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#Regina Doherty

# regina-doherty - Thursday 25 June, 2020

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

# regina-doherty - Friday 5 June, 2020

# regina-doherty - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty

Last month, Debenhams announced it would not be reopening its stores, leaving 2,000 staff unemployed.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

# regina-doherty - Friday 17 April, 2020

Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions

Up to now, parents could only register the births of their children in person.

# regina-doherty - Friday 3 April, 2020

Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'

The social protection minister admitted that some students might be receiving more from the scheme than they would normally have earned.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test

“We’re trying to do in a number of days [what] would probably take months, if not years, to set up,” Regina Doherty explained.

Changes to Covid-19 payment could come as soon as next week, says minister

The government is working on a number of options regarding the payment, Regina Doherty said.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 19 March, 2020

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# regina-doherty - Monday 10 February, 2020

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 18 January, 2020

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week

Pensioners and people with disabilities who are living alone are the main cohort of social welfare recipients to benefit.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February

The proposed introduction was initially deferred because of uncertainty over Brexit.

# regina-doherty - Friday 29 November, 2019

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC

There were testy exchanges between the minister and committee members in the Oireachtas this morning.

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 3 November, 2019

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

# regina-doherty - Friday 1 November, 2019

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support

It comes as Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office

The slogan “arbeit macht frei” is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

# regina-doherty - Monday 14 October, 2019

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce

Minster Regina Doherty said women often lack the “confidence and belief in themselves” to return to work after a long period of time.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 21 September, 2019

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?

The government is ploughing ahead with its support for the card, but what do you need it for right now?

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

# regina-doherty - Monday 16 September, 2019

750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud

The Department aims to save €530 million by tackling fraud over the next four years.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'

The government is in a showdown with the Data Protection Commissioner over a report on the legality of the PSC.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim

Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.

# regina-doherty - Monday 26 August, 2019

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens

Facial recognition is highlighted a number of times across the circulars issued to civil servants on the PSC.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?

The findings by the Data Protection Commissioner open up the possibility of legal action from PSC holders, solicitors say.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

Over 3.2 million people have been issued a Public Services Card, better known as the mandatory-not-compulsory PSC.

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