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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Pension age to stay at 66, but higher payments for those who continue to work
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age to stay at 66, but higher payments for those who continue to work

Updated Tue 2:15 PM 65,741 Views 57 Comments

# cabinet - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister
# Electricity
# Electricity

Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister

Updated Sep 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 61,939 Views 87 Comments
  • Householders will receive an increased energy credit before the end of the year.
  • Cabinet has approved a renewed public advice campaign on energy consumption.
  • The EU has proposed to cap the huge revenues earned power companies.
Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan
# Energy
# Energy

Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan

Sep 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 42,319 Views 142 Comments

The three coalition leaders met last night to discuss the rising cost in energy and supports needed.

# cabinet - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Use of street Christmas lights being considered by local councils amidst energy crisis, says Ryan
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Use of street Christmas lights being considered by local councils amidst energy crisis, says Ryan

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 10:22 PM 45,962 Views 76 Comments

The energy minister said there’s no guarantees that power blackouts can be avoided this winter.

# cabinet - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Eamon Ryan warns that this winter will be a 'dramatic and difficult period in energy'
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Eamon Ryan warns that this winter will be a 'dramatic and difficult period in energy'

Updated Aug 31st 2022, 1:11 PM 27,971 Views 77 Comments

The first Cabinet meeting since the recess took place this morning.

# cabinet - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector
# Deal
# Deal

Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 8:15 PM 53,528 Views 139 Comments
  • The government previously set out a 22-30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target for the agriculture sector.
  • Farming groups pushed for a target at the lower end but climate experts say close to 30% is needed to meet overall emissions targets.
  • The EPA said last week that Ireland’s 2021 greenhouse gas emissions increased compared to the previous year.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 8:37 PM 43,329 Views 133 Comments

Negotiations between the two departments are set to continue on tomorrow.

# cabinet - Monday 4 July, 2022

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet

Jul 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 14,367 Views 19 Comments

The Bill aims to give greater powers to regulators to punish individual misconduct.

# cabinet - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year
# Milestone
# Milestone

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year

Jun 28th 2022, 5:24 PM 9,687 Views 7 Comments

Councillors can also be given funding to hire someone to assist with secretarial work.

Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women

Jun 28th 2022, 3:45 PM 12,937 Views 12 Comments

Legislation enabling a free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 is to be published in the coming days.

# 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 13,225 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 28,682 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 11,943 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 10,261 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 19,547 Views 8 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 36,219 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 42,664 Views 64 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 44,555 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 14,969 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 16,373 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 11,243 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 21,929 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 26,124 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 8,450 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 11,074 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 22,684 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 60,852 Views 66 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 12,107 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 21,787 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 40,066 Views 30 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 38,609 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 25,998 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 9,081 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 39,791 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 102,475 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 6,780 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 39,986 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 8,007 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 9,234 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 106,732 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
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