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#Phil Hogan

# phil-hogan - Monday 7 October, 2013

“Breakthrough” as Priory Hall residents are offered a deal
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

“Breakthrough” as Priory Hall residents are offered a deal

Oct 7th 2013, 10:48 PM 27,402 Views 79 Comments

The Environment Minister has said that a deal will reflect the circumstances of what he called “one of the worst examples of the failures of the Celtic Tiger”.

Announcement on Priory Hall expected as 21 day deadline ends
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Announcement on Priory Hall expected as 21 day deadline ends

Oct 7th 2013, 10:24 AM 4,964 Views 19 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan’s self-imposed three week deadline to find a solution ends today. Talks with residents and other stakeholders have been ongoing.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'

Oct 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,082 Views 7 Comments

Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Hogan: No point having elected mayor for Dublin unless position is meaningful
# Dublin Mayor
# Dublin Mayor

Hogan: No point having elected mayor for Dublin unless position is meaningful

Oct 3rd 2013, 6:00 AM 2,953 Views 31 Comments

The government intends to hold a referendum at the same time as the local elections next year to ask Dublin residents whether or not they want an elected mayor for the capital.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

RA claims Brian Walsh 'said he wouldn't run for FG as long as Enda Kenny is leader'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

RA claims Brian Walsh 'said he wouldn't run for FG as long as Enda Kenny is leader'

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:15 AM 5,096 Views 16 Comments

The Reform Alliance claims the Galway West TD was ‘gung-ho’ before later distancing himself from the group of expelled Fine Gael TDs. However, Walsh tells a different story…

# phil-hogan - Friday 20 September, 2013

Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?
# Eu Bound?
# Eu Bound?

Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?

Sep 20th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,702 Views 27 Comments

The Labour TD was coy when asked about the possibility he could become Ireland’s EU Commissioner next year.

# phil-hogan - Monday 16 September, 2013

Priory Hall resident whose partner died by suicide welcomes 21 day timeline for solution
# Stephanie Meehan
# Stephanie Meehan

Priory Hall resident whose partner died by suicide welcomes 21 day timeline for solution

Sep 16th 2013, 11:02 PM 7,208 Views 21 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan has tasked Department of Environment officials with the job of talking to all the stakeholders at the Donaghmede complex and proposing a solution within the next three weeks.

# phil-hogan - Friday 13 September, 2013

'Domestic users will not be charged VAT' by Irish Water
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'Domestic users will not be charged VAT' by Irish Water

Sep 13th 2013, 12:10 PM 7,871 Views 70 Comments

Government sources said that the framework in Irish Water is still being set up but that the government does not want to see households pay extra taxes on their Irish Water bills.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Taoiseach: ‘I don’t have any objection to meeting the Priory Hall residents’
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Taoiseach: ‘I don’t have any objection to meeting the Priory Hall residents’

Sep 10th 2013, 10:39 AM 4,806 Views 52 Comments

Kenny was speaking at a press conference to launch Fine Gael’s referenda campaigns today when he was asked about the situation at the uninhabitable apartment complex in north Dublin.

# phil-hogan - Monday 9 September, 2013

Hogan still expecting report on Priory Hall, despite reports mediation has collapsed
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Hogan still expecting report on Priory Hall, despite reports mediation has collapsed

Sep 9th 2013, 6:22 PM 5,736 Views 46 Comments

The former residents believe that the process has fallen apart, with bank bosses indicating last week they would seek their own solutions for mortgage-holders.

Ireland's tidiest town has been named, and it's...
# Supervalu
# Supervalu

Ireland's tidiest town has been named, and it's...

Sep 9th 2013, 2:12 PM 24,485 Views 39 Comments

The winners in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition were named today at a ceremony in The Helix.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Explainer: What is happening with Priory Hall?
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Explainer: What is happening with Priory Hall?

Sep 4th 2013, 6:15 AM 23,656 Views 25 Comments

What’s it costing us? Why isn’t it sorted? Was there no insurance? Where is the builder? All your questions, answered.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

AIB promises to engage over Priory Hall as Minister says it may be demolished
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

AIB promises to engage over Priory Hall as Minister says it may be demolished

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:59 PM 21,939 Views 84 Comments

The environment minister says that he cannot give a time frame on when action will be taken on Priory Hall, for fear of “giving false hope” to displaced residents.

"The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges" - Phil Hogan
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

"The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges" - Phil Hogan

Sep 3rd 2013, 9:00 PM 12,474 Views 144 Comments

The Environment Minister says that the government “fundamentally believes” that user-related charges are the right way of raising more tax.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself

Aug 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 9,468 Views 22 Comments

The deputy director of Fine Gael’s Seanad abolition campaign, Regina Doherty, used the parliamentary questions to find out information about the Seanad, but ministers in her own party told her to find out herself.

# phil-hogan - Monday 19 August, 2013

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad

Aug 19th 2013, 3:30 PM 6,068 Views 41 Comments

The party has said the proposal to abolish the Seanad came from a New Politics document published in March 2010, six months after Enda Kenny first called for the chamber to be scrapped.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 18 August, 2013

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002
# Bag Tax
# Bag Tax

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Aug 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,360 Views 55 Comments

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Outgoing Sligo county manager will receive €270,000 severance package
# Severance Pay
# Severance Pay

Outgoing Sligo county manager will receive €270,000 severance package

Aug 17th 2013, 8:24 PM 24,450 Views 151 Comments

A Sligo county councillor says that there is “no justification” for the payment, given the “shambles” the council’s finances are in.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Eight Dublin areas to be protected from noise pollution
# Shhhhhhhh
# Shhhhhhhh

Eight Dublin areas to be protected from noise pollution

Aug 8th 2013, 12:28 PM 11,187 Views 58 Comments

Parks and gardens across Dublin will allow only a regular conversation during the day and a whisper at night under new laws.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 1 August, 2013

A councillor wants an all-Ireland ban on the sale of silly string
# Not Being Silly
# Not Being Silly

A councillor wants an all-Ireland ban on the sale of silly string

Aug 1st 2013, 3:34 PM 15,669 Views 88 Comments

A Northern Ireland councillor is not happy about the sale of silly string which he said is “messy” and “unsightly”.

