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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'
# Timing
# Timing

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

May 11th 2019, 3:01 PM 15,476 Views 44 Comments

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
# Polls
# Polls

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

Dec 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 9,985 Views 22 Comments

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
# Online Ads
# Online Ads

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

Dec 27th 2018, 7:40 AM 3,878 Views 4 Comments

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 Long Time Coming
# A Long Time Coming

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

Dec 27th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,752 Views 22 Comments

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
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

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

Dec 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,587 Views 82 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:45 AM 22,334 Views 15 Comments

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
# Save Water
# Save Water

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Updated Jun 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 35,736 Views 186 Comments

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'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

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

Jun 24th 2017, 2:46 PM 20,117 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Boundary Review
# Boundary Review

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

Nov 25th 2015, 6:36 PM 26,582 Views 41 Comments

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
# School's Out
# School's Out

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

Oct 31st 2015, 7:30 AM 26,635 Views 42 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,439 Views 68 Comments

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
# Dáil Bantz

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

May 26th 2015, 5:25 PM 18,093 Views 22 Comments

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
# Pact-men
# Pact-men

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

Aug 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,581 Views 36 Comments

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
# Not A Great Start
# Not A Great Start

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

Jun 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,576 Views 41 Comments

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
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

May 14th 2014, 10:48 PM 18,039 Views 70 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

May 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,337 Views 25 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,058 Views 48 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Feb 13th 2014, 10:03 AM 9,862 Views 48 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Feb 11th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,029 Views 27 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Feb 8th 2014, 5:23 PM 10,954 Views 29 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Sep 17th 2013, 4:26 PM 4,955 Views 59 Comments

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?
# What Now?
# What Now?

The abortion debate - what happens next?

Jul 11th 2013, 8:19 AM 7,898 Views 47 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jul 10th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,685 Views 63 Comments

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
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

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

Jul 8th 2013, 9:19 AM 7,447 Views 128 Comments

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