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#Pat Rabbitte

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 31 January, 2014

Labour senator slams Rabbitte's 'arrogant disdain and contempt' over pylon review

John Whelan’s comments come ahead of Pat Rabbitte’s meeting with the chair of the independent commission examining the controversial pylons project.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night? Run Rabbitte

Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night?

He was. He definitely was.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

"Unacceptable" not to include North East in power lines study

Minister Pat Rabbitte said that there are factors unique to the north and south of the country that would prevent this.

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out

Pat Rabbitte announced that an independent commission will examine the possibility of putting high-voltage power lines underground instead of on large pylons.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 26 January, 2014

"It's not a quango": Rabbitte defends €5.7m Irish Water 'transition' body

The office was set up to manage the transfer of water services from councils to the remit of Irish Water.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 24 January, 2014

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rabbitte: "There is no bonus culture in Bord Gáis - and won't be in Irish Water"

The Minister for Communications has come to the defence of both Bord Gáis and Irish Water.

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing 2fm

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing

The minister questioned whether the station was doing anything different or better than its competitors.

# pat-rabbitte - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline

If you missed the 7 January deadline but still have concerns, Eirgrid will add your submission to the pile of 35,000 already received.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 6 January, 2014

The Govt's new internet safety group met for the first time today

The Internet Content Governance Advisory Group is looking at issues relating to internet governance, including online bullying and harassment.

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow

Opposition groups were out protesting against pylon developments yesterday.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos

All the best shouting, attention seeking and scandal caught on camera.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'They were whipped into line': Committee backs appointment of Eirgrid chairman

Despite raising concerns about the appointment of John O’Connor last week, government members of the Transport and Communications committee backed his appointment today.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

Rabbitte: ESB strike threat "out of all proportion" with staff grievances ESB

Rabbitte: ESB strike threat "out of all proportion" with staff grievances

The minister said the scheme made “marvellous progress in 2012″ and he hopes common sense will prevail at talks today.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal

Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch

“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.

Incoming Eirgrid chairman faces TDs and Senators amid ongoing pylons controversy

One senator has already said he will oppose the appointment of John O’Connor as the chairman of the the body responsible for the development and maintenance of the State’s electricity grid.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 29 November, 2013

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour

Labour members and delegates gather in Killarney for the start of their conference tonight with some signs of improvement in the party’s fortunes.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte

The gas provider will stay in State ownership after a suitable bid was not received by the government.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 21 November, 2013

'This is wonderful': 'Rattled' Gilmore slams 'hard-necked hypocrisy' of Fianna Fáil

The Tánaiste gleefully engaged in one of the government’s favourite pasttimes at Leaders’ Questions this morning: Having a go at Fianna Fáil.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 18 November, 2013

Government to open up new postcode database to businesses – at a cost Exclusive

The new system will give each address, including individual apartments in one building, their own unique code.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 17 November, 2013

"We want an exit, but we want a sustainable exit" - McGrath calls for credit line

In response to the Fianna Fáil TD, the Communications Minister said that the Government had made “some pretty good shots”.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 15 November, 2013

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment

John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion

The Government yesterday withdrew an amendment to the FOI Bill which would have seen some charges for requests soar.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’

There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel

Minister Pat Rabbitte said the representative did not require access to the tunnel to complete the task he was sent to do, which was not health and safety related.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party

Wicklow County Council chairman Jimmy O’Shaughnessy has quit the party today.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 25 October, 2013

WATCH: Mattie McGrath tells Rabbitte to 'count the tits on Mrs Murphy's cow'

Dogs, cats, Angela Merkel and lots more in the Dáil yesterday…

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment

Current recipients of free licences will not be affected, has learned – instead, the State broadcaster will take brunt of the cut.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Confirmed: New national postcode system to be rolled out by Spring 2015

A consortium headed by Capita Ireland has won the tender to develop, implement and operate the new postcode system.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 7 October, 2013

'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians

While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion

It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Government asks experts for advice on Ireland's underexplored oil and gas

Minister Pat Rabbitte says he wants to strike a balance between attracting investment and maximising returns from the State’s natural resources.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Bord Gais Energy to be sold in the next three months

The Government is hoping to bring in around €1 billion from the sale of the company.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

RTÉ proposes 'modest increase in public funding' over next five years

The broadcaster said that this would enable it to significantly improve its service to audiences.