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# phil-hogan - Thursday 13 February, 2014

"Some fine weather": Those three words from Evelyn Cusack that mean so much...
# Spring Watch
# Spring Watch

"Some fine weather": Those three words from Evelyn Cusack that mean so much...

Feb 13th 2014, 1:19 PM 23,155 Views 18 Comments

Good news, just in time for Valentine’s. (We just need to get through the next 48 hours of rain, unfortunately).

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods

Feb 5th 2014, 12:51 PM 9,385 Views 57 Comments

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the cost of installing 10km of new flood defences at between €50 and €100 million.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Government to review storage of ‘toxic materials’ near homes
# Hazardous Fumes
# Hazardous Fumes

Government to review storage of ‘toxic materials’ near homes

Jan 29th 2014, 8:50 AM 4,291 Views 2 Comments

The Environment Minister also confirmed last night that three investigations will be carried out into the cause last weekend’s fire at a west Dublin recycling plant.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 26 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 26th 2014, 4:20 PM 10,010 Views 67 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.
# More Water
# More Water

Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.

Jan 16th 2014, 10:47 PM 15,700 Views 76 Comments

Cowen has claimed that Hogan “either deliberately lied” or “accidentally gave a gross underestimation” about Irish water costs. The Minister says Cowen was “selective in his quotes”.

'Did it come from the taxpayer?': PAC chief slams Hogan's officials over Irish Water funding
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

'Did it come from the taxpayer?': PAC chief slams Hogan's officials over Irish Water funding

Jan 16th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,058 Views 62 Comments

A suggestion that the exchequer is not funding Irish Water drew criticism from the Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness last night.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’

Jan 15th 2014, 10:50 PM 12,636 Views 107 Comments

The charges are set to begin in October with the first bills due in early 2015 but a pricing structure has yet to be decided.

"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy
# More Water
# More Water

"This government is shrouding itself in secrecy," - Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversy

Jan 15th 2014, 10:19 PM 6,033 Views 48 Comments

The Oireachtas heard a lot more about Irish Water today, with the Dáil and Public Accounts Committee both sitting into the evening.

'No, is the answer to that question': Taoiseach won't ask Phil Hogan to resign
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'No, is the answer to that question': Taoiseach won't ask Phil Hogan to resign

Jan 15th 2014, 5:11 PM 9,275 Views 78 Comments

Enda Kenny has insisted that Irish Water will be “wide-open” and transparent while confirming he knew it would cost €180 million to set up.

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending

Jan 15th 2014, 12:54 PM 10,346 Views 129 Comments

The Environment Minister has been called on to resign by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams today.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time
# More Water
# More Water

“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time

Jan 14th 2014, 10:56 PM 14,382 Views 118 Comments

After earlier releasing copies of redacted letters, Barry Cowen got to air his grievances over Irish Water to the Minister for the Environment tonight.

# phil-hogan - Monday 13 January, 2014

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote

Jan 13th 2014, 9:07 PM 26,658 Views 127 Comments

A change of mind by one Independent Councillor and the inability of another to vote, meant the budget was passed after it seemed likely to fail.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
# Dissolution Threat
# Dissolution Threat

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed

Jan 8th 2014, 3:24 PM 9,116 Views 46 Comments

And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…

Donegal County Council on verge of collapse after failure to agree budget
# Donegal
# Donegal

Donegal County Council on verge of collapse after failure to agree budget

Jan 8th 2014, 7:02 AM 8,363 Views 34 Comments

The budget was defeated with 15 votes to 13.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation
# Planning
# Planning

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation

Jan 7th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,828 Views 15 Comments

Ireland has submitted its first report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention which ensures public participation in environmental planning.

# phil-hogan - Friday 3 January, 2014

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year
# Local Government
# Local Government

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 7,793 Views 39 Comments

When Irish Water takes over water services, Minister Hogan said local authorities will have lower funding needs.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters

Jan 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,305 Views 87 Comments

Irish Water came into operation yesterday and says that over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities.

