# politics - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.
The convention are looking to get ideas from the public about what constitutional issues should be tackled next.
# politics - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.
The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.
As Gerry Adams told Enda Kenny to resign in the Dáil today, the Taoiseach blamed “systems failures” for problems with discretionary medical cards.
Kate McCann was one of the high-profile supporters of the Cork students’ inititiative, which included an intensive lobbying campaign and a petition signed by 12,000 people.
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
The senator has given his 40-year-old beard the chop in aid of cancer charities.
The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.
A great insight into how politicians get things done for the people who elect them or a demoralising portrayal of Ireland’s ‘parish pump’ politics.
# politics - Monday 21 October, 2013
Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.
Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.
Gerry Adams today questioned why the police and the social services did not launch an investigation into his niece’s abuse in 1987.
The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.
# politics - Sunday 20 October, 2013
Guess what happened?
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said James Reilly’s policies will do “immense damage” to the health system.
Gerry Adams said an article which says he led the covert internal inquiry was “scurrilous”.
The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.
You win some, you lose some…
Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# politics - Saturday 19 October, 2013
Applicants will face numerous tests and interviews in order to bag one of the ten positions.
A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.
President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
Aidan Gillen as Charlies Haughey and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara.
The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.
# politics - Friday 18 October, 2013
The Sinn Féin leader will speak at the London Irish Centre alongside Colin Parry and a former chief of staff for Tony Blair.
Lord of the Flies doesn’t seem so far-fetched now.
A Dublin woman had taken a petition with an aim to quash the result in the November 2012 vote.
The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.
340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.
The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.
# politics - Thursday 17 October, 2013
The Minster for Health also said that it has never been the case that having a particular illness guarantees access to a medical card
The head of the OECD’s tax centre says there is no threat to the Irish corporate tax rate, but Michael Noonan wants to enhance the country’s reputation.
The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.
Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.
# politics - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.
# politics - Monday 14 October, 2013
One TD has launched constitutional challenge seeking to reassert the right to vote on state spending – here’s why, Vincent P Martin writes.
# politics - Sunday 13 October, 2013
The meeting is underway at Government Buildings and due to last for several hours.