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# Appointments

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Planning
Housing Minister appoints new Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála
Chris McGarry replaces Paul Hyde as the deputy chairperson.
All time
# Appointments
Laois greats part of Sheehan's football ticket as Cheddar shakes up hurling set-up
Brian ‘Beano’ McDonald and Chris Conway are on board as coaches with Billy Sheehan.
# Appointments
All-Ireland senior winner joins new Cork minor football management
Donncha O’Connor comes on board as selector, while appointments have also been announced for the Rebels’ minor hurling management team.
# on the whistle
IRFU refs Brace and Murphy appointed to European semi-final clashes
Nigel Owens and Mike Adamson will be in charge of the other two fixtures.
# Appointments
Ex-Limerick boss added to Laois backroom team, while first London-born manager takes charge of Exiles
Michael Maher has been appointed as London boss.
# Appointments
IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup
Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.
# Waiting Times
Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans
Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.
# Appointments
Jones follows Pivac from Scarlets to become Wales assistant coach
Jonathan Humphreys will also join the Wales management team.
# Waiting Lists
More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments
The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.
# sláintecare
Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme
The waiting list guarantee policy will kick in next year.
# not a clue
The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be
The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.
# Reich man for the job
The Colts finally have a new head coach, and this one looks like he'll stick around
Indianapolis have appointed former Eagles’ offensive coordinator Frank Reich to their top job.
# Appointments
Westmeath appoint new manager as McStay ratified for two more years in Roscommon
There’s plenty of ratifying going on around the country tonight.
# Justice
'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross
The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.
# Appointments
Ex-Ireland captain Joy Neville to take charge of potential Women's Six Nations decider
Helen O’Reilly and Simon McDowell will also be on duty during the Championship in 2017.
# Appointments
Munster confirm signing of highly-rated Nienaber as Jones joins coaching staff
Director of rugby Rassie Erasmus’ coaching team for next season has been confirmed.
Voices
'Needles, doctors and hospitals have been a part of Colleen’s life for as long as she remembers'
Colleen’s mother commends the hospital staff for their work, but says her daughter has been left languishing on waiting lists for years.
# No Confidence
'I have never made a personal attack on another politician, but I am furious'
Independent TD John Halligan was first up this evening in the debate on the Tánaiste’s no confidence motion.
# where when who
21 months later: Jerome Garces will take charge of Saracens v Ulster
Nigel Owens will take charge of Munster’s postponed trip to Paris.
# Appointments
Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest
The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.
# Appointments
Laois and Roscommon confirm new senior football managers
Cheddar Plunkett will also remain in charge of the hurlers in the O’Moore county.
# Backroom
Two senior coaching appointments for Leinster but still no word on the top job
Familiar faces on the field for the Blues are now part of the coaching set-up.
# HIQA
Managers in the Ambulance Service say they lack the skills to do their work
HIQA has carried out a review of the National Ambulance Service.
# Appointments
Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.
# don't panic
NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free
The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.
# Appointments
The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties are unhappy about the process used.
# Mr Popular
Aengus Mac Grianna is a popular staffer - he's been voted on the board of RTÉ
Riverdance co-creator Moya Doherty has been picked as the new chair of the RTÉ Board
# Judiciary
The High Court has two new judges, both women
Another male judge has been nominated for a vacancy that arises in the High Court later this year.
# Jobs
Gardaí say there have been no official Deputy Commissioner appointments
Sinn Féin’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn had called on the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to clarify if she had knowledge of the appointments.
# Leaving on a jet plane
Ryanair's No. 2 is stepping down, but they've got a replacement already lined up
Current finance director Neil Sorahan is taking over from Howard Millar.
# top jobs
Ross: 'Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone'
The Minister for Justice said reforms were already underway in relation to the establishment of an independent Garda Authority.
# Appointments
The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...
Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.
# succession plan
Top man, top player Cullen the perfect choice to sustain Leinster culture -- Easterby
The Leinster manager praised Leinster’s next forwards coach who ‘has been around in the bad times as well’.
# Appointments
Evening Herald editor Claire Grady to take top job at Irish Independent
Grady will be the first female editor at the Irish Independent with INM also announcing Ian Mallon as head of news.
# Appointments
The editor of the Irish Independent has been promoted - after nine months
Stephen Rae will be the Editor in Chief of the the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and the Herald.
# personal insolvency
These are the 6 judges who'll be dealing with personal insolvency applications
The government has appointed six country registrars to the new positions in the Circuit Court.
# Vatican
Pope Francis quips: 'I didn't really want this job'
“Someone who wants to be pope does not really like themselves.”
# Appointments
Dubliner Samantha Power to become US's new UN ambassador in reshuffle
Pulitzer winner Samantha Power is taking over from Susan Rice, who is becoming Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor.
# Appointments
Dublin priest Brendan Leahy appointed as new Bishop of Limerick
Leahy succeeds Donal Murray, who resigned in 2009 after being criticised by the Murphy Report into clerical abuse.
# Appointments
How many people will apply for the 'worst job in PR'?
Ryanair needs a new spokesperson. Tread carefully.