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#Phil Hogan

# phil-hogan - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Over 1.1 million have now paid the Household Charge - Hogan
# Community
# Community

Over 1.1 million have now paid the Household Charge - Hogan

Dec 27th 2012, 10:35 AM 8,254 Views 107 Comments

Hogan thanked all those who had registered their properties and paid the charge, saying €113.35 million has been collected and reallocated to local authorities.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Household Charge: Councils granted access to rented accommodation database
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Household Charge: Councils granted access to rented accommodation database

Dec 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 8,864 Views 40 Comments

Phil Hogan has cleared the way for the PRTB, which governs tenancies in Ireland, to share data with local councils.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules

Dec 19th 2012, 3:16 PM 9,278 Views 56 Comments

The ECJ also fines Ireland another €1.5 million for breach of European rules on environmental impact assessments.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Dec 18th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,961 Views 36 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# phil-hogan - Monday 17 December, 2012

Phil Hogan announces grant scheme for septic tanks
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Phil Hogan announces grant scheme for septic tanks

Dec 17th 2012, 7:39 PM 10,761 Views 62 Comments

To be eligible for a septic tank grant, householders must register by 1 February 2013.

# phil-hogan - Friday 14 December, 2012

First vote on Local Property Tax Bill passes in Dáil
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

First vote on Local Property Tax Bill passes in Dáil

Dec 14th 2012, 7:15 PM 5,840 Views 55 Comments

After a walk through vote the Bill was passed and will now move on to its second reading.

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax

Dec 14th 2012, 4:06 PM 7,796 Views 56 Comments

Noonan said the government is aware of the “very real cost and difficulties” faced by people whose homes are affected.

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate property tax and banking powers
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate property tax and banking powers

Dec 14th 2012, 10:32 AM 3,850 Views 24 Comments

The Dáil this morning considers extending its emergency banking powers, and debates the Budget’s new property tax.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Social Welfare Bill, insurance premiums and CF unit
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Social Welfare Bill, insurance premiums and CF unit

Dec 13th 2012, 9:39 AM 2,858 Views 20 Comments

TDs finally get to vote on controversial measures like cuts to respite care grant this morning.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 8 December, 2012

ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines

Dec 8th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,883 Views 13 Comments

The EU’s top court will rule later this month on whether Ireland’s new septic tank inspections are enough to avoid a fine.

# phil-hogan - Friday 7 December, 2012

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them
# Councils
# Councils

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them

Dec 7th 2012, 10:25 AM 4,119 Views 64 Comments

The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent

Dec 5th 2012, 5:37 PM 44,075 Views 52 Comments

Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?

Dec 4th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,169 Views 2 Comments

This evening James Reilly will lead Dáil statements on the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

# phil-hogan - Monday 3 December, 2012

Boycotts, warnings and patriotism: A year of the household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Boycotts, warnings and patriotism: A year of the household charge

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:10 AM 5,183 Views 39 Comments

Just under 70 per cent of eligible households have paid or registered to pay the controversial €100 tax but that is only after a year of much protest and mis-management.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,157 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# phil-hogan - 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 7,928 Views 96 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"

Nov 27th 2012, 4:02 PM 10,473 Views 71 Comments

Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.

# phil-hogan - Friday 16 November, 2012

Committee set up to help with local government reforms
# Reforms
# Reforms

Committee set up to help with local government reforms

Nov 16th 2012, 1:58 PM 3,596 Views 29 Comments

The reforms will see changes to local government, including the merger of some city and county councils.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family
# Hogan
# Hogan

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family

Oct 31st 2012, 12:54 PM 8,591 Views 72 Comments

When contacted by TheJournal.ie a spokesperson for the Minister said he had no comment for “legal reasons”.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Oct 20th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,741 Views 0 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Roscommon man jumps for space to advertise his CV; the Prophet Seán Quinn; Enda having fun in Brussels.

