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# Government

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Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal
A former government minister was caught throwing bags of cash over the wall of a convent.
Poll: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa's release?
The government has been using quiet diplomacy up to this point.
The government is going to privatise the long-awaited rural broadband network
The decision was announced today by the minister for communications after it was agreed upon by cabinet.
'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'
James Cawley talks about the challenges of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, and the importance of remaining positive.
Government puts contingency plans in place after shock Brexit result
The contingency framework will monitor issues as negotiations about Britain’s EU membership continue.
Health Minister moves to make 'Z-drugs' a controlled substance in the wake of gangland murders
The prescription sleeping pills. which are abused by heroin addicts, are extremely dangerous, he says.
Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility
The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.
New law to grant extra powers to allow the Siteserv inquiry get on with work
The ongoing investigation into the IBRC and the Siteserv deal has been held up by strict issues of legal confidentiality.
John Halligan: 'If I could bring in legislation to goddamn jail landlords, I would jail the bastards'
The new minister for state for training and skills has strong views on what should be done to stop rising rents that are forcing people into homelessness.
DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil
A Labour Party motion on workers’ rights was carried this evening.
Ireland could become home to witnesses under an international protection programme
This would be the first time Ireland is involved in an international witness protection programme.
Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?
The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.
What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it
Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.
Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it
Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.
Michael Fitzmaurice is leaving the Independent Alliance
He said he is now planning to join a new technical group in opposition.
Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?
One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?
These are the 89 promises for you to hold the government to account on
The Programme for Government was launched today.
Fair play? New programme for government is promising equality for all
The ‘partnership’ government has just published its plan of action. It might mention the word ‘fair’ a lot.
The vast majority of Irish people have no confidence in their new ministers
A new Claire Byrne Live / Amárach poll for shows that the public is quite sceptical regarding the new cabinet.
Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day
They will not march in uniform, as originally proposed, but anyone taking part has been asked to wear something blue.
An unprecedented challenge or an unprecedented opportunity? How long will it last?
After 70 days we finally have a government – but who will pull the plug first?
Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'
The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Enda Kenny elected Taoiseach, Dave Mahon found guilty of manslaughter and elections in the UK…
Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today
A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
A teen sentenced over the Jobstown protest, post mortem results for the Bray baby and arrests at a funeral had everyone talking…
Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support
The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.
Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'
O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.
We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.
"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges
Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.
'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael
Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.
We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal
The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.
Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?
As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.
Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water?
Water charges may be suspended for at least nine months.
Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water
The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.
Fianna Fáil says suspending water charges for six to nine months is not viable
Talks on forming a government have ended without an agreement – again
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Government talks, a republican parade and shooting rampages in the US had everyone talking.
Enda and Micheál had 'good discussion' but water charges still divide parties
Formal talks will resume Monday but the leaders will be keeping in touch over the weekend.
Ancient cities have fallen in the same length of time the government has been talking
Political party talks are taking longer than the siege of Constantinople.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.
Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties
The Dáil brushed off a water charges debate today and voted to talk about Brexit for 8 hours.