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#White Paper

# white-paper - Monday 16 August, 2021

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands
# Housing
# Housing

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands

Aug 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,735 Views 31 Comments
  • The Government has committed to ending Direct Provision by 2024.
  • However, there are fears this could be difficult without access to State lands, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Sinn Féin had called for the Land Development Agency to build some asylum accommodation.

# white-paper - Saturday 22 May, 2021

White Paper for ending Direct Provision 'won't work unless processing times get significantly shorter' - O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

White Paper for ending Direct Provision 'won't work unless processing times get significantly shorter' - O'Gorman

May 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 13,213 Views 33 Comments

There are 5,225 people living in Direct Provision at present and a 1,185 people living in hotels and B&Bs.

# white-paper - Thursday 4 March, 2021

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

Mar 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 11,157 Views 20 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

# white-paper - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
# White Paper
# White Paper

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021

Dec 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,172 Views 17 Comments

A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.

# white-paper - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up
# White Paper
# White Paper

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up

Oct 5th 2019, 12:26 PM 20,295 Views 45 Comments

Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.

# white-paper - Monday 22 July, 2019

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?

Jul 22nd 2019, 6:05 AM 18,303 Views 36 Comments

In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.

# white-paper - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Oct 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,888 Views 48 Comments

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

# white-paper - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

Jul 18th 2018, 8:51 AM 9,301 Views 73 Comments

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# white-paper - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan criticised as a 'real blow' for London's finance sector
# White Paper
# White Paper

Theresa May's Brexit plan criticised as a 'real blow' for London's finance sector

Jul 12th 2018, 1:22 PM 36,941 Views 93 Comments

The controversial plan prompted the resignation of chief negotiator David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

# white-paper - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of
# Bet He Is
# Bet He Is

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of

Jul 7th 2018, 1:41 PM 9,819 Views 51 Comments

The UK cabinet has finally agreed on a 12-point Brexit approach.

# white-paper - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Ireland plans to bulk up the Defence Forces
# Big Changes
# Big Changes

Ireland plans to bulk up the Defence Forces

Aug 26th 2015, 10:09 AM 28,273 Views 124 Comments

The Army, Navy and Air corps are all set to receive new equipment and vehicles.

# white-paper - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper
# ReillyCare
# ReillyCare

GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:50 PM 5,563 Views 10 Comments

The Irish College of General Practitioners say they are in favour of equity of access but the costs need to be known.

# white-paper - Friday 21 February, 2014

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

Feb 21st 2014, 12:01 PM 9,054 Views 78 Comments

The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.

# white-paper - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

The 11 main points of Scotland's blueprint for independence
# Scotland
# Scotland

The 11 main points of Scotland's blueprint for independence

Nov 26th 2013, 5:32 PM 8,081 Views 63 Comments

The country’s First Minister unveiled detailed proposals ahead of next year’s referendum.

Independent Scotland would 'cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Independent Scotland would 'cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC'

Nov 26th 2013, 10:58 AM 7,289 Views 115 Comments

The Scottish government has put forward its blueprint for independence in a white paper published this morning.