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# john-halligan - Friday 1 May, 2020

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,201 Views 51 Comments

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Varadkar pressed by opposition leaders on plans to ease restrictions in teleconference call
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar pressed by opposition leaders on plans to ease restrictions in teleconference call

Updated Apr 29th 2020, 10:31 PM 72,100 Views 96 Comments

Earlier, junior minister John Halligan said people need to “know there’s the pathway” out of this.

# john-halligan - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers

Apr 23rd 2020, 5:32 PM 31,033 Views 57 Comments

Minister of State John Hallligan says the powers should be reviewed on a monthly-basis.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics

Jan 15th 2020, 8:08 AM 26,184 Views 58 Comments

Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.

# john-halligan - Friday 9 August, 2019

Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling
# Voter Polling
# Voter Polling

Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling

Aug 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,241 Views 13 Comments

Throughout 2018, speculation was rife that a snap general election could be on the cards.

# john-halligan - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 2:00 PM 34,969 Views 120 Comments

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

# john-halligan - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Butcher, bar manager, wind turbine engineer - just some of the apprenticeships on offer this year
# Learn Your Trade
# Learn Your Trade

Butcher, bar manager, wind turbine engineer - just some of the apprenticeships on offer this year

Jan 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 31,246 Views 19 Comments

The qualification you receive at the end of it ranges from level 5 to level 10 on the national framework of qualifications.

# john-halligan - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Minister Halligan plans to protest against Trump's visit in November
# Not Welcome
# Not Welcome

Minister Halligan plans to protest against Trump's visit in November

Updated Sep 2nd 2018, 7:18 PM 20,309 Views 112 Comments

The Waterford TD described the US President’s attitude to migrants and women as “repulsive”.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare
# Granny Grant
# Granny Grant

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 4:55 PM 42,625 Views 140 Comments

The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight
# Boycott
# Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:25 PM 36,852 Views 86 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

# john-halligan - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Jun 1st 2018, 9:04 PM 84,436 Views 121 Comments

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

May 22nd 2018, 5:46 PM 12,227 Views 147 Comments

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# john-halligan - Monday 21 May, 2018

Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance
# Waterford
# Waterford

Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance

May 21st 2018, 8:13 AM 51,449 Views 205 Comments

The Bishop of Waterford said in a statement that a confirmation sponsor must be a “practising Catholic”.

# john-halligan - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Ireland looking to the stars with new plans to fund jobs in space sector
# Out Of Space
# Out Of Space

Ireland looking to the stars with new plans to fund jobs in space sector

Feb 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 9,118 Views 17 Comments

Minister John Halligan announced a new strategy this week but it has been criticised for “supporting the arms industry”.

# john-halligan - Friday 9 February, 2018

Closure averted: Waterford mobile cath lab to remain open for another 20 weeks
# Cardiac Services
# Cardiac Services

Closure averted: Waterford mobile cath lab to remain open for another 20 weeks

Feb 9th 2018, 2:38 PM 8,384 Views 8 Comments

The minister said Waterford TDs will continue to fight for a 24/7 service for the region.

# john-halligan - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'I'm learning every day': Apprenticeships in Ireland are making a comeback
# Booming
# Booming

'I'm learning every day': Apprenticeships in Ireland are making a comeback

Dec 31st 2017, 6:30 AM 19,903 Views 27 Comments

At the end of last year, the apprenticeship population was at about 13,000 and new registrations in 2018 are expected to reach over 6,000.

# john-halligan - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Waterford cath lab closed to emergency cardiac care for two days due to equipment fault
# Heart Attack Care
# Heart Attack Care

Waterford cath lab closed to emergency cardiac care for two days due to equipment fault

Dec 21st 2017, 6:59 PM 6,843 Views 16 Comments

The cardiac cath lab has been unable to provide services such as stenting procedures.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Halligan has another space and alien life themed Christmas card this year
# Sky's The Limit
# Sky's The Limit

Halligan has another space and alien life themed Christmas card this year

Dec 13th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,470 Views 73 Comments

The Minister of State, who has responsibility for Ireland’s role in Europe’s space mission, believes there is life on other planets.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:18 AM 10,554 Views 52 Comments

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

# john-halligan - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'
# Don't Go
# Don't Go

Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'

Nov 11th 2017, 1:52 PM 8,964 Views 51 Comments

“I don’t think it merits ending Minister Halligan’s career.”

