uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 1 February, 2015


# government - Today’s News

Taoiseach says IAG needs to give ‘cast iron guarantee’ on Aer Lingus bid

He said a formal offer has not been accepted by the board.

# government - Thursday 29 January, 2015

IAG is a ‘predator hovering over Aer Lingus’

The Transport Committee has been told that selling Aer Lingus share would ‘devastate’ Ireland’s economy and connectivity

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’” Ready For It This post contains videos

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’”

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# government - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Would it work here? – Greece moves to axe austerity

Syriza has been quick off the mark in increasing the minimum wage and reversing the privatisation of State resources.

# government - Friday 23 January, 2015

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today

This was to mark the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

# government - Monday 19 January, 2015

Has the Government “pared back” what was promised to Magdalene survivors?

A number of organisations have called on the government to implement all of the recommendations in the Quirke report.

# government - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage

The details were in the first opinion poll of 2015.

From Business ETC Tax breaks are here to stay… but only for companies with BIG ideas Corporation Tax

Tax breaks are here to stay… but only for companies with BIG ideas

With the closing of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole, the government want to introduce a ‘Knowledge Development Box’.

# government - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.

# government - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

‘The established parties are snobby’ – Independent TD

There has been much talk of a changing political landscape in recent days.

# government - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010

This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.

# government - Friday 2 January, 2015

This 8-year-old wrote to the Taoiseach in 1984 because RTÉ was ‘mean to block sunshine’

She said she wanted RTÉ to ‘stop being mean’ to a pirate radio station.

Most of the New Year crush victims in China were young women

All but four of the deceased were aged 25 or under.

# government - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From Business ETC “Loose talk” of higher pay from the Government not helpful, says business group Job Growth

“Loose talk” of higher pay from the Government not helpful, says business group

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association’s (ISME) estimate that the SME sector could create 60,000 jobs in 2015.

# 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.

1 2 3 4 5