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# reforms - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms

Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.

# reforms - Thursday 5 December, 2019

RTÉ shelves plan to sell RTÉ Guide as part of organisation reforms

The broadcaster said expressions of interest it received did not warrant selling the magazine.

# reforms - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'

Due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.

# reforms - Monday 12 March, 2018

High Court judge says changes in Poland have 'systematically damaged' the rule of law and breached democracy

The High Court referred an extradition case to the European Court of Justice.

# reforms - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Responsibility for three State agencies is being removed from Justice Department

The Toland Report said the department was overstretched.

# reforms - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# reforms - Monday 25 May, 2015

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

# reforms - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight

Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.

# reforms - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# reforms - Thursday 30 October, 2014

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

# reforms - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# reforms - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.

# reforms - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

# reforms - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

What did Alan Shatter do in office? looks at some of the achievements – and failures – of Shatter’s tenure.

# reforms - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms... despite broken bones and bloody noses Digs This post contains images

Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms... despite broken bones and bloody noses

Fighting erupted overnight between ruling party and opposition lawmakers as the bill was debated in a marathon 20-hour sitting.

# reforms - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms

Former Gaelic Football star Joe Brolly says the €3 million pledged for a state of the art organ donation system will save lives.

# reforms - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

# reforms - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform

The whip system – where TDs must vote with their party position or risk expulsion – is the subject of some debate in political circles but immediate reform, ahead of potentially divisive abortion debate, appears unlikely.

# reforms - Friday 16 November, 2012

Committee set up to help with local government reforms

The reforms will see changes to local government, including the merger of some city and county councils.

# reforms - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up'

The Minister was speaking after it emerged the Irish Hospital Consultants Association will not be attending reform talks in the Labour Court on Thursday.

# reforms - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed

Minister Phil Hogan said he wanted to remove the possibility of councillors abusing their power.

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31

That will see the number of council seats reduced from 1,627 to 950.

# reforms - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Ireland making 'such good progress on all fronts' - Van Rompuy

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy had some kinds words for us in Italy yesterday.

# reforms - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Greece 'committed' to reforms to avert bankruptcy

The country’s Finance Minister warned the next few weeks are crucial for the country’s future in the euro.

# reforms - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Generation of North Koreans 'stunted and malnourished'

That is the view of the United Nations, which said nearly a third of North Korean children under the age of 5 show signs of stunting. 16 million North Koreans rely on food rations.

# reforms - Monday 11 June, 2012

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority

President Francois Hollande’s parliamentary majority will give him the opportunity to push through budget and tax reforms, and to move away from austerity towards growth.

# reforms - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# reforms - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Tougher sanctions on way for jobseekers

The Government is looking at ways to impose tougher penalty sanctions on jobseekers who do not take advantage of all employment opportunities.

# reforms - Friday 3 February, 2012

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.

# reforms - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Howlin: 'Foolish' to say there won't be problems with public sector exodus

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has admitted he can’t guarantee there won’t be individual problems caused by the exodus of public sector workers at the end of the month.

# reforms - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five things you need to know before you head out the door: the Betfair controversy, an investigation into the death of a man in Dublin; and students have their say on Junior Cert reforms.

# reforms - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud

Tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow to protest against alleged election fraud.

# reforms - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Government to unveil public service reform plans

The public service reforms to be announced will see less of a reduction in staff numbers in the public sector than had been pledged in the programme for government.

# reforms - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Thousands take to streets of Cairo for "second revolution" in Egypt

The demonstrators were calling for Egypt’s military rulers to speed up the pace of democratic reforms in a country that is still charting its political future.