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# Government

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Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak
Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.
Here's how much the new €6.9m GPA government deal is worth for an inter-county GAA player
The three-year package was announced yesterday.
'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork
The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.
'Have cake and eat it' - Photographed notes appear to show Brexit strategy
The UK Government has distanced itself from the notes.
'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'
Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.
Most new properties that qualify for the first-time buyers scheme are in and around Dublin
25% of all properties nationwide that qualify and are currently available are in the Dublin area.
5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it
“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”
Brendan Howlin has described Shane Ross as 'Donald Trumpesque'
Labour’s Brendan Howlin says this government is a “do nothing Dáil”.
How do wages of gardaí, nurses and teachers measure up to six years ago?
This year has already seen industrial unrest among doctors, nurses, teachers and gardaí.
The 'right to be forgotten' and consent education: The gaps in Ireland's protection of children
The right to play, giving more powers to gardaí, and the abolition of direct provision centres were also contained in the report.
CSO graph captures Irish industrial relations' year of discontent
A total of 14,220 days were lost due to industrial disputes from July to September.
Government will not block opposition bill on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies
The bill is to be debated in the Dáíl on Thursday.
The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter
Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.
UK Government "doesn't recognise" leaked memo about lack of Brexit plan
The memo suggested that the British Government had “no plan” for Brexit
Updated: Health Minister will engage with IMO as junior doctors vote on industrial action
The ongoing dispute centres on the restoration of an agreed €3000 “living-out” allowance.
The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions
Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
TDs are definitely getting that pay hike next year
TDs are to get a €5,000 increase over the next two years.
Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum
A bill on a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water was passed today without a vote as a result of the government’s support.
'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister
Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.
Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation
The Government is expected to being a proposal document to talks with GRA when the two sides meet later today.
Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill
The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.
Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill
An Independent Alliance source said the members have the same thoughts on the Bill as they did on Mick Wallace’s legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities.
Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy)
Here’s everything to know about Budget 2017.
Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill
The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.
Polish government rows back on all-out abortion ban following mass protests
The minister of science and higher education said the protests have “caused us to think and taught us humility”.
A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on
Preliminary consultations and preparatory work have been undertaken on the issue.
Colombian rebel group "reborn" and apologises after decades of violence
Farc signed the peace accord with the country’s government.
Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?
Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.
“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance
Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.
Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues
An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.
Stephen Donnelly hasn't ruled out taking a seat at the cabinet table
The TD says that politicians can achieve more in government.
Halligan threatening to leave government over Waterford hospital resources
“Obviously he’s not happy,” a Fine Gael source said today.
'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day
The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.
'Cruel promises made to the Irish people that Apple's billions would go to hospitals'
Members of the Independent Alliance said it would back the appeal in order to keep the government in power.
Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.
Polling firm to pick 'diverse' group of 99 people to sit on Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment
The Department of An Taoiseach issued a tender for a polling company yesterday.
Malaysian rape suspect marries 14-year-old victim to avoid jail
There have been similar cases in Malaysia in the past.
Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax
Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.
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.