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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Monday 6 August, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

# cabinet - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

# cabinet - Friday 20 July, 2018

'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn

The proposed legislation passed in the Seanad last week after opposition parties joined forces.

# cabinet - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

# cabinet - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of

The UK cabinet has finally agreed on a 12-point Brexit approach.

# cabinet - Friday 6 July, 2018

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position

Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.

# cabinet - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October

However, there is no consensus among the Oireachtas women’s caucus as to whether the wording should be deleted or amended.

# cabinet - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

The regulations will apply to the public as well as the private sector subject to the employment thresholds.

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate

The move comes from government after years of campaigning for same-sex couples and LGBT advocates.

# cabinet - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# cabinet - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Irish government to appeal 'Hooded Men' torture ruling in Europe

The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

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.

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