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#Regina Doherty

# regina-doherty - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,738 Views 59 Comments

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# regina-doherty - Friday 25 August, 2017

Minister says Public Services Card is 'not compulsory but is mandatory for services'
# Flexible Friend
# Flexible Friend

Minister says Public Services Card is 'not compulsory but is mandatory for services'

Aug 25th 2017, 1:06 PM 34,442 Views 201 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty says the card is mandatory for her department’s services.

# regina-doherty - Friday 21 July, 2017

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)
# This Is New
# This Is New

People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)

Jul 21st 2017, 3:04 PM 35,850 Views 90 Comments

The news was welcomed by a number of parties.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Taoiseach says Minister Regina Doherty 'felt she was being harassed' by blogger
# Garda Complaint
# Garda Complaint

Taoiseach says Minister Regina Doherty 'felt she was being harassed' by blogger

Jul 11th 2017, 6:46 PM 19,029 Views 0 Comments

Answering questions in the Dáil today, Leo Varadkar said that it was a “private matter” between the Minister and the academic.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'More censorship': Row in Dáil as TD asks why gardaí spoke to professor over Regina Doherty blog
# Complaint
# Complaint

'More censorship': Row in Dáil as TD asks why gardaí spoke to professor over Regina Doherty blog

Jul 6th 2017, 2:53 PM 50,882 Views 0 Comments

Blogger and academic Catherine Kelly claims she was cautioned by gardaí about her social media posts and online articles which referenced Regina Doherty.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published
# Benefit Fraud
# Benefit Fraud

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

Jul 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 20,922 Views 68 Comments

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

# regina-doherty - Monday 3 July, 2017

Fine Gael minister confirms complaint lodged with gardaí against political blogger
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

Fine Gael minister confirms complaint lodged with gardaí against political blogger

Jul 3rd 2017, 10:55 PM 73,428 Views 0 Comments

Blogger and academic Catherine Kelly claims she was cautioned by gardaí about her social media posts and online articles which referenced Regina Doherty.

Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance

Jul 3rd 2017, 7:36 AM 27,185 Views 61 Comments

The department is launching an awareness campaign well ahead of the 30 September deadline.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 24 June, 2017

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign

Jun 24th 2017, 3:19 PM 18,933 Views 103 Comments

There have been 4,859 reports received by the department since 18 April, compared to 3,322 in the same period last year.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful
# Wage Boost
# Wage Boost

Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful

Jun 20th 2017, 8:16 PM 24,604 Views 69 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said introducing new laws to boost ministers’ pay is not a priority.

# regina-doherty - Friday 16 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 1:15 PM 51,513 Views 81 Comments

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

May 2nd 2017, 3:36 PM 39,528 Views 188 Comments

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges
# Water Woes
# Water Woes

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges

Apr 8th 2017, 2:26 PM 22,360 Views 122 Comments

Regina Doherty said that the party had made a “catastrophe” of trying to introduce water charges.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Distracting and destabilising': Leo Varadkar says 'everyone is waiting' on a decision from Enda
# Follow The Leader
# Follow The Leader

'Distracting and destabilising': Leo Varadkar says 'everyone is waiting' on a decision from Enda

Feb 18th 2017, 6:30 PM 21,165 Views 126 Comments

Regina Doherty thinks the Taoiseach should be given space to make his own decision.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?

Jan 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 16,015 Views 68 Comments

The Government Chief Whip denies having made some controversial comments. We put that claim to the test.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak
# Marshalling The Troops
# Marshalling The Troops

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak

Dec 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 30,115 Views 99 Comments

Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.

# regina-doherty - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Nov 21st 2016, 6:50 PM 16,042 Views 74 Comments

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# regina-doherty - Monday 24 October, 2016

'Micheál needs to stop with his spin' - Doherty hits out at FF leader over tax cut criticisms
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

'Micheál needs to stop with his spin' - Doherty hits out at FF leader over tax cut criticisms

Oct 24th 2016, 10:23 AM 15,674 Views 76 Comments

Yesterday the Fianna Fáil leader claimed his party “succeeded in stopping many of the most damaging Fine Gael policies”.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 20 October, 2016

FactCheck: Is it really "illegal" for the government to negotiate with the UK before Brexit?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is it really "illegal" for the government to negotiate with the UK before Brexit?

Oct 20th 2016, 7:00 PM 20,643 Views 91 Comments

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty made an extraordinary claim on Tonight With Vincent Browne this week. Was she right?

# regina-doherty - Monday 12 September, 2016

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?

