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# ministers - Sunday 5 September, 2021

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 55,670 Views 39 Comments

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

# ministers - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

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 26,930 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.

# ministers - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'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 25,373 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.

# ministers - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

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 48,952 Views 64 Comments

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

# ministers - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'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 48,370 Views 112 Comments

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

# ministers - Saturday 27 June, 2020

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 236,592 Views 243 Comments

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

# ministers - Friday 29 May, 2020

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 24,957 Views 25 Comments

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

# ministers - Monday 11 March, 2019

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 26,186 Views 73 Comments

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

# ministers - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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 6,657 Views 45 Comments

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

# ministers - Friday 6 July, 2018

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 18,503 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.

# ministers - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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 20,174 Views 390 Comments

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

# ministers - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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 6,585 Views 19 Comments

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

# ministers - Monday 26 December, 2016

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 9,866 Views 16 Comments

Politicians do write a lot.

# ministers - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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 12,823 Views 50 Comments

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

# ministers - Friday 11 November, 2016

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 16,894 Views 125 Comments

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

# ministers - Thursday 27 October, 2016

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 19,509 Views 49 Comments

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

# ministers - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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 18,078 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.

# ministers - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

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 9,081 Views 26 Comments

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

# ministers - Saturday 21 May, 2016

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 236 Views 68 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.

# ministers - Monday 16 May, 2016

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 700 Views 171 Comments

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

# ministers - Friday 15 April, 2016

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 26,009 Views 66 Comments

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

# ministers - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

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 17,158 Views 114 Comments

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

# ministers - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

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 17,172 Views 40 Comments

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

# ministers - Sunday 5 July, 2015

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 26,597 Views 170 Comments

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

# ministers - Sunday 17 May, 2015

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 28,347 Views 81 Comments

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

# ministers - Monday 16 March, 2015

# ministers - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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 17,939 Views 76 Comments

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

# ministers - Friday 20 February, 2015

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 24,220 Views 202 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 17,133 Views 114 Comments

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

# ministers - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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 6,218 Views 3 Comments

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

# ministers - Monday 20 October, 2014

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 10,580 Views 40 Comments

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

# ministers - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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

Who is Ireland's most popular minister?

Oct 11th 2014, 12:52 PM 14,845 Views 35 Comments

And least popular?

# ministers - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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 11,437 Views 49 Comments

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

# ministers - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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 15,687 Views 15 Comments

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

# ministers - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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 14,449 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 - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

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 20,924 Views 110 Comments

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

# ministers - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

"Boom and bust" cycle at an end, hopefully --- Howlin
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

"Boom and bust" cycle at an end, hopefully --- Howlin

Sep 10th 2014, 10:08 AM 8,230 Views 58 Comments

This morning’s Cabinet meeting could be a tense one after Leo Varadkar’s comments yesterday about the Budget…

# ministers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Ministers have a plan. A plan to make sure the Property Tax is distributed fairly...
# Cunning Plan
# Cunning Plan

Ministers have a plan. A plan to make sure the Property Tax is distributed fairly...

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:34 PM 12,802 Views 25 Comments

Questions have been asked about the way the contentious tax is set up, and whether it means some councils could, effectively be ‘done out of’ other grants.

Got what it takes?* ... Ads to recruit a new Garda Commissioner to be published this week
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Got what it takes?* ... Ads to recruit a new Garda Commissioner to be published this week

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:25 PM 7,706 Views 14 Comments

*Statistically — no, you don’t.

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins
# End Of Summer
# End Of Summer

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:48 PM 4,734 Views 8 Comments

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

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