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'Brave' or 'a betrayal'? Fianna Fáil members split on Martin's abortion stance

13 hours ago
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he would vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and to allow abortion on request until near the end of the first trimester. The Irish Times invited Fianna Fáil 'I won't engage in any debate against my own party' - Martin says abortion stance not a 'party political issue'Taoiseach says abortion laws need to be liberalisedHere's the average price of a home in Naas

SF TD who took full salary got €35800 'golden handshake' from city council

4 hours ago
The Sinn Féin TD who struck a secret deal with the party to be paid more than the average industrial wage got a €35,800 'golden handshake' after giving up a council seat following his election to the Dáil. Dessie Ellis reached a deal with Sinn Féin to Storehouse of folklore was Donegal Sinn Féin's first female elected representativeSinn Féin's Dessie Ellis given special €90000 salary deal during recessionSinn Féin faces questions over 'average wage' as TD allowed full €90000 salary

Three arrested at building site after operation targets prolific burglars

4 hours ago
Three members of a west Dublin Traveller gang have been arrested and questioned about an attempted burglary at a building site in Co Wicklow. Gardai from the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB), working as part of Operation Thor, arrested Men due in court in relation to burglary in Co WicklowThree men due to appear in court in connection with Wicklow burglaryThree men to appear in court in connection with Sligo burglaries

Met Éireann now issue two new weather warnings as snow, ice and strong winds hit parts of the country

3 days ago
Met Éireann has issued two new weather warnings with snow, ice and strong winds set to hit parts of the country. A status orange weather warning has been issued for Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. STATUS ORANGE Snow-ice Warning for Cavan, Monaghan and Storm Fionn: More snow on the way as Met Eireann forecasts strong winds as temperatures dropLongford weather update: More wind, rain and snow set to sweep country warns Met ÉireannLouth set to be battered with 110 km/h winds tonight and "significant accumulations of snow"

'Very long way to go' despite drop in homeless numbers

5 hours ago
Charities have warned that the Government still has a very long way to go in fully addressing the homelessness crisis after latest figures indicated a fall in the number of people in emergency accommodation during December. Housing Minister Eoghan 1400 families homeless as figures soar by 20pc in worst year on record1400 families homeless as 2017 'worst year in history of state'Drop in December homeless figures is a 'seasonal trend', say charities

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