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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Ciaran Cannon

This year
# sprints
Fine Gael spokesperson for Arts and Culture apologises for online comments about Dublin band
Dublin-based band Sprints have since thanked Ciaran Cannon for the ‘free publicity’.
# Co Galway
Gardaí issue witness appeal over incident in which TD claims 'bag of sh*t' thrown at them
The incident is said to have taken place as Anne Rabbitte and Ciarán Cannon left a meeting in Co Galway last week.
All time
# Ciaran Cannon
TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling
Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon told RTÉ’s Drivetime that he required surgery following a collision with a vehicle.
# Coming Home
New 'Returning to Ireland' resource to help Irish expats on their journey home
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was a key component of its commitment under Ireland’s Diaspora Policy
# cyclone idai
Ireland to give over €1 million to Cyclone Idai relief effort as fears death toll could exceed 1,000
Ireland will contribute at least €1,050,000 to help those most gravely affected by the cyclone.
# Driving
New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence
People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.
# Diaspora
FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?
The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?
# behind the bar
Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.
# matthew fitzpatrick
The death of a Galway man in Germany: His family's search for answers
Matthew Fitzpatrick died in “exceptionally suspicious circumstances.” So what has the government done to help re-open the case?
# Reshuffle
Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister
The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.
# kickbacks
Ministers call on Bus Éireann whistleblower to contact gardaí over bribery claims
It follows a long-running controversy over how a school bus transport scheme for children with disabilities is run.
# Leaving on a jet plane
Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus
Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?
# dangerous game
TD: Watching neknominations clip was "one of the most disturbing experiences of my life"
Derek Keating asked for an ‘emergency intervention’ to crack down on the social media craze. He was told that would be “simply impossible”.
Column: Why should we tell our kids to put their smartphones away before class?
Junior Education Minister Ciarán Cannon argues that Ireland’s education system needs to incorporate more computer science to empower children for the jobs of the future.
# revealed
Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly'
TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.
# Pensions
Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.
# Social Media
Minister: Some politicians fear 'transfer of power' created by social media
Ciarán Cannon believes that social media does not need to be subjected to any more regulation than is already in place and has hit out at some who do not understand or fear sites like Facebook and Twitter.
# Expenses
Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit
€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.
# Abortion
Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
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.
# Ciaran Cannon
Minister's Indian mission comes two days after immigration fees doubled
The timing of a government mission to India has been criticised as it comes 48 hours after immigration fees were doubled and a month after the death of Savita Halappanavar.
# savita
Amid Savita death concerns, Minister bids to attract Indian students to Ireland
Department of Education and Skills says the week-long mission to India headed up by Junior Minister Ciarán Cannon was planned months in advance of the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar in Galway.
# Ministerial expenses
Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage
Small Business Minister John Perry has claimed the most of any government minister in mileage allowances over the past year, new figures have revealed.
# St Patrick's Day
€53,000 bill to send ministers away for St Patrick's Day
A series of parliamentary questions reveal costs of €53,142 to send 12 ministers around the world to mark the national holiday.
# St Patrick's Day
Taoiseach and 16 ministers off around the world for Patrick's Day celebrations
Dinny McGinley is off to Glasgow and Michael Noonan will be in France. Here’s where else our government ministers will be jetting off to on 17 March…
# entertainment
Government spent €132k on 'entertainment' last year
Two-thirds of the spending came from the Department of Foreign Affairs, incurred for the visits of the Queen and Obama.
Government submits EU funding application for TalkTalk workers
Junior minister Ciarán Cannon says the funding will facilitate a range of new training courses for the hundreds made redundant from the call centre in October.
# Dell
EU asks for return of €6m in unspent Dell retraining funds
The European Commission gave Ireland almost €15 million to retrain workers laid off at Dell – but it hasn’t all been spent.
# Upskilling
Application for EU retraining fund for TalkTalk workers almost finalised
It will be submitted by the end of this month.
Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees
The Minister for Education wants to minimise the burdens to third level – but warns that Ireland has “lost its cheque book”.
# Seanad
Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat
Ousted TD gets seat – but just for a few weeks until Seanad election.
# GE11
The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007
The party that disbanded after its election slaughter in 2007 sees its former candidates gain ground this time around.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm
EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.