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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014


# government - Monday 8 December, 2014

Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine

Sinn Féin want the Government to change the State’s official position.

# government - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From Business ETC Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table Long Time Coming

Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs.

Opinion: The left needs to form a stronger alliance – and soon

With rumours rife that the two old civil war parties will go into government following the next general election, the disparate elements of the left must come together.

# government - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate… but why now?

Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?

# government - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

# government - Sunday 30 November, 2014

The Oireachtas really wants you to know it broadcasts the Dáil on TV

The parliament’s communications unit is stepping up an advertising campaign.

# government - Friday 28 November, 2014

Irish Water to pay back the State over €14m

The State has underwritten a loan of €300 million for Irish Water.

# government - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court

The European Commission asked Ireland to change legislation, and they haven’t.

# government - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

# government - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From Business ETC This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you 007

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

# government - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Poll: Should ministers be provided with extra security? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ministers be provided with extra security?

Ministers have faced tense protests in the last number of days – is it time to beef up security?

# government - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Open thread: How should we mark the 1916 centenary?

There’s been some sharp criticism of the Government’s plans for 2016. How do you think we should Remember, Reconcile, Imagine, Present and Celebrate?

# government - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From Business ETC The difference between now and this time last year? About €2 billion Exchequer Returns

# government - Saturday 1 November, 2014

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here’s why…

“The level of non-cooperation and non-engagement with Irish Water shows that the Government should just give up now.”

# government - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Leo: It’s not that unusual that Irish Water is looking for your PPS number

Earlier Alex White admitted the government “tried to bite off too much too quickly” with Irish Water.

# government - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it

One only merchant made an offer for the wine this year.

# government - Monday 27 October, 2014

Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government

If coalition talks succeed, it will solidify the country’s shift away from Russia under Poroshenko.

# government - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges

The motion was put forward by Independent Councillor James Charity.

# government - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

# government - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

There are 24 JobBridge interns in government departments

Eleven of them are in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

# government - Monday 20 October, 2014

From Business ETC Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment Cutting-edge

Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment

The centres will be located at Trinity College Dublin, UCD, NUI Galway and UL.

How will ‘unprecedented’ levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

# government - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech in full

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

# government - Sunday 12 October, 2014

‘If we want sustainable public services like water, we need mechanisms to pay for it’

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said we can’t go back to the old ways of narrow taxation.

# government - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Who is Ireland’s most popular minister?

And least popular?

# government - Friday 10 October, 2014

People queued up to burn their Irish Water packs in a bath tub last night

The gardaí said there were no arrests at the demonstration in Clondalkin last night.

# government - Monday 6 October, 2014

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

# government - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

‘A grubby incident’: Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

# government - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Limerick councillors reject motion to cut property tax by 15%

A Fianna Fáil motion to reduce it by 3% was instead approved.

# government - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.

# government - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Should official forms use less jargon?

The National Adult Literacy Agency is calling on the Government to produce documents in ‘plain English’.

# government - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New figures showing surge in house prices welcomed by the Government

It is hoped that the increased demand will bring further resurgence to the construction industry.

# government - Saturday 20 September, 2014

‘Buffer zone’ to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# government - Monday 15 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about housing people in prefabs, Judge Barry White, seagulls and Islamic State.

“Too many” with haemophilia in Ireland have died

The Irish Haemophilia Society is looking for new therapies to be made available.

Over 100 groups will meet in Dublin today to discuss the legacy of the Troubles

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan is set to address today’s Reconciliation Forum.

# government - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Good news for Enda: Government support up in new poll

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post also found the majority of Irish people think the country’s economy is generally on track. There now.

# government - Friday 12 September, 2014

NAMA is set to build 4,500 new residential units in the nation’s capital

The action by the State owned bad bank could see a potential 25,000 units developed into residential properties.

# government - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From Business ETC Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country Bond Holders

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country

The nominal value of outstanding Government bonds now stands at €112,240 million.

Here’s the advice the Government was given on the Scottish referendum

That’s according to the new Draft National Risk Assessment, which was launched for public consultation today.

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