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Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
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Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness

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The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks
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How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks

Fri 8:36 AM 13,283 Views 17 Comments

Local property tax data will give an up-to-date picture of vacancy rates in Ireland.

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
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Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens

Fri 6:30 AM 8,582 Views 18 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
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Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

Wed 7:29 PM 17,267 Views 7 Comments

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
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'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers

Updated Wed 3:39 PM 44,485 Views 83 Comments

The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
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'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

Tue 6:27 PM 7,614 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
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Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney

Tue 5:35 PM 16,907 Views 18 Comments

Last month, 170,000 passports went out successfully, said Minister Simon Coveney.

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
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Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

Tue 4:07 PM 9,465 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
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Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'

Tue 1:10 PM 28,666 Views 33 Comments

Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
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Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November

May 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 13,783 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was first introduced to help the hospitality sector during Covid.

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
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Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 18,743 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees
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Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees

May 12th 2022, 5:15 PM 14,680 Views 12 Comments

The final sign off of the decision will take place at Cabinet next week.

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
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Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 23,915 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions
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Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions

May 12th 2022, 12:01 PM 8,661 Views 0 Comments

Senior counsel Remy Farrell has six weeks to carry out his report.

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
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Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,435 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach
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Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach

May 11th 2022, 2:17 PM 4,814 Views 0 Comments

Paul Hyde has temporarily stepped back from his role as two separate probes into his decisions continue.

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'
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Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'

May 10th 2022, 5:21 PM 16,125 Views 29 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says work is continuing across a number of departments.

'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead
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'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead

May 10th 2022, 3:13 PM 17,957 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald urged the Taoiseach to convince St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to gift the NMH land to the State.

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
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Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects

May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 10,957 Views 15 Comments

The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
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Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees

May 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,468 Views 10 Comments

Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister
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No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister

May 6th 2022, 7:29 PM 28,530 Views 27 Comments

A number of Ukrainian refugees were given just 15 hours notice that they had to move.

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
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McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay

May 6th 2022, 5:21 PM 18,680 Views 18 Comments

The talks will centre around the pay for 350,000 people who work in the public sector.

What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
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What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation

May 6th 2022, 4:21 PM 13,831 Views 8 Comments

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
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Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister

May 5th 2022, 5:15 PM 29,196 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.

Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
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Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions

Updated May 4th 2022, 9:42 PM 27,233 Views 28 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s motion calls on the Dáil to recognise that turf is a fuel many people are dependent on.

Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint
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Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint

May 4th 2022, 5:34 PM 18,648 Views 32 Comments

‘It cannot be tolerated, will not be tolerated,’ said Minister Simon Harris.

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
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Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 32,452 Views 40 Comments

Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
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Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics

Apr 29th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,270 Views 6 Comments

A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
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Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 5:19 PM 40,501 Views 83 Comments

Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.

Irish Gay Dads group 'implore' Govt to ensure Irish surrogacy families are not 'left behind'
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Irish Gay Dads group 'implore' Govt to ensure Irish surrogacy families are not 'left behind'

Apr 28th 2022, 12:13 PM 17,615 Views 22 Comments

Senator Sharon Koeghan said ‘as long as children are loved and cared for and feel secure in life, that’s all that matters’.

Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister
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Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister

Apr 27th 2022, 5:26 PM 25,989 Views 20 Comments

The Pension Commission has recommended that the State pension age should rise to 67 by 2031.

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
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Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach

Apr 27th 2022, 1:14 PM 12,470 Views 37 Comments

New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
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Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees

Apr 26th 2022, 7:45 PM 34,883 Views 61 Comments

A total of 25,383 refugees have arrived in the country as of last night.

'Who's running the country?': Sec Gen 'snub' of Oireachtas committee raised with Taoiseach
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'Who's running the country?': Sec Gen 'snub' of Oireachtas committee raised with Taoiseach

Apr 26th 2022, 4:10 PM 20,470 Views 21 Comments

TD John McGuinness has written to Robert Watt to convey disappointment at the lack of response to an invitation.

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
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Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,395 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
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Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 61,562 Views 63 Comments
  • Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
  • Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.
Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move
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Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 28,005 Views 13 Comments

Holohan announced earlier this month that he would not be taking up a Trinity College role due to the controversy over his secondment.

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
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'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 29,597 Views 74 Comments

Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
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Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,892 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

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Parents to get five days unpaid leave to care for sick children

Apr 20th 2022, 1:19 PM 24,559 Views 23 Comments

Paid breastfeeding breaks will also be extended from six months to two years.

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