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# policy - Today’s News


# policy - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Boy with diabetes prevented from bringing water into cinema receives apology

Bryan Keelan Jr was going to see Ant-man when the incident happened.

# policy - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sinn Féin wants to stop €4,000 charges on police community events

“Such groups often have to fundraise to make such events happen and to require them to pay for the work of the gardaí on top of this is unfair.”

# policy - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Irish politicians won’t be clamping down on alcohol abuse…

… because they think the public doesn’t want them to, according to new research.

# policy - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really…

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# policy - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently

It was the best birthday present he could get.

# policy - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules’

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

# policy - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

There are 300 slaves in Ireland (and the Government’s response is ranked pretty well)

We rank second last on a global index of the prevalence of modern slavery.

# policy - Friday 17 October, 2014

EU decisions could mean higher electricity prices for all of us

The ESRI looks at Ireland’s energy supply in a new report.

# policy - Friday 10 October, 2014

“We really need to ask ourselves as a society how are we failing young people”

Professor Brendan Kelly made the comment as a new report into mental health in Europe is released.

# policy - 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.

# policy - Friday 27 June, 2014

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?

That’s what an Australian expert told Irish education professionals at a lecture today.

# policy - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# policy - Friday 13 June, 2014

PSNI clarifies whether it’s clamping down on flags in Belfast

The police moved to clarify their position on the flying of flags after reports that it would clamp down on flags in Ballynafeigh.

# policy - Friday 30 May, 2014

Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon

The parents want reassurance those who had their cards removed before the announcement yesterday will get them back.

# policy - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From Business ETC Setanta Insurance wind up leaves policyholders ‘stranded without cover’ In Limbo

Setanta Insurance wind up leaves policyholders ‘stranded without cover’

The Central Bank said today that Setanta is not in a position to confirm that claims will be met in full.

# policy - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

‘Incensed’ anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House

Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.

# policy - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

‘It’s not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah’ says Alex White

Minister of State at the Department of Health said conflicting interests of the drinks industry and health professionals cannot be reconciled when it comes to formulating public health policy.

# policy - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Every school in Ireland must adopt an anti-bullying policy within the next two weeks

The policies must deal with physical, verbal and cyber bullying.

# policy - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

# policy - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle Column

Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle

When the economy collapsed the banks got top priority. Building workers and people who need social housing were far down the pecking order. Now they’re telling us a miracle is on the way…

# policy - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Warning that Ireland’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

# policy - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan

He said he’s asked NAMA to explore what the implications would be of bringing forward the sale as he said the market would be able to carry a big sale.

# policy - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Laya Healthcare to increase prices by average of 20 per cent

The company says that it has to increase premiums due to changes in Government policy and the rising cost of claims.

# policy - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Met Police will ‘neither confirm nor deny’ if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners FOI

Met Police will ‘neither confirm nor deny’ if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners

Scotland Yard said they did not answer an FOI on the issue as it was a matter of “national security”.

# policy - Monday 25 November, 2013

Column: Climate report is a key test of Government’s political reform

We cannot let the climate crisis become a crash. As the slogan puts it “nature doesn’t do bailouts”, writes Oisín Coghlan.

# policy - Friday 15 November, 2013

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Transgender individuals can now be housed based on the gender they identify with, under the new policy.

# policy - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

The 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?

# policy - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Taoiseach: Fall in numbers with medical cards not due to policy change

The Taoiseach was responding to questions from Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin during Leaders’ Questions.

# policy - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term

The German election will take place tomorrow.

# policy - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Brian Walsh: ‘Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny’s baby and I won’t go against it’

The Fine Gael TD, who lost the party whip, says he will not join a new alliance made up of his fellow party dissidents.

# policy - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism

In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.

# policy - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Extract: The ‘daily problems’ in maintaining Ireland’s neutrality during WW2

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

# policy - Monday 20 May, 2013

Column: The reality of unemployment is being masked by emigration

With youth unemployment at 23 per cent, the European Union and policy makers have a collective responsibility and obligation to help the “Lost Generation”, writes Liam Aylward.

# policy - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Only losers take the bus, right Leo?: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: The Gathering at the Dáil; Cabinet clones; Alan Shatter knows what you did last summer.

# policy - Monday 13 May, 2013

From Business ETC Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% – report Health Insurance

Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% – report

Insurance companies are worried about the decline in young people enrolling as the costs of insuring those over 60 are considerably higher.

# policy - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in school

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about bullying in school.

# policy - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Irishman ‘bludgeoned to death’ in Mozambique – police

An autopsy was completed on Cork native William Deasy (32) today, police said.

# policy - Friday 1 February, 2013

Interview: ‘People have had enough, debt write-down is the only solution now’ – Nick Webb

Do our politicians have it in them to say no more, asks writer and journalist, Nick Webb, who gives his ideas on what should be top of the politician’s to-do list.

# policy - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Column: Why is government more damaging to Labour than Fine Gael?

Small parties tend to suffer disproportionately in government – so, in order to survive, Labour needs to realise who its real supporters are, writes Dr Eoin O’Malley.

# policy - Thursday 20 December, 2012

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

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