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# government - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Government defeats Dáil turf ban motion by 72 to 63 votes
# Turf Ban Vote
# Turf Ban Vote

Government defeats Dáil turf ban motion by 72 to 63 votes

Apr 27th 2022, 11:07 PM 51,731 Views 68 Comments

The votes were aimed at scrapping plans to restrict the sale of turf and cancel the carbon tax increase on 1 May.

# government - 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 25,919 Views 23 Comments

It aims to incentivise farmers to grow additional tillage crops.

Tokyo residents warned of potential blackouts as a result of earthquake
# Japan
# Japan

Tokyo residents warned of potential blackouts as a result of earthquake

Mar 22nd 2022, 10:51 AM 9,757 Views 0 Comments

Homeowners and businesses have been asked to conserve power after coal-fired power stations stopped working because of the quake.

# government - Saturday 12 March, 2022

One in four people think Ireland should have funded lethal military equipment for Ukraine
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

One in four people think Ireland should have funded lethal military equipment for Ukraine

Mar 12th 2022, 9:00 AM 12,799 Views 24 Comments

Almost 60% of people felt the Government was right to only contribute to the non-lethal military equipment fund.

# government - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Environmental group granted leave to challenge government's agri-food strategy
# High Court
# High Court

Environmental group granted leave to challenge government's agri-food strategy

Mar 1st 2022, 5:29 PM 7,682 Views 8 Comments

Friends of the Irish Environment said it believes the plan “undermines our international and national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”.

# government - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story

Feb 10th 2022, 3:52 PM 15,733 Views 28 Comments

We want to get a sense of how Irish households are coping at the moment – here’s how you can take part.

# government - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
# Government
# Government

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

Jan 26th 2022, 6:05 AM 5,648 Views 5 Comments

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

# government - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

Jan 22nd 2022, 2:36 PM 18,660 Views 25 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

# government - Friday 21 January, 2022

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 6:21 PM 18,147 Views 8 Comments

Munster Rugby have reacted by releasing an additional 11,000 tickets for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Wasps.

# government - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government

Jan 1st 2022, 7:11 AM 18,420 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin is set to hand the reins over to Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar in December 2022.

# government - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

UK to delay post-Brexit checks on goods from Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK to delay post-Brexit checks on goods from Ireland

Dec 15th 2021, 12:50 PM 12,794 Views 8 Comments

The checks on incoming goods from the EU were due to come into force on January 1

# government - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening
# Player Power
From The42
# Player Power

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 18,775 Views 24 Comments

The union’s dismissive response simply underlined the point the players were making.

# government - Monday 13 December, 2021

Irish government seeks meeting with IRFU after letter from women's players
# Ministers
From The42
# Ministers

Irish government seeks meeting with IRFU after letter from women's players

Dec 13th 2021, 7:03 PM 5,782 Views 11 Comments

Ministers Martin and Chambers are considering the letter with “the upmost seriousness.”

# government - Monday 6 December, 2021

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:58 PM 29,158 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.

# government - Friday 3 December, 2021

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:23 PM 31,599 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# government - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests
# Last Orders
# Last Orders

Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests

Nov 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 52,293 Views 34 Comments

All activities associated with bars must cease at midnight, a spokesperson said.

# government - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,791 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

# government - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity
# Budget
From The42
# Budget

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 5:21 PM 14,283 Views 10 Comments

The Federation of Irish Sport also has three other key ‘asks’ in its pre-budget submission.

# government - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy
# New Baby
# New Baby

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:37 PM 29,035 Views 1 Comment

The Taoiseach congratulated Harris and his wife Caoimhe on the arrival of their second child.

# government - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,484 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.

# government - Friday 27 August, 2021

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
# Tent Talks
# Tent Talks

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers

Aug 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 13,246 Views 20 Comments

The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.

# government - Friday 6 August, 2021

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
# Live Music
# Live Music

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication

Aug 6th 2021, 5:36 PM 13,599 Views 21 Comments

“We were told that there would be no further restrictions lifted until September.”

# government - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Aug 4th 2021, 7:25 AM 31,245 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

# government - Friday 23 July, 2021

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 10:29 PM 62,946 Views 64 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

# government - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 87,458 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

# government - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'

Jul 1st 2021, 2:28 PM 9,085 Views 12 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.

# government - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 9:21 PM 71,491 Views 146 Comments

NPHET issued advice to government yesterday.

# government - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 9:55 PM 91,424 Views 73 Comments
  • Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
  • In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.

# government - Thursday 3 June, 2021

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
# Solutions
# Solutions

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,337 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

# government - Thursday 27 May, 2021

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
# New Rules
# New Rules

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:01 PM 78,328 Views 113 Comments
  • The Cabinet will meet to sign off on the eased measures.
  • 5,000 spectators are set to be allowed attend outdoor events from 2 August.
  • The Health Minister has said: "NPHET’s view is the trajectory is positive."

# government - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land
# Israel
# Israel

Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land

May 26th 2021, 9:32 PM 38,155 Views 63 Comments

A People Before Profit amendment to Sinn Fein’s motion was defeated.

# government - Monday 24 May, 2021

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality

May 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,163 Views 38 Comments

The trade unionist takes issue with how household income is quantified and discussed in the public domain.

# government - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 51,686 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

# government - Thursday 29 April, 2021

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight

Apr 29th 2021, 8:27 PM 70,870 Views 59 Comments
  • The government agreed to ease a number of Covid-19 restrictions on a phased basis from next month.
  • Inter-county travel, more outdoor meetings and increased numbers at funerals and wedding services from 10 May.
  • The Taoiseach said: "Hope is returning."
LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May
Live Apr 29th 2021, 7:00 PM

LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May

# government - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
# Leaking
# Leaking

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

Apr 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 17,329 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

# government - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
# In The Spotlight
From The42
# In The Spotlight

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date

Apr 1st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,183 Views 23 Comments

Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.

# government - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:37 PM 80,717 Views 132 Comments

The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 24,939 Views 46 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:31 PM 19,990 Views 53 Comments

The Government announced the latest on the easing of restrictions this evening.

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