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# department - Sunday 4 November, 2018

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years
# Exceptional Needs
# Exceptional Needs

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years

Nov 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 60,197 Views 40 Comments

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# department - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be
# Not A Clue
# Not A Clue

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,655 Views 17 Comments

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

# department - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals

Dec 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 14,492 Views 47 Comments

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# department - Saturday 16 September, 2017

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes
# Housing
# Housing

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes

Sep 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,483 Views 43 Comments

The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.

# department - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Can schools link 'voluntary contributions' with schools tours and book schemes?
# Education
# Education

Can schools link 'voluntary contributions' with schools tours and book schemes?

May 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,160 Views 48 Comments

Voluntary contribution fees can cause stress for many parents who say they feel there’s an onus on them to pay – despite the ‘voluntary’ term.

# department - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Religion in the classroom: How other countries in the EU deal with it
# Examples
# Examples

Religion in the classroom: How other countries in the EU deal with it

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 25,432 Views 131 Comments

Ireland is not the first country to experience these types of issues around religion and education.

# department - Friday 22 April, 2016

Woman gave birth at Dublin social welfare office
# Gardiner Street
# Gardiner Street

Woman gave birth at Dublin social welfare office

Apr 22nd 2016, 4:44 PM 31,836 Views 27 Comments

Paramedics and staff helped the woman with the birth.

# department - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Thousands of people didn't get their disability payments this morning
# Disability Allowance
# Disability Allowance

Thousands of people didn't get their disability payments this morning

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:43 PM 38,564 Views 76 Comments

The Department has apologised and said everyone due a payment should have it by tomorrow.

# department - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Leo Varadkar has a plan to put calorie counts on beer bottles
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Leo Varadkar has a plan to put calorie counts on beer bottles

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:25 PM 14,851 Views 69 Comments

Five new health warnings are to appear on every alcohol product under proposed new rules.

# department - Sunday 16 August, 2015

French police set to return to Cork to question Du Plantier witnesses
# Cork
# Cork

French police set to return to Cork to question Du Plantier witnesses

Aug 16th 2015, 1:44 PM 11,734 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Justice has said that it remains “fully committed to meeting its international obligations to mutual assistance.”

# department - Monday 10 August, 2015

The government wants to stop you making mistakes on your passport form
# Make It Clearer
# Make It Clearer

The government wants to stop you making mistakes on your passport form

Aug 10th 2015, 9:13 AM 28,886 Views 71 Comments

Passport cards are going to become available from the end of September.

# department - Monday 29 June, 2015

Irishman dies after assault in Mexico
# Ciudad Juarez
# Ciudad Juarez

Irishman dies after assault in Mexico

Jun 29th 2015, 6:28 PM 37,167 Views 19 Comments

It’s understood the man was in a coma since the attack.

# department - Friday 8 May, 2015

Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit
# The Trip
# The Trip

Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit

May 8th 2015, 6:55 PM 24,646 Views 49 Comments

They’re on their way at the end of the month.

# department - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The vast majority of staff in Enda Kenny's office are proud to work there
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

The vast majority of staff in Enda Kenny's office are proud to work there

Mar 12th 2015, 1:05 PM 14,511 Views 60 Comments

That’s according to a new survey that was carried out last year.

# department - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'

Jan 22nd 2015, 9:05 PM 18,070 Views 101 Comments

A Sinn Féin Senator wants to know after new figures revealed 16 children died over 12 years.

# department - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year
# Expenses
# Expenses

Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year

Jan 20th 2015, 6:15 AM 10,136 Views 32 Comments

… but millions were still spent.

# department - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Come one, come all: Ireland's sheep and goats are going to be counted this week
# Un-baaa-lieveable
# Un-baaa-lieveable

Come one, come all: Ireland's sheep and goats are going to be counted this week

Dec 10th 2014, 10:09 AM 5,313 Views 8 Comments

Flock owners are required to return census forms before this Sunday.

# department - Monday 10 November, 2014

Why we won't need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought...
# One Year On
# One Year On

Why we won't need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought...

Nov 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 12,289 Views 5 Comments

40 of the country’s worst ghost estates were targeted for destruction this time last year, but a rising economic tide means that number is coming down…

# department - Friday 7 November, 2014

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation

Nov 7th 2014, 1:08 PM 10,931 Views 16 Comments

Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.

# department - Thursday 9 October, 2014

There's been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears
# Right Direction
# Right Direction

There's been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears

Oct 9th 2014, 1:10 PM 5,996 Views 19 Comments

There figures relate to the six main banks, which cover 90 per cent of the market.

