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# reform - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government
# Controversial
# Controversial

Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government

May 11th 2016, 6:25 AM 22,143 Views 95 Comments

The clause says the measure is to “address poor attendance within some families”.

# reform - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

New religion curriculum to shake up classes at Catholic schools
# Big Changes
# Big Changes

New religion curriculum to shake up classes at Catholic schools

Nov 4th 2015, 9:04 AM 16,380 Views 241 Comments

Religious education in denominational schools has traditionally been developed by school patrons.

# reform - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Scrapping U21 football championship among new proposals as GAA addresses player burnout
# Reform
From The42
# Reform

Scrapping U21 football championship among new proposals as GAA addresses player burnout

Nov 3rd 2015, 4:03 PM 12,048 Views 25 Comments

‘The time has come to take decisive action,’ said GAA director general Paraic Duffy today.

Watch out civil servants - Renua are gunning for you
# Rewarding Times
# Rewarding Times

Watch out civil servants - Renua are gunning for you

Nov 3rd 2015, 3:50 PM 19,878 Views 85 Comments

The party launched the first of two policy documents (relating to public service rewards and a ‘right to know’ public data law) this afternoon.

# reform - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 4:25 PM 6,577 Views 16 Comments

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

# reform - Saturday 26 September, 2015

The man who helped change cycling has set his sights on real Fifa reform
# Reform
From The42
# Reform

The man who helped change cycling has set his sights on real Fifa reform

Sep 26th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,971 Views 6 Comments

Sports ethics campaigner Jaimie Fuller believes real change is possible.

# reform - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Jan O'Sullivan is 'absolutely determined' to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition
# Changes
# Changes

Jan O'Sullivan is 'absolutely determined' to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition

Sep 24th 2015, 9:25 PM 18,197 Views 100 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the classroom…

# reform - Friday 7 August, 2015

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues
# State Care
# State Care

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues

Aug 7th 2015, 11:52 AM 8,250 Views 8 Comments

A new investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has shed light on the situation.

# reform - Friday 10 July, 2015

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow
# Feta-compli?
# Feta-compli?

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow

Jul 10th 2015, 11:00 PM 45,570 Views 241 Comments

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

# reform - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Barack Obama praises Irish woman in speech about immigration
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Barack Obama praises Irish woman in speech about immigration

Jun 7th 2015, 3:24 PM 18,679 Views 17 Comments

Barack Obama said Ann Dermody had “worked hard” and “played by the rules”.

# reform - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
# Opinion
# Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 834 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# reform - Monday 13 April, 2015

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad
# Totally Rad
# Totally Rad

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad

Apr 13th 2015, 10:45 PM 18,996 Views 56 Comments

The Seanad Working Group on Reform has published a report calling for overhaul of the upper house.

# reform - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Pictures: This prison riot lasted for 25 days and started 25 years ago today
# Strangeways Prison Riot
# Strangeways Prison Riot

Pictures: This prison riot lasted for 25 days and started 25 years ago today

Apr 1st 2015, 9:21 PM 18,237 Views 32 Comments

The Strangeways Prison riot had a huge fallout and saw more than 1,600 prisoners revolt.

# reform - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Here's what Greece is going to do in return for a bailout extension
# Acropolis How
# Acropolis How

Here's what Greece is going to do in return for a bailout extension

Feb 24th 2015, 3:15 PM 26,563 Views 133 Comments

The country effectively runs out of money in five days and has agreed a plan with the Troika to receive a four-month extension to its bailout programme.

# reform - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really...
# Reforming From The Inside
# Reforming From The Inside

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really...

Feb 8th 2015, 8:15 AM 10,321 Views 43 Comments

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# reform - Friday 6 February, 2015

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform
# Let's Take A Look
# Let's Take A Look

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Feb 6th 2015, 5:02 PM 11,116 Views 79 Comments

Will it mean peace in our time?

# reform - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Column: So, you've made it into government? Here's how to avoid a democratic revolution
# Lip Service
# Lip Service

Column: So, you've made it into government? Here's how to avoid a democratic revolution

Jan 31st 2015, 12:00 PM 435 Views 35 Comments

Congratulations, you’ve been elected! Luckily you can avoid living up to any promises you’ve made – just follow this guide.

