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#Pat Rabbitte

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 9 March, 2012

FG photocall cancelled 'because too few TDs would attend'

Fine Gael’s photo op to mark one year in power wasn’t cancelled because of a mix-up – but because nobody wanted to go.’s progress report for the Government: Energy, environment

Phil Hogan and Pat Rabbitte have been tasked with keeping us green and energy efficient. How have they done?’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology

How has Pat Rabbitte gotten on in implementing the promises of the Programme for Government? We’ve had a look.’s progress report for the Government: Climate change policy

Ireland had pledged to legislate for the UN2020 and Kyoto targets. Has the new government been eco-friendly?

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 8 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

Rabbitte lost for words at 'innuendo' of vested interest in Gallagher probe

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming accuses Rabbitte of having a “personal financial vested interest” in the Presidential election.

The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5 This post contains videos

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

FG cancels 'year in power' photocall after Rabbitte criticises 'silly' event

The ‘year in office’ photocall planned for Merrion Square is called off after Pat Rabbitte labels the event “a bit silly”.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Taoiseach and 16 ministers off around the world for Patrick's Day celebrations

Dinny McGinley is off to Glasgow and Michael Noonan will be in France. Here’s where else our government ministers will be jetting off to on 17 March…

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 2 March, 2012

Consumer group says Minister should intervene after Airtricity increases charges

Domestic electricity and gas standing charges will increase by as much as €1.50 per month for the company’s 600,000 customers from April.

# pat-rabbitte - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography

Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 23 February, 2012

FF's Martin attacks "bare-faced lies" over sale of state assets

Micheál Martin says Labour ministers are “covering their tracks” by claiming Fianna Fáil agreed to the sale of state assets.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Post-mortems due in Carlow, government to unveil back-to-work programme, and did your ancestors cause ‘malicious injury to a bicycle’?

RTÉ Board to be told today that 'it can't run a deficit'

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte assures senators after questions on whether taxpayer is “getting bang for our buck” with licence fee.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Rabbitte, McGrath in war of words over state assets

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman takes issue with Pat Rabbitte’s claims that the sale of state assets was demanded by FF.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Poll: Should other media be funded through the new 'broadcasting charge'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should other media be funded through the new 'broadcasting charge'?

The government wants to replace the TV licence, potentially funding broadcasters other than RTÉ. Should it go further?

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 10 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: Anglo, ministerial Mercs, and Eircom customer data…

Rabbitte tells WSJ: Deal to reduce Anglo burden 'in the next few weeks'

The government is set to pay €3.1 billion in promissory notes to Anglo Irish at the end of next month but a senior government minister reckons we won’t have to do it.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 6 February, 2012

Minister: Online news outlets could be regulated

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte suggested that defamation and regulatory rules could apply to online media outlets.

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# pat-rabbitte - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 29 January, 2012

€1million energy research announced by Government

It’s hoped the contracts will help establish Ireland as a key location for the ‘green economy’.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 20 January, 2012

Gilmore accused of hypocrisy over 'green jersey' remarks

Eamon Gilmore’s call for support from opposition parties drew the ire of the Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin yesterday.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Independent radio stations praise calls for 'broadcasting charge'

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland wants the new revenue to be split among other broadcasters, not just RTÉ.

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence?

A new household-based charge is being proposed by Government to address TV licence evasion and the use of online television viewing. What do you think, is it a good idea?

Government considers household charge to replace TV licence fee

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte wants to target some 15 per cent of people who evade the TV licence or may watch television online instead.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?

Clare County Council has agreed a total ban on fracking and is urging the government to implement a national ban on the process, but what do you think?

Total ban on fracking agreed by county council

Councillors in Clare have also called for a national ban of the controversial gas extraction method.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 12 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Croke Park Deal may be renegotiated if economy slumps - Rabbitte

The communications minister says a torrid economy could well force the government to revisit the current public pay deal.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland extend the Bank Guarantee Scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland extend the Bank Guarantee Scheme?

TDs and Senators will today vote on extending the guarantee by 12 months. Today we’re asking you: how would you vote?

TDs to vote on extending bank guarantee for another year

The Government is seeking to extend the controversial measure – which it voted against extending while in Opposition.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Pat Rabbitte: Heads should not roll at RTÉ... yet

The communications minister said an inquiry into the Fr Kevin Reynolds broadcast would establish the full facts of the case.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Budget may introduce charges for medical cards, plans to burn Bank of Ireland bondholders, and no more ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds

Pat Rabbitte announced that the independent inquiry will determine the ‘true facts and circumstances’ which led to the Prime Time programme on Fr Reynolds being broadcast earlier this year.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?

Rabbitte insists Willie Penrose remains part of the 'Labour family'

The Communications Minister said he understood the reasons for Penrose’s resignation from government yesterday.