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# government - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.

# government - Thursday 21 May, 2020

The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?

Yep, we still don’t have a government yet… we take a look at what’s going on.

# government - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'The less decisive the government is, the less sure we are': Irish in England react to change in restrictions

We spoke to men and women in the wake of the latest change in restrictions for the country.

# government - Monday 11 May, 2020

From The42 Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return Future Plans

Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return

The British Government’s road map for exiting the lockdown imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus was published on Monday afternoon.

# government - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

From The42 World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine Behind Closed Doors

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine

Full-contact training will also present a major challenge for rugby teams.

# government - Sunday 3 May, 2020

# government - Friday 1 May, 2020

From The42 Projected July return date for soccer and GAA Future Plans

Projected July return date for soccer and GAA

18 May, meanwhile, is when things will start to get back to normal.

# government - Thursday 23 April, 2020

From The42 IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease Planning

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease

The northern province could be set for a short-term move if the IRFU pursue the idea.

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making

‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.

# government - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

# government - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

# government - Sunday 5 April, 2020

From The42 Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands Disgrace

Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands

Now with Derby in the Championship, the 34-year-old has criticised UK health secretary Matt Hancock.

# government - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

# government - Friday 20 March, 2020

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises

“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Each authority will manage repayment schedules with businesses into the future.

# government - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.

# government - Monday 2 March, 2020

No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.

# government - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

# government - Friday 14 February, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

# government - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# government - Monday 10 February, 2020

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

# government - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks

Leo Varadkar is currently the most searched of all the party leaders.

# government - Thursday 30 January, 2020

From The42 FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package Saved

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package

Shane Ross insists that the government have not bailed out the FAI.

# government - Monday 13 January, 2020

From The42 Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport' Claim

Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport'

The soon-to-be Ireland senior boss feels not enough funding has been afforded to football in the last 20 years

# government - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work

The Irish games industry employs around 2,000 people.

# government - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# government - Friday 13 December, 2019

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January

Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.

# government - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

# government - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# government - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

# government - Monday 7 October, 2019

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

# government - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

# government - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

# government - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

# government - Friday 9 August, 2019

Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for snap elections amid coalition crisis

Salvini has clashed with his fellow Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.

# government - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

# government - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

# government - Monday 17 June, 2019

'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats

New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.

# government - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years

From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.

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