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#Coalition

# coalition - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Housing
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Housing

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 438 Views 1 Comment

Distressed mortgages, social housing, ghost estates, homelessness – how has the government done in the area of housing in its first year?

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Jobs
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Jobs

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 664 Views 3 Comments

The unemployment crisis has been one of the biggest issues facing the government. One year in, what has it achieved on the jobs front?

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Children
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Children

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 454 Views 1 Comment

One year ago, the government created a separate Department of Children for the first time – but has it lived up to its promises?

# coalition - Thursday 8 March, 2012

FG cancels 'year in power' photocall after Rabbitte criticises 'silly' event
# One Year In
# One Year In

FG cancels 'year in power' photocall after Rabbitte criticises 'silly' event

Mar 8th 2012, 9:03 AM 3,215 Views 42 Comments

The ‘year in office’ photocall planned for Merrion Square is called off after Pat Rabbitte labels the event “a bit silly”.

# coalition - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Taoiseach: Government has a lot done, more to do
# Progress Report
# Progress Report

Taoiseach: Government has a lot done, more to do

Mar 7th 2012, 3:42 PM 2,656 Views 77 Comments

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore gave a progress report for the government this afternoon, and singled out distressed mortgages as the one area which has not seen enough progress.

# coalition - Thursday 1 March, 2012

World's biggest advertising company to move HQ from Dublin to London
# Going Going...
# Going Going...

World's biggest advertising company to move HQ from Dublin to London

Mar 1st 2012, 3:22 PM 7,908 Views 24 Comments

WPP, which announced record profits of €1.2 billion today, confirmed that it plans to leave Dublin as soon as new tax rules are passed in Westminster.

# coalition - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Feb 21st 2012, 3:56 PM 2,293 Views 39 Comments

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# coalition - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

Feb 20th 2012, 10:36 AM 1,563 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

# coalition - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Uncollected Dublin bins could be "serious health hazard"
# Dáil
# Dáil

Uncollected Dublin bins could be "serious health hazard"

Feb 16th 2012, 11:48 AM 2,213 Views 27 Comments

Opposition TDs have slammed the government for the ‘looming chaos’ if 18,000 bins aren’t collected in Dublin city.

# coalition - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography
# Spending
# Spending

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography

Feb 15th 2012, 7:47 AM 3,976 Views 43 Comments

However the Taoiseach has said that the costs have decreased dramatically in recent years.

# coalition - Monday 13 February, 2012

Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy

Feb 13th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,134 Views 63 Comments

Seán Donlon – a former chief civil servant and ambassador – says Ireland has lost the chance to influence Church policy.

# coalition - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Open the Dáil and Seanad chambers to the public, says TD
# Open Politics
# Open Politics

Open the Dáil and Seanad chambers to the public, says TD

Feb 8th 2012, 3:34 PM 2,669 Views 23 Comments

Public tours to the Oireachtas currently aren’t allowed to enter the chambers – but a Labour TD has said that this should change.

# coalition - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Bill Clinton to urge US business leaders: invest in Ireland
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Bill Clinton to urge US business leaders: invest in Ireland

Feb 7th 2012, 10:37 AM 2,279 Views 22 Comments

The former US president will hold a special event in New York on Thursday aimed at urging key business people to help out Ireland’s economy. Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Richard Bruton will all attend.

# coalition - Monday 6 February, 2012

Second bailout talks resume today as Greece tries to avoid bankruptcy
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Second bailout talks resume today as Greece tries to avoid bankruptcy

Feb 6th 2012, 7:34 AM 1,077 Views 6 Comments

The leaders of the three coalition parties meet with the PM to agree on austerity measures so a €130bn bailout can be secured – and a default avoided.

# coalition - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 116 Views 9 Comments

Solicitors and barristers exist for their clients – not the other way around. That’s why reform of the legal system is crucial, writes Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# coalition - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending
# Cuts
# Cuts

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

Feb 2nd 2012, 11:56 AM 11,663 Views 131 Comments

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

# coalition - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Taoiseach: public sector retirements will not affect frontline services
# Dáil
# Dáil

Taoiseach: public sector retirements will not affect frontline services

Feb 1st 2012, 12:49 PM 1,897 Views 35 Comments

The Taoiseach played down the effect of the departures on public services in the Dáil this morning saying 97 per cent of workers will remain in their jobs.

# coalition - Monday 30 January, 2012

Cabinet to discuss protection for whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Cabinet to discuss protection for whistleblowers

Jan 30th 2012, 3:49 PM 1,344 Views 8 Comments

The issue of whistleblowers, which is contained in the Programme for Government, has been highlighted in recent weeks following the dismissal of Louise Bayliss.