# phil-hogan - Monday 23 December, 2013

Reshuffle in late 2014 with junior ministers and backbenchers in line for promotion
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

Reshuffle in late 2014 with junior ministers and backbenchers in line for promotion

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 8,425 Views 83 Comments

The Taoiseach is keen to give talent a chance next year with some “movement” planned.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay

Dec 22nd 2013, 2:45 PM 5,317 Views 10 Comments

SIPO is also in the middle of a disagreement with Minister Hogan about proposed accounting reforms for political parties.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Extra funding granted to prevent landslides in Cobh
# Landslide
# Landslide

Extra funding granted to prevent landslides in Cobh

Dec 18th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,316 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Environment announced an extra €2 million in funding for tackling landslides in Cobh in Co Cork.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Late payment penalties for the household charge amounts to €9.3m
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Late payment penalties for the household charge amounts to €9.3m

Dec 17th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,956 Views 51 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said the compliance rate stands in excess of 80.5 per cent.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year

Dec 11th 2013, 9:22 AM 6,887 Views 13 Comments

Yesterday Cabinet approved the publication of the Pyrite Resolution Bill, which will provide for the operation of a scheme to fund the work.

# phil-hogan - Monday 9 December, 2013

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year

Dec 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,396 Views 16 Comments

If you have been turned down for a bank loan you can apply for a loan from your local authority.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Absent TDs and unanswered questions leave Micheál Martin criticising Dáil reforms
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

Absent TDs and unanswered questions leave Micheál Martin criticising Dáil reforms

Dec 7th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,888 Views 23 Comments

Changes to the question time have been criticised but the government chief whip has defended the new format following near-farcical scenes in the chamber on Thursday.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Fine Gael Mayor of Tralee: Phil Hogan has a dream - to get rid of town councils
# I Have A Dream
# I Have A Dream

Fine Gael Mayor of Tralee: Phil Hogan has a dream - to get rid of town councils

Nov 19th 2013, 10:34 AM 6,550 Views 42 Comments

Pat Hussey said the Fine Gael party has lost the run of themselves since getting into power.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 7 November, 2013

It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight
# Good News
# Good News

It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight

Nov 7th 2013, 9:50 PM 12,047 Views 60 Comments

However water pressure will remain low in the evenings over the coming weeks.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors
# Local Government
# Local Government

"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors

Nov 6th 2013, 10:12 AM 7,702 Views 50 Comments

Councillors are up in arms over plans to scrap the local authority. The town’s mayor will mention the issue in a speech attended by Hogan on Friday.

# phil-hogan - Monday 4 November, 2013

Dublin City Council passes motion to call Hogan and Irish Water before it
# Water Restrictions
# Water Restrictions

Dublin City Council passes motion to call Hogan and Irish Water before it

Nov 4th 2013, 10:46 PM 11,144 Views 23 Comments

Councillors heard from the City Engineer at a meeting tonight, the first since restrictions were imposed last week.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled better
# Water
# Water

Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled better

Oct 31st 2013, 6:21 PM 6,293 Views 44 Comments

The minister said the problem is one engineers have never experienced before.

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland
# Local Government
# Local Government

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

Oct 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 8,616 Views 35 Comments

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

'Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply'
# WATER SHORTAGE
# WATER SHORTAGE

'Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply'

Oct 30th 2013, 8:39 AM 17,374 Views 133 Comments

The Irish Restaurant Association said businesses will be seriously affected by water restrictions saying they are paying the highest water rates in Europe and the water service should reflect that.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 19th 2013, 7:50 PM 16,247 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a threat against Phil Hogan, an ATM scam and a plane crash in Belgium.

Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí
# Threat
# Threat

Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí

Oct 19th 2013, 12:58 PM 18,442 Views 215 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.

# phil-hogan - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: 'I might be 6' 5'' but I'm not going to lean in any direction'
# Dublin Mayor
# Dublin Mayor

Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: 'I might be 6' 5'' but I'm not going to lean in any direction'

Oct 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,615 Views 59 Comments

The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Hogan unveils 'the most radical reform of local government in 100 years'
# Local Government Reform
# Local Government Reform

Hogan unveils 'the most radical reform of local government in 100 years'

Oct 17th 2013, 12:50 PM 7,500 Views 52 Comments

“With this bill we intend to to build a better, stronger, more efficient, more responsive and more accountable system of local government,” Hogan said today.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

Oct 16th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,535 Views 43 Comments

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow

Oct 15th 2013, 10:11 PM 7,169 Views 6 Comments

It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Hogan hopes Priory Hall proposals will be seen as 'balanced, equitable and fair'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Hogan hopes Priory Hall proposals will be seen as 'balanced, equitable and fair'

Oct 8th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,416 Views 43 Comments

The government has put forward proposals to resolve the long-running plight of the former residents of the derelict and dilapidated Donaghmede apartment complex.