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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Government Buildings

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# Courts
Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached
The man was charged with trespassing on Government Buildings, at Merrion Street, Dublin 2, yesterday.
# claims
Decision due soon on extending Covid-19 unemployment payment, says minister
As people return back to work, the minister said he will look at the data on the number of claims.
# Coronavirus
Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns
Recent seismic data indicated that people are out and moving around more in the last week.
# Dublin visit
'Significant gaps remain' after Boris Johnson's meeting with Leo Varadkar
“This problem of Brexit was not, to be perfectly frank, a conundrum that Ireland ever wished for,” Johnson said in Dublin today.
# Merrion Street
Woman arrested after car driven into gates of Government Buildings
No one was injured in the incident.
# flag raising
Illuminated and flown 24/7: Government Buildings' new plan for the tricolour
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last year’s 1916 commemorations brought about a newfound respect for the tricolour.
# London Attack
Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar
The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.
# talk time
Enda Kenny will have a meeting with Theresa May in Dublin today
This visit comes after the British Prime Minister met with US President Donald Trump on Friday.
# thin blue line
Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills
Rank-and-file gardaí were back protesting outside Government Buildings again today.
# Leinster House
Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.
# Allegation
Councillor accuses gardaí of "assault" at Dublin protest
People Before Profit councillor John Lyons claims that the handling of protesters at Government Buildings today amounted to “political policing”.
# Arrest
Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings
The incident happened at 9.30am this morning.
# Government Buildings
Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue
The campaign supported by Amnesty International is starting today.
# anyonesbrother
Family of Caoilte O'Broin hold 'Anyone's Brother' candlelit vigil
The family say they want to stop families having no one to turn to.
# listen to us
'No more crumbs from the Budget table': wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest
Treatment of people with disabilities has created a mix of “anger and rage”.
# tricolour
Should flags have been flown at half-mast for King Abdullah?
A review of when the national flag will be half-masted is taking place.
Tens of thousands turn out in Dublin to demand 'Right2Water'
Tens of thousands of people took part in the latest mass protest against water charges — but there were some violent scenes too, and ‘breakaway’ protesters caused havoc for commuters.
# Enda's choice
Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant'
The Taoiseach was speaking at a press conference with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is in Dublin on an official visit today.
# Ukraine
Russia 'trying to dismember Ukraine' by plotting government building takeovers
Thousands of irate pro-Russian activists broke through police lines yesterday and occupied the administration buildings in two big industrial cities.
# bank debt
Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
# Staying Put
Stardust campaigners are refusing to leave Government Buildings
They are looking for a submission on the nightclub disaster from the Taoiseach.
# Strategising
Cabinet meets this morning to consider economic strategy for the next seven years
Ministers will sign-off on the government’s medium-term economic strategy which is expected to be published next week.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated headlines worldwide today…
# no words
Enda Kenny is the absolute definition of awkward
This moment will haunt your soul.
# Employment
Logistics of youth guarantee scheme come before funding, says Taoiseach
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also addressed concerns over the scheme, stressing that it will be implemented in 2014.
# Who is this Kai
Who exactly is Ma Kai and why is he in Dublin?
Much is being made of the visit of Ma Kai to Government Buildings, but who is he and why is Enda Kenny meeting him?
# Vote of Confidence
Tánaiste and Howlin insist: James Reilly is doing a very good job
The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.
# wags
Howlin: Paying travel costs for spouses 'not the pattern' of this government
The minister’s comments come after a suggestion by the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that a case could be made for the State to foot the bill.
# Health
Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go
The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.
# Breaking
Update: Shooting outside premier's office in Italy
One man was arrested and two police officers injured in the incident.
# Mortgage crisis
Michael Noonan to reveal the plan to tackle mortgage arrears
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the government will make a statement this week about what will be done to help people who have fallen behind on repayments.
# Bill Gates
In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders
The billionaire Microsoft founder was visiting to discuss development aid priorities for Ireland’s EU Presidency.
# Caption Competition
Caption competition: What are Enda and Daniel talking about?
Daniel Day Lewis and Steven Spielberg stopped by Government Buildings before the ‘Lincoln’ premiere later today.
Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout
Are the Troika still happy with Ireland’s progress? Let’s find out…
# Protests
Mental Health Reform ‘do not trust’ that posts will be delivered in 2012
Approximately 50-60 people protested outside Government Buildings at lunchtime today, in response to proposed cuts to mental health services.
# Afghanistan
Two separate suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan
Both attacks took place outside government offices including a police station in Musa Qala.
# Dáil
Dáil returns for new year with wages on the agenda
A controversial bill on agency workers is on the table today – but one TD has warned his peers to keep things in perspective…
# Work to Rule
Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead
There’s two referenda to prepare, as well as a hefty backlog of legislative work left over from the first term.
# Bilateral Visit
Cameron arrives in Dublin for bilateral meetings with Taoiseach
David Cameron says he looks forward to the opportunity to develop Anglo-Irish relations as “neighbours and friends”.
# 24-Hour Turmoil
In pictures: Ireland’s day of economic and political turmoil
A bailout announced, a government collapsing, a department stormed… it’s been quite a day. Here’s our gallery.