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# catherine-byrne - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success
# Purple Reign
# Purple Reign

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success

Feb 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,863 Views 24 Comments

The Social Democrats jumped from two TDs to six in the general election.

# catherine-byrne - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites

Oct 10th 2019, 12:44 PM 18,289 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Dublin City Council denies paying money to convicted criminal and launches its own investigation
# CAB
# CAB

Dublin City Council denies paying money to convicted criminal and launches its own investigation

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 6:00 PM 18,736 Views 0 Comments

One of the companies that hired the two men was building houses for Dublin City Council.

# catherine-byrne - Monday 8 July, 2019

Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year
# MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2001
# MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2001

Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year

Jul 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 8,382 Views 2 Comments

It’s been four years since an expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act 2001 recommended 165 changes to the law.

# catherine-byrne - Monday 3 June, 2019

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

Jun 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 14,968 Views 13 Comments

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'It does not make sense': Concerns over reports that Government will continue to criminalise drug use
# National Drugs Strategy
# National Drugs Strategy

'It does not make sense': Concerns over reports that Government will continue to criminalise drug use

Mar 27th 2019, 12:18 PM 10,759 Views 35 Comments

A working group on drug possession is expected to report to the Government in coming weeks.

# catherine-byrne - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Feb 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,279 Views 42 Comments

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote
# St Michaels Estate
# St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

Sep 26th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,816 Views 67 Comments

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# catherine-byrne - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group
# Ireland's Drug Use
# Ireland's Drug Use

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group

Sep 25th 2018, 6:29 PM 15,309 Views 35 Comments

Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.

# catherine-byrne - Monday 24 September, 2018

'This is not the right choice' - Catherine Byrne speaks, but no word on whether she'll support Eoghan Murphy tomorrow
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

'This is not the right choice' - Catherine Byrne speaks, but no word on whether she'll support Eoghan Murphy tomorrow

Updated Sep 24th 2018, 10:45 PM 32,965 Views 76 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing a motion of no confidence in the Dáil tomorrow evening.

# catherine-byrne - Friday 14 September, 2018

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
# Drug Prevalence
# Drug Prevalence

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Sep 14th 2018, 4:03 PM 22,264 Views 70 Comments

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods
# Codes Of Practice
# Codes Of Practice

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods

Feb 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 9,444 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan hit out at the voluntary nature of the Codes, saying Ireland needs “mandatory legislation”.

# catherine-byrne - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m
# RSVP
# RSVP

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

May 4th 2017, 11:52 AM 10,961 Views 62 Comments

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

# catherine-byrne - Saturday 18 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

Feb 18th 2017, 12:18 AM 13,317 Views 21 Comments

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

# catherine-byrne - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'
# Communities
# Communities

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'

Nov 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 14,785 Views 9 Comments

Members of the public are being urged to report drug dealing in their area.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Levels of illegal drug use within Ireland are on the rise
# National Drugs Strategy
# National Drugs Strategy

Levels of illegal drug use within Ireland are on the rise

Nov 9th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,483 Views 4 Comments

Men and those aged between 15 and 24 have the highest recent use of illegal drugs according to the results of an all-Ireland drug use survey.

# catherine-byrne - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean
# Galway
# Galway

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean

Oct 8th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,603 Views 9 Comments

The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme
# Naloxone
# Naloxone

A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme

Aug 31st 2016, 2:57 PM 10,172 Views 47 Comments

Ireland has the third-highest rate of deaths from overdose in Europe.

# catherine-byrne - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs

Nov 12th 2015, 12:10 PM 20,124 Views 0 Comments

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

# catherine-byrne - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Fine Gael TD says family subject to 'vile comments' after Dáil speech
# Drink And Wine
# Drink And Wine

Fine Gael TD says family subject to 'vile comments' after Dáil speech

Jul 7th 2015, 5:42 PM 23,956 Views 171 Comments

Catherine Byrne questioned people “stacking up their trolleys with drink and wine” when they refuse to pay their water charges.

# catherine-byrne - Friday 3 July, 2015

Fine Gael TD hits out at people 'stacking up their trolleys with drink'
# No Need For It
# No Need For It

Fine Gael TD hits out at people 'stacking up their trolleys with drink'

Jul 3rd 2015, 4:24 PM 43,294 Views 259 Comments

Catherine Byrne said people in society have a responsibility to pay their way.

# catherine-byrne - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,136 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# catherine-byrne - Friday 23 March, 2012

TD calls for more security on the Luas Red Line
# Luas
# Luas

TD calls for more security on the Luas Red Line

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 6,332 Views 39 Comments

Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne has expressed unhappiness with the operators of the Luas but Veolia Transport has said that it has security operating on the Red Line for most of the time it operates.

# catherine-byrne - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Call for stronger regulations on moneylenders
# Moneylenders
# Moneylenders

Call for stronger regulations on moneylenders

Mar 22nd 2012, 7:55 AM 1,362 Views 6 Comments

The Central Bank has been urged to strengthen regulations on moneylenders in the light of newly released figures that suggest increasing numbers of families are turning to them.

# catherine-byrne - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Opposition TDs slam government absence during Dáil mortgages debate
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Opposition TDs slam government absence during Dáil mortgages debate

Mar 14th 2012, 7:58 PM 5,295 Views 40 Comments

The fallout from the committee defeat meant there were no members of either Fine Gael or Labour present to debate bank interest rates.

# catherine-byrne - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Greyhound warns 18,000 customers that bins will not be collected
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Greyhound warns 18,000 customers that bins will not be collected

Feb 14th 2012, 12:33 PM 5,749 Views 54 Comments

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have criticised the company for resorting to “bully tactics”.

# catherine-byrne - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,903 Views 32 Comments

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.