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# minister - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80 RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Molloy was one of the founding members of the Progressive Democrats in 1986.

# minister - Friday 2 September, 2016

TV licence required to watch BBC iPlayer in the UK, but no such rules on the way for the RTÉ Player

Minister Denis Naughten is bringing forward plans to crackdown on TV licence fee evasion this autumn.

# minister - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister?

With the impact of the UK’s monumental decision still mostly unknown, is it time we faced the issue head-on politically?

# minister - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

# minister - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Garda awarded €30,000 after being hit on the head with stone 'the size of a melon'

The court heard the tinnitus was ongoing and the garda needed to avoid loud noise situations since being hit 5 years ago.

# minister - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

# minister - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths

The country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.

# minister - Sunday 30 August, 2015

"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker

Joe McHugh’s language skills were “ar an úrlár” when he took over the job. Here’s how he’s been getting on…

# minister - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents

“During school hours we expect them to be doing maths and English and curriculum matters.”

# minister - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

# minister - Saturday 6 June, 2015

The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'

There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.

# minister - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

The FOI Act has extended the deadline for Irish Rail, the ESB and Eirgrid also.

# minister - Friday 27 March, 2015

Disappointment at "unusual" news that rent supplement limits won't be increased

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

# minister - Saturday 28 February, 2015

"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished

Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.

# minister - Friday 13 February, 2015

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# minister - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

How do they decide which ministers to send abroad for St Patrick's Day?

“I don’t know of any naughty ministers,” a poker-faced Charlie Flanagan insisted.

# minister - Monday 19 January, 2015

Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland

Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# minister - Friday 16 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

The Minister is taking part in the Irish Heart Foundation’s abstinence campaign.

# minister - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Leo's warning: Junior doctor changeover and flu cases could cause more problems

We’re “not out of the woods yet” according to the Health Minister.

# minister - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 of the weirdest moments from Alan Shatter's appearance on The Restaurant THE RESTAURANT

7 of the weirdest moments from Alan Shatter's appearance on The Restaurant

The former Justice Minister, kicking it with some matzo balls.

# minister - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

'NAMA' hotel to house homeless Dublin families

Ministers have signed off on a raft of measures to combat homelessness — including a new ‘Nite Café’.

# minister - Sunday 16 November, 2014

"€178 per year" .... Ministers are zeroing in on the final figure for water charges

The final package will be announced on Wednesday, but it looks like homes with more than one adult will pay €178 — no matter how many adults live in the household.

# minister - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan says she's not budging an inch

The TUI and ASTI have announced two days of strike action — the first set to take place on 2 December.

# minister - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Some abuse survivors say Caranua redress scheme isn't working, but it's paid out €5m so far

€110 million was committed by the religious congregations who ran the institutions, Caranua currently has €80 million of the fund.

# minister - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'No tolls': Jack Lynch Tunnel to be outsourced, but it WILL remain free to use

The National Roads Authority is to outsource its running to the same company that operates the tolled Port Tunnel in Dublin.

# minister - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Garda numbers falling in every city centre station ... except in Dublin 4

Numbers fell everywhere but Donnybrook.

# minister - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Minister: Take your anger out on me in the election --- but leave the water contractors alone

He’s the latest Cabinet member to hit out at demonstrators involved in protest actions in housing estates.

# minister - Monday 3 November, 2014

# minister - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe

James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.

# minister - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of "gravest concern"

84 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in Spain after a nurse was admitted to hospital in Madrid.

# minister - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ireland pledges an extra €1 million to fighting Ebola outbreak

So far, more than 3,000 people have died after contracting the disease.

# minister - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

McNulty met with FG officials before Seanad race withdrawal - but says he wasn't pushed

The Minister for Arts also said that McNulty wasn’t a Seanad candidate when she appointed him to the board of IMMA.

# minister - Monday 22 September, 2014

Protesters block Joan Burton's car from leaving Dublin event

The Tánaiste was at a school in Raheny to launch a report on Breakfast Clubs

Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# minister - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014 RIP

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014

The sight of the firebrand preacher bounding across the grass in Farmleigh to shake Bertie Ahern’s hand was a genuine ‘wow’ moment in Irish politics. But for decades, the DUP founder was known as ‘Dr No’.

# minister - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The Government needs 25,000 badger body bags

The Department of Agriculture regularly carries out culls of the animals, as they carry TB.

# minister - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines

Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity

# minister - Monday 1 September, 2014

"Not an acceptable level of risk": UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney

The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.

# minister - Sunday 31 August, 2014

I'm not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review --- Coveney

Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.