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# John Halligan

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Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.
Varadkar pressed by opposition leaders on plans to ease restrictions in teleconference call
Earlier, junior minister John Halligan said people need to “know there’s the pathway” out of this.
Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers
Minister of State John Hallligan says the powers should be reviewed on a monthly-basis.
John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics
Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.
Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling
Throughout 2018, speculation was rife that a snap general election could be on the cards.
Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain
The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.
Butcher, bar manager, wind turbine engineer - just some of the apprenticeships on offer this year
The qualification you receive at the end of it ranges from level 5 to level 10 on the national framework of qualifications.
Minister Halligan plans to protest against Trump's visit in November
The Waterford TD described the US President’s attitude to migrants and women as “repulsive”.
Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare
The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.
TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight
Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.
'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.
'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'
John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance
The Bishop of Waterford said in a statement that a confirmation sponsor must be a “practising Catholic”.
Ireland looking to the stars with new plans to fund jobs in space sector
Minister John Halligan announced a new strategy this week but it has been criticised for “supporting the arms industry”.
Closure averted: Waterford mobile cath lab to remain open for another 20 weeks
The minister said Waterford TDs will continue to fight for a 24/7 service for the region.
'I'm learning every day': Apprenticeships in Ireland are making a comeback
At the end of last year, the apprenticeship population was at about 13,000 and new registrations in 2018 are expected to reach over 6,000.
Waterford cath lab closed to emergency cardiac care for two days due to equipment fault
The cardiac cath lab has been unable to provide services such as stenting procedures.
Halligan has another space and alien life themed Christmas card this year
The Minister of State, who has responsibility for Ireland’s role in Europe’s space mission, believes there is life on other planets.
Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea
Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.
Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'
“I don’t think it merits ending Minister Halligan’s career.”
'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies
His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.
John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.
'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview
The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.
Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea
“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.
Taoiseach wouldn't want anything 'beastly' to happen Independent Alliance TDs if they go to North Korea
Yesterday, Independent Alliance TD John Halligan said he would be prepared to initiate peace talks with Kim Jong-un.
Peace and Neutrality Alliance welcomes John Halligan's request to go to North Korea to spark peace talks
The Minister of State has said that the visit, if it’s approved, will not be a government one.
Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence
A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.
'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'
He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.
Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.
'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'
Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.
Did you know Ireland has a Minister for Space?
It’s this man.
'If you have a heart attack in Waterford, Wexford or Kilkenny you should be treated the same'
Waterford man Tom Power died in an ambulance en route to Cork University Hospital having suffered a heart attack.
Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork
A 40-year-old man from Waterford died while being transported in an ambulance to a hospital in Cork.
'We can't have every minister firing out statements willy-nilly': John Halligan asked to clarify criticism of PAC
The Independent Alliance TD is believed to have taken issue with the line of questioning targeted at WIT.
Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan
Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.
'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.
Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.
Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised
Halligan threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified.
Thousands march in Waterford for 24/7 cath lab and decry 'paltry' offer of mobile unit
Protesters say their campaign continues despite the government’s plan.
John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital
The Independent Alliance TD almost left the government last year in a row over the lab.