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#John Paul Phelan

# john-paul-phelan - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

# john-paul-phelan - Friday 28 December, 2018

E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections

The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.

# john-paul-phelan - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads

The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission

A public consultation on what structure and responsibilities the Commission will have has been launched today.

# john-paul-phelan - Monday 17 December, 2018

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

# john-paul-phelan - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

# john-paul-phelan - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

# john-paul-phelan - Saturday 24 June, 2017

New junior minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan 'may well have to resign'

He said some of the revelations to come out of An Garda Síochána “are appalling”.

# john-paul-phelan - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

'It's like these two buckos woke up one morning and decided to change a border'

One Fine Gael TD is not happy that the border between Waterford and Kilkenny might be moved.

# john-paul-phelan - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Bus Éireann will no longer take kids to school during severe weather

One TD believes that the plans could put kids’ lives in danger.

# john-paul-phelan - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

# john-paul-phelan - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today Dáil Bantz This post contains videos

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today

They just couldn’t help themselves…

# john-paul-phelan - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# john-paul-phelan - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# john-paul-phelan - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

# john-paul-phelan - Thursday 8 May, 2014

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member

A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.

# john-paul-phelan - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# john-paul-phelan - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Dáil's youngest TD now favourite to run for Fine Gael in European elections

Simon Harris could now be one of the party’s three candidates in Ireland South.

# john-paul-phelan - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Fine Gael's European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates

The biggest party in the country is looking for a candidate to run in Ireland South after the surprise decision by former IFA president John Bryan not to seek the nomination.

# john-paul-phelan - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Here's who could run for Fine Gael in Ireland South now John Bryan has ruled himself out

The former IFA president’s surprise decision not to seek the Fine Gael nomination leaves the party examining other options.

# john-paul-phelan - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Oireachtas: It's not possible to estimate how much abolishing Seanad would save

The Houses of the Oireachtas has said it is not possible to estimate the amount of net actual savings that would arise from Seanad abolition despite Fine Gael’s repeated claim that it would be €20 million per year.

# john-paul-phelan - Thursday 11 July, 2013

The abortion debate - what happens next?

The Dáil sat until 5am debating proposed amendments to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill and will begin again at 4pm.

# john-paul-phelan - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

D-day for Creighton as Dáil to vote on abortion legislation

Fine Gael looks likely to lose the European Affairs minister when the Dáil debates and votes on amendments to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill today but other wavering TDs could now support the new law.

# john-paul-phelan - Monday 8 July, 2013

TD facing expulsion still 'weighing up' decision ahead of abortion vote

The Fine Gael TD is on the fence ahead of Wednesday night’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.