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#Joe Costello

# joe-costello - Friday 23 July, 2021

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello
# Courts
# Courts

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:11 PM 23,645 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes

Nov 28th 2017, 12:02 PM 13,570 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.

# joe-costello - Monday 27 November, 2017

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Nov 27th 2017, 11:49 AM 17,123 Views 47 Comments

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# joe-costello - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009
# Before Government
# Before Government

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009

Feb 10th 2016, 5:18 PM 17,604 Views 91 Comments

Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Eamon Gilmore named one of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2015

Eamon Gilmore named one of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2015

Dec 1st 2015, 9:27 PM 12,128 Views 98 Comments

That’s according to Foreign Policy magazine – and it’s thanks to his work on the marriage referendum.

This man got more than he bargained for when he tried to question a Labour TD
# Poll Wallop
# Poll Wallop

This man got more than he bargained for when he tried to question a Labour TD

Dec 1st 2015, 12:57 PM 39,084 Views 86 Comments

Joe Costello was accosted by anti-water charge protesters in his constituency last night.

# joe-costello - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'
# PAC
# PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'

Mar 22nd 2015, 3:57 PM 13,994 Views 31 Comments

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

No deal: The government is playing hardball over the Aer Lingus sale
# Grounded
# Grounded

No deal: The government is playing hardball over the Aer Lingus sale

Feb 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,493 Views 143 Comments

The Transport Minister wants a longer guarantee on the airline’s Heathrow slots

# joe-costello - Friday 7 November, 2014

Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC
# Dodgy Dossier
# Dodgy Dossier

Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC

Nov 7th 2014, 10:51 PM 27,468 Views 0 Comments

A senior civil servant has come forward with information relating to incidents that occurred over a 30-year period.

# joe-costello - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2
# The Sweetest Deal
# The Sweetest Deal

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2

Oct 16th 2014, 1:17 PM 12,833 Views 26 Comments

“In that area, €450,000 wouldn’t be worth a semi-detached residence.”

# joe-costello - Monday 4 August, 2014

"Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing
# Small Areas Policing
# Small Areas Policing

"Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing

Aug 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,985 Views 44 Comments

A chief superintendent has made the warning while discussing the Small Areas Policing Programme, where community gardaí will be assigned to individual areas.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history
# West Africa
# West Africa

Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history

Jul 15th 2014, 11:03 AM 7,368 Views 14 Comments

The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

# joe-costello - Monday 14 July, 2014

Here's how Ireland is tackling violence against females during conflict
# Helping Hands
# Helping Hands

Here's how Ireland is tackling violence against females during conflict

Jul 14th 2014, 1:45 PM 7,357 Views 18 Comments

The money will be used by the International Rescue Committee to help during times of conflict or natural disaster.

# joe-costello - Friday 11 July, 2014

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

Jul 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,001 Views 6 Comments

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# joe-costello - Sunday 29 June, 2014

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health
# HSE
# HSE

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health

Jun 29th 2014, 1:33 PM 8,521 Views 32 Comments

Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.

Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European Commissioner job
# Off To Europe?
# Off To Europe?

Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European Commissioner job

Jun 29th 2014, 12:51 PM 5,788 Views 69 Comments

He said Ireland would be looking for a significant portfolio in Europe.

# joe-costello - Saturday 21 June, 2014

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan
# Let's Be Diplomatic
# Let's Be Diplomatic

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Jun 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 4,135 Views 8 Comments

The current roster of election observers, drawn up in May of last year, includes about 200 people with previous experience of elections or public office.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 17,680 Views 16 Comments

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# joe-costello - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Ireland provides €50k to Balkans after worst flooding in living memory
# Flood Relief
# Flood Relief

Ireland provides €50k to Balkans after worst flooding in living memory

May 25th 2014, 12:20 PM 6,393 Views 31 Comments

The funding will be used solely in Bosnia and Herzegovina for vaccines and psychological support.

# joe-costello - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?
# Unlocking The Code
# Unlocking The Code

Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?

May 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 11,251 Views 30 Comments

A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.

# joe-costello - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Labour minister brands fixed water charges as "ridiculous"
# Rift
# Rift

Labour minister brands fixed water charges as "ridiculous"

Apr 19th 2014, 7:54 PM 17,814 Views 100 Comments

Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.

