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# minister - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working
# Maternity
# Maternity

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Dec 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,355 Views 31 Comments

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

# minister - Friday 29 November, 2013

Irish troops 'fully committed to Golan Heights task' - Shatter
# Syria
# Syria

Irish troops 'fully committed to Golan Heights task' - Shatter

Nov 29th 2013, 11:39 AM 6,591 Views 83 Comments

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.

Can abuse of salary top-ups be avoided? 'With great difficulty,' says Howlin
# Public Expenditure
# Public Expenditure

Can abuse of salary top-ups be avoided? 'With great difficulty,' says Howlin

Nov 29th 2013, 10:28 AM 5,911 Views 107 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure said individual agreements across different organisations complicates the process.

# minister - Sunday 27 October, 2013

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague
# Catherine Murphy
# Catherine Murphy

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague

Oct 27th 2013, 1:17 PM 7,116 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd defends James Reilly’s handling of Health – and despite reports of €1 billion of total cuts, says some areas are improving.

# minister - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?
# Economy
# Economy

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

Oct 26th 2013, 7:31 PM 9,076 Views 42 Comments

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

# minister - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Shatter: I have no plans to end direct provision
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Shatter: I have no plans to end direct provision

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:09 PM 7,593 Views 30 Comments

The Justice Minister said he wants to ensure that applications are speeded up.

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012
# Prisons
# Prisons

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:56 PM 8,993 Views 26 Comments

The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.

# minister - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Bruton: Expect 48,000 new jobs in 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Bruton: Expect 48,000 new jobs in 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 4:12 PM 2,883 Views 30 Comments

The jobs minister has set himself a high employment target following on from today’s Budget announcement.

# minister - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs
# Environment
# Environment

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Oct 10th 2013, 11:15 PM 5,043 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

# minister - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill
# Child Sex Offender
# Child Sex Offender

Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill

Oct 8th 2013, 6:10 PM 7,453 Views 37 Comments

The bill – which was put forward by the Reform Alliance – will be discussed by the Dáil on Friday.

# minister - Sunday 6 October, 2013

French Minister says France can learn from how Ireland treats its diaspora
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

French Minister says France can learn from how Ireland treats its diaspora

Oct 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 10,039 Views 41 Comments

‘The diaspora can be a force and a resource,’ says French Minister for French Abroad Hélène Conway.

# minister - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Eamon Gilmore agrees that the Irish abroad should have their own minister
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Eamon Gilmore agrees that the Irish abroad should have their own minister

Oct 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,010 Views 37 Comments

He was told by the French Minister for the French Abroad that it could be beneficial for the country.

# minister - Friday 27 September, 2013

Minister: Of course I'm worried about the emigration 'brain drain'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Minister: Of course I'm worried about the emigration 'brain drain'

Sep 27th 2013, 1:45 PM 7,192 Views 112 Comments

Richard Bruton was responding to a new study about Irish people emigration that has been published today.

# minister - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Minister does not want legal firms to benefit from symphysiotomy settlement
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Minister does not want legal firms to benefit from symphysiotomy settlement

Sep 26th 2013, 5:18 PM 4,535 Views 14 Comments

Any money should go to the women themselves, James Reilly told the Dáil today.

# minister - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Port company proposes giving Bull Island land to council
# Dublin
# Dublin

Port company proposes giving Bull Island land to council

Sep 18th 2013, 11:08 AM 3,189 Views 15 Comments

Members of the public are being asked to give their say on the proposal.

# minister - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Egyptian Interior Minister 'survives bomb explosion'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptian Interior Minister 'survives bomb explosion'

Sep 5th 2013, 10:15 AM 3,269 Views 18 Comments

The bomb struck the convoy in Cairo’s Nasr City district.

# minister - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

What was on Minister Bruton's agenda today? Well, here are his notes
# Caught On Camera
# Caught On Camera

What was on Minister Bruton's agenda today? Well, here are his notes

Sep 3rd 2013, 7:10 PM 14,389 Views 24 Comments

A portion of the Jobs Minister’s notes were caught on camera outside Leinster House today.

# minister - Monday 19 August, 2013

Poll: Should college grants be cut in the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should college grants be cut in the Budget?

Aug 19th 2013, 9:49 AM 12,964 Views 175 Comments

There is speculation that the college grants could be cut in October’s Budget as part of saving €100m in the Education Department.

# minister - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Kelly: Bus strike is a "bad day for public transport in Ireland"
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Kelly: Bus strike is a "bad day for public transport in Ireland"

Aug 4th 2013, 11:30 AM 9,233 Views 118 Comments

The Public Transport Minister has asked all sides to come together to try and solve the problems.

# minister - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: Revenue raiding of Lowry's house is a 'significant development'
# Michael Lowry
# Michael Lowry

Minister: Revenue raiding of Lowry's house is a 'significant development'

Jul 25th 2013, 10:04 PM 15,486 Views 39 Comments

It was reported today that the Tipperary North TD’s home near Holycross was raided by Revenue officials on Tuesday.

