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#Programme for Government

# programme-for-government - Friday 5 February, 2021

'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens
# Moyross
# Moyross

'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens

Feb 5th 2021, 1:01 PM 33,541 Views 38 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan has been accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government.

# programme-for-government - Monday 12 October, 2020

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,154 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# 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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,935 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Changes
# Changes

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

Jun 26th 2020, 8:56 PM 24,271 Views 129 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jun 25th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,658 Views 29 Comments

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
# Draft Deal
# Draft Deal

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

Jun 24th 2020, 9:27 AM 12,813 Views 80 Comments

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
# Ruffalo Few Feathers
# Ruffalo Few Feathers

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

Updated Jun 22nd 2020, 8:33 PM 46,848 Views 74 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 4:00 PM 11,593 Views 50 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:14 AM 37,306 Views 119 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?

Jun 21st 2020, 1:37 PM 60,685 Views 151 Comments

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
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

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

Jun 19th 2020, 11:37 AM 21,383 Views 67 Comments

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

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,065 Views 47 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 16,847 Views 82 Comments

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

# 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
# YFG

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

Jun 17th 2020, 1:59 PM 28,507 Views 118 Comments

“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
# Neasa Hourigan

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

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,410 Views 149 Comments

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
# Ubi

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

Jun 16th 2020, 11:44 AM 69,591 Views 107 Comments

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
# Coalition
# Coalition

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

Jun 16th 2020, 11:18 AM 32,183 Views 135 Comments

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
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

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

Jun 15th 2020, 9:29 PM 16,864 Views 43 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

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

Jun 15th 2020, 8:10 PM 18,271 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 15th 2020, 6:59 PM 26,190 Views 73 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:30 PM 8,414 Views 73 Comments

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?
# Referenda
# Referenda

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

May 14th 2017, 7:15 AM 8,814 Views 25 Comments

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
# Help I Need Somebody
# Help I Need Somebody

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

May 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,348 Views 45 Comments

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?
# Political Promises
# Political Promises

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

May 6th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,151 Views 62 Comments

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
# Put Me Out
# Put Me Out

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

Sep 11th 2016, 1:57 PM 23,033 Views 98 Comments

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?
# Programme For Government
# Programme For Government

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

Aug 14th 2016, 6:45 AM 17,829 Views 27 Comments

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
# Oh Sugar Sugar
# Oh Sugar Sugar

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

May 11th 2016, 10:09 PM 35,917 Views 190 Comments

A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.

Here's what the government plans to do about housing and mental health
# Programme For Government
# Programme For Government

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

May 11th 2016, 9:13 PM 19,575 Views 29 Comments

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

The new government has committed to bringing in drug injection rooms
# Supervised Injections
# Supervised Injections

The new government has committed to bringing in drug injection rooms

May 11th 2016, 7:20 PM 12,234 Views 39 Comments

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

These are the 89 promises for you to hold the government to account on
# Political Promises
# Political Promises

These are the 89 promises for you to hold the government to account on

May 11th 2016, 7:18 PM 36,608 Views 80 Comments

The Programme for Government was launched today.

Fair play? New programme for government is promising equality for all
# In All Fairness
# In All Fairness

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

May 11th 2016, 4:50 PM 10,909 Views 61 Comments

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
# Controversial
# Controversial

Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government

May 11th 2016, 6:25 AM 22,129 Views 95 Comments

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?
# Read The Programme
# Read The Programme

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

Sep 25th 2014, 6:00 AM 4,140 Views 14 Comments

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
# Gap In The Law
# Gap In The Law

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

May 13th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,871 Views 10 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Apr 14th 2014, 1:50 PM 7,278 Views 25 Comments

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’
# Three Years On
# Three Years On

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

Mar 4th 2014, 11:05 PM 16,486 Views 128 Comments

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
# Three Years On
# Three Years On

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

Mar 4th 2014, 10:08 AM 15,971 Views 84 Comments

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
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

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

Jun 21st 2013, 8:30 PM 6,714 Views 38 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 88 Views 61 Comments

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
# Politics
# Politics

Labour chairman says he has taken no calls about party leadership

Mar 31st 2013, 5:18 PM 5,914 Views 104 Comments

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

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