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# ministers - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Hollande hands new ministers 30 per cent pay cut
# France
# France

Hollande hands new ministers 30 per cent pay cut

May 17th 2012, 10:00 PM 7,199 Views 114 Comments

The move means France’s new president is now on a lower salary than Enda Kenny – and his ministers will earn less than junior ministers here.

# ministers - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Bruton says ministers should thrash out their differences at Cabinet table
# Squabbles
# Squabbles

Bruton says ministers should thrash out their differences at Cabinet table

Apr 26th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,372 Views 20 Comments

Former taoiseach John Bruton has said that Ministers should work out their differences in secret at the Cabinet table.

# ministers - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

Mar 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 293 Views 65 Comments

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

# ministers - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Government to announce date for fiscal compact referendum on Tuesday
# Referendum
# Referendum

Government to announce date for fiscal compact referendum on Tuesday

Mar 25th 2012, 3:58 PM 2,773 Views 91 Comments

Ministers will discuss the issue at a meeting of the Cabinet on Tuesday morning before revealing the date.

# ministers - Monday 19 March, 2012

Government ministers' homes not exempt from household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Government ministers' homes not exempt from household charge

Mar 19th 2012, 4:12 PM 9,711 Views 106 Comments

An answer to a parliamentary question posed to Environment Minister Phil Hogan raised concerns that ministers’ homes are exempt from the household charge – but the government says this is not the case.

# ministers - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power

Feb 14th 2012, 7:33 AM 36 Views 48 Comments

Call them gombeens if you want – but handing money and power to local councils would help fix our democracy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# ministers - Friday 10 February, 2012

Fancy a ministerial car? They're being sold at auction...
# Ministerial Mercs
# Ministerial Mercs

Fancy a ministerial car? They're being sold at auction...

Feb 10th 2012, 7:18 AM 5,235 Views 23 Comments

The ministerial Mercs no longer needed since cutbacks last year will be sold publicly in the near future.

# ministers - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hogan: 'Inappropriate' of me to meet with Priory Hall residents
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Hogan: 'Inappropriate' of me to meet with Priory Hall residents

Feb 7th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,084 Views 40 Comments

Phil Hogan says it’s his job to bring in the appropriate housing legislation, but the enforcement of those laws is not up to him.

# ministers - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

No meeting with Minister Hogan for Priory Hall residents
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

No meeting with Minister Hogan for Priory Hall residents

Jan 10th 2012, 11:36 AM 2,048 Views 12 Comments

Despite a resolution from Dublin City councillors calling on both the Taoiseach and the Minister for the Environment to hear their story.

# ministers - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Priory Hall residents: Ours will just be the first case of many
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Priory Hall residents: Ours will just be the first case of many

Jan 7th 2012, 9:15 AM 4,226 Views 63 Comments

Evacuated residents fear that Dublin City Council will also win their challenge not to pay for their temporary housing costs from 3 February.

# ministers - Friday 23 December, 2011

Kenny to give ministers report cards on performance
# Report Cards
# Report Cards

Kenny to give ministers report cards on performance

Dec 23rd 2011, 8:13 AM 2,345 Views 64 Comments

The Taoiseach is to individually assess the performance of each minister and make his findings public by March.

# ministers - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister?

Nov 24th 2011, 12:19 PM 5,342 Views 95 Comments

The Financial Times has given Noonan a mid-table ranking in its annual poll of 19 european finance ministers – what grade would you give him?

# ministers - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row
# Scotland
# Scotland

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row

Nov 15th 2011, 8:39 AM 713 Views 2 Comments

The church is the first major Presbyterian church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers – but there is a fear this decision may lead to a schism. Rev Scott Rennie (pictured) was ordained in 2009.

# ministers - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Ministers won't be recalled from holidays despite spiralling Euro crisis
# Holliers
# Holliers

Ministers won't be recalled from holidays despite spiralling Euro crisis

Aug 7th 2011, 12:57 PM 670 Views 10 Comments

Much of the cabinet is understood to have decamped to Kerry, as one analyst warns we could be headed for a Eurozone split.

# ministers - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

# ministers - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Ministerial roles pass over to Coughlan, Carey, Smith, Hanafin and O Cuiv
# Compact Cabinet
# Compact Cabinet

Ministerial roles pass over to Coughlan, Carey, Smith, Hanafin and O Cuiv

Jan 20th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,271 Views 0 Comments

Six familiar Fianna Fail faces double up on jobs left behind by their resigning colleagues.

# ministers - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'
# Budget11
# Budget11

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

Dec 8th 2010, 9:31 AM 1,057 Views 0 Comments

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?