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# Roderic O'Gorman

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Government apologises to thalidomide survivors
Minister has no current plans to discuss Grand Canal fencing with Waterways Ireland
No Cabinet reshuffle on the cards under new Green leader, with Ryan and Martin to keep ministries
New Green Party leader to be announced today
This month
July 2024
Fences will continue to be erected along canal if more tents appear, says Waterways Ireland boss
Last month
June 2024
Hackett says Green Party seen as 'preachy and out of touch' in leadership debate with O'Gorman
O'Gorman v Hackett: We interviewed the two hopefuls vying to take over as Green Party leader
Róisin Garvey joins Ossian Smyth and Neasa Hourigan in race to become Green Party deputy leader
Support among councillors favours O'Gorman as Martin doesn't rule out future leadership run
Green Party to name new leader on 8 July as O'Gorman and Hackett vie to replace Eamon Ryan
Lack of maternity leave arrangement for TDs 'truly incredible', says Holly Cairns
The Cork South-West TD announced over the weekend that she is expecting her first child.
May
May 2024
Parents' Leave soon to be extended to nine weeks
1,000 asylum seekers to be accommodated at Thornton Hall by the end of June
Modular and prefab units to be used to house asylum seekers on Thornton Hall site
Israeli ambassador at Irish famine event sparks criticism as govt pledges to maintain 'pressure'
It's a 'criminal offence' to pitch tents on public land, govt says, after removing Grand Canal camp
This year
2024
Garda rep says 'no clear guidance' on dealing with incidents like protest at O'Gorman's home
Harris expects details on locations of promised asylum reception centres 'in the coming weeks'
Gathering of 'masked people' outside minister's home 'chilling and disturbing', says Taoiseach
Government to offer temporary shelter to asylum seekers sleeping rough during Storm Kathleen
The Government unveiled two big plans around asylum seekers today - here's what they are
It involves empty office spaces and a new EU Pact.
Asylum seekers brought to court over lack of ID sparks claims of 'interference' in process
'A slap in the face': Mother and baby home survivors told they need photo ID to apply for redress
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said applicants who don’t have photo ID will be “treated empathetically and on a case-by-case basis”.
The Government's long-awaited redress scheme finally opens for applications today
Many elderly survivors do not have a passport, driving licence or Public Service Card
One man was told his mother cannot apply without photo ID, but he could apply on her behalf if she died
Varadkar says O'Gorman doesn't need to resign over referendum result
Minister 'frustrated' at AG advice leak but says it backed Govt position on immigration and care
O'Gorman says he is 'extremely disappointed' by anticipated No/No referendums outcome
Attorney General's advice to minister leaked ahead of referendums
Ministers met with Grace case inquiry to voice unhappiness with the pace of work and delays
Former minister says he is ‘horrified’ with the continuous delays of the inquiry.
The Grace case concerns a young woman with profound intellectual disabilities who was left in a foster home in the Waterford area for almost 20 years despite a succession of sexual and physical abuse allegations.
The latest six month extension means the final report will not be complete until September 2024, over five years beyond its original deadline.
Minister starts Women's Day address to empty Dáil in moment widely shared on social media
Labour leader Ivana Bacik said she was ‘disappointed’ to see so few representatives in the Chamber.
Government grants yet another extension to Grace case inquiry
Irish Refugee Council criticises decision to end emergency accommodation offered during cold spell
Referendum Q&A: What will you be asked to vote on? And what exactly is a durable relationship?
People will next week be asked to vote on amending sections of the Constitution related to the family and the provision of care.
The votes, dubbed the Family Amendment and the Care Amendment, will take place next Friday
The Constitution currently only recognises families based on marriage and refers to a woman's place 'in the home'
Not up to speed on what the referendums are about? We've got you covered
St John of God reaches an agreement with the HSE over provision of services
Controversial Mother and Baby Home redress scheme will open for applications next month
Drogheda TD says O’Gorman made ‘arrogant decision’ in housing asylum seekers in local hotel
'Campaign of arson' on properties linked to asylum seekers is 'unprecedented', says Tánaiste
Better communication won't do anything to change mind of someone intent on committing arson - O'Gorman
Government report recommends right to paid leave for pregnancy loss under 24 weeks
Up to €10m extra 'social inclusion' funding signed off on for areas taking in asylum seekers
Social welfare cut for new arrivals from Ukraine in State accommodation to take effect in February