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#Eamon Gilmore

# eamon-gilmore - Thursday 13 March, 2014

The Great Wall of China is turning green for St Patrick's Day

It will join over 100 famous landmarks around the world that are taking part in the global greening.

# eamon-gilmore - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Tánaiste admits 'on-the-runs' controversy has 'derailed' progress in the North

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil that talks on the contentious issues of flags, parades and the past were “derailed” after the release of John Downey.

# eamon-gilmore - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Tánaiste in Oscar-Style Selfie Pic of the Day

Our Eamon is no stranger to selfies.

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# eamon-gilmore - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Taoiseach: We’ve achieved ‘excellent results’ – but taking credit is ‘the fallacy of fools’

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore launched the third annual report on the progress made on the programme for government in Dublin today.

7 promises the government has delivered on... and 7 it hasn't

Promises kept and promises broken. As the government marks three years in office today, we assess some aspects of the programme for government.

"Frightening and dangerous": Taoiseach hopeful Ukraine crisis can be solved through diplomacy

The EU has condemned Russia’s “acts of aggression” in the region and called on Moscow to recall its troops from their deployment across Crimea.

Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge...everything happening in Leinster House today

Everything you wanted to know about the Oireachtas today but were too afraid to ask…

# eamon-gilmore - Monday 3 March, 2014

Gilmore on Russian invasion: What's at issue here is a clear breach of international law

The Minister for Foreign Affairs met with other EU foreign ministers today to discuss the growing crisis with Russian troops taking over key strategic points in Ukraine’s Crimea.

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Slick Enda's entrance music was Take That at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis Stay Close To Me... This post contains videos

VIDEO: Slick Enda's entrance music was Take That at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

The Taoiseach was all Gary Barlow on Saturday night…

# eamon-gilmore - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’

Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.

# eamon-gilmore - Thursday 27 February, 2014

New year, new jobs plan as Government keeps it local

Without going into specifics, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he did not want to see the cost of employing people increase.

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

# eamon-gilmore - Friday 21 February, 2014

‘Alan Shatter is somebody who does a very good job’: Cabinet support for embattled minister

Meanwhile, Pat Rabbitte has said that the Shatter “may have been mistaken” when he told the Dáil last year that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had not cooperated.

# eamon-gilmore - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Gambia President: LGBT stands for leprosy, gonorrhoea, bacteria and tuberculosis

Speaking today on State television, Yahya Jammeh referred to homosexuals as “vermin”.

# eamon-gilmore - Sunday 16 February, 2014

"It's called accountability": Tánaiste defends course of GSOC bugging controversy

Speaking today, he also cast doubt on whether the exact nature of water charges will be known in the coming weeks.

# eamon-gilmore - Saturday 15 February, 2014

7 things we learned from Labour's one-day conference

Here’s what we found out after spending the day with Eamon Gilmore and co in a nice hotel in Enfield, Co Meath.

Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’

The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.

Here’s what’s planned for Labour’s conference in Meath today

With the local elections less than 100 days away, Labour are meeting for the second time in three months.

# eamon-gilmore - Thursday 13 February, 2014

'Am I satisfied that no organ of the State put GSOC under surveillance? Yes I am'

Eamon Gilmore has accused the opposition of playing politics with the bugging controversy, claiming they are using it as “another issue to have a thump at Minister Shatter about or the government about”.

# eamon-gilmore - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Sleeping Beauty's castle and Trump Tower are going green for Paddy's Day

Old favourites like the Pyramids in Egypt and the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas will take on a green hue for the holiday as well.

# eamon-gilmore - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings

Ministers are being briefed by Alan Shatter this morning, following his meeting yesterday with the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

No Labour logo on Emer Costello election posters was 'an oversight'

No sign of Labour on sitting MEP Costello’s election posters which have gone up around the capital in recent days.

# eamon-gilmore - Monday 10 February, 2014

Taoiseach: Details of bugging controversy should be made available for ‘public analysis’

Justice Minister Alan Shatter is meeting GSOC today following reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# eamon-gilmore - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections

Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.

Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport

A demonstration is planned for later today.

# eamon-gilmore - Friday 7 February, 2014

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and four ministers will make a visit to Paris today

They will be meeting with experts from the OECD on what the Taoiseach’s department has described as “working visit”.

# eamon-gilmore - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Tánaiste admits Tallaght Hospital is understaffed

However, Eamon Gilmore says the situation continues to improve with the number of patients on trolleys declining.

Government's jobs plan delivers 90 per cent success rate - but Bruton insists it's not spin

“If I came in and we were saying: ‘We had a 100 per cent success rate’, you’d say: ‘Well that’s just spin,’” Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said today.

Kenny plans to participate in St Patrick's Day parade that NY mayor will boycott

Enda Kenny will not be following Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over its ban on pro-gay rights expressions, but the Tánaiste insisted the LGBT community has encouraged Irish government participation.

# eamon-gilmore - Monday 3 February, 2014

1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year

The figure is included in the Department of Foreign Affair’s first report on its economic and promotional activities.

# eamon-gilmore - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Gilmore would support councils cutting property tax by 15 per cent

The Tánaiste said this option for local authorities was already part of the legislation and can be used in areas where property values are high and so revenue collected is higher.

# eamon-gilmore - Friday 31 January, 2014

Labour senator slams Rabbitte's 'arrogant disdain and contempt' over pylon review

John Whelan’s comments come ahead of Pat Rabbitte’s meeting with the chair of the independent commission examining the controversial pylons project.

# eamon-gilmore - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Irish Water (obviously), payday loans and everything else happening in Leinster House today...

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, you asked…

# eamon-gilmore - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’

A newly-established legal services regulator will hold a consultation on the establishment of multi-disciplinary panels or ‘one-stop-shops’ once the Legal Services Regulation Bill is enacted.

# eamon-gilmore - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Tánaiste to address 'the real scandal' at St Vincent's

Indepedent TD Stephen Donnelly raised concerns during Leaders’ Questions that the hospital is struggling after the closure of the emergency department at Loughlinstown.