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# ministers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Ministers have a plan. A plan to make sure the Property Tax is distributed fairly...
# Cunning Plan
# Cunning Plan

Ministers have a plan. A plan to make sure the Property Tax is distributed fairly...

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:34 PM 12,803 Views 25 Comments

Questions have been asked about the way the contentious tax is set up, and whether it means some councils could, effectively be ‘done out of’ other grants.

Got what it takes?* ... Ads to recruit a new Garda Commissioner to be published this week
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Got what it takes?* ... Ads to recruit a new Garda Commissioner to be published this week

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:25 PM 7,746 Views 14 Comments

*Statistically — no, you don’t.

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins
# End Of Summer
# End Of Summer

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:48 PM 4,735 Views 8 Comments

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

# ministers - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Guess who's back?... Pat Rabbitte and Ruairí Quinn replace new ministers on committees
# In With The Old
# In With The Old

Guess who's back?... Pat Rabbitte and Ruairí Quinn replace new ministers on committees

Jul 17th 2014, 1:48 PM 12,515 Views 41 Comments

Former junior minister Joe Costello will also join his Labour ‘old guard’ colleagues on Oireachtas committees…

# ministers - Friday 11 July, 2014

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet

Jul 11th 2014, 10:45 PM 62,870 Views 146 Comments

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s stuck with the same job?

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

"Could you all just move to the left slightly?.." Fixed grins and Cabinet divisions at the Áras

Jul 11th 2014, 9:30 PM 11,450 Views 14 Comments

You’d almost think the President had nothing better to do than hang around the house all day waiting for a busload of ministers.

Who's doing what? A pictorial guide to your new Cabinet
# Collect Them All
# Collect Them All

Who's doing what? A pictorial guide to your new Cabinet

Jul 11th 2014, 3:21 PM 28,601 Views 57 Comments

A quick and simple guide to where everyone is now.

Rabbitte: If you're deemed too old to serve in Cabinet you look at things differently
# Every Day I'm Shufflin
# Every Day I'm Shufflin

Rabbitte: If you're deemed too old to serve in Cabinet you look at things differently

Jul 11th 2014, 2:25 PM 17,085 Views 71 Comments

Rabbitte, who was dropped from Cabinet today, said he’s not sure now if he will run in the next general election.

# ministers - Monday 7 July, 2014

Here are the 9 things you need to know about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

Here are the 9 things you need to know about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle

Jul 7th 2014, 11:24 AM 11,994 Views 21 Comments

Wild rumours and intense speculation as Enda Kenny and Joan Burton prepare to shuffle their pack.

# ministers - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Howlin: Ex-NAMA homes part of our plan to tackle housing "emergency crisis"
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Howlin: Ex-NAMA homes part of our plan to tackle housing "emergency crisis"

May 20th 2014, 9:14 AM 5,603 Views 81 Comments

Ministers are gathering for today’s Cabinet meeting, where homelessness is top of the morning’s agenda.

# ministers - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Taoiseach: We'll be making a formal decision on Guerin today
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Taoiseach: We'll be making a formal decision on Guerin today

May 13th 2014, 9:20 AM 5,299 Views 26 Comments

New Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is expected to bring a memo on the issue to Cabinet.

# ministers - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen

Apr 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 7,080 Views 53 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.

# ministers - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The government has so much work on right now it's having an extra Cabinet meeting today
# Hardworking
# Hardworking

The government has so much work on right now it's having an extra Cabinet meeting today

Apr 16th 2014, 7:25 AM 6,903 Views 38 Comments

Yes, seriously.

# ministers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders
# Credibility
# Credibility

Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders

Apr 5th 2014, 11:34 AM 8,058 Views 81 Comments

A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.

# ministers - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Death toll climbs to 60 in Kiev as 67 police officers 'seized'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Death toll climbs to 60 in Kiev as 67 police officers 'seized'

Feb 20th 2014, 3:10 PM 21,319 Views 129 Comments

The death toll from today’s earlier violence stands, unofficially, at 26.

# ministers - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?
# Pylons
# Pylons

Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?

Jan 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 20,346 Views 52 Comments

Heard a lot about pylons in recent weeks, but not sure what it’s all about. Here’s Eirgrid’s projects explained.

# ministers - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Nine minsterial advisers have salaries higher than pay guidelines
# Salaries
# Salaries

Nine minsterial advisers have salaries higher than pay guidelines

Dec 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,976 Views 61 Comments

A number of ministers explained that their advisers had previously been on much higher pay scales when working in the private sector prior to their appointment in the respective departments.

# ministers - Saturday 30 November, 2013

# ministers - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday
# Politicians' Pay
# Politicians' Pay

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday

Sep 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 16,663 Views 188 Comments

While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.

