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#John Halligan

# john-halligan - Friday 9 February, 2018

Closure averted: Waterford mobile cath lab to remain open for another 20 weeks

The minister said Waterford TDs will continue to fight for a 24/7 service for the region.

# john-halligan - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'I'm learning every day': Apprenticeships in Ireland are making a comeback

At the end of last year, the apprenticeship population was at about 13,000 and new registrations in 2018 are expected to reach over 6,000.

# john-halligan - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Waterford cath lab closed to emergency cardiac care for two days due to equipment fault

The cardiac cath lab has been unable to provide services such as stenting procedures.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Halligan has another space and alien life themed Christmas card this year

The Minister of State, who has responsibility for Ireland’s role in Europe’s space mission, believes there is life on other planets.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

# john-halligan - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'

“I don’t think it merits ending Minister Halligan’s career.”

# john-halligan - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

# john-halligan - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# john-halligan - 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.

# john-halligan - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# john-halligan - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Taoiseach wouldn't want anything 'beastly' to happen Independent Alliance TDs if they go to North Korea

Yesterday, Independent Alliance TD John Halligan said he would be prepared to initiate peace talks with Kim Jong-un.

# john-halligan - Friday 3 November, 2017

Peace and Neutrality Alliance welcomes John Halligan's request to go to North Korea to spark peace talks

The Minister of State has said that the visit, if it’s approved, will not be a government one.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence

A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.

# john-halligan - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

# john-halligan - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

# john-halligan - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Did you know Ireland has a Minister for Space?

It’s this man.

# john-halligan - Monday 26 June, 2017

'If you have a heart attack in Waterford, Wexford or Kilkenny you should be treated the same'

Waterford man Tom Power died in an ambulance en route to Cork University Hospital having suffered a heart attack.

# john-halligan - Friday 23 June, 2017

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork

A 40-year-old man from Waterford died while being transported in an ambulance to a hospital in Cork.

# john-halligan - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC

The Independent Alliance TD is believed to have taken issue with the line of questioning targeted at WIT.

# john-halligan - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

# john-halligan - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

# john-halligan - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# john-halligan - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised

Halligan threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified.

# john-halligan - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit Southeast This post contains videos

Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit

Protesters say their campaign continues despite the government’s plan.

# john-halligan - Friday 13 January, 2017

John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital

The Independent Alliance TD almost left the government last year in a row over the lab.

# john-halligan - Thursday 29 December, 2016

John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term

The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.

Skills course is helping women into IT sector - but longterm unemployment is increasing

A report looking at the success of the jobs training programme in its first five years is to be published this week.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

TD John Halligan is sending out alien-themed Christmas cards (again)

The Waterford TD traditionally sends his alien-themed cards as an alternative to traditional Christmas scenes.

# john-halligan - Sunday 11 December, 2016

John Halligan lobbying for support for right-to-die bill

Halligan is now trying to find a workable mechanism that will bring the bill before the Dáil.

# john-halligan - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# john-halligan - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# john-halligan - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people 'in a more humane way'

The Waterford TD has been a long-time ‘friend of Palestine’.

# john-halligan - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Speaking to, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

# john-halligan - Saturday 15 October, 2016

"I believe that there are other species": John Halligan was asked about aliens on the Late Late

The Waterford TD, known for his outspoken views, spoke to Ryan Tubridy last night.

# john-halligan - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Government note reveals cardiac lab at Waterford hospital 'not a top priority'

Last month consultant cardiologists said the review into a second cath lab in Waterford was flawed and that lives are at risk.

# john-halligan - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill

The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.

# john-halligan - Sunday 2 October, 2016

"When you have a child with a heart complaint... it's a really, really frightening situation to be in"

Five-year-old Ava Doherty, who suffers from a chronic heart condition, is one of those dependent on University Hospital Waterford’s cardiac support services.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Questions continue to stack up regarding cardiac services at Waterford Hospital UHW

Questions continue to stack up regarding cardiac services at Waterford Hospital

The recommendation not to provide a second cardiac cath lab at the hospital has caused a political rumpus that shows no signs of calming.

# john-halligan - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

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