# reform - Tuesday 7 May, 2013
TV shows like ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Rome’ show that history is more popular than ever – yet, under proposed changes to the Junior Certificate, history could become an optional subject or short course. It makes no sense, writes teacher Christian O’Connor.
# reform - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
# reform - Friday 19 April, 2013
Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.
# reform - Thursday 18 April, 2013
Goverment TDs should be allowed to vote against their party on certain matters under proposals by backbench TD Eoghan Murphy in an internal document circulated among Fine Gael members this week.
# reform - Monday 15 April, 2013
A High Court judge had said the government was attacking the independence of the judiciary – but Shatter has hit back.
# reform - Sunday 3 March, 2013
Susan Denham said failure to address the problems posed by Ireland’s appeal court system may be “damaging to Irish society and the economy”.
# reform - Saturday 2 March, 2013
The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?
# reform - Thursday 28 February, 2013
There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.
# reform - Sunday 24 February, 2013
The Tánaiste said the Government plans to use St Patrick’s Day to push for a deal on undocumented Irish workers in the US.
# reform - Friday 25 January, 2013
Legislation is not being properly vetted because the Government can simply force it through, writes Senator Katherine Zappone.
# reform - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
The Minister said that he became concerned about the number of attacks on elderly people over the Christmas period.
# reform - Sunday 30 December, 2012
Meanwhile, just under one third want it to be reformed.
# reform - Saturday 8 December, 2012
This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.
# reform - Thursday 6 December, 2012
A Fine Gael TD, Derek Keating, made the suggestion today. But what do Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil think?
There was broad consensus that our political system needed major change, writes David McCann – but that now seems largely forgotten.
# reform - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
TheJournal.ie brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.
# reform - Sunday 25 November, 2012
The Public Accounts Committee published a report this week on reviewing public allowances. Here’s some of its figures.
# reform - Thursday 22 November, 2012
The Committee of Public Accounts said the system “brings discredit to the legitimate expectations of public servants for proper pay and recognition”.
# reform - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
The New Zealander was only given a one-week ban for stamping.
# reform - Monday 5 November, 2012
The first meeting of the Constitutional Convention was delayed as the Government searched for a chairperson – but it’s now set to meet at the start of December
# reform - Thursday 1 November, 2012
The Minister said he was anxious to give authority back to the Oireachtas itself as opposed to the Government.
Though 47 measures will go ahead by the end of this year, almost half of mergers or abolitions have been deferred or postponed.
# reform - Friday 26 October, 2012
The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
# reform - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
The government has billed the legislation as the “most significant expansion” of the Ombudsman’s powers in 30 years.
# reform - Tuesday 16 October, 2012
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.
Under the plans to reform local government unveiled today, different councils will be able to set different rates.
# reform - Monday 15 October, 2012
There are reports that the overhaul will include abolishing the power of councillors to overturn the decisions of planning officials.
# reform - Thursday 11 October, 2012
Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.
# reform - Saturday 29 September, 2012
The former minister of state said her resignation was coming for some time.
# reform - Monday 24 September, 2012
Brendan Howlin says the results of the review on public sector allowances will lead to substantial savings over time.
# reform - Tuesday 18 September, 2012
Brendan Howlin has said the size of the review undertaken by his department means savings will not be realised this year.
Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.
# reform - Monday 20 August, 2012
Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.
# reform - Monday 9 July, 2012
Ireland has reached a point where the current political establishment is not serving the interests of the people, argues Martin Critten who intends to form a new party with a Citizens’ Charter.
# reform - Sunday 1 July, 2012
We may have a different government. But without serious political reform we’re headed for another crisis, writes Oliver Moran.
# reform - Monday 23 April, 2012
Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.
# reform - Saturday 14 April, 2012
The Justice Minister also compared some of the legal rites of passage to those of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts.
# reform - Tuesday 3 April, 2012
The decision to end the long-standing practice of housing juvenile offenders in an adult prison has been welcomed.
# reform - Saturday 10 March, 2012
Certified and uncertified sick days taken by civil and public service workers cost about €551.2 million per year.