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# Eamon Gilmore

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# Walking Away
WATCH: Pat Rabbitte ignores questions about leadership, talks for 73 seconds about postcodes
MEP Phil Prendergast has called for Eamon Gilmore to resign for the good of the party.
# Analysis
The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives
There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.
# unhappy gilmore
'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call
Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?
MEP Phil Prendergast made the call following the party’s poor performance in recent opinion polls.
# For the chop?
Labour MEP says Gilmore has to go, endorses Joan Burton for leadership
Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.
# Passport
The Passport Service have set up a Twitter for all your, eh, passport questions
Sure why not?
Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters
The Tánaiste also said he would not be bound by any timetable on the Cabinet agreeing on how much people will have to pay.
# The campaign trail
'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers
With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.
# Happy birthdail
It's Enda and Eamon's birthday today... but can you guess who's older?
A pair of pups.
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen
Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.
# Racism
In Dublin today: The man who warmed up the crowd for Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech
John Lewis was a keynote speaker alongside Martin Luther King Jr at the March on Washington in 1963.
# over to you
Open Thread: Are you Irish and living abroad? What would you like the government to do for you?
Give us your wishlist.
# Renovation
952 vacant houses are to be renovated into family homes
15 million was allocated for the scheme.
# recognition
Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.
# Water Charges
Tánaiste: If there's one thing I can't be accused of, it's making decisions that court popularity
Eamon Gilmore acknowledged he’s not exactly Mr Popular in the Dáil this afternoon as the water charges row rumbled on.
# Committees
Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine
It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?
# life saving surgery
Children can't get surgery because of Ukraine crisis, the Irish government is being asked to help
One in four children diagnosed with ‘Chernobyl Heart’ will die before the age of 6.
# Water Charges
Gilmore on water leak: 'I don't blame anybody for it, I just think it's unhelpful'
One Minister described this morning’s Cabinet discussions about water charges as “robust” while the Taoiseach declined to take questions on his way into Dublin Castle this afternoon.
# Exports
Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now
He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.
# Ukraine
EU to 'take stock' of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.
# day trip
Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm
‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’
# State Visit
Here's everything that happened on day two of Michael D's State visit to the UK
A trip to Downing Street, a meeting with Boris Johnson, another extravagant banquet and several other things the President got up to on day two of his State visit to the UK.
# State Visit
As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?
To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.
# State Visit
Touchdown: The President has arrived in the UK as historic State visit begins
Michael D Higgins has a busy few days ahead of him…
# Pack your bags
Room for one more? Tánaiste to join President's trip to London
Eamon Gilmore will speak to a group of Irish start-ups in London as part of the trip.
# Eamon Chilled-more
Recognise this relaxed, laid-back and groovy future Tánaiste?
Simpler days for a certain future Labour leader…
# Oireachtas agenda
Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# Gardagate
Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals
Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.
Taoiseach in emotional tribute, following death of FG TD Nicky McFadden
Her death, aged 51, follows a long battle with Motor Neurone disease.
# Funding Row
'They get everything' - Jerry Kiernan stirs another GAA row by slamming government for €600k grant
“Let them do it out of their own funds,” argues former Olympian following funding for London redevelopment.
# Investment
Tánaiste announces €600k grant for planned €5m redevelopment of London GAA headquarters
The new project was launched today in Croke Park.
# Cabinet split
Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate
Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.
# Cabinet split
Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately
Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.
# garda whistleblowers
The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.
# suggestion box
Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you
The Government’s reviewing how it engages with the Irish overseas. You can give your two cents (pennies, jiao – whatever) from today.
# Gay Rights
White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart
Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.
# Emigration
Requests for €15.5m to help Irish people living abroad
A programme in Eamon Gilmore’s department provides funding to organisations supporting Irish communities abroad.
# ukraine crisis
93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls
Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.
Tánaiste presents Brian O'Driscoll with framed picture of French heroics
On the eve of the Irish rugby star’s final Test match, he took time out to re-live his 2000 hat-trick in Paris.
# international relations
Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today
Eamon Gilmore is spending three days in France ahead of St Patrick’s Day.