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# minister - Friday 23 December, 2016

Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards

Dec 23rd 2016, 1:05 PM 6,374 Views 32 Comments

The Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan had put forward plans for gender quotas for sporting bodies.

# minister - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated'
# Rape
# Rape

India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated'

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:34 PM 13,988 Views 31 Comments

Maneka Gandhi claimed India was in the bottom four countries in the world when it came to rape.

# minister - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy
# Vacancies
# Vacancies

Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy

Nov 22nd 2016, 2:34 PM 14,502 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.

# minister - Friday 11 November, 2016

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions
# Gas Crowd
# Gas Crowd

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Nov 11th 2016, 3:07 PM 8,827 Views 123 Comments

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

# minister - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80
# RIP
# RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Oct 2nd 2016, 2:06 PM 19,235 Views 20 Comments

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
# Catch-up Viewing
# Catch-up Viewing

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

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:30 AM 16,659 Views 64 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 9th 2016, 9:49 AM 15,577 Views 68 Comments

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
# In The Red
# In The Red

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

Jul 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,247 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Music Festival
# Music Festival

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

Jun 28th 2016, 7:02 PM 21,730 Views 30 Comments

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
# Loss Of Nationality
# Loss Of Nationality

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

Jan 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 16,003 Views 33 Comments

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
# At Risk
# At Risk

Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths

Jan 3rd 2016, 1:30 PM 12,302 Views 5 Comments

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
# Native New Yorker
# Native New Yorker

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

Aug 30th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,814 Views 28 Comments

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
# Gayby Baby
# Gayby Baby

Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents

Aug 27th 2015, 9:09 AM 24,774 Views 175 Comments

“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
# Good News
# Good News

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

Jul 7th 2015, 5:34 PM 24,141 Views 50 Comments

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'
# Deadly Mixtures
# Deadly Mixtures

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

Jun 6th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,770 Views 53 Comments

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
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

May 6th 2015, 4:50 PM 8,433 Views 12 Comments

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
# No Change
# No Change

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

Mar 27th 2015, 8:20 PM 12,754 Views 62 Comments

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
# Junior Cycle Row
# Junior Cycle Row

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

Feb 28th 2015, 12:37 PM 11,869 Views 61 Comments

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
# Courageous
# Courageous

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

Feb 13th 2015, 7:38 PM 19,916 Views 32 Comments

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?
# Highway To Hull
# Highway To Hull

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

Feb 11th 2015, 9:25 PM 17,396 Views 68 Comments

“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
# Big Change
# Big Change

Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland

Jan 19th 2015, 5:21 PM 30,859 Views 94 Comments

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
# On The Dry
# On The Dry

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

Jan 16th 2015, 1:02 PM 19,432 Views 53 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jan 11th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,585 Views 56 Comments

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

# minister - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 7th 2015, 10:28 PM 34,495 Views 41 Comments

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

# minister - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

'NAMA' hotel to house homeless Dublin families
# Emergency Beds
# Emergency Beds

'NAMA' hotel to house homeless Dublin families

Dec 9th 2014, 10:35 PM 9,275 Views 46 Comments

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
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

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

Nov 16th 2014, 1:16 PM 22,271 Views 170 Comments

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
# Take It Or Leave It
# Take It Or Leave It

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

Nov 15th 2014, 6:14 PM 12,234 Views 69 Comments

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
# State Institutions
# State Institutions

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

Nov 13th 2014, 4:52 PM 11,489 Views 54 Comments

€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
# No Change Given
# No Change Given

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

Nov 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,986 Views 44 Comments

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
# Southside
# Southside

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

Nov 11th 2014, 6:46 AM 13,788 Views 38 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

Nov 8th 2014, 4:40 PM 18,517 Views 167 Comments

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

# minister - Monday 3 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar's response to the fake Facebook profile revelations is perfect
# Eric Howell
# Eric Howell

Leo Varadkar's response to the fake Facebook profile revelations is perfect

Nov 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 41,711 Views 59 Comments

“I think our cover’s blown…”

# minister - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 14th 2014, 1:45 PM 4,961 Views 14 Comments

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"
# Task Force
# Task Force

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

Oct 9th 2014, 12:01 PM 11,431 Views 49 Comments

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
# Deadly
# Deadly

Ireland pledges an extra €1 million to fighting Ebola outbreak

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:30 PM 6,873 Views 63 Comments

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
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

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

Sep 30th 2014, 7:42 PM 6,284 Views 36 Comments

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
# Raheny
# Raheny

Protesters block Joan Burton's car from leaving Dublin event

Sep 22nd 2014, 10:57 PM 24,987 Views 107 Comments

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'
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

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

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:30 AM 8,381 Views 45 Comments

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

# minister - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014
# RIP
# RIP

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014

Sep 12th 2014, 11:09 PM 20,480 Views 82 Comments

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
# Badger Cull
# Badger Cull

The Government needs 25,000 badger body bags

Sep 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 13,429 Views 43 Comments

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