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#Josepha Madigan

# josepha-madigan - This month November 2022

'Extremely disappointing': Minister criticises school for separating girl with Down Syndrome from class
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

'Extremely disappointing': Minister criticises school for separating girl with Down Syndrome from class

Nov 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 14,339 Views 0 Comments

The Minister of State for Special Education said that every school can access the resources necessary for inclusion

# josepha-madigan - This year 2022

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
# Education
# Education

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly

Jun 28th 2022, 4:14 PM 14,461 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.

Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'

Jun 2nd 2022, 3:00 PM 13,667 Views 9 Comments

Speaking this morning, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said the proposal “won’t fly” with the public.

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered
# Education
# Education

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered

Updated May 31st 2022, 3:30 PM 10,919 Views 6 Comments

The proposal was met with backlash from parents and campaigners last week.

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
# Education
# Education

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism

May 26th 2022, 3:07 PM 12,747 Views 3 Comments

Five centres are set to open in Dublin in September as an “interim” solution for children without a special class place in school.

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state
# Gillian And Darren Milne
# Gillian And Darren Milne

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state

May 18th 2022, 6:36 PM 22,312 Views 36 Comments

No longer can it be an option for schools to say we’re not taking in children with special needs, the Taoiseach said.

Holiday home owners could be paid for housing refugees, junior minister suggests
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Holiday home owners could be paid for housing refugees, junior minister suggests

Apr 30th 2022, 8:13 PM 39,452 Views 77 Comments

Over 25,000 refugees have arrived in the country as of this week.

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 14,449 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.

# josepha-madigan - Last year 2021

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 52,120 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January
# Education
# Education

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January

Jan 14th 2021, 1:23 PM 46,888 Views 90 Comments

The ‘staggered’ return is to begin from 21 January.

# josepha-madigan - All time

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach

Jun 16th 2020, 3:39 PM 36,563 Views 27 Comments

Cinemas could reopen in August, said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork
# Birds
# Birds

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork

May 13th 2020, 11:37 AM 29,982 Views 56 Comments

BirdWatch Ireland said that 23 dead buzzards were recovered near Timoleague last December.

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus
# Funding
# Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:08 PM 31,750 Views 64 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

Public urged to 'shine a light' in their windows on Easter Saturday for the sick and frontline workers
# Shine A Light
# Shine A Light

Public urged to 'shine a light' in their windows on Easter Saturday for the sick and frontline workers

Apr 3rd 2020, 1:57 PM 103,182 Views 77 Comments

A light will be shone on public buildings and Irish embassies on Easter Saturday.

'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House

Feb 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 11,527 Views 21 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke with three candidates who have just completed their first term as TDs in Leinster House.

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

Jan 2nd 2020, 11:45 AM 22,749 Views 30 Comments

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,113 Views 68 Comments

The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project
# EU Life Funding
# EU Life Funding

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project

Dec 19th 2019, 9:03 AM 17,017 Views 50 Comments

The population of Corncrake has declined by 85% since the 1970s.

'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December
# Two Years
# Two Years

'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December

Nov 29th 2019, 8:10 AM 91,126 Views 33 Comments

Couples will have to live apart for two of the last three years to get a divorce.

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,287 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan

Oct 30th 2019, 10:48 AM 10,603 Views 17 Comments

The building in which the National Theatre is housed is over 50 years old.

Minister to push ahead with plans to get Moore Street market back 'to its former glory'
# Heritage Hub
# Heritage Hub

Minister to push ahead with plans to get Moore Street market back 'to its former glory'

Oct 17th 2019, 9:13 AM 15,708 Views 36 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan wants Moore Street to be a ‘heritage hub’ in the capital city.

Josepha Madigan rejects calls to reintroduce wolves into Ireland
# Wolves
# Wolves

Josepha Madigan rejects calls to reintroduce wolves into Ireland

Oct 1st 2019, 4:42 PM 23,023 Views 71 Comments

Eamon Ryan TD today called for the reintroduction of the animal to help rewild part of the countrywide.

Ireland's Curlew population is 'on brink of extinction', warn conservationists
# Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland

Ireland's Curlew population is 'on brink of extinction', warn conservationists

Sep 27th 2019, 6:12 PM 19,030 Views 58 Comments

The current Curlew population stands at just 138 pairs.

Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands
# Destroyed
# Destroyed

Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands

Sep 25th 2019, 5:17 PM 17,685 Views 57 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan says she is taking the matter very seriously.

'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy
# Sean Walsh Memorial Park
# Sean Walsh Memorial Park

'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy

Sep 25th 2019, 7:11 AM 16,213 Views 32 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan has said her investigations unit is looking into the matter.

Minister suspends hare coursing licences after deadly rabbit disease discovered in the wild
# Deadly
# Deadly

Minister suspends hare coursing licences after deadly rabbit disease discovered in the wild

Aug 9th 2019, 7:15 PM 40,726 Views 138 Comments

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is asking the public to report any suspected discoveries of the disease.

Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs

Jul 18th 2019, 4:20 PM 612 Views 0 Comments

The company formerly called Mytaxi urged the Culture Minister to bring the concept to Dublin.

30 cultural practices given official state recognition to 'protect and preserve' for future generations
# Living History
# Living History

30 cultural practices given official state recognition to 'protect and preserve' for future generations

Jul 18th 2019, 2:35 PM 17,729 Views 43 Comments

A range of activities from Irish crochet lace to the Burren Winterage festival have been given official status.

Government drops plans to trial roadside hedge-cutting in August
# Wildlife Act
# Wildlife Act

Government drops plans to trial roadside hedge-cutting in August

Jul 16th 2019, 5:11 PM 31,248 Views 52 Comments

Roadside hedge cutting is only allowed between September and February every year.

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists
# Draw The Dole
# Draw The Dole

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists

Jul 5th 2019, 9:35 PM 27,111 Views 81 Comments

Unemployed artists will be able to receive jobseekers allowance while also focusing on their own work for 12 months.

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

May 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 32,614 Views 57 Comments

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife
# City Culture
# City Culture

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife

May 8th 2019, 7:23 PM 36,523 Views 54 Comments

The minister has suggested a night mayor for cities such as Dublin could be beneficial.

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum
# Divorce
# Divorce

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 18,642 Views 25 Comments

A new report by the society details a number of “unsatisfactory” aspects of divorce law.

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 8:17 PM 29,174 Views 60 Comments

Through primary legislation the government would introduce, you would have to live apart for two years before getting a divorce.

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it
# For Sale
# For Sale

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it

Feb 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 97,974 Views 70 Comments

Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Culture minister: 'Glass ceilings are being broken in many sectors - so why not in the Church?'

Feb 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 14,535 Views 103 Comments

The event had to be rescheduled after complaints made to the original venue because of the minister’s role in the Repeal campaign.

Youth orchestra for disabled musicians 'major step towards societal change'
# Le Cheile
# Le Cheile

Youth orchestra for disabled musicians 'major step towards societal change'

Feb 9th 2019, 4:01 PM 6,742 Views 0 Comments

The Le Chéile project will develop music groups for young disabled musicians in every province.

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community
# UK
# UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

Jan 30th 2019, 9:11 PM 11,473 Views 21 Comments

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:38 PM 24,938 Views 114 Comments

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

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