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# reforms - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms
# Dee Forbes
# Dee Forbes

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms

Dec 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,201 Views 122 Comments

Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.

# reforms - Thursday 5 December, 2019

RTÉ shelves plan to sell RTÉ Guide as part of organisation reforms
# Reforms
# Reforms

RTÉ shelves plan to sell RTÉ Guide as part of organisation reforms

Dec 5th 2019, 6:15 PM 20,732 Views 48 Comments

The broadcaster said expressions of interest it received did not warrant selling the magazine.

# reforms - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'
# House Prices
# House Prices

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'

Jan 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,733 Views 48 Comments

Due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.

# reforms - Monday 12 March, 2018

High Court judge says changes in Poland have 'systematically damaged' the rule of law and breached democracy
# Poland
# Poland

High Court judge says changes in Poland have 'systematically damaged' the rule of law and breached democracy

Mar 12th 2018, 7:51 PM 30,646 Views 0 Comments

The High Court referred an extradition case to the European Court of Justice.

# reforms - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Responsibility for three State agencies is being removed from Justice Department
# Reforms
# Reforms

Responsibility for three State agencies is being removed from Justice Department

Dec 17th 2017, 8:30 AM 19,221 Views 12 Comments

The Toland Report said the department was overstretched.

# reforms - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves'

Mar 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 131 Views 373 Comments

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# reforms - Monday 25 May, 2015

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges
# Visa Factories
# Visa Factories

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges

May 25th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,028 Views 57 Comments

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

# reforms - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
# Not Blinking
# Not Blinking

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'

Nov 25th 2014, 10:43 PM 16,909 Views 84 Comments

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight

Nov 25th 2014, 4:55 PM 10,869 Views 11 Comments

Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.

# reforms - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms
# Collapsed Talks
# Collapsed Talks

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Nov 11th 2014, 7:25 PM 11,433 Views 47 Comments

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# reforms - Thursday 30 October, 2014

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job
# Reforms
# Reforms

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

Oct 30th 2014, 10:17 AM 17,444 Views 89 Comments

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

# reforms - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision
# A Better Way
# A Better Way

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

Sep 20th 2014, 3:20 PM 8,005 Views 110 Comments

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# reforms - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms

Sep 3rd 2014, 5:55 PM 7,895 Views 50 Comments

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.

# reforms - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed
# Changes In The Chamber
# Changes In The Chamber

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

Jul 23rd 2014, 5:50 PM 6,021 Views 12 Comments

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

# reforms - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

What did Alan Shatter do in office?
# Shatter Resigns
# Shatter Resigns

What did Alan Shatter do in office?

May 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,257 Views 43 Comments

TheJournal.ie looks at some of the achievements – and failures – of Shatter’s tenure.

# reforms - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms... despite broken bones and bloody noses
# Digs
# Digs

Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms... despite broken bones and bloody noses

Feb 15th 2014, 6:40 PM 9,736 Views 24 Comments

Fighting erupted overnight between ruling party and opposition lawmakers as the bill was debated in a marathon 20-hour sitting.

# reforms - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms
# Transplant
# Transplant

Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms

Dec 18th 2013, 5:11 PM 5,836 Views 11 Comments

Former Gaelic Football star Joe Brolly says the €3 million pledged for a state of the art organ donation system will save lives.

# reforms - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
# Britain
# Britain

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Apr 28th 2013, 5:36 PM 7,652 Views 32 Comments

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

# reforms - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform

Apr 21st 2013, 8:00 AM 9,713 Views 36 Comments

The whip system – where TDs must vote with their party position or risk expulsion – is the subject of some debate in political circles but immediate reform, ahead of potentially divisive abortion debate, appears unlikely.

# reforms - Friday 16 November, 2012

Committee set up to help with local government reforms
# Reforms
# Reforms

Committee set up to help with local government reforms

Nov 16th 2012, 1:58 PM 3,580 Views 29 Comments

The reforms will see changes to local government, including the merger of some city and county councils.

# reforms - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up'
# Consultants
# Consultants

Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up'

Oct 23rd 2012, 10:38 AM 3,863 Views 18 Comments

The Minister was speaking after it emerged the Irish Hospital Consultants Association will not be attending reform talks in the Labour Court on Thursday.

# reforms - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull
# Local Government
# Local Government

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Oct 16th 2012, 7:11 PM 7,939 Views 42 Comments

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed
# Local Government
# Local Government

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed

Oct 16th 2012, 2:28 PM 3,640 Views 11 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said he wanted to remove the possibility of councillors abusing their power.

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31
# Local Government
# Local Government

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31

Oct 16th 2012, 1:07 PM 14,315 Views 83 Comments

That will see the number of council seats reduced from 1,627 to 950.

# reforms - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Ireland making 'such good progress on all fronts' - Van Rompuy
# Good Hustle
# Good Hustle

Ireland making 'such good progress on all fronts' - Van Rompuy

Sep 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,937 Views 106 Comments

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy had some kinds words for us in Italy yesterday.

# reforms - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Greece 'committed' to reforms to avert bankruptcy
# Euro
# Euro

Greece 'committed' to reforms to avert bankruptcy

Aug 5th 2012, 11:22 AM 2,172 Views 9 Comments

The country’s Finance Minister warned the next few weeks are crucial for the country’s future in the euro.

# reforms - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Generation of North Koreans 'stunted and malnourished'
# North Korea
# North Korea

Generation of North Koreans 'stunted and malnourished'

Jun 12th 2012, 4:06 PM 8,985 Views 9 Comments

That is the view of the United Nations, which said nearly a third of North Korean children under the age of 5 show signs of stunting. 16 million North Koreans rely on food rations.

# reforms - Monday 11 June, 2012

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority
# French Elections
# French Elections

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority

Jun 11th 2012, 8:50 AM 824 Views 12 Comments

President Francois Hollande’s parliamentary majority will give him the opportunity to push through budget and tax reforms, and to move away from austerity towards growth.

# reforms - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt
# Burma
# Burma

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt

Apr 21st 2012, 3:08 PM 2,918 Views 9 Comments

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# reforms - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Tougher sanctions on way for jobseekers
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Tougher sanctions on way for jobseekers

Feb 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,861 Views 176 Comments

The Government is looking at ways to impose tougher penalty sanctions on jobseekers who do not take advantage of all employment opportunities.

# reforms - Friday 3 February, 2012

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme
# Retirements
# Retirements

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:00 AM 2,424 Views 28 Comments

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.

# reforms - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Howlin: 'Foolish' to say there won't be problems with public sector exodus
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Howlin: 'Foolish' to say there won't be problems with public sector exodus

Feb 1st 2012, 8:55 AM 1,545 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has admitted he can’t guarantee there won’t be individual problems caused by the exodus of public sector workers at the end of the month.

# reforms - Thursday 29 December, 2011

# reforms - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud
# Anti-Putin
# Anti-Putin

Massive protests take place in Russia over alleged election fraud

Dec 24th 2011, 12:57 PM 1,347 Views 3 Comments

Tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow to protest against alleged election fraud.

# reforms - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Government to unveil public service reform plans
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Government to unveil public service reform plans

Nov 17th 2011, 7:25 AM 2,203 Views 28 Comments

The public service reforms to be announced will see less of a reduction in staff numbers in the public sector than had been pledged in the programme for government.

# reforms - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Thousands take to streets of Cairo for "second revolution" in Egypt
# Egypt
# Egypt

Thousands take to streets of Cairo for "second revolution" in Egypt

May 28th 2011, 1:41 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

The demonstrators were calling for Egypt’s military rulers to speed up the pace of democratic reforms in a country that is still charting its political future.