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#Joe Costello

# joe-costello - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes High Court This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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?

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"

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

*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

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

# joe-costello - Monday 10 March, 2014

Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods

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

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

Latest round of Irish humanitarian funding for Syrian crisis announced

€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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# joe-costello - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Politicians Be Playin' Pic of The Day

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# joe-costello - Monday 23 September, 2013

Government announces aid funding for women and children

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

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

# joe-costello - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Halawa siblings could find out today if they will be freed

News on the release of the four – held in Cairo for the last fortnight – is expected today or tomorrow, according to a sister of the siblings.

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