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# minister - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 6,979 Views 47 Comments

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
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

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

Sep 1st 2014, 9:10 AM 5,217 Views 18 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 31st 2014, 8:23 PM 14,913 Views 95 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 31st 2014, 8:22 PM 24,520 Views 6 Comments

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

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year
# Education
# Education

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Aug 31st 2014, 4:45 PM 11,510 Views 204 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# minister - Friday 29 August, 2014

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance
# Smugairle Roin
# Smugairle Roin

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance

Aug 29th 2014, 10:56 AM 8,278 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Joe McHugh showed that his intensive summer language courses had paid off in an interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta.

# minister - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers
# Working Group
# Working Group

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers

Aug 12th 2014, 8:46 AM 7,309 Views 85 Comments

It is hoped the review by a working group will take place early next year.

# minister - Friday 1 August, 2014

Star Wars filming did not harm Skellig's bird population, Minister insists
# Falcon Conclusion
# Falcon Conclusion

Star Wars filming did not harm Skellig's bird population, Minister insists

Aug 1st 2014, 10:03 PM 13,937 Views 29 Comments

Specialist staff from the wildlife service and the monuments service were on hand this week, as JJ Abrams filmed the latest installment of the franchise.

# minister - 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 11,248 Views 44 Comments

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

# minister - Friday 18 July, 2014

Flame-haired children and crooning pensioners steal the show at Molly's 'comeback event'
# Alive-oh And Kicking
# Alive-oh And Kicking

Flame-haired children and crooning pensioners steal the show at Molly's 'comeback event'

Jul 18th 2014, 5:05 PM 26,177 Views 30 Comments

Molly Malone’s had a makeover — and she’s back on show at a new, temporary home on Dublin’s Suffolk Street…

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish
# Teanga
# Teanga

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish

Jul 18th 2014, 3:13 PM 6,979 Views 56 Comments

Dúirt an tAire McHugh: “Léiríonn mó chás-sa an saol mar atá sé do go leor de mhuintir na tíre seo.”

# minister - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Fatal shooting of Real IRA member by gardaí to be investigated
# Commission Of Investigation
# Commission Of Investigation

Fatal shooting of Real IRA member by gardaí to be investigated

Jul 16th 2014, 2:47 PM 15,320 Views 0 Comments

Mac Lochlainn was shot dead by gardaí in May 1998.

# minister - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history
# West Africa
# West Africa

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:18 PM 13,824 Views 17 Comments

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

# minister - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure
# Reforming Zeal
# Reforming Zeal

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 PM 33,681 Views 162 Comments

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

# minister - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Poll: Should ministers be allowed to keep a secret diary of official meetings?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ministers be allowed to keep a secret diary of official meetings?

Jun 29th 2014, 10:04 AM 8,204 Views 54 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte has said he keeps one, and it can’t be accessed using the Freedom of Information Act.

# minister - Friday 20 June, 2014

Decision to allow gardaí strike would raise "serious" issues for Ireland
# Council Of Europe
# Council Of Europe

Decision to allow gardaí strike would raise "serious" issues for Ireland

Jun 20th 2014, 10:31 PM 13,852 Views 97 Comments

The Council of Europe found that Ireland was not in compliance with a number of articles within the European Social Charter.

# minister - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.' - Joan Burton links recovery with wages
# Hustings
# Hustings

'We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.' - Joan Burton links recovery with wages

Jun 14th 2014, 4:07 PM 9,049 Views 77 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.

# minister - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign
# Fatal Blaze
# Fatal Blaze

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign

May 13th 2014, 7:20 AM 6,495 Views 12 Comments

The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.

# minister - Monday 12 May, 2014

Pat Rabbitte thinks that government needs "to get a grip"
# Recovery
# Recovery

Pat Rabbitte thinks that government needs "to get a grip"

May 12th 2014, 8:44 AM 10,606 Views 117 Comments

He added that tax cuts need to be on table in coming months.

# minister - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money
# Dole
# Dole

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money

May 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,399 Views 61 Comments

This is due to the scale of anti-fraud measures that must be developed.

# minister - Thursday 1 May, 2014

New hope for €1.86m conversion of disused CIÉ ferry into floating hostel/brewery
# Naomh Eanna
# Naomh Eanna

New hope for €1.86m conversion of disused CIÉ ferry into floating hostel/brewery

May 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 11,296 Views 22 Comments

It’s hoped the former Aran Islands ferry can be restored to her former glory and docked in Galway as a floating hostel/restaurant/micro-brewery.

# minister - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle
# Rare Bird
# Rare Bird

Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle

Apr 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 13,822 Views 47 Comments

A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.

