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# fergus-odowd - Saturday 26 January, 2013

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

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

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# fergus-odowd - 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.

# fergus-odowd - Friday 16 November, 2012

Sea lice causes 39 per cent of wild salmon deaths

The impact of sea lice in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean will affect already declining salmon stocks across Europe.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 15 July, 2012

O'Dowd says he is 'not on the side of developers'

Junior Minister O’Dowd said that he is on the side of “what is the best to get the best return for our assets”.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Government tells Sinn Féin to be a 'true Opposition'

Fergus O’Dowd told Sinn Féin to encourage its supporters to pay the charge to avoid further financial difficulties.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.

# fergus-odowd - Friday 20 January, 2012

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Speaking at a conference in Dublin this afternoon on how to elect more women, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore compared Leinster House to a boarding school for its lack of gender balance.

# fergus-odowd - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU Exclusive

Leaked draft documents seen by indicate that the social protection budget will be heavily targeted.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 14 November, 2011

Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed welcomes Fergus O’Dowd’s assurance that welfare rates will not be cut.

Prometric test company to create 100 jobs in Dundalk

The company, which offers professional testing solutions and whose clients include the RSA, will create a new unit in Dundalk.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# fergus-odowd - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Government creates NewERA fund to oversee management of semi-states

A new fund will be created, under the authority of the NTMA, to oversee the state’s ownership of semi-state companies.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Meath village of Moynalty named Ireland’s best-kept town

The Co Meath village is Ireland’s best-kept, while there are also awards for Lismore, Cookstown and Coleraine.

# fergus-odowd - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Water charges could be introduced before meters are fitted

If the State’s finances get any worse then the government could be forced to act early, Pat Rabbitte admits.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Water charges could still be years away, minister says

Junior minister Fergus O’Dowd tells the Dáil that the installation of water meters in every home could take until 2015.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

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Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle?

The Ceann Comhairle is expected to be impartial, authoritative and able to keep control of the House. Who do you think is up to the job?

The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Members of the 31st Dáil get ready for their first day at school; the $250 million ‘sex slave’ lawsuit against American Apparel founder, and the answer to the question that has confounded science for centuries – does Guinness travel well?

# fergus-odowd - Monday 28 February, 2011

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Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011

We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.

# fergus-odowd - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Gerry Adams and Fergus O'Dowd elected in Louth

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Fine Gael candidate Fergus O’Dowd have both been elected to the five-seat Louth constituency on the first vote.

# fergus-odowd - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Parties fire shots over Irish language plans

Sinn Féin launches its Irish plan outside Fine Gael HQ – but the election frontrunners label the move an ‘empty stunt’.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 14 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Valentine's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Survivors may sue Manx2 over crash; 5-year-olds suffer from eating disorders; and your chance to say ‘I love you’, the Enda way.

# fergus-odowd - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

Tourism, literacy, crime, emigration, social welfare: A day of party policies

The five main political parties started to find the devil was in the detail today as they began to set out their stalls on a variety of policies. And they didn’t mention the banks… much.

# fergus-odowd - Monday 27 September, 2010

Coughlan WILL travel to the US after Labour pair

“The Minister is selling Ireland abroad,” says Ruairí Quinn, as he personally pairs with Mary Coughlan to allow her travel.