# government - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
The Social Welfare budget has an under spend of €182 million, while the Health budget is over.
# government - Monday 2 December, 2013
The increases will be imposed from 1 January 2014, with Aviva stating the government’s recent decision on rates means the new bed charge is 10.8 times the old charge.
# government - Sunday 1 December, 2013
Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Doing the hokey cokey or pleading poverty at the back door of the Bundesbank?
# government - Thursday 28 November, 2013
To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate EU documents.
The former Fianna Fáil minister also said the Green Party is “not a political party”.
# government - Monday 25 November, 2013
We cannot let the climate crisis become a crash. As the slogan puts it “nature doesn’t do bailouts”, writes Oisín Coghlan.
# government - Friday 22 November, 2013
The Transport Minister was frank about the government’s control of the legislature in the Dáil this afternoon.
Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:
# government - Thursday 21 November, 2013
Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to rent a property unless it meets minimum legal standards and they held a cert to prove this, writes Bob Jordan.
# government - Sunday 17 November, 2013
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.
# government - Friday 15 November, 2013
Today Lufthansa said it was considering closing its firm in Rathcoole.
In the form of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.
# government - Thursday 14 November, 2013
Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.
What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# government - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.
In its first transparency report, the company received over 26,000 requests worldwide, involving over 38,000 user accounts.
# government - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.
Mary Lou McDonald, Stephen Donnelly and Seán Fleming have supported a call by the NUJ to be included in the talks but their request for an adjournment was rejected in a vote.
# government - Monday 11 November, 2013
The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.
# government - Sunday 10 November, 2013
From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the
Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert. # government - Thursday 7 November, 2013
The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.
# government - Saturday 2 November, 2013
The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in an Irish newspaper saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.
# government - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Almost one million letters were sent to people asking them how they intended to pay next year with credit and debit card payments being charged immediately.
The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.
Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think? # government - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
The Irish Restaurant Association said businesses will be seriously affected by water restrictions saying they are paying the highest water rates in Europe and the water service should reflect that.
# government - Tuesday 29 October, 2013
O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.
# government - Saturday 26 October, 2013
Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.
# government - Thursday 24 October, 2013
However a ‘working group’ is being set up to look at the recommendation that drinks industry sponsorship of sporting events should be banned.
Cheap alcohol has been targeted under the new pricing rules.
# government - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.
# government - Monday 21 October, 2013
Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.
# government - Sunday 20 October, 2013
Tens of thousands had marched through Rome in a mostly peaceful demonstration yesterday.
# government - Saturday 19 October, 2013
Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.
# government - Friday 18 October, 2013
Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.
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Lord of the Flies doesn’t seem so far-fetched now.
# government - Thursday 17 October, 2013
Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.
# government - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
The US has until midnight tonight to reach a deal on raising the government’s debt ceiling – or else see its credit reputation on the line.
# government - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.