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#Government

# government - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes Former Residents

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

# government - Friday 12 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street Short-term Let

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street

The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.

# government - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6 Oral Health Plan

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# government - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

# government - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government' Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'

Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.

# government - Monday 11 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike Strike

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

# government - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections Interference

Government fortifying IT systems for 'fear of Russian interference' in European elections

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted at the start of the year that he is concerned about potential interference.

# government - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit Piggy Bank Savings

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit

The rainy day fund will be supplemented with an annual €500 million from the Exchequer, starting this year.

# government - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution Constitution

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

# government - Sunday 27 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day Industrial Action

Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day

The action will begin at 8am on Wednesday and finish at 8am on Thursday.

# government - Saturday 19 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario Tick Tock

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Leo Varadkar will meet with opposition leaders next Tuesday.

# government - Saturday 12 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Government shutdown becomes longest in US history Border Wall

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

# government - Friday 4 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

# government - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws Approved

'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws

The new bill will give enhanced powers to the gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau, Minister Charlie Flanagan said.

# government - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Leo hints at a Cabinet reshuffle in the summer Reshuffle

Leo hints at a Cabinet reshuffle in the summer

Varadkar indicated that he would most likely reshuffle the cabinet following the European and local elections.

# government - Monday 31 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

From TheJournal.ie The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics) Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# government - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission A Long Time Coming

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission

A public consultation on what structure and responsibilities the Commission will have has been launched today.

# government - Monday 17 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register Electoral Reform

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

# government - Friday 14 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.

# government - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m Pay Outs

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m

The awards are made to those abused while resident in industrial schools.

# government - Monday 19 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action Before It's Too Late

'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has recently purchased an e-car, and said a change of behaviour is needed to tackle climate change.

# government - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

# government - Friday 16 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families' Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'

Varadkar said Fine Gael is a “compassionate party” that has a role in offering a helping hand to those that need it.

# government - Sunday 4 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years Exceptional Needs

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# government - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# government - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency NEW POLITICS

Government loses in Dáil as opposition votes to declare national housing emergency

It is not binding, however, on the government to follow through on the actions contained within the motion.

# government - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance' A Fine Mess

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

# government - Monday 1 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today Wage Packet

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

# government - Saturday 29 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# government - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda Back To Work

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# government - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before' Opinion

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'

The mid-term elections in the US could become a referendum on Trump’s presidency, writes Larry Donnelly.

# government - Thursday 30 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# government - Sunday 29 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan Only Bidder

National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan

It’s part of the consortium that was the only bidder to deliver the government’s plan.

# government - Thursday 26 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# government - Monday 9 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

# government - Friday 6 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis Public Consultation

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

# government - Thursday 5 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme Mortgage To Rent Scheme

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

# government - Friday 18 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

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