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# minister - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points
# Tensions
# Tensions

Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points

May 15th 2013, 6:25 PM 5,851 Views 30 Comments

The Minister for Justice also spoke about why he is backing a law which could see mobile phone networks shut down during the G8 summit.

Will Dawson St be left without a northbound Luas stop?
# Luas Cross City
# Luas Cross City

Will Dawson St be left without a northbound Luas stop?

May 15th 2013, 6:50 AM 15,143 Views 65 Comments

Currently, there are no plans for a northbound stop, but the Minister for Transport has said this is an issue he is concerned about.

# minister - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem
# Ruairí Quinn
# Ruairí Quinn

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

Apr 27th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,633 Views 22 Comments

In a recent interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister for Education outlined concerns about homophobic bullying and the bullying of the ‘bright, pretty young person’ in the classroom.

# minister - Monday 22 April, 2013

Reilly: Suicidal pregnant women won't have to face six-doctor panel
# Abortion
# Abortion

Reilly: Suicidal pregnant women won't have to face six-doctor panel

Apr 22nd 2013, 12:56 PM 8,476 Views 268 Comments

The Health Minister said that it the panel “was never going to be the case” and stressed that the heads of bill have not been finalised.

# minister - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Irish Medical Organisation AGM begins in Kerry amid tensions
# IMO
# IMO

Irish Medical Organisation AGM begins in Kerry amid tensions

Apr 4th 2013, 7:55 AM 4,507 Views 12 Comments

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
# France
# France

French budget minister steps down over Swiss account probe

Mar 19th 2013, 7:34 PM 5,676 Views 22 Comments

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
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

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

Feb 17th 2013, 5:16 PM 10,837 Views 18 Comments

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
# Greencore

Greencore: Bolognese sauce contained 4.8% equine DNA

Feb 16th 2013, 5:52 PM 13,369 Views 58 Comments

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
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

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

Feb 12th 2013, 7:20 PM 3,703 Views 15 Comments

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

Original 'The Quiet Man’ short story turns 80
# The Quiet Man
# The Quiet Man

Original 'The Quiet Man’ short story turns 80

Feb 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,257 Views 4 Comments

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
# Mali
# Mali

French clash with Islamists in north Mali: minister

Feb 6th 2013, 9:20 AM 2,477 Views 7 Comments

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
# Garda
# Garda

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

Jan 31st 2013, 12:44 PM 7,268 Views 83 Comments

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
# Sports
# Sports

€12.6m of sports funding went to disadvantaged areas

Jan 30th 2013, 11:24 AM 3,204 Views 14 Comments

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
# Bullying
# Bullying

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

Jan 29th 2013, 4:50 PM 5,163 Views 13 Comments

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
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

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

Jan 28th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,451 Views 0 Comments

The Agriculture Minister is taking part in the Agriculture and Fisheries

# minister - Friday 25 January, 2013

Guess the Politician Pic of the Day
# Mystery
# Mystery

Guess the Politician Pic of the Day

Jan 25th 2013, 9:00 PM 10,909 Views 65 Comments

It’s not too difficult…

# minister - Friday 18 January, 2013

Burton: 2,000 places added to CE scheme
# Ce Scheme
# Ce Scheme

Burton: 2,000 places added to CE scheme

Jan 18th 2013, 2:27 PM 7,313 Views 31 Comments

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
# Seniors Alert Scheme
# Seniors Alert Scheme

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

Jan 15th 2013, 10:10 AM 4,983 Views 28 Comments

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
# Unrest
# Unrest

PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes

Jan 12th 2013, 4:46 PM 12,658 Views 72 Comments

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
# Shannon Estuary
# Shannon Estuary

Plans to boost tourism and renewable energy at Shannon Estuary

Dec 14th 2012, 3:59 PM 3,564 Views 16 Comments

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 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Dec 12th 2012, 4:45 PM 5,437 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government called to act on exploitation of domestic workers
# Petition
# Petition

Government called to act on exploitation of domestic workers

Dec 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,975 Views 17 Comments

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
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Names of 100 garda stations to close next year

Dec 6th 2012, 2:50 PM 29,856 Views 71 Comments

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
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Marine Rescue Coordination Centres no longer under threat

Nov 28th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,964 Views 16 Comments

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"
# Minister Reilly
# Minister Reilly

Martin tells Taoiseach to "stop the pretence"

Nov 27th 2012, 5:14 PM 6,751 Views 47 Comments

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
# Reforms
# Reforms

Committee set up to help with local government reforms

Nov 16th 2012, 1:58 PM 3,573 Views 29 Comments

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
# Narcolepsy
# Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy sufferers question Health Minister's commitment to supports

Nov 13th 2012, 5:19 PM 5,789 Views 24 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children's Referendum website now completely offline

Nov 9th 2012, 12:48 PM 7,580 Views 83 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 2nd 2012, 4:54 PM 7,216 Views 40 Comments

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
# Pension
# Pension

Burton 'considering cap on tax relief' for pension contributions

Oct 24th 2012, 9:35 AM 3,054 Views 10 Comments

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
# Primary Care Centre
# Primary Care Centre

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

Oct 19th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,346 Views 20 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Oct 8th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,069 Views 11 Comments

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
# India
# India

Indian minister taken to court over 'old wife' remark

Oct 3rd 2012, 2:14 PM 7,757 Views 21 Comments

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

Mike Tyson refused visa to New Zealand due to prior rape conviction
# Denied
From The42
# Denied

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

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:44 PM 736 Views 0 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added manflu avoidance techniques

Sep 29th 2012, 8:04 PM 14,219 Views 1 Comment

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

# minister - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Concerns over out-of-State care for young people
# Children
# Children

Concerns over out-of-State care for young people

Sep 27th 2012, 2:51 PM 3,543 Views 3 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres

Sep 26th 2012, 10:59 AM 1,814 Views 1 Comment

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

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

Aug 30th 2012, 1:48 PM 4,208 Views 34 Comments

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
# Farmers
# Farmers

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Aug 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 5,322 Views 79 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 14th 2012, 9:48 AM 7,272 Views 157 Comments

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