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# michael-ring - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day
# Air Miles
# Air Miles

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

Mar 13th 2013, 10:19 AM 10,563 Views 96 Comments

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# michael-ring - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

Mar 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,275 Views 121 Comments

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

# michael-ring - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Caption time: What are Keith Wood and Minister Michael Ring saying?
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Caption time: What are Keith Wood and Minister Michael Ring saying?

Mar 7th 2013, 12:46 PM 8,399 Views 41 Comments

‘And then Enda text Angela by mistake!’

# michael-ring - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Match-fixing in Irish football can't be ruled out, insists Minister
# Match-Fixing
From The42
# Match-Fixing

Match-fixing in Irish football can't be ruled out, insists Minister

Feb 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,234 Views 14 Comments

Michael Ring says we can’t assume that Europol’s investigations won’t lead here.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

€12.6m of sports funding went to disadvantaged areas
# Sports
# Sports

€12.6m of sports funding went to disadvantaged areas

Jan 30th 2013, 11:24 AM 3,204 Views 14 Comments

A total of 41 per cent of the overall funding went to disadvantaged areas, Minister Michael Ring said.

# michael-ring - Friday 21 December, 2012

Sligo Rovers to receive €295,000 sports grant
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Sligo Rovers to receive €295,000 sports grant

Dec 21st 2012, 2:33 PM 886 Views 1 Comment

Club chairman Dermot Kelly has described the news as “a potential game-changer in the history of the club”.

# michael-ring - Monday 3 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Dec 3rd 2012, 4:55 PM 5,593 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Sports minister defends €200k grant to home town soccer club
# Sports Funding
# Sports Funding

Sports minister defends €200k grant to home town soccer club

Dec 3rd 2012, 11:29 AM 10,527 Views 47 Comments

Michael Ring says Westport United FC fully deserved a grant, while Mayo as a whole didn’t get more than it deserved.

# michael-ring - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Local sports projects to receive €26m in funding - Ring
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Local sports projects to receive €26m in funding - Ring

Dec 2nd 2012, 6:21 PM 7,205 Views 24 Comments

It was also announced that funds of €4 million would be made available for national and regional projects.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Michael Ring insists 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is 'realistic'
# Acting As Host
From The42
# Acting As Host

Michael Ring insists 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is 'realistic'

Nov 21st 2012, 4:38 PM 5,883 Views 17 Comments

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport has also outlined that he will prioritise shared sports facilities in this year’s sports capital funding programme.

# michael-ring - Thursday 4 October, 2012

€2.6 million in sports equipment grants approved
# Funding
# Funding

€2.6 million in sports equipment grants approved

Oct 4th 2012, 1:44 PM 4,744 Views 17 Comments

Minister of State Michael Ring said he hoped the equipment grants would boost participation in sport.

# michael-ring - Friday 31 August, 2012

Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers
# Winning
# Winning

Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers

Aug 31st 2012, 9:57 PM 11,781 Views 31 Comments

Team Ireland’s youngest member claims its first medal of the London Paralympic Games.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments

Aug 14th 2012, 12:39 PM 11,797 Views 54 Comments

Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.

# michael-ring - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Zambian and Vietnamese Paralympic teams choose Ireland for London 2012 training base
# Accommodation
From The42
# Accommodation

Zambian and Vietnamese Paralympic teams choose Ireland for London 2012 training base

Jun 17th 2012, 2:59 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

The countries have also been invited to participate in the Morton Pre-Games in Morton Stadium Santry on July 25.

# michael-ring - Saturday 16 June, 2012

North's Football Association rejects growing calls for all Ireland soccer team
# Ulster Says No
# Ulster Says No

North's Football Association rejects growing calls for all Ireland soccer team

Jun 16th 2012, 8:15 AM 8,193 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach and senior ministers have joined growing calls in political circles for the Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Football Association to unite.

