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# government - Today’s News


# government - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election? GE16 This post contains a poll

# government - Friday 22 January, 2016

Government websites hit by cyberattack

Services like the Central Statistics Office and the Courts service of Ireland were down because of a DDoS attack

# government - Saturday 9 January, 2016

‘I taught Ibrahim Halawa. He was the joker of the class and used to make me laugh’

Teacher Codie Preston said he would like to see the Irish Government come out and publicly support Ibrahim.

# government - Friday 8 January, 2016

Australian man in five year battle to use penis doodle as his signature

Jared Hyams said it all started as a joke but when he received such opposition from government agencies he wanted to know why.

Insurance Ireland say that building flood defences is the government’s problem, not theirs

The body representing the insurance industry in Ireland has rejected suggestions that insurers are not doing enough to help protect those affected by flooding.

# government - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Enda and Micheál have spent all day having a go at each other

The Fianna Fáil leader had a lively exchange with Seán O’Rourke today.

# government - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before

Extreme weather events are inevitable, flooding doesn’t have to be, writes Eamon Ryan.

# government - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law

The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.

# government - Friday 1 January, 2016

Ireland was terrified that exercise could be the end of us all in the early 1980s…

Aerobics in particular. And not just because of the 80s legwarmers.

# government - Monday 14 December, 2015

Two-thirds of us don’t think the government has handled the flooding crisis properly

Dissatisfaction with the response is highest in Munster.

From Business ETC Twitter warns users about possible ‘government’ hacking Precautions

Twitter warns users about possible ‘government’ hacking

The company emailed a number of users alerting them to hacking attempts from ‘state-sponsored actors’.

# government - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Drafting in the army to tackle the flood waters shows lessons have been learned from past disasters

The weather conditions are predicted to persist in the coming days, but we are a lot better off than we were back in 2009 and 2010.

# government - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Ireland was €343 million in the black at the end of last month

Apartments in Bulgaria for all!

# government - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Is the government adopting an attitude of ‘when I have it, I spend it’?

Ireland could be on course to repeat the mistakes of the past, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

# government - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Why this Miss World contestant is being treated like an enemy of the state ANASTASIA LIN This post contains videos

Why this Miss World contestant is being treated like an enemy of the state

Miss Canada may not be let back into China, the country of her birth, because of her stance on human rights.

# government - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From Business ETC The Irish government is easing up on its requests for Facebook data Reduction

The Irish government is easing up on its requests for Facebook data

The first half of 2015 saw the lowest number of data requests from Ireland since Facebook started its reports.

# government - Monday 19 October, 2015

From Business ETC There’s a new kind of Facebook notification you’ll never want to see Hacked

There’s a new kind of Facebook notification you’ll never want to see

It means your profile is believed to have been targeted by a government-sponsored hacker.

“Irish Water was Fine Gael policy alone” – Fianna Fáil dismiss €500 water charge accusations

The Anti Austerity Alliance say that just-released cabinet papers show the current government is merely following a blueprint laid out by its predecessors.

# government - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Revealed: The emails that show why the Web Summit left Dublin

The summit’s founder Paddy Cosgrave said it was the company’s “absolute preference” to stay in Ireland.

# government - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won’t be taxed

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

# government - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this

Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.

# government - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Exactly 422,455 households have not registered with Irish Water

The report from the Comptroller & Auditor General says further funding of €1.4 billion is anticipated to be invested in 2015 and 2016.

# government - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company

This case was heard in court today.

# government - Saturday 19 September, 2015

‘People with disabilities and the homeless aren’t being taken care of because of your vote’

We know, deep down, that if it’s a choice between a 1.5% cut to USC or a 2% cut, most people will vote for the latter no matter what the additional cash could do for people in wheelchairs camped outside government buildings, writes Aaron McKenna.

# government - Friday 18 September, 2015

Ten senior politicians cost the State more than €700,000 each since 2011

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been the most expensive, receiving more than €780,000 in pay and expenses.

# government - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

‘No more crumbs from the Budget table’: wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest

Treatment of people with disabilities has created a mix of “anger and rage”.

# government - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Ireland plans to bulk up the Defence Forces

The Army, Navy and Air corps are all set to receive new equipment and vehicles.

# government - Sunday 16 August, 2015

It’s like being slowly poisoned – I wouldn’t wish the life of direct provision on my worst enemy…

Siphathisiwe Moyo has lived under direct provision in Ireland for the last seven years.

# government - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Here are the 11 cheapest Greek islands for sale right now

The cheapest one is on the market for €3 million.

# government - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Majority think undocumented migrants should be given right to live and work here

NGO says that “for the vast majority of the public, this is a no-brainer.”

# government - Friday 10 July, 2015

Ireland has just sent its second ship to the Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh is set to replace the LÉ Eithne.

From Business ETC Irish businesses want EU to loosen its grip so Ireland can stop playing catch up Road To Recovery

Irish businesses want EU to loosen its grip so Ireland can stop playing catch up

Business group Ibec says Ireland needs to seek more flexibility from Europe to keep the country on the right road to recovery.

# government - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

# government - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mick Wallace, Ireland’s asylum system and the Greek referendum had people talking today.

# government - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

‘All bark and no bite’: No one will be brought to court over water charges until 2017

Legislation published yesterday would also abolish imprisonment of people who refuse to pay.

# government - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Farmers are not happy about the government publishing their financial information

You can now search how much each Irish farmer gets in EU funding.

# government - Friday 29 May, 2015

The Dáil will NOT be recalled next week

The government has come under pressure to recall TDs next week.

# government - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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