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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Alan Kelly

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# Garda whisteblower
Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers
Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison demanded his case be included in the Tribunal.
# i didn't know
'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga
The Minister insists she had no knowledge of Tusla’s involvement in the Maurice McCabe saga before last Thursday’s Prime Time broadcast.
# Not happening
'Incompatible like oil and water': Fine Gael rules out Sinn Féin coalition
Enda Kenny came under fire this week after comments he made suggested he was opening the possibility of Fine Gael going into government with Sinn Féin.
# left idle
'Not a single patient in the building': PAC to investigate €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital
The PAC will write to the HSE to demand a “full explanation” on the situation.
# Overcrowding
Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.
# Interview
'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future
Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.
# Man in the Middle
'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'
The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.
# like its 2014
Alan Kelly and Brendan Ogle have been trading barbs on national radio (again)
Water charges are centre stage once again. Alan Kelly has described this week’s report on the issue as a ‘fudge’.
From Irish Water to Irish beer: Alan Kelly has a crafty plan to help brewers
The former Environment Minister says brewers should be allowed sell their own products on site.
# project eagle
Martin McGuinness points finger firmly at the DUP at Public Accounts Committee hearing on Project Eagle
The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has been giving his side of the story regarding the Project Eagle debacle.
# RWC 2023
Tipperary TDs are raging over 'incomprehensible' Semple Stadium World Cup snub
Iconic Thurles venue was not included on the long list of 12 grounds announced yesterday.
# ak fire
Alan Kelly is properly miffed at suggestions a Tipperary rail line should close
It costs €550 for each passenger on the Ballybrophy line, compared to just 90 cent for each Dart passenger.
# Man in the Middle
Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season
Kelly was the clear winner with 63% of the vote.
# Wikileaks
Leaked memo shows PR firm with Irish links helped set up lucrative speeches for Bill Clinton
Declan Kelly, Alan Kelly’s brother, co-founded consulting firm Teneo Holdings.
# flu epidemic
Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.
# sunday interview
Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'
After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.
# Bin Charges
Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months
The environment minister held discussions with Ireland’s waste companies today.
# Waste companies
Alan Kelly: 'I never envisaged the dramatic increase in bin charges'
“This was always the sword of Damacles to be held over their heads.”
# sunday interview
Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion
The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.
# division of labour
It's no longer Alan Kelly's job to talk about Irish Water
Labour has announced its spokespeople – and the troubled utility is no longer part of Kelly’s day job.
# Debate
Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil
Protesters chanted “shame on you” as Kelly made his way to the gates.
# analyse this
'Brash, opinionated' Kelly says he must be the country's most psychoanalysed politician
But Kelly says he will be staying in the party.
# Labour Pains
'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'
Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.
# it's my party and I'll cry if
Power outage: Today was as much about Alan Kelly as it was Brendan Howlin
Alan Kelly failed to turn up at the leadership announcement after failing to garner support from his party colleagues.
# Power Outage
Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party
Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.
# Follow the leader
There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party
While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.
# head to head
Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader?
The field is narrowing.
# Late Late Show
Alan Kelly will go for Labour top job - but he's not sure who'll nominate him
It’s too soon to say which of his Labour colleagues will back him for the role, Kelly said.
# water fairness bill
Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
But only in the event of water charges being suspended…
# Battle
Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership
The Wexford TD denied that he looked for a precondition of an uncontested leadership, saying “certainly not” and that he’s “absolutely” up for a contest.
# the new boss
The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely
Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
# million dollar question
What on earth is the solution to the rental crisis?
Irish rents have broken the €1,000 monthly average for the first time since pre-crash 2008. Where will it all end?
# New blood
Is today the day Joan Burton paves the way for someone else to lead Labour?
The future leadership of the party will be discussed at the party’s parliamentary meeting.
# Housing Crisis
Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record
Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.
# jammers
Alan Kelly was pretty annoyed only one FG TD turned up to talk about climate change
The Minister has once more hit out at Labour’s former coalition partner.
# For Sale
Do you have to move out because your landlord is selling up? Now they'll have to prove it
The aim is to stop landlords putting properties back on the market for higher rent.
# turning off the tap
Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication
One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.
# Housing Tzar
Alan Kelly: 'I wasn't allowed be as ambitious as I wanted to be'
The minister said a new housing minister would need more powers.
# Paris Agreement
John Kerry's grand-daughter stole the show at the UN today
She was helping her granddad sign a climate agreement.