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Last month
November 2023
Government approves €95 million in funding for greyhound and horse racing industries
Opposition TDs and an advocacy group claimed the funding is a “waste” of public funds.
Labour criticise Government and Commissioner for ‘completely inaccurate’ garda recruit figures
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday said between 700 and 800 new recruits are entering Templemore this year, but the figure to date is 633.
This year
RTÉ's new boss orders review of exit packages after confusion over lack of sign-off
The Public Accounts Committee was told a package for former RTÉ chief financial Officer Breda O’Keeffe was not signed off by the full executive board.
Prosecution of Garda over N7 crash 'outrageous', says Alan Kelly
The former Labour leader spoke on the matter in the Dáil this afternoon.
Campaigners hail passing of Patient Safety Bill and say it'll help people 'find out the truth'
The Bill will make it mandatory for people to be told that they have a right to a review of their cancer screening results.
Last year
Ivana Bacik confirmed as new leader of the Labour Party
“I sincerely hope that I can repay the trust you have placed in me.”
Process to elect new Labour leader begins following Kelly's surprise resignation
Both Duncan Smith and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin have backed Ivana Bacik to be the new leader.
Poll: Who do you want to see as the next Labour leader?
Alan Kelly announced he was stepping down yesterday.
Alan Kelly to resign as Labour leader as party TDs 'lose collective confidence' in his leadership
Kelly said he was “surprised” to be informed of their decision by that he “accepted it immediately”.
NPHET recommend end to mandatory mask-wearing in education, public transport and school settings
Public health officials advised the government of the move following a meeting today.
Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.
All time
'If you want to call me a liar, call me a liar': Dáil row breaks out between Kelly and Martin
Micheal Martin has denied that he said teachers would be exempt from Covid-19 isolation rules.
'It's a con job': Kelly criticises other parties for promising tax cuts and increased spending
The Labour leader said he wants Ireland to be “a fairer, kinder, better place”.
Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.
Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.
'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable
Opposition TDs have called on the government to rescind its decision, describing it as “absolutely bananas”.
Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it
The planned reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed until at least 19 July.
Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.
Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.
'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
His comments come after reports that the tribunal has yet to receive a single claim, more than two months after it started its work.
'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.
Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly latest to leave Stephen Kenny's backroom staff
Kelly says he has stepped away over concerns about Covid-19.
Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'
Kelly is ending his first calendar year as leader of the Labour party.
'There may be people behind the scenes or elsewhere who want to cause problems for the team'
Stephen Kenny has addressed his motivational video and pre-game speech ahead of the England game, which he describes as a ‘non-story.’
'Disgusted' Alan Kelly denies leaking information from Irish dressing room
The goalkeeper coach has broken his silence as the fallout to a leak from the Irish dressing room intensifies.
Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly opts out of Irish camp over Covid concerns
Kelly has chosen to leave camp as he is asthmatic.
'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes
The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.
German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.
'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.
Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car
Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.
'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens
Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.
This is the Labour Party's new front bench
Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.
Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'
TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.
Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.
Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.
'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'
Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.
Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.
Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister
Questions have been raised this week about how decisions are being made as Ireland responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.
'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making
‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.
Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.