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Census results next year will lead to housing projection reassessments, Dáil hears
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Census results next year will lead to housing projection reassessments, Dáil hears

14 minutes ago 278 Views 1 Comment

Government has been criticised for standing over a €700 million capital underspend in its housing budget.

Owners of defective apartments need 100% redress scheme funded by industry levy, says SF
# Housing
# Housing

Owners of defective apartments need 100% redress scheme funded by industry levy, says SF

1 hour ago 3,129 Views 13 Comments

Up to 100,000 homes built between 1991 and 2013 are expected to have defects.

Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

'Our child deserves to die at home': Family of boy with cancer told palliative care not available in their area
# Child Palliative Care
# Child Palliative Care

'Our child deserves to die at home': Family of boy with cancer told palliative care not available in their area

Thu 5:52 PM 37,394 Views 27 Comments

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry read out a letter in the Dáil from parents of a boy with terminal cancer.

Von der Leyen quotes The Saw Doctors when speaking about Brexit in the Dáil
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen quotes The Saw Doctors when speaking about Brexit in the Dáil

Updated Thu 4:05 PM 33,503 Views 17 Comments

Talks between the EU and UK will be done with an ‘honest heart and an open mind’, says EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan
# Bullying
# Bullying

National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan

Thu 1:11 PM 7,214 Views 29 Comments

This is the first time the Department of Education has updated its bullying action plan since 2013.

Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy
# Irish Embassy Opening
# Irish Embassy Opening

Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy

Wed 8:26 PM 12,235 Views 10 Comments

Opening an Irish embassy in the Iranian capital is being kept under review.

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Tax-free Payment
# Tax-free Payment

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

Nov 30th 2022, 12:41 PM 15,511 Views 18 Comments

The health minister says he hopes the majority of the payments will be made before Christmas.

Certain businesses and sectors should be legislated to accept cash
# Cashless Society
# Cashless Society

Certain businesses and sectors should be legislated to accept cash

Nov 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 19,676 Views 36 Comments
  • Government advised to preemptively legislate to ensure that cash continues to be accepted by certain sectors and businesses, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • Risks could arise should retailers such as large supermarket chains and other services such as GPs or hospitals decide to not accept cash, the banking report finds.
  • The Irish bank branch network has reduced from 617 branches in June 2020 to 438 branches in September 2022.
Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill
# Health
# Health

Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill

Nov 29th 2022, 9:18 PM 8,914 Views 0 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got Government approval to introduce an amendment to the text of the Patient Safety Bill at the Report Stage.

Bankers 'rewarded' with bonuses and a pay boost despite tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
# Banking Review
# Banking Review

Bankers 'rewarded' with bonuses and a pay boost despite tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald

Nov 29th 2022, 2:45 PM 32,423 Views 59 Comments

AIB and Permanent TSB will follow suit as the State sells off more of its stake in those banks.

Soft opt-out organ donation on the way as delayed Bill finally sees movement
# Human Tissue Bill
# Human Tissue Bill

Soft opt-out organ donation on the way as delayed Bill finally sees movement

Nov 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 9,415 Views 10 Comments

The bill will also bring in the requirement of a license for the public display of bodies after death.

Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
# Cariban
# Cariban

Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January

Nov 27th 2022, 8:30 AM 12,229 Views 5 Comments

Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.

Last month November 2022

The Green Party convention takes place in Athlone - and it has a decision to make on housing
# Coalition Woes
# Coalition Woes

The Green Party convention takes place in Athlone - and it has a decision to make on housing

Nov 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,447 Views 51 Comments

Housing will be the main issue of the next election – the Green Party should know this.

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief

Nov 25th 2022, 6:16 PM 32,023 Views 16 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys will take over the justice brief until 17 December.

Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities

Nov 24th 2022, 2:07 PM 17,398 Views 43 Comments

Varadkar has said he wants the Housing for All plan implemented more quickly.

Emergency social welfare payments skyrocket to 75,000 claims so far this year
# Additional Needs Payment
# Additional Needs Payment

Emergency social welfare payments skyrocket to 75,000 claims so far this year

Nov 24th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,350 Views 13 Comments

It represents a 63% increase on the number of applications received for the same period last year.

Alternative option to toll increases will have to be found before the new year, says Tánaiste
# Toll Charges
# Toll Charges

Alternative option to toll increases will have to be found before the new year, says Tánaiste

Nov 23rd 2022, 1:49 PM 9,973 Views 12 Comments

Discussions are ongoing on how to alleviate the rising cost for commuters.

Councils that can deliver rapid-build houses on sites will have land debt paid off
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Councils that can deliver rapid-build houses on sites will have land debt paid off

Nov 23rd 2022, 7:57 AM 14,046 Views 16 Comments

Local authorities are currently carrying around €309 million of land legacy debt.

Motion on Ireland remaining a militarily neutral state won't be opposed by Government
# Ireland's Triple-lock
# Ireland's Triple-lock

Motion on Ireland remaining a militarily neutral state won't be opposed by Government

Nov 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 18,069 Views 35 Comments

Taoiseach says scrapping the triple-lock is not in the Programme for Government.

Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges
# Toll Charges
# Toll Charges

Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges

Nov 22nd 2022, 5:40 PM 10,823 Views 26 Comments

Eamon Ryan said earlier this week that he is reluctant to reduce toll charges.

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:57 PM 7,244 Views 1 Comment

Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.

Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law
# Cabinet Sign-off
# Cabinet Sign-off

Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law

Updated Nov 22nd 2022, 1:05 PM 8,741 Views 8 Comments

The sale of e-cigarettes at events where children are present will also be prohibited.

