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# Ann Phelan

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# Not Phelan It
'Tired and hungry': Labour minister explains why she walked out of local radio debate
Ann Phelan was not impressed with a debate on KCLR FM last night.
# On Yer Own
There was only one TD in the Dáil as a bill was passed yesterday
Ann Phelan and the leas-Ceann Comhairle agreed a number of amendments.
Catherine Murphy claims there have been secret changes to the water charges bill
…but the government says her comments are “baffling”.
# rural affairs
Minister: 'Seriously, we haven't forgotten about rural Ireland'
Ann Phelan is travelling to Brussels today to meet with Phil Hogan.
# Unemployment
JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour
The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.
# Game on
'The limits of austerity have been reached': Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid
The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.
# Defence Forces
'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant
There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.
# Corporation Tax
Noonan: US Senate is "misleading" the world on Ireland's tax rate
The finance minister says the supposed ’2 per cent’ tax rate wrongly implies that Apple’s global profits are all taxable here.
# Nicotine patches
VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches
Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.
# Labour
Labour "has not voted against idea of legislating for abortion", says TD
Deputy Ann Phelan made the comment following the defeat of Clare Daly TD’s abortion bill in the Dáil last night.
# Homecoming
Phil Hogan booed by locals at Kilkenny's hurling homecoming
The environment minister was given the only jeers of the night as Kilkenny’s champions were welcomed to Nowlan Park.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm
Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.
# GE11
Carlow-Kilkenny fills two more seats