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# Policy

Last year
2022
# motion
GRA to approach Justice Minister over Garda Commissioner's attitude towards rostering
The motion was passed at a conference today.
All time
# Policy
IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'
Meanwhile, Ireland’s men’s team have not discussed the goings-on in women’s rugby.
# Policy
'Pay for your own Covid tests,' Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin tells unvaccinated players and staff
Around 82% of all players in the Bundesliga are reportedly vaccinated, with 90% of Hertha’s squad and staff fully jabbed.
# Policy
World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby
New guidelines have been drawn up to cover the participation of transgender athletes in men and women’s contact rugby.
# Rules
Boost for Rennie's Wallabies with tweak to policy on overseas-based players
Rugby Australia will allow the head coach to pick two players who don’t fulfil the ‘Giteau Law’ requirements.
# Policy
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.
# Turbulent Times
Spanish court orders Ryanair to cancel cabin bag fee
Ryanair was ordered to repay a woman €20.
# TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
'It is a ridiculous rule that needs to change - we should go with squad numbers'
There have been issues with naming teams in the run up to All-Ireland SFC clashes this summer.
# policy and economy
Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists
Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.
# Northern Ireland
Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members
The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.
# Speaking out
There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank
Reports of wrongdoings in the financial sector nearly doubled last year.
# Financial Services
There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank
Reports of wrongdoings in the financial sector nearly doubled last year.
# Overheating
'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI
The ESRI has called for a new method of calculating national accounts to tell if the economy is at risk of overheating.
# Policy
From 2022, employers will have to fund 'auto enrollment' pensions for staff
Similar schemes have previously been introduced in countries like Australia.
# Not good enough
Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms
The fruit group’s CEO Caroline Keeling has been busy writing to ministers.
# Policy
Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms
The fruit group’s CEO Caroline Keeling has been busy writing to ministers.
# building and property
Project Ireland 2040: These are all the key points you need to know
The €116 billion plan sets out a two-decade vision for the country.
# Internet
The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project
Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.
# Homelessness
'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments
The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.
# Car Crash
The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance
The total cost of the claims could be in the region of €90m.
# fassaroe
A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development
An Bord Pleanála rejected Cosgrave Property Group’s large-scale housing plan last year.
# Transport
Coach tour companies say EU rules on drivers' breaks are 'fracturing' their business
Lobbyists are pushing for an overhaul of the current regulations.
# cosgrave property
A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development
An Bord Pleanála rejected Cosgrave Property Group’s large-scale housing plan last year.
# building and property
The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers
Some of Ireland’s biggest developers claimed the ‘bad bank’ had broken the rules.
# billions
Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US
The iPhone maker will pay more than €30 billion in tax on the repatriation.
# iphone battery
Ireland's consumer watchdog is powerless to investigate Apple's 'planned obsolescence'
French authorities have launched an investigation into the tech giant for limiting phone performance.
# going underground
Plans for an office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground have been blocked
The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.
# Interview
'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.
# building and property
An office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground has been knocked back
The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.
# Financial Services
Goldman Sachs admits it is 'considering' its options following Dublin move reports
The Financial Times reported the firm’s European asset management business is coming to the Irish capital.
# Policy
A passenger called 'a liar' by an inspector has settled a defamation case against Irish Rail
The woman was fined €100 when the conductor refused to accept her email ticket receipt.
# Financial Services
It gets worse: Another 13,000 tracker victims have been overcharged by Ireland's banks
The Central Bank says over 30,000 customers have been impacted by the scandal.
# Work
Ryanair has revealed plans to recognise cabin crew unions
The company announced last week it would be recognising pilot unions.
# Financial Services
Merrion Stockbrokers has been slapped with a €200k fine by the Central Bank
The firm has breached the regulator’s fitness and probity rules.
Voices
Why it's time for all Irish firms to start taking new data protection laws seriously
The deadline for GDPR compliance is looming – and not being prepared isn’t an option.
# building and property
'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions
The owners of the Leeside Apartments say they will substantially refurbish the block.
# resource and energy
'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo
Locals have appealed 27 projects to the national planning board in the past year.
# Work
Union bosses have written to the government to call out 'clear hypocrisy from a state beneficiary'
The letter relates to a recent Labour Court dispute over redundancy packages offered by Capita.
# compensation
A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k
The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.
# Work
A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k
The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.