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#Jan O'Sullivan

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30

The Department’s plans for a national database have come under fire.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Enda Kenny wants more women...

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

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

"Discrimination of the highest order" - Louise O'Keeffe shocked by State offer to abuse victims

The offers are being linked to whether or not a complaint was made against an abuser.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

No resolution in sight for striking teachers

The action today has seen 27,000 of the country’s teachers taking industrial action.

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?

Students have a day off as teachers take action over proposed Junior Cert reforms.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 1 December, 2014

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

# jan-osullivan - 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.

Jan O'Sullivan says she's not budging an inch

The TUI and ASTI have announced two days of strike action — the first set to take place on 2 December.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 14 November, 2014

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Two days of action are going ahead. The first is on 2 December.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Waterford IT chair steps down to allow for 'new blood' amid merger controversy

Last month, Waterford IT pulled out of a planned merger with IT Carlow.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Taoiseach (and two Ministers) will meet with Louise O'Keeffe in 'the coming weeks'

It was originally hoped that this meeting would take place in September.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

Scotland said No, Gordon Brown re-emerged, as did Alan Shatter, and Micheál Martin tied himself in knots.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

More than 60,000 students will get their Junior Cert results today

There was an increase in the number of students taking up higher level maths and more than 90% of the Junior Cycle cohort takes up science.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 18 August, 2014

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Hundreds of teachers won't be trained for the new English curriculum by September

It has prompted renewed calls from the opposition for changes to the Junior Cycle to be delayed.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 11 July, 2014

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?

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level

A new initiative will see local authorities form action plans to tackle literacy levels in local communities.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 30 June, 2014

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 28 June, 2014

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Charity calls on Housing Minister to meet homeless people tonight; she declines

The Inner City Helping Homeless group has urged Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to ‘open her eyes’ and reconsider turning down their offer of meeting homeless people tonight.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'Misleading and grossly inaccurate': Minister slams critics of housing plan

An opposition TD said that if Labour backed the new measures the party would have “completely abandoned any pretence of social justice”.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 12 June, 2014

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours

Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Tenancies board to investigate how rents can be brought under control

A major study has been announced by the the Private Residential Tenancies Board.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

'Row in behind' homelessness action plan urges Simon Community

The Cabinet will discuss plans to tackle the homelessness crisis this morning.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed

Councillors want answers over why their housing budget is to be cut by 50 per cent over the next two years.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 21 April, 2014

Here's how many houses Nama has handed over for social housing 518

Here's how many houses Nama has handed over for social housing

Spoiler: It’s just 11 per cent of the available stock.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rejects average water charge of €240

The Housing Minister said people will alter their water use “like plastic bags”.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 5 April, 2014

We need a plan for Ireland's houses, says Peter McVerry charity

Rising rents, high property prices, homelessness, and social housing waiting lists have combined to cause problems for many people looking for a place to live.