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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Public Expenditure about its role in project oversight.

# cabinet - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m

Between 1996 and 2018, there have been nine fatalities on that stretch of the N4.

# cabinet - Sunday 27 January, 2019

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

# cabinet - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws

The new bill will give enhanced powers to the gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau, Minister Charlie Flanagan said.

Varadkar says he's exploring if Ireland could take some legal business from the UK after Brexit

Varadkar had a 40-minute phone call with Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to support Theresa May’s efforts to pass her Brexit deal.

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# cabinet - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the new children’s hospital may cost even more than its latest €1.433 billion price tag.

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points

The general scheme of the Bill was approved this afternoon.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

# cabinet - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage

The scheme is for businesses and organisations who have been refused insurance.

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five

The proposed legislation allows for the operation of the Act to be reviewed after its commencement next year.

# cabinet - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

# cabinet - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

After some confusion, Theresa May WILL give a statement on Brexit tonight

After some confusion, Theresa May WILL give a statement on Brexit tonight

Irish ministers met this morning while British cabinet is due to meet at 2pm.

# cabinet - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

# cabinet - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford to be next US ambassador to Ireland

The 80-year old is heavily involved in the Irish community in Cleveland.

# cabinet - Monday 6 August, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

# cabinet - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

# cabinet - Friday 20 July, 2018

'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn

The proposed legislation passed in the Seanad last week after opposition parties joined forces.

# cabinet - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

# cabinet - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of

The UK cabinet has finally agreed on a 12-point Brexit approach.

# cabinet - Friday 6 July, 2018

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position

Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.

# cabinet - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October

However, there is no consensus among the Oireachtas women’s caucus as to whether the wording should be deleted or amended.

# cabinet - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves proposed law around highlighting gender pay gap in companies

The regulations will apply to the public as well as the private sector subject to the employment thresholds.

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate

The move comes from government after years of campaigning for same-sex couples and LGBT advocates.

# cabinet - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# cabinet - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Irish government to appeal 'Hooded Men' torture ruling in Europe

The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

# cabinet - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cabinet - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

# cabinet - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# cabinet - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Taoiseach wants Dáil to sit on Friday to ensure May abortion referendum date isn't jeopardised

A special Cabinet meeting is due to be held tomorrow or Thursday.

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# cabinet - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines

Ireland is to open negotiations with four countries on drug pricing and supply.

# cabinet - Monday 5 February, 2018

Ireland 2040: What are the key things you would prioritise?

More roads, more schools, more houses? What would you like to see in Ireland in twenty years time?

Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040?

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

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