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# Red Tape

This year
Overcomplicated: Reimbursement scheme for pregnancy drug criticised by pharmacists
Irish Pharmacy Union says the new scheme is not straightforward and creates further delays.
HSE informs pharmacists about reimbursement scheme and how it will operate three days after the scheme came into operation.
IPU says requiring patients to get a consultant prescription creates needless access inequalities where women do not have access to consultants.
The drug Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.
GPs can't give initial Cariban prescription, confirms HSE as Tánaiste questions 'rationale'
Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
Last year
Government criticised over €700 million capital underspend in housing budget
The Dáil heard that local authorities currently have 2,000 homes under construction on various sites.
All time
Ahead of Q2 ramp-up, HSE looks at shortening application process for vaccinators
Some 4,000 people have applied for the roles but a large proportion are offering to work part-time only.
AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.
Brexit has already scuppered some of Sam Allardyce's transfer plans
Work permit issues have forced West Bromwich Albion to withdraw from three January deals.
Partner of murdered man asked to produce news clipping to prove his death
Catherine Danaher was told she would need a a death certificate, memorial card, or newspaper clipping to prove her partner’s passing.
QPR midfielder Sandro has a unique excuse for missing today's clash with Man City
The Londoners need to pull off a miracle today to avoid the drop.
101-year-old man in Nepal pulled from rubble alive - eight days after quake
Separately, the death toll from last weekend’s disaster has now surpassed 7,000.
Young boy begs Australia not to deport him because his autism is a burden on the taxpayer
His family live in the country legally and pay tax.
This war veteran was charged for keeping 14 ducks that helped his PTSD
The ducks were part of Darin Welker’s treatment for PTSD.
Rojo 'desperate' to make Man Utd debut
The 24-year-old was finally granted a British visa this week and is eligible for selection as Louis van Gaal’s struggling side prepare to take on QPR at Old Trafford
Van Gaal had not expected Rojo delay
A work permit issue has frustrated the United boss.
The government wants to cut the red tape and get more people to set up cooperatives
Richard Bruton says Ireland needs more types of enterprises other than just companies.
New computer system to slash €32m a year in red tape for Irish businesses - Varadkar
More than 300,000 Irish businesses and sole traders will see the cost of compliance with transport regulation cut when new computer systems go live later this year, said the Minister.
New legislation to reduce red tape and cut costs for start-ups
The Companies Bill, published today by Minister Richard Bruton, is the largest substantive piece of legislation in the history of the State.
'Jimmy' fails to score visa in time for Donegal's All-Ireland decider
County’s adopted anthem for next Sunday’s championship decider will be performed solo as one half of duo fails in bid to make trip.
Government hopes new website will lessen red tape burden will be launched by Minister Richard Bruton this morning.
'Phenomenal support' for effort to bring body of Gary Price home
The young Mayo man died in Laos over the weekend and efforts to bring his remains home continue with the support of the community in Swinford.
EU directive will mean less 'red tape' for small business
Finance ministers adopt new rules which will allow each EU member to exempt small businesses from publishing annual accounts.
Cuts to 'red tape' could save businesses up to €5m a year
Richard Bruton raises the income limits at which businesses need to be audited, cutting down on administration costs.
Less red tape please, says Bruton
Minister Richard Bruton is to draft legislation that will cut down on the red tape involved in starting up and running a co-operative.