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# Kathleen Lynch

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Updated: Taoiseach has confidence in Reilly and in securing promissory note deal
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
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
€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.
Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards
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
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
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
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
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'
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
More people started new businesses last year than ever before.
Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion
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
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
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
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
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 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
The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers
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"
The last Director of the National Suicide Prevention Office retired last year – and a replacement has yet to be appointed.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.