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# josepha-madigan - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?'

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.

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