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#Josepha Madigan

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light

The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.

# josepha-madigan - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Environmental groups enraged by protected sites plan for endangered hen harrier

The groups claim that the Culture Minister’s threat response plan would see large-scale commercial conifer forestry in hen harrier protected areas.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 31 August, 2018

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.

Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not'

Minister Josepha Madigan writes about how she is inspired by Ifra Ahmed and her fight against FGM in Ireland.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Open-air gigs, Oscar-nominated film workshops, and river racing: Culture Night programme goes live

More than 4,000 free events will take place across the country on 21 September.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 16 July, 2018

'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath

To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'According to the papers, Katherine Zappone practises witchcraft and now Josepha is saying mass'

Varadkar was speaking today at the National Economic Dialogue.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 25 June, 2018

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

# josepha-madigan - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster

More than 500 people died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by three torpedoes in 1918.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy'

Dr Peter Boylan met with Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the risk associated with taking abortion pills.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Government to invest an "unprecedented" €1.2 billion in culture, language and heritage

The move is as part of the Ireland 2040 plan.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

# josepha-madigan - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Fresh harassment and bullying allegations have emerged at the National Museum

Minister Josepha Madigan’s response to the allegations was labelled “very unsatisfactory” in the Dáil.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 15 September, 2017

Divorce referendum expected to be held November 2018

Currently, couples must have lived apart for four years out of the preceding five before they can initiate divorce proceedings.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two

If passed, a referendum will be called to change the Constitution.

# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Apartment owners could face 'up to €30 million' bill to bring complex up to regulations

Residents of Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford have been informed that they may be faced with a huge bill.

# josepha-madigan - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Martin McGuinness points finger firmly at the DUP at Public Accounts Committee hearing on Project Eagle

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has been giving his side of the story regarding the Project Eagle debacle.

# josepha-madigan - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Shatter alleges 'unnecessary interference' by Fine Gael in managing vote

The former justice minister said leaflets were distributed during the week instructing voters to give Josepha Madigan their number one.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 18 January, 2016

'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours

“Anyone with an eye for art will see.”

# josepha-madigan - Monday 7 December, 2015

Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

# josepha-madigan - Friday 2 October, 2015

Alan Shatter pips local councillor by nine votes to win Fine Gael nomination in south Dublin

The former justice minister faced a battle to ensure he could run in the next general election.

# josepha-madigan - Monday 31 August, 2015

Trouble for Shatter as Olivia Mitchell to declare she WON'T run again

The former justice minister faces an uphill battle to secure Fine Gael members’ support in his own constituency.

# josepha-madigan - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Alan Shatter's fight for redemption in south Dublin

The former justice minister could struggle to win the backing of Fine Gael members in his own constituency.