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#Frances Fitzgerald

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 24 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar's trip to Africa set to be cancelled as political storm escalates
# Tropical Storm
# Tropical Storm

Leo Varadkar's trip to Africa set to be cancelled as political storm escalates

Nov 24th 2017, 6:10 AM 19,078 Views 77 Comments

Varadkar is scheduled to travel to Mali and Coast Ivory next week.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Sinn Féin submits motion of no confidence in Tanaiste
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Sinn Féin submits motion of no confidence in Tanaiste

Nov 23rd 2017, 1:15 PM 22,612 Views 136 Comments

Tánaiste and former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has come under fire over how much she knew.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

Nov 22nd 2017, 9:25 AM 33,600 Views 145 Comments

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

'It's not enough to say she can't remember': Frances Fitzgerald under pressure in McCabe email row
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

'It's not enough to say she can't remember': Frances Fitzgerald under pressure in McCabe email row

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:23 AM 12,277 Views 84 Comments

Tánaiste and former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has come under fire over how much she knew.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald sends TDs email at centre of Maurice McCabe row
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Frances Fitzgerald sends TDs email at centre of Maurice McCabe row

Nov 21st 2017, 8:57 PM 37,365 Views 113 Comments

“How could the minister receive such an email and read it and forget that she read it?,” Paul Murphy asked.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 13 November, 2017

'What are they hiding from?': Pressure on government on what it knew about McCabe smear plans
# O'higgins Commission
# O'higgins Commission

'What are they hiding from?': Pressure on government on what it knew about McCabe smear plans

Nov 13th 2017, 7:08 PM 16,248 Views 30 Comments

The government has said that it is up to the Disclosures Tribunal to answer this question.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

Nov 9th 2017, 6:05 PM 24,126 Views 161 Comments

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul
# Policy
# Policy

Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul

Nov 2nd 2017, 1:41 PM 10,036 Views 56 Comments

The ODCE was roundly criticised for its role in the collapse of the case against Sean FitzPatrick.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

Sep 15th 2017, 5:58 PM 22,557 Views 302 Comments

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 31 July, 2017

125 jobs to be created in Waterford by eye health company
# Bausch And Lomb
# Bausch And Lomb

125 jobs to be created in Waterford by eye health company

Jul 31st 2017, 1:18 PM 11,127 Views 11 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar opened an €85 million extension to Bausch and Lomb in Waterford this morning.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies
# Ethical Investment
# Ethical Investment

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,829 Views 18 Comments

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban
# No Booze
# No Booze

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Jun 13th 2017, 8:40 PM 25,479 Views 88 Comments

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists
# Jail Time
# Jail Time

'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists

May 31st 2017, 8:10 PM 26,663 Views 24 Comments

A new Bill to impose tougher sentencing passed First Stage in the Dáil earlier this afternoon.

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say

May 31st 2017, 1:55 PM 13,186 Views 0 Comments

French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants
# Protected Disclosure
# Protected Disclosure

Minister took 6 months to respond to allegations that gardaí entrapped people through informants

May 20th 2017, 12:01 AM 17,550 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Fein TD made a series of allegations of wrongdoing by gardaí in a protected disclosure to Frances Fitzgerald.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'If she ran, we'd hit her with that every day': Fitzgerald's leadership bid ends before it started
# The Next Leader
# The Next Leader

'If she ran, we'd hit her with that every day': Fitzgerald's leadership bid ends before it started

May 18th 2017, 6:30 PM 27,569 Views 21 Comments

The Justice Minister confirmed this morning it was “not the right” decision for her.

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar

May 18th 2017, 12:10 PM 15,283 Views 41 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced she wouldn’t be running earlier this morning.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Tánaiste says firing Nóirín O'Sullivan would be like Trump sacking Comey
# Frances Fitzgerald
# Frances Fitzgerald

Tánaiste says firing Nóirín O'Sullivan would be like Trump sacking Comey

May 17th 2017, 2:44 PM 9,146 Views 55 Comments

“If this was being said about any other person there would be outrage about it,” Frances Fitzgerald said.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 15 May, 2017

Sinn Féin calls for Justice Minister to answer questions about alleged political phone tapping
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Sinn Féin calls for Justice Minister to answer questions about alleged political phone tapping

May 15th 2017, 3:51 PM 8,811 Views 44 Comments

The Sunday Independent’s Niall O’Connor exclusively reported yesterday that a politician’s election activist had their phone bugged.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

May 14th 2017, 2:05 PM 13,238 Views 49 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan has said he is also losing confidence in the Justice Minister.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons
# Cracking Down
# Cracking Down

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Apr 27th 2017, 2:19 PM 9,377 Views 28 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
# Basketball Coach
# Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

Apr 26th 2017, 8:43 PM 11,336 Views 5 Comments

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended
# Full Pay
# Full Pay

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended

Apr 19th 2017, 9:49 PM 26,704 Views 54 Comments

“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.