# phil-hogan - Friday 26 July, 2013

Good news on the jobs front: Irish Water to create 1,600 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Good news on the jobs front: Irish Water to create 1,600 jobs

Jul 26th 2013, 9:07 PM 22,639 Views 207 Comments

The company has been tasked overseeing the metering of homes ahead of the introduction of water charges late next year.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Lord Mayor: Dublin needs a mayor with 'real powers', but role unlikely before 2019
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Lord Mayor: Dublin needs a mayor with 'real powers', but role unlikely before 2019

Jul 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 4,152 Views 32 Comments

Oisín Quinn has been sharing his thoughts on the future of the mayorship, following a poll that shows 61 per cent of Dubliners are in favour of a directly elected CEO for the city.

No water charge prices until at least the end of the year
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

No water charge prices until at least the end of the year

Jul 24th 2013, 6:12 PM 6,378 Views 72 Comments

The first water charge bills will be due in January 2015 but a decision on pricing won’t be taken before a report from the Commission for Energy Regulation.

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda
# Voting Day
# Voting Day

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda

Jul 24th 2013, 5:45 PM 4,399 Views 30 Comments

Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.

# phil-hogan - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year
# Dublin Councillors
# Dublin Councillors

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

Jul 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 6,223 Views 43 Comments

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012
# Restyled Councils
# Restyled Councils

Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012

Jul 11th 2013, 8:00 PM 4,930 Views 23 Comments

Payroll costs at county and city councils have been cut by €561 million since 2008.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Guess where Ireland's best kept village is...
# Competition
# Competition

Guess where Ireland's best kept village is...

Jul 2nd 2013, 2:15 PM 28,161 Views 38 Comments

Here’s a hint: It’s also the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town, announced earlier today.

# phil-hogan - Monday 24 June, 2013

Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter
# Litter
# Litter

Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter

Jun 24th 2013, 7:34 PM 4,277 Views 32 Comments

Phil Hogan also published a report that showed the number of areas deemed to be litter-free in 2012 is at the highest levels ever achieved.

# phil-hogan - Friday 21 June, 2013

Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015

Jun 21st 2013, 6:15 AM 5,438 Views 36 Comments

The EU and IMF have agreed to a request from the Irish authorities to delay the first bills from early 2014 to early 2015.

# phil-hogan - Monday 17 June, 2013

Joan Burton is the most popular cabinet minister - new poll
# Popularity
# Popularity

Joan Burton is the most popular cabinet minister - new poll

Jun 17th 2013, 8:57 AM 6,564 Views 39 Comments

An Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times reveals a 41pc approval rating for Burton, but only 13pc for James Reilly.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Phil Hogan 'has no role' in trying to stop €500m sewage plant
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Phil Hogan 'has no role' in trying to stop €500m sewage plant

Jun 11th 2013, 4:33 PM 7,632 Views 38 Comments

Enda Kenny says the decision to build a €500m sewage treatment plant in Clonshaugh lies with the local authorities.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Councillors concerned about impact of proposed Dublin Bay wind turbines
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Councillors concerned about impact of proposed Dublin Bay wind turbines

May 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,508 Views 80 Comments

The councillors want to meet the Minister for the Environment to speak to him about their concerns around the proposed turbines.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Dublin city councillors at odds over increase in... Dublin councillors
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Dublin city councillors at odds over increase in... Dublin councillors

May 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 5,995 Views 40 Comments

Fianna Fáil are opposed to Minister Phil Hogan’s proposals, while Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Labour support them.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

€400,000 in funding approved to tackle infectious organism in Roscommon water
# Water
# Water

€400,000 in funding approved to tackle infectious organism in Roscommon water

May 22nd 2013, 11:06 AM 3,745 Views 12 Comments

A temporary water treatment plant will now be built to address the problem until four regional supply schemes are put in place.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Dublin City Council back in court over Priory Hall debacle
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Dublin City Council back in court over Priory Hall debacle

May 7th 2013, 11:48 AM 5,823 Views 34 Comments

The local authority wants the Supreme Court to overturn an earlier decision which sees it pay for the temporary accommodation of the displaced residents.

# phil-hogan - Monday 6 May, 2013

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years
# Pollution
# Pollution

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years

May 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,139 Views 90 Comments

Smoky coal is already banned in 27 towns and cities around the country, but now the Minister for the Environment says he wants to see it nationwide.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Repossessions, organ donors and Euro counterfeiting
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Repossessions, organ donors and Euro counterfeiting

May 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 3,154 Views 11 Comments

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller – who is about to take over as chairman of An Post – will also be in attendance today.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

You'll be charged for your water from October 2014 (if the Troika agree)
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

You'll be charged for your water from October 2014 (if the Troika agree)

Apr 24th 2013, 1:00 PM 8,968 Views 132 Comments

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin want Troika approval to start charging from October 2014, with the first bills in 2015.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

Apr 9th 2013, 8:10 AM 5,305 Views 27 Comments

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

# phil-hogan - Monday 8 April, 2013

Gilmore: Water charges will not be introduced next January
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Gilmore: Water charges will not be introduced next January

Apr 8th 2013, 7:31 AM 8,846 Views 81 Comments

The Tánaiste says charges won’t be introduced before meters are installed, and that won’t be done in the next nine months.