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#Phil Hogan

# phil-hogan - Monday 24 September, 2012

Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window

Sep 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,434 Views 53 Comments

The discount registration window shuts next Friday – with only a fraction of the 437,000 tanks registered at the lower rate.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Hogan admits water charges law will be behind Troika schedule
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

Hogan admits water charges law will be behind Troika schedule

Sep 19th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,685 Views 31 Comments

A European Commission report yesterday said legislation would be tabled in the coming days – but Phil Hogan says it’ll be later this year.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge

Sep 18th 2012, 2:47 PM 7,346 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for the Environment says delaying grant payments was not his idea, but is an understandable council policy.

Brussels approves latest €1bn loan under Ireland's bailout programme
# Bailout
# Bailout

Brussels approves latest €1bn loan under Ireland's bailout programme

Sep 18th 2012, 12:14 PM 3,768 Views 41 Comments

The European Commission confirms water charges will be in quicker than expected – and calls for tweaks to benefits for the jobless.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Sinn Féin to hold protest over Government funding cut for Dublin City Council
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Sinn Féin to hold protest over Government funding cut for Dublin City Council

Sep 2nd 2012, 12:58 PM 2,653 Views 70 Comments

A protest will be held outside City Hall at 6pm tomorrow in response to the decision of the Minister for Local Government to reduce funding for the Council based on the level of Household Charge collection.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers

Sep 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 5,117 Views 7 Comments

How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?

# phil-hogan - Friday 31 August, 2012

Water meter installation will commence next year
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water meter installation will commence next year

Aug 31st 2012, 2:30 PM 5,313 Views 72 Comments

Reports this morning suggested that water metering may be delayed but the Government insists that installations will begin in 2013.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014

Aug 29th 2012, 3:07 PM 12,650 Views 153 Comments

Irish homes will pay water charges from 1 January 2014, Brussels says – far earlier than Phil Hogan had previously said.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid

Aug 28th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,787 Views 26 Comments

Though ministers will decide how the tax rate will be decided, it’s up to Revenue to see whether it may be deducted with PAYE.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,799 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'

Aug 26th 2012, 1:39 PM 4,437 Views 72 Comments

Recent updates to Ireland’s Memorandum of Understanding have shown plans to introduce the tax in Budget 2013.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Poll: Have you paid the household charge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you paid the household charge?

Aug 16th 2012, 9:18 AM 9,754 Views 131 Comments

New figures show that 61 per cent of households have now paid the charge. Have you?

# phil-hogan - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013

Aug 5th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,063 Views 25 Comments

Levy to deter landfill use and increase recycling increased by 30 per cent last month – but Phil Hogan says plans are in place for another increase next summer.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform
# Councils
# Councils

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

Jul 25th 2012, 4:50 PM 6,488 Views 35 Comments

Phil Hogan says his reforms will see local services managed locally – with the number of councils being pulled back.

# phil-hogan - Friday 20 July, 2012

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas

Jul 20th 2012, 5:02 PM 6,095 Views 79 Comments

The new Bill – which has been sent to President Higgins for signature – cuts party funding if they don’t balance genders.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Council managers share 'disappointment' with Household Charge payments after budget cuts
# 986676
# 986676

Council managers share 'disappointment' with Household Charge payments after budget cuts

Jul 19th 2012, 3:30 PM 6,321 Views 76 Comments

The County and City Managers’ Association speaks out after Phil Hogan writes to them confirming cuts to their funding.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Eliminated: After ten years and €55m, e-voting machines finally disposed of
# Finally
# Finally

Eliminated: After ten years and €55m, e-voting machines finally disposed of

Jun 28th 2012, 9:00 PM 11,389 Views 72 Comments

The government has finally got rid of the 7,500 voting machines that were trialled once ten years ago and have been in storage ever since at a cost to the State.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'

Jun 26th 2012, 5:00 PM 7,713 Views 25 Comments

Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.

# phil-hogan - Monday 18 June, 2012

Registration for septic tank inspections may begin this month
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Registration for septic tank inspections may begin this month

Jun 18th 2012, 12:03 PM 6,274 Views 49 Comments

The Department of the Environment says testing for the delayed registration is underway, and the rollout could be soon.

# phil-hogan - Friday 8 June, 2012

945 household charge payments returned - because they didn't include €13 late fee
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

945 household charge payments returned - because they didn't include €13 late fee

Jun 8th 2012, 12:26 PM 7,065 Views 72 Comments

Phil Hogan has confirmed that almost a thousand payments have been rejected because they didn’t include penalties.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Dan Boyle: Performance of Phil Hogan could help Green Party's return
# Green Day
# Green Day

Dan Boyle: Performance of Phil Hogan could help Green Party's return

Jun 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,197 Views 34 Comments

The former Green Party chairman says the current environment minister is “as good an anti-Green as we could get”.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan
# DDDA
# DDDA

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan

May 31st 2012, 9:00 PM 4,309 Views 22 Comments

Minister says C&AG’s “damning” report on the DDDA means a standalone authority is no longer “a viable vehicle”.

