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Government

# government - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.

# government - Monday 18 August, 2014

Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office

It is alleged that he sent the photos to a female colleague.

# government - Friday 8 August, 2014

This man wants to stop the ‘silly charade’ and run for the Seanad

Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”

# government - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From Business ETC More than €2.5 billion cash held by Ireland could be reinvested in economy – but it isn’t Cash Funds

More than €2.5 billion cash held by Ireland could be reinvested in economy – but it isn’t

The assets are part of the National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) discretionary portfolio.

# government - Monday 28 July, 2014

From Business ETC ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants No Sale

ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants

The West Offaly Power Station and Lough Ree Power Station will be retained by the ESB.

The government wants to cut the red tape and get more people to set up cooperatives

Richard Bruton says Ireland needs more types of enterprises other than just companies.

# government - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Women ‘talent bank’ to improve gender balance on state boards

Last year, female representation on state boards stood at 36.2%.

These are the temporary, Tetris-like moves being made so the Gardaí can fill 28 senior roles…

The force needs to hire 28 superintendents and chief superintendents. Here’s how the Government’s planning to make it happen.

# government - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

“Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

# government - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Rebels are ‘blocking investigators’ from MH17 crash site

The Ukrainin government said rebels were blocking Ukrainian investigators from accessing the site

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?

What once an aspirational concept is now a very real reality for many Irish families.

Aaron McKenna: Gender, geography, age – focus on everything but quality in government reshuffle

Conspicuously absent from the talk about the reshuffle was an evaluation of intelligence, skills, capabilities or temperament.

# government - Monday 14 July, 2014

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 - Saturday 12 July, 2014

“The rebels will pay…”: Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks

Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.

# government - Friday 11 July, 2014

Sorry, Garth: No sign from government of a new deal to save gigs

Mr Brooks perviously said he would be willing to ‘crawl, swim, fly’ to meet with Enda Kenny on the issue.

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service ‘during difficult times’

Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.

# government - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy has been jailed again for refusing to sign a bond

The elderly peace activist has been returned to prison for refusing to comply with judge’s order.

# government - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Ireland gave more than €637m in overseas aid last year

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello said Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

# government - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

“A nice, decent gentleman” and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn’s departure

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

# government - Monday 30 June, 2014

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline…

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan is hoping to have the terms for the wide-ranging Commission of Investigation set up before the Dáil summer recess…

# government - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Ireland to send supplies to people of Iraq displaced by violence Aid

Ireland to send supplies to people of Iraq displaced by violence

Supplies such as blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and shelter supplies are being sent to those most in need.

# government - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised

However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.

Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?

St Vincent de Paul wants the Government to lead the debate on this question.

# government - Monday 23 June, 2014

Sinn Féin may be getting ready for government, but is it ready for questions about policy?

Analysis: The Sinn Féin president struggled with specifics in an interview this morning but he and others will face similar questions in the months ahead.

# government - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Sinn Féin ‘must be ready for government’ says Adams

Adams called for a “realignment of politics”.

# government - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Warning of future nursing homes crisis if ‘action isn’t taken now’

Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.

# government - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Bausch & Lomb express ‘gratitude’ to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures

The company said it was always their preference to keep the plant open and promised to invest in the plant.

Government nominates new Judge to the Supreme Court

Peter Charleton is a serving Judge of the High Court.

# government - Monday 16 June, 2014

Donnelly will rejoin banking inquiry if additional Senators step back

The government attempted to regain a majority by adding two more Senators to the inquiry – a move which the independent TD said “crossed a line”.

# government - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

# government - Friday 13 June, 2014

Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica

The move was motivated by a need to reduce burdens on the court system.

# government - Monday 9 June, 2014

This is the new guy who has to woo big companies (and their jobs) to Ireland…

Martin Shanahan will take on the top job at IDA Ireland from August after the departure of Barry O’Leary.

# government - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines

Not from gambling themselves, we should add.

# government - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Adams: ‘Hooded Men’ torture case needs to be re-opened

It follows the broadcast last night of a Prime Time documentary showing how torture methods used during internment in 1971 were sanctioned by the British State.

Archbishop of Tuam “horrified and saddened” to learn of mass child burials

Archbishop Michael Neary has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a number of departments will examine the issue.

# government - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Allegations about mass grave of 800 babies ‘being taken very, very seriously’

“This is turning into a horrific account of maltreatment, neglect and a complete abdication of responsibility”.

# government - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election?

What would be your dream team coalition government look like?

‘Medical card review suspension means nothing to us – they already took ours away’

Alex White says a special section of the HSE will be tasked with dealing with those that have already had their medical cards revoked.

# government - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say ‘no more’

The campaign wants the law changed so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition automatically gets a full medical card.

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