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Yanis Varoufakis

Sky News reports:

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has won a new role advising Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.

Mr Varoufakis quit the Greek government in July last year after refusing to accept the terms of a third bailout, which imposed further austerity measures on the debt-stricken country.

Mr Corbyn says Mr Varoufakis has recently met shadow chancellor John McDonnell and will advise Labour in “some capacity”.

“Varoufakis is interesting because he has obviously been through all the negotiations (with the ECB, European Commission and International Monetary Fund),” he told his local newspaper the Islington Tribune.

“I think the way Greece has been treated is terrible and we should reach out to them.”

Ex-Greek Minister Varoufakis To Advise Corbyn (Sky News)

Related: Fintan O’Toole: The winner is social democracy (Irish Times)

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Fair enough.

This afternoon

Tanaiste and Labour Leader Joan Burton TD and Deputy Ciara Conway launch ‘Standing Up For Families’, Labour’s plan for ‘quality and affordable childcare’.

With the help of top pic from right, Bruno Boxshall (4 month) and Abi Boxshall (2) from Lucan and Eabha Brophy (2) from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown at Labour Head Office on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.

Mark Stedman/Rollingnews

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This afternoon

Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, Society House Dublin.

Labour TD Kevin Humphreys, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White (right) and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly launching the Climate Action Legislation Bill.

The bill will provide a statutory basis for Ireland’s “transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy  WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER by the year 2050″.

Yay.

Earlier: Dan Boyle on ‘A  Climate Of Ignorance’

(Sam Boal/Rollingnews)

Update:

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You’ve had your fun.

Give it back.

(Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie)