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#Heather Humphreys

# heather-humphreys - Monday 20 July, 2015

Guns from the Spanish Armada have just been found off the Irish coast

The latest recovery effort has turned up bronze cannons, a gun carriage wheel and a cauldron.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 18 June, 2015

The government got a (very brief) scare in the Seanad today Seanadigans This post contains videos

The government got a (very brief) scare in the Seanad today

The opposition has managed to force Arts Minister Heather Humphreys to come into the house later today.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires

The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.

The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation

Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.

# heather-humphreys - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Mick Wallace: Irish bands need more support so they don't rely on the dole

“Most of those starting their careers in the cultural industries recognise the dole as a necessary fact of life.”

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Enda Kenny wants more women...

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Tight purse strings means the next Irish City of Culture has been cancelled

The next event was expected in 2018 but now won’t happen.

# heather-humphreys - Saturday 15 November, 2014

'I will not leave the House': Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

'I will not leave the House': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In a week where Mary Lou McDonald staged a sit-in in the Dáil and ministers were heckled at the launch of the Government’s 1916 commemoration plans.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word 1916 Rising This post contains videos

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Relatives boycott launch of 1916 commemorations, calling it a 'political stunt'

A group that represents 850 relatives is boycotting tonight’s event, despite Minister Humphrey’s assurances that Ireland 2016 will be “inclusive”.

Humphreys' charm offensive with 1916 relatives ahead of 'big announcement'

Relatives had been wavering on whether they’d attend a large-scale press event at the GPO this evening.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered' Ceremony This post contains images

'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered'

A remembrance ceremony was held this afternoon in Glasnevin Cemetery.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here is John McNulty's handwritten note accepting his controversial state board appointment

The former Fine Gael Seanad candidate’s nomination to the board of IMMA caused a huge political crisis recently.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016

Her Department’s being given €212 million in total to spend, as part of Budget 2015.

Fine Gael TD claims that €10k diamond ring story leaked to cause him harm

Séan Conlan has been responding to a story on the front of the Irish Independent today.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Heather Humphreys faced new claims about 'McNulty-gate' in the Seanad tonight

New claims of a meeting between the Taoiseach and John McNulty in June have been dismissed this evening.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Humphreys keeping schtum on Fine Gael official who gave her John McNulty's CV

The Arts Minister was questioned on the issue in the Seanad this evening.

# heather-humphreys - Saturday 4 October, 2014

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 3 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Heather Humphreys had another bad afternoon answering questions on 'McNulty-gate'

The relatively new Arts Minister continues to face questions over the John McNulty debacle.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

McNulty met with FG officials before Seanad race withdrawal - but says he wasn't pushed

The Minister for Arts also said that McNulty wasn’t a Seanad candidate when she appointed him to the board of IMMA.

# heather-humphreys - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Poll: Who do you blame most for the John McNulty scandal? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you blame most for the John McNulty scandal?

The affair is going away, but who shoulders the most blame?

# heather-humphreys - Saturday 27 September, 2014

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 26 September, 2014

'Not my finest hour': Enda Kenny says he takes all the blame for McNulty-gate

The Taoiseach has said he takes full responsibility for the controversy surrounding John McNulty’s nomination to the Seanad.

State of the Nation: Questions for Heather

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 25 September, 2014

John McNulty quits controversial state board job... but will continue his Seanad bid

The controversy surrounding Fine Gael’s nominee for the upper house is rumbling on today.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Stroke politics? The controversy over Fine Gael's Seanad hopeful isn't going away

John McNulty was appointed to a state board days before Fine Gael nominated him for the Seanad.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

A 'national day off' for 2016? It should be looked at, says Minister

The idea of a once-off ‘Republic Day’ is being “seriously considered” at by politicians, as plans for the centenary celebrations are put together.

# heather-humphreys - Saturday 16 August, 2014

'The other one is worser': Winners, losers and one we couldn't decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

'The other one is worser': Winners, losers and one we couldn't decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Heather Humphreys battles pirates to bring Culture Night news to the masses

The national event will take place on Friday 19 September.

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet

Heather Humphreys, the senior minister at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has admitted her command of the language isn’t the best.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 1 August, 2014

Star Wars filming did not harm Skellig's bird population, Minister insists

Specialist staff from the wildlife service and the monuments service were on hand this week, as JJ Abrams filmed the latest installment of the franchise.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

# heather-humphreys - Friday 11 July, 2014

In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle

What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?

Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle

Analysis: The Cabinet’s female membership is doubled but will Labour rue taking on Environment?

# heather-humphreys - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

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