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#Minister

# minister - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts

A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.

# minister - Monday 6 August, 2018

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

# minister - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts'

The MInister for Transport and former justice minister have been arguing over Stepaside Garda Station.

# minister - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85 RIP

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85

O’Donoghue was elected to the Dáil in 1977 as a TD for Dun Laoghaire.

# minister - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# minister - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'Terrorised on their commutes': Clongriffin locals working with gardaí to trace graffiti gangs

A local TD said he has been receiving “numerous emails and calls from concerned constituents who are living in fear” over the past few years.

# minister - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service

Danny Healy-Rae got into a shouting match with Minister Brendan Griffin this evening.

# minister - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

# minister - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# minister - 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.

# minister - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# minister - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'

Officially the title is ‘commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfilment’.

# minister - 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”.

# minister - Friday 17 November, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

# minister - 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.

# minister - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# minister - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# minister - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'

This means that they will now be available on a free-to-air and live basis for TV viewers.

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

# minister - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Have an opinion on what can be done to narrow the gender pay gap? The government is all ears

A public consultation is opening for submissions on Monday.

# minister - Monday 7 August, 2017

'People realise it could be them': 4,400 sign petition to stop Dun Laoghaire eviction

The residents have written to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy about the issue.

# minister - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

# minister - Friday 7 July, 2017

Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for

The child was doing well in school and had joined the local football club but needed extra psychological supports which the family did not receive.

# minister - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# minister - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

# minister - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears

Minister Katherine Zappone said she called 999 as she ‘didn’t see too many gardai’.

# minister - Sunday 22 January, 2017

People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer

Minister Katherine Zappone says it should be replaced with a moment of silence.

# minister - Monday 16 January, 2017

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

# minister - Monday 2 January, 2017

Minister Denis Naughten hit by a car while out cycling in Roscommon

He has been brought to hospital.

# minister - Friday 23 December, 2016

Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards

The Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan had put forward plans for gender quotas for sporting bodies.

# minister - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated'

Maneka Gandhi claimed India was in the bottom four countries in the world when it came to rape.

# minister - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy

The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.

# minister - Friday 11 November, 2016

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

# minister - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80 RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Molloy was one of the founding members of the Progressive Democrats in 1986.

# minister - Friday 2 September, 2016

TV licence required to watch BBC iPlayer in the UK, but no such rules on the way for the RTÉ Player

Minister Denis Naughten is bringing forward plans to crackdown on TV licence fee evasion this autumn.

# minister - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister?

With the impact of the UK’s monumental decision still mostly unknown, is it time we faced the issue head-on politically?

# minister - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

# minister - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Garda awarded €30,000 after being hit on the head with stone 'the size of a melon'

The court heard the tinnitus was ongoing and the garda needed to avoid loud noise situations since being hit 5 years ago.

# minister - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

# minister - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths

The country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.

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