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# patrick-odonovan - Thursday 4 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 104,802 Views 162 Comments

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'
# Coalitions
# Coalitions

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

Jun 18th 2018, 10:49 AM 21,252 Views 213 Comments

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'
# Dublin-Monaghan Bombings
# Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

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

Aug 29th 2017, 1:21 PM 24,488 Views 116 Comments

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
# Patrick O'Donovan
# Patrick O'Donovan

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

Aug 28th 2017, 7:04 PM 27,105 Views 98 Comments

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
# Stocks And Shares
# Stocks And Shares

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo

Jul 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 25,392 Views 49 Comments

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
# Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video

May 9th 2017, 3:27 PM 34,253 Views 21 Comments

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

# patrick-odonovan - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 5th 2017, 5:51 PM 3,145 Views 7 Comments

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
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

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

Dec 23rd 2016, 1:05 PM 6,394 Views 32 Comments

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

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 16 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 16th 2016, 11:25 AM 7,237 Views 15 Comments

“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
# All Change
# All Change

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

Dec 12th 2016, 8:25 AM 12,373 Views 111 Comments

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
# Olympic Council Of Ireland
# Olympic Council Of Ireland

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

Aug 19th 2016, 9:14 PM 25,795 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rule Breakers

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

Apr 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 20,705 Views 160 Comments

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'
# Pigs Might Fly
# Pigs Might Fly

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

Mar 25th 2015, 1:02 PM 18,490 Views 74 Comments

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
# Strike A Pose
# Strike A Pose

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

Feb 5th 2015, 7:38 AM 20,269 Views 49 Comments

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':
# Owning The Road
# Owning The Road

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

Jan 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 12,730 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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
# Sorted
# Sorted

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

Jan 28th 2015, 1:45 PM 21,537 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Penalty Points Quashed
# Penalty Points Quashed

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

Dec 10th 2014, 5:39 PM 20,172 Views 35 Comments

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
# Liz O'donnell

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

Nov 11th 2014, 1:51 PM 10,810 Views 46 Comments

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
# Migrants
# Migrants

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

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,337 Views 84 Comments

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

Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’
# Live For The Weekend
# Live For The Weekend

Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’

Jan 30th 2014, 4:35 PM 13,695 Views 40 Comments

Day’s over…

# patrick-odonovan - Friday 24 January, 2014

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill
# Tighten Your Belts
# Tighten Your Belts

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

Jan 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,545 Views 36 Comments

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
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin

Jan 14th 2014, 8:04 PM 10,379 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Bullying
# Bullying

Ireland 'should consider laws that would jail cyber bullies'

Nov 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,750 Views 35 Comments

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
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Man arrested as suspicious devices found in Limerick

Feb 28th 2013, 9:07 AM 4,362 Views 1 Comment

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
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

TD says retired gardai could free up staff for frontline

Jul 12th 2012, 6:15 AM 5,293 Views 24 Comments

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
# Obesity
# Obesity

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

Jan 11th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,331 Views 41 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

TD calls for cameras to be allowed in Irish courts

Sep 13th 2011, 5:10 PM 674 Views 7 Comments

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
# GE11

Is this the first song of the election campaign?

Feb 8th 2011, 1:23 PM 1,482 Views 1 Comment

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