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#Programme for Government

# programme-for-government - Monday 6 July, 2020

Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now

CEO of One Family Karen Kiernan says we desperately need a new modern, fit-for-purpose family law system.

# programme-for-government - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

# programme-for-government - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.

# programme-for-government - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Eamon Ryan: No one has 'discussed or agreed' alternative approach if PfG rejected

The Green Party leader said he hopes the programme for government is approved on Friday.

# programme-for-government - Monday 22 June, 2020

Mark Ruffalo says fossil fuel companies want to 'junk Ireland up' with fracked gas

The Greens have brought in some Hollywood big guns to get the PfG over the line

Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now

Environmentalist John Gibbons says the programme for government, for all its imperfections, is the best step forward in at least a decade.

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# programme-for-government - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?

The draft programme for government was agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party on Monday.

# programme-for-government - Friday 19 June, 2020

'That's the Green way': Catherine Martin says party will accept if members vote against government deal

Catherine Martin is calling on Green Party members to back the deal to go into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# programme-for-government - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it

RISE TD Paul Murphy says, ‘By going into government, your party is signing up to significant concessions’.

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

# programme-for-government - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Youth wing of Fine Gael to vote against coalition as Varadkar warns of 'political crisis' if deal doesn't go through YFG

Youth wing of Fine Gael to vote against coalition as Varadkar warns of 'political crisis' if deal doesn't go through

“Fine Gael’s distinct identity will be irreparably jeopardised by entering government with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party,” it said.

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it Neasa Hourigan This post contains videos

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# programme-for-government - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Universal basic income: Next government commits to a pilot programme to trial it Ubi

Universal basic income: Next government commits to a pilot programme to trial it

The Green Party had called for a trial similar to those carried out in other countries in its election manifesto.

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.

# programme-for-government - Monday 15 June, 2020

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

Carbon, cycling and housing: The main points in the draft programme for government

Here are the main things to know from the document published today.

# programme-for-government - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

# programme-for-government - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?

Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.

# programme-for-government - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared

Last week we looked at its record on health and housing. This week we’re looking at jobs and education.

# programme-for-government - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?

In the first of this two part series, we look at health and housing.

# programme-for-government - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues

An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.

# programme-for-government - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Here are 10 things the Government promised to do in its first 100 days. How are they getting on?

The Programme for Government was published back in May, promising to make society fairer – has it delivered?

# programme-for-government - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way

A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.

Here's what the government plans to do about housing and mental health

They’re two major crises. Here’s how they’ll be tackled.

The new government has committed to bringing in drug injection rooms

There had been concerns among campaigners that the issue might be set aside.

Fair play? New programme for government is promising equality for all

The ‘partnership’ government has just published its plan of action. It might mention the word ‘fair’ a lot.

Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government

The clause says the measure is to “address poor attendance within some families”.

# programme-for-government - Thursday 25 September, 2014

How is Enda getting on with his end of the Programme for Government?

Pretty well, if he does say so himself.

# programme-for-government - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

What exactly is collective bargaining? A precise legal definition is on the way

The cabinet have agreed on plans to reform the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001.

# programme-for-government - Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

# programme-for-government - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Taoiseach: We’ve achieved ‘excellent results’ – but taking credit is ‘the fallacy of fools’

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore launched the third annual report on the progress made on the programme for government in Dublin today.

7 promises the government has delivered on... and 7 it hasn't

Promises kept and promises broken. As the government marks three years in office today, we assess some aspects of the programme for government.

# programme-for-government - Friday 21 June, 2013

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims

The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.

# programme-for-government - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Column: Ireland needs a new party to make the 'Second Republic' a reality

There is a clear opportunity for a new broad based, progressive, political party that proposes a vision for a new Ireland based on the values of social and economic equality, writes Rory Hearne.

# programme-for-government - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Labour chairman says he has taken no calls about party leadership

He also called for an immediate renegotiation of the Programme for Government.

# programme-for-government - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Two years on: 'We promised recovery. We are delivering'

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore gave a press conference today to mark the coalition’s second anniversary in office.

# programme-for-government - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Thalidomide survivors call for proper compensation

The demand for Minister James Reilly to honour the coalition’s commitment in the Programme for Government comes as German survivors receive an extra €120 million in entitlements per year.

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