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# Government

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Just one in four of Ireland's key Brexit positions have been filled so far
Only 13 of 50 new Brexit roles created at Irish State agencies have been recruited.
The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people
The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.
Poll: Should waste companies be charging extra for heavy bins without approval?
Greyhound this month started charging extra for bin bags over a certain weight, with Panda set to follow suit in July.
Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack
The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.
Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared
Last week we looked at its record on health and housing. This week we’re looking at jobs and education.
She's been chosen to lead the review of gardaí in Ireland but who is Kathleen O'Toole?
O’Toole is the current Chief of Police in Seattle, and has experience in Irish policing.
Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?
It costs €160 a year and every premises with a television is supposed to have one.
This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?
In the first of this two part series, we look at health and housing.
Here's what Ireland's Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like
Focusing on Ireland’s ‘unique concerns’ is the order of the day in the government’s new strategy document.
Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters
Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.
'I watch the news and cry and cry': Venezuelans in Ireland on the chaos back home
20 people have been killed in three weeks of clashes at anti-government protests.
At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela
One young woman was shot in the head.
Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending
The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.
'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'
During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.
Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.
From September, all cigarette packs sold in Ireland will look the same
This makes part of effort to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025.
Brendan Howlin has called for the sale of AIB to be put on hold
Howlin wants assurances that the money will be spent on building new homes, schools and hospitals.
'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump
Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.
Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.
Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State
The fighting in west Mosul has forced more than 50,000 people to flee.
Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.
'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling
The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.
Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling
But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.
Poll: Do you have confidence in the government?
The Dáil will debate this question today.
Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information
An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.
Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow?
Latest opinion polls have suggested Fianna Fáil has taken a commanding lead on Fine Gael.
Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government
Mary Lou McDonald has described the current Irish leadership as a “kick for touch, cover up” government.
Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears
Pressure is increasing on government ministers and Tusla over who knew what about the Maurice McCabe story.
Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August
OPW junior minister Sean Canney will be rotating the ministry with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.
Hundreds of thousands protest Romanian government's plan to decriminalise corruption
The move could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption.
Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why
A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.
The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one
It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.
'Out of the blue, we got a letter to say our loans had been sold to a vulture fund'
Housing has become the biggest issue for hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland.
Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.
John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term
The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.
The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried
Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.
'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future
Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.
Enda says this was his biggest challenge in 2016
This government has faced water charges, calls to repeal the Eighth, homelessness but found his biggest hurdle ‘humbling’.
After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar
The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.