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# cabinet - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

# cabinet - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Phase Four postponed: Pubs to stay closed, five destinations taken off Green List, and masks mandatory in shops from 10 August

“I wish I was in a position to share better news today, but I am not,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said after Cabinet met.

# cabinet - Monday 3 August, 2020

Cabinet to discuss dropping countries from Green List and random testing at airports

Malta and Cyprus are among the countries that may be removed from Ireland’s green list this week.

# cabinet - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Having 18 ministers at Cabinet is 'fairly obviously unconstitutional' and politically 'dubious'

Bunreacht na hÉireann states: “The Government shall consist of not less than 7 and not more than 15 members.”

# cabinet - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

# cabinet - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

# cabinet - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet

Some ministers do not want to undermine the notion of Ireland as an open economy.

# cabinet - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms

Ministers approved the proposal at cabinet this evening.

# cabinet - Monday 6 July, 2020

HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the mandatory detention of those arriving into Ireland is ‘not workable’.

# cabinet - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

# cabinet - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# cabinet - Monday 29 June, 2020

'There will be disappointments': Martin responds to perceived 'snub' of deputy leader in Cabinet selection

Dara Calleary said that it was a setback not to be asked to head up a Department, but added that he is going to “get back on the horse”.

# cabinet - Saturday 27 June, 2020

'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers

The National Women’s Council said the low number is a consequence of a failure to run enough women on electable seats.

# cabinet - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Cabinet meets today on Phase Three, with mandatory face coverings on public transport top of list

A Cabinet sub-committee, meanwhile, has agreed to ease restrictions on air travel to some countries within Europe from July.

# cabinet - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

# cabinet - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# cabinet - Friday 12 June, 2020

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.

# cabinet - Friday 29 May, 2020

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

Government to negotiate new deal with private hospitals

The current deal to use private facilities during the Covid-19 crisis will not be extended beyond the end of June.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Chief Medical Officer tells ministers he does not intend to recommend the reduction of the 2m rule

There have been calls to halve the guideline from 2m to 1m.

# cabinet - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

# cabinet - Thursday 14 May, 2020

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was taken by surprise when Dr Tony Holohan made the announcement last month.

# cabinet - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions

Holohan said the questions he was asked by ministers last week were ‘reasonable and sensible’.

# cabinet - Friday 1 May, 2020

Campaign group welcomes slight relaxation of cocooning but calls for voices of older people to be heard

Age Action said older people have been “talked about, but not to”.

# cabinet - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Ministers push back against Chief Medical Officer, urging for some easing of restrictions

One minister said the briefing had “no good news” with another describing it as “very grim”.

# cabinet - Friday 14 February, 2020

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

# cabinet - Friday 6 December, 2019

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

# cabinet - Monday 25 November, 2019

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

# cabinet - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit

The Labour party in Ireland has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal is the most realistic to avoid a no-deal.

# cabinet - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

# cabinet - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

# cabinet - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive'

The increase comes following the publication of the report of the Public Services Pay Commission.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government

The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali

The approval comes after nearly 100 people were killed in recent days in a deadly massacre in the country.

# cabinet - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events

Garda assistance has been requested by France for the months of July and August.

# cabinet - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue

Leo Varadkar is to meet UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Dublin in the next few weeks.

# cabinet - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'

The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.

# cabinet - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

# cabinet - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country

The changes won’t be in place before the May election date

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