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# Phil Hogan

    # Punishment
    'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties
    Labour Cllr Brendan Carr has said that, if implemented, the plan would amount to ‘punishing’ Dubliners for paying the LPT.
    # Oireachtas agenda
    How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?
    The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.
    # They're county
    Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011
    The county manager position is now known as the Chief Executive.
    # total mayor
    The Dublin directly-elected mayor plan's back on, says Phil Hogan
    The ‘mayors and chairs’ from the county’s four local authorities are expected to attend a meeting on the issue in the Custom House next month.
    # Oireachtas agenda
    How is the government revamping the social welfare system?
    That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.
    # Reform
    From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
    New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.
    # Big Phil
    "We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
    The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.
    # Election 2014
    Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes
    It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.
    # Irish Water
    Hogan: 'See? Investing in water services IS an investment in jobs'
    The Environment Minister has welcomed a €1.7 billion investment in Irish Water.
    Voices
    Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.
    Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.
    # Jobswatch
    Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending
    Minister Phil Hogan is looking for expressions of interest from people suitable to sit on the Commission.
    # Your Say
    Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill?
    The Minister for the Environment said the charge could be reduced if people make attempts to conserve water.
    # Your Say
    Poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
    They are soon to become a mandatory household accessory.
    # scoop that poop
    The government must do more... to deal with dog poo
    Independent TD Finian McGrath has said the issue of dog litter is “under the radar” and not discussed enough.
    # Oireachtas agenda
    Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals
    Everything happening in Leinster House today.
    # Water Water Everywhere
    Gilmore wants 'a genuinely free allowance' as Cabinet discusses how much you'll pay for water
    A coalition split over water charges will be discussed at Government Buildings this morning.
    # confused.com
    Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters
    The Tánaiste also said he would not be bound by any timetable on the Cabinet agreeing on how much people will have to pay.
    # Pole Position
    Election posters may 'distract from the beauty of our countryside' as Giro D'Italia approaches - Senator
    Louth/East Meath Senator Mary Moran wants the posters taken down for the weekend of the bicycle race.
    # rumble in raheny
    Protesters: 'We ran them from the whole area' ... Irish Water: 'No you didn't'
    Protesters blocked contractors from installing meters in Dublin and Cork today. Phil Hogan said they wouldn’t stop the charges from coming in.
    # looking to 2050
    "Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan
    The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.
    # Not happy
    Labour admits: We have 'substantive differences' with Fine Gael over water charges
    Work to be done…
    # total mayor
    Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor
    Oisín Quinn says the fact that 98 councillors supported the move, while only 19 voted against is as close as you get to unanimity “outside of Iraq and North Korea”.
    # Flooding
    Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance
    The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.
    # Gardagate
    The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign
    Martin Callinan ‘made his own decision’, Enda Kenny has said. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter next week.
    # Friday sitting
    Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform
    Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.
    # early polling
    ‘Too early to say’ whether by-election for Nulty seat will happen in May
    The Independent TD resigned yesterday after it emerged he had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage girl.
    # Gerrymandering
    Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations
    He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.
    # Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
    Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
    Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…
    # Gerrymandering
    'Hogan has some nerve, I don't take any lectures from him': Martin hits back in gerrymander row
    The Fianna Fáil leader is engaged in a war of words with the Environment Minister over the redrawing of the local election boundaries.
    # Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
    Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’
    No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.
    # Election 2014
    Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
    We bet you can’t wait…
    # Phil Hogan
    Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season
    Minister Hogan has announced a total of €2.975 million in funding.
    # premiums
    Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs
    A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.
    # decisions decisions
    Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May
    Dublin’s four councils most vote on the issue by 31 March.
    # Oireachtas agenda
    Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador
    Everything happening in Leinster House today.
    # Oireachtas agenda
    Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK
    Everything happening in Leinster House today.
    # fix it
    Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties
    A total of €70 million has been allocated to help local authorities repair roads and restore coastal protection.
    # Fine Gael Ard Fheis
    Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today
    Day two of the party’s annual gathering is getting under way at the RDS in Dublin today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter to speak at a session on transparency and accountability.
    # gloves are off
    Hogan's department slams 'usual rhetoric from Green Party' after mayor survey
    This week the party said the minister was leaving people guessing on plans for a directly-elected mayor in Dublin when the survey showed 30 councillors were undecided on the issue.
    # pyrite heave
    Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week
    Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.
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