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# minister-of-state - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

Sep 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,836 Views 19 Comments

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to TheJournal.ie about an extraordinary Brexit week.

# minister-of-state - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers

Apr 23rd 2020, 5:32 PM 31,047 Views 57 Comments

Minister of State John Hallligan says the powers should be reviewed on a monthly-basis.

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

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

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

Apr 25th 2018, 5:34 PM 22,779 Views 49 Comments

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'
# John Halligan
# John Halligan

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

Sep 3rd 2017, 3:01 PM 17,721 Views 87 Comments

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
# Expansion
# Expansion

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today

Jul 31st 2015, 4:50 AM 11,477 Views 24 Comments

The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

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

Poll: Will parents bring their under-sixes to the GP more now that it's free?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will parents bring their under-sixes to the GP more now that it's free?

Jun 15th 2015, 9:15 AM 12,204 Views 58 Comments

Parents are able to sign-up for free GP care for under-sixes from today.

# 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'
# Constantly Taunting
# Constantly Taunting

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

Oct 28th 2014, 11:11 AM 25,728 Views 90 Comments

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
# Mo Laethanta Saoire
# Mo Laethanta Saoire

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

Jul 29th 2014, 9:13 PM 11,249 Views 44 Comments

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)
# Jimmy Deenihan
# Jimmy Deenihan

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

Jul 12th 2014, 4:12 PM 14,270 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

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

Jun 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,473 Views 17 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

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

May 20th 2014, 3:32 PM 8,962 Views 36 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

May 1st 2014, 9:36 PM 6,531 Views 11 Comments

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
# Operation Taximeter

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 5:21 PM 14,905 Views 87 Comments

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
# Flood Funding
# Flood Funding

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

Mar 11th 2014, 2:45 PM 10,212 Views 14 Comments

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
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

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

Aug 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,371 Views 128 Comments

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie 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
# CUH

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital

Aug 6th 2013, 9:15 PM 9,713 Views 43 Comments

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
# Kathleen Lynch
# Kathleen Lynch

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

Jul 24th 2013, 9:52 PM 4,140 Views 21 Comments

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
# Moving Fast
# Moving Fast

Paschal Donohoe the favourite to replace Lucinda as European Affairs Minister

Jul 11th 2013, 9:46 PM 9,993 Views 47 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

Jun 4th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,437 Views 8 Comments

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
# Flood Prevention
# Flood Prevention

New website monitors 'real time' water levels

Apr 4th 2013, 6:27 PM 12,039 Views 18 Comments

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
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Mar 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,449 Views 9 Comments

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
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC

Feb 7th 2013, 10:40 AM 3,809 Views 45 Comments

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
# Shane McEntee
# Shane McEntee

McEntee removal takes place in Co Meath

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:19 PM 17,879 Views 44 Comments

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
# RIP

Shane McEntee to be laid to rest on Christmas Eve

Dec 22nd 2012, 3:48 PM 40,184 Views 40 Comments

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
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

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

Dec 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 3,290 Views 37 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

Alex White announces reforms to drugs task forces

Dec 18th 2012, 1:54 PM 5,037 Views 21 Comments

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

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 7,207 Views 24 Comments

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
# Severance
# Severance

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

Dec 1st 2012, 9:35 AM 6,871 Views 43 Comments

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
# Tendering
# Tendering

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms

Nov 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,905 Views 7 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Widow calls for mental health changes to protect children

Oct 31st 2012, 11:33 AM 6,778 Views 25 Comments

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
# 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.

# minister-of-state - Saturday 29 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 29th 2012, 8:10 AM 8,940 Views 64 Comments

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
# Resignation
# Resignation

Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister

Sep 26th 2012, 7:01 PM 19,685 Views 177 Comments

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
# Travel
# Travel

Journey Planner iPhone app released

Jul 2nd 2012, 3:33 PM 12,462 Views 28 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Jun 1st 2012, 1:57 PM 3,117 Views 37 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Mar 18th 2012, 10:51 AM 3,388 Views 82 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

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

Feb 10th 2012, 8:38 AM 3,726 Views 68 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 18th 2012, 10:57 AM 8,292 Views 72 Comments

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