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#Junior Minister

# junior-minister - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

# junior-minister - Monday 28 August, 2017

'It's ignorance': Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing

Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan questioned Sinn Féin’s involvement with the Dublin-Monaghan bombing over the weekend.

# junior-minister - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues?

We asked Wexford’s first Junior Council about what they think of President Trump, the homeless crisis, and local politics.

# junior-minister - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?

Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.

# junior-minister - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

# junior-minister - Monday 28 July, 2014

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

# junior-minister - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies

More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.

# junior-minister - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Do we need a junior minister for rural development? Economy This post contains a poll

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

# junior-minister - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# junior-minister - Friday 6 September, 2013

Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch

The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.

# junior-minister - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital CUH

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital

The junior minister will continue her recovery from a bout of blood poisoning at home after being discharged from hospital in Cork.

# junior-minister - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Bruton: John Perry's conduct is exemplary John Perry This post contains videos

Bruton: John Perry's conduct is exemplary

While the Minister would not comment on Perry’s court case, he said that there are “clear codes for what ministers can and can’t do”.

# junior-minister - Friday 26 July, 2013

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland Sympathy This post contains videos

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland

Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.

# junior-minister - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Rabbitte: Let's not start dancing on John Perry's grave just yet

It’s not yet clear whether Minister of State for Small Business John Perry will have to step down after he had a judgment of €2.47 million entered against him in court.

# junior-minister - Friday 12 July, 2013

Paschal Donohoe confirmed as Lucinda Creighton replacement

Taoiseach Enda Kenny appoints FG Dublin Central TD as Minister of State for European Affairs.

# junior-minister - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister

Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.

# junior-minister - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

The US multi-national works with clients in Ireland like the Road Safety Authority and the Irish Medical Council.

# junior-minister - Friday 24 May, 2013

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

# junior-minister - Friday 19 April, 2013

Ivor Callely appears in court over allegedly falsified expenses claims

The 54-year-old former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator has appeared in court over allegations that he submitted six falsified invoices.

# junior-minister - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

# junior-minister - Thursday 14 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# junior-minister - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From The42 Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day Photobomb This post contains images

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day

Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.

# junior-minister - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Shortall gives up €33,100 payoff after quitting ministerial job

The former junior minister says she had instructed officials not to pay her any severance she may be entitled to.

# junior-minister - Monday 12 November, 2012

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms

Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.

# junior-minister - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shortall won't get ministerial pension - but can receive €33,100 severance

Ministers aren’t allowed to receive both – but Róisín Shortall isn’t entitled to one, so she is entitled to the other.

# junior-minister - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres

Last week, Minister Reilly had to defend his decision to consider two of his constituency towns for new primary care units.

# junior-minister - Monday 27 August, 2012

Minister visits refugee camp in Jordan as Syrian rebels 'shoot down' helicopter in Damascus In Pictures This post contains images

Minister visits refugee camp in Jordan as Syrian rebels 'shoot down' helicopter in Damascus

Plus, images of a war: refugees play home in the many camps set up in neighbouring countries as thousands continue to flee the violence.

# junior-minister - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Poll: Is it irresponsible to let under-18s drink at home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it irresponsible to let under-18s drink at home?

Junior Minister Roisin Shortall thinks parents who do so might mean well – but could be doing harm. What do you think?

# junior-minister - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister

Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.

# junior-minister - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?

# junior-minister - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure

Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.