# michael-ring - Monday 4 June, 2012

Minister to Londoners: Escape the Olympic madness and come to Ireland
# Escape The Madness
# Escape The Madness

Minister to Londoners: Escape the Olympic madness and come to Ireland

Jun 4th 2012, 6:21 PM 4,368 Views 34 Comments

Tourism Ireland and the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism are urging Londoners to escape the Olympics and come to Ireland during the competition next month.

# michael-ring - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Mount Enda Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Mount Enda Pic of the Day

Apr 28th 2012, 3:26 PM 4,548 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach who went up a hill and came down a mountain…

# michael-ring - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Taoiseach and 16 ministers off around the world for Patrick's Day celebrations
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach and 16 ministers off around the world for Patrick's Day celebrations

Mar 6th 2012, 6:25 PM 6,727 Views 128 Comments

Dinny McGinley is off to Glasgow and Michael Noonan will be in France. Here’s where else our government ministers will be jetting off to on 17 March…

# michael-ring - Friday 24 February, 2012

Five more countries choose Dublin as training base for Olympics
# London 2012
# London 2012

Five more countries choose Dublin as training base for Olympics

Feb 24th 2012, 9:32 AM 5,193 Views 14 Comments

Swimmers from the five countries will train at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.

# michael-ring - Monday 20 February, 2012

Loss of Cork-Swansea ferry service to 'impact tourism' in region
# Ferry
# Ferry

Loss of Cork-Swansea ferry service to 'impact tourism' in region

Feb 20th 2012, 10:27 AM 1,239 Views 5 Comments

The Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport says the loss of the service will impact the Southern region – but added the state did not have the resources to offer support.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Sports Council announce €10.5m funding for Irish athletes in 2012
# Money Matters
From The42
# Money Matters

Sports Council announce €10.5m funding for Irish athletes in 2012

Feb 14th 2012, 5:53 PM 2,627 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Sports Council today revealed details of a “very significant investment package for our top athletes” ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

# michael-ring - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,086 Views 76 Comments

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

# michael-ring - Friday 25 November, 2011

WATCH: Top Irish sports stars explain how sport can benefit the country
# Shop Talk
From The42
# Shop Talk

WATCH: Top Irish sports stars explain how sport can benefit the country

Nov 25th 2011, 1:36 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

Athletes including Bernard Brogan, Sean O’Brien and Deirdre Ryan describe how sport can lift the nation in these tough economic times.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Ring calls on airlines not to 'rip off' fans travelling to Euro 2012
# Plea
From The42
# Plea

Ring calls on airlines not to 'rip off' fans travelling to Euro 2012

Nov 22nd 2011, 12:22 PM 1,329 Views 10 Comments

The minister has said he expects an increase in prices ahead of the tournament, but has urged companies not to charge supporters excessive amounts.

# michael-ring - Monday 21 November, 2011

Ryanair announces four new routes from Knock Airport
# Knock
# Knock

Ryanair announces four new routes from Knock Airport

Nov 21st 2011, 2:00 PM 3,713 Views 25 Comments

The airline will be running 14 routes out of Ireland West Airport from April of next year.

# michael-ring - Monday 28 February, 2011

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011
# GE11
# GE11

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011

Feb 28th 2011, 9:57 AM 4,934 Views 0 Comments

We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.

# michael-ring - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies
# GE11
# GE11

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Feb 27th 2011, 1:05 AM 7,747 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

# michael-ring - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The next Taoiseach Enda Kenny re-elected in Mayo
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

The next Taoiseach Enda Kenny re-elected in Mayo

Feb 26th 2011, 7:59 PM 638 Views 0 Comments

The next Taoiseach was joined by Michael Ring in being elected on the first count in Mayo.

# michael-ring - Saturday 19 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 19th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,969 Views 2 Comments

All the news from the hustings today.

# michael-ring - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Labour attacks FG in child benefit newspaper ads
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Labour attacks FG in child benefit newspaper ads

Feb 17th 2011, 6:15 AM 2,717 Views 0 Comments

Labour’s ad condemns Fine Gael’s policies, which it says will cut child benefit by 7.5 per cent – hitting families.