Eamon Ryan ‘reluctant’ to tackle toll increases if it takes funding from road maintenance
# Toll Charges
# Toll Charges

Eamon Ryan ‘reluctant’ to tackle toll increases if it takes funding from road maintenance

Updated Nov 21st 2022, 3:45 PM 22,805 Views 50 Comments

Toll prices on nine roads are to rise in line with inflation.

FG members to vote on inheritance tax, weapons for Ukraine and setting up in Northern Ireland
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

FG members to vote on inheritance tax, weapons for Ukraine and setting up in Northern Ireland

Nov 18th 2022, 6:15 PM 28,366 Views 27 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s address to the party will be televised live on RTE One tomorrow evening.

In a ramshackle Blackpool, there were signs of British-Irish relations turning a corner
# Mending Bridges
# Mending Bridges

In a ramshackle Blackpool, there were signs of British-Irish relations turning a corner

Nov 12th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,635 Views 5 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says Anglo-Irish relations have ‘improved very significantly’.

Why the letters CETA now spell trouble for the Government
# Rock And A Hard Place
# Rock And A Hard Place

Why the letters CETA now spell trouble for the Government

Nov 11th 2022, 5:58 PM 21,390 Views 26 Comments

Today’s Supreme Court decision could bring Green unease to a head.

Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
# Remembrance Day
# Remembrance Day

Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died

Nov 11th 2022, 2:31 PM 36,420 Views 48 Comments

Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.

Taoiseach and UK PM determined to get deal done on NI Protocol 'as quickly as possible'
# Relationship Reset
# Relationship Reset

Taoiseach and UK PM determined to get deal done on NI Protocol 'as quickly as possible'

Nov 10th 2022, 7:53 PM 9,496 Views 11 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin met UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the British-Irish Council Summit in Blackpool this evening.
  • UK Government is keen on getting a negotiated settlement done on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Sunak said he was committed to strengthening UK-Irish ties.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin meets UK PM Rishi Sunak at summit in Blackpool
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Taoiseach Micheál Martin meets UK PM Rishi Sunak at summit in Blackpool

Updated Nov 10th 2022, 4:41 PM 23,075 Views 11 Comments

Sunak first UK prime minister to attend the British-Irish Council in 15 years .

Taoiseach says housing plan is working, as McDonald calls it a 'social catastrophe'
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing plan is working, as McDonald calls it a 'social catastrophe'

Nov 9th 2022, 4:17 PM 14,177 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien was criticised for comments he made during a Tonight Show debate yesterday.

Gardaí outline concerns about abortion safe access zone law
# Safe Access Zones
# Safe Access Zones

Gardaí outline concerns about abortion safe access zone law

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 1:34 PM 15,092 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí have said it has a number of concerns from a policing perspective about the legislation around exclusion zones.

New pilot scheme will see shared social housing used to prevent youth homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

New pilot scheme will see shared social housing used to prevent youth homelessness

Nov 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,388 Views 19 Comments

Government to pilot the use of social housing as shared accommodation for young people under new youth homelessness strategy.

Over 400 pubs, cafes and cultural venues to receive State funding to support night-time events
# Night-time Economy
# Night-time Economy

Over 400 pubs, cafes and cultural venues to receive State funding to support night-time events

Nov 6th 2022, 7:15 AM 17,421 Views 18 Comments

€4m in funding is being awarded to some well-known venues as well as organisations in rural Ireland.

FG and FF's housing potshots at each other make it an easy win for SF's slogans and promises
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

FG and FF's housing potshots at each other make it an easy win for SF's slogans and promises

Nov 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,780 Views 47 Comments

While Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael take cheap potshots at one another over who is to blame, Sinn Féin only have to sit back and watch the poll numbers rise.

McDonald: 'Sinn Féin is ready to lead. Give us that chance'
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

McDonald: 'Sinn Féin is ready to lead. Give us that chance'

Nov 5th 2022, 6:57 PM 19,252 Views 166 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald gives a rallying call to voters to give them a shot leading the country.

'What is next?': McDonald and O'Neill say UK Govt must clarify its plans for NI next week
# Stormont
# Stormont

'What is next?': McDonald and O'Neill say UK Govt must clarify its plans for NI next week

Nov 5th 2022, 12:00 PM 11,084 Views 10 Comments

McDonald said that “plan B” in resolving issues at Stormont should be one of a joint authority.

McDonald says she was 'profoundly shocked' to hear of Jonathan Dowdall's criminal involvement
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

McDonald says she was 'profoundly shocked' to hear of Jonathan Dowdall's criminal involvement

Updated Nov 5th 2022, 10:28 AM 44,788 Views 8 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in the RDS in Dublin today.

Children's emergency departments experiencing 'significant rise' in respiratory virus illness
# Respiratory Syncytial Virus
# Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Children's emergency departments experiencing 'significant rise' in respiratory virus illness

Nov 4th 2022, 5:49 PM 20,263 Views 6 Comments

The health minister says a rise in RSV cases tends to occur at this time each year.

Collapse of NI institutions impacting on gender-based violence legislation being passed
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Collapse of NI institutions impacting on gender-based violence legislation being passed

Nov 4th 2022, 5:10 PM 5,019 Views 2 Comments

Without a budget it is difficult to commit to new projects across all areas, says Alliance leader Naomi Long.

New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
# Crime
# Crime

New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established

Nov 4th 2022, 1:31 PM 17,132 Views 34 Comments

It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.

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