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# state - This year 2022

Oireachtas Golf Society told not to use state harp emblem as its logo
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Oireachtas Golf Society told not to use state harp emblem as its logo

Jun 15th 2022, 1:15 PM 9,279 Views 4 Comments

A government department had fears that the state could suffer reputational damage.

# state - All time

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media
# US President-elect
# US President-elect

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 8:11 PM 69,976 Views 56 Comments

Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flip’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996.

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money
# State Pension
# State Pension

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,358 Views 16 Comments

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court
# Challenge
# Challenge

Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,714 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by the environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment.

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Jul 10th 2019, 6:19 PM 52,354 Views 36 Comments

Despite government revisions, only 32,307 pensioners have received an increase in their pension, which is “significantly lower than expected”.

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

May 9th 2019, 10:17 PM 18,314 Views 50 Comments

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances
# Pdforra
# Pdforra

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 14,497 Views 0 Comments

The proceedings were issued on Monday 21 January by PDFORRA.

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings
# Landlords
# Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Dec 31st 2018, 1:02 PM 18,337 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'
# Limerick
# Limerick

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Jun 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 54,010 Views 49 Comments

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby
# Baby Thomas
# Baby Thomas

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

Jun 11th 2018, 4:55 PM 16,832 Views 9 Comments

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter
# Utah
# Utah

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter

Feb 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 81,566 Views 31 Comments

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt.

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?

Feb 11th 2018, 6:30 PM 20,906 Views 77 Comments

Tell us what you think.

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,863 Views 39 Comments

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home
# Wrong House
# Wrong House

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home

Nov 23rd 2017, 6:00 AM 26,672 Views 0 Comments

The State offered a full apology to the family in February of this year.

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites
# Warranted Dismissal
# Warranted Dismissal

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

Oct 11th 2017, 1:52 PM 41,757 Views 48 Comments

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input
# Amhrán Na BhFiann
# Amhrán Na BhFiann

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input

Oct 6th 2017, 6:11 PM 22,666 Views 84 Comments

What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints
# Bullying And Harassment
# Bullying And Harassment

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints

Sep 29th 2017, 12:10 AM 16,487 Views 32 Comments

A request for information was posted to the government’s e-tender website this week.

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife
# Yeats Collection
# Yeats Collection

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife

Sep 27th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,471 Views 42 Comments

In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

Sep 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,776 Views 46 Comments

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,220 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

One US lotto player won $758 million dollars overnight
# Million Dollar Maybe
# Million Dollar Maybe

One US lotto player won $758 million dollars overnight

Aug 24th 2017, 6:56 AM 18,655 Views 22 Comments

The odds of winning the Powerball lotto are the same as flipping a coin and getting ‘heads’ 28 times in a row.

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state
# Not Binding
# Not Binding

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

Jun 12th 2017, 10:36 AM 33,032 Views 49 Comments

However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'

Jun 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 2,095 Views 180 Comments

There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
# HIQA
# HIQA

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,907 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response
# Care Of The State
# Care Of The State

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

Apr 30th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,900 Views 16 Comments

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

Mar 10th 2017, 12:40 PM 21,740 Views 149 Comments

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
# Susan Denham
# Susan Denham

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

Sep 26th 2016, 9:15 AM 26,702 Views 51 Comments

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters
# Letters
# Letters

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters

Sep 23rd 2016, 6:15 AM 20,560 Views 53 Comments

Earlier this year, it was reported that people abused while in Irish national schools had received the letters.

15 things that are guaranteed to make Irish people feel old
# Ancient
From The Daily Edge
# Ancient

15 things that are guaranteed to make Irish people feel old

Jul 12th 2016, 9:26 PM 19,857 Views 4 Comments

Some facts. Some experiences. So old.

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland
# Jordan
# Jordan

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland

Jul 4th 2016, 9:10 PM 20,110 Views 0 Comments

He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and fears being tortured if returned there.

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed

Jun 14th 2016, 8:23 AM 1,256 Views 93 Comments

Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.

Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising events in Dublin this weekend
# 1916
# 1916

Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising events in Dublin this weekend

Mar 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 124,428 Views 83 Comments

Around half a million people are expected to attend, with the main event of 2016 taking place on Sunday.

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer
# Pay Me My Money Down
# Pay Me My Money Down

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

Jan 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 20,718 Views 52 Comments

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump
# Peddling Fiction
# Peddling Fiction

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump

Jan 13th 2016, 7:19 AM 12,063 Views 100 Comments

Obama took on the Republicans for talking up the threat posed by Islamic State.

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia
# Rosslyn Bay
# Rosslyn Bay

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia

Jan 2nd 2016, 9:53 AM 25,989 Views 33 Comments

There were four shark attacks in Queensland in 2015.

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'

Dec 24th 2015, 8:00 PM 96 Views 9 Comments

This story about a young girl shows there are kind people out there, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

Loophole in vetting procedure leaves Irish children open to predators
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Loophole in vetting procedure leaves Irish children open to predators

Dec 17th 2015, 12:25 PM 9,033 Views 14 Comments

The Garda Vetting Unit are not currently required to seek information from police outside the State about people who have lived abroad.

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 AM 9,004 Views 24 Comments

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Oct 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 632 Views 60 Comments

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

Oct 7th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,298 Views 0 Comments

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

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