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# Shane McEntee

Last year
# Meath GAA
Meath set to be without team captain for the rest of 2022 season
McEntee is due to leave for a peacekeeping tour in Mali with the Irish Defence Forces.
All time
# Family affair
'Everyone who knows my dad knows the amount of work and effort he puts into it'
Shane McEntee and his father, manager Andy, have helped Meath back into the top flight of the league.
# Mental Health
Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies
Is enough being done to help out TDs and Senators cope with the abuse they receive and the difficult cases they have to deal with in their constituencies? takes a look.
# the gathering
After a tumultuous year, Fine Gaelers descend on Limerick to take stock
A lot done, more to do.
# Appointment
Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.
# mcentee
Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”
The 26-year-old said it was “an honour” to take up the seat left vacant by her father, Shane.
# By-election
SF councillor apologises for McEntee 'snouts in the trough' comment
Nenagh councillor Seamus Morris had criticised Helen McEntee for putting aside her grief to chase a high-paying job.
# Meath East
Polling begins in the Meath East by-election
There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.
# Agriculture
Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister
Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.
# Meath East
Helen McEntee confirmed as FG’s candidate for Meath East by-election
Helen McEntee, 26, was chosen unopposed to run as the party’s candidate to fill the seat left vacant after the death of her father, Shane McEntee.
# Meath East
Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.
# Meath East
McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East
Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.
# Meath East
Meath East by-election to be held on 27 March
The date has been announced today meaning there are less than three weeks to go until voters in Meath East decide who they want to fill the seat vacated by the late Shane McEntee.
# By-election
McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election
Helen McEntee, who worked as a secretarial assistant to her late father, is ‘virtually certain’ to be the Fine Gael nominee.
# Meath East
FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East by-election looms
Fianna Fáil is set to confirm senator Thomas Byrne as its candidate on Thursday while Sinn Féin is expected to select local activist Darren O’Rourke as its candidate for the forthcoming vote.
# By-election
Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?
Shane McEntee's family in Dáil for expressions of sympathy
“He did wonderful work for Ireland, for Government and for the party he loved.”
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Transport grants, promissory notes and WW2 pardon
Legislation granting a legal pardon to Irish deserters who fought for the Allies in World War II will be introduced today.
# Social Media
Minister: Some politicians fear 'transfer of power' created by social media
Ciarán Cannon believes that social media does not need to be subjected to any more regulation than is already in place and has hit out at some who do not understand or fear sites like Facebook and Twitter.
# News you missed
Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.
# Shane McEntee
Shane McEntee laid to rest in Co Meath
Thousands attended the funeral for the late Minister of State, where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was to make a graveside oration.
# Abuse
Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air
John Bruton said that public anger at political decisions does not give people the right to abuse TDs.
# Shane McEntee
McEntee removal takes place in Co Meath
The removal of the late Minister of State began at 7pm this evening in Nobber, Co Meath.
Shane McEntee to be laid to rest on Christmas Eve
The late TD and Minister for State, who died yesterday, will be removed to his local church in Meath on Sunday.
# R.I.P.
Tributes paid to late Minister of State Shane McEntee
Tributes have been paid to the late Fine Gael TD, who died at his home in Co Meath aged 56.
# R.I.P.
Shane McEntee, Fine Gael TD for Meath East, passes away
The Nobber man and Minister of State, who was first elected to the Dáil in 2005, was 56 years old.
# Ash
Temporary suspension of ash planting to prevent spread of disease
The decision comes following the spread of Chalara fraxinea in the UK and Ireland.
# Welfare
Junior minister under fire over 'no work, no benefits' call
Shane McEntee’s suggestion that young people shouldn’t get welfare unless they join a work scheme has been labelled “hypocritical” by a youth group.
# pic of the day
Fruity and Delicious Taoiseach with Strawberries of the Day
No comment.
# Coursing
Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing
Animal campaigners say that details from the National Parks and Wildlife Service show that the practice is “unacceptable”.
# Horticulture
€3.7m in grants for horticultural producers
Dept of Agriculture says the grant will assist 152 producers in accessing specialist equipment and facilities for their business.
# Dáil Éireann
Opposition TDs slam government absence during Dáil mortgages debate
The fallout from the committee defeat meant there were no members of either Fine Gael or Labour present to debate bank interest rates.
# Royal Visit
Fairyhouse scrambles to cover up anti-royal slogan burnt into turf
Grand National preparations are disrupted after a slogan protesting the Queen’s visit is burnt into turf at the finishing post.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.