# coalition - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'
# HSE
# HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

Jan 21st 2012, 12:59 PM 4,111 Views 42 Comments

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

# coalition - Friday 20 January, 2012

Deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan as 10 NATO troops killed
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan as 10 NATO troops killed

Jan 20th 2012, 11:04 AM 1,207 Views 17 Comments

Four soldiers were shot dead, while another six were killed in a helicopter crash.

# coalition - Friday 13 January, 2012

Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back

Jan 13th 2012, 8:54 PM 11,555 Views 213 Comments

“We live in a tough, competitive world – nobody owes us a living,” Junior Minister Brian Hayes said in a strongly-worded speech delivered this evening.

# coalition - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Noonan jokes: We should give defunct e-voting machines to pubs
# E-Voting
# E-Voting

Noonan jokes: We should give defunct e-voting machines to pubs

Jan 11th 2012, 12:48 PM 5,257 Views 66 Comments

Michael Noonan said that the unused e-voting machines, which have cost the State €55 million over the past decade, are “valueless”.

Open thread: What would you like to see happen in the Dáil this year?
# Let Us Know
# Let Us Know

Open thread: What would you like to see happen in the Dáil this year?

Jan 11th 2012, 11:33 AM 1,443 Views 67 Comments

Politicians are back in Leinster House today for the first Dáil session of 2012 – but what issues would you like to see them dealing with?

# coalition - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour

Jan 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 19 Views 21 Comments

This week, former trader Nick Leeson explains how he left London believing all UK political parties were the same – and how it looks like Ireland’s Labour party is also losing its Robin Hood status.

# coalition - Sunday 1 January, 2012

# coalition - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll
# Poll
# Poll

Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll

Dec 18th 2011, 9:41 AM 3,149 Views 56 Comments

Satisfaction with the Government has nosedived by ten points in the wake of the Budget, the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll shows.

# coalition - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Gilmore suggests referendum may not be needed for EU deal
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Gilmore suggests referendum may not be needed for EU deal

Dec 11th 2011, 4:04 PM 2,761 Views 61 Comments

The Tánaiste also said that it was “not in Ireland’s interest” to see Britain isolated in the EU over the deal.

# coalition - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012

Dec 7th 2011, 12:13 PM 4,070 Views 6 Comments

The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.

# coalition - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll
# Coalition
# Coalition

Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll

Dec 4th 2011, 6:48 PM 2,830 Views 28 Comments

A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.

# coalition - Friday 2 December, 2011

Maynooth students continue occupation of Fine Gael TD’s office
# Fees Protest
# Fees Protest

Maynooth students continue occupation of Fine Gael TD’s office

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:45 PM 6,787 Views 105 Comments

Students are escalating their protests against possible cuts to third-level grants and increased fees.

# coalition - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes
# Bus Lanes
# Bus Lanes

Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes

Nov 20th 2011, 2:36 PM 7,208 Views 58 Comments

A change in law now allows ministers to use the bus lanes when they’re on official business. They were stripped of their State-supplied cars and Garda drivers in March.

# coalition - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister
# Greece
# Greece

Papandreou expected to resign as Greek prime minister

Nov 6th 2011, 1:05 PM 415 Views 14 Comments

A government statement says that an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon will be his last.

# coalition - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Taliban took around $360m from US funds - report
# Taliban
# Taliban

Taliban took around $360m from US funds - report

Aug 17th 2011, 2:25 PM 264 Views 1 Comment

The US military estimates that Taliban militants and associates took hundreds of millions from US taxpayer funds through “reverse money-laundering”.

# coalition - Thursday 16 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 16th 2011, 7:57 PM 1,292 Views 2 Comments

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the government's first 100 days
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the government's first 100 days

Jun 16th 2011, 5:25 PM 178 Views 1 Comment

The Labour leader says he makes no apologies for the scale of the government’s ambition. He says they intend to make “every day count”.

Read: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's 100 days speech
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

Read: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's 100 days speech

Jun 16th 2011, 5:15 PM 377 Views 10 Comments

The Taoiseach has promised no rise in income tax, and to attempt to free Ireland from the constraints of the EU/IMF bailout.

In numbers: The first 100 days of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

In numbers: The first 100 days of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government

Jun 16th 2011, 3:04 PM 507 Views 3 Comments

How the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government is shaping up after 100 days in office.

Government marks first 100 days in office
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

Government marks first 100 days in office

Jun 16th 2011, 7:28 AM 391 Views 10 Comments

The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste will hold a joint press conference later today to mark the occasion.

# coalition - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Pay reforms to target high-earning lawyers and doctors: report
# Labour Reforms
# Labour Reforms

Pay reforms to target high-earning lawyers and doctors: report

May 29th 2011, 10:50 AM 397 Views 0 Comments

Report out in today’s Sunday Business Post says that reforms for high-earning lawyers and doctors will be presented next month – to coincide with government reforms of the JLCs.