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# government-buildings - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

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.

# government-buildings - Friday 24 April, 2020

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.

# government-buildings - Monday 9 September, 2019

'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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Woman arrested after car driven into gates of Government Buildings

No one was injured in the incident.

# government-buildings - Saturday 15 April, 2017

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.

# government-buildings - Thursday 23 March, 2017

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.

# government-buildings - Monday 30 January, 2017

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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills

Rank-and-file gardaí were back protesting outside Government Buildings again today.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

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”.

# government-buildings - Friday 6 May, 2016

Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings

The incident happened at 9.30am this morning.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue

The campaign supported by Amnesty International is starting today.

# government-buildings - Thursday 11 February, 2016

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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

'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”.

# government-buildings - Friday 27 February, 2015

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.

# government-buildings - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

As it happened: 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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant' Enda's Choice This post contains videos

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.

# government-buildings - Monday 7 April, 2014

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.

# government-buildings - Friday 7 March, 2014

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.

# government-buildings - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Stardust campaigners are refusing to leave Government Buildings

They are looking for a submission on the nightclub disaster from the Taoiseach.

# government-buildings - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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.

# government-buildings - Friday 6 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated headlines worldwide today…

# government-buildings - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Enda Kenny is the absolute definition of awkward No Words

Enda Kenny is the absolute definition of awkward

This moment will haunt your soul.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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.

# government-buildings - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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?

# government-buildings - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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.

# government-buildings - Thursday 23 May, 2013

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.

# government-buildings - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Update: Shooting outside premier's office in Italy

One man was arrested and two police officers injured in the incident.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

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.

# government-buildings - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders Bill Gates This post contains images

In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders

The billionaire Microsoft founder was visiting to discuss development aid priorities for Ireland’s EU Presidency.

# government-buildings - Sunday 20 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What are Enda and Daniel talking about? 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.

# government-buildings - Thursday 25 October, 2012

As it happened: 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…

# government-buildings - Friday 7 September, 2012

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.

# government-buildings - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Two separate suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan

Both attacks took place outside government offices including a police station in Musa Qala.

# government-buildings - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

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…

# government-buildings - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

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.

# government-buildings - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

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”.

# government-buildings - Monday 22 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Ireland’s day of economic and political turmoil 24-Hour Turmoil This post contains images

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.

Sinn Féin activists breach gates of Government Buildings Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

Sinn Féin activists breach gates of Government Buildings

About 100 anti-government protestors – led by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh – force their way past Gardaí.