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# cabinet - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

# cabinet - Friday 10 February, 2017

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

# cabinet - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval

The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.

# cabinet - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Does Ireland have to allow Trump's migrant ban at its airports?

Ministers will today discuss Ireland’s obligations and review the pre-clearance arrangements at two airports.

# cabinet - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Who's who in the Trump cabinet?

Here’s who’s in.

# cabinet - Friday 9 December, 2016

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

# cabinet - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

There will soon be no cap on the price An Post can charge you for a stamp

Such a move is necessary to protect the daily postal service in operation nationwide, the minister responsible claimed today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution?

The Independent Alliance wants a free vote on a bill proposed by Sinn Féin.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy

The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.

# cabinet - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

# cabinet - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Ireland takes "significant step" in fighting climate change

“The signing of this treaty signals a move in a new direction,” said the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan.

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

# cabinet - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all

The Department of Public Expenditure has confirmed to that Minister Paschal Donohoe will ask Cabinet to waive the pay restoration.

# cabinet - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around

Ministers budget submissions come to in excess of €3 billion.

# cabinet - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan requires Cabinet consent to allow Ireland to appeal the European Commission’s recent ruling.

# cabinet - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

The vast majority of Irish people have no confidence in their new ministers

A new Claire Byrne Live / Amárach poll for shows that the public is quite sceptical regarding the new cabinet.

# cabinet - Friday 6 May, 2016

Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers

Enda Kenny revealed his Cabinet this afternoon.

# cabinet - Monday 11 January, 2016

Gardaí arrest driver doing 140km/ph while smoking a joint

The individual is due to appear in court.

# cabinet - Friday 6 November, 2015

These two men have been talking up the new plan on rents and housing supply

Full details of the plan agreed between the Finance and Environment ministers will be unveiled next Tuesday.

Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet could teach Ireland a thing or two

The new Canadian Prime Minister’s decision has seen him roundly applauded – but he’s not without his detractors.

# cabinet - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Why is Canada getting a gender-balanced cabinet? "Because it's 2015"

The country’s new Prime Minister has promised big changes.

# cabinet - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees

A special cabinet meeting was held this morning to discuss Ireland’s response to the crisis.

# cabinet - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to hold a Cabinet meeting in Lissadell House? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to hold a Cabinet meeting in Lissadell House?

Enda, Joan and co are heading west tomorrow for a spot of team-building.

# cabinet - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit

Nine ministers have been replaced after objecting to the embattled country’s latest bailout.

# cabinet - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte’s face doesn’t always reflect his inner happiness

The former minister reflected on his departure from cabinet in a wide-ranging interview with today.

# cabinet - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Will Fine Gael and Labour come to blows over Aer Lingus sale?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Can Labour stand over the sale of family silver?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# cabinet - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Enda: A job means you can buy the car, the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the boots or whatever

A job is deadly, the Taoiseach was essentially saying today.

# cabinet - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# cabinet - Monday 24 November, 2014

Israel approves law to become national homeland of the Jewish people

The new legislation also allows the state to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives take part in unrest.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone

The move got Cabinet approval today.

# cabinet - Monday 3 November, 2014

Alan Kelly: 'We are going to get this right, it's my job to get this right'

The Minister for the Environment said that Irish Water legislation was rushed through the Dáil and it shouldn’t have happened.

# cabinet - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Who is Ireland's most popular minister?

And least popular?

# cabinet - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of "gravest concern"

84 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in Spain after a nurse was admitted to hospital in Madrid.

# cabinet - Thursday 2 October, 2014

How many ministers own a second home anyway?

Who’s going to have to cough up for a second set of water charges?

# cabinet - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.

# cabinet - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# cabinet - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

The schools are on the same campus but are to be brought under one director.

# cabinet - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

"Boom and bust" cycle at an end, hopefully --- Howlin

This morning’s Cabinet meeting could be a tense one after Leo Varadkar’s comments yesterday about the Budget…

# cabinet - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.