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# minister - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Fourth Czech health minister resigns since the start of the pandemic
# Czech Mate
# Czech Mate

Fourth Czech health minister resigns since the start of the pandemic

May 25th 2021, 6:55 PM 20,624 Views 11 Comments

The current office holder was only sworn in last month, but has been under fire due to alleged irregularities in his tax returns.

# minister - Friday 9 October, 2020

Simon Coveney: UK has given assurance that there is no block of Covid-19 Northern Ireland funding
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

Simon Coveney: UK has given assurance that there is no block of Covid-19 Northern Ireland funding

Oct 9th 2020, 10:11 AM 13,448 Views 20 Comments

Coveney said that he was told by Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis that “finance from London shouldn’t be a problem”.

# minister - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Half of Irish people think Covid-19 has increased the importance of discussing palliative care
# Palliative Care Week
# Palliative Care Week

Half of Irish people think Covid-19 has increased the importance of discussing palliative care

Sep 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 22,338 Views 5 Comments

The survey found that a third of people think palliative care is a last resort, when in fact it can be used for a number of years.

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

Sep 13th 2020, 10:05 AM 52,791 Views 91 Comments

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

# minister - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Taoiseach says he has seen Cowen's Garda drink driving file, says the document is 'not quite as portrayed'
# Drink Driving Row
# Drink Driving Row

Taoiseach says he has seen Cowen's Garda drink driving file, says the document is 'not quite as portrayed'

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 56,770 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have also said that further questions need to be answered.

# minister - Friday 3 April, 2020

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus
# Funding
# Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:08 PM 31,655 Views 64 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

# minister - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?
# Out To Launch
# Out To Launch

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?

Nov 30th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,076 Views 7 Comments

Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.

# minister - Friday 20 September, 2019

FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election
# Signing Off
# Signing Off

FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election

Sep 20th 2019, 7:53 AM 15,986 Views 42 Comments

Daly has served as junior minister for mental health and older people for the past two years.

# minister - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims
# Navy Ships
# Navy Ships

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Jul 10th 2019, 5:29 PM 20,313 Views 38 Comments

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

# minister - Thursday 28 February, 2019

UK junior agriculture minister resigns over May decision to allow vote delaying Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK junior agriculture minister resigns over May decision to allow vote delaying Brexit

Feb 28th 2019, 4:43 PM 15,609 Views 18 Comments

Agriculture minister George Eustice sent a letter to May today tendering his resignation.

# minister - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Oct 11th 2018, 4:47 PM 15,340 Views 51 Comments

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

# minister - Monday 1 October, 2018

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency
# Keeping It Local
# Keeping It Local

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency

Oct 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 39,744 Views 41 Comments

Michael Ring’s home county of Mayo received €216,000 in the recent allocation of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme.

# minister - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts
# Comment Is Free
# Comment Is Free

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts

Sep 6th 2018, 10:48 PM 17,540 Views 42 Comments

A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.

# minister - Monday 6 August, 2018

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships
# Winners
# Winners

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Aug 6th 2018, 1:29 PM 25,562 Views 48 Comments

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

# minister - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts'
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts'

Jul 26th 2018, 3:27 PM 13,346 Views 30 Comments

The MInister for Transport and former justice minister have been arguing over Stepaside Garda Station.

# minister - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85
# RIP
# RIP

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85

Jul 21st 2018, 4:43 PM 14,594 Views 13 Comments

O’Donoghue was elected to the Dáil in 1977 as a TD for Dun Laoghaire.

# minister - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

Jul 18th 2018, 8:51 AM 9,299 Views 73 Comments

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# minister - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'Terrorised on their commutes': Clongriffin locals working with gardaí to trace graffiti gangs
# Attack
# Attack

'Terrorised on their commutes': Clongriffin locals working with gardaí to trace graffiti gangs

May 10th 2018, 10:48 PM 31,565 Views 33 Comments

A local TD said he has been receiving “numerous emails and calls from concerned constituents who are living in fear” over the past few years.

# minister - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service
# Rowdy Scenes
# Rowdy Scenes

'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service

May 9th 2018, 10:50 PM 28,753 Views 78 Comments

Danny Healy-Rae got into a shouting match with Minister Brendan Griffin this evening.

# minister - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be
# Not A Clue
# Not A Clue

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,690 Views 17 Comments

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

# minister - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status
# PSC
# PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

Jan 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 60,853 Views 108 Comments

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# minister - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
# Interview
# Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

Dec 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,671 Views 44 Comments

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# minister - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'
# Changing Tack
# Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

Dec 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,804 Views 99 Comments

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# minister - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'

Dec 23rd 2017, 1:15 PM 6,879 Views 14 Comments

Officially the title is ‘commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfilment’.

# minister - Friday 24 November, 2017

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week
# Thank Christ
# Thank Christ

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

Nov 24th 2017, 12:12 PM 30,424 Views 92 Comments

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

# minister - Friday 17 November, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians
# Executive Council
# Executive Council

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

Nov 17th 2017, 6:15 PM 60,872 Views 182 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

# minister - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview
# Government
# Government

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

Nov 8th 2017, 4:15 PM 135,561 Views 54 Comments

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

# minister - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted
# Singled Out
# Singled Out

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

Nov 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 88,993 Views 106 Comments

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# minister - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year
# Line Of Duty
# Line Of Duty

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

Sep 24th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,242 Views 69 Comments

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# minister - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'
# Free-to-air
# Free-to-air

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'

Aug 23rd 2017, 4:14 PM 18,964 Views 42 Comments

This means that they will now be available on a free-to-air and live basis for TV viewers.

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:17 PM 18,570 Views 91 Comments

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

# minister - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Have an opinion on what can be done to narrow the gender pay gap? The government is all ears
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Have an opinion on what can be done to narrow the gender pay gap? The government is all ears

Aug 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 5,911 Views 47 Comments

A public consultation is opening for submissions on Monday.

# minister - Monday 7 August, 2017

'People realise it could be them': 4,400 sign petition to stop Dun Laoghaire eviction
# St Helen's Court
# St Helen's Court

'People realise it could be them': 4,400 sign petition to stop Dun Laoghaire eviction

Aug 7th 2017, 2:00 PM 24,304 Views 50 Comments

The residents have written to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy about the issue.

# minister - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

Jul 11th 2017, 9:24 PM 10,888 Views 37 Comments

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

# minister - Friday 7 July, 2017

Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for

Jul 7th 2017, 6:20 AM 22,241 Views 0 Comments

The child was doing well in school and had joined the local football club but needed extra psychological supports which the family did not receive.

# minister - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister
# Hasn't Helped
# Hasn't Helped

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Jun 18th 2017, 4:06 PM 25,651 Views 56 Comments

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# minister - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

May 18th 2017, 9:45 PM 31,396 Views 214 Comments

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

# minister - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears

May 9th 2017, 6:41 PM 8,467 Views 0 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone said she called 999 as she ‘didn’t see too many gardai’.

# minister - Sunday 22 January, 2017

People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer
# Amen
# Amen

People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer

Jan 22nd 2017, 7:10 AM 9,069 Views 55 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone says it should be replaced with a moment of silence.

# minister - Monday 16 January, 2017

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier
# School Admissions
# School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

Jan 16th 2017, 7:46 PM 26,067 Views 256 Comments

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

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