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# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

# patrick-odonovan - Monday 18 June, 2018

Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State'

Patrick O’Donovan ruled out the possibility of a coalition between his party and Sinn Féin.

# patrick-odonovan - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Patrick O'Donovan: 'I don't differentiate between atrocities'

The junior minister suggested in an interview that republicans were responsible for the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# patrick-odonovan - Monday 28 August, 2017

'It's ignorance': Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing

Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan questioned Sinn Féin’s involvement with the Dublin-Monaghan bombing over the weekend.

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 14 July, 2017

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo

Three ministers were asked about their share-holdings during a press conference today.

# patrick-odonovan - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video Wild Atlantic Way This post contains videos

Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video

Fáilte Ireland wants more Irish people to explore the west coast.

# patrick-odonovan - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From The42 'There needs to be a change in mindset in how we view the role of women in sport' Equality

'There needs to be a change in mindset in how we view the role of women in sport'

Minister Patrick O’Donovan says his Department has offered mediation in an attempt to find a resolution in the row between the women’s national team and the FAI.

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 23 December, 2016

Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards

The Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan had put forward plans for gender quotas for sporting bodies.

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 16 December, 2016

From The42 Women's sport has come a long way, but there's still about a century to go Gender Quotas

Women's sport has come a long way, but there's still about a century to go

“Even tectonic plates need a little shove,” writes Tommy Martin as he looks at the government’s gender quota proposals

# patrick-odonovan - Monday 12 December, 2016

Sports bodies to be fined if their boards don't comply with new gender quota rules

Groups will have 2-3 years to implement the new rules.

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 19 August, 2016

Olympic Council of Ireland says Pat Hickey is entitled to "natural justice" as Ross announces inquiry

A retired judge will lead the inquiry into the Olympic ticket-touting scandal, but will be unable to compel witnesses.

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Sinn Féin has broken Dáil rules on party political broadcasts... AGAIN Rule Breakers This post contains videos

Sinn Féin has broken Dáil rules on party political broadcasts... AGAIN

It’s the second time in less than a year that the party has flouted long-standing rules about party political broadcasts at Leinster House

# patrick-odonovan - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

'If you put two pigs flying up O'Connell Street it'd be the number one news item on RTE'

Point-scoring was the order of the day as RTE appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today to discuss alleged bias in its coverage.

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Here's how much the Taoiseach's department has spent on photography since 2002

But first, let me take a selfie (to cut down on further professional photography costs).

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts': would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# patrick-odonovan - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Ray D'Arcy's salary will be 'more than covered' by sponsorship money

The incoming chair of RTÉ has been talking stars’ pay before an Oirechtas committee this morning.

# patrick-odonovan - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

# patrick-odonovan - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards

Liz O’Donnell appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.

# patrick-odonovan - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Joan Burton has no plans for UK-style crackdown on welfare for jobless immigrants

A Fine Gael TD asked the Labour minister about a recent ban on immigrants in the UK receiving dole payment for their first three months of residency.

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 30 January, 2014

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 24 January, 2014

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.

# patrick-odonovan - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin

Patrick O’Donovan has written to the Oireachtas Communications Committee asking them to investigate anonymous internet payments made possible by digital currencies.

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Ireland 'should consider laws that would jail cyber bullies'

A Fine Gael TD has suggested Ireland adopt proposed New Zealand laws, which would make it an offence to incite someone to take their own life.

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Man arrested as suspicious devices found in Limerick

Both devices were declared non-viable after an investigation overnight.

# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 12 July, 2012

TD says retired gardai could free up staff for frontline

Some 340 Gardaí are engaged exclusively in administrative duties according to Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan.

# patrick-odonovan - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign

A TD has called on the government to appoint a well-known name to front a campaign tackling obesity, believing it could have the same success as Gay Byrne’s presence at the Road Safety Authority.

# patrick-odonovan - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

TD calls for cameras to be allowed in Irish courts

Fine Gael backbencher Patrick O’Donovan has asked the Justice Minister to consider limited broadcasting of court proceedings.

# patrick-odonovan - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Is this the first song of the election campaign? GE11 This post contains videos

Is this the first song of the election campaign?

Former IFA president John Dillon is running in Limerick – and produces what could be the only tune of the election campaign.