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# government - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings
# Behaviour And Attitudes
# Behaviour And Attitudes

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

Jul 16th 2017, 7:39 AM 13,110 Views 75 Comments

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# government - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal
# Pay Inequality
# Pay Inequality

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal

Jul 13th 2017, 3:59 PM 12,539 Views 22 Comments

The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.

# government - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

Jul 12th 2017, 4:57 PM 8,400 Views 29 Comments

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it
# Spectrum
# Spectrum

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it

Jul 12th 2017, 11:55 AM 12,919 Views 12 Comments

About 600 children are born with autism in Ireland every year.

# government - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions

Jul 11th 2017, 11:52 AM 11,639 Views 16 Comments

The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.

Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?

Jul 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 14,993 Views 31 Comments

We take a look.

# government - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support
# Disability
# Disability

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Jun 29th 2017, 9:55 PM 25,564 Views 21 Comments

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# government - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Royal family set for bumper year of income as €419 million renovation on Buckingham Palace starts
# Buckingham Palace
# Buckingham Palace

Royal family set for bumper year of income as €419 million renovation on Buckingham Palace starts

Jun 27th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,804 Views 64 Comments

The refurbishment is set to replace electrical wiring, water pipes and boilers in the biggest overhaul since the 1950s.

# government - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal
# Pluses And Minuses
# Pluses And Minuses

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal

Jun 22nd 2017, 7:50 PM 9,990 Views 40 Comments

The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.

# government - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row
# Controversy
# Controversy

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

Jun 21st 2017, 10:50 PM 25,078 Views 89 Comments

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

# government - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister
# Hasn't Helped
# Hasn't Helped

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Jun 18th 2017, 4:06 PM 25,653 Views 55 Comments

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# government - Friday 16 June, 2017

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance
# Everyday I'm Reshufflin
# Everyday I'm Reshufflin

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Jun 16th 2017, 1:42 PM 31,841 Views 77 Comments

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

# government - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach
# Pledging Support
# Pledging Support

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach

Jun 11th 2017, 1:31 PM 10,829 Views 58 Comments

The five IA members will vote for Varadkar next week.

# government - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe
# Lansdowne 2.0
# Lansdowne 2.0

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe

Jun 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 48,804 Views 262 Comments

A draft deal to succeed the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.

# government - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'It's like living in a nightmare': Venezuelan student terrified of returning home
# Fear
# Fear

'It's like living in a nightmare': Venezuelan student terrified of returning home

Jun 3rd 2017, 8:15 PM 15,175 Views 24 Comments

Protests have been building in the capital Caracas for months.

# government - Friday 2 June, 2017

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing
# Housing
# Housing

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:33 PM 12,432 Views 45 Comments

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

# government - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Just one in four of Ireland's key Brexit positions have been filled so far
# No Big Rush
# No Big Rush

Just one in four of Ireland's key Brexit positions have been filled so far

May 31st 2017, 11:57 AM 8,555 Views 5 Comments

Only 13 of 50 new Brexit roles created at Irish State agencies have been recruited.

# government - Monday 29 May, 2017

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people
# Housing Adaptation Grant
# Housing Adaptation Grant

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

May 29th 2017, 5:06 PM 30,711 Views 8 Comments

The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

# government - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Poll: Should waste companies be charging extra for heavy bins without approval?
# Weighty Issue
# Weighty Issue

Poll: Should waste companies be charging extra for heavy bins without approval?

May 21st 2017, 11:10 AM 20,738 Views 74 Comments

Greyhound this month started charging extra for bin bags over a certain weight, with Panda set to follow suit in July.

# government - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

May 14th 2017, 11:29 AM 6,353 Views 24 Comments

The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.

# government - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared
# Help I Need Somebody
# Help I Need Somebody

Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared

May 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,356 Views 45 Comments

Last week we looked at its record on health and housing. This week we’re looking at jobs and education.

# government - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

She's been chosen to lead the review of gardaí in Ireland but who is Kathleen O'Toole?
# Root And Branch
# Root And Branch

She's been chosen to lead the review of gardaí in Ireland but who is Kathleen O'Toole?

May 9th 2017, 7:58 PM 18,352 Views 42 Comments

O’Toole is the current Chief of Police in Seattle, and has experience in Irish policing.

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?

May 9th 2017, 12:49 PM 29,515 Views 89 Comments

It costs €160 a year and every premises with a television is supposed to have one.

# government - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?
# Political Promises
# Political Promises

This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?

May 6th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,164 Views 62 Comments

In the first of this two part series, we look at health and housing.

# government - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Here's what Ireland's Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like
# Brexit Stage Left
# Brexit Stage Left

Here's what Ireland's Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like

May 2nd 2017, 8:50 PM 19,499 Views 51 Comments

Focusing on Ireland’s ‘unique concerns’ is the order of the day in the government’s new strategy document.

# government - Friday 28 April, 2017

Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters
# Skopje
# Skopje

Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters

Apr 28th 2017, 7:16 AM 5,783 Views 8 Comments

Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.

# government - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I watch the news and cry and cry': Venezuelans in Ireland on the chaos back home
# Protests
# Protests

'I watch the news and cry and cry': Venezuelans in Ireland on the chaos back home

Apr 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 16,431 Views 84 Comments

20 people have been killed in three weeks of clashes at anti-government protests.

# government - Thursday 20 April, 2017

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela
# Nicolas Maduro
# Nicolas Maduro

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela

Apr 20th 2017, 9:40 AM 9,541 Views 46 Comments

One young woman was shot in the head.

# government - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending
# Spending
# Spending

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

Apr 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,976 Views 50 Comments

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

# government - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'

Apr 9th 2017, 10:00 PM 37,044 Views 54 Comments

During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.

# government - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

Apr 4th 2017, 7:53 AM 13,638 Views 45 Comments

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

# government - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From September, all cigarette packs sold in Ireland will look the same
# Fight The Fags
# Fight The Fags

From September, all cigarette packs sold in Ireland will look the same

Mar 29th 2017, 6:45 AM 19,813 Views 35 Comments

This makes part of effort to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025.

# government - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold
# Hold Up
# Hold Up

Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold

Mar 12th 2017, 4:08 PM 22,091 Views 90 Comments

Howlin wants assurances that the money will be spent on building new homes, schools and hospitals.

# government - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Mar 11th 2017, 2:19 PM 23,521 Views 63 Comments

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

# government - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

Mar 8th 2017, 6:03 AM 6,588 Views 19 Comments

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

# government - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State
# Mosul
# Mosul

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State

Mar 7th 2017, 7:31 AM 6,438 Views 23 Comments

The fighting in west Mosul has forced more than 50,000 people to flee.

# government - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
# State Files
# State Files

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'

Mar 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,997 Views 33 Comments

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

# government - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling
# Expensive Apples
# Expensive Apples

'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:30 AM 11,866 Views 22 Comments

The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.

# government - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling
# Like Dem Apples
# Like Dem Apples

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

Feb 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,270 Views 23 Comments

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# government - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Poll: Do you have confidence in the government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in the government?

Feb 15th 2017, 9:38 AM 35,857 Views 121 Comments

The Dáil will debate this question today.