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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Sean Kyne

All time
# Merrion Gate
Fine Gael senator says Zappone gathering was lawful, but didn't meet Covid guidelines
After repeating a number of times that the Merrion Hotel event was “lawful”, when pressed, Kyne admitted that the Covid-19 guidelines were breached.
# Revenue
'Final nail in the coffin for businesses': Revenue claw back of wage subsidy funding raised with Taoiseach
Those that fell short of their 25% loss estimation are being asked by Revenue to repay the wage subsidy.
# Galway
Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map
The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.
# Aerfort Na Minna
The government has bought an airport in Connemara for €2.5 million
Aerfort Na Minna is 28 kilometres west of Galway City.
# Oughterard
Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals
Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.
# Gaeilge
50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.
# savi report 2
Chief whip confirms national survey on sexual violence will take five years to complete
It’s been 17 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, was published.
# omnibus bill
No other Bills to be published as Brexit legislation to clog up Dáil until March
The Brexit omnibus Bill is to be discussed at Cabinet today.
# Aran Islands
Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands
A contract with Aer Árann will run from today until 30 September 2019.
# the schemes of athenry
There's now huge concern that planning delays will scupper Apple's €850m plans for Galway
The outcome of a judicial review of the plans has been put back until October.
# down the drain
Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017
It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.
# Backbench mischief
Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?
Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to earlier this month…
# Dáil Reform
"One cannot have instability": Taoiseach rules out loosening the party whip
Fine Gael backbenchers quizzed the Taoiseach on political reform in the Dáil last night.
# Croke Park
Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government
The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.
# Croke Park
Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park
The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.
# Insert Coin
Noonan examining whether to offer tax scheme for video game sector
The review of the Section 481 scheme comes in response to British attempts to lure the gaming industry to its shores.
# Fianna Fáil
Ó Cuív to Fine Gael TD: look before you leap
The Fianna Fáil TD was responding to claims that he had orchestrated his suspension from the Dáil in order to keep the party whip.
Made In Chelsea star's website asks public to rank attractiveness of TDs invites visitors to rank the perceived attractiveness of TDs – in a way echoing Mark Zuckerberg’s Facemash.
# GE11
Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West
The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.
# GE11
All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.