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# josepha-madigan - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 51,667 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January
# Education
# Education

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January

Jan 14th 2021, 1:23 PM 46,687 Views 90 Comments

The ‘staggered’ return is to begin from 21 January.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach

Jun 16th 2020, 3:39 PM 36,466 Views 27 Comments

Cinemas could reopen in August, said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork
# Birds
# Birds

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork

May 13th 2020, 11:37 AM 29,452 Views 56 Comments

BirdWatch Ireland said that 23 dead buzzards were recovered near Timoleague last December.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 3 April, 2020

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus
# Funding
# Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:08 PM 31,591 Views 64 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

Public urged to 'shine a light' in their windows on Easter Saturday for the sick and frontline workers
# Shine A Light
# Shine A Light

Public urged to 'shine a light' in their windows on Easter Saturday for the sick and frontline workers

Apr 3rd 2020, 1:57 PM 102,863 Views 77 Comments

A light will be shone on public buildings and Irish embassies on Easter Saturday.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House

Feb 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 11,486 Views 21 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke with three candidates who have just completed their first term as TDs in Leinster House.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 2 January, 2020

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

Jan 2nd 2020, 11:45 AM 22,615 Views 30 Comments

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,972 Views 68 Comments

The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project
# EU Life Funding
# EU Life Funding

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project

Dec 19th 2019, 9:03 AM 16,898 Views 50 Comments

The population of Corncrake has declined by 85% since the 1970s.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 29 November, 2019

'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December
# Two Years
# Two Years

'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December

Nov 29th 2019, 8:10 AM 90,862 Views 33 Comments

Couples will have to live apart for two of the last three years to get a divorce.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,246 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan

Oct 30th 2019, 10:48 AM 10,422 Views 17 Comments

The building in which the National Theatre is housed is over 50 years old.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Minister to push ahead with plans to get Moore Street market back 'to its former glory'
# Heritage Hub
# Heritage Hub

Minister to push ahead with plans to get Moore Street market back 'to its former glory'

Oct 17th 2019, 9:13 AM 15,533 Views 36 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan wants Moore Street to be a ‘heritage hub’ in the capital city.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Josepha Madigan rejects calls to reintroduce wolves into Ireland
# Wolves
# Wolves

Josepha Madigan rejects calls to reintroduce wolves into Ireland

Oct 1st 2019, 4:42 PM 22,991 Views 70 Comments

Eamon Ryan TD today called for the reintroduction of the animal to help rewild part of the countrywide.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 27 September, 2019

Ireland's Curlew population is 'on brink of extinction', warn conservationists
# Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland

Ireland's Curlew population is 'on brink of extinction', warn conservationists

Sep 27th 2019, 6:12 PM 18,219 Views 58 Comments

The current Curlew population stands at just 138 pairs.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands
# Destroyed
# Destroyed

Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands

Sep 25th 2019, 5:17 PM 17,648 Views 57 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan says she is taking the matter very seriously.

'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy
# Sean Walsh Memorial Park
# Sean Walsh Memorial Park

'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy

Sep 25th 2019, 7:11 AM 16,177 Views 32 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan has said her investigations unit is looking into the matter.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 9 August, 2019

Minister suspends hare coursing licences after deadly rabbit disease discovered in the wild
# Deadly
# Deadly

Minister suspends hare coursing licences after deadly rabbit disease discovered in the wild

Aug 9th 2019, 7:15 PM 40,672 Views 138 Comments

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is asking the public to report any suspected discoveries of the disease.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs

Jul 18th 2019, 4:20 PM 583 Views 0 Comments

The company formerly called Mytaxi urged the Culture Minister to bring the concept to Dublin.

30 cultural practices given official state recognition to 'protect and preserve' for future generations
# Living History
# Living History

30 cultural practices given official state recognition to 'protect and preserve' for future generations

Jul 18th 2019, 2:35 PM 17,611 Views 43 Comments

A range of activities from Irish crochet lace to the Burren Winterage festival have been given official status.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Government drops plans to trial roadside hedge-cutting in August
# Wildlife Act
# Wildlife Act

Government drops plans to trial roadside hedge-cutting in August

Jul 16th 2019, 5:11 PM 31,138 Views 52 Comments

Roadside hedge cutting is only allowed between September and February every year.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 5 July, 2019

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists
# Draw The Dole
# Draw The Dole

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists

Jul 5th 2019, 9:35 PM 26,968 Views 81 Comments

Unemployed artists will be able to receive jobseekers allowance while also focusing on their own work for 12 months.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

May 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 32,562 Views 57 Comments

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife
# City Culture
# City Culture

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife

May 8th 2019, 7:23 PM 36,486 Views 54 Comments

The minister has suggested a night mayor for cities such as Dublin could be beneficial.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum
# Divorce
# Divorce

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 18,605 Views 25 Comments

A new report by the society details a number of “unsatisfactory” aspects of divorce law.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 8:17 PM 29,156 Views 58 Comments

Through primary legislation the government would introduce, you would have to live apart for two years before getting a divorce.

# josepha-madigan - Sunday 24 February, 2019

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it
# For Sale
# For Sale

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it

Feb 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 97,779 Views 70 Comments

Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

Feb 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 14,502 Views 103 Comments

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

# josepha-madigan - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Youth orchestra for disabled musicians 'major step towards societal change'
# Le Cheile
# Le Cheile

Youth orchestra for disabled musicians 'major step towards societal change'

Feb 9th 2019, 4:01 PM 6,711 Views 0 Comments

The Le Chéile project will develop music groups for young disabled musicians in every province.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community
# UK
# UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

Jan 30th 2019, 9:11 PM 11,450 Views 21 Comments

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:38 PM 24,896 Views 114 Comments

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

# josepha-madigan - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush

Jan 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,002 Views 26 Comments

The Soloheadbeg Ambush is widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 18 January, 2019

Ulster Bank initiates High Court action against Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan
# Courts
# Courts

Ulster Bank initiates High Court action against Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan

Jan 18th 2019, 6:05 AM 93,476 Views 0 Comments

The bank has has launched court proceedings against the Fine Gael TD and her brother.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 14 January, 2019

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area
# Affluent Areas
# Affluent Areas

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area

Jan 14th 2019, 3:15 PM 17,387 Views 77 Comments

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has said she wants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 7 January, 2019

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction
# Cultural Concerns
# Cultural Concerns

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

Jan 7th 2019, 6:10 PM 31,926 Views 36 Comments

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
# Substituted
# Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,641 Views 18 Comments

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

# josepha-madigan - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Wildlife group's complaint over destruction of woodland 'disingenuous' claims Department
# Connemara
# Connemara

Wildlife group's complaint over destruction of woodland 'disingenuous' claims Department

Dec 23rd 2018, 4:30 PM 20,013 Views 22 Comments

The IWT says the public has been left with a smaller and biologically poorer National Park.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 7 December, 2018

How should we preserve and protect Sceilg Mhichíl? People urged to have their say
# World Heritage Site
# World Heritage Site

How should we preserve and protect Sceilg Mhichíl? People urged to have their say

Dec 7th 2018, 10:04 PM 13,216 Views 21 Comments

In recent years, the island has been host to plenty of tourists… and Luke Skywalker.

# josepha-madigan - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge
# Put The Phone Away
# Put The Phone Away

Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge

Nov 17th 2018, 11:19 AM 13,013 Views 21 Comments

Justice Frank Clarke says the direction is about ensuring fair trials.

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