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# ministers - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Bruton says ministers should thrash out their differences at Cabinet table
# Squabbles
# Squabbles

Bruton says ministers should thrash out their differences at Cabinet table

Apr 26th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,372 Views 20 Comments

Former taoiseach John Bruton has said that Ministers should work out their differences in secret at the Cabinet table.

# ministers - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Poll: Should Ministers meet with TDs criticised in tribunals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ministers meet with TDs criticised in tribunals?

Apr 12th 2012, 10:52 AM 3,128 Views 63 Comments

Government ministers have faced criticism for meeting with Michael Lowry following the Moriarty Tribunal findings but they argue that they cannot refuse to meet with elected public representatives. What do you think?

# ministers - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

Mar 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 275 Views 65 Comments

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

# ministers - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Government to announce date for fiscal compact referendum on Tuesday
# Referendum
# Referendum

Government to announce date for fiscal compact referendum on Tuesday

Mar 25th 2012, 3:58 PM 2,773 Views 91 Comments

Ministers will discuss the issue at a meeting of the Cabinet on Tuesday morning before revealing the date.

# ministers - Monday 19 March, 2012

Government ministers' homes not exempt from household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Government ministers' homes not exempt from household charge

Mar 19th 2012, 4:12 PM 9,711 Views 106 Comments

An answer to a parliamentary question posed to Environment Minister Phil Hogan raised concerns that ministers’ homes are exempt from the household charge – but the government says this is not the case.

# ministers - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power

Feb 14th 2012, 7:33 AM 35 Views 48 Comments

Call them gombeens if you want – but handing money and power to local councils would help fix our democracy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# ministers - Friday 10 February, 2012

Fancy a ministerial car? They're being sold at auction...
# Ministerial Mercs
# Ministerial Mercs

Fancy a ministerial car? They're being sold at auction...

Feb 10th 2012, 7:18 AM 5,233 Views 23 Comments

The ministerial Mercs no longer needed since cutbacks last year will be sold publicly in the near future.

# ministers - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hogan: 'Inappropriate' of me to meet with Priory Hall residents
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Hogan: 'Inappropriate' of me to meet with Priory Hall residents

Feb 7th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,084 Views 40 Comments

Phil Hogan says it’s his job to bring in the appropriate housing legislation, but the enforcement of those laws is not up to him.

# ministers - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

No meeting with Minister Hogan for Priory Hall residents
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

No meeting with Minister Hogan for Priory Hall residents

Jan 10th 2012, 11:36 AM 2,048 Views 12 Comments

Despite a resolution from Dublin City councillors calling on both the Taoiseach and the Minister for the Environment to hear their story.

# ministers - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Priory Hall residents: Ours will just be the first case of many
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Priory Hall residents: Ours will just be the first case of many

Jan 7th 2012, 9:15 AM 4,224 Views 63 Comments

Evacuated residents fear that Dublin City Council will also win their challenge not to pay for their temporary housing costs from 3 February.

# ministers - Friday 23 December, 2011

Kenny to give ministers report cards on performance
# Report Cards
# Report Cards

Kenny to give ministers report cards on performance

Dec 23rd 2011, 8:13 AM 2,342 Views 64 Comments

The Taoiseach is to individually assess the performance of each minister and make his findings public by March.

# ministers - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister?

Nov 24th 2011, 12:19 PM 5,342 Views 95 Comments

The Financial Times has given Noonan a mid-table ranking in its annual poll of 19 european finance ministers – what grade would you give him?

# ministers - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row
# Scotland
# Scotland

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row

Nov 15th 2011, 8:39 AM 710 Views 2 Comments

The church is the first major Presbyterian church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers – but there is a fear this decision may lead to a schism. Rev Scott Rennie (pictured) was ordained in 2009.

# ministers - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Ministers won't be recalled from holidays despite spiralling Euro crisis
# Holliers
# Holliers

Ministers won't be recalled from holidays despite spiralling Euro crisis

Aug 7th 2011, 12:57 PM 666 Views 10 Comments

Much of the cabinet is understood to have decamped to Kerry, as one analyst warns we could be headed for a Eurozone split.

# ministers - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

# ministers - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Ministerial roles pass over to Coughlan, Carey, Smith, Hanafin and O Cuiv
# Compact Cabinet
# Compact Cabinet

Ministerial roles pass over to Coughlan, Carey, Smith, Hanafin and O Cuiv

Jan 20th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,269 Views 0 Comments

Six familiar Fianna Fail faces double up on jobs left behind by their resigning colleagues.

# ministers - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'
# Budget11
# Budget11

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

Dec 8th 2010, 9:31 AM 1,055 Views 0 Comments

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?