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Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
# Spoilsports
# Spoilsports

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:01 AM 15,895 Views 25 Comments

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland
# Frack Off
# Frack Off

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

Oct 27th 2016, 9:42 PM 12,965 Views 40 Comments

The Bill to ban the controversial fossil fuel exploration process has passed its first stage in the Dáil.

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership
# Hogging The Media?
# Hogging The Media?

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership

Oct 24th 2016, 5:31 PM 27,904 Views 89 Comments

A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.

Ladies football and camogie finals to be added to free-to-air list
# Viewin' In The Free World
# Viewin' In The Free World

Ladies football and camogie finals to be added to free-to-air list

Sep 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 10,323 Views 10 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says the two finals are “events of major importance to Irish society”.

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?

Aug 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 19,675 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.

Giving out about Eircode is like criticising a baby's inability to run - Minister
# First Steps
# First Steps

Giving out about Eircode is like criticising a baby's inability to run - Minister

Jul 14th 2016, 9:16 AM 17,898 Views 201 Comments

The postcode system, launched last July, cost some €38 million to implement.

FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?

Jun 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 32,962 Views 135 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck examines a bold claim made by Minister Denis Naughten.

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says
# 999
# 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Jun 17th 2016, 10:26 AM 23,469 Views 178 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way

Jun 13th 2016, 9:16 AM 15,084 Views 13 Comments

One minister said the creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is “the equivalent of 1,000 jobs for Galway city”.

Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?

May 8th 2016, 9:59 AM 34,047 Views 290 Comments

The new minister for natural resources wants more public consultation on the issue.

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure
# End Game
# End Game

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure

May 3rd 2016, 8:29 AM 12,976 Views 77 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil

Mar 23rd 2016, 2:43 PM 12,681 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael is pursuing a minority government with independents and smaller parties.

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

Mar 22nd 2016, 6:45 PM 27,607 Views 146 Comments

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'

Dec 28th 2015, 8:12 PM 29,706 Views 63 Comments

Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'

Dec 27th 2015, 9:30 PM 61,006 Views 158 Comments

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment

Dec 7th 2015, 9:21 AM 6,306 Views 21 Comments

The figures were revealed via a parliamentary question by independent TD Denis Naughten.

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
# Sight
# Sight

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Dec 1st 2015, 6:05 AM 8,739 Views 27 Comments

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

Sham marriage dispute: 'My partner's parents had their flights booked, but now our wedding can't happen'
# Non-eu Citizens
# Non-eu Citizens

Sham marriage dispute: 'My partner's parents had their flights booked, but now our wedding can't happen'

Nov 26th 2015, 4:43 PM 28,066 Views 45 Comments

A staff dispute means an Irish citizen marrying a non-EU citizen cannot have their marriage processed.

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims
# Warning
# Warning

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims

Nov 5th 2015, 10:34 AM 7,774 Views 22 Comments

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real
# Home Of The Brave
# Home Of The Brave

Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real

Oct 7th 2015, 10:33 AM 31,783 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.

These Irish hospitals are spending millions on PRIVATE ambulances
# Emergency Responders
# Emergency Responders

These Irish hospitals are spending millions on PRIVATE ambulances

Jul 24th 2015, 10:31 AM 11,312 Views 14 Comments

This is despite the fact they established their own hospital transport service.

'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants

May 22nd 2015, 6:01 AM 13,668 Views 27 Comments

The Saolta hospital group has failed to fill a vacancy that has been open since the beginning of this year.

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'
# Pointing Fingers
# Pointing Fingers

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'

Apr 14th 2015, 9:46 AM 16,787 Views 57 Comments

The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time
# Life Or Death
# Life Or Death

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time

Mar 2nd 2015, 9:10 AM 22,583 Views 73 Comments

A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'
# Emergency
# Emergency

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'

Jan 13th 2015, 12:05 PM 9,825 Views 53 Comments

Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

Dec 31st 2014, 3:30 PM 18,407 Views 18 Comments

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer
# No Fair Deal
# No Fair Deal

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

Oct 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,409 Views 21 Comments

The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
# Awkward
# Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Sep 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 22,716 Views 157 Comments

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?
# Everybody Freeze
# Everybody Freeze

What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?

Sep 8th 2014, 11:38 AM 11,812 Views 41 Comments

The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…

'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months
# Fair Deal Scheme
# Fair Deal Scheme

'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months

Jul 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,031 Views 8 Comments

The waiting time for funding increased from six to 12 weeks, while the number of people on the list rose by 500.

Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen"
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen"

Jul 9th 2014, 10:41 PM 13,283 Views 10 Comments

TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.

Review of maternity services shelved in wake of hospital chair's resignation
# West/north West
# West/north West

Review of maternity services shelved in wake of hospital chair's resignation

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:16 PM 9,985 Views 5 Comments

It had previously sparked fears that many of these units in the West/North West group would close.

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'
# Mixed Messages
# Mixed Messages

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'

Jun 11th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,823 Views 24 Comments

Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.

Varadkar: "Regrettably" no funding planned for sub-aqua rescue groups
# Rescue Operations
# Rescue Operations

Varadkar: "Regrettably" no funding planned for sub-aqua rescue groups

Jun 2nd 2014, 11:30 AM 9,022 Views 26 Comments

These groups occasionally provide support to garda diving teams.

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
# Resources
# Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

May 13th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,222 Views 17 Comments

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
# Gone For Good
# Gone For Good

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

Apr 29th 2014, 3:47 PM 12,437 Views 24 Comments

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles
# Emergency State
# Emergency State

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles

Apr 16th 2014, 10:21 PM 13,299 Views 18 Comments

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital
# Dangerous Delay
# Dangerous Delay

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

Mar 21st 2014, 10:50 PM 25,000 Views 53 Comments

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Mar 18th 2014, 6:11 PM 9,471 Views 43 Comments

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times
# Patients
# Patients

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Mar 15th 2014, 12:47 PM 5,988 Views 19 Comments

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.