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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 24 October, 2014


# government - Yesterday’s News

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.

# government - Monday 6 October, 2014

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

# government - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

‘A grubby incident’: Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

# government - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Limerick councillors reject motion to cut property tax by 15%

A Fianna Fáil motion to reduce it by 3% was instead approved.

# government - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.

# government - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Should official forms use less jargon?

The National Adult Literacy Agency is calling on the Government to produce documents in ‘plain English’.

# government - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New figures showing surge in house prices welcomed by the Government

It is hoped that the increased demand will bring further resurgence to the construction industry.

# government - Saturday 20 September, 2014

‘Buffer zone’ to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# government - Monday 15 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about housing people in prefabs, Judge Barry White, seagulls and Islamic State.

“Too many” with haemophilia in Ireland have died

The Irish Haemophilia Society is looking for new therapies to be made available.

Over 100 groups will meet in Dublin today to discuss the legacy of the Troubles

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan is set to address today’s Reconciliation Forum.

# government - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Good news for Enda: Government support up in new poll

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post also found the majority of Irish people think the country’s economy is generally on track. There now.

# government - Friday 12 September, 2014

NAMA is set to build 4,500 new residential units in the nation’s capital

The action by the State owned bad bank could see a potential 25,000 units developed into residential properties.

# government - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From Business ETC Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country Bond Holders

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country

The nominal value of outstanding Government bonds now stands at €112,240 million.

Here’s the advice the Government was given on the Scottish referendum

That’s according to the new Draft National Risk Assessment, which was launched for public consultation today.

Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme

The Council are set to vote on a motion that could make the local authority one of the first in the country to stop using the Government backed internships.

# government - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Splash! James Reilly does the Ice Bucket Challenge

He took an icy shower near his constituency office in Swords.

# government - Sunday 7 September, 2014

British govt to Scotland: We’ll give you more powers… if you vote no to independence

This came after a poll out the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time.

# government - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Angry parents and ‘Gaza’ banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

# government - Monday 1 September, 2014

“Not an acceptable level of risk”: UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney

The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.

# 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.

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