# phil-hogan - Friday 25 May, 2012

New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’
# Motoring
# Motoring

New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’

May 25th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,358 Views 22 Comments

Tougher laws to cut emissions would lead to dramatic savings in the cost of motoring, it’s been claimed.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Motor tax reform will require drivers to prove cars are off the road in advance
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Motor tax reform will require drivers to prove cars are off the road in advance

May 23rd 2012, 11:40 AM 25,262 Views 68 Comments

A new system cleared by the cabinet yesterday mean drivers will need to provide documentary proof that their cars were not used.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Column: Another Priory Hall is coming down the tracks. Here's why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Another Priory Hall is coming down the tracks. Here's why.

May 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 135 Views 18 Comments

Phil Hogan is planning to introduce new regulations which are meant to make for better buildings. He’s making a major mistake, writes Mike Morris.

# phil-hogan - Monday 21 May, 2012

Over €90k in household charge fees collected from THREE people
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Over €90k in household charge fees collected from THREE people

May 21st 2012, 10:22 AM 7,487 Views 62 Comments

Three landlords, who own at least 300 properties, have paid – in full – for the household charges they are liable for.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?
# Local Governent
# Local Governent

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?

May 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,558 Views 20 Comments

It has been suggested for years, it even came close to happening two years ago but what chance a Boris Johnson or a Micheal Bloomberg for Dublin and Ireland’s other cities. TheJournal.ie investigates…

# phil-hogan - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations

May 3rd 2012, 5:29 PM 5,926 Views 140 Comments

“Everybody knew what the deadline was,” says the environment minister.

Anti-litter lobby backs 50c tax on chewing gum
# Sticky Situation
# Sticky Situation

Anti-litter lobby backs 50c tax on chewing gum

May 3rd 2012, 12:20 PM 2,089 Views 38 Comments

Irish Business Against Litter says it supports Phil Hogan’s proposal for a gum tax, warning that any tax needs to be steep.

# phil-hogan - Friday 27 April, 2012

Minister proposes to strengthen building control system
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Minister proposes to strengthen building control system

Apr 27th 2012, 9:03 PM 4,364 Views 57 Comments

Phil Hogan has released new proposals to strengthen building controls – saying the failings in building quality “which have been a regular occurrence for homeowners and tenants in recent years” should not be repeated.

# phil-hogan - Monday 23 April, 2012

Landlord paid over €80,000 for 'second home' tax last year
# Second Home Tax
# Second Home Tax

Landlord paid over €80,000 for 'second home' tax last year

Apr 23rd 2012, 1:06 PM 8,648 Views 26 Comments

New government figures show one mystery person paid the €200 annual tax on over 400 second homes last year.

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office
# Consultants
# Consultants

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Apr 23rd 2012, 8:23 AM 1,996 Views 26 Comments

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Varadkar apologises over water charges confusion
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Varadkar apologises over water charges confusion

Apr 22nd 2012, 5:08 PM 6,788 Views 97 Comments

The Transport Minister has apologised over the Government’s handling of the issue, adding that charges will not be applied for at least another two years.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations

Apr 18th 2012, 3:03 PM 4,210 Views 31 Comments

Phil Hogan is forced to acknowledge that registrations for tanks will be delayed, but there is no comment on why.

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Apr 18th 2012, 10:10 AM 3,108 Views 98 Comments

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Plumbers' association 'ready to start work' on installing water meters
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

Plumbers' association 'ready to start work' on installing water meters

Apr 17th 2012, 7:04 PM 8,560 Views 70 Comments

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors says it has 350 firms which could be used to install meters quickly.

17 questions (and answers) about those new water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

17 questions (and answers) about those new water charges

Apr 17th 2012, 5:52 PM 16,405 Views 109 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s Q&A on one of the most controversial issues of the day…

# phil-hogan - Monday 16 April, 2012

Mid-May deadline for supplementary list of voters
# Referendum
# Referendum

Mid-May deadline for supplementary list of voters

Apr 16th 2012, 2:27 PM 1,920 Views 5 Comments

If you are eligible to vote but have not yet registered, you have until 14 May to apply.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Sinn Féin calls on Government to clarify water meter charges
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Sinn Féin calls on Government to clarify water meter charges

Apr 15th 2012, 4:00 PM 4,857 Views 114 Comments

Party spokesperson Brian Stanley has said any attempt to bill households for water meters will be “fiercely resisted”.

# phil-hogan - Friday 13 April, 2012

Household charge registrations creep over 900,000 barrier
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Household charge registrations creep over 900,000 barrier

Apr 13th 2012, 2:26 PM 4,358 Views 99 Comments

Around 10,000 new households have been accounted for in the last three days – still only just over half the population.