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#Government

# government - Monday 26 September, 2022

UK Labour's Miliband mocks '19th century’ Jacob Rees-Mogg and accuses him of ‘climate denial’
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UK Labour's Miliband mocks '19th century’ Jacob Rees-Mogg and accuses him of ‘climate denial’

Mon 3:11 PM 16,441 Views 5 Comments

Britain’s opposition climate change secretary criticised the Government’s decision to open the door for fracking.

# government - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told
# Public Spending
# Public Spending

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told

Jul 13th 2022, 8:59 PM 12,441 Views 12 Comments

The pensions issue, climate financing and healthcare reform are the main challenges for Ireland’s finances.

# government - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Suspended Green TD Hourigan undecided on Dáil no confidence vote
# Dail Motion
# Dail Motion

Suspended Green TD Hourigan undecided on Dáil no confidence vote

Jul 10th 2022, 5:30 PM 35,343 Views 45 Comments

The government is one vote short of a Dáil majority so Hourigan’s vote could be key.

# government - Monday 4 July, 2022

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet

Jul 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 14,372 Views 19 Comments

The Bill aims to give greater powers to regulators to punish individual misconduct.

# government - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget

Jun 21st 2022, 6:26 PM 34,034 Views 44 Comments

Taoiseach said renters “will be considered” in October’s budget.

# government - Friday 17 June, 2022

Public sector pay talks run to 3am but no deal reached
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

Public sector pay talks run to 3am but no deal reached

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 11:43 AM 21,316 Views 34 Comments

ICTU President Kevin Callinan said some progress was made and negotiations remained civil, but the gap between sides may not be bridged.

# government - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre

Jun 8th 2022, 2:27 PM 42,670 Views 64 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.

# government - Monday 23 May, 2022

€17 million needed to save Ireland’s most threatened birds says BirdWatch Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

€17 million needed to save Ireland’s most threatened birds says BirdWatch Ireland

May 23rd 2022, 7:00 PM 17,679 Views 60 Comments

The organisation says that several ground nesting birds are at risk of extinction without funding for conservation schemes.

# 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 51,831 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 26,000 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 9,791 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 12,864 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 7,715 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 15,813 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 5,670 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 18,709 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 18,173 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 18,440 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 12,838 Views 9 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 18,839 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 5,797 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 29,177 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 31,671 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 52,397 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 8,847 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 14,309 Views 9 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 29,051 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 32,530 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 13,266 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 13,615 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 31,284 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 63,046 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 87,522 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 9,098 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 71,524 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 91,433 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 14,378 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 78,353 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 38,242 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 37,194 Views 39 Comments

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

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