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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Programme for Government

Last year
Varadkar says he has a ‘burning desire’ to bring hope as he's elected Taoiseach
Here’s how the day played out.
# hospital parking
Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge
The private members’ bill is being brought forward by the Aontú party.
All time
# Trans
Taoiseach admits Government needs to 'work harder' to increase supports for transgender teens
“I think we should consult young trans people to hear their views,” the Taoiseach said.
# Moyross
'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens
Minister Eamon Ryan has been accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government.
# United Ireland
Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.
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.
# Changes
Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?
The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.
# Explainer
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.
# draft deal
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.
# ruffalo few feathers
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.
# Fine Gael
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.
# Your Say
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.
# Crunch time
'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.
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.’
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’.
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.
# neasa hourigan
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.
# 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.
# Coalition
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.
# occupied territories
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.
# Transport
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.
# New Rules
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.
# government formation
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.
# referenda
'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.
# help i need somebody
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.
# Political Promises
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.
# put me out
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
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?
# Oh Sugar Sugar
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.
# 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.
# supervised injections
The new government has committed to bringing in drug injection rooms
There had been concerns among campaigners that the issue might be set aside.
# Political Promises
These are the 89 promises for you to hold the government to account on
The Programme for Government was launched today.
# in all fairness
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.
# Controversial
Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government
The clause says the measure is to “address poor attendance within some families”.
# Read the Programme
How is Enda getting on with his end of the Programme for Government?
Pretty well, if he does say so himself.
# gap in the law
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.
# Child Protection
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.
# Three years on
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.
# Three years on
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.