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# sean-sherlock - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Scouting Ireland 'not opposed' to public inquiry into sexual abuse

The leaders of Scouting Ireland apolgoised again to victims of abuse.

# sean-sherlock - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 31 March, 2016

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

# sean-sherlock - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

# sean-sherlock - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# sean-sherlock - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 1 May, 2015

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing

The death toll has topped 6,000.

# sean-sherlock - Monday 29 December, 2014

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'

“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.

# sean-sherlock - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Christmas Truce? Gerry Adams takes a selfie with Fine Gael and Labour ministers

Martin McGuinness got involved too.

# sean-sherlock - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

'Broad agreement' reached in Stormont talks as politicians take selfies and listen to Serial

Talks on welfare reform, flags, parades and the past continued through the night.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 18 December, 2014

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Parties in Northern Ireland have approved a Budget for next year. Kinda.

There had been deadlock on the issue for several weeks.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ireland pledges an extra €1 million to fighting Ebola outbreak

So far, more than 3,000 people have died after contracting the disease.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund

Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.

# sean-sherlock - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak

WARNING: This article contains an image of a graphic nature.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 10 July, 2014

The Fine Gael-Labour split over Richard Bruton's job is 'more like a tug of love'

Seán Sherlock laughed off suggestions that Fine Gael and Labour are split over the lucrative Jobs portfolio.

# sean-sherlock - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 4 July, 2014

Alan Kelly is Labour's new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister

The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader Labour's Choice This post contains videos

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader

The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 27 June, 2014

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings

There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…

# sean-sherlock - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour's deputy leader next week

The junior transport minister has said it is “the norm” that party deputy leaders are promoted to Cabinet.

# sean-sherlock - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies

More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.

# sean-sherlock - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting Labour's Choice This post contains videos

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting

The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 5 June, 2014

One TD wants to be Labour's deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?

Ciara Conway says she does not want to be compromised by the “vested interest” of a ministerial position. But do her rivals share that view?

# sean-sherlock - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

# sean-sherlock - Friday 30 May, 2014

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership

The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.

Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on

Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Three TDs want to be Labour's second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a 'fantastic' leader Hats In The Ring This post contains videos

Three TDs want to be Labour's second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a 'fantastic' leader

Junior Ministers Alan Kelly and Seán Sherlock as well as Cork TD Michael McCarthy are all in the running for the deputy leadership.

# sean-sherlock - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader

Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?

# sean-sherlock - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Half of Irish college students plan to start a business

Third level students cite financial concerns as the main barrier to starting a company.

# sean-sherlock - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Global breakthrough: Irish scientists discover how to mass produce 'wonder material' graphene

These single-atom thick sheets of carbon made from graphite could potentially revolutionise many parts of our lives.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 7 February, 2014

Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill

The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.

# sean-sherlock - Monday 3 February, 2014

Some good news for Cork with 50 new jobs in call centre

Recruitment starts immediately for the jobs at Zevas.

# sean-sherlock - Monday 27 January, 2014

Stem cells for human use can now be manufactured in Ireland

The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland at NUIG will allow the university to expand their already established research into the field.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 3 January, 2014

Early screening test for pre-eclampsia being developed by Irish startup

The bioscience company has received three-quarters of a million euro to develop what it calls “breakthrough blood test”.

# sean-sherlock - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Seán Sherlock: 'Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister'

The Labour TD is tipped for Cabinet and is open to the possibility of it.

# sean-sherlock - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the Marks and Spencer strike, major flight problems, and Nelson Mandela’s funeral…

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

# sean-sherlock - Friday 6 December, 2013

EU fund will help 'meet grand societal challenges of our time' - Minister

The Horizon 2020 fund will fund research and innovation across Europe for the next seven years.

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