# frances-fitzgerald - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Your choice for next Taoiseach? Leo and Simon both ahead of Micheál Martin
# Three-horse Race
# Three-horse Race

Your choice for next Taoiseach? Leo and Simon both ahead of Micheál Martin

Apr 15th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,652 Views 130 Comments

A new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Poll for TheJournal.ie makes interesting reading for Fine Gael members.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil might join forces with Labour for motion of no confidence in Garda management
# Breath Test Scandal
# Breath Test Scandal

Fianna Fáil might join forces with Labour for motion of no confidence in Garda management

Apr 5th 2017, 12:40 PM 8,506 Views 37 Comments

The party said it cannot express confidence in Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD
# Hidden Naggin
# Hidden Naggin

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD

Mar 30th 2017, 9:59 PM 26,959 Views 60 Comments

Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.

# frances-fitzgerald - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference
# He Said She Said
# He Said She Said

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference

Mar 28th 2017, 6:43 PM 16,452 Views 87 Comments

There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening.

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons
# Under-18s
# Under-18s

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Mar 28th 2017, 1:20 PM 12,215 Views 21 Comments

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal
# Questions Unanswered
# Questions Unanswered

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Mar 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 12,823 Views 47 Comments

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 27 March, 2017

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Mar 27th 2017, 2:57 PM 65,144 Views 161 Comments

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 24 March, 2017

'No one believes An Garda Síochana': Calls for shake-up to garda management
# Latest Garda Scandal
# Latest Garda Scandal

'No one believes An Garda Síochana': Calls for shake-up to garda management

Mar 24th 2017, 5:48 PM 20,605 Views 88 Comments

The Policing Authority is to examine the full facts of how and why two massive garda admin errors occurred.

# frances-fitzgerald - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Fancy wearing the blue? The Garda Reserve is taking on 300 more recruits
# Protect And Serve
# Protect And Serve

Fancy wearing the blue? The Garda Reserve is taking on 300 more recruits

Mar 23rd 2017, 6:10 AM 29,080 Views 49 Comments

It’s part of a plan to increase the size of both the reserve and regular garda forces.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

Mar 8th 2017, 6:03 AM 6,593 Views 19 Comments

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 6 March, 2017

Simon Harris rules himself out but Frances Fitzgerald gearing up for Fine Gael leadership battle
# Simon Says No
# Simon Says No

Simon Harris rules himself out but Frances Fitzgerald gearing up for Fine Gael leadership battle

Mar 6th 2017, 9:15 PM 23,677 Views 93 Comments

The Minister for Health has put an end to speculation about his future.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 26 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Feb 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,004 Views 42 Comments

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

# frances-fitzgerald - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

5 serious questions for the government that Dáil 'clarifications' did not clarify
# He Said She Said
# He Said She Said

5 serious questions for the government that Dáil 'clarifications' did not clarify

Feb 15th 2017, 12:54 AM 15,423 Views 48 Comments

Enda Kenny, Frances Fitzgerald and Katherine Zappone said they were going to clear up any remaining confusion last night. Here’s how that went.

# frances-fitzgerald - Monday 13 February, 2017

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on

Feb 13th 2017, 2:50 PM 33,757 Views 196 Comments

The main players have been having their say on the ongoing scandal.

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
# Family Supports
# Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Feb 13th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,527 Views 12 Comments

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# frances-fitzgerald - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga
# I Didn't Know
# I Didn't Know

'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga

Feb 12th 2017, 12:57 PM 53,481 Views 168 Comments

The Minister insists she had no knowledge of Tusla’s involvement in the Maurice McCabe saga before last Thursday’s Prime Time broadcast.

# frances-fitzgerald - Friday 10 February, 2017

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears
Live Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 PM

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears