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# government - Monday 15 June, 2020

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,170 Views 273 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers
# Open Letter
From The42
# Open Letter

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers

Jun 15th 2020, 8:49 AM 6,218 Views 19 Comments

The Manchester United and England striker has written an emotional open letter to MPs calling for free meals to continue through the summer holidays.

# government - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

Updated Jun 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 104,728 Views 160 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

# government - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?

May 28th 2020, 9:15 AM 154,430 Views 304 Comments

Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.

# government - Thursday 21 May, 2020

The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?

May 21st 2020, 6:30 PM 10,592 Views 25 Comments

Yep, we still don’t have a government yet… we take a look at what’s going on.

# government - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'The less decisive the government is, the less sure we are': Irish in England react to change in restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'The less decisive the government is, the less sure we are': Irish in England react to change in restrictions

May 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,513 Views 21 Comments

We spoke to men and women in the wake of the latest change in restrictions for the country.

# government - Monday 11 May, 2020

Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return

May 11th 2020, 3:39 PM 9,469 Views 18 Comments

The British Government’s road map for exiting the lockdown imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus was published on Monday afternoon.

# government - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine

May 5th 2020, 9:43 AM 4,501 Views 9 Comments

Full-contact training will also present a major challenge for rugby teams.

# government - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Support for Fine Gael increases to 35% while Fianna Fáil is down four points, latest poll shows
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael increases to 35% while Fianna Fáil is down four points, latest poll shows

May 3rd 2020, 5:50 PM 38,300 Views 201 Comments

Support for Sinn Féin now stands at 27%.

# government - Friday 1 May, 2020

Projected July return date for soccer and GAA
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Projected July return date for soccer and GAA

May 1st 2020, 9:34 PM 40,659 Views 44 Comments

18 May, meanwhile, is when things will start to get back to normal.

# government - Thursday 23 April, 2020

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease
# Planning
From The42
# Planning

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:12 PM 10,633 Views 16 Comments

The northern province could be set for a short-term move if the IRFU pursue the idea.

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making
# Dail Questions
# Dail Questions

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making

Apr 23rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,840 Views 58 Comments

‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.

# government - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 30,041 Views 33 Comments

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

# government - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days
# State Exams
# State Exams

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,831 Views 101 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

# government - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands
# Disgrace
From The42
# Disgrace

Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands

Apr 5th 2020, 10:41 AM 10,087 Views 18 Comments

Now with Derby in the Championship, the 34-year-old has criticised UK health secretary Matt Hancock.

# government - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open
# Restriction
# Restriction

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

Mar 28th 2020, 11:56 AM 188,121 Views 124 Comments

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

# government - Friday 20 March, 2020

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises

Mar 20th 2020, 6:50 PM 50,296 Views 54 Comments

“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak
# Local Councils
# Local Councils

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Mar 20th 2020, 1:43 PM 8,959 Views 8 Comments

Each authority will manage repayment schedules with businesses into the future.

# government - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans
# Mortgage Payments
# Mortgage Payments

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

Mar 18th 2020, 8:39 AM 20,095 Views 61 Comments

AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.

# government - Monday 2 March, 2020

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:56 AM 16,806 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.

# government - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil
# 33
# 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Updated Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM 118,509 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

# government - Friday 14 February, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael
# Only Way
# Only Way

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 8:39 AM 56,875 Views 284 Comments

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

# government - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
# Ge20
# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,142 Views 95 Comments

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,616 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# government - Monday 10 February, 2020

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,582 Views 115 Comments

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

# government - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks
# Searching
# Searching

Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks

Feb 6th 2020, 3:59 PM 12,252 Views 133 Comments

Leo Varadkar is currently the most searched of all the party leaders.

# government - Thursday 30 January, 2020

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package
# Saved
From The42
# Saved

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package

Jan 30th 2020, 5:05 PM 23,062 Views 65 Comments

Shane Ross insists that the government have not bailed out the FAI.

# government - Monday 13 January, 2020

Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport'

Jan 13th 2020, 12:00 PM 23,771 Views 63 Comments

The soon-to-be Ireland senior boss feels not enough funding has been afforded to football in the last 20 years

# government - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work
# Game Workers Unite
# Game Workers Unite

Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work

Jan 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 31,306 Views 51 Comments

The Irish games industry employs around 2,000 people.

# government - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

Dec 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,420 Views 138 Comments

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# government - Friday 13 December, 2019

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January
# Getting It Done
# Getting It Done

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 10:13 PM 27,300 Views 59 Comments

Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.

# government - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines
# Procurement
# Procurement

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Nov 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,832 Views 44 Comments

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

# government - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
# Waste
# Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,474 Views 18 Comments

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# government - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
# Stretched
# Stretched

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

Oct 12th 2019, 11:00 PM 18,996 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

# government - Monday 7 October, 2019

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

Oct 7th 2019, 9:34 AM 8,424 Views 25 Comments

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

# government - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government
# Speech
# Speech

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

Oct 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 40,298 Views 145 Comments

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

# government - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government
# Dark Clouds
# Dark Clouds

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Updated Sep 4th 2019, 1:28 PM 17,511 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

# government - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals
# Drugs
# Drugs

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

Aug 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,515 Views 18 Comments

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

# government - Friday 9 August, 2019

Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for snap elections amid coalition crisis
# LEAGUE PARTY
# LEAGUE PARTY

Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for snap elections amid coalition crisis

Aug 9th 2019, 7:52 AM 8,708 Views 17 Comments

Salvini has clashed with his fellow Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.

# government - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Jul 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 96,406 Views 59 Comments

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.