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# government - Sunday 4 November, 2018

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years
# Exceptional Needs
# Exceptional Needs

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years

Nov 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 60,464 Views 41 Comments

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# government - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

Oct 16th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,684 Views 63 Comments

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# government - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency
# NEW POLITICS
# NEW POLITICS

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency

Oct 4th 2018, 3:39 PM 34,051 Views 111 Comments

It is not binding, however, on the government to follow through on the actions contained within the motion.

# government - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 20,718 Views 43 Comments

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

# government - Monday 1 October, 2018

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

Oct 1st 2018, 4:31 PM 41,444 Views 131 Comments

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

# government - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Laws
# New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,832 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# government - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Sep 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,324 Views 37 Comments

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# government - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'

Sep 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,698 Views 34 Comments

The mid-term elections in the US could become a referendum on Trump’s presidency, writes Larry Donnelly.

# government - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Aug 30th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,860 Views 44 Comments

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# government - Sunday 29 July, 2018

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan
# Only Bidder
# Only Bidder

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan

Jul 29th 2018, 12:31 PM 15,018 Views 76 Comments

It’s part of the consortium that was the only bidder to deliver the government’s plan.

# government - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time
# Tuam Site
# Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

Jul 26th 2018, 4:50 PM 9,615 Views 67 Comments

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# government - Monday 9 July, 2018

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

Jul 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,248 Views 26 Comments

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

# government - Friday 6 July, 2018

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Jul 6th 2018, 3:49 PM 8,763 Views 27 Comments

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

# government - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition
# Justice
# Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 1:49 PM 17,064 Views 28 Comments

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme
# Mortgage To Rent Scheme
# Mortgage To Rent Scheme

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

Jul 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,774 Views 28 Comments

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

# government - Friday 18 May, 2018

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term
# Education
# Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

May 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,533 Views 17 Comments

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

# government - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,676 Views 15 Comments

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# government - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

May 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 15,202 Views 36 Comments

He announced the move this morning.

# government - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,300 Views 55 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# government - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Apr 11th 2018, 7:15 PM 21,273 Views 73 Comments

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

# government - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe
# Mandatory And Compulsory
# Mandatory And Compulsory

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

Apr 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 1,192 Views 20 Comments

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# government - Thursday 29 March, 2018

68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire
# Riots
# Riots

68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire

Mar 29th 2018, 7:04 AM 6,228 Views 13 Comments

The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents.

# government - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine

Mar 22nd 2018, 11:55 AM 32,655 Views 122 Comments

The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.

# government - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping
# Funding
# Funding

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

Mar 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 22,771 Views 71 Comments

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# government - Monday 12 March, 2018

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit
# Backstop
# Backstop

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit

Mar 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,536 Views 56 Comments

A large portion are happy but significant numbers don’t know.

# government - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Just under half of people trust the government
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Just under half of people trust the government

Mar 6th 2018, 7:37 AM 17,155 Views 116 Comments

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

# government - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit
# Advertisements
# Advertisements

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 5th 2018, 10:12 AM 11,157 Views 43 Comments

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# government - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes
# Retirement Ready
# Retirement Ready

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes

Feb 28th 2018, 10:46 AM 20,062 Views 38 Comments

The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020.

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap
# Stay Warm
# Stay Warm

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap

Feb 28th 2018, 9:52 AM 26,836 Views 67 Comments

The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.

# government - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule
# Not Treemendous
# Not Treemendous

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule

Feb 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 14,711 Views 42 Comments

The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.

# government - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

Feb 20th 2018, 5:16 PM 20,176 Views 390 Comments

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# government - Friday 16 February, 2018

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year

Feb 16th 2018, 3:42 PM 15,666 Views 33 Comments

Ministers launched the Project Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework today in Sligo.

# government - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair
# Scandal
# Scandal

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair

Feb 15th 2018, 10:26 AM 38,219 Views 51 Comments

Barnaby Joyce is going on leave next week where the Prime Minister wants him to “consider his position”.

# government - Monday 12 February, 2018

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says
# Global Hack
# Global Hack

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says

Feb 12th 2018, 4:20 PM 15,759 Views 23 Comments

It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.

# government - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land
# Compulsory Purchase
# Compulsory Purchase

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land

Feb 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,062 Views 23 Comments

The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.

# government - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?
# Connection Disrupted
# Connection Disrupted

Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?

Feb 1st 2018, 9:34 AM 26,818 Views 83 Comments

“We couldn’t make a business case stack up,” Eir CEO Richard Moat said. “So regrettably, we had to pull out.”

# government - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

Jan 21st 2018, 7:45 PM 27,810 Views 73 Comments

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote

Jan 21st 2018, 12:18 PM 15,187 Views 172 Comments

The Sunday Times poll sees Fine Gael drop two points to 32% and Fianna Fáil unchanged at 26%.

# government - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
# One Year On
# One Year On

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

Jan 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 43,726 Views 57 Comments

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'
# Standstill
# Standstill

US gov shutdown: Trump blames Democrats for being 'too concerned with illegal immigrants'

Jan 20th 2018, 12:57 PM 25,264 Views 106 Comments

Thousands of government workers will be sent home without pay until the crisis is resolved.