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Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,556 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

Jun 25th 2020, 7:23 PM 17,508 Views 16 Comments

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

May 13th 2020, 4:37 PM 29,130 Views 81 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short
# Abysmal
# Abysmal

'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 7:42 PM 22,188 Views 79 Comments

The government today unveiled its new drug plan.

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'
# My Social Media Life
# My Social Media Life

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'

Dec 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 19,296 Views 35 Comments

Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.

Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand'
# Hiya Donald
# Hiya Donald

Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand'

Nov 30th 2016, 6:03 AM 6,198 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach is off to the US today and there’s some speculation there’s work going on behind the scenes to arrange a meet-up with Donald Trump.

RTÉ says it asked senator to remove Repeal the Eighth badge to stop "unchallenged campaigning"
# Badgegate
# Badgegate

RTÉ says it asked senator to remove Repeal the Eighth badge to stop "unchallenged campaigning"

Oct 6th 2016, 4:49 PM 18,305 Views 111 Comments

After the break in the show, Ó Ríordáin could be seen without the badge.

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats
# When The Dust Settles
# When The Dust Settles

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

Mar 6th 2016, 3:19 PM 39,106 Views 93 Comments

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

John Giles buried a penalty on a minister today
# Still Got It
# Still Got It

John Giles buried a penalty on a minister today

Feb 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 26,768 Views 14 Comments

You never lose it.

'Fianna Fáil act as though they were formed in 2011'
# Blast From The Past
# Blast From The Past

'Fianna Fáil act as though they were formed in 2011'

Feb 23rd 2016, 12:31 PM 16,991 Views 90 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is not impressed with the Soldiers of Destiny.

Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months
# Medically-supervised
# Medically-supervised

Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months

Dec 15th 2015, 7:45 PM 26,322 Views 113 Comments

There were 86 poisoning deaths in 2013 where heroin was involved.

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
# Column
# Column

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Nov 7th 2015, 8:15 AM 66 Views 47 Comments

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

Here's what the drugs minister means by 'Supervised Injection Centres'
# Best Practice
# Best Practice

Here's what the drugs minister means by 'Supervised Injection Centres'

Nov 3rd 2015, 11:50 AM 11,324 Views 59 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has been speaking about his forthcoming drugs strategy this morning.

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech
# Portuguese Model
# Portuguese Model

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:55 PM 22,557 Views 96 Comments

The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.

Sorry ladies, this minister is NOT looking for daytime fun on Tinder
# Aodhánt Single
# Aodhánt Single

Sorry ladies, this minister is NOT looking for daytime fun on Tinder

Jul 10th 2015, 4:35 PM 23,190 Views 19 Comments

Sure would you look who it is?

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

Jun 30th 2015, 6:21 PM 14,372 Views 103 Comments

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'
# Deadly Mixtures
# Deadly Mixtures

The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'

Jun 6th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,845 Views 53 Comments

There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

May 5th 2015, 12:58 PM 33,107 Views 80 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary
# Ireland 2016
# Ireland 2016

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary

Mar 31st 2015, 11:13 PM 39,424 Views 110 Comments

What do you make of the government’s plans?

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Mar 27th 2015, 1:06 PM 15,050 Views 85 Comments

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

Government minister says dress is white and gold, is clearly wrong
# The Dress
From The Daily Edge
# The Dress

Government minister says dress is white and gold, is clearly wrong

Feb 27th 2015, 1:32 PM 3,433 Views 0 Comments

Poor lamb.

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Dec 11th 2014, 8:19 PM 11,219 Views 14 Comments

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney
# Compliance
# Compliance

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney

Nov 23rd 2014, 1:01 PM 22,541 Views 198 Comments

TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.

This is the front door of a junior minister's constituency office this morning
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

This is the front door of a junior minister's constituency office this morning

Nov 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 20,568 Views 116 Comments

Aodhán Ó Riordáin has tweeted a picture of a brown substance smeared across his constituency office door this morning.

It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution
# No Offence
# No Offence

It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution

Oct 2nd 2014, 12:30 PM 16,706 Views 160 Comments

The last known conviction for blasphemy was in 1855.

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin

Sep 21st 2014, 1:54 PM 9,969 Views 87 Comments

The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now
# Abortion
# Abortion

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now

Aug 18th 2014, 1:20 PM 10,254 Views 97 Comments

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister

Jun 2nd 2014, 7:15 PM 27,071 Views 104 Comments

Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,075 Views 48 Comments

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal
# Aodhán O'Riordáin
# Aodhán O'Riordáin

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal

Dec 9th 2013, 11:25 PM 13,349 Views 55 Comments

Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.

"We're not just supplying teachers to the national market" - Education Minister
# Education
# Education

"We're not just supplying teachers to the national market" - Education Minister

Sep 24th 2013, 9:38 PM 10,453 Views 77 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that teachers can use JobBridge internships to pass probation periods.

Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank accused of having no solutions on Priory Hall
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank accused of having no solutions on Priory Hall

Sep 4th 2013, 6:08 PM 6,419 Views 35 Comments

CEOs Richie Boucher and Jim Brown came under pressure from TDs today to explain what they were doing to help former residents of the abandoned Donaghmede apartment complex.

Poverty is the 'greatest crime in Irish society'
# Poverty
# Poverty

Poverty is the 'greatest crime in Irish society'

Jul 30th 2013, 12:41 PM 7,004 Views 104 Comments

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin accused the government of neglecting poorer children in the country.

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
# Tax Exiles
# Tax Exiles

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'

Jul 15th 2013, 5:28 PM 7,443 Views 32 Comments

A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal

Feb 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,079 Views 94 Comments

It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…

Darren Scully: 'Some people won't be happy until I am deported'
# Darren Scully
# Darren Scully

Darren Scully: 'Some people won't be happy until I am deported'

Feb 21st 2012, 4:30 PM 6,593 Views 37 Comments

The former Mayor of Naas has reacted strongly to the decision by Fine Gael to remove the party whip following his controversial remarks about African immigrants.

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter
# Tweeting TDs
# Tweeting TDs

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter

Feb 3rd 2012, 1:30 PM 2,869 Views 21 Comments

Research has shown that 139 of the 166 members of the Dáil operate a Twitter account.

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos
# Child Poverty
# Child Poverty

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos

Nov 17th 2011, 10:26 AM 1,106 Views 4 Comments

The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans
# ProtestOnTheProm
# ProtestOnTheProm

Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans

Oct 16th 2011, 6:12 PM 2,483 Views 30 Comments

Thousands of people joined in a public protest today against Dublin City Council plans to build an 8-foot-high wall along the 3km Clontarf Promenade next year.

Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ?

Jun 13th 2011, 9:26 AM 4,212 Views 46 Comments

Michael Noonan has ruled out the prospect of playing a new levy on text messaging. Do you think such a tax would work?

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