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#Regina Doherty

# 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.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage' PSC

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage'

The long-awaited report on the legality of the PSC is expected in the near future.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

# regina-doherty - Monday 8 July, 2019

Cabinet approves new measures to regulate tips and gratuities

The new legislation comes after a number of restaurants came in for criticism over how tips were being distributed among employees.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# regina-doherty - Friday 5 July, 2019

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists

Unemployed artists will be able to receive jobseekers allowance while also focusing on their own work for 12 months.

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit

The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

# regina-doherty - Friday 28 June, 2019

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments

Self-employed people will be able to access €203 a week if they’re out of work.

# regina-doherty - Friday 21 June, 2019

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 16 June, 2019

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Exclusive

An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages

Sinn Féin said the proposed legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect employees.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# regina-doherty - Monday 27 May, 2019

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

# regina-doherty - Friday 10 May, 2019

Restaurant tipping: Minister wants 'collective agreement' and not new laws Cheque Please This post contains videos

Restaurant tipping: Minister wants 'collective agreement' and not new laws

The minister says the agreement would stop restaurants using tips to subsidise wages.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

# regina-doherty - Saturday 6 April, 2019

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme.

# regina-doherty - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 7 February, 2019

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme

Sinn Féin’s motion calls on the government to end the referral of jobseekers to JobPath.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions

Businesses are seeking a four-year extension to the full rollout of a proposed scheme.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay

Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.

# regina-doherty - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

# regina-doherty - Friday 2 November, 2018

'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit

People began to complain of delays in Illness Benefit payments back in August.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

# regina-doherty - Friday 12 October, 2018

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

# regina-doherty - Friday 5 October, 2018

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

# regina-doherty - Friday 28 September, 2018

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

# regina-doherty - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'

Budget talks start today – but the minister says Fine Gael wants parallel talks on confidence and supply.

# regina-doherty - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.

# regina-doherty - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

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