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# government - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
# Brexit Battles
# Brexit Battles

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

Nov 14th 2017, 10:15 PM 9,874 Views 14 Comments

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# government - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview
# Government
# Government

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

Nov 8th 2017, 4:15 PM 135,466 Views 58 Comments

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

# government - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused
# Misinformationfest
# Misinformationfest

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Nov 4th 2017, 6:05 AM 43,917 Views 112 Comments

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# government - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence
# Spain
# Spain

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

Oct 28th 2017, 6:00 PM 30,172 Views 270 Comments

“It is a travesty that in relation to Catalonia, this Fine Gael government ignores our country’s own history,” one MEP said.

# government - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC
# Sneaky Fashion
# Sneaky Fashion

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

Oct 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 39,443 Views 88 Comments

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# government - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites
# Warranted Dismissal
# Warranted Dismissal

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

Oct 11th 2017, 1:52 PM 41,657 Views 44 Comments

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

# government - Monday 9 October, 2017

Government accused of suppressing Brexit document as FF and FG trade barbs on Twitter
# Some Nerve
# Some Nerve

Government accused of suppressing Brexit document as FF and FG trade barbs on Twitter

Oct 9th 2017, 12:55 PM 12,466 Views 64 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Labour have called for the Revenue report on Brexit to be published.

# government - Sunday 8 October, 2017

No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government
# Crime Prevention
# Crime Prevention

No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government

Oct 8th 2017, 8:45 AM 70,473 Views 67 Comments

To boost crime prevention, the Partnership of Government commits to supporting investment in CCTV at key locations along the road network and in urban centres.

# government - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'It's 2017, things are a bit different now': Varadkar defends video on government jet on way to EU Summit
# Private Jet
# Private Jet

'It's 2017, things are a bit different now': Varadkar defends video on government jet on way to EU Summit

Oct 3rd 2017, 10:45 PM 44,647 Views 91 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin accused Varadkar of using a government event to publicise the Fine Gael Party.

# government - Friday 29 September, 2017

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints
# Bullying And Harassment
# Bullying And Harassment

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints

Sep 29th 2017, 12:10 AM 16,205 Views 32 Comments

A request for information was posted to the government’s e-tender website this week.

# government - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds
# Water Cooler
# Water Cooler

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Sep 28th 2017, 9:18 AM 22,988 Views 124 Comments

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland
# HIV
# HIV

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland

Sep 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 18,567 Views 33 Comments

17% of people living in HIV say they have felt suicidal in the last year.

# government - Friday 22 September, 2017

Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech
# Money Dominates
# Money Dominates

Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech

Sep 22nd 2017, 12:28 PM 13,022 Views 69 Comments

All eyes are on May as she prepares to spell out her key demands in a keynote Brexit speech.

# government - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image
# Rate My Government
# Rate My Government

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Sep 21st 2017, 5:00 PM 13,347 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

# government - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

Sep 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,420 Views 46 Comments

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# government - Saturday 16 September, 2017

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes
# Housing
# Housing

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes

Sep 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,460 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.

# government - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Donegal flood humanitarian scheme to be rolled out for all natural disasters
# Hardship Payment
# Hardship Payment

Donegal flood humanitarian scheme to be rolled out for all natural disasters

Sep 14th 2017, 7:00 PM 5,885 Views 1 Comment

The financial assistance payment has been paid out to 138 people in Donegal to date.

# government - Monday 11 September, 2017

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive
# Recycling
# Recycling

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Sep 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 16,581 Views 61 Comments

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.

# government - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests
# Caught Out
# Caught Out

Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests

Sep 6th 2017, 3:50 PM 22,345 Views 120 Comments

Questions are being raised after 500,000 more false garda breath tests have been found.

# government - Monday 4 September, 2017

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you

Sep 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 13,221 Views 172 Comments

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear what you have to say on the subject.

Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk
# Radiation
# Radiation

Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk

Sep 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,672 Views 19 Comments

The costs associated with such a disaster range from €4 billion to €161 billion,

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?
# Robbing Peter
# Robbing Peter

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?

Sep 4th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,671 Views 47 Comments

Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.

# government - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
# Wherefore Art Thou
# Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 21,433 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

# government - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Varadkar says his new separate PR unit has cost nothing to date
# Media
# Media

Varadkar says his new separate PR unit has cost nothing to date

Aug 31st 2017, 2:05 PM 15,051 Views 85 Comments

Those in opposition have dubbed the new communications unit the Taoiseach’s own “spin machine”.

# government - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Restoring social welfare and an empty home tax: Peter McVerry Trust's plan to fix the housing crisis
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Restoring social welfare and an empty home tax: Peter McVerry Trust's plan to fix the housing crisis

Aug 29th 2017, 6:45 AM 18,030 Views 91 Comments

Today, the Peter McVerry Trust will announce the details of its pre-Budget submission.

# government - Monday 28 August, 2017

Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison
# Plastic Bag Ban
# Plastic Bag Ban

Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison

Aug 28th 2017, 10:11 PM 24,684 Views 24 Comments

The ban came into force today but has sparked a lot of criticism.

# government - Thursday 24 August, 2017

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year
# Parliamentary Question
# Parliamentary Question

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Aug 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,381 Views 18 Comments

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

# government - Friday 11 August, 2017

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries

Aug 11th 2017, 3:31 PM 11,188 Views 45 Comments

The UN Committee Against Torture is critical of the government’s record in a number of areas.

# government - Sunday 23 July, 2017

The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges

Jul 23rd 2017, 4:03 PM 16,478 Views 52 Comments

The government must decide how best to repay people and avoid another PR disaster.

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011
# Party Like It's
# Party Like It's

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

Jul 23rd 2017, 11:05 AM 16,786 Views 159 Comments

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

# government - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn
# Water Under The Bridge
# Water Under The Bridge

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

Jul 16th 2017, 2:09 PM 13,468 Views 55 Comments

It is estimated that the refunds will cost in the region of €160 million.

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings
# Behaviour And Attitudes
# Behaviour And Attitudes

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

Jul 16th 2017, 7:39 AM 13,095 Views 75 Comments

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# government - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal
# Pay Inequality
# Pay Inequality

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal

Jul 13th 2017, 3:59 PM 12,524 Views 22 Comments

The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.

# government - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

Jul 12th 2017, 4:57 PM 8,359 Views 29 Comments

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it
# Spectrum
# Spectrum

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it

Jul 12th 2017, 11:55 AM 12,676 Views 12 Comments

About 600 children are born with autism in Ireland every year.

# government - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions

Jul 11th 2017, 11:52 AM 11,609 Views 16 Comments

The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.

Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?

Jul 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 14,955 Views 31 Comments

We take a look.

# government - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support
# Disability
# Disability

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Jun 29th 2017, 9:55 PM 25,514 Views 21 Comments

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# government - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Royal family set for bumper year of income as €419 million renovation on Buckingham Palace starts
# Buckingham Palace
# Buckingham Palace

Royal family set for bumper year of income as €419 million renovation on Buckingham Palace starts

Jun 27th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,777 Views 66 Comments

The refurbishment is set to replace electrical wiring, water pipes and boilers in the biggest overhaul since the 1950s.

# government - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal
# Pluses And Minuses
# Pluses And Minuses

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal

Jun 22nd 2017, 7:50 PM 9,973 Views 45 Comments

The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.