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2022
# long covid
More than 21,000 people cannot work because of long-Covid symptoms, Dáil told
Independent TD Denis Naughten called on the Taoiseach to ‘act now’ to address the care needs of those with symptoms
# Arrabawn
Over 100 dairy jobs face uncertainty as Ballinasloe milk plant set to close
The east-Galway dairy milk plant employs 110 people.
# long covid
Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says
The Independent TD told The Journal that those suffering from long Covid are being added to existing waiting lists that are “chronically oversubscribed”.
# rising bills
Pensioner has electricity skyrocket to over €3,000 after meter left unread for two years
The massive increase was raised in the Dáil by Independent TD Denis Naughten.
# disabled drivers
Government slammed by opposition TDs as board of disabled drivers group resigns
Pearse Doherty and Denis Naughten are among the TDs who have hit out at the government’s handling of the matter.
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# pet theft
Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.
# outbreaks
Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms
There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.
# outbreaks
Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19
More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.
# Coronavirus
Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.
# FADA OF THE HOUSE
Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.
# dáil rows
These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.
# cyber crime
Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems
The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.
# No Confidence
Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.
# rural wifi
'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn
Government announced that it is to proceed with its plans for the €3 billion NBP
# FOI
Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted
Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.
# Climate Change
'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030
The government’s Climate Action Plan did not give any detailed timeline of the changes to the carbon tax.
# Timing
'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'
The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.
# National Broadband Plan
Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'
Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.
# review published
Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners
The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.
# National Broadband Plan
Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt
Denis Naughten resigned last week over revelations that he met with the businessman four times.
# Pressure
'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten
The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.
# retail and services
The government was told that shifting TV licence duties to Revenue would crush post offices
A union representing An Post workers made the claims in a letter to ex-minister Denis Naughten.
# National Broadband Plan
Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process
The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.
# broadband plan
Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'
Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.
# RSVP
Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter'
Pat Breen extended a dinner invitation to former Communications Minister Denis Naughten at the request of David McCourt.
# minority support
'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes
Dáil arithmetic meant the resignation of Denis Naughten created a headache for the minority government.
# Shake Up
Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet
Donegal TD Joe McHugh is to replace Bruton as Minister for Education.
# thin ice
Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election
The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.
# National Broadband Plan
'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'
Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.
# return of the fitz
Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?
Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.
# tough choices
'I'm not afraid to take tough decisions: Leo says carbon tax would have been a 'double whammy'
The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.
# mounting pressure
Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request
The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Pat Breen also attended a dinner with McCourt.
# National Broadband Plan
Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group
Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.
# gone
Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.
# david mccourt
Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now
Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.
# Pylons
Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen
The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.
# Pylons
Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.
# reduce and reuse
Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister
A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.
# rural ireland
Digital kiosks to offer free access to Government services in post offices
Government funding of €80,000 has been provided to help with rolling out the digital assist pilot scheme.
# Bin Charges
'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.