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#Government

# government - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

# government - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Polling firm to pick 'diverse' group of 99 people to sit on Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment

The Department of An Taoiseach issued a tender for a polling company yesterday.

# government - Friday 5 August, 2016

Malaysian rape suspect marries 14-year-old victim to avoid jail

There have been similar cases in Malaysia in the past.

# government - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

# government - Monday 25 July, 2016

Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal

A former government minister was caught throwing bags of cash over the wall of a convent.

# government - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Poll: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa's release? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa's release?

The government has been using quiet diplomacy up to this point.

# government - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

The government is going to privatise the long-awaited rural broadband network

The decision was announced today by the minister for communications after it was agreed upon by cabinet.

'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'

James Cawley talks about the challenges of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, and the importance of remaining positive.

# government - Friday 24 June, 2016

Government puts contingency plans in place after shock Brexit result

The contingency framework will monitor issues as negotiations about Britain’s EU membership continue.

# government - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Health Minister moves to make 'Z-drugs' a controlled substance in the wake of gangland murders

The prescription sleeping pills. which are abused by heroin addicts, are extremely dangerous, he says.

# government - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.

# government - Thursday 9 June, 2016

New law to grant extra powers to allow the Siteserv inquiry get on with work

The ongoing investigation into the IBRC and the Siteserv deal has been held up by strict issues of legal confidentiality.

# government - Sunday 5 June, 2016

John Halligan: 'If I could bring in legislation to goddamn jail landlords, I would jail the bastards'

The new minister for state for training and skills has strong views on what should be done to stop rising rents that are forcing people into homelessness.

# government - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil

A Labour Party motion on workers’ rights was carried this evening.

Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme

This would be the first time Ireland is involved in an international witness protection programme.

# government - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

# government - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.

# government - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

# government - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance

He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.

# government - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?

One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?

# government - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Fair play? New programme for government is promising equality for all

The ‘partnership’ government has just published its plan of action. It might mention the word ‘fair’ a lot.

The vast majority of Irish people have no confidence in their new ministers

A new Claire Byrne Live / Amárach poll for TheJournal.ie shows that the public is quite sceptical regarding the new cabinet.

# government - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day

They will not march in uniform, as originally proposed, but anyone taking part has been asked to wear something blue.

# government - Saturday 7 May, 2016

An unprecedented challenge or an unprecedented opportunity? How long will it last?

After 70 days we finally have a government – but who will pull the plug first?

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'

The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.

# government - Friday 6 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Enda Kenny elected Taoiseach, Dave Mahon found guilty of manslaughter and elections in the UK…

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today

A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.

# government - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A teen sentenced over the Jobstown protest, post mortem results for the Bray baby and arrests at a funeral had everyone talking…

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

# government - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.

# government - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# government - Saturday 30 April, 2016

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

# government - Friday 29 April, 2016

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

# government - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water?

Water charges may be suspended for at least nine months.

# government - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

# government - Monday 25 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says suspending water charges for six to nine months is not viable

Talks on forming a government have ended without an agreement – again

# government - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Government talks, a republican parade and shooting rampages in the US had everyone talking.

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