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#Regina Doherty

# regina-doherty - Friday 20 November, 2020

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

Nov 20th 2020, 9:52 PM 41,803 Views 66 Comments

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

# regina-doherty - Friday 13 November, 2020

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 5,902 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 25 June, 2020

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

Jun 25th 2020, 7:23 PM 17,413 Views 16 Comments

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

# regina-doherty - Friday 5 June, 2020

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 12:41 PM 57,059 Views 65 Comments

It follows a cabinet meeting today.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty

May 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 22,343 Views 45 Comments

Last month, Debenhams announced it would not be reopening its stores, leaving 2,000 staff unemployed.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

May 5th 2020, 9:19 AM 23,630 Views 32 Comments

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

# regina-doherty - Friday 17 April, 2020

Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 17th 2020, 6:18 PM 17,720 Views 12 Comments

Up to now, parents could only register the births of their children in person.

# regina-doherty - Friday 3 April, 2020

Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'

Apr 3rd 2020, 11:10 AM 35,767 Views 108 Comments

The social protection minister admitted that some students might be receiving more from the scheme than they would normally have earned.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test

Mar 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 50,405 Views 72 Comments

“We’re trying to do in a number of days [what] would probably take months, if not years, to set up,” Regina Doherty explained.

Changes to Covid-19 payment could come as soon as next week, says minister
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

Changes to Covid-19 payment could come as soon as next week, says minister

Mar 21st 2020, 4:07 PM 83,142 Views 59 Comments

The government is working on a number of options regarding the payment, Regina Doherty said.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 19 March, 2020

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment
# Support
# Support

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 9:40 PM 47,052 Views 59 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty
# Rents
# Rents

Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty

Mar 18th 2020, 9:13 AM 48,639 Views 103 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# regina-doherty - Monday 10 February, 2020

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency
# Not Returning
# Not Returning

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Feb 10th 2020, 12:29 AM 17,861 Views 9 Comments

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
# Gone
# Gone

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,024 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

Feb 5th 2020, 2:20 PM 18,719 Views 72 Comments

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 18 January, 2020

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?
# Waiting Staff
# Waiting Staff

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

Jan 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,202 Views 55 Comments

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week

Jan 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 54,881 Views 54 Comments

Pensioners and people with disabilities who are living alone are the main cohort of social welfare recipients to benefit.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February
# Extra Pay
# Extra Pay

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February

Dec 19th 2019, 1:45 PM 42,056 Views 77 Comments

The proposed introduction was initially deferred because of uncertainty over Brexit.

# regina-doherty - Friday 29 November, 2019

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 21,750 Views 84 Comments

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC
# Unlawful Basis
# Unlawful Basis

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC

Nov 21st 2019, 12:52 PM 26,239 Views 41 Comments

There were testy exchanges between the minister and committee members in the Oireachtas this morning.

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

Nov 21st 2019, 12:17 PM 68,835 Views 169 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 3 November, 2019

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money
# State Pension
# State Pension

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,156 Views 16 Comments

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

# regina-doherty - Friday 1 November, 2019

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support

Nov 1st 2019, 12:52 PM 41,495 Views 95 Comments

It comes as Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office
# Jobspath Macht Frei
# Jobspath Macht Frei

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office

Oct 17th 2019, 9:19 PM 47,764 Views 63 Comments

The slogan “arbeit macht frei” is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
# Caged
# Caged

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,647 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

# regina-doherty - Monday 14 October, 2019

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

Oct 14th 2019, 4:07 PM 22,353 Views 30 Comments

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce
# Return To Work
# Return To Work

'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce

Oct 13th 2019, 11:02 PM 33,608 Views 36 Comments

Minster Regina Doherty said women often lack the “confidence and belief in themselves” to return to work after a long period of time.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings
# PSC
# PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

Sep 25th 2019, 6:13 PM 16,953 Views 34 Comments

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 2:35 PM 23,686 Views 44 Comments

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 21 September, 2019

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?
# PSC
# PSC

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?

Sep 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 34,039 Views 34 Comments

The government is ploughing ahead with its support for the card, but what do you need it for right now?

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Sep 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 39,011 Views 80 Comments

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

Sep 18th 2019, 12:08 AM 18,914 Views 101 Comments

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

Sep 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 13,667 Views 57 Comments

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

# regina-doherty - Monday 16 September, 2019

750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud
# Welfare Fraud
# Welfare Fraud

750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud

Sep 16th 2019, 6:25 PM 109,391 Views 196 Comments

The Department aims to save €530 million by tackling fraud over the next four years.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 23,641 Views 76 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'
# PSC
# PSC

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'

Sep 12th 2019, 5:26 PM 20,487 Views 50 Comments

The government is in a showdown with the Data Protection Commissioner over a report on the legality of the PSC.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?
# What Now?
# What Now?

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

Sep 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,947 Views 63 Comments

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

Sep 4th 2019, 10:04 AM 13,349 Views 45 Comments

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim
# PSC
# PSC

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 14,489 Views 47 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.

# regina-doherty - Monday 26 August, 2019

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens

Aug 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,558 Views 62 Comments

Facial recognition is highlighted a number of times across the circulars issued to civil servants on the PSC.

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