# phil-hogan - Friday 19 October, 2012

Joan Burton the most popular of the high-profile ministers
# Poll
# Poll

Joan Burton the most popular of the high-profile ministers

Oct 19th 2012, 11:15 AM 5,465 Views 36 Comments

A new poll has also revealed that voters are in support of means testing child benefit payments.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
# Building
# Building

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan

Oct 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 7,418 Views 47 Comments

He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

Oct 17th 2012, 10:06 AM 5,129 Views 54 Comments

Major reforms to the structure of local government in Ireland were announced yesterday, but what do you think about them?

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago

Oct 16th 2012, 8:04 PM 12,218 Views 7 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull
# Local Government
# Local Government

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Oct 16th 2012, 7:11 PM 7,961 Views 42 Comments

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax
# Local Government
# Local Government

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax

Oct 16th 2012, 6:21 PM 8,975 Views 82 Comments

Under the plans to reform local government unveiled today, different councils will be able to set different rates.

'Fix Your Street' website to be rolled out nationally by end of year
# Fix Your STreet
# Fix Your STreet

'Fix Your Street' website to be rolled out nationally by end of year

Oct 16th 2012, 4:13 PM 9,126 Views 25 Comments

The website allowing people to report graffiti, leaks, litter, dumping and more will be available in the coming months.

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed
# Local Government
# Local Government

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed

Oct 16th 2012, 2:28 PM 3,658 Views 11 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said he wanted to remove the possibility of councillors abusing their power.

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31
# Local Government
# Local Government

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31

Oct 16th 2012, 1:07 PM 14,332 Views 83 Comments

That will see the number of council seats reduced from 1,627 to 950.

# phil-hogan - Monday 8 October, 2012

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual
# Cutting Costs
# Cutting Costs

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual

Oct 8th 2012, 7:13 PM 8,766 Views 26 Comments

Polls usually open from 7am but this time around they won’t open until 9am.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael

Oct 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 30 Views 111 Comments

A proxy war is under way against the Taoiseach from within his own party, writes Aaron McKenna.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Phil Hogan booed by locals at Kilkenny's hurling homecoming
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Phil Hogan booed by locals at Kilkenny's hurling homecoming

Oct 2nd 2012, 8:34 AM 14,686 Views 50 Comments

The environment minister was given the only jeers of the night as Kilkenny’s champions were welcomed to Nowlan Park.

# phil-hogan - Monday 1 October, 2012

Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far
# Incinerator
# Incinerator

Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far

Oct 1st 2012, 1:45 PM 4,981 Views 21 Comments

Dublin city manager John Tierney says the council is looking to extend the deadline for construction to begin on the site.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story

Sep 29th 2012, 8:05 AM 19 Views 57 Comments

Roisin Shortall’s resignation dominated the news this week – which may be a relief for some in Government.

# phil-hogan - Friday 28 September, 2012

Shatter urged to make statement on Hogan's Traveller letter
# Hogan
# Hogan

Shatter urged to make statement on Hogan's Traveller letter

Sep 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,112 Views 61 Comments

The Justice Minister has been urged to make a speech on what Fianna Fáil has said was a “serious breach of a citizen’s fundamental rights” after Phil Hogan wrote a letter to constituents regarding a Traveller family.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Minister Holding Portrait of Himself of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Minister Holding Portrait of Himself of the Day

Sep 26th 2012, 9:00 PM 8,263 Views 37 Comments

No comment.

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group

Sep 26th 2012, 6:40 PM 7,623 Views 85 Comments

Pavee Point has criticised the Environment Minister after he wrote a letter to constituents telling them that a Traveller family would not be moving into their area.

Videos: Phil Hogan and 3 other people who hung up while being interviewed
# Hung Up On You
# Hung Up On You

Videos: Phil Hogan and 3 other people who hung up while being interviewed

Sep 26th 2012, 3:59 PM 9,445 Views 20 Comments

Sometimes they’re tired, sometimes the mobile reception is bad and sometimes they’ve just had enough….

Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter

Sep 26th 2012, 1:13 PM 23,044 Views 204 Comments

Phil Hogan has been called on to explain his intervention in the housing of a Traveller family in his constituency. Earlier the Environment Minister hung up on a local radio station.