# joe-costello - Sunday 13 April, 2014

The government liked* Mexico so much they're sending someone there again
# Arriba
# Arriba

The government liked* Mexico so much they're sending someone there again

Apr 13th 2014, 3:47 PM 11,377 Views 37 Comments

*And by liked, we mean liked the potential of increased trade with the country.

# joe-costello - Monday 31 March, 2014

Minister's car stolen from outside his constituency office
# Aughrim Street
# Aughrim Street

Minister's car stolen from outside his constituency office

Mar 31st 2014, 12:57 PM 16,056 Views 63 Comments

Joe Costello was in his office working when the robbery occurred.

# joe-costello - Monday 10 March, 2014

Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods
# Big In China
# Big In China

Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods

Mar 10th 2014, 6:30 PM 17,052 Views 29 Comments

Exporter body predicts growth in Ireland-Asia trade for next 15 years.

# joe-costello - Thursday 20 February, 2014

283 Phoenix Parks worth of poppies were cultivated in Afghanistan last year
# Drugs
# Drugs

283 Phoenix Parks worth of poppies were cultivated in Afghanistan last year

Feb 20th 2014, 7:05 AM 8,547 Views 61 Comments

And one Sinn Féin TD says that is a problem for Ireland.

# joe-costello - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Latest round of Irish humanitarian funding for Syrian crisis announced
# Aid
# Aid

Latest round of Irish humanitarian funding for Syrian crisis announced

Feb 16th 2014, 3:34 PM 5,617 Views 33 Comments

€5.3 million has been approved, out of a total of €12 million this year.

# joe-costello - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Ireland is providing another €12 million in Syrian aid
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland is providing another €12 million in Syrian aid

Jan 15th 2014, 1:04 PM 6,398 Views 110 Comments

This brings the total contribution by Ireland since 2011 to over €26 million.

# joe-costello - Friday 27 December, 2013

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic

Dec 27th 2013, 2:04 PM 7,649 Views 93 Comments

With over 700,000 people displaced, Ireland is stepping in to help.

# joe-costello - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

Dec 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 6,352 Views 45 Comments

The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.

# joe-costello - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts
# The Philippines
# The Philippines

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts

Nov 17th 2013, 4:08 PM 7,689 Views 90 Comments

The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.

# joe-costello - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,222 Views 16 Comments

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

# joe-costello - Friday 8 November, 2013

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns

Nov 8th 2013, 8:51 AM 5,232 Views 39 Comments

The country donated €600,000 to the initiative between 2005 and 2011, when the decision was made to cease supporting it.

# joe-costello - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment

Oct 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,775 Views 49 Comments

For a sixth year in a row, funding for Irish Aid was cut bringing it down to €602 million.

# joe-costello - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories
# Middle East
# Middle East

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories

Oct 16th 2013, 9:29 PM 2,704 Views 19 Comments

The TD detailed his trip to Gaza and the Lebanon to an Oireachtas committee today.

# joe-costello - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer

Oct 12th 2013, 4:39 PM 5,345 Views 39 Comments

An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Costello to meet refugees during fact-finding visit to Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Costello to meet refugees during fact-finding visit to Gaza

Oct 8th 2013, 9:59 PM 3,019 Views 116 Comments

He described this as a time of hope but also increasing difficulty for ordinary Palestinians.

# joe-costello - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ireland gives 4,500 blankets, 150 tents and 2,100 mosquito nets to Niger
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland gives 4,500 blankets, 150 tents and 2,100 mosquito nets to Niger

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 3,531 Views 16 Comments

About 8,500 families have been displaced because of recent flooding.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Politicians Be Playin' Pic of The Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Politicians Be Playin' Pic of The Day

Oct 1st 2013, 1:49 PM 7,637 Views 20 Comments

No comment.

# joe-costello - Monday 23 September, 2013

Government announces aid funding for women and children
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Government announces aid funding for women and children

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 3,340 Views 25 Comments

The foreign aid minister says the money will protect the youngest and neediest in Irish society.

# joe-costello - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees
# Middle East
# Middle East

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:56 AM 3,550 Views 76 Comments

Minister Joe Costello says the crisis equates to “almost every child under the age of eighteen being forced to flee their homes”.

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