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# government - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'Have cake and eat it' - Photographed notes appear to show Brexit strategy

The UK Government has distanced itself from the notes.

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

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# government - Friday 25 November, 2016

Most new properties that qualify for the first-time buyers scheme are in and around Dublin

25% of all properties nationwide that qualify and are currently available are in the Dublin area.

# government - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

# government - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Brendan Howlin has described Shane Ross as 'Donald Trumpesque'

Labour’s Brendan Howlin says this government is a “do nothing Dáil”.

# government - Sunday 20 November, 2016

How do wages of gardaí, nurses and teachers measure up to six years ago?

This year has already seen industrial unrest among doctors, nurses, teachers and gardaí.

# government - Friday 18 November, 2016

The 'right to be forgotten' and consent education: The gaps in Ireland's protection of children

The right to play, giving more powers to gardaí, and the abolition of direct provision centres were also contained in the report.

# government - Thursday 17 November, 2016

CSO graph captures Irish industrial relations' year of discontent

A total of 14,220 days were lost due to industrial disputes from July to September.

# government - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Government will not block opposition bill on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The bill is to be debated in the Dáíl on Thursday.

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter

Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.

UK Government "doesn't recognise" leaked memo about lack of Brexit plan

The memo suggested that the British Government had “no plan” for Brexit

# government - Monday 14 November, 2016

Updated: Health Minister will engage with IMO as junior doctors vote on industrial action

The ongoing dispute centres on the restoration of an agreed €3000 “living-out” allowance.

# government - Friday 11 November, 2016

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

TDs are definitely getting that pay hike next year

TDs are to get a €5,000 increase over the next two years.

# government - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum

A bill on a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water was passed today without a vote as a result of the government’s support.

'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister

Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.

# government - Monday 31 October, 2016

Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation

The Government is expected to being a proposal document to talks with GRA when the two sides meet later today.

# government - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

# government - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill

An Independent Alliance source said the members have the same thoughts on the Bill as they did on Mick Wallace’s legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities.

# government - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

As it happened: Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy) Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy)

Here’s everything to know about Budget 2017.

# government - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill

The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.

# government - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Polish government rows back on all-out abortion ban following mass protests

The minister of science and higher education said the protests have “caused us to think and taught us humility”.

# government - Friday 30 September, 2016

A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on

Preliminary consultations and preparatory work have been undertaken on the issue.

# government - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Colombian rebel group "reborn" and apologises after decades of violence

Farc signed the peace accord with the country’s government.

# government - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?

Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.

# government - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# government - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues

An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.

# government - Friday 9 September, 2016

Stephen Donnelly hasn't ruled out taking a seat at the cabinet table

The TD says that politicians can achieve more in government.

# government - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Halligan threatening to leave government over Waterford hospital resources

“Obviously he’s not happy,” a Fine Gael source said today.

# government - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day

The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.

# government - Friday 2 September, 2016

'Cruel promises made to the Irish people that Apple's billions would go to hospitals'

Members of the Independent Alliance said it would back the appeal in order to keep the government in power.

# 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.

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