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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions

Updated May 27th 2021, 7:16 PM 36,028 Views 33 Comments

Tomorrow’s announcement will focus on a timeline for the reopening of sectors such as aviation, tourism and hospitality.

Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades
# Housing
# Housing

Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades

May 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,367 Views 45 Comments

The commission will examine issues such as tenure, standards, and sustainability in he housing sector.

# cabinet - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion

May 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,674 Views 24 Comments

The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.

# cabinet - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
# Summertime
# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,082 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
# Rollover
# Rollover

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November

May 18th 2021, 6:36 PM 35,098 Views 92 Comments

A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds

Updated May 18th 2021, 1:41 PM 15,358 Views 45 Comments

The ring-fencing of houses in new developments for first-time buyers, owner occupiers, as well as the issue of stamp duty is being discussed by Cabinet.

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

May 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 37,673 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'
# No Return
# No Return

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'

May 11th 2021, 2:01 PM 16,345 Views 54 Comments

The OECD has suggested the government reconsider the issue of domestic water charges.

# cabinet - Monday 10 May, 2021

Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week
# Housing
# Housing

Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week

May 10th 2021, 1:58 PM 12,444 Views 39 Comments

In an interview with The Journal this morning, the minister said he “isn’t ruling anything out”.

# cabinet - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 50,858 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation
# National Security
# National Security

Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation

Apr 27th 2021, 9:51 PM 71,344 Views 29 Comments

The new Bill will replace the Garda Síochána Act and will form a major shift in national security, sources have said.

# cabinet - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
# Dept Of Children
# Dept Of Children

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,054 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

Apr 20th 2021, 9:07 PM 16,843 Views 47 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

Apr 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,972 Views 35 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.

# cabinet - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,895 Views 59 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

# cabinet - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

As it happened: Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions
Live Mar 30th 2021, 6:35 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions

  • The Taoiseach has said "we are in the last stretch” of the pandemic.
  • The 5km travel limit will be lifted on 12 April and you can travel within your county.
  • Two people who have been fully vaccinated are to be allowed to meet up indoors or outdoors on that date.

# cabinet - Monday 29 March, 2021

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April

Mar 29th 2021, 9:49 AM 148,167 Views 111 Comments
  • NPHET will meet today to discuss what recommendations it will give to government.
  • A formal decision will be made at a full cabinet meeting tomorrow followed by a public address by the Taoiseach.
  • It comes as Ibec downgrades its economic forecasts slightly, citing the length of the current lockdown.

# cabinet - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting

Mar 9th 2021, 6:15 AM 8,847 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will seek approval for the Family Leave Bill at today’s Cabinet meeting.

# cabinet - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition
# Biden's Team
# Biden's Team

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition

Feb 23rd 2021, 10:41 PM 26,810 Views 13 Comments

While Biden’s key nominees like secretary of state and and defence have been confirmed, his cabinet remains less than half full.

# cabinet - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 226,863 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

# cabinet - Thursday 18 February, 2021

'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries

Feb 18th 2021, 9:38 AM 35,315 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures last night.

# cabinet - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Cabinet not expected to sign-off on mandatory hotel quarantine legislation until tomorrow
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet not expected to sign-off on mandatory hotel quarantine legislation until tomorrow

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 9:40 PM 19,915 Views 36 Comments

It is understood the Bill wasn’t “fully ready” for today’s Cabinet meeting this morning.

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,741 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

# cabinet - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week
# Waiting Cert
# Waiting Cert

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week

Feb 14th 2021, 1:29 PM 18,529 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Housing has said the government is not setting any “artificial” timeline on when an announcement can be expected.

# cabinet - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?

Feb 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 39,296 Views 101 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said yesterday it was his view that members of the government should be vaccinated.

# cabinet - Monday 25 January, 2021

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 12:25 PM 42,525 Views 95 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

# cabinet - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,751 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

# cabinet - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 6:45 PM 69,553 Views 161 Comments

GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.

# cabinet - Monday 18 January, 2021

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen

Jan 18th 2021, 6:21 PM 22,504 Views 46 Comments

Questions have been raised about the government’s decision to sanction a pay rise of €81,000 for the post.

# cabinet - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

As it happened: Government confirms decision to shut schools and most construction sites for rest of January
Live Jan 6th 2021, 5:55 PM

As it happened: Government confirms decision to shut schools and most construction sites for rest of January

  • 954 people are now in hospital with Covid-19.
  • Travellers from the UK will need a negative PCR test or face penalties
  • PUP and EWSS rates will stay the same until the end of March
Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down

Jan 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 81,840 Views 105 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning and an announcement is expected later today.
  • Strict new rules on international travel are also set to be signed-off.
  • It comes as the numbers in hospital exceed the previous peak in mid-April.

# cabinet - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'We are in tumultuous times': Cabinet meets as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

'We are in tumultuous times': Cabinet meets as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 5:09 PM 195,139 Views 257 Comments

1,546 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by health officials in Ireland yesterday evening.

Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives
# Aden
# Aden

Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives

Dec 30th 2020, 3:13 PM 20,246 Views 2 Comments

At least 13 people died in the blast, but officials said all ministers are reported to be unharmed.

# cabinet - Monday 28 December, 2020

EU member states give green light for post-Brexit deal to come into effect on 1 January
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

EU member states give green light for post-Brexit deal to come into effect on 1 January

Updated Dec 28th 2020, 11:55 AM 22,266 Views 24 Comments

Cabinet is expected to meet later today to discuss the deal.

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms

Dec 28th 2020, 7:14 AM 12,290 Views 38 Comments

The Bill will require organisations to report on the pay differences between female and male employees.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:55 PM 35,174 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,850 Views 56 Comments

The Covid-19 sub-committee met yesterday evening to discuss growing concerns.

# cabinet - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
# CETA
# CETA

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal

Dec 16th 2020, 3:15 PM 11,358 Views 31 Comments

Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today
# Roll Out Plan
# Roll Out Plan

Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today

Dec 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 10,495 Views 15 Comments

The report aims to set out the entire vaccination process – from procurement to storage to inoculation.

# cabinet - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019
# First Years
# First Years

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019

Dec 8th 2020, 5:06 PM 43,835 Views 6 Comments

Parents will now be entitled to take five weeks of Parent’s Leave after their child is born or adopted, instead of the two weeks that were previously available.

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