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This morning.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Northen Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster (above left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O ’Neill (right) flank Taoiseach Micheál Martin ahead of a North South Ministerial Council meeting, the first time the cross border body has met in three years.

They are due to discuss matters of mutual interest, including the Brexit trade negotiations, the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about international travel to the island.

The Republic of Ireland has a so-called “green list” of 15 nations from which travellers entering the country do not have to self-isolate for 14 days, but Northern Ireland has a list of 58 such countries.

Covid-19: Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill set for North South meeting (BBC)

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Today and yesterday.

At Dublin Castle.

The following politicians have been elected on the Agricultural Panel: Independent Victor Boyhan, Fianna Fáil’s Denis O’Donovan, Fianna Fáil’s Paul Daly, Fianna Fáil’s Niall Blaney, Fine Gael’s Tim Lombard, Fine Gael’s Paddy Burke, Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy, Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy, Green Party’s Pippa Hackett, Labour’s Annie Hoey, and Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan.

Counting is currently under way in relation to the Labour Panel.

Meanwhile…

In the NUI Colleges constituency…

More as we get it.

Watch live here

UPDATE:

UPDATE:

Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael’s John Cummins, Fianna Fáil’s Robbie Gallagher, Fine Gael’s Joe O’Reilly, Fianna Fáil’s Ned O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil’s Shane Cassells, Fianna Fáil’s Pat Casey, Independent Gerard Craughwell have also been elected to the labour panel.

Meanwhile…

This morning.

At Dublin Castle.

Fine Gael’s Seán Kyne retains his Seanad seat in the Seanad election. He’s the first person to be elected to the 26th Seanad.

Meanwhile…

Yesterday: Meanwhile In Dublin Castle

UPDATE:

Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne, Fianna Fáil’s Lisa Chambers, Fine Gael’s John McGahon and Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield have also been elected to the Seanad.

The count for the agricultural panel will begin at 4pm.

Watch the count live here.

This afternoon.

At Dublin Castle.

Returning Officer Martin Grove (above) directs the counting of ballots to fill 43 of 60 senators’ seats from vocational panels in the Seanad Éireann election after its postal voting closed at 11am this morning.

Counting of votes is expected to continue until Friday, April 3.

Journalists are not allowed to attend the count, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Results will instead be posted on the Oireachtas.ie website here or the House of Oireachtas’ Twitter account here.

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Earlier: Counting On The Seanad

Stop that!

Yesterday.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Demob happy celebrations following the Commissioning Ceremony of 67 new Irish Army officers, 18 Air Corps Officers and 6 Maltese Officers in the Printworks.

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Aw.

Maltese Officers (from left) Aaron Zammit and Neil Spiteri propose to (from left) Amy Zammit and  Nadesh Barbara at the end of the Commissioning Ceremony. They were among six Maltese recruits who had trained at the Cadet School in the Curragh.

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This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Via Irish Socialist Republicans:

As of 3pm today, Irish Socialist Republicans have engaged in a symbolic and occupation of Dublin Castle, to mark the 101st anniversary of the establishment of the All Ireland Republic and to protest against any Free State Commemoration of British Crown Forces.

Members of the Republicans group have occupied a Public area of the castle and unfurled a large banner that reads ‘No Crown Force Commemorations’ while also holding copies of the 1919 Democratic Programme of An Chéad Dáil Éireann.

A spokesman added:

“…In recent weeks the Irish People have demonstrated that a Commemoration of British Crown Forces is completely unacceptable.

Today’s symbolic occupation is designed to remember the establishment of the Republic, but also to demonstrate that Republicans today will organise to prevent any such Commemoration from taking place.

But we go further. 101 years after the establishment of Our Republic we call on the Irish People to break with the failed partitionist states in our country and return your allegiance to the All Ireland Republic Proclaimed in 1916.

We call on the Irish Working Class to take a very simple step to demonstrate their support for the Republic by actively boycotting Leinster House and the February Election.”

This morning.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

A seasonal carriage heralds the announcement by The Office of Public Works (OPW) of a “magical new experience” for Christmas 2019 taking place in Dublin Castle from December 12-22.

‘Christmas in the Castle’ presented in collaboration with Dublin City Council (DCC), will have a boutique open air Christmas Market, evening carol singing, a Neapolitan crib and complimentary evening access to the traditionally decorated State apartments and more.

Dublin Castle

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Members of media outside Dublin Castle in February 2017, as the Disclosures Tribunal took place

This morning.

At 10.30am in Dublin Castle.

The Disclosures Tribunal will reconvene with Mr Justice Sean Ryan presiding.

It will be examining Garda Nicky Keogh’s claims that he was mistreated after making allegations of Garda collusion with a drug-dealing operation in the Midlands.

In May 2014, then Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan told the Dáil:

“[Garda Nicky Keogh]’s greatest concern with the drugs operation in November 2009 is that there was a systematic and orchestrated effort by high-ranking Garda officers to induce and coerce citizens, in this case citizens with no previous criminal conviction, to buy drugs from drug dealers, putting them in personal danger, and sell the drugs in turn to undercover gardaí without making any profit, thus boosting crime detection figures concerning arrests, charges and convictions. The result of this operation was that these mostly young citizens of the State, who had no previous drug convictions, now have serious drug convictions.”

Mr Justice Ryan has already said the tribunal will not be examining the claims made by Garda Keogh which, he says, prompted his alleged mistreatment.

Previously: ‘Delay May Have Allowed The Evaporation Of Evidence’

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