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From TheJournal.ie Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data Reform

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

From TheJournal.ie "Less cutbacks, less tax increases" needed for Budget 2015 --- Noonan Good News

"Less cutbacks, less tax increases" needed for Budget 2015 --- Noonan

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower protection legislation comes into effect today Whistleblowers

Whistleblower protection legislation comes into effect today

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 covers all employees, including gardaí and members of the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: 'I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn't' Reshuffle This post contains videos

Howlin: 'I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn't'

The Public Spending Minister is in the dark about the looming Cabinet reshuffle.

From TheJournal.ie The €15 fee for Freedom of Information requests is being abolished FOI

The €15 fee for Freedom of Information requests is being abolished

The government has agreed amendments to the FOI Bill at Cabinet today with campaigners giving them a cautious welcome.

From TheJournal.ie "Worth considering": Howlin talks up Gilmore's credentials for EU job The Outgoing Leader

"Worth considering": Howlin talks up Gilmore's credentials for EU job

The Public Expenditure Minister was asked whether the outgoing Labour leader would make a good Commissioner on his way into Cabinet this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law Get Smart Fast

Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law

A Bill published by Brendan Howlin will essentially deal with: ‘Who is contacting whom and about what’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today Seeya

'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today

“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.

From TheJournal.ie The ten commandments for a better civil service Solid Advice

The ten commandments for a better civil service

If they were good enough for Moses…

From TheJournal.ie Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight BUGGING

Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight

It is unknown when the report in to the bugging of GSOC headquarters will be published.

From TheJournal.ie Have your say: TDs and Senators want to know what you want in Budget 2015 Get Your Calculators Out

Have your say: TDs and Senators want to know what you want in Budget 2015

The Oireachtas Finance Committee is inviting written submission on Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene 800 Babies

TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene

Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin grilled on the housing crisis and cuts to public services Question Time

Brendan Howlin grilled on the housing crisis and cuts to public services

One TD pointed out that “We need 1 staff member per 4 patients but instead we’ve got 1 per 8 during the day and 1 per 12 during the night”.

From TheJournal.ie I'm out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn't want to be Labour leader Post-Gilmore

I'm out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn't want to be Labour leader

There is still no firm indication as to whether anyone else will battle for the Labour leadership with Joan Burton though junior minister Alex White has not ruled himself out.

From TheJournal.ie The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out The Mourning After

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader Runners And Riders

Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader

Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?

From TheJournal.ie Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes Loud Noises

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes

Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…

From TheJournal.ie Labour has been given a 'good smacking' by the electorate - Howlin Election 2014

Labour has been given a 'good smacking' by the electorate - Howlin

The party’s vote has been halved since 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: Ex-NAMA homes part of our plan to tackle housing "emergency crisis" Homelessness

Howlin: Ex-NAMA homes part of our plan to tackle housing "emergency crisis"

Ministers are gathering for today’s Cabinet meeting, where homelessness is top of the morning’s agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal" Money Back

Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal"

As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.

From TheJournal.ie €550m Galway motorway deal promises 450 jobs and at least five bypasses Bypassed

€550m Galway motorway deal promises 450 jobs and at least five bypasses

The 57 km four-lane motorway between Tuam and Gort is to be completed by the end of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie The government may have agreed on a banking inquiry, but there's still no deal on water charges Up In The Air

The government may have agreed on a banking inquiry, but there's still no deal on water charges

Cabinet failed to reach agreement on how much people will have to pay for water at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Banking inquiry "imminent" in wake of Anglo trial, says Howlin Unanswered Questions

Banking inquiry "imminent" in wake of Anglo trial, says Howlin

The Minister also said that there are “unanswered questions” from court proceedings that need to be answered.

From TheJournal.ie 'No agreement... and no agreement that we'll have an agreement': Cabinet row over water Water Water Everywhere
From TheJournal.ie Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to Budget 2015

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets - they have to

The Public Expenditure Minister also said that there could be room in Budget 2015 for tax cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told Leaders' Questions

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.

From TheJournal.ie Two ministers, some sheep, and a city centre photo-op. What could go wrong? Ewe First

Two ministers, some sheep, and a city centre photo-op. What could go wrong?

“They’re a little frisky…”. The press release had offered the prospect of some Cabinet-level sheep-shearing. But would the ministers oblige?

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

From TheJournal.ie New DIT campus will 'radically change the face of Dublin's north inner city' Grangegorman

New DIT campus will 'radically change the face of Dublin's north inner city'

Speaking today after visiting the site, junior minister Paschal Donohoe said the development would bring employment into the area and boost the local economy with the custom of 10,000 students.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian-owned group to run the Lotto for next 20 years All The Numbers

Canadian-owned group to run the Lotto for next 20 years

A payout of €405 million will go to the State in coming days for lottery licence.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in the world of Irish governance today? This is…

From TheJournal.ie Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus Leaving On A Jet Plane

Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus

Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’ Labour Conference

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’

The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk Expenditure

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly Absolutely Normal

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly

Brendan Howlin has faced questions over a report today that his department warned the Health Minister that plans for universal health insurance threaten the financial stability of the State.

From TheJournal.ie “I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings BUGGING

“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings

Ministers are being briefed by Alan Shatter this morning, following his meeting yesterday with the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation' Transparency

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'

Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.

From TheJournal.ie €600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims Top-ups

€600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims

Denied by Minister Howlin, she said money earmarked for TDs who are no longer Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary members would be used to make the public ‘vote in a particular way’.

From TheJournal.ie This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill Tighten Your Belts

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.