will take place one month later. Those hoping to be candidates require the support of four local authorities or the backing of...
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Voters had until May 8 to register ahead of Friday's vote on whether to overturn the constitutional ban on abortion. Dublin City Council received over 10,000 applications from people looking be added to the register of electors in the final week to ensure a vote in the upcoming 8th Referendum. Voters had until May 8 to register ahead of the referendum, in which the electorate is being asked to repeal the 8th amendment to the constitution and effectively ov...
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UP TO 125,000 people have registered to vote ahead of this week’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has described the situation as an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”. The returns received by NYCI from 14 city and county councils (both urban and rural) to date, if replicated in all 31 city and county councils, would...
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More than 3.2 million people are registered to vote for Friday’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. The numbers added to the supplementary register have yet to be confirmed but it is expected to substantially exceed the almost 66,000 that were added to the register before the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015- writes rte.ie The final figures are being compiled by local authorities and will be confirmed by the Department of the Environment in the coming...
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A redress scheme will be put in place for women affected by the cervical smear controversy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil. The announcement comes as the Opposition criticised the emergence of information that a potentially large number of cervical cancer cases have not yet been clinically audited - writes rte.ie Mr Varadkar also said an international cytology review will be conducted of allthe women -about 3,000 -who were diagnosed with cervical...