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Dublin: 1 °C Tuesday 22 January, 2019

#Congress

# congress - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

From TheJournal.ie Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall No Deal

Top Democrats meet Trump, but no deal reached on government shutdown over border wall

Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

# congress - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives Land Of The E3

Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives

It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.

# congress - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress E3 Visa

There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress

This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC A Night Of Firsts

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

# congress - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

# congress - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today Congress

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today

Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.

# congress - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

# congress - Monday 9 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released Data Breach

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released

Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.

# congress - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Motion to provide greater voting transparency heavily defeated at Congress

We run through all the big decisions from day two of Congress at Croke Park.

'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life'

Addiction counsellor Alan Martin speaks to The42 about his work with gambling addicts and a motion going before GAA Congress about sponsorship.

# congress - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem' CPA

'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem'

Former Cork footballer Derek Kavanagh is hoping the CPA motion garners support this weekend.

# congress - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'This motion is an insult to Congress' - Cork county board opposes CPA motion on recording votes

Chairperson Tracey Kennedy and secretary Frank Murphy both spoke against the motion.

'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football

Clare club Cooraclare are proposing an overhaul of the U17 grade at this weekend’s GAA Congress.

# congress - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown US Politics

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.

# congress - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US Blame Game

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

# congress - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants' Standstill

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.

# congress - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions' No Comment

Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions'

This is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe around Trump’s campaign involvement with Russia.

# congress - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Tax Reform

US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

He also signed short-term funding bill into law that that will keep the federal government running until 19 January.

# congress - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump hails 'historic' victory as Republican tax plan passes through Congress Tax

Trump hails 'historic' victory as Republican tax plan passes through Congress

Republican lawmakers were headed to the White House later today to celebrate with the president.

# congress - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations John Conyers

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations

John Conyers has also endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in office.

# congress - Monday 4 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers Roy Moore

'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers

US Senate hopeful Roy Moore is accused of sexually inappropriate conduct with a string of teenage girls.

# congress - Saturday 30 September, 2017

A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system

The motions were passed at Special Congress in Croke Park today.

Round-robin provincial hurling formats set to start in 2018 for a three-year term

The Special Congress has taken place at Croke Park today.

# congress - Friday 29 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm back' - politician returns to work in Washington after being shot and left at death's door in June Steve Scalise

'I'm back' - politician returns to work in Washington after being shot and left at death's door in June

Steve Scalise made his way into congress on crutches for the first time in three months and hailed his survival as a ‘miracle’.

# congress - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US? Dreamers

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US?

Dubbed ‘cruel’ by Obama, the decision now leaves Congress with six months to come up with an alternative.

# congress - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble' Steve Scalise

Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble'

Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was shot and wounded at a Republican charity baseball game yesterday.

# congress - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions Jeff Sessions

US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions

Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations.

# congress - Friday 19 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting 15-year-old Guilty

Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting 15-year-old

She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.

# congress - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

# congress - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland' It's Business Time

Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland'

The plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.

# congress - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie "Lincoln was right": Trump offers restrained version of priorities in landmark address to Congress Presidential Voice

"Lincoln was right": Trump offers restrained version of priorities in landmark address to Congress

He proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system of immigration to reduce the flow of unskilled workers.

# congress - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

GPA 'accepts decision of Congress' and defends its approach to 'Super 8' motion

The players’ organisation has been accused of being too slow to confirm its stance on the controversial move.

# congress - Monday 27 February, 2017

# congress - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Loud applause at Congress as Club Players group fails to get formal recognition from the GAA

Nickey Brennan’s appeal to withdraw the motion proved successful.

'Absolute joke', 'greed', 'RIP club football' - GAA players hit out at new football format

The Super 8 proposal was passed at Congress this morning.

'The voice of club players has been heard today' — Paraic Duffy

Dermot Earley indicated his disappointment at the decision made by Congress today.

Galway withdraw their motion for minor and U21 hurling teams to compete in Leinster

The county received assurances that the GAA will address the situation going forward.

The controversial 'Super 8' is coming into the All-Ireland SFC for three years from 2018

The restructuring of the football championship was passed in Croke Park today.

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