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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to say money raised from carbon tax will be ringfenced to fund climate action LEO STATESIDE

Taoiseach to say money raised from carbon tax will be ringfenced to fund climate action

His comments will come as part of an address at the UN Climate Action Summit today.

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

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

Regulating rickshaws, IVF and speeding – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

From TheJournal.ie Just over two weeks out from the Budget, what can we expect? Budget 2020

Just over two weeks out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on 8 October.

From TheJournal.ie Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy' Public Services Card

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

From TheJournal.ie 'A barbaric and cowardly act': Flanagan condemns 'utterly disgraceful' Kevin Lunney attack Quinn Holdings

'A barbaric and cowardly act': Flanagan condemns 'utterly disgraceful' Kevin Lunney attack

Gardaí and PSNI are investigating after Kevin Lunney was abducted near his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week Deadline

Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week

“It is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist,” Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne earlier said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York Leo In The Us

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

From TheJournal.ie 'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies Climate Action

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme Special Needs

Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme

Gillian Bolger and Darren Milne spoke about the struggles they have faced in getting their eight-year-old twins into suitable school.

From TheJournal.ie Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable' Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks Budget 2020

'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks

Budget talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to intensify in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report' Public Services Card

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Martin says there is a sense the Taoiseach is trying to provoke Fianna Fáil into an election.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says he's still considering whether to give everyone a 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike Budget 2020

Minister says he's still considering whether to give everyone a 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Paschal Donohoe said any changes to the carbon tax will be “very different” to other tax changes he’s made in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so' PSC

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'

The government is in a showdown with the Data Protection Commissioner over a report on the legality of the PSC.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020 Election 2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020

At the party’s annual away day, Varadkar said he has always believed that the next election should take place in the summer of 2020.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border Brexit

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border

He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’ Donation

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’

The man left the money to Sinn Féin in his will.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous' Sinn Fein Away Day

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

From TheJournal.ie Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits Inconsistencies

Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called on all local authorities to carry out the review.

From TheJournal.ie 'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place Electric Cars

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Ross on Brexit: 'It's quite obvious now that there are going to be checks somewhere' Custom Checks

Ross on Brexit: 'It's quite obvious now that there are going to be checks somewhere'

The Independent Alliance TD said the government “cannot give ground” over a hard Border, however.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns Watch The Pennies

Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns

If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue' Brexit

Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'

The queen has approved the suspension of the parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Harris smooths out rift with dentists over how to roll out free dental care for kids Smile

Harris smooths out rift with dentists over how to roll out free dental care for kids

Harris has said free dental care for children will begin to be rolled out from next year

From TheJournal.ie Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work Remuneration

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan Rural Broadband

Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths Vaccination

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie Family of Laura Brennan say today is a 'bittersweet day' as the HPV vaccine is extended to boys HPV

Family of Laura Brennan say today is a 'bittersweet day' as the HPV vaccine is extended to boys

First-year students will be able to get the HPV vaccine this September.

From TheJournal.ie Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House Conservation

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager charged after 'suspicious fire' breaks out at Scottish high school Dunfermline

Teenager charged after 'suspicious fire' breaks out at Scottish high school

More than 80 firefighters worked through the night at Woodmill High School.

From TheJournal.ie Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds Future Health System

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years Electric Cars

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government finalising guidelines for tattooing and body piercing in Ireland Regulations

Government finalising guidelines for tattooing and body piercing in Ireland

Currently there are no basic training requirements for staff and no age of consent required.

From TheJournal.ie How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased? Budget 2020

How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased?

The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.

From TheJournal.ie Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan Rural Broadband

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan

The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.

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