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#Regina Doherty

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,872 Views 142 Comments

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty

Jul 21st 2018, 7:30 AM 16,817 Views 62 Comments

The minister gave a strong indication there will not be a repeat of the €5 increase in social welfare payments in the next Budget.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Jun 5th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,473 Views 151 Comments

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law
# Together For Yes
# Together For Yes

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law

May 27th 2018, 2:45 PM 18,742 Views 63 Comments

Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.

# regina-doherty - Friday 11 May, 2018

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,978 Views 71 Comments

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe
# Mandatory And Compulsory
# Mandatory And Compulsory

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

Apr 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 1,153 Views 23 Comments

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# regina-doherty - Friday 6 April, 2018

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

Apr 6th 2018, 9:55 AM 24,447 Views 78 Comments

The Irish Times reports today that the government is planning on introducing both two weeks’ paid parental leave and mandatory paternity leave.

# regina-doherty - Monday 2 April, 2018

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later
# Battle Of Wills
# Battle Of Wills

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 40,295 Views 64 Comments

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap
# Stay Warm
# Stay Warm

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap

Feb 28th 2018, 9:52 AM 26,803 Views 65 Comments

The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams
# Scale And Polish
# Scale And Polish

Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams

Feb 21st 2018, 7:26 AM 44,991 Views 37 Comments

Regina Doherty said there’d been a fourfold increase in the number of claims for free treatment benefits.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 18 February, 2018

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Feb 18th 2018, 6:00 PM 32,411 Views 381 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

Feb 8th 2018, 1:34 PM 61,044 Views 145 Comments

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland
# Deprived
# Deprived

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Jan 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,590 Views 41 Comments

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status
# PSC
# PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

Jan 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 60,834 Views 108 Comments

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# regina-doherty - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card
# PR
# PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

Jan 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 13,072 Views 35 Comments

The rollout of the card sparked a storm of publicity about its use last year.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
# Interview
# Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

Dec 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,631 Views 43 Comments

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'
# Changing Tack
# Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

Dec 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,777 Views 94 Comments

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# regina-doherty - Monday 18 December, 2017

'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister

Dec 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,130 Views 24 Comments

Maternity leave was extended for mothers of premature babies back in October – but not for parents of infants born before then.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law
# Employment
# Employment

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law

Dec 6th 2017, 6:35 AM 21,747 Views 33 Comments

The new Bill to be published this week aims to tackle the casualisation of work.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game
# Who Blinks First?
# Who Blinks First?

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game

Nov 26th 2017, 1:46 PM 43,478 Views 114 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty has said she heard a roar from Fianna Fáil TDs.

# regina-doherty - Friday 24 November, 2017

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week
# Thank Christ
# Thank Christ

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

Nov 24th 2017, 12:12 PM 30,423 Views 92 Comments

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'

Nov 16th 2017, 11:10 AM 34,419 Views 158 Comments

Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'
# Pension Disparity
# Pension Disparity

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Nov 14th 2017, 6:47 PM 18,125 Views 60 Comments

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

# regina-doherty - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted
# Singled Out
# Singled Out

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

Nov 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 88,946 Views 106 Comments

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# regina-doherty - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused
# Misinformationfest
# Misinformationfest

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Nov 4th 2017, 6:05 AM 43,925 Views 112 Comments

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# regina-doherty - Friday 3 November, 2017

Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements
# Tis The Seasonal Work
# Tis The Seasonal Work

Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements

Nov 3rd 2017, 1:19 PM 21,517 Views 65 Comments

Businesses are being urged to hire people on the Live Register.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC
# Sneaky Fashion
# Sneaky Fashion

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

Oct 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 39,452 Views 88 Comments

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Ireland is getting a new internship programme
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Ireland is getting a new internship programme

Oct 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,303 Views 23 Comments

The new scheme aims to target young people who find it difficult to enter employment.

# regina-doherty - Friday 13 October, 2017

Bus Éireann row: Minister hits back after unions slam her for 'unofficial labour dispute' comment
# Unofficial Dispute
# Unofficial Dispute

Bus Éireann row: Minister hits back after unions slam her for 'unofficial labour dispute' comment

Oct 13th 2017, 7:00 PM 21,237 Views 90 Comments

The employment minister said that 299 replacement buses were needed on the Eastern corridor last week.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December

Oct 10th 2017, 7:48 PM 67,347 Views 86 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus is €219 million.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Minister 'inspired' after meeting with young transgender and non-binary people
# LGBT
# LGBT

Minister 'inspired' after meeting with young transgender and non-binary people

Oct 7th 2017, 5:19 PM 24,421 Views 109 Comments

Doherty said she would review the position of non-binary and young trans people in the Gender Recognition Act.

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Oct 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,121 Views 28 Comments

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

# regina-doherty - Monday 2 October, 2017

'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line'
# Column
# Column

'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line'

Oct 2nd 2017, 3:45 PM 19,223 Views 34 Comments

Journalists are used to government departments stone-walling them but it’s rare for a department to lie, writes Ken Foxe.

# regina-doherty - Monday 25 September, 2017

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding
# Tackling Obesity
# Tackling Obesity

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Sep 25th 2017, 9:52 PM 19,175 Views 38 Comments

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance
# Shortchanged
# Shortchanged

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance

Sep 25th 2017, 6:36 PM 23,801 Views 83 Comments

The allowance, paid to the current Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, was found to have “no legal basis”.

# regina-doherty - Monday 11 September, 2017

Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank'
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank'

Sep 11th 2017, 1:50 PM 41,160 Views 162 Comments

The Policing Authority has thanked O’Sullivan for 36 years of service to the force.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
# Wherefore Art Thou
# Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 21,436 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

# regina-doherty - Friday 1 September, 2017

The Department of Social Protection is getting a major rebrand
# Shake Things Up
# Shake Things Up

The Department of Social Protection is getting a major rebrand

Sep 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 21,077 Views 53 Comments

A number of functions from the Department of Jobs will transfer to the new Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

Aug 31st 2017, 12:03 PM 11,784 Views 137 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Data Protection Commissioner calls for transparency over Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Data Protection Commissioner calls for transparency over Public Services Card

Aug 30th 2017, 8:45 PM 28,380 Views 147 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty earlier said the card will “give an improved, enhanced and effective service”.