# john-halligan - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies
# Independent
# Independent

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

Nov 10th 2017, 10:48 AM 14,959 Views 80 Comments

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

# john-halligan - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

Nov 9th 2017, 6:05 PM 24,018 Views 161 Comments

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# john-halligan - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview
# Government
# Government

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

Nov 8th 2017, 4:15 PM 135,541 Views 58 Comments

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

# john-halligan - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea
# Diplomatic Mission
# Diplomatic Mission

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

Nov 6th 2017, 1:00 PM 12,076 Views 63 Comments

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# john-halligan - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Taoiseach wouldn't want anything 'beastly' to happen Independent Alliance TDs if they go to North Korea
# Diplomatic Mission
# Diplomatic Mission

Taoiseach wouldn't want anything 'beastly' to happen Independent Alliance TDs if they go to North Korea

Nov 4th 2017, 1:33 PM 16,580 Views 117 Comments

Yesterday, Independent Alliance TD John Halligan said he would be prepared to initiate peace talks with Kim Jong-un.

# john-halligan - Friday 3 November, 2017

Peace and Neutrality Alliance welcomes John Halligan's request to go to North Korea to spark peace talks
# Kim John-un
# Kim John-un

Peace and Neutrality Alliance welcomes John Halligan's request to go to North Korea to spark peace talks

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:50 PM 37,438 Views 234 Comments

The Minister of State has said that the visit, if it’s approved, will not be a government one.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:07 AM 8,283 Views 51 Comments

A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.

# john-halligan - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'
# John Halligan
# John Halligan

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

Sep 3rd 2017, 3:01 PM 17,710 Views 87 Comments

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

# john-halligan - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,101 Views 19 Comments

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# john-halligan - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'
# Waterford Cath Lab
# Waterford Cath Lab

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Jul 4th 2017, 5:38 PM 12,276 Views 24 Comments

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

# john-halligan - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Did you know Ireland has a Minister for Space?
# Space Man
# Space Man

Did you know Ireland has a Minister for Space?

Jul 2nd 2017, 10:00 AM 21,131 Views 69 Comments

It’s this man.

# john-halligan - Monday 26 June, 2017

'If you have a heart attack in Waterford, Wexford or Kilkenny you should be treated the same'
# Cath Lab
# Cath Lab

'If you have a heart attack in Waterford, Wexford or Kilkenny you should be treated the same'

Jun 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,291 Views 31 Comments

Waterford man Tom Power died in an ambulance en route to Cork University Hospital having suffered a heart attack.

# john-halligan - Friday 23 June, 2017

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork
# Cath Lab
# Cath Lab

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:35 PM 19,924 Views 41 Comments

A 40-year-old man from Waterford died while being transported in an ambulance to a hospital in Cork.

# john-halligan - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC
# KNUCKLES RAPPED
# KNUCKLES RAPPED

'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC

Apr 13th 2017, 6:23 PM 18,439 Views 49 Comments

The Independent Alliance TD is believed to have taken issue with the line of questioning targeted at WIT.

# john-halligan - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan
# Untenable
# Untenable

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Mar 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 23,583 Views 54 Comments

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

# john-halligan - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Mar 11th 2017, 2:19 PM 23,513 Views 63 Comments

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

# john-halligan - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

Mar 10th 2017, 12:40 PM 21,670 Views 149 Comments

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# john-halligan - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised
# John Halligan
# John Halligan

Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised

Jan 19th 2017, 9:34 AM 14,834 Views 37 Comments

Halligan threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified.

# john-halligan - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit
# Southeast
# Southeast

Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit

Jan 14th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,682 Views 38 Comments

Protesters say their campaign continues despite the government’s plan.

# john-halligan - Friday 13 January, 2017

John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital
# Government Row
# Government Row

John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital

Jan 13th 2017, 12:06 PM 10,428 Views 31 Comments

The Independent Alliance TD almost left the government last year in a row over the lab.

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