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# promises - Monday 11 February, 2019

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

# promises - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared

Last week we looked at its record on health and housing. This week we’re looking at jobs and education.

# promises - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Bashar al-Assad says Trump will be a 'natural ally' if he keeps campaign promises

The US leads an international coalition that is conducting air strikes against IS jihadists in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and also backs rebels fighting the Assad regime.

# promises - Monday 13 June, 2016

Houses, flats, holidays and McGregor tickets: Man up in court for multiple scams on friends

One couple gave him €76,000 for a property but he later admitted to “squandering” the cash on an Audi, a rugby tour and a holiday to New York.

# promises - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Make no mistake, we’re already sowing the seeds of the next recession

There is going to be another recession in the future, but how we prepare for it is up to our politicians, writes Aaron McKenna.

# promises - Monday 14 September, 2015

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

# promises - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

# promises - Friday 28 November, 2014

Enda Kenny promises to cut income tax... if he's re-elected

He pledged to cut the marginal tax rate to 51%.

# promises - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore are at the UN Climate Summit but China and India are no shows

Leaders from China and India, two of the world’s largest polluters, are not attending.

# promises - Friday 13 June, 2014

Down Syndrome Ireland worried discretionary medical cards won't be returned as promised

It was outlined in the Dáil yesterday that discretionary medical cards won’t be returned until Cabinet comes up with a ‘legal formula’.

# promises - Friday 30 May, 2014

Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon

The parents want reassurance those who had their cards removed before the announcement yesterday will get them back.

# promises - Monday 21 April, 2014

Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath

Mattie McGrath says the government is “treating the ordinary people with contempt”.

# promises - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

7 promises the government has delivered on... and 7 it hasn't

Promises kept and promises broken. As the government marks three years in office today, we assess some aspects of the programme for government.

# promises - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Column: ‘We must work together to solve the youth unemployment problem’

We cannot afford to raise young peoples’ hopes and then dash them with empty promises, writes James Doorley, Deputy Director at the National Youth Council of Ireland.

# promises - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.

# promises - Friday 22 February, 2013

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election

Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.

# promises - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

8 New Year's resolutions and 6 tips on sticking to them

8 New Year's resolutions and 6 tips on sticking to them

What are you promising to change, learn or do better in 2013?

# promises - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Poll: Do you keep your New Year's resolutions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep your New Year's resolutions?

There’s just 60 hours to go in 2012 so we want to know about your New Year’s resolutions.

# promises - Monday 17 December, 2012

From The42 Ferrari president: We'll challenge for the title next year F1

Ferrari president: We'll challenge for the title next year

Luca di Montezemolo believes Felipe Massa’s return to form will mean trouble for McLaren, Mercedes and champions Red Bull.

# promises - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government

The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.