# minister - Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Apr 14th 2014, 1:50 PM 7,276 Views 25 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

# minister - Monday 7 April, 2014

Tourists think Ireland is great value for money
# 40 Shades Of Green
# 40 Shades Of Green

Tourists think Ireland is great value for money

Apr 7th 2014, 1:54 PM 16,500 Views 70 Comments

Do you?

# minister - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Varadkar 'loves' trains - and won't be closing 'dozens' of rural lines
# Just The Ticket
# Just The Ticket

Varadkar 'loves' trains - and won't be closing 'dozens' of rural lines

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:55 PM 9,046 Views 71 Comments

The Transport Minister said that reports that he is to close ‘dozens’ of rural lines are untrue – and that there aren’t even that many lines.

# minister - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations
# Gerrymandering
# Gerrymandering

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations

Mar 23rd 2014, 2:47 PM 8,949 Views 90 Comments

He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.

# minister - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you
# Suggestion Box
# Suggestion Box

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 14,183 Views 75 Comments

The Government’s reviewing how it engages with the Irish overseas. You can give your two cents (pennies, jiao – whatever) from today.

# minister - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May

Mar 12th 2014, 8:31 PM 4,921 Views 36 Comments

Dublin’s four councils most vote on the issue by 31 March.

# minister - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

GSOC surveillance inquiry to report on findings within eight weeks
# Terms Of Reference
# Terms Of Reference

GSOC surveillance inquiry to report on findings within eight weeks

Feb 19th 2014, 9:11 PM 5,417 Views 36 Comments

Retired High Court Judge John Cooke will conduct the independent inquiry.

# minister - Monday 17 February, 2014

Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon
# Tackling Cancer
# Tackling Cancer

Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon

Feb 17th 2014, 2:24 PM 9,109 Views 26 Comments

A new report from the Department of Environment makes the suggestion as part of the effort to tackle the cancer-causing gas.

# minister - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

44 school abuse claims to be reviewed following O'Keeffe judgement
# School Abuse
# School Abuse

44 school abuse claims to be reviewed following O'Keeffe judgement

Feb 4th 2014, 9:50 PM 6,285 Views 3 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that other relevant cases would also be reviewed.

# minister - Friday 31 January, 2014

Rabbitte won’t ‘interfere’ in RTÉ’s Panti payments
# Panti
# Panti

Rabbitte won’t ‘interfere’ in RTÉ’s Panti payments

Jan 31st 2014, 11:40 PM 20,175 Views 369 Comments

Rabbitte said he has never called someone who disagreed with him on the issue of gay equality a ‘homophobe’.

# minister - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night?
# Run Rabbitte
From The Daily Edge
# Run Rabbitte

Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night?

Jan 29th 2014, 7:25 AM 3,072 Views 5 Comments

He was. He definitely was.

# minister - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Stop people aged over 42 adopting from another country? That's discriminatory
# Children
# Children

Stop people aged over 42 adopting from another country? That's discriminatory

Jan 25th 2014, 1:14 PM 16,924 Views 101 Comments

The Children’s Minister made the comment today following a call from the Adoption Authority of Ireland to put an age limit of 42 on intercountry adoptions.

# minister - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Noonan: ‘On face of it’, CRC money should be paid back
# Crc
# Crc

Noonan: ‘On face of it’, CRC money should be paid back

Jan 18th 2014, 8:40 PM 18,864 Views 98 Comments

The Minister said that the CRC scandal was “an astounding set of circumstances and absolutely shocking”.

Autopsy shows Indian minister's wife suffered "unnatural death"
# India
# India

Autopsy shows Indian minister's wife suffered "unnatural death"

Jan 18th 2014, 3:17 PM 19,886 Views 11 Comments

The couple became embroiled in a row earlier this week after Twitter messages suggested Shashi Tharoor was having an affair.

# minister - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

New, transparent guidelines on family reunification applications published
# Immigration
# Immigration

New, transparent guidelines on family reunification applications published

Jan 1st 2014, 3:11 PM 8,399 Views 5 Comments

Minister Shatter said the policy guidelines are necessary to assist applicants and decision makers.

New Child and Family Agency opens today
# Children
# Children

New Child and Family Agency opens today

Jan 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 8,828 Views 31 Comments

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that this is part of a reform to lay the foundation for development of world-class child protection.

# minister - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts

Dec 13th 2013, 10:35 AM 4,380 Views 6 Comments

The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.

# minister - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Daly: Change motorway speed limits to 130kmh
# Roads
# Roads

Daly: Change motorway speed limits to 130kmh

Dec 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 15,138 Views 97 Comments

The current speed limit is set at 120km per hour. But what does the Transport Minister think?