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#Phil Hogan

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

The Dublin directly-elected mayor plan's back on, says Phil Hogan
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

The Dublin directly-elected mayor plan's back on, says Phil Hogan

Jun 10th 2014, 6:16 PM 5,748 Views 30 Comments

The ‘mayors and chairs’ from the county’s four local authorities are expected to attend a meeting on the issue in the Custom House next month.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

Jun 5th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,622 Views 51 Comments

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
# Reform
# Reform

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

Jun 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 10,385 Views 29 Comments

New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.

# phil-hogan - Monday 26 May, 2014

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
# Big Phil
# Big Phil

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014

May 26th 2014, 11:46 AM 8,289 Views 85 Comments

The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes

May 18th 2014, 1:17 PM 18,529 Views 170 Comments

It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Hogan: 'See? Investing in water services IS an investment in jobs'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Hogan: 'See? Investing in water services IS an investment in jobs'

May 13th 2014, 10:39 AM 7,363 Views 116 Comments

The Environment Minister has welcomed a €1.7 billion investment in Irish Water.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.

May 11th 2014, 8:16 AM 59 Views 135 Comments

Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.

# phil-hogan - Friday 9 May, 2014

Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending

May 9th 2014, 1:46 PM 6,481 Views 23 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan is looking for expressions of interest from people suitable to sit on the Commission.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill?

May 7th 2014, 9:09 AM 15,177 Views 170 Comments

The Minister for the Environment said the charge could be reduced if people make attempts to conserve water.

# phil-hogan - Monday 5 May, 2014

Poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?

May 5th 2014, 9:10 AM 17,399 Views 64 Comments

They are soon to become a mandatory household accessory.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 1 May, 2014

The government must do more... to deal with dog poo
# Scoop That Poop
# Scoop That Poop

The government must do more... to deal with dog poo

May 1st 2014, 10:43 AM 12,696 Views 122 Comments

Independent TD Finian McGrath has said the issue of dog litter is “under the radar” and not discussed enough.

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

May 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 4,828 Views 8 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Gilmore wants 'a genuinely free allowance' as Cabinet discusses how much you'll pay for water
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Gilmore wants 'a genuinely free allowance' as Cabinet discusses how much you'll pay for water

Apr 30th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,982 Views 34 Comments

A coalition split over water charges will be discussed at Government Buildings this morning.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters
# Confused.com
# Confused.com

Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters

Apr 24th 2014, 10:35 PM 38,538 Views 274 Comments

The Tánaiste also said he would not be bound by any timetable on the Cabinet agreeing on how much people will have to pay.

Election posters may 'distract from the beauty of our countryside' as Giro D'Italia approaches - Senator
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Election posters may 'distract from the beauty of our countryside' as Giro D'Italia approaches - Senator

Apr 24th 2014, 4:53 PM 9,616 Views 67 Comments

Louth/East Meath Senator Mary Moran wants the posters taken down for the weekend of the bicycle race.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Protesters: 'We ran them from the whole area' ... Irish Water: 'No you didn't'
# Rumble In Raheny
# Rumble In Raheny

Protesters: 'We ran them from the whole area' ... Irish Water: 'No you didn't'

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:55 PM 41,362 Views 214 Comments

Protesters blocked contractors from installing meters in Dublin and Cork today. Phil Hogan said they wouldn’t stop the charges from coming in.

"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan
# Looking To 2050
# Looking To 2050

"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan

Apr 23rd 2014, 6:40 PM 8,010 Views 56 Comments

The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Labour admits: We have 'substantive differences' with Fine Gael over water charges
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Labour admits: We have 'substantive differences' with Fine Gael over water charges

Apr 16th 2014, 6:45 PM 11,116 Views 118 Comments

Work to be done…

# phil-hogan - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor

Apr 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,544 Views 21 Comments

Oisín Quinn says the fact that 98 councillors supported the move, while only 19 voted against is as close as you get to unanimity “outside of Iraq and North Korea”.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance
# Flooding
# Flooding

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 7,406 Views 31 Comments

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

# phil-hogan - Friday 28 March, 2014

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign

Mar 28th 2014, 1:15 PM 7,427 Views 79 Comments

Martin Callinan ‘made his own decision’, Enda Kenny has said. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter next week.

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform
# Friday Sitting
# Friday Sitting

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform

Mar 28th 2014, 11:53 AM 10,578 Views 35 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 23 March, 2014

‘Too early to say’ whether by-election for Nulty seat will happen in May
# Early Polling
# Early Polling

‘Too early to say’ whether by-election for Nulty seat will happen in May

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:29 PM 19,596 Views 60 Comments

The Independent TD resigned yesterday after it emerged he had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage girl.

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations
# Gerrymandering
# Gerrymandering

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations

Mar 23rd 2014, 2:47 PM 8,991 Views 90 Comments

He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 PM 21,515 Views 74 Comments

Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…

'Hogan has some nerve, I don't take any lectures from him': Martin hits back in gerrymander row
# Gerrymandering
# Gerrymandering

'Hogan has some nerve, I don't take any lectures from him': Martin hits back in gerrymander row

Mar 22nd 2014, 12:46 PM 9,713 Views 47 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is engaged in a war of words with the Environment Minister over the redrawing of the local election boundaries.

# phil-hogan - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

Mar 21st 2014, 9:15 PM 13,449 Views 50 Comments

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country

Mar 20th 2014, 1:27 PM 8,864 Views 48 Comments

We bet you can’t wait…

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season

Mar 18th 2014, 8:31 PM 9,789 Views 67 Comments

Minister Hogan has announced a total of €2.975 million in funding.

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

Mar 18th 2014, 5:08 PM 10,460 Views 87 Comments

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May

Mar 12th 2014, 8:31 PM 4,921 Views 36 Comments

Dublin’s four councils most vote on the issue by 31 March.

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Mar 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,020 Views 1 Comment

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Mar 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,473 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# phil-hogan - Friday 7 March, 2014

Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties
# Fix It
# Fix It

Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties

Mar 7th 2014, 8:34 PM 8,248 Views 11 Comments

A total of €70 million has been allocated to help local authorities repair roads and restore coastal protection.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today

Mar 1st 2014, 9:20 AM 9,005 Views 72 Comments

Day two of the party’s annual gathering is getting under way at the RDS in Dublin today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter to speak at a session on transparency and accountability.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Hogan's department slams 'usual rhetoric from Green Party' after mayor survey
# Gloves Are Off
# Gloves Are Off

Hogan's department slams 'usual rhetoric from Green Party' after mayor survey

Feb 20th 2014, 5:28 PM 7,016 Views 20 Comments

This week the party said the minister was leaving people guessing on plans for a directly-elected mayor in Dublin when the survey showed 30 councillors were undecided on the issue.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week
# Pyrite Heave
# Pyrite Heave

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week

Feb 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 9,709 Views 11 Comments

Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’

Feb 18th 2014, 10:00 PM 11,697 Views 55 Comments

The junior minister was formally selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the European elections in Dublin at an event in the city centre this evening.

30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor
# Undecided
# Undecided

30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor

Feb 18th 2014, 5:26 PM 5,108 Views 17 Comments

In a survey released today, 43 out of 129 councillors said they were in favour of proposals.

# phil-hogan - Monday 17 February, 2014

Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon
# Tackling Cancer
# Tackling Cancer

Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon

Feb 17th 2014, 2:24 PM 9,158 Views 27 Comments

A new report from the Department of Environment makes the suggestion as part of the effort to tackle the cancer-causing gas.