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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Monday 30 August, 2021

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 to discuss further easing of restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 to discuss further easing of restrictions

Aug 30th 2021, 8:10 AM 18,879 Views 41 Comments

Among the issues left to be decided on are the return of events, gigs, festivals and nightclubs, as well as the return to the office.

# cabinet - Friday 27 August, 2021

What we know so far about the Covid reopening plan for September and October
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

What we know so far about the Covid reopening plan for September and October

Aug 27th 2021, 7:13 PM 53,228 Views 33 Comments

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

Jul 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 120,311 Views 130 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

# cabinet - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Covid vaccine portal now open to everyone aged 18 or over
# Open Season
# Open Season

Covid vaccine portal now open to everyone aged 18 or over

Jul 21st 2021, 7:48 AM 10,908 Views 9 Comments

The Cabinet meets this morning to discuss the reopening of indoor dining,

# cabinet - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms

Jul 13th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,627 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to tighten laws on lobbying activity were approved by Cabinet today.

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 7:53 PM 39,735 Views 25 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the vast majority of those in ICU didn’t have any vaccine protection.

# cabinet - Monday 12 July, 2021

Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 7:40 PM 66,675 Views 122 Comments
  • The legislation will go before the Oireachtas in the coming days
  • Under 18s will be permitted indoors once accompanied by a vaccinated or recovered guardian
  • Venues will still have to comply with social distancing measures

# cabinet - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow

Jul 11th 2021, 6:59 PM 38,253 Views 114 Comments

The plans allow for the reopening of indoor dining within NPHET’s guidance.

# cabinet - Friday 2 July, 2021

Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday
# Janssen
# Janssen

Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday

Jul 2nd 2021, 11:44 AM 137,363 Views 159 Comments

People in the age bracket can contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment for the jab.

# cabinet - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality
# Cabinet Confidentiality
# Cabinet Confidentiality

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality

Jul 1st 2021, 3:45 PM 9,464 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach told reporters he will not talk about what was discussed at Cabinet last Tuesday.

# cabinet - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

NPHET recommendation on indoor dining was 'very divisive', say politicians
# Delta Doubts
# Delta Doubts

NPHET recommendation on indoor dining was 'very divisive', say politicians

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 12:40 PM 52,742 Views 190 Comments
  • Full reopening of hospitality delayed past planned 5 July date
  • Restaurant and pub groups say suggestion is "unworkable" and "ridiculous"
  • The Taoiseach said we are in "a race between the variant and vaccine".

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 5:57 PM 21,209 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:46 PM 54,675 Views 36 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 22,467 Views 44 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
# Lectures On-site
# Lectures On-site

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

Jun 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 18,947 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

# cabinet - Monday 31 May, 2021

Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September
# Recovery Plan
# Recovery Plan

Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September

May 31st 2021, 9:55 PM 29,879 Views 56 Comments

The PUP will be closed off to new applicants from July as the country begins to emerge from the Covid pandemic.

# 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 36,095 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 12,465 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 15,744 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 41,201 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 35,200 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 15,385 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 37,897 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 16,566 Views 55 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 12,511 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 51,380 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 71,480 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 48,154 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 16,887 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 17,153 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 26,924 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 148,209 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 8,850 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 26,812 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 226,983 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 35,328 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 19,924 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 48,875 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 18,536 Views 28 Comments

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

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