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# twip - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Government criticised on lack of clarity over Christmas Covid restrictions
# Christmas
# Christmas

Government criticised on lack of clarity over Christmas Covid restrictions

Nov 8th 2020, 2:15 PM 48,671 Views 109 Comments

NPHET has warned that an easing of measures at Christmas risks a surge of the coronavirus in spring.

# twip - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

Feb 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 45,757 Views 186 Comments

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

# twip - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Sep 29th 2019, 3:34 PM 17,013 Views 82 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

# twip - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

Apr 28th 2019, 1:46 PM 50,475 Views 115 Comments

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

# twip - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'

Mar 24th 2019, 6:37 PM 43,018 Views 72 Comments

His comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

# twip - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August

Feb 5th 2017, 1:50 PM 18,587 Views 39 Comments

OPW junior minister Sean Canney will be rotating the ministry with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

# twip - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved

Nov 6th 2016, 1:06 PM 26,104 Views 85 Comments

The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.

# twip - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Poll shows voters want Enda gone by budget day
# Enda's Game
# Enda's Game

Poll shows voters want Enda gone by budget day

Jul 17th 2016, 2:55 PM 18,725 Views 62 Comments

Public expenditure minister Paschal Donohoe said when the Taoiseach should step down is up to himself.

# twip - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges
# At Odds
# At Odds

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

May 1st 2016, 1:56 PM 24,239 Views 193 Comments

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# twip - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Sinn Féin says this Fine Gael video is 'typical pathetic crap'
# Social Media Wars
# Social Media Wars

Sinn Féin says this Fine Gael video is 'typical pathetic crap'

Nov 25th 2015, 8:30 PM 14,276 Views 74 Comments

A short Vine has sparked a war of words over taxes between the two parties.

# twip - Sunday 18 January, 2015

'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are'
# Leo
# Leo

'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are'

Jan 18th 2015, 2:22 PM 28,456 Views 127 Comments

Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.

# twip - Sunday 23 November, 2014

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney
# Compliance
# Compliance

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney

Nov 23rd 2014, 1:01 PM 22,525 Views 198 Comments

TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.

# twip - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official

Oct 5th 2014, 1:31 PM 7,427 Views 36 Comments

Minister of State for Skills Damien English says that it’s a party matter.

# twip - Sunday 8 June, 2014

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
# Disagreement
# Disagreement

"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals

Jun 8th 2014, 1:32 PM 21,992 Views 199 Comments

Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.

# twip - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to

Apr 13th 2014, 12:45 PM 8,153 Views 42 Comments

The Public Expenditure Minister also said that there could be room in Budget 2015 for tax cuts.

# twip - Sunday 16 February, 2014

"It's called accountability": Tánaiste defends course of GSOC bugging controversy
# Garda
# Garda

"It's called accountability": Tánaiste defends course of GSOC bugging controversy

Feb 16th 2014, 12:45 PM 7,685 Views 49 Comments

Speaking today, he also cast doubt on whether the exact nature of water charges will be known in the coming weeks.

# twip - Sunday 8 December, 2013

“Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” – Rabbitte
# Burn
# Burn

“Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” – Rabbitte

Dec 8th 2013, 7:57 PM 29,537 Views 148 Comments

Ouch.

# twip - Sunday 27 October, 2013

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague
# Catherine Murphy
# Catherine Murphy

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague

Oct 27th 2013, 1:17 PM 7,118 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd defends James Reilly’s handling of Health – and despite reports of €1 billion of total cuts, says some areas are improving.

# twip - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Tax cuts 'unlikely' in this year's budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Tax cuts 'unlikely' in this year's budget

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:44 PM 5,968 Views 32 Comments

There will also be no income tax increases, according to Minister of State Brian Hayes.

Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum
# Abortion
# Abortion

Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum

Jun 23rd 2013, 1:27 PM 5,638 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.

# twip - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Minister calls Shatter controversy trivial and superficial
# Bottle Of Smoke
# Bottle Of Smoke

Minister calls Shatter controversy trivial and superficial

May 26th 2013, 2:09 PM 6,792 Views 129 Comments

“We have more important things to talk about in this country,” Pat Rabbitte told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics.

# twip - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Howlin says State 'must acknowledge Magdalenes and make amends'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Howlin says State 'must acknowledge Magdalenes and make amends'

Feb 10th 2013, 3:50 PM 4,792 Views 27 Comments

The Minister said the Government was determined to make right for the women who were “sorely wronged”.

Central Bank Governor says 'deal' will not unravel
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Central Bank Governor says 'deal' will not unravel

Feb 10th 2013, 1:35 PM 7,500 Views 67 Comments

Patrick Honohan said Ireland’s debt is now more sustainable than it was.

# twip - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach
# Enda On TV
# Enda On TV

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach

Jan 20th 2013, 1:09 PM 15,149 Views 209 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview with RTÉ, the Taoiseach also said that he was “not in the business of providing abortion on demand” and said the Anglo promissory note would be restructured.

# twip - 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 1,539 Views 3 Comments

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