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# Action Plan

This year
Flanagan: TDs 'frustrated' by slow pace of Irish defence action plan implementation
The comments were made during a hearing with Julie Sinnamon, chair of an independent oversight group tasked with overseeing change management.
National action plan which aims to eliminate racism 'in all its forms in Ireland' launched
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the plan is about ensuring that everyone “gets a fair go”.
Last year
Long-awaited energy poverty plan published as Ryan warns prices may not drop for two years
The plan includes a €10 million Government hardship fund for vulnerable energy customers.
Military chief on Defence Forces overhaul: 'It's a marathon - not a sprint'
Lietenant General Sean Clancy was speaking following the publication of the Commission on the Defence Forces Action Plan.
All time
'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit
The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.
Every football match in England set to go behind closed doors
A report in today’s London Times says UK government set to impose action plan to deal with coronavirus pandemic. Doubts exist over final day at Cheltenham.
Top 14 to discuss postponement rather than playing behind closed doors
Ulster’s Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse could be played behind closed doors.
'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.
'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats
New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.
45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.
Two World Cup semi-finals the key target of IRFU's new strategic plan
The union also wants to see the four provinces producing more talent.
Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan
The IRFU has released its action plan for the women’s game over the next five years.
More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis
The Children’s Hospital Group says the progress made for these children needs to be continued.
Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe
The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.
'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services
An inspection by health authority Hiqa has found that the Cork area shows ‘major non-compliance’ with accepted standards of foster care.
200 extra emergency beds for the homeless to be provided before Christmas
Housing Minister Simon Coveney also said that a record number of people have been helped out of homelessness this year.
800m champion Rudisha admits doping is a 'big problem' in Kenya
But the 27-year-old feels the country is on track to turn things around.
Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date
In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.
'There will be no talk of All-Irelands' - Stephen Rochford sets out his stall as Mayo manager
First things first as the new Mayo boss prioritises the league campaign and Connacht championship.
GAA launches new underage hurling competition
The Celtic Challenge is part of the organisation’s plans to increase participation in the sport.
Homelessness has increased since the action plan after Jonathan Corrie's death
An extra 172 families are now homeless since the action plan was published last December.
200 new jobs for Dublin and Limerick as Enda unveils latest 'Action Plan'
Enda and Joan are targeting a return to full employment by 2018. They’ve been giving us a progress report this morning.
€1.2m from dormant accounts to be used to fight drug and alcohol abuse
The money will be given to task forces who work with prevention and awareness-raising initiatives.
Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level
A new initiative will see local authorities form action plans to tackle literacy levels in local communities.
'Row in behind' homelessness action plan urges Simon Community
The Cabinet will discuss plans to tackle the homelessness crisis this morning.
Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?
Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.
Bruton to lead 42 Irish companies and colleges on Indian trade mission
Bruton says the trip will help deliver jobs.
No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach
That is as long as deficit targets are met and the economy does not deteriorate, but otherwise it “should be the last of the difficult budget”.
Bruton: Welcomes Action Plan for Jobs progress but people are still struggling
Figures show that the unemployment rate has dropped below 14 per cent for the first time since 2010.
Government to pay employers to recruit unemployed people
The Government also wants to increase the number of ICT graduates and get 2,000 more small businesses online
Taoiseach reveals how Action Plan on Jobs is progressing
The Taoiseach has launched the plan’s fourth report, saying that the rate of unemployment “remains unacceptably high” in Ireland.
Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying
The plan sets out 12 actions to prevent and tackle bullying in Irish schools.
Government to launch major anti-bullying plan
Ministers Ruairí Quinn and Frances Fitzgerald will unveil the Action Plan on Bullying later today, including plans for all schools to keep a formal record of bullying incidents.
Department to issue bullying guidelines to schools this week
The Department of Education will also release mental health guidelines for post-primary schools in the near future.
Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg
The Council of Europe will assess the government’s action plan on abortion and it is expected the ministers will seek a clear deadline for the implementation of the new legal regime.
Govt to give Council of Europe 'action plan' on abortion report by 30 Nov
The Department of Health said the government still intends to bring the report to Cabinet on Tuesday.
Government announces €450m Credit Guarantee Scheme
The new scheme is expected to benefit 5,600 businesses and support the creation of 4,000 jobs over three years by providing an €150million in lending for small businesses per year
Govt says it has delivered almost 100 per cent of promises on jobs
The progress report on the Action Plan for Jobs shows that 80 out of 83 measures have been implemented so far in 2012.
Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'
A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.
'Optics' and 'rehash': Opposition dismisses government's jobs plan
Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have heavily criticised what they see as the re-announcement of certain schemes and a lack of targets to reduce unemployment.