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#Government

# government - Yesterday’s News

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# government - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'

The mid-term elections in the US could become a referendum on Trump’s presidency, writes Larry Donnelly.

# government - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# government - Sunday 29 July, 2018

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan

It’s part of the consortium that was the only bidder to deliver the government’s plan.

# government - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# government - Monday 9 July, 2018

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

# government - Friday 6 July, 2018

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

# government - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

# government - Friday 18 May, 2018

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

# government - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# government - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

He announced the move this morning.

# government - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# government - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

# government - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# government - Thursday 29 March, 2018

68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire

The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents.

# government - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine

The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.

# government - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# government - Monday 12 March, 2018

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit

A large portion are happy but significant numbers don’t know.

# government - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Just under half of people trust the government

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

# government - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# government - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes

The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020.

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap

The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.

# government - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule

The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.

# government - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# government - Friday 16 February, 2018

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year

Ministers launched the Project Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework today in Sligo.

# government - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair

Barnaby Joyce is going on leave next week where the Prime Minister wants him to “consider his position”.

# government - Monday 12 February, 2018

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says

It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.

# government - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land

The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.

# government - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?

“We couldn’t make a business case stack up,” Eir CEO Richard Moat said. “So regrettably, we had to pull out.”

# government - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote

The Sunday Times poll sees Fine Gael drop two points to 32% and Fianna Fáil unchanged at 26%.

# government - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.

'These are not faceless women': Key moments from the Dáil's Eighth Amendment debate

The TDs gathered in the Dáil this week to debate the report published by the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

# government - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year

The project is the biggest road project ever undertaken in Northern Ireland.

# government - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# government - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

'Some scoff at his use of social media and attire but 'brand Leo' is resonating with us'

The big questions is: can the present government last another year, writes Larry Donnelly.

# government - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From next year, stores will have to track the sales of rodent poison

EU directives will mean new regulations for the general public, professional pest controllers, and farmers.

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