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#Willie Penrose

# willie-penrose - Sunday 23 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 23rd 2018, 12:05 PM 39,518 Views 16 Comments

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
# Ruckus
# Ruckus

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

Dec 15th 2016, 1:56 PM 9,957 Views 29 Comments

“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
# Guaranteed Irish
# Guaranteed Irish

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

Dec 14th 2016, 2:15 PM 13,260 Views 88 Comments

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
# On The Air
# On The Air

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

Sep 28th 2016, 1:40 PM 18,219 Views 74 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 25,897 Views 127 Comments

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
# Water Fairness Bill
# Water Fairness Bill

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

May 12th 2016, 3:39 PM 18,002 Views 123 Comments

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
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

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

Feb 29th 2016, 10:11 AM 27,083 Views 37 Comments

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
# Absent
# Absent

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

Dec 18th 2014, 2:05 PM 11,732 Views 51 Comments

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
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

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

Oct 10th 2013, 4:05 PM 6,691 Views 23 Comments

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
# Labour
# Labour

Penrose welcomed 'back into Labour fold' by Gilmore

Oct 7th 2013, 10:43 PM 5,899 Views 43 Comments

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
# Turbines
# Turbines

Anti-wind farms protest takes place in Mullingar

Jul 27th 2013, 4:22 PM 9,042 Views 162 Comments

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

# willie-penrose - Friday 26 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 26th 2013, 8:12 AM 3,848 Views 1 Comment

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
# Disclosures
# Disclosures

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

Mar 2nd 2013, 3:17 PM 15,635 Views 35 Comments

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
# Severance
# Severance

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

Jan 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,477 Views 47 Comments

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?
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,123 Views 51 Comments

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
# Legal Eagles
# Legal Eagles

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

Apr 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 6,743 Views 11 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

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

Feb 10th 2012, 8:38 AM 3,725 Views 68 Comments

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
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

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

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,085 Views 76 Comments

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
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

2011: The year of resignations

Dec 27th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,812 Views 1 Comment

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
# Appointments
# Appointments

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

Dec 20th 2011, 3:20 PM 3,032 Views 27 Comments

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
# Appointments
# Appointments

Taoiseach: Gilmore yet to recommend new housing minister

Dec 14th 2011, 12:01 PM 1,429 Views 6 Comments

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
# Barracks
# Barracks

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

Dec 13th 2011, 3:12 PM 1,750 Views 14 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts

Dec 8th 2011, 4:04 PM 2,609 Views 11 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

Nov 16th 2011, 9:49 AM 3,890 Views 78 Comments

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'
# Resignation
# Resignation

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

Nov 16th 2011, 8:49 AM 967 Views 16 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nov 16th 2011, 8:28 AM 5,052 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# willie-penrose - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Nov 15th 2011, 4:43 PM 4,226 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government confirms closure of four military barracks
# Barracks
# Barracks

Government confirms closure of four military barracks

Nov 15th 2011, 4:16 PM 4,458 Views 18 Comments

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
# Willie Penrose
# Willie Penrose

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure

Nov 15th 2011, 1:52 PM 3,274 Views 48 Comments

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
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Ghost estates could be used for social housing - Minister

Sep 19th 2011, 6:15 PM 1,728 Views 22 Comments

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
# Landlords
# Landlords

Students in sleepout protest over rogue landlords

Aug 25th 2011, 9:55 AM 504 Views 7 Comments

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?
# Mortgage Relief
# Mortgage Relief

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?

Aug 25th 2011, 7:37 AM 787 Views 29 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 21st 2011, 3:03 PM 3,416 Views 73 Comments

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
# Mortgage Debt
# Mortgage Debt

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

Aug 21st 2011, 12:06 PM 1,026 Views 23 Comments

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
# Housing

Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices

Jun 16th 2011, 1:13 PM 1,647 Views 15 Comments

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
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

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

Jun 9th 2011, 2:19 PM 1,213 Views 14 Comments

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
# Dolphin House
# Dolphin House

Council flat conditions a breach of human rights, commission claims

Mar 28th 2011, 8:39 PM 2,200 Views 0 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday

Mar 9th 2011, 8:07 AM 1,658 Views 0 Comments

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
# GE11
# GE11

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

Feb 27th 2011, 1:05 AM 7,745 Views 0 Comments

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
# GE11
# GE11

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

Feb 26th 2011, 7:20 PM 1,894 Views 0 Comments

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