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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Payment
# Payment

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees

May 12th 2022, 5:15 PM 14,678 Views 12 Comments

The final sign off of the decision will take place at Cabinet next week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'

May 10th 2022, 5:21 PM 16,121 Views 29 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says work is continuing across a number of departments.

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects

May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 10,957 Views 15 Comments

The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.

# cabinet - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,716 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister

Apr 27th 2022, 5:26 PM 25,987 Views 20 Comments

The Pension Commission has recommended that the State pension age should rise to 67 by 2031.

# cabinet - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,395 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

# cabinet - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says

Apr 20th 2022, 9:04 AM 10,960 Views 6 Comments

We cannot allow Putin’s wish of depriving the next Ukrainian leaders an opportunity to finish their education, Simon Harris said.

# cabinet - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

VAT rate cut from 13.5% to 9% on energy bills until the end of October
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

VAT rate cut from 13.5% to 9% on energy bills until the end of October

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 12:24 PM 21,811 Views 29 Comments

Targeted supports for those on fuel allowance will mean an additional three weeks payment.

# cabinet - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week

Apr 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 60,710 Views 67 Comments

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan and his officials are finalising measures that will help tackle the rising costs of fuel, energy and food.

# cabinet - Thursday 31 March, 2022

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges

Mar 31st 2022, 11:56 AM 12,048 Views 38 Comments

The new Bill was approved by Cabinet earlier this week and will be published shortly.

# cabinet - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed

Mar 29th 2022, 7:10 PM 21,372 Views 21 Comments

30,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Ireland by the end of April.

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024

Mar 29th 2022, 1:40 PM 38,969 Views 30 Comments

There will also be two new subjects introduced: Drama, Film and Theatre Studies and Climate Action and Sustainable Development.

750,000 workers set to be auto-enrolled in new pensions scheme by early 2024
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

750,000 workers set to be auto-enrolled in new pensions scheme by early 2024

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 12:50 PM 38,512 Views 51 Comments

Auto-enrolment was initially meant to start this year but due to the pandemic the roll out was delayed.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

€12 million package on way to support farmers planting more crops
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

€12 million package on way to support farmers planting more crops

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 7:25 PM 25,928 Views 23 Comments

It aims to incentivise farmers to grow additional tillage crops.

Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government
# Euro 2028 Bid
# Euro 2028 Bid

Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government

Mar 22nd 2022, 7:15 PM 9,063 Views 11 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin and Minister Jack Chambers sought approval from Cabinet this morning to send a letter of support.

Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar
# Refugees
# Refugees

Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 6:39 PM 39,727 Views 68 Comments

Over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since Russia launched its invasion almost a month ago.

# cabinet - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Excise cut: Average tank of petrol should drop by €12 and diesel by €9, says government
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Excise cut: Average tank of petrol should drop by €12 and diesel by €9, says government

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 12:43 PM 102,360 Views 186 Comments

Paschal Donohoe says a 60-litre tank will see excise duty reduce by an average of €12 for petrol and €9 for diesel.

# cabinet - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response

Mar 8th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,761 Views 15 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will also bring a memo to Cabinet on the Government’s Women’s’ Action Plan.

# cabinet - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops
# Wheat And Grain
# Wheat And Grain

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops

Mar 6th 2022, 11:47 AM 39,922 Views 22 Comments

The IFA has questioned if the request is the best use of resources for farmers to plant wheat, grain and barley.

# cabinet - Monday 28 February, 2022

Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare
# IVF
# IVF

Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,964 Views 29 Comments

An Assisted Human Reproduction watchdog is to be set up under the new bill.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 9,172 Views 19 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,659 Views 132 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night
'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
# Commissioner
# Commissioner

'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025

Updated Feb 15th 2022, 5:06 PM 39,238 Views 104 Comments

Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.

Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k

Feb 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,166 Views 16 Comments

There was controversy over Michael D’Arcy taking up a top job in the Association of Investment Managers.

# cabinet - Friday 21 January, 2022

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 12:30 PM 98,974 Views 130 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

# cabinet - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,372 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

# cabinet - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

Jan 19th 2022, 7:09 PM 36,693 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 1:28 PM 111,102 Views 135 Comments
  • Close contacts who have no symptoms and are boosted will not be required to restrict movements.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin defended the blanket move for close contacts, citing Ireland's vaccination levels.
  • The INMO has questioned the new advice and called for modelling on how it may impact the health system.
Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms

Jan 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 19,812 Views 26 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

# cabinet - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,863 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# cabinet - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 36,147 Views 67 Comments

The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:00 PM 23,094 Views 51 Comments

Subsidised antigen tests are expected to be made available at pharmacies for €2 to €3.

# cabinet - Monday 22 November, 2021

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
# Economic Recovery
# Economic Recovery

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:21 PM 28,153 Views 33 Comments

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs had only recently seen restrictions start to relax.

# cabinet - Saturday 13 November, 2021

No appetite for more restrictions among Government sources despite rise in Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No appetite for more restrictions among Government sources despite rise in Covid-19 cases

Nov 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 34,296 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet sources believe the country needs to ‘ride this out’.

# cabinet - Friday 12 November, 2021

Redress scheme proposed for Mother and Baby Home survivors who suffered in the institutions
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Redress scheme proposed for Mother and Baby Home survivors who suffered in the institutions

Nov 12th 2021, 7:40 PM 9,656 Views 6 Comments

The scheme would include financial payments and an enhanced medical card.

# cabinet - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government

Nov 11th 2021, 11:54 AM 29,331 Views 83 Comments

It is believed that a cap of approximately €400,000 per home will ultimately be agreed upon.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

Oct 27th 2021, 6:39 PM 16,507 Views 20 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

# cabinet - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

Oct 19th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,327 Views 33 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

# cabinet - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them

Sep 28th 2021, 6:50 PM 39,701 Views 19 Comments

Provisions in the Health Amendment Act are due to expire on 9 October.

# cabinet - Monday 30 August, 2021

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 to discuss further easing of restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 to discuss further easing of restrictions

Aug 30th 2021, 8:10 AM 18,977 Views 41 Comments

Among the issues left to be decided on are the return of events, gigs, festivals and nightclubs, as well as the return to the office.

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