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# government - Friday 6 July, 2018

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Jul 6th 2018, 3:49 PM 8,736 Views 27 Comments

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

# government - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition
# Justice
# Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 1:49 PM 17,020 Views 28 Comments

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme
# Mortgage To Rent Scheme
# Mortgage To Rent Scheme

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

Jul 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,203 Views 28 Comments

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

# government - Friday 18 May, 2018

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term
# Education
# Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

May 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,491 Views 17 Comments

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

# government - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,392 Views 15 Comments

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# government - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

May 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 15,184 Views 36 Comments

He announced the move this morning.

# government - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,292 Views 55 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# government - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Apr 11th 2018, 7:15 PM 21,262 Views 73 Comments

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

# government - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe
# Mandatory And Compulsory
# Mandatory And Compulsory

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

Apr 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 1,149 Views 20 Comments

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# government - Thursday 29 March, 2018

68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire
# Riots
# Riots

68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire

Mar 29th 2018, 7:04 AM 6,224 Views 13 Comments

The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents.

# government - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine

Mar 22nd 2018, 11:55 AM 32,587 Views 122 Comments

The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.

# government - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping
# Funding
# Funding

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

Mar 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 22,700 Views 71 Comments

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# government - Monday 12 March, 2018

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit
# Backstop
# Backstop

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit

Mar 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,529 Views 56 Comments

A large portion are happy but significant numbers don’t know.

# government - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Just under half of people trust the government
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Just under half of people trust the government

Mar 6th 2018, 7:37 AM 17,122 Views 116 Comments

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

# government - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit
# Advertisements
# Advertisements

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 5th 2018, 10:12 AM 11,147 Views 47 Comments

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# government - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes
# Retirement Ready
# Retirement Ready

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes

Feb 28th 2018, 10:46 AM 19,887 Views 38 Comments

The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020.

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap
# Stay Warm
# Stay Warm

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap

Feb 28th 2018, 9:52 AM 26,799 Views 64 Comments

The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.

# government - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule
# Not Treemendous
# Not Treemendous

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule

Feb 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 14,617 Views 42 Comments

The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.

# government - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

Feb 20th 2018, 5:16 PM 20,172 Views 390 Comments

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# government - Friday 16 February, 2018

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year

Feb 16th 2018, 3:42 PM 15,633 Views 33 Comments

Ministers launched the Project Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework today in Sligo.

# government - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair
# Scandal
# Scandal

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair

Feb 15th 2018, 10:26 AM 38,215 Views 51 Comments

Barnaby Joyce is going on leave next week where the Prime Minister wants him to “consider his position”.

# government - Monday 12 February, 2018

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says
# Global Hack
# Global Hack

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says

Feb 12th 2018, 4:20 PM 15,717 Views 23 Comments

It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.

# government - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land
# Compulsory Purchase
# Compulsory Purchase

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land

Feb 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,760 Views 23 Comments

The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.

# government - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?
# Connection Disrupted
# Connection Disrupted

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?

Feb 1st 2018, 9:34 AM 26,769 Views 79 Comments

“We couldn’t make a business case stack up,” Eir CEO Richard Moat said. “So regrettably, we had to pull out.”

# government - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

Jan 21st 2018, 7:45 PM 27,802 Views 73 Comments

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote

Jan 21st 2018, 12:18 PM 15,178 Views 172 Comments

The Sunday Times poll sees Fine Gael drop two points to 32% and Fianna Fáil unchanged at 26%.

# government - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
# One Year On
# One Year On

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

Jan 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 43,679 Views 57 Comments

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'
# Standstill
# Standstill

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Jan 20th 2018, 12:57 PM 25,256 Views 106 Comments

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.

'These are not faceless women': Key moments from the Dáil's Eighth Amendment debate
# Both Sides Now
# Both Sides Now

'These are not faceless women': Key moments from the Dáil's Eighth Amendment debate

Jan 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,526 Views 91 Comments

The TDs gathered in the Dáil this week to debate the report published by the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

# government - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year
# North To South
# North To South

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year

Jan 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 32,073 Views 61 Comments

The project is the biggest road project ever undertaken in Northern Ireland.

# government - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
# Interview
# Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

Dec 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,628 Views 43 Comments

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# government - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals

Dec 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 14,488 Views 47 Comments

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

'Some scoff at his use of social media and attire but 'brand Leo' is resonating with us'
# Review 2017
# Review 2017

'Some scoff at his use of social media and attire but 'brand Leo' is resonating with us'

Dec 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 949 Views 60 Comments

The big questions is: can the present government last another year, writes Larry Donnelly.

# government - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From next year, stores will have to track the sales of rodent poison
# Rat Pack
# Rat Pack

From next year, stores will have to track the sales of rodent poison

Dec 16th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,982 Views 31 Comments

EU directives will mean new regulations for the general public, professional pest controllers, and farmers.

# government - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Nov 30th 2017, 8:57 AM 29,316 Views 110 Comments

Simon Coveney and Heather Humphreys are seen as the frontrunners for the position.

# government - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out
# Recycle This
# Recycle This

What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out

Nov 29th 2017, 7:02 PM 51,859 Views 51 Comments

The list includes plastic bottles and egg cartons – and excludes coffee cups and tissues.

# government - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public
# Political Crisis
# Political Crisis

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public

Nov 26th 2017, 1:10 PM 33,558 Views 111 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# government - Friday 24 November, 2017

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week
# Thank Christ
# Thank Christ

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

Nov 24th 2017, 12:12 PM 30,422 Views 92 Comments

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

# government - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

Nov 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 42,060 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland
# Homeless Rates
# Homeless Rates

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland

Nov 15th 2017, 5:00 PM 4,977 Views 0 Comments

A brief look at homelessness rates in other countries.