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Updated: Taoiseach has confidence in Reilly and in securing promissory note deal
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

Updated: Taoiseach has confidence in Reilly and in securing promissory note deal

Jan 13th 2013, 3:40 PM 8,178 Views 183 Comments

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny also said that government would not allow for abortion on demand in Ireland.

Calls for new pressure on government after diversion of mental health funds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Calls for new pressure on government after diversion of mental health funds

Dec 29th 2012, 5:53 PM 6,842 Views 83 Comments

Sinn Féin criticises news that some mental health funding was diverted towards covering up for other health spending.

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit
# Expenses
# Expenses

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

Dec 22nd 2012, 12:54 PM 7,716 Views 35 Comments

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards

Dec 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 3,335 Views 37 Comments

The Junior Minister said the government will have to strengthen its efforts if it is to meet its own targets.

Kenny confirms New Year action on abortion issue
# Abortion
# Abortion

Kenny confirms New Year action on abortion issue

Dec 17th 2012, 8:14 PM 5,635 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, the Pro Life Campaign has said that any legislation would be a “first step in achieving abortion on demand”.

Government plans free GP care by 2015, universal insurance by 2016
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Government plans free GP care by 2015, universal insurance by 2016

Nov 16th 2012, 8:11 AM 9,287 Views 87 Comments

James Reilly unveils a programme of ambitious reform in the health sector – saying he’ll need two terms to totally finish it up.

Widow calls for mental health changes to protect children
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Widow calls for mental health changes to protect children

Oct 31st 2012, 11:33 AM 6,796 Views 25 Comments

Una Butler’s husband took his own life in 2010 after killing their two young daughters.

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery

Sep 28th 2012, 11:56 AM 2,118 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'
# Changes
# Changes

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'

Sep 27th 2012, 6:41 PM 5,776 Views 31 Comments

The Health Minister has commented on the news that Alex White will replace the departed Róisín Shortall who Reilly thanked for her ‘hard work’.

More than 2,000 entrepreneurs starting new businesses every month
# Start Ups
# Start Ups

More than 2,000 entrepreneurs starting new businesses every month

Sep 24th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,839 Views 26 Comments

More people started new businesses last year than ever before.

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion

Sep 18th 2012, 9:25 PM 8,780 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s decision to table a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reilly tonight drew criticism from the government benches during a heated debate.

Mental Health Reform ‘do not trust’ that posts will be delivered in 2012
# Protests
# Protests

Mental Health Reform ‘do not trust’ that posts will be delivered in 2012

Sep 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,445 Views 26 Comments

Approximately 50-60 people protested outside Government Buildings at lunchtime today, in response to proposed cuts to mental health services.

Pro Life Campaign challenges Junior Minister over remarks on abortion
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro Life Campaign challenges Junior Minister over remarks on abortion

Jul 23rd 2012, 6:45 AM 5,673 Views 81 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said the Government would have no choice but to legislate for abortion in certain circumstances if the expert group, tasked with looking at the issue, recommends it.

Minister of State believes Government will have to allow for abortion in certain circumstances
# Abortion
# Abortion

Minister of State believes Government will have to allow for abortion in certain circumstances

Jul 22nd 2012, 7:57 PM 7,949 Views 157 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said the Government would have to listen to the findings of the expert group tasked with how to accommodate the X case ruling.

Women are less likely to set up their own business than men
# Women In Business
# Women In Business

Women are less likely to set up their own business than men

Jul 19th 2012, 2:28 PM 3,255 Views 29 Comments

They are 2.5 times less likely to set up their own business than men because they lack confidence.

Shatter to write to Magdalene survivors after criticism of State's response
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Shatter to write to Magdalene survivors after criticism of State's response

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 1,999 Views 12 Comments

Magdalene Survivors Together have criticised the government nearly a year after a UN committee recommended an inquiry into the State’s involvement in the running of the infamous institutions.

Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people
# Older People
# Older People

Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:07 PM 1,299 Views 6 Comments

The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 749 Views 2 Comments

Kathleen Lynch is in charge of ensuring that the disabled and minorities are given a fair deal. How has she done so far?

New suicide prevention boss to be appointed "shortly"
# Delay
# Delay

New suicide prevention boss to be appointed "shortly"

Mar 1st 2012, 5:22 PM 2,271 Views 12 Comments

The last Director of the National Suicide Prevention Office retired last year – and a replacement has yet to be appointed.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Feb 9th 2012, 7:49 PM 6,504 Views 4 Comments

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch
# Kathleen Lynch
From The Daily Edge
# Kathleen Lynch

'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch

Feb 9th 2012, 4:26 PM 7,068 Views 15 Comments

The esteemed American newspaper’s reference to Lynch’s hair colour is reminiscent of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s recent gaffe.

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,112 Views 76 Comments

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,936 Views 32 Comments

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics

Jan 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,163 Views 47 Comments

Political scholar Claire McGing says a gender quota for elections is one step to balance – but meaningful change requires more than that.

Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness
# Debts
# Debts

Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness

Jan 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,378 Views 20 Comments

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has said that banks have “moral and legal responsibilities to customers”, who may be under “untold pressure” to repay debts.

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics

Dec 16th 2011, 3:50 PM 1,287 Views 21 Comments

The conference, entitled How To Elect More Women, comes in the wake of this week’s legislation which will introduce gender quotas.

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

Jun 15th 2011, 7:20 AM 476 Views 5 Comments

The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.