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# minister - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Irish Medical Organisation AGM begins in Kerry amid tensions IMO

Irish Medical Organisation AGM begins in Kerry amid tensions

The IMO president has said this year’s AGM is more important than many recent conferences.

# minister - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

French budget minister steps down over Swiss account probe

Jerome Cahuzac allegedly used a Swiss bank account to hide assets from the tax authorities.

# minister - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Government to make 'specific announcements' on Magdalene report on Tuesday

Minister Alan Shatter said that the focus is on producing a ‘comprehensive package of measures’ arising out of the recent report.

# minister - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Greencore: Bolognese sauce contained 4.8% equine DNA

Greencore’s CEO is Patrick Coveney, brother of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.

# minister - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Coveney to chair 'informal' EU ministerial talks on meat mislabelling

EU member states will discuss the issue at a meeting chaired by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister.

Original 'The Quiet Man’ short story turns 80

Did you know that the John Ford film was based on a short story written by a Kerryman? Now the original manuscript of the story is on display in Listowel.

# minister - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

French clash with Islamists in north Mali: minister

According to French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, there were clashes around Gao yesterday.

# minister - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Government asked if it will "ignore" concerns on garda station closures

Deputies Willie O’Dea and Mary Lou McDonald spoke about the issue during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil today.

# minister - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

€12.6m of sports funding went to disadvantaged areas

A total of 41 per cent of the overall funding went to disadvantaged areas, Minister Michael Ring said.

# minister - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying

The plan sets out 12 actions to prevent and tackle bullying in Irish schools.

# minister - Monday 28 January, 2013

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU

The Agriculture Minister is taking part in the Agriculture and Fisheries

# minister - Friday 25 January, 2013

Guess the Politician Pic of the Day

It’s not too difficult…

# minister - Friday 18 January, 2013

Burton: 2,000 places added to CE scheme

Minister Joan Burton made the announcement today about the scheme, saying that it was part of the efforts to help jobseekers become employment-ready.

# minister - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Hogan to reveal how he reversed safety alarm cuts... in February

The Minister said that he became concerned about the number of attacks on elderly people over the Christmas period.

# minister - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes

Meanwhile Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the violence is nothing to do with flags and is being orchestrated by “known criminals” intent on causing chaos.

# minister - Friday 14 December, 2012

Plans to boost tourism and renewable energy at Shannon Estuary

A new plan aims to develop the estuary as a site for renewable energy, tourism, and for cruise ships. Public consultation on the plan begins on 17 December.

# minister - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government called to act on exploitation of domestic workers

The national partners on the issue will call on Minister Bruton to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention. Some domestic workers were found to be paid as little as 25c an hour.

# minister - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Names of 100 garda stations to close next year

Minister Shatter said that a garda sitting at a desk in a small garda station for three hours a day is not the best way to tackle crime.

# minister - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Marine Rescue Coordination Centres no longer under threat

Value for money reviews into the Coast Guard lead to fears about the future of the Marine Rescue Coordination Centres at Dublin, Valentia and Malin.

# minister - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Martin tells Taoiseach to "stop the pretence"

Enda Kenny was questioned by Deputy Martin in the Dáil today – and said that he does not accept that he “got it wrong” with Minister Reilly and the primary care centres.

# minister - Friday 16 November, 2012

Committee set up to help with local government reforms

The reforms will see changes to local government, including the merger of some city and county councils.

# minister - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Narcolepsy sufferers question Health Minister's commitment to supports

The Department of Health said the matter of a proposal for supports package “continues to be a priority” and that it is considering all other possible supports in addition to what it currently offers.

# minister - Friday 9 November, 2012

Children's Referendum website now completely offline

The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.

# minister - Friday 2 November, 2012

Reporting to be allowed on family law and child care court cases

New legislation will amend the in camera rule in courts, but will not allow the identification of the people involved.

# minister - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Burton 'considering cap on tax relief' for pension contributions

The minister said that in the future, an auto-enrolment scheme could also be introduced to supplement pensions with savings.

# minister - Friday 19 October, 2012

Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres

Deputy Billy Kelleher sent a Freedom of Information request to the department of health, who said they regret the need to extend the time to deal with the request.

# minister - Monday 8 October, 2012

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

The Public Accounts committee is going to question the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health about spending on drugs, overtime, and consultants.

# minister - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Indian minister taken to court over 'old wife' remark

Women’s groups and opposition parties laid into the minister following the comments made at a Hindi-language poetry meeting.

From The42 Mike Tyson refused visa to New Zealand due to prior rape conviction Denied This post contains videos

Mike Tyson refused visa to New Zealand due to prior rape conviction

Kiwi Prime Minister John Keys says he has ‘something deeply personal against people who rape other people’.

# minister - Saturday 29 September, 2012

The Evening Fix… now with added manflu avoidance techniques

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

# minister - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Concerns over out-of-State care for young people

The cost of detaining four young people in Northampton is €12,582 per week, per child, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

# minister - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres

Last week, Minister Reilly had to defend his decision to consider two of his constituency towns for new primary care units.

# minister - Thursday 30 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

Pat Rabbitte looks a bit scared of his opponents as he tried his hand at both hurling and football.

# minister - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.

# minister - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?

Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?

# minister - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Minister and Taoiseach 'did not mislead Dáil on HSE difficulties' HSE

Minister and Taoiseach 'did not mislead Dáil on HSE difficulties'

The Health Minister was responding to claims from Deputy Micheál Martin that he ignored warnings from HSE chief executive Cathal Magee about the health budget.

# minister - Friday 20 July, 2012

From The42 Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class London 2012

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class

The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.

# minister - Thursday 19 July, 2012

No opposition to Personal Insolvency Bill during Dáil debate

The bill includes measures to help mortage holders out of debt, with one TD saying it “has the potential to help families sleep easier at night”.

# minister - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Burton: How many people have had benefits cut for not taking up jobs? Almost 900

In a strong speech about social welfare, the Minister gave the first major indication that Labour will strongly resist any big cuts to benefits in December’s Budget.