# ministers - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

Aug 27th 2013, 2:25 PM 3,030 Views 27 Comments

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

# ministers - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled
# Abortion
# Abortion

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled

Jul 9th 2013, 7:37 PM 4,379 Views 37 Comments

The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# ministers - Thursday 4 July, 2013

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today

Jul 4th 2013, 6:15 AM 17,215 Views 87 Comments

As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.

# ministers - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"
# Redress
# Redress

Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,248 Views 10 Comments

The group say that they have suffered physical and mental wounds due to their time in Bethany Home.

# ministers - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Dáil bar racked up over €145,000 in profits last year
# Pints
# Pints

Dáil bar racked up over €145,000 in profits last year

Jun 15th 2013, 11:35 AM 9,471 Views 42 Comments

The restaurant and bar combined made total sales of over one million euro in 2012.

# ministers - Monday 10 June, 2013

Poll: Should the State cover travel costs of ministers' spouses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State cover travel costs of ministers' spouses?

Jun 10th 2013, 9:54 AM 13,272 Views 78 Comments

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness says a case could be made for the taxpayer footing the bill. Do you agree?

# ministers - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Ministers will not be singled out for extra pay cuts, insists Howlin
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Ministers will not be singled out for extra pay cuts, insists Howlin

May 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,325 Views 121 Comments

Brendan Howlin says the €150,000 salary ministers will earn after Croke Park 2 compares well to the private sector.

# ministers - Friday 19 April, 2013

Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed

Apr 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 74 Views 14 Comments

Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.

# ministers - Monday 15 April, 2013

How a French cabinet minister owes €157 property tax in Ireland
# France
# France

How a French cabinet minister owes €157 property tax in Ireland

Apr 15th 2013, 6:57 PM 17,582 Views 20 Comments

Hélène Conway-Mouret lived in Ireland for 30 years and owns a property in north Dublin. She is among 37 ministers who made disclosures of personal wealth today.

# ministers - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Eurozone ministers: We'll change repayment date for Ireland's bailout loans
# Good News
# Good News

Eurozone ministers: We'll change repayment date for Ireland's bailout loans

Mar 16th 2013, 10:24 AM 5,936 Views 78 Comments

The Department of Finance says the move will make it easier for Ireland to emerge from the bailout programme.

# ministers - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?

Mar 13th 2013, 10:25 AM 6,017 Views 99 Comments

Ministers will be travelling to America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and India – amongst others – for Patrick’s Day. Good way to promote Ireland? Or is it just a junket?

# ministers - Friday 8 February, 2013

Column: Was the liquidation of IBRC necessary?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Was the liquidation of IBRC necessary?

Feb 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 44 Views 42 Comments

Let’s hope IBRC’s liquidation can ultimately be justified – because this type of rush-job smacks of the panicked decisions made in 2008, writes Sarah McCabe.

# ministers - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Free Audis 'only used to bring ministers to hotels' during EU Presidency
# Eu Presidency
# Eu Presidency

Free Audis 'only used to bring ministers to hotels' during EU Presidency

Jan 8th 2013, 11:30 AM 9,772 Views 55 Comments

Ministers will be brought to their hotels by car for security reasons, but will join their colleagues on buses after that.

# ministers - Friday 4 January, 2013

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Jan 4th 2013, 10:06 AM 5,355 Views 58 Comments

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

# ministers - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas
# Fishing
# Fishing

Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas

Dec 18th 2012, 11:41 AM 3,938 Views 37 Comments

Coveney said proposed cuts to quotas will have serious implications for Irish fishermen and jobs.

# ministers - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Interview: ‘Ireland’s EU Presidency will make no difference’ – Shane Ross
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: ‘Ireland’s EU Presidency will make no difference’ – Shane Ross

Dec 2nd 2012, 2:00 PM 6,377 Views 65 Comments

The independent TD tells TheJournal.ie that Government ministers are in denial about the depth of our crisis.

# ministers - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes

Nov 28th 2012, 12:14 PM 7,919 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach tells Pearse Doherty that cabinet ministers only receive about a tenth of the accommodation allowances that TDs do.

# ministers - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Most of the Cabinet to travel to Brussels today to discuss Ireland's EU presidency
# In Charge
# In Charge

Most of the Cabinet to travel to Brussels today to discuss Ireland's EU presidency

Oct 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 3,830 Views 54 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and nine ministers are going to Brussels today to talk about their plans for Ireland’s presidency of the EU with President José Manuel Barroso.

# ministers - Monday 6 August, 2012

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan

Aug 6th 2012, 12:47 PM 3,287 Views 15 Comments

State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.

# ministers - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School

Jul 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 2,459 Views 15 Comments

Government ministers, journalists and academics will be speaking at the 32nd MacGill Summer School which starts tonight in Donegal.

# ministers - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Cameron calls on Syrian president to step down
# Syria
# Syria

Cameron calls on Syrian president to step down

Jul 19th 2012, 8:40 AM 1,272 Views 12 Comments

The British PM has said it is time for Bashar al-Assad to go, and that if there isn’t transition, “there is going to be civil war”.