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Government

# government - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Labour minister brands fixed water charges as “ridiculous”

Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.

# government - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation

Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.

# government - Thursday 10 April, 2014

GPs in “absolute crisis” – and it could take generations to recover

One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.

# government - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Dublin city has 300 vacant sites despite needing over 37,000 housing units

Will Dublin City Council be liable for the undeveloped site levy? They’re not sure.

# government - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Why are Revenue handing out these snazzy pens?

Now that’s what you need to fill out your tax returns.

# government - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Gerry Adams says his protests about release of terror suspects were ‘entirely appropriate’

The Sinn Féin leader said it was a matter of public record that he called for the release of the two men and protested to the British Government.

# government - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Taxi drivers to face geography tests and tax monitoring under new clampdown

Operation Taximeter will also see stamp 2 Visa holders come under scrutiny.

# government - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Ban on bankrupts running for Dáil to be lifted

A government spokesperson said that this was an “essential destigmatisation”. .

# government - Friday 28 March, 2014

Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online

The government departments have been criticised for not utilising social media to inform the public about their work.

# government - Monday 24 March, 2014

Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won’t curb consumption levels Survey Says This post contains a poll

Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won’t curb consumption levels

Only 22 per cent of those surveyed for Checkout Magazine believe minimum pricing of alcohol will impact on the level of those drinking.

# government - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.

# government - Friday 21 March, 2014

It’s not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?

The IMO say that the last five years has seen seven years’ worth of Irish qualified GPs move to the UK.

# government - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled

The memorial is dedicated to the young babies and children who died while in the care of the home between 1922 and 1949.

# government - Monday 10 March, 2014

Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation

The largest county council in the country passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

# government - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Eamon Ryan: ‘We need to reduce the boom and bust character of our economic model’

Eamon Ryan addressed party members at the Green Party Conference today in Dublin.

# government - Friday 7 March, 2014

Fine Gael chair: This government needs to implement dynamic political reform

Over the past three years the Government has been completely focused on job creation, but there must also be a programme of real political reform, writes Charlie Flanagan TD.

# government - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Social Justice Ireland says Government’s new tax proposals should be rejected

The think tank said the proposals should be rejected as they will only benefit higher earners.

# government - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Taoiseach rules out EU job move: ‘I’ll never turn my back on the Irish people’

The Taoiseach said he would be flattered if offered the job as European Council president but said his mandate is here.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle Column

Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle

When the economy collapsed the banks got top priority. Building workers and people who need social housing were far down the pecking order. Now they’re telling us a miracle is on the way…

# government - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers

Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

# government - Friday 28 February, 2014

€16.8m to fix storm damage in Co Clare

The council had earlier submitted a report to Government saying it needed €36.8m for repairs after recent bad weather.

# government - Thursday 27 February, 2014

‘I didn’t sleep very well last night’ – State to pay 75% of costs in prom note case

The High Court ruled it was an exception al case which merited a departure from the normal rules on legal costs.

# government - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge An official arm of the US government is tweeting doge memes Very Sadness

An official arm of the US government is tweeting doge memes

So tears. Such weep. No wow.

Ukraine’s feared ‘Berkut’ riot police to be disbanded

The elite force were blamed for most of the deaths in the country’s capital last week. Nearly 100 people died in the violence.

Warning that Ireland’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

# government - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Rabbitte: ‘Government has no plans to close post offices’

He clarified that An Post didn’t lose the social welfare contract and in fact won the tender last year.

The Irish League of Credit Unions is to set up shop in Ethiopia

The charitable arm of the credit union group aims to help half a million people in Ethiopia access “affordable and flexible” financial services.

# government - Monday 24 February, 2014

Poll: Should the age of transgender recognition be lowered? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the age of transgender recognition be lowered?

It is currently proposed that transgender people can register their new identity at 18 but this may be lowered to 16. Do you agree?

# government - Sunday 23 February, 2014

New Ukraine leader warns that the country’s economy is in a “catastrophic” state IMF

New Ukraine leader warns that the country’s economy is in a “catastrophic” state

The U.S., Europe and the U.K. said they would help with financial aid when a new cabinet is formed.

Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack

It comes a day after dozens were injured in an attack at an anti-government rally.

# government - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Coalition approval rating remains steady in latest polls

While both parties gained in the the Sunday Business Post/Red C survey, Sinn Féin were the only party to gain points in the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll.

From Business ETC Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice Consultancy

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

# government - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Martin: ‘Shatter knew the gravity of the cases, and what happened – nothing’

There have been calls for Minister Alan Shatter to step down but Minister Joan Burton said the Government have full confidence in him.

# government - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Photos: 13 people killed in Kiev after police storm protest camp

The violence today was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests.

# government - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

An RTÉ journalist has been chosen as Language Commissioner after 21 applied

An Coimisinéir Teanga acts as ombudsman service to monitor the compliance of state services in the Irish language.

1,000+ for demo over Government ‘lack of support’ for Irish language

The event is part of a “strong campaign” for the Irish language taking place this year.

# government - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the cost of installing 10km of new flood defences at between €50 and €100 million.

# government - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Laya Healthcare to increase prices by average of 20 per cent

The company says that it has to increase premiums due to changes in Government policy and the rising cost of claims.

Trust in this government is as low as trust in the last government

Banks are trusted 2 points less, at 19 per cent, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer.

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