# department - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year
# Education
# Education

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Aug 31st 2014, 4:45 PM 11,512 Views 204 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# department - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'
# Badger Culling
# Badger Culling

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'

Jul 30th 2014, 7:42 PM 9,845 Views 48 Comments

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

# department - Friday 25 July, 2014

Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria

Jul 25th 2014, 7:59 PM 12,720 Views 60 Comments

A Liberian national who traveled to Africa’s most populous nation has died in quarantine in Lagos.

# department - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946
# Maternity Homes
# Maternity Homes

Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 5,626 Views 5 Comments

Maternity homes that did not notify the authorities were liable to be fined up to ten pounds.

# department - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Fatsuits, priests' robes and corsets... Backstage with the Abbey Theatre's costumes
# Sneak Peek
# Sneak Peek

Fatsuits, priests' robes and corsets... Backstage with the Abbey Theatre's costumes

Feb 16th 2014, 6:30 PM 8,200 Views 3 Comments

Costumes worn by the likes of Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw are for hire from the theatre’s costume department.

# department - Monday 23 December, 2013

Forfás dissolution will 'strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy'
# Jobs
# Jobs

Forfás dissolution will 'strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy'

Dec 23rd 2013, 3:36 PM 4,955 Views 11 Comments

Under the new legislation, the functions of the quango will be transferred to Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

# department - Monday 2 September, 2013

Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled
# Education
# Education

Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 12,897 Views 33 Comments

A course in Construction, Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment was due to begin on 9 September, but was cancelled last week.

# department - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k

Aug 27th 2013, 9:57 PM 15,453 Views 130 Comments

Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.

Banks will be 'named and shamed' over complaints from now on
# Public Airing
# Public Airing

Banks will be 'named and shamed' over complaints from now on

Aug 27th 2013, 3:43 PM 6,104 Views 26 Comments

Financial service providers who have at least three complaints against them substantiated will be named by the Financial Sevices Ombudsman.

# department - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Animal rights activists unhappy as Department issues licences for hare coursing
# Hare Coursing
# Hare Coursing

Animal rights activists unhappy as Department issues licences for hare coursing

Aug 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,427 Views 142 Comments

Around 90 hare coursing meetings will be held in Ireland in the coming months, with each event using around 100 hares.

# department - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

"Difficult to justify" oil refinery in Ireland - study
# Oil
# Oil

"Difficult to justify" oil refinery in Ireland - study

Jul 31st 2013, 9:57 AM 9,845 Views 55 Comments

The study, commissioned by a government department, said that overall oil demand has declined since 2006.

# department - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people
# Error
# Error

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people

Jul 16th 2013, 9:14 PM 29,807 Views 139 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has blamed a “once off processing issue” for the delay with some payments today. They will be paid tomorrow.

# department - Monday 15 July, 2013

No full record of who visited Taoiseach's department on bank guarantee night
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

No full record of who visited Taoiseach's department on bank guarantee night

Jul 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,738 Views 98 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed that their is no exhaustive record of who visited his Department during the period leading up to the State guarantee of the banks nearly five years ago.

# department - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?

Jul 10th 2013, 6:31 AM 7,291 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach did not directly address a question about seeking oral or written recollections from seven senior staff in his department who worked there during the period of the bank guarantee five years ago.

# department - Monday 1 July, 2013

Here's why the Government is to begin mapping broadband nationwide
# Internet
# Internet

Here's why the Government is to begin mapping broadband nationwide

Jul 1st 2013, 8:12 PM 8,628 Views 31 Comments

The plan is to see where the State needs to intervene and support provision of the service.

# department - Friday 5 April, 2013

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires
# Fire Warning
# Fire Warning

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires

Apr 5th 2013, 10:44 AM 7,747 Views 23 Comments

High to extreme risk conditions for fire will persist until the coming weekend at least, according to Met Éireann’s fire weather index.

# department - Monday 25 March, 2013

Revenue property tax website cost just under €50,000, says Noonan
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revenue property tax website cost just under €50,000, says Noonan

Mar 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,321 Views 60 Comments

Latest figures from Revenue show just over 7,000 people have paid the property tax in its first fortnight.

# department - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

Feb 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 4,542 Views 14 Comments

The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.

# department - Monday 28 January, 2013

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU

Jan 28th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,451 Views 0 Comments

The Agriculture Minister is taking part in the Agriculture and Fisheries

# department - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Calls for Ireland to (finally) outlaw corporal punishment in the home
# Children
# Children

Calls for Ireland to (finally) outlaw corporal punishment in the home

Jan 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 14,315 Views 100 Comments

Corporal punishment was banned in schools in 1982 but is still legal in homes – despite repeated calls for it to be stopped.

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