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#Government

# 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

# 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.

# government - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Simon Coveney and Heather Humphreys are seen as the frontrunners for the position.

# government - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out

The list includes plastic bottles and egg cartons – and excludes coffee cups and tissues.

# government - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# government - Friday 24 November, 2017

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

# government - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland

A brief look at homelessness rates in other countries.

# government - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# government - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

# government - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# government - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

“It is a travesty that in relation to Catalonia, this Fine Gael government ignores our country’s own history,” one MEP said.

# government - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# government - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

# government - Monday 9 October, 2017

Government accused of suppressing Brexit document as FF and FG trade barbs on Twitter

Fianna Fáil and Labour have called for the Revenue report on Brexit to be published.

# government - Sunday 8 October, 2017

No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government

To boost crime prevention, the Partnership of Government commits to supporting investment in CCTV at key locations along the road network and in urban centres.

# government - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'It's 2017, things are a bit different now': Varadkar defends video on government jet on way to EU Summit

Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin accused Varadkar of using a government event to publicise the Fine Gael Party.

# government - Friday 29 September, 2017

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints

A request for information was posted to the government’s e-tender website this week.

# government - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland HIV

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland

17% of people living in HIV say they have felt suicidal in the last year.

# government - Friday 22 September, 2017

Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech

All eyes are on May as she prepares to spell out her key demands in a keynote Brexit speech.

# government - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

# government - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# government - Saturday 16 September, 2017

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes

The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.

# government - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Donegal flood humanitarian scheme to be rolled out for all natural disasters

The financial assistance payment has been paid out to 138 people in Donegal to date.

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