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# ciaran-cannon - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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

# ciaran-cannon - Friday 22 March, 2019

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

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?

# ciaran-cannon - Sunday 26 April, 2015

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Sunday 28 September, 2014

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?

# ciaran-cannon - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Monday 17 February, 2014

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?

# ciaran-cannon - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

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”.

# ciaran-cannon - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Saturday 13 July, 2013

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Saturday 9 March, 2013

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

# ciaran-cannon - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Monday 2 April, 2012

€53,000 bill to send ministers away for St Patrick's Day St Patrick's Day This post contains a poll

€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.

# ciaran-cannon - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

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…

# ciaran-cannon - Friday 2 March, 2012

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

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.

# ciaran-cannon - Friday 17 February, 2012

Application for EU retraining fund for TalkTalk workers almost finalised

It will be submitted by the end of this month.

# ciaran-cannon - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

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”.

# ciaran-cannon - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat

Ousted TD gets seat – but just for a few weeks until Seanad election.

# ciaran-cannon - Sunday 27 February, 2011

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.

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.