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# government - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Jul 3rd 2019, 2:08 PM 10,922 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

# government - Monday 17 June, 2019

'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats
# Action Plan
# Action Plan

'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats

Jun 17th 2019, 5:48 PM 19,959 Views 67 Comments

New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.

# government - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years

May 11th 2019, 9:12 AM 26,351 Views 111 Comments

From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.

# government - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,181 Views 12 Comments

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

# government - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes
# Former Residents
# Former Residents

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

Apr 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 6,211 Views 25 Comments

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

# government - Friday 12 April, 2019

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street
# Short-term Let
# Short-term Let

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street

Apr 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 32,857 Views 52 Comments

The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.

# government - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6
# Oral Health Plan
# Oral Health Plan

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 14,567 Views 18 Comments

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# government - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 5:03 PM 12,974 Views 51 Comments

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

# government - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'

Feb 23rd 2019, 8:54 PM 20,638 Views 158 Comments

Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.

# government - Monday 11 February, 2019

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike
# Strike
# Strike

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

Updated Feb 11th 2019, 5:00 PM 43,410 Views 113 Comments

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

# government - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections
# Interference
# Interference

Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:05 AM 12,990 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted at the start of the year that he is concerned about potential interference.

# government - Saturday 2 February, 2019

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit
# Piggy Bank Savings
# Piggy Bank Savings

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:30 AM 8,561 Views 24 Comments

The rainy day fund will be supplemented with an annual €500 million from the Exchequer, starting this year.

# government - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution
# Constitution
# Constitution

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution

Jan 29th 2019, 2:52 PM 24,989 Views 60 Comments

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

# government - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day

Jan 27th 2019, 11:30 AM 28,214 Views 119 Comments

The action will begin at 8am on Wednesday and finish at 8am on Thursday.

# government - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Jan 19th 2019, 8:00 AM 7,331 Views 30 Comments

Leo Varadkar will meet with opposition leaders next Tuesday.

# government - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history
# Border Wall
# Border Wall

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Jan 12th 2019, 7:53 AM 11,446 Views 43 Comments

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

# government - Friday 4 January, 2019

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws
# Environment
# Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 2:42 PM 27,822 Views 56 Comments

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

# government - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws
# Approved
# Approved

'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws

Jan 3rd 2019, 4:13 PM 14,547 Views 53 Comments

The new bill will give enhanced powers to the gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau, Minister Charlie Flanagan said.

# government - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Leo hints at a Cabinet reshuffle in the summer
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Leo hints at a Cabinet reshuffle in the summer

Jan 1st 2019, 12:19 PM 13,541 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar indicated that he would most likely reshuffle the cabinet following the European and local elections.

# government - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings
# Landlords
# Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Dec 31st 2018, 1:02 PM 18,296 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
# Microbeads
# Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,227 Views 65 Comments

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# government - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission
# A Long Time Coming
# A Long Time Coming

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission

Dec 27th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,742 Views 22 Comments

A public consultation on what structure and responsibilities the Commission will have has been launched today.

# government - Monday 17 December, 2018

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Dec 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,557 Views 82 Comments

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

# government - Friday 14 December, 2018

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Dec 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,618 Views 78 Comments

Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.

# government - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m

Nov 20th 2018, 8:55 PM 9,951 Views 18 Comments

The awards are made to those abused while resident in industrial schools.

# government - Monday 19 November, 2018

'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action
# Before It's Too Late
# Before It's Too Late

'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action

Nov 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,502 Views 92 Comments

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has recently purchased an e-car, and said a change of behaviour is needed to tackle climate change.

# government - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Nov 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,166 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

# government - Friday 16 November, 2018

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'

Nov 16th 2018, 7:50 PM 14,208 Views 89 Comments

Varadkar said Fine Gael is a “compassionate party” that has a role in offering a helping hand to those that need it.

# government - Sunday 4 November, 2018

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years
# Exceptional Needs
# Exceptional Needs

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years

Nov 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 60,118 Views 40 Comments

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# government - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

Oct 16th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,673 Views 63 Comments

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# government - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency
# NEW POLITICS
# NEW POLITICS

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency

Oct 4th 2018, 3:39 PM 34,011 Views 111 Comments

It is not binding, however, on the government to follow through on the actions contained within the motion.

# government - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 20,700 Views 43 Comments

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

# government - Monday 1 October, 2018

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

Oct 1st 2018, 4:31 PM 41,390 Views 131 Comments

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

# government - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Laws
# New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,811 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# government - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Sep 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,290 Views 37 Comments

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# government - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'

Sep 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,677 Views 34 Comments

The mid-term elections in the US could become a referendum on Trump’s presidency, writes Larry Donnelly.

# government - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Aug 30th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,805 Views 44 Comments

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# government - Sunday 29 July, 2018

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan
# Only Bidder
# Only Bidder

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan

Jul 29th 2018, 12:31 PM 15,002 Views 76 Comments

It’s part of the consortium that was the only bidder to deliver the government’s plan.

# government - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time
# Tuam Site
# Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

Jul 26th 2018, 4:50 PM 9,597 Views 67 Comments

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# government - Monday 9 July, 2018

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

Jul 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,197 Views 26 Comments

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.