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#Regina Doherty

# 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 23,563 Views 62 Comments

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

# regina-doherty - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?
# What Now?
# What Now?

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?

Aug 18th 2019, 7:15 AM 34,188 Views 60 Comments

The findings by the Data Protection Commissioner open up the possibility of legal action from PSC holders, solicitors say.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

Aug 17th 2019, 10:31 AM 31,262 Views 126 Comments

Over 3.2 million people have been issued a Public Services Card, better known as the mandatory-not-compulsory PSC.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage'
# PSC
# PSC

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage'

Aug 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 33,894 Views 65 Comments

The long-awaited report on the legality of the PSC is expected in the near future.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment
# Penalty Rates
# Penalty Rates

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

Jul 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 69,421 Views 130 Comments

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments
# Flying Kites
# Flying Kites

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Jul 21st 2019, 9:30 AM 50,699 Views 157 Comments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

# regina-doherty - Monday 8 July, 2019

Cabinet approves new measures to regulate tips and gratuities
# New Rules
# New Rules

Cabinet approves new measures to regulate tips and gratuities

Jul 8th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,489 Views 18 Comments

The new legislation comes after a number of restaurants came in for criticism over how tips were being distributed among employees.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

Jul 7th 2019, 4:56 PM 30,865 Views 94 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# regina-doherty - Friday 5 July, 2019

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists
# Draw The Dole
# Draw The Dole

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists

Jul 5th 2019, 9:35 PM 26,973 Views 81 Comments

Unemployed artists will be able to receive jobseekers allowance while also focusing on their own work for 12 months.

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit

Jul 5th 2019, 11:47 AM 15,605 Views 72 Comments

The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland
# Isis
# Isis

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

Jul 5th 2019, 10:40 AM 42,920 Views 143 Comments

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

# regina-doherty - Friday 28 June, 2019

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments
# Self-employed
# Self-employed

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments

Jun 28th 2019, 4:16 PM 17,358 Views 44 Comments

Self-employed people will be able to access €203 a week if they’re out of work.

# regina-doherty - Friday 21 June, 2019

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
# Employment
# Employment

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Jun 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 26,185 Views 46 Comments

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 16 June, 2019

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

Jun 16th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,201 Views 36 Comments

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500

Jun 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 39,889 Views 55 Comments

An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn
# Progress
# Progress

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

Jun 12th 2019, 1:08 PM 10,980 Views 74 Comments

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages
# Tipping Point
# Tipping Point

Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages

Jun 11th 2019, 7:28 PM 17,835 Views 29 Comments

Sinn Féin said the proposed legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect employees.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG
# Le2019
# Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Jun 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 27,166 Views 67 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# regina-doherty - Monday 27 May, 2019

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

May 27th 2019, 1:09 PM 176,447 Views 217 Comments

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review
# Pensions
# Pensions

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

May 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM 49,575 Views 32 Comments

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

# regina-doherty - Friday 10 May, 2019

Restaurant tipping: Minister wants 'collective agreement' and not new laws
# Cheque Please
# Cheque Please

Restaurant tipping: Minister wants 'collective agreement' and not new laws

May 10th 2019, 6:20 AM 16,797 Views 21 Comments

The minister says the agreement would stop restaurants using tips to subsidise wages.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced
# Parental Leave
# Parental Leave

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,402 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 6 April, 2019

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

Apr 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,147 Views 38 Comments

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

Mar 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 61,500 Views 68 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 51,957 Views 64 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government

Feb 7th 2019, 5:58 PM 38,248 Views 66 Comments

The government was defeated by 81 votes to 42.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme

Feb 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 70,345 Views 102 Comments

Sinn Féin’s motion calls on the government to end the referral of jobseekers to JobPath.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions

Jan 31st 2019, 4:46 PM 481 Views 1 Comment

Businesses are seeking a four-year extension to the full rollout of a proposed scheme.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Jan 17th 2019, 12:15 PM 38,635 Views 29 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay
# Birth Cert
# Birth Cert

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay

Jan 16th 2019, 6:08 PM 25,995 Views 37 Comments

Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.

# regina-doherty - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,714 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March
# Insecure Work
# Insecure Work

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

Dec 12th 2018, 10:38 PM 21,561 Views 40 Comments

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

# regina-doherty - Friday 2 November, 2018

'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit

'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit

Nov 2nd 2018, 2:58 PM 21,487 Views 66 Comments

People began to complain of delays in Illness Benefit payments back in August.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue
# Illness Benefit
# Illness Benefit

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Oct 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 20,321 Views 32 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

# regina-doherty - Friday 12 October, 2018

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 12:00 PM 18,885 Views 40 Comments

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

# regina-doherty - Friday 5 October, 2018

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen
# Pylons
# Pylons

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

Oct 5th 2018, 5:31 PM 14,476 Views 29 Comments

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

# regina-doherty - Friday 28 September, 2018

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice

Updated Sep 28th 2018, 1:00 PM 67,330 Views 112 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

Sep 25th 2018, 2:29 PM 32,001 Views 72 Comments

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'

Sep 5th 2018, 9:56 AM 10,786 Views 66 Comments

Budget talks start today – but the minister says Fine Gael wants parallel talks on confidence and supply.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

Aug 23rd 2018, 10:49 AM 27,058 Views 138 Comments

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.