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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Yesterday’s News

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

# cabinet - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cabinet - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

# cabinet - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# cabinet - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Taoiseach wants Dáil to sit on Friday to ensure May abortion referendum date isn't jeopardised

A special Cabinet meeting is due to be held tomorrow or Thursday.

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# cabinet - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines

Ireland is to open negotiations with four countries on drug pricing and supply.

# cabinet - Monday 5 February, 2018

Ireland 2040: What are the key things you would prioritise?

More roads, more schools, more houses? What would you like to see in Ireland in twenty years time?

Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040?

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

# cabinet - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# cabinet - Monday 29 January, 2018

Marathon Cabinet meeting on abortion comes to an end after four hours

Several cabinet members have yet to publicly state their stances on the referendum.

# cabinet - Monday 8 January, 2018

'He worked with unfailing dedication' - Coveney pays tribute as Brokenshire resigns as Northern Irish secretary

Brokenshire, who has resigned over health concerns, had held the position for the past 17 months. The news came ahead of today’s expected cabinet reshuffle in the UK.

# cabinet - Monday 18 December, 2017

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar added that his own personal views wouldn’t decide what stance the Cabinet takes.

# cabinet - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December

The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.

# cabinet - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

# cabinet - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Minister calls for ban on sulky racing on public roads

Communications Minister Denis Naughten also wants a ban on animals being used in circuses.

# cabinet - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important?

Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women.

# cabinet - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

'Ann Louise would be proud' - Zappone receives Seal of Office after death of her wife

Ann Louise Gilligan died last week following a short illness.

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

# cabinet - Friday 16 June, 2017

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

# cabinet - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Cabinet reshuffle 'not a great day' for women, says Burton

Mary Mitchell O’Connor was demoted to a super junior position.

# cabinet - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach?

He’s the youngest Taoiseach Ireland has ever had. How do you feel about it?

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach The New Boss This post contains videos

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach

He’ll announce his new Cabinet this evening.

# cabinet - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban No Booze This post contains a poll

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

# cabinet - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh

Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.

# cabinet - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross

The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.

# cabinet - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

When it's all over, can Simon and Leo still be friends?

There was no awkwardness around the Cabinet table yesterday, apparently.

# cabinet - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

HSE remains cut off from external networks as finger points to North Korea over cyber attack

Ireland has remained largely unaffected by the global cyber attack, which hit more than 200,000 victims.

# cabinet - Thursday 4 May, 2017

You won't have to buy a TV licence for your laptop, PC or tablet

The idea to extend the TV licence fee to other devices has been scrapped by Denis Naughten.

# cabinet - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# cabinet - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

# cabinet - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

# cabinet - Friday 10 February, 2017

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

# cabinet - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval

The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.

# cabinet - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Does Ireland have to allow Trump's migrant ban at its airports?

Ministers will today discuss Ireland’s obligations and review the pre-clearance arrangements at two airports.

# cabinet - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Who's who in the Trump cabinet?

Here’s who’s in.

# cabinet - Friday 9 December, 2016

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

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