# minister - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home
# Survivors
# Survivors

Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:10 PM 7,145 Views 32 Comments

One survivor said he was “devastated” by the decision which was announced by government in a statement this evening.

# minister - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal

Jul 16th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,657 Views 28 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.

# minister - Monday 15 July, 2013

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter
# Animals
# Animals

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter

Jul 15th 2013, 3:50 PM 12,030 Views 61 Comments

A veterinary certificate has been agreed upon by Irish and Chinese authorities that will allow the direct exports.

# minister - Friday 12 July, 2013

Paschal Donohoe ‘conscious of circumstances’ of ministerial appointment
# New Face
# New Face

Paschal Donohoe ‘conscious of circumstances’ of ministerial appointment

Jul 12th 2013, 9:35 PM 12,228 Views 48 Comments

The Dublin TD said he was “humbled” by his new position as Minister of State for European Affairs.

# minister - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past
# History
# History

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past

Jul 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,890 Views 18 Comments

The initiative was launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan last night.

# minister - Monday 1 July, 2013

Video: Howlin angrily pushes camera away as he is confronted over bank inquiry
# Protest
# Protest

Video: Howlin angrily pushes camera away as he is confronted over bank inquiry

Jul 1st 2013, 7:45 PM 15,850 Views 158 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform was confronted by protesters outside the Department of Finance earlier today.

# minister - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Special needs assistant cuts protest descends into FF heckles
# Education
# Education

Special needs assistant cuts protest descends into FF heckles

Jun 26th 2013, 9:48 PM 24,008 Views 110 Comments

Hundreds gathered outside Leinster House in Dublin to raise awareness about cuts to special needs assistants.

Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome
# Education
# Education

Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome

Jun 26th 2013, 8:08 PM 4,826 Views 13 Comments

The group are looking for the Minister to recognise that children with Down Syndrome have complex and enduring needs.

# minister - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

‘We listened’: Minister reverses special needs education cuts
# U-turn
# U-turn

‘We listened’: Minister reverses special needs education cuts

Jun 25th 2013, 10:29 PM 12,096 Views 64 Comments

A working group will be established to review the provision of special education and the NCSE will publish revised details of resource hours in the coming days.

# minister - Monday 10 June, 2013

Burton thanks JobBridge critics, says the scheme "isn't for everyone"
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Burton thanks JobBridge critics, says the scheme "isn't for everyone"

Jun 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,904 Views 34 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Minister Burton said that she thanked critics of JobBridge for bringing things on the site to her attention.

"Are things tough? Yes they are" - Burton on Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Are things tough? Yes they are" - Burton on Budget 2014

Jun 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,793 Views 26 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister said that “we’ve tried to do what we’ve had to do in a very, very fair way”.

# minister - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Politics is a "blame game", says Burton
# Dáil
# Dáil

Politics is a "blame game", says Burton

Jun 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,355 Views 48 Comments

The Minister also told TheJournal.ie that she accepts her colleague Minister Alan Shatter’s explanation over the Wallace controversy.

# minister - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

And they're off: 116,845 pupils begin Leaving and Junior Cert exams
# Eyes Down
# Eyes Down

And they're off: 116,845 pupils begin Leaving and Junior Cert exams

Jun 5th 2013, 3:55 PM 7,357 Views 19 Comments

It was English paper I for both groups this morning, with Home Ec and English paper II being sat this afternoon.

Quinn wishes students luck in exams during "stressful" time
# Good Luck
# Good Luck

Quinn wishes students luck in exams during "stressful" time

Jun 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,092 Views 15 Comments

The Minister said he is “delighted” that 4,000 additional students will sit the Higher Level Maths paper this year.

# minister - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Minister: Alcohol sponsorship of sport is 'complicated'
# Booze Ban
# Booze Ban

Minister: Alcohol sponsorship of sport is 'complicated'

Jun 2nd 2013, 1:58 PM 6,959 Views 36 Comments

The Minister was slow to comment on a proposed ban on drinks firms sponsoring sports events today.

# minister - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary
# Childcare
# Childcare

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

May 29th 2013, 5:37 PM 8,054 Views 44 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

Fitzgerald “witnessed emotional abuse of children” in crèche footage
# Childcare
# Childcare

Fitzgerald “witnessed emotional abuse of children” in crèche footage

May 29th 2013, 10:47 AM 7,517 Views 45 Comments

The Minister said that the undercover footage “would strike horror into every parent watching”.

# minister - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Michael Lowry defends and defriends 'irritating and brash' Alan Shatter
# He's No Friend Of Mine
# He's No Friend Of Mine

Michael Lowry defends and defriends 'irritating and brash' Alan Shatter

May 28th 2013, 11:14 AM 16,109 Views 115 Comments

In a statement issued this morning, the Tipperary TD branded the Minister as “irritatingly dismissive and brash”.

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'

May 28th 2013, 7:46 AM 8,283 Views 125 Comments

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# minister - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go
# Health
# Health

Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go

May 23rd 2013, 4:13 PM 10,166 Views 24 Comments

The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.