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# government - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Jul 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,006 Views 20 Comments

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# government - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time

Jul 15th 2020, 8:03 PM 72,444 Views 85 Comments

Restrictions on indoor gatherings to 50 and outdoors to 200 will also remain until August 10.

# government - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff
# Money To Burn
# Money To Burn

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff

Jul 14th 2020, 6:13 PM 59,334 Views 63 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.

# government - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events
# Rules
From The42
# Rules

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events

Jul 5th 2020, 9:46 AM 6,648 Views 0 Comments

Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.

# government - Thursday 2 July, 2020

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider
# Podcast
# Podcast

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 7,565 Views 8 Comments

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

# government - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition
# War Is Over
# War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

Jun 27th 2020, 5:10 PM 16,071 Views 66 Comments

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach
# Government
# Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,772 Views 58 Comments

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

# government - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?

Jun 21st 2020, 1:37 PM 60,690 Views 151 Comments

The draft programme for government was agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party on Monday.

# government - Friday 19 June, 2020

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement
# Fast Track
From The42
# Fast Track

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement

Jun 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 8,825 Views 10 Comments

A review of the GAA’s plans will take place over the weekend.

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport
# Support
From The42
# Support

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport

Jun 19th 2020, 8:12 PM 15,862 Views 22 Comments

The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.

# government - Monday 15 June, 2020

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power
# Opposition
# Opposition

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

Jun 15th 2020, 9:59 PM 25,926 Views 154 Comments

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022

Updated Jun 15th 2020, 1:45 PM 87,356 Views 275 Comments

Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,377 Views 273 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers
# Open Letter
From The42
# Open Letter

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers

Jun 15th 2020, 8:49 AM 6,276 Views 19 Comments

The Manchester United and England striker has written an emotional open letter to MPs calling for free meals to continue through the summer holidays.

# government - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

Updated Jun 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 104,803 Views 162 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

# government - Thursday 28 May, 2020

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

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

May 28th 2020, 9:15 AM 154,710 Views 305 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

May 21st 2020, 6:30 PM 10,602 Views 25 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,524 Views 21 Comments

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

# government - Monday 11 May, 2020

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

Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return

May 11th 2020, 3:39 PM 9,518 Views 18 Comments

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

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

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine

May 5th 2020, 9:43 AM 4,542 Views 9 Comments

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

# government - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Support for Fine Gael increases to 35% while Fianna Fáil is down four points, latest poll shows
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael increases to 35% while Fianna Fáil is down four points, latest poll shows

May 3rd 2020, 5:50 PM 38,387 Views 201 Comments

Support for Sinn Féin now stands at 27%.

# government - Friday 1 May, 2020

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

Projected July return date for soccer and GAA

May 1st 2020, 9:34 PM 40,743 Views 44 Comments

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

# government - Thursday 23 April, 2020

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

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:12 PM 10,652 Views 16 Comments

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
# Dail Questions
# Dail Questions

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,967 Views 58 Comments

‘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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

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

Apr 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 30,125 Views 33 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,921 Views 101 Comments

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

# government - Sunday 5 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 5th 2020, 10:41 AM 10,115 Views 18 Comments

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
# Restriction
# Restriction

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

Mar 28th 2020, 11:56 AM 188,593 Views 124 Comments

“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
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

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

Mar 20th 2020, 6:50 PM 50,330 Views 54 Comments

“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
# Local Councils
# Local Councils

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

Mar 20th 2020, 1:43 PM 9,005 Views 8 Comments

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
# Mortgage Payments
# Mortgage Payments

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

Mar 18th 2020, 8:39 AM 20,111 Views 61 Comments

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
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:56 AM 16,825 Views 24 Comments

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
Live Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM

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

# government - Friday 14 February, 2020

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

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

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 8:39 AM 56,958 Views 284 Comments

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?
# Ge20
# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,193 Views 95 Comments

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
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

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

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,686 Views 217 Comments

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?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

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

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,703 Views 115 Comments

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
# Searching
# Searching

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

Feb 6th 2020, 3:59 PM 12,300 Views 133 Comments

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

# government - Thursday 30 January, 2020

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

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package

Jan 30th 2020, 5:05 PM 23,099 Views 65 Comments

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

# government - Monday 13 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 13th 2020, 12:00 PM 23,829 Views 65 Comments

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