Sep 12th 2016, 4:29 PM 13,221 Views 62 Comments

“I expect John Halligan to do his job,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 9 July, 2016

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon
# How Bizarre
# How Bizarre

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon

Jul 9th 2016, 3:11 PM 39,661 Views 29 Comments

Saturday with Claire Byrne signed off for the season with a massive Oireachtas sing-song. Some were a little better than others…

# regina-doherty - Saturday 21 May, 2016

"I haven't broken the law": Government Chief Whip defends liquidation of company
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

"I haven't broken the law": Government Chief Whip defends liquidation of company

May 21st 2016, 3:26 PM 51,889 Views 137 Comments

Regina Doherty defended the closure of her company today.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges
# At Odds
# At Odds

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

May 1st 2016, 1:56 PM 24,174 Views 193 Comments

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD

Feb 24th 2016, 12:49 PM 21,898 Views 269 Comments

Regina Doherty got into a heated debate with the Sinn Féin leader.

# regina-doherty - Friday 10 July, 2015

Families who were forced out of their homes by pyrite move back in
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

Families who were forced out of their homes by pyrite move back in

Jul 10th 2015, 10:42 PM 21,318 Views 5 Comments

There has been a boost in the number of people applying to the pyrite remediation scheme.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Sinn Féin are bringing in the lawyers over alleged abuse investigations
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Sinn Féin are bringing in the lawyers over alleged abuse investigations

Mar 14th 2015, 8:38 PM 23,963 Views 0 Comments

Pearse Doherty says claims by Regina Doherty are “scurrilous”.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 1 February, 2015

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist
# Most Unparliamentary
# Most Unparliamentary

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

Feb 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 27,887 Views 50 Comments

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour
# Simon Says
# Simon Says

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour

Jan 21st 2015, 4:10 PM 19,079 Views 87 Comments

A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.

# regina-doherty - Monday 22 December, 2014

Planning permission was approved for 52% more dwellings than last year
# Building Up
# Building Up

Planning permission was approved for 52% more dwellings than last year

Dec 22nd 2014, 2:48 PM 5,336 Views 6 Comments

The number of apartment units approved has also shot up.

# regina-doherty - Monday 15 December, 2014

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Dec 15th 2014, 10:20 PM 18,495 Views 125 Comments

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

# regina-doherty - Monday 13 October, 2014

Yes, this TD really did say she likes to lather butter all over herself and pretend she's a slug
# Gubu
# Gubu

Yes, this TD really did say she likes to lather butter all over herself and pretend she's a slug

Oct 13th 2014, 9:34 AM 30,112 Views 49 Comments

But it was all for a good cause…

# regina-doherty - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics

Jul 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,306 Views 64 Comments

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female, but are gender quotas the best way to increase this figure?

# regina-doherty - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Micheál Martin: TDs shouldn't involve themselves in criminal proceedings
# Niall Collins
# Niall Collins

Micheál Martin: TDs shouldn't involve themselves in criminal proceedings

Jun 19th 2014, 10:04 PM 18,485 Views 0 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has been reacting to the controversy surrounding his justice spokesperson today.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Column: We need family friendly politics if we want more women in the Dáil
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need family friendly politics if we want more women in the Dáil

Nov 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 36 Views 126 Comments

Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli has brought her daughter to work with her since she was a baby in a bid to highlight the difficulties faced by working mothers, something Irish politics needs to look at, writes Regina Doherty TD.

# regina-doherty - Friday 18 October, 2013

100 new jobs announced for Alltech in Dunboyne
# Employment
# Employment

100 new jobs announced for Alltech in Dunboyne

Oct 18th 2013, 6:36 PM 8,906 Views 6 Comments

Regina Doherty TD said she hoped this would have a knock-on effect on other local businesses.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 6 October, 2013

‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad
# Oireachtas Retorts
# Oireachtas Retorts

‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad

Oct 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 8,830 Views 44 Comments

From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight

Oct 5th 2013, 11:55 AM 11,094 Views 106 Comments

Too close to call is the word of the day.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Richard Bruton is representing the government on the Prime Time debate
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Richard Bruton is representing the government on the Prime Time debate

Oct 1st 2013, 10:35 AM 9,107 Views 152 Comments

And it’s on tonight.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'
# Let Them In
# Let Them In

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Sep 18th 2013, 2:06 PM 2,305 Views 21 Comments

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

# regina-doherty - Friday 30 August, 2013

"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty

Aug 30th 2013, 10:33 AM 4,876 Views 68 Comments

The chairman of the Democracy Matters campaign campaign was challenged to “name one significant thing the Seanad has done”, but argued that he is not defending the current system.