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# promises

Last year
2022
# promises
'We had to take our medicine tonight but I know we can come back'
Gavin Coombes and Ciaran Frawley are backing Ireland to bounce back from tonight’s 32-17 defeat to the Maori All Blacks.
All time
# promises
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.
# help i need somebody
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.
# Terrorists
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.
# Stillorgan
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.
Voices
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
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.
# 2015 here I come
This celeb-packed Irish music video sums up all your New Year's resolutions
I will, I will, I will…
# I WILL I SWEAR
Enda Kenny promises to cut income tax... if he's re-elected
He pledged to cut the marginal tax rate to 51%.
# Climate Change
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
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
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.
# Quangowatch
Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath
Mattie McGrath says the government is “treating the ordinary people with contempt”.
# Three years on
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
# Vote
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.
8 New Year's resolutions and 6 tips on sticking to them
What are you promising to change, learn or do better in 2013?
# Your Say
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.
# 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.
# Conflict
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.