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#The Week in Politics

# the-week-in-politics - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

George Lee joins Prime Time as part of RTÉ News shake-up

RTE has announced a range of changes to its current affairs programmes – including a new focus on investigative work.

# the-week-in-politics - Monday 2 July, 2012

Government to focus on 'fleshing out' EU debt deal

It’s not yet clear how much of the €120billion ‘growth pact’ will come to Ireland, Alan Shatter has said.

# the-week-in-politics - Monday 14 May, 2012

Adams says 'no social or economic merit' in Fiscal treaty

However, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that Ireland needed to ratify the Fiscal Compact in order to ensure certainty.

# the-week-in-politics - Monday 5 March, 2012

Varadkar warns of access to bailout funds if Ireland votes ‘No’

Tourism minister Leo Varadkar says it would be “foolish” to assume that Ireland could get EU bailout funds without a Yes vote.

# the-week-in-politics - Monday 28 November, 2011

Motor tax will rise in Budget, minister confirms

Minister Phil Hogan said increasing indirect taxes rather than income tax would give consumers “some choices” in their spending.

# the-week-in-politics - Monday 24 January, 2011

Ministers had to lie about bailout talks, admits Lenihan

Brian Lenihan says ministers couldn’t admit that Ireland was in exploratory talks with the IMF, for fear of jeopardising them.