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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Government expands mica scheme to include homeowners in Clare and Limerick
# Housing
# Housing

Government expands mica scheme to include homeowners in Clare and Limerick

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 3:00 PM 13,055 Views 16 Comments

The estimated cost of the scheme now stands at €2.7 billion.

# cabinet - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Government rushing in emergency laws to solve High Court ban on Garda court presenters
# New Rule
# New Rule

Government rushing in emergency laws to solve High Court ban on Garda court presenters

Jun 9th 2022, 4:35 PM 28,597 Views 0 Comments

Ms Justice Marguerite Bolger said that the use of court presenters was beyond the permitted powers of gardaí.

Ukraine refugees to be allowed register at regional immigration hubs under new law
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine refugees to be allowed register at regional immigration hubs under new law

Jun 9th 2022, 11:41 AM 11,881 Views 7 Comments

The new legislation will remove the current requirement to travel to Dublin.

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney

Jun 9th 2022, 11:16 AM 10,208 Views 9 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.

Conditions attached to 15,000 planning permissions to prevent bulk purchasing by investors
# Housing
# Housing

Conditions attached to 15,000 planning permissions to prevent bulk purchasing by investors

Jun 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 19,501 Views 7 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will update Cabinet on the measures introduced last year.

# cabinet - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Proposals on possible pension age increase to go to Govt before summer recess, says minister
# Retirement
# Retirement

Proposals on possible pension age increase to go to Govt before summer recess, says minister

Jun 8th 2022, 2:47 PM 35,996 Views 50 Comments

The Pensions Commission has recommended a gradual increase in the qualification age from 66 to 68 over the next 17 years.

No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre

Jun 8th 2022, 2:27 PM 42,437 Views 63 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.

# cabinet - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

Updated May 31st 2022, 9:21 PM 44,084 Views 53 Comments

The hotel and conference centre currently accommodates about 2,300 people fleeing the war.

# cabinet - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Payment
# Payment

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees

May 12th 2022, 5:15 PM 14,815 Views 12 Comments

The final sign off of the decision will take place at Cabinet next week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'

May 10th 2022, 5:21 PM 16,245 Views 29 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says work is continuing across a number of departments.

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects

May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 11,129 Views 15 Comments

The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.

# cabinet - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,805 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister

Apr 27th 2022, 5:26 PM 26,057 Views 20 Comments

The Pension Commission has recommended that the State pension age should rise to 67 by 2031.

# cabinet - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,416 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

# cabinet - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says

Apr 20th 2022, 9:04 AM 11,017 Views 6 Comments

We cannot allow Putin’s wish of depriving the next Ukrainian leaders an opportunity to finish their education, Simon Harris said.

# cabinet - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

VAT rate cut from 13.5% to 9% on energy bills until the end of October
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

VAT rate cut from 13.5% to 9% on energy bills until the end of October

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 12:24 PM 22,175 Views 29 Comments

Targeted supports for those on fuel allowance will mean an additional three weeks payment.

# cabinet - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week

Apr 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 60,788 Views 67 Comments

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan and his officials are finalising measures that will help tackle the rising costs of fuel, energy and food.

# cabinet - Thursday 31 March, 2022

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges

Mar 31st 2022, 11:56 AM 12,064 Views 38 Comments

The new Bill was approved by Cabinet earlier this week and will be published shortly.

# cabinet - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed

Mar 29th 2022, 7:10 PM 21,520 Views 21 Comments

30,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Ireland by the end of April.

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024

Mar 29th 2022, 1:40 PM 39,367 Views 31 Comments

There will also be two new subjects introduced: Drama, Film and Theatre Studies and Climate Action and Sustainable Development.

750,000 workers set to be auto-enrolled in new pensions scheme by early 2024
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

750,000 workers set to be auto-enrolled in new pensions scheme by early 2024

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 12:50 PM 38,538 Views 51 Comments

Auto-enrolment was initially meant to start this year but due to the pandemic the roll out was delayed.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

€12 million package on way to support farmers planting more crops
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

€12 million package on way to support farmers planting more crops

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 7:25 PM 25,951 Views 23 Comments

It aims to incentivise farmers to grow additional tillage crops.

Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government
# Euro 2028 Bid
# Euro 2028 Bid

Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government

Mar 22nd 2022, 7:15 PM 9,065 Views 11 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin and Minister Jack Chambers sought approval from Cabinet this morning to send a letter of support.

Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar
# Refugees
# Refugees

Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 6:39 PM 39,749 Views 68 Comments

Over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since Russia launched its invasion almost a month ago.

# cabinet - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Excise cut: Average tank of petrol should drop by €12 and diesel by €9, says government
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Excise cut: Average tank of petrol should drop by €12 and diesel by €9, says government

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 12:43 PM 102,406 Views 186 Comments

Paschal Donohoe says a 60-litre tank will see excise duty reduce by an average of €12 for petrol and €9 for diesel.

# cabinet - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response

Mar 8th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,766 Views 15 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will also bring a memo to Cabinet on the Government’s Women’s’ Action Plan.

# cabinet - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops
# Wheat And Grain
# Wheat And Grain

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops

Mar 6th 2022, 11:47 AM 39,940 Views 22 Comments

The IFA has questioned if the request is the best use of resources for farmers to plant wheat, grain and barley.

# cabinet - Monday 28 February, 2022

Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare
# IVF
# IVF

Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,967 Views 29 Comments

An Assisted Human Reproduction watchdog is to be set up under the new bill.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 9,183 Views 19 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,680 Views 133 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night
'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
# Commissioner
# Commissioner

'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025

Updated Feb 15th 2022, 5:06 PM 39,258 Views 104 Comments

Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.

Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k

Feb 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,171 Views 16 Comments

There was controversy over Michael D’Arcy taking up a top job in the Association of Investment Managers.

# cabinet - Friday 21 January, 2022

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 12:30 PM 98,998 Views 130 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

# cabinet - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,387 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

# cabinet - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

Jan 19th 2022, 7:09 PM 36,806 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 1:28 PM 111,148 Views 135 Comments
  • Close contacts who have no symptoms and are boosted will not be required to restrict movements.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin defended the blanket move for close contacts, citing Ireland's vaccination levels.
  • The INMO has questioned the new advice and called for modelling on how it may impact the health system.
Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms

Jan 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 19,818 Views 26 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

# cabinet - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,877 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# cabinet - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 36,152 Views 67 Comments

The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:00 PM 23,095 Views 51 Comments

Subsidised antigen tests are expected to be made available at pharmacies for €2 to €3.

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