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# ministerial interviews

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# Labour Party
Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly
The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.
# Mental Health
Suicides in Ireland are not "out of hand" - Minister Lynch
The junior minister also disagreed with the Limerick coroner who said recording the level of suicides “doesn’t serve anyone”.
# Sexism
Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch
The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.
# Frances Fitzgerald
Minister: 'It is a disgrace there are so few women in politics'
Frances Fitzgerald told that we live in an “unfinished democracy”. She also has concerns about the Dáil’s reform agenda if the Seanad is abolished.
# Ruairí Quinn
Education Minister: ‘Do we really need 150 minutes of religion class per week?’
In a recent broad-ranging interview, Ruairí Quinn talks patronage, third-level fees, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and his own future.
# Ruairí Quinn
'Nothing on the table' to provoke teachers' strike, says Minister
Ruairí Quinn said it is “far too early” to say if legislation will be brought to legislate for pay cuts following the rejection of Croke Park II.
# Roisin Shortall
Róisín Shortall resignation 'a wrong decision' - Jan O'Sullivan
The Minister of State also spoke about Minister Hogan’s Traveller letter controversy, why gender quotas are a positive thing, and why she’s not in politics for a career.
# Priory Hall
Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.
# Penalty Points
Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan told of her own penalty points, and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for Deputy Flanagan.