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# ministers - Friday 29 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed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

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

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

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

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

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

The Department of Public Expenditure has confirmed to 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 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

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

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

# ministers - Friday 15 April, 2016

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 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

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

# ministers - Monday 16 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

# ministers - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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

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

It is reportedly in the region of four months.

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?

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

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

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?

And least popular?

# ministers - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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

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?

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

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'

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

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...

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.

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

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

# ministers - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Guess who's back?... Pat Rabbitte and Ruairí Quinn replace new ministers on committees

Former junior minister Joe Costello will also join his Labour ‘old guard’ colleagues on Oireachtas committees…

# ministers - Friday 11 July, 2014

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s stuck with the same job?

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

You’d almost think the President had nothing better to do than hang around the house all day waiting for a busload of ministers.

Who's doing what? A pictorial guide to your new Cabinet

A quick and simple guide to where everyone is now.

Rabbitte: If you're deemed too old to serve in Cabinet you look at things differently

Rabbitte, who was dropped from Cabinet today, said he’s not sure now if he will run in the next general election.

# ministers - Monday 7 July, 2014

Here are the 9 things you need to know about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle

Wild rumours and intense speculation as Enda Kenny and Joan Burton prepare to shuffle their pack.

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