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#The Week in Politics

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum
# Abortion
# Abortion

Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum

Jun 23rd 2013, 1:27 PM 5,645 Views 133 Comments

Reports this morning suggested that a cross-party group of TDs is planning to invoke a Constitutional provision to force a referendum on the proposed abortion laws.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’
# Election Promises
# Election Promises

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’

Jun 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 10,889 Views 69 Comments

“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.

# the-week-in-politics - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Joan Burton: In everybody's interest that we get a public sector pay deal
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Joan Burton: In everybody's interest that we get a public sector pay deal

May 12th 2013, 1:24 PM 8,846 Views 85 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection says she is “hopeful” a deal can be reached with unions ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

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

George Lee joins Prime Time as part of RTÉ News shake-up
# Ch-ch-ch-changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes

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

Oct 24th 2012, 12:50 PM 12,556 Views 43 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Government to focus on 'fleshing out' EU debt deal

Jul 2nd 2012, 8:15 AM 1,540 Views 3 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

May 14th 2012, 8:34 AM 2,057 Views 73 Comments

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’
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Mar 5th 2012, 8:03 AM 3,345 Views 165 Comments

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
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Motor tax will rise in Budget, minister confirms

Nov 28th 2011, 8:00 AM 4,207 Views 38 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ministers had to lie about bailout talks, admits Lenihan

Jan 24th 2011, 10:46 AM 1,685 Views 0 Comments

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