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#Ministers

# ministers - Last month November 2022

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:57 PM 7,238 Views 1 Comment

Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.

# ministers - This year 2022

Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 7:49 PM 15,976 Views 17 Comments

It is tradition for Ministers and Ministers of State to travel to different destinations around the globe to mark St Patrick’s Day.

# ministers - Last year 2021

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening
# Player Power
From The42
# Player Power

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 18,887 Views 24 Comments

The union’s dismissive response simply underlined the point the players were making.

Irish government seeks meeting with IRFU after letter from women's players
# Ministers
From The42
# Ministers

Irish government seeks meeting with IRFU after letter from women's players

Dec 13th 2021, 7:03 PM 5,801 Views 11 Comments

Ministers Martin and Chambers are considering the letter with “the upmost seriousness.”

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped
# Signal App
# Signal App

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 3:10 PM 55,769 Views 39 Comments

Unlike WhatsApp, the data from Signal messages is retained on the device only and not backed up in the cloud.

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,981 Views 59 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
# Stormont
# Stormont

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 7:51 PM 25,417 Views 27 Comments

The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 49,140 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

# ministers - All time

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:44 PM 48,455 Views 112 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers
# New Lineup
# New Lineup

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

Jun 27th 2020, 6:56 PM 236,748 Views 245 Comments

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

Updated May 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,976 Views 25 Comments

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

Around the world - This is where Varadkar and our ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Around the world - This is where Varadkar and our ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day

Mar 11th 2019, 9:00 AM 26,219 Views 73 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit US President Donald Trump this St Patrick’s Day.

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers
# International Relations
# International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,678 Views 45 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples
# Ministers And Elders
# Ministers And Elders

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Jul 6th 2018, 10:56 AM 18,616 Views 82 Comments

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

Feb 20th 2018, 5:16 PM 20,188 Views 390 Comments

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

Mar 8th 2017, 6:03 AM 6,600 Views 22 Comments

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen
# Practical
# Practical

Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen

Dec 26th 2016, 7:15 AM 9,885 Views 16 Comments

Politicians do write a lot.

Is Europe forming an army? EU Ministers have approved a planning centre for military operations
# Defence Plan
# Defence Plan

Is Europe forming an army? EU Ministers have approved a planning centre for military operations

Nov 16th 2016, 6:05 AM 12,926 Views 50 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy says, “This is very clearly another step towards the creation of an EU army.”

TDs are definitely getting that pay hike next year
# Pay Packet Boost
# Pay Packet Boost

TDs are definitely getting that pay hike next year

Nov 11th 2016, 10:08 AM 16,918 Views 125 Comments

TDs are to get a €5,000 increase over the next two years.

Enda Kenny defends appointment of Mary Mitchell O'Connor after public criticisms
# Something About Mary
# Something About Mary

Enda Kenny defends appointment of Mary Mitchell O'Connor after public criticisms

Oct 27th 2016, 7:02 PM 19,541 Views 49 Comments

The minister herself has said: “I don’t mind and I don’t care what people say about me.”

Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all

Oct 13th 2016, 10:11 AM 18,129 Views 69 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Minister Paschal Donohoe will ask Cabinet to waive the pay restoration.

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017

Oct 12th 2016, 6:54 PM 9,118 Views 26 Comments

TheJournal.ie asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

May 21st 2016, 8:15 AM 308 Views 69 Comments

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British
# Opinion
# Opinion

Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British

May 16th 2016, 9:30 PM 959 Views 171 Comments

There is no wonder ministers make cock up after cock up, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.

Bums on seats: What ministries do independents have their eye on?
# Day 49
# Day 49

Bums on seats: What ministries do independents have their eye on?

Apr 15th 2016, 10:54 PM 26,091 Views 66 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael met again today. They’re due to meet again on Monday.

Enda is visiting flood-hit areas, but not 'doing the Bertie Ahern'
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

Enda is visiting flood-hit areas, but not 'doing the Bertie Ahern'

Dec 30th 2015, 3:23 PM 17,176 Views 114 Comments

Members of the opposition have strongly criticised the government over their response to the widespread damage.

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to hold a Cabinet meeting in Lissadell House?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to hold a Cabinet meeting in Lissadell House?

Jul 21st 2015, 8:00 PM 17,189 Views 40 Comments

Enda, Joan and co are heading west tomorrow for a spot of team-building.

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet
# Mary Hanafin
# Mary Hanafin

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet

Jul 5th 2015, 12:38 PM 26,623 Views 170 Comments

Mary Hanafin has said former ministers should be the “very last” people to get an increase.

Ireland rolled out the red carpet for China's second most powerful man today
# Pressing The Flesh
# Pressing The Flesh

Ireland rolled out the red carpet for China's second most powerful man today

May 17th 2015, 4:50 PM 28,383 Views 81 Comments

Premier of China Li Keqiang has gone west (of the Shannon).

Noonan reckons the Greek Finance Minister is 'a bit of a rock star'
# Grexit
# Grexit

Noonan reckons the Greek Finance Minister is 'a bit of a rock star'

Feb 21st 2015, 2:09 PM 17,952 Views 76 Comments

He also added that Ireland did ask for a debt write down by suggesting ways forward that would result in one.

It's a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension
# Breaking
# Breaking

It's a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension

Feb 20th 2015, 10:56 PM 24,235 Views 203 Comments

It is reportedly in the region of four months.

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?
# Grexit
# Grexit

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?

Feb 20th 2015, 10:49 AM 17,152 Views 115 Comments

The Finance Minister is back in Brussels today for the deadline of Greece’s bailout.

Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures
# Pictorial Yearly
# Pictorial Yearly

Shufflin', celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

Dec 30th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,229 Views 3 Comments

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.

Charlie Flanagan has been in Europe to discuss how to fight Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Charlie Flanagan has been in Europe to discuss how to fight Ebola

Oct 20th 2014, 6:41 PM 10,596 Views 40 Comments

EU ministers have callled for ‘united, coordinated, and increased efforts’ to fight the virus.

Who is Ireland's most popular minister?
# Cabinet Approval
# Cabinet Approval

Who is Ireland's most popular minister?

Oct 11th 2014, 12:52 PM 14,854 Views 35 Comments

And least popular?

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of "gravest concern"
# Task Force
# Task Force

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of "gravest concern"

Oct 9th 2014, 12:01 PM 11,452 Views 49 Comments

84 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in Spain after a nurse was admitted to hospital in Madrid.

How many ministers own a second home anyway?
# Home Away From Home
# Home Away From Home

How many ministers own a second home anyway?

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 15,723 Views 15 Comments

Who’s going to have to cough up for a second set of water charges?

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all
# Not So Fast
# Not So Fast

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

Oct 1st 2014, 2:16 PM 14,473 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

Ministers 'can claim water charges as expenses on their second homes'
# Dual Abode Allowance
# Dual Abode Allowance

Ministers 'can claim water charges as expenses on their second homes'

Sep 30th 2014, 7:12 PM 20,946 Views 110 Comments

However, the Taoiseach has said he intends to pay “whatever my water charge is” on his second home.

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