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#Government

# 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.

Enda and Micheál had 'good discussion' but water charges still divide parties

Formal talks will resume Monday but the leaders will be keeping in touch over the weekend.

# government - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Ancient cities have fallen in the same length of time the government has been talking

Political party talks are taking longer than the siege of Constantinople.

# government - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.

Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties

The Dáil brushed off a water charges debate today and voted to talk about Brexit for 8 hours.

# government - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

Apple complied with a lot of data requests made by Irish authorities

The requests would involve information relating to registration, subscribers, services, and purchases.

# government - Thursday 14 April, 2016

TDs will try to elect a Taoiseach for the third time today

It looks likely there will have to be a fourth vote, as the parties have not yet been able to reach an agreement.

# government - Friday 8 April, 2016

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues

Amid second election speculation, Leo Varadkar says ‘this couldn’t go on six more weeks’.

# government - Thursday 7 April, 2016

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government?

It’s now 41 days since the country voted in the 2016 general election.

# government - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

We don't have a government yet, but Irish Water is still very much on the agenda

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil seem to be in agreement that Irish Water’s days are numbered.

# government - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Vulture funds pick and peck and they're not finished yet

The vultures arrived in Ireland after the crisis when they realised there was a lot of property up for grabs at knock down prices, writes Michael Byrne.

# government - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

# government - Friday 11 March, 2016

White collar crime costs far outweigh those of gangland crime, but it’s not a priority

There is a lack of political energy around reform, writes John Devitt.

# government - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost

The dance of those who would be in government continued apace today.

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax Legalisation This post contains a poll

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax

The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.

# government - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper Press Freedom This post contains videos

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Police have used teargas on protesters.

‘He and Labour lost the election’ – Michael Healy-Rae confirms meeting Enda Kenny

Michael was speaking on the Late Late Show last night.

# government - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

‘They say the Hutch, Byrne and latest Ryan shooting are not linked. I disagree’

These murders are part of the same phenomenon of gun and drugs related crime that has blighted decent communities across Dublin, writes Tom Clonan.

# government - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State

A statement from the regional government said that the girl had been “misled” by an Isis member in Sweden.

# government - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Here’s what political parties would do for Irish film and music if you elect them

We had a look at the main parties’ arts policies to see what they promise.

# government - Thursday 18 February, 2016

From The42 ‘The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall’ Hitting Out

‘The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall’

Former Dublin football captain Paddy Christie has accused the Government of contributing to the obesity epidemic currently gripping the country.

# government - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

400 families left in limbo after childcare centres shut over fraud probe

Claims of irregularities at West Clare Early Years Care and Education Services are being investigated.

# 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.

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