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# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Planning review finds deficiencies but no evidence of wrongdoing

The Green Party, whose former leader John Gormley announced the review in 2010, said it “beggars belief” that all seven councils came out of the report “squeaky clean”.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Clare TD's fury at Fianna Fáil proposal for Limerick "land grab"

The Dáil voted down a proposal from Niall Collins to include some border areas of Co Clare under a new Limerick council.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 11 May, 2012

Nearly 700 NAMA units being provided suitable for social housing - minister

Jan O’Sullivan says over 2,000 properties have been appraised for their suitability – and only half are fit for use as social housing.

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending

The government says proposals by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness would hamper the government’s own plan for reforms.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent"

Deputy Jan O’Sullivan made the comments in response to a question from Deputy Mick Wallace. His question came after a report found that there are issues regarding transparency in appointments to State boards.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

"Significant progress" made in tackling Celtic Tiger-era planning - Minister

Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan said significant progress is being made in tackling the legacy of Celtic Tiger-era planning.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 30 March, 2012

Criticism of planning investigations 'a smokescreen' says Minister

Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan strongly rejected claims that it has not cancelled planning inquiries.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Minister rules out seizing NAMA properties for social housing

Jan O’Sullivan says most NAMA properties are part of the security for loans, and can’t simply be seized by the State.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Housing

Distressed mortgages, social housing, ghost estates, homelessness – how has the government done in the area of housing in its first year?

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Higgins warned about abuse of parliamentary privilege over Belmayne 'lie' remarks

The Ceann Comhairle says Joe Higgins can’t use the Dáil “to make allegations against people who cannot defend themselves”.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 10 February, 2012

SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister

The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

No meeting with Minister Hogan for Priory Hall residents

Despite a resolution from Dublin City councillors calling on both the Taoiseach and the Minister for the Environment to hear their story.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Murder accused found dead in cell; baby Jesus comes home in pieces; and North Korea’s no-frills airline in photos…

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Today’s 5 at 5: Waterford is seeking the return of a stolen Baby Jesus, the restructuring of Bank of Ireland has been approved, and a man has died at a Dublin courthouse.

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan appointed ‘super-junior’ minister

O’Sullivan succeeds Willie Penrose as Housing Minister, while veteran Joe Costello is given her old job at Foreign Affairs.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub'

The Government has commissioned a feasibility study on developing the airport as a centre for international aid.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 21 November, 2011

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan has admitted that child benefit could be subject to cuts, despite warnings it could “push families into poverty”.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly

The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 26 August, 2011

Ireland contributes €100k to emergency medical supplies for Tripoli Libya This post contains videos

Ireland contributes €100k to emergency medical supplies for Tripoli

Serious medical supply and staff shortages have left Tripoli hospitals unable to cope with the level of casualties from the Libyan conflict.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 15 July, 2011

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Members of the 31st Dáil get ready for their first day at school; the $250 million ‘sex slave’ lawsuit against American Apparel founder, and the answer to the question that has confounded science for centuries – does Guinness travel well?

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 4 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

Politicians blow hot and cold with Vincent Browne; James Reilly is on his tod with the girls; and the sun shines on a Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Don't bother with reshuffle, call an election - opposition

The opposition parties say the latest developments around the cabinet table are a sign an election should be called.