# reform - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
# Privacy
# Privacy

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

Jan 29th 2015, 7:07 PM 10,825 Views 79 Comments

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# reform - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco
# Opinion
# Opinion

How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco

Jan 28th 2015, 4:00 PM 36 Views 20 Comments

A new electoral commission can streamline the way we run elections and referenda in this country, writes the Labour TD Michael McCarthy.

# reform - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Opinion: Government is making a mockery of democratic reform – so we're taking matters into our own hands
# Reform
# Reform

Opinion: Government is making a mockery of democratic reform – so we're taking matters into our own hands

Jan 15th 2015, 1:30 PM 31 Views 16 Comments

It’s shameful to think that a raggle-taggle group like ours, with day jobs and no money, are making a better go of inviting public opinion than the Government itself.

# reform - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Opinion: The Government's pretence about reform fell away at the first genuine challenge
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Opinion: The Government's pretence about reform fell away at the first genuine challenge

Jan 3rd 2015, 12:00 PM 68 Views 103 Comments

The response to the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention on political reform reveals the truth about the Government’s attitude to democracy.

# reform - Friday 5 December, 2014

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'
# Changes
# Changes

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'

Dec 5th 2014, 1:14 PM 9,753 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for Justice has stressed that reforms will be put in place.

# reform - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
# Appointments
# Appointments

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

Nov 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,280 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

# reform - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed
# Reform
# Reform

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

Nov 25th 2014, 5:13 PM 21,105 Views 47 Comments

An array of changes to the medical card system were announced today.

# reform - Friday 21 November, 2014

Irish undocumented migrants in the USA could be able to visit home
# Reform
# Reform

Irish undocumented migrants in the USA could be able to visit home

Nov 21st 2014, 7:24 AM 12,978 Views 42 Comments

President Obama has offered undocumented migrants protection from deportation.

# reform - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now
# Health Reform
# Health Reform

Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now

Nov 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,015 Views 5 Comments

A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.

# reform - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money
# Reform
# Reform

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money

Nov 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 566 Views 41 Comments

The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.

# reform - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We need to confront deficiencies and bad practices in An Garda Síochána'
# Reform
# Reform

Fitzgerald: 'We need to confront deficiencies and bad practices in An Garda Síochána'

Oct 11th 2014, 2:10 PM 7,015 Views 30 Comments

New reforms are on the way, with many to be enacted in this Oireachtas term.

# reform - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce

Oct 5th 2014, 2:21 PM 15,056 Views 153 Comments

Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.

# reform - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'
# Leo
# Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:45 PM 12,537 Views 16 Comments

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

# reform - Friday 19 September, 2014

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more

Sep 19th 2014, 3:47 PM 9,302 Views 120 Comments

Nasc said that public support to end direct provision is growing.

# reform - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data
# Reform
# Reform

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

Aug 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,245 Views 38 Comments

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

# reform - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Direct Provision: 'None of us can stand over it, it's just not acceptable'
# Reform
# Reform

Direct Provision: 'None of us can stand over it, it's just not acceptable'

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:55 PM 7,659 Views 63 Comments

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

# reform - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

'No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe'
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

'No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe'

Jul 8th 2014, 9:43 PM 11,597 Views 42 Comments

However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.

# reform - Monday 30 June, 2014

Obama says he won't wait any longer for immigration reform
# Time's Up
# Time's Up

Obama says he won't wait any longer for immigration reform

Jun 30th 2014, 10:03 PM 12,267 Views 27 Comments

Obama said there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today.

# reform - Friday 20 June, 2014

Garda Commissioner admits 'listening hasn't always been a priority'
# Lend Me Your Ear
# Lend Me Your Ear

Garda Commissioner admits 'listening hasn't always been a priority'

Jun 20th 2014, 1:14 PM 6,272 Views 11 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan has told a justice reform conference: “I can’t guarantee perfection on my watch, but I can give it a good try.”

# reform - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The ten commandments for a better civil service
# Solid Advice
# Solid Advice

The ten commandments for a better civil service

Jun 11th 2014, 5:57 PM 14,020 Views 47 Comments

If they were good enough for Moses…

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Jun 11th 2014, 1:40 PM 11,757 Views 36 Comments

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

# reform - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Six outside experts appointed to conduct review of Department of Justice
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

Six outside experts appointed to conduct review of Department of Justice

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:00 PM 11,262 Views 53 Comments

The findings of the review are expected to determine if Brian Purcell will remain as the secretary-general at the Department.

# reform - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
# Reform
# Reform

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

Jun 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 10,390 Views 29 Comments

New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.