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#Junior Minister

# junior-minister - This year 2022

'I have an opportunity to move on': Dara Calleary says he has learned from Golfgate 'mistake'
# Junior Minister
# Junior Minister

'I have an opportunity to move on': Dara Calleary says he has learned from Golfgate 'mistake'

Updated Aug 31st 2022, 5:45 PM 51,700 Views 147 Comments

The decision was made during the first Cabinet meeting since the summer recess.

# junior-minister - All time

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten
# Pressure
# Pressure

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

Oct 18th 2018, 5:17 PM 11,576 Views 22 Comments

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

'It's ignorance': Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing
# Patrick O'Donovan
# Patrick O'Donovan

'It's ignorance': Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing

Aug 28th 2017, 7:04 PM 27,233 Views 98 Comments

Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan questioned Sinn Féin’s involvement with the Dublin-Monaghan bombing over the weekend.

Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues?
# Wexford Junior Council
# Wexford Junior Council

Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues?

Feb 11th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,375 Views 6 Comments

We asked Wexford’s first Junior Council about what they think of President Trump, the homeless crisis, and local politics.

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?

May 15th 2016, 9:59 AM 14,703 Views 64 Comments

Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms
# Health Service
# Health Service

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms

Sep 7th 2014, 7:49 PM 14,750 Views 29 Comments

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin

Jul 28th 2014, 11:16 AM 8,498 Views 98 Comments

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies

Jun 11th 2014, 5:45 AM 5,243 Views 15 Comments

More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?
# Economy
# Economy

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

Oct 26th 2013, 7:31 PM 9,100 Views 42 Comments

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive
# Exploration
# Exploration

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Sep 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,982 Views 21 Comments

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch
# Sexism
# Sexism

Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch

Sep 6th 2013, 8:00 PM 19,727 Views 17 Comments

The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital
# CUH
# CUH

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital

Aug 6th 2013, 9:15 PM 9,737 Views 43 Comments

The junior minister will continue her recovery from a bout of blood poisoning at home after being discharged from hospital in Cork.

Bruton: John Perry's conduct is exemplary
# John Perry
# John Perry

Bruton: John Perry's conduct is exemplary

Jul 31st 2013, 7:05 AM 5,894 Views 54 Comments

While the Minister would not comment on Perry’s court case, he said that there are “clear codes for what ministers can and can’t do”.

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland

Jul 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,407 Views 48 Comments

Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.

Rabbitte: Let's not start dancing on John Perry's grave just yet
# Courts
# Courts

Rabbitte: Let's not start dancing on John Perry's grave just yet

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:18 AM 8,107 Views 98 Comments

It’s not yet clear whether Minister of State for Small Business John Perry will have to step down after he had a judgment of €2.47 million entered against him in court.

Paschal Donohoe confirmed as Lucinda Creighton replacement
# Junior Minister
# Junior Minister

Paschal Donohoe confirmed as Lucinda Creighton replacement

Jul 12th 2013, 2:22 AM 7,054 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny appoints FG Dublin Central TD as Minister of State for European Affairs.

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
# Appointment
# Appointment

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister

Jun 5th 2013, 11:28 AM 5,351 Views 41 Comments

Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

Jun 4th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,447 Views 8 Comments

The US multi-national works with clients in Ireland like the Road Safety Authority and the Irish Medical Council.

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

May 24th 2013, 9:56 AM 9,880 Views 146 Comments

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

Ivor Callely appears in court over allegedly falsified expenses claims
# Courts
# Courts

Ivor Callely appears in court over allegedly falsified expenses claims

Apr 19th 2013, 2:47 PM 11,699 Views 0 Comments

The 54-year-old former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator has appeared in court over allegations that he submitted six falsified invoices.

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Mar 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,476 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day
# Photobomb
From The42
# Photobomb

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day

Dec 11th 2012, 2:46 PM 20,087 Views 15 Comments

Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.

Shortall gives up €33,100 payoff after quitting ministerial job
# Severance
# Severance

Shortall gives up €33,100 payoff after quitting ministerial job

Dec 1st 2012, 9:35 AM 6,891 Views 43 Comments

The former junior minister says she had instructed officials not to pay her any severance she may be entitled to.

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms
# Tendering
# Tendering

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms

Nov 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,930 Views 7 Comments

Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.

Shortall won't get ministerial pension - but can receive €33,100 severance
# Severance
# Severance

Shortall won't get ministerial pension - but can receive €33,100 severance

Sep 29th 2012, 8:10 AM 8,978 Views 64 Comments

Ministers aren’t allowed to receive both – but Róisín Shortall isn’t entitled to one, so she is entitled to the other.

Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres
# Health
# Health

Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres

Sep 26th 2012, 10:59 AM 1,835 Views 1 Comment

Last week, Minister Reilly had to defend his decision to consider two of his constituency towns for new primary care units.

Minister visits refugee camp in Jordan as Syrian rebels 'shoot down' helicopter in Damascus
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Minister visits refugee camp in Jordan as Syrian rebels 'shoot down' helicopter in Damascus

Aug 27th 2012, 10:41 AM 2,227 Views 1 Comment

Plus, images of a war: refugees play home in the many camps set up in neighbouring countries as thousands continue to flee the violence.

Poll: Is it irresponsible to let under-18s drink at home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it irresponsible to let under-18s drink at home?

Jan 18th 2012, 10:57 AM 8,408 Views 72 Comments

Junior Minister Roisin Shortall thinks parents who do so might mean well – but could be doing harm. What do you think?

Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister
# Barracks
# Barracks

Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister

Dec 13th 2011, 3:12 PM 1,769 Views 14 Comments

Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

Nov 16th 2011, 9:49 AM 3,911 Views 78 Comments

Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure
# Willie Penrose
# Willie Penrose

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure

Nov 15th 2011, 1:52 PM 3,319 Views 48 Comments

Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.