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Alliance’s Halligan urges Taoiseach not to call election

Alliance’s Halligan urges Taoiseach not to call election

‘Green wave’ was evident on social media long before Euro vote, new study shows

‘Green wave’ was evident on social media long before Euro vote, new study shows

FF’s Calleary braces supporters for FG attacks after local elections wins

FF’s Calleary braces supporters for FG attacks after local elections wins

Deputy leader says he wants to motivate the party faithful by raising the Fine Gael threat and keeping the opposition ‘on their toes’

Rainbow wave sees record numbers of gay councillors get elected

Rainbow wave sees record numbers of gay councillors get elected

Johnson builds huge lead in Tory leadership race

Johnson builds huge lead in Tory leadership race

Johnson won 143 votes among Conservative MPs while his nearest rival Jeremy Hunt won 54. Rory Stewart had the fewest votes and was eliminated

Launching the climate action plan is the easy part

Launching the climate action plan is the easy part

The plan will require a long list of changes to people’s behaviour so that Ireland meets its targets for reducing emissions by 2030

Ireland’s Alt Right: The people building an empire online

Ireland’s Alt Right: The people building an empire online

Extremist right-wing groups are skilfully using social media to build an audience and stoke fears that Ireland is being overrun by non-Irish hordes. These ultra-nationalists are being aided by some unlikely bedfellows

Top prize is Johnson’s to lose

Top prize is Johnson’s to lose

Unless he slips on a major banana skin in his campaign, the former mayor of London is set to be the next British prime minister. This is not good news for the North

Government holds its tongue on Tories’ travails

Government holds its tongue on Tories’ travails

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar would not be drawn last week on the prospect of Boris Johnson taking over at 10 Downing Street. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has maintained the same vow of silence

Attorney general to examine use of Golden State killer DNA technique here

Attorney general to examine use of Golden State killer DNA technique here

Investigators uploaded killer’s DNA profile to genealogy website, locating his relatives

New 999-style mental distress line to cut ambulance call-outs

New 999-style mental distress line to cut ambulance call-outs

The 24-hour call number will provide a single point of contact for people in mental health distress and advise them of the most relevant service to help them

Minister warns TDs of ‘catastrophe’ if bill on judicial panel to set injury award guidelines gets delayed

Minister warns TDs of ‘catastrophe’ if bill on judicial panel to set injury award guidelines gets delayed

Junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy has said he hopes the bill will complete report stage in a single day this week and be passed into law by the time the Dáil breaks for summer on July 11

Land agency has secured just one extra housing site

Land agency has secured just one extra housing site

The state body was formed last September to oversee a project to free up state lands and push through development of 150,000 homes over 20 years

Battered Sinn Féin believes it can get up off the canvas

Battered Sinn Féin believes it can get up off the canvas

The party has set up an internal review, with each party branch asked to send in a report on the performance in their own area and to identify where the organisation is weak

Government hatches plan to defeat senators’ filibuster campaign

Government hatches plan to defeat senators’ filibuster campaign

Move to force senators to sit until after midnight on Tuesday