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#minister of state

# minister-of-state - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Explainer: Why has a massive row blown up between two Independent Alliance TDs?

The crux of the issue is there is just one Minister of State role up for grabs but two government TDs want it.

# minister-of-state - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

# minister-of-state - Friday 31 July, 2015

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today

The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

# minister-of-state - Monday 15 June, 2015

# minister-of-state - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: 'I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin'

The Labour Minister of State said he stood out because he was tall.

# minister-of-state - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

New Gaeltacht minister now "thinking in Irish" after summer cramming classes

Joe McHugh’s been sent to the Gaeltacht to brush up on the teanga.

# minister-of-state - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Demoted minister on his next move (...and his links to Michael Fassbender)

Deenihan is now the Minister of State for the Diaspora.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 5 June, 2014

One TD wants to be Labour's deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?

Ciara Conway says she does not want to be compromised by the “vested interest” of a ministerial position. But do her rivals share that view?

# minister-of-state - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Live in a rural area? You could be getting nicer bus shelters soon

A new round of public transport funding has been announced, and includes improvements to cycle paths.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 1 May, 2014

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

# minister-of-state - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Taxi drivers to face geography tests and tax monitoring under new clampdown

Operation Taximeter will also see stamp 2 Visa holders come under scrutiny.

# minister-of-state - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Here's the breakdown of €20m for flood repairs across the country

Clare has been allocated almost half of the money made available.

# minister-of-state - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Minister of State Joe Costello told that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

# minister-of-state - 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.

# minister-of-state - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010

Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Paschal Donohoe the favourite to replace Lucinda as European Affairs Minister

The Dublin Central TD is the clear favourite to replace Lucinda Creighton in her junior ministry after she lost the party whip tonight.

# minister-of-state - 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.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New website monitors 'real time' water levels

The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.

# minister-of-state - 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.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC

He also said that Ireland is the most likely country to get back to the markets due to the “extraordinary patience and hard work” of its people over the last five years.

# minister-of-state - Sunday 23 December, 2012

McEntee removal takes place in Co Meath

The removal of the late Minister of State began at 7pm this evening in Nobber, Co Meath.

# minister-of-state - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Shane McEntee to be laid to rest on Christmas Eve RIP

Shane McEntee to be laid to rest on Christmas Eve

The late TD and Minister for State, who died yesterday, will be removed to his local church in Meath on Sunday.

# minister-of-state - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards

The Junior Minister said the government will have to strengthen its efforts if it is to meet its own targets.

Alex White announces reforms to drugs task forces

More than €28 million will be made available to the task forces next year to support community based initiatives.

# minister-of-state - Sunday 2 December, 2012

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

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

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

# minister-of-state - 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.

# minister-of-state - 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.

# minister-of-state - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Widow calls for mental health changes to protect children

Una Butler’s husband took his own life in 2010 after killing their two young daughters.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 4 October, 2012

€2.6 million in sports equipment grants approved

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

# minister-of-state - 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.

# minister-of-state - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister

The Labour Party TD’s decision follows a much-publicised dispute with the Health Minister James Reilly. She has also resigned the Labour Party whip.

# minister-of-state - Monday 2 July, 2012

Journey Planner iPhone app released

Have you been using Transport for Ireland online planner or Android app? Did it help you find your way – or send you out of the way?

# minister-of-state - Friday 1 June, 2012

'Govt has been sent clear message they have to get their act together' - Brian Hayes

Junior minister says government has to reach out to people who are frustrated with their prospects and living standards.

# minister-of-state - Sunday 18 March, 2012

'Complacency and arrogance' ensured Lisbon Treaty referendum defeat: Creighton

Creighton says that early polls on the Fiscal Treaty referendum should not encourage complacency among ‘yes’ voters.

# minister-of-state - Friday 10 February, 2012

SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister

The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.

# minister-of-state - 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?