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22 February 2018 00:00 Moral hazard of mortgage defaulters

That was the obvious question to the proposed bill from Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness which has been drafted by the master of the High Court Edmund Honohan. Essentially, the bill seeks to allow those people who are struggling to pay their mortgage, or are in arrears, to benefit from a debt write-down and remain in their homes. The people in mind are those 7

19 February 2018 22:18 Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks

Ahern also questioned Micheál Martin’s criticism of the government. FORMER TAOISEACH BERTIE Ahern says he has been speaking to Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney during the ongoing negotiations in Northern Ireland. Ahern, who was Taoiseach during the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 and the St. Andrew’s Agreement in 2007, told RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live that he has been speaking 8

18 February 2018 09:23 Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country. TWO SEPARATE OPINION polls in the Sunday Times and Sunday Independent indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country. Both publications report that support for the party has risen to 36%. The second most popular party, Fianna 19

16 February 2018 02:57 Coveney: Irish language proposal not a threat

A proposal on the Irish language would not have “threatened” anyone in the North, Tánaiste Simon Coveney told the Dáil. Announcing earlier this week that there was “no current prospect” of talks leading to an executive being formed, DUP leader Arlene Foster cited calls for a standalone Irish Language Act as being one of the key factors in the collapse 3

16 February 2018 02:57 ‘Banks don’t need permission to sell houses to vulture funds’

It claims that banks do not need the consent of the finance minister to offload properties. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has told the Dáil that Permanent TSB has been forced to sell 20,000 homes to vulture funds, as its non-performing loan ratio is one of the highest in the eurozone. PTSB, which is 75% owned by the State, is moving to sell a €4bn portfolio 4

14 February 2018 13:48 Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan. TDS FROM MULTIPLE parties have united to call out the government for what they claim is a deliberate attempt to rush through the Ireland 2040 plan. The National Planning Framework Coalition, made up of Labour’s Alan Kelly, Sinn Féin’s Eoin O’Broin, Fianna Fáil’s 5

14 February 2018 12:00 40% rise in household burglaries in Cork

And gangs are getting easy pickings from the large number of people who do not lock their cars at night. Figures released by gardaí at a meeting of the Cork City and county joint policing committee (JPC) show there were 324 burglaries reported in the last three months of 2017, which was up from 225 in the comparable period in 2016. Thefts from vehicles 1

09 February 2018 02:30 Broadband plan ‘won’t face review’ despite vote

More than 500,000 homes are waiting for high-speed connections under the plan. Provider Eir withdrew last week from the competition leaving Enet as the sole bidder for the project, to connect mainly rural homes. Mr Naughten said he would not ignore a Dáil opposition vote yesterday proposing the plan be reviewed. Earlier, the opposition defeated the Government 2

06 February 2018 22:45 FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'

Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended. A FIANNA FÁIL councillor has apologised for telling AAA-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger that she should “keep your clothes on”. The tweet was sent by councillor Patrick McKee last night while Coppinger was on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne programme. The tweet was criticised by numerous people online with McKee’s party colleague 13

06 February 2018 00:42 Ministers endorse national planning framework

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Elaine Loughlin Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring endorsed the €115bn, 22-year project at a hastily arranged press briefing at Government Buildings last night, after a special Cabinet meeting was held to address his and other rural members’ concerns. Under draft plans released last September, which were heavily criticised for focusing 10