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#Government

# government - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Poll: Should waste companies be charging extra for heavy bins without approval? Weighty Issue This post contains a poll

Poll: Should waste companies be charging extra for heavy bins without approval?

Greyhound this month started charging extra for bin bags over a certain weight, with Panda set to follow suit in July.

# government - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.

# government - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared

Last week we looked at its record on health and housing. This week we’re looking at jobs and education.

# government - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

She's been chosen to lead the review of gardaí in Ireland but who is Kathleen O'Toole?

O’Toole is the current Chief of Police in Seattle, and has experience in Irish policing.

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?

It costs €160 a year and every premises with a television is supposed to have one.

# government - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?

In the first of this two part series, we look at health and housing.

# government - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Here's what Ireland's Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like

Focusing on Ireland’s ‘unique concerns’ is the order of the day in the government’s new strategy document.

# government - Friday 28 April, 2017

Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters

Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.

# government - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I watch the news and cry and cry': Venezuelans in Ireland on the chaos back home

20 people have been killed in three weeks of clashes at anti-government protests.

# government - Thursday 20 April, 2017

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela

One young woman was shot in the head.

# government - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

# government - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'

During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.

# government - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

# government - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From September, all cigarette packs sold in Ireland will look the same

This makes part of effort to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025.

# government - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold

Howlin wants assurances that the money will be spent on building new homes, schools and hospitals.

# government - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

# government - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

# government - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State

The fighting in west Mosul has forced more than 50,000 people to flee.

# government - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

# government - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling

The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.

# government - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# government - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Poll: Do you have confidence in the government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in the government?

The Dáil will debate this question today.

# government - Monday 13 February, 2017

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information

An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.

# government - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow?

Latest opinion polls have suggested Fianna Fáil has taken a commanding lead on Fine Gael.

# government - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government

Mary Lou McDonald has described the current Irish leadership as a “kick for touch, cover up” government.

# government - Friday 10 February, 2017

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears

Pressure is increasing on government ministers and Tusla over who knew what about the Maurice McCabe story.

# government - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August

OPW junior minister Sean Canney will be rotating the ministry with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

# government - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Hundreds of thousands protest Romanian government's plan to decriminalise corruption

The move could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption.

# government - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why

A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.

# government - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one Holy Words This post contains a poll

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one

It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.

# government - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Out of the blue, we got a letter to say our loans had been sold to a vulture fund'

Housing has become the biggest issue for hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland.

# government - Friday 30 December, 2016

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

# government - Thursday 29 December, 2016

John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term

The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.

The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried

Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.

# government - Monday 26 December, 2016

'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

# government - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Enda says this was his biggest challenge in 2016

This government has faced water charges, calls to repeal the Eighth, homelessness but found his biggest hurdle ‘humbling’.

# government - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# government - Monday 19 December, 2016

Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar

The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.

# government - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak

Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.

# government - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From The42 Here's how much the new €6.9m GPA government deal is worth for an inter-county GAA player Money In The Bank

Here's how much the new €6.9m GPA government deal is worth for an inter-county GAA player

The three-year package was announced yesterday.

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