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# cabinet - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

'Ridiculous': The banking inquiry won't be able to discuss 30 minutes of a crucial Cabinet meeting

TDs and Senators will have access to Cabinet documents but not be allowed to talk about what ministers discussed.

Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour's deputy leader next week

The junior transport minister has said it is “the norm” that party deputy leaders are promoted to Cabinet.

# cabinet - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

# cabinet - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight

It is unknown when the report in to the bugging of GSOC headquarters will be published.

Tuam mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning

Sinn Féin is calling for an independent judicial inquiry to be set up immediately.

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

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Ruairí Quinn 'resents' how Eamon Gilmore was treated

He was due more courtesy than he was afforded, the Minister for Education told reporters this morning.

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Howlin: Ex-NAMA homes part of our plan to tackle housing "emergency crisis"

Ministers are gathering for today’s Cabinet meeting, where homelessness is top of the morning’s agenda.

'Row in behind' homelessness action plan urges Simon Community

The Cabinet will discuss plans to tackle the homelessness crisis this morning.

# cabinet - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting

Meanwhile, Secretary General at the Department of Justice has been invited before an Oireacthas committee to discuss the findings.

# cabinet - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

"There will be no standing charge" for water, Howlin confirms

The average yearly cost is still expected to be €240 but there will be allowances for households with children.

# cabinet - Monday 5 May, 2014

Homeowners will find out this week what water charges they face

Eamon Gilmore said the coalition parties made progress on the issue over the Bank Holiday weekend.

# cabinet - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Gilmore wants 'a genuinely free allowance' as Cabinet discusses how much you'll pay for water

A coalition split over water charges will be discussed at Government Buildings this morning.

# cabinet - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters

The Tánaiste also said he would not be bound by any timetable on the Cabinet agreeing on how much people will have to pay.

# cabinet - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.

# cabinet - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

"FG and Labour have spent months dodging questions": Coalition slammed over water 'farce'

Enda Kenny confirmed the estimated average household payment for water charges this morning, but he said nothing had been signed off on at today’s Cabinet meeting.

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Poll: What's a fair price to pay for water each year?

Reports suggest the average bill will be less than €300 – do you think that’s fair?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# cabinet - Monday 7 April, 2014

Terms for inquiry into GardaGate 'to be decided on tomorrow'

Paschal Donohoe said he expects the inquiry will look at issues such as why Martin Callinan resigned.

# cabinet - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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Poll: Should the Taoiseach reshuffle Cabinet now?

With the Minister for Justice having faced two motions of no confidence already, is it time for a cabinet reshuffle?

# cabinet - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

# cabinet - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets

Martin Callinan is under fire for a remark he made about Garda whistleblowers.

# cabinet - Monday 24 March, 2014

'They make you feel good, they make you want to touch them' - Reilly on cigarette packs

The Health Minister is pledging to continue his war on tobacco on the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban.

# cabinet - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.

# cabinet - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”

Ministers meet for their usual weekly discussions where Shatter is expected to brief colleagues on the details of correspondence between the Department of Justice and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# cabinet - Monday 24 February, 2014

Plan to target land-hoarders could create tens of thousands of jobs

A plan to impose a harsh levy on developers hanging on to prime land is being considered by Cabinet. It’s hoped the measure could help boost the supply of family homes, particularly in Dublin.

# cabinet - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Shatter: "No evidence at all" of surveillance of GSOC

Shatter said that he has received more information on the accessing of the wifi at the GSOC offices.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

GSOC chairman’s position is ‘not in question’, and he won’t be retiring

The head of the AGSI says it’s not acceptable that GSOC suspected a crime may have taken place and that it wasn’t reported to gardaí.

“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings

Ministers are being briefed by Alan Shatter this morning, following his meeting yesterday with the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

# cabinet - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Government say this morning's Cabinet meeting is '#allaboutjobs'

The Taoiseach had promised a a “real relentless push” on employment in 2014, today they will hold a special meeting on the issue.

# cabinet - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

“We have to do some serious thinking about long-term flood defences” — Howlin

Ministers are discussing measures aimed at helping those affected by the weekend flooding at a Cabinet meeting this morning.

# cabinet - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’

A newly-established legal services regulator will hold a consultation on the establishment of multi-disciplinary panels or ‘one-stop-shops’ once the Legal Services Regulation Bill is enacted.

# cabinet - Thursday 12 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# cabinet - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year

Yesterday Cabinet approved the publication of the Pyrite Resolution Bill, which will provide for the operation of a scheme to fund the work.

# cabinet - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants

The decision has been welcomed by the trade union representing the majority of SNAs.

# cabinet - Saturday 30 November, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the last day of November. Here’s everything you need to know this Saturday morning.

# cabinet - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup

Some estimates claim that Ireland could benefit economically to the tune of €800 million if it hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

Howlin: HSE pay breach 'should be addressed'

It emerged today that some senior health staff are being paid amounts that breach official policy.

# cabinet - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line

Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.

# cabinet - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Shatter said that over 600 applications have been made for lump-sum payments from the redress scheme set up in the wake of the McAleese report.