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#Willie Penrose

# willie-penrose - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Lotto ticket worth €1 million sold in Labour TD's shop

Willie Penrose and his wife Anne own the shop in Co Westmeath.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up

“It stimulates you. It invigorates you. It’s what we come from, it’s where we come from”.

# willie-penrose - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

A new Bill is calling for a quota of Irish music on the radio - and the music industry isn't happy about it

Labour TD Willie Penrose has an amendment up for discussion this evening calling for a 40% quota of Irish music on Irish radios.

# willie-penrose - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play

They were there to launch a new bill from Labour TD Willie Penrose.

# willie-penrose - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts?

Labour’s Willie Penrose wants to give struggling musicians a break.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

# willie-penrose - Monday 29 February, 2016

Down to the wire: This Labour TD might still have a chance at a seat

Penrose had conceded on Saturday evening but this morning he said there is “an outside chance” he’ll get back in.

# willie-penrose - 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.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

# willie-penrose - Monday 7 October, 2013

Penrose welcomed 'back into Labour fold' by Gilmore

The Labour Party leader welcomed the news that Willie Penrose is to rejoin the Labour Parliamentary Party.

# willie-penrose - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Anti-wind farms protest takes place in Mullingar

A Labour TD said he believed that around 1,500 people attended the event.

# willie-penrose - Friday 26 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Dredge: Is Niall Horan going into politics in Mullingar? World Of Celebs

The Dredge: Is Niall Horan going into politics in Mullingar?

He’s a Labour Party man. That, and all the rest of the day’s celebrity dirt.

# willie-penrose - Saturday 2 March, 2013

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012

How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?

# willie-penrose - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Former junior ministers share €64,000 severance payout for 2012

Former Labour minister Willie Penrose, and Fianna Fáil duo Dara Calleary and Billy Kelleher, received severance last year.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# willie-penrose - Friday 27 April, 2012

7 barristers paid over €200,000 each for work for Chief State Solicitor

The barristers carried out work for the Office of the Chief State Solicitor, who represents the State in various courts.

# willie-penrose - Friday 10 February, 2012

SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister

The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.

# willie-penrose - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

# willie-penrose - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

2011: The year of resignations

Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.

# willie-penrose - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan appointed ‘super-junior’ minister

O’Sullivan succeeds Willie Penrose as Housing Minister, while veteran Joe Costello is given her old job at Foreign Affairs.

# willie-penrose - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Taoiseach: Gilmore yet to recommend new housing minister

Enda Kenny says the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has yet to make any recommendation on replacing Willie Penrose.

# willie-penrose - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister

Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 8 December, 2011

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts

The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.

# willie-penrose - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?

Rabbitte insists Willie Penrose remains part of the 'Labour family'

The Communications Minister said he understood the reasons for Penrose’s resignation from government yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# willie-penrose - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government confirms closure of four military barracks

Military barracks at Mullingar, Cavan, Clonmel and Castlebar are to close, with 515 military and 25 civilian staff to be relocated.

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure

Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.

# willie-penrose - Monday 19 September, 2011

Ghost estates could be used for social housing - Minister

It will be a long process but the Minister wants to look at using so-called ghost estates for much needed social housing.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Students in sleepout protest over rogue landlords

The USI is highlighting calls for a deposit protection scheme – Housing junior minister Willie Penrose says he is awaiting feedback from the PRTB on the issue.

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?

The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.

# willie-penrose - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Poll: Do you think struggling households should get mortgage debt relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think struggling households should get mortgage debt relief?

The campaign to have debt forgiveness introduced for those unable to meet their home loan payments is gathering voice. Do you think there should be such a scheme?

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…

# willie-penrose - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices

Housing Minister Willie Penrose said official encouragement of home ownership had contributed to the economic crash.

# willie-penrose - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Committee set up to deal with 'ghost estates' in Ireland

The latest figures show that there are over 23,000 complete and vacant dwellings in Ireland with nearly 10,000 near completion.

# willie-penrose - Monday 28 March, 2011

Council flat conditions a breach of human rights, commission claims

The conditions in Dolphin House in the city centre are being denied the basic human right to a home. the IHRC claims.

# willie-penrose - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Members of the 31st Dáil get ready for their first day at school; the $250 million ‘sex slave’ lawsuit against American Apparel founder, and the answer to the question that has confounded science for centuries – does Guinness travel well?

# willie-penrose - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

# willie-penrose - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Mary O’Rourke will retire to write a book and spend time with her grandchildren

O’Rourke has conceded she will lose her seat in Longford-Westmeath.