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# david-stanton - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Leitrim direct provision protest stood down after High Court injunction
# Ballinamore
# Ballinamore

Leitrim direct provision protest stood down after High Court injunction

Nov 16th 2019, 4:43 PM 18,657 Views 81 Comments

Ballinamore Community Group have agreed to stand down their demonstration in the town.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore

Nov 5th 2019, 8:12 PM 12,056 Views 16 Comments

Plans to house over 100 asylum seekers in the town have been postponed amid protests.

# david-stanton - Friday 1 November, 2019

'We're better than this in Ireland': Justice Department calls on Achill protesters to stand down
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'We're better than this in Ireland': Justice Department calls on Achill protesters to stand down

Updated Nov 1st 2019, 2:14 PM 35,459 Views 180 Comments

Locals have argued that the Achill Head Hotel is not a suitable location for emergency accommodation.

# david-stanton - Friday 31 May, 2019

IFCO launches website aimed at helping parents make informed viewing choices for children
# Film Classifications
# Film Classifications

IFCO launches website aimed at helping parents make informed viewing choices for children

May 31st 2019, 6:20 AM 5,226 Views 1 Comment

The website lists all films currently on release in Ireland, as well as upcoming releases.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees
# Lismore
# Lismore

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees

Mar 5th 2019, 2:48 PM 32,861 Views 115 Comments

A meeting of the Lismore Welcome Project was interrupted last night.

# david-stanton - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
# Online
# Online

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,830 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Jun 27th 2018, 4:58 PM 48,949 Views 148 Comments

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator

Jan 10th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,477 Views 27 Comments

The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Nov 8th 2017, 8:49 PM 13,546 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

# david-stanton - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells

Jul 27th 2017, 3:11 PM 8,933 Views 46 Comments

Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Thieves in Kerry 'robbed All-Ireland medals, tied up an elderly man and stole from a creche'
# Crime Spree
# Crime Spree

Thieves in Kerry 'robbed All-Ireland medals, tied up an elderly man and stole from a creche'

May 3rd 2017, 7:04 PM 24,208 Views 22 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil today, Michael Healy-Rae said that thieves had stolen from a number of homes on the weekend of 25 February.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Should airsoft guns like this be painted pink or orange to stop them being used for crime?
# Replicas
# Replicas

Should airsoft guns like this be painted pink or orange to stop them being used for crime?

Mar 21st 2017, 6:11 AM 17,989 Views 46 Comments

New proposals are seeking to tighten the rules surrounding replica weapons.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

Jan 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,162 Views 68 Comments

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

# david-stanton - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
# Special Status
# Special Status

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,333 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?
# Portugal Here We Come
# Portugal Here We Come

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:24 PM 23,867 Views 72 Comments

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Does this ballot paper look confusing to you?
# WHITE SPACE
# WHITE SPACE

Does this ballot paper look confusing to you?

May 5th 2015, 6:05 AM 27,724 Views 51 Comments

One TD thinks we need to rethink the layout of the ballot paper before the next election.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays
# Elections
# Elections

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

Oct 1st 2014, 6:50 AM 6,275 Views 15 Comments

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# david-stanton - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

Jun 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,576 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform
# Public Confidence
# Public Confidence

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform

Jun 18th 2014, 4:31 PM 4,924 Views 6 Comments

The body was set up in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the CRC and Rehab.

# david-stanton - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Oireachtas committee says children should have a right to know who their biological parents are
# Parentage
# Parentage

Oireachtas committee says children should have a right to know who their biological parents are

May 29th 2014, 8:16 PM 9,553 Views 40 Comments

The recommendations of the committee also include provisions for recognising same-sex adoptions made abroad.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Watch: TD offers to share 'a candle and bottle of wine' with Shatter - but he prefers a G&T
# Dáil Romance
# Dáil Romance

Watch: TD offers to share 'a candle and bottle of wine' with Shatter - but he prefers a G&T

Feb 12th 2014, 12:51 PM 9,151 Views 12 Comments

An outbreak of love at the Oireachtas Justice Committee earlier…

# david-stanton - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

New law will aim to have a 'minimum' of people jailed over fines
# Fines
# Fines

New law will aim to have a 'minimum' of people jailed over fines

Jan 21st 2014, 3:42 PM 5,521 Views 21 Comments

The chairman of the Justice Committee says the law will ensure that less people are jailed for non-payment of fines.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff
# Oireachtas Committees
# Oireachtas Committees

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,915 Views 14 Comments

A letter from the chairpersons of the Oireachtas committees to the Ceann Comhairle has raised “serious concerns” about the workloads faced in 2014 as a result of the plans to scrutinise legislation before it comes before the Dáil.

# david-stanton - Saturday 26 January, 2013

'An outrageous act of cold blooded violence' - Taoiseach condemns garda killing
# Bellurgan
# Bellurgan

'An outrageous act of cold blooded violence' - Taoiseach condemns garda killing

Jan 26th 2013, 1:45 PM 31,023 Views 146 Comments

The President and opposition politicians have joined the Taoiseach in expressing their shock and sadness at the killing of Adrian Donohoe last night.

# david-stanton - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015
# Motoring
# Motoring

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015

May 13th 2012, 4:07 PM 6,982 Views 51 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the Road Safety Authority will consider mandatory rules when the country’s car fleet becomes more modern.

# david-stanton - Friday 11 May, 2012

State should consider DNA register for remains of unidentified people
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

State should consider DNA register for remains of unidentified people

May 11th 2012, 8:09 AM 914 Views 3 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has made a number of recommendations in a report published yesterday.

# david-stanton - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Could Ireland move to the same time zone as central Europe?
# One Hour Ahead
# One Hour Ahead

Could Ireland move to the same time zone as central Europe?

Dec 11th 2011, 1:16 PM 6,310 Views 51 Comments

No, it’s not part of the EU deal – but the Department of Enterprise has said there would be ‘definite benefits’ to joining France and Germany an hour ahead…