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Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
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Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,172 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected
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Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected

Apr 27th 2020, 10:18 AM 10,660 Views 3 Comments

There is a focus on student learner needs and wellbeing at the moment.

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment
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Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

Feb 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,824 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
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Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,087 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
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FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 24,121 Views 82 Comments

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

Minister urges BusConnects 'rethink' and says 'alternative route must be found' in constituency
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Minister urges BusConnects 'rethink' and says 'alternative route must be found' in constituency

Jul 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,262 Views 76 Comments

With BusConnects yet to progress to its next revised stage, public representatives have been having their say.

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance
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45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Nov 12th 2018, 1:16 PM 29,825 Views 150 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'
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Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,163 Views 38 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems
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# Money Money Money

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Jan 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,024 Views 43 Comments

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil'
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# Gender Equality

Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil'

Nov 6th 2017, 1:01 PM 17,431 Views 115 Comments

The junior minister was speaking after criticising “macho” culture in the Dáil.

Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal
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Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal

Sep 9th 2017, 5:08 PM 13,596 Views 66 Comments

The union will ballot its members on the proposed agreement in the coming weeks.

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay
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'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:17 PM 18,573 Views 89 Comments

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly
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Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

Jul 17th 2017, 3:28 PM 7,301 Views 12 Comments

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance
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# Everyday I'm Reshufflin

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Jun 16th 2017, 1:42 PM 31,838 Views 77 Comments

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

'6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics
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# Tooting Her Horn

'6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:30 AM 21,689 Views 89 Comments

The Jobs Minister has come under fire with signs of discontent among her staff.

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny
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# Cartoon Saloon

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny

Feb 6th 2017, 7:58 AM 12,984 Views 5 Comments

Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor says she can handle criticism but it 'really hurts' her parents
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Mary Mitchell O'Connor says she can handle criticism but it 'really hurts' her parents

Jan 28th 2017, 2:26 PM 24,724 Views 68 Comments

The minister says her sick mother has lost sleep over some of the commentary about her performance.

Jobs Minister sees second adviser leave in two months
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Jobs Minister sees second adviser leave in two months

Jan 11th 2017, 5:25 PM 20,811 Views 49 Comments

The minister’s policy adviser Jim McGrath is leaving his post as of 20 January.

IDA boss: 'I don't believe the housing crisis has cost us any investments or jobs'
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# Welcome To Ireland

IDA boss: 'I don't believe the housing crisis has cost us any investments or jobs'

Jan 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,758 Views 12 Comments

IDA boss Martin Shanahan said the rental and housing crisis in Ireland is at “pinch point”.

John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term
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John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term

Dec 29th 2016, 12:30 PM 8,312 Views 50 Comments

The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.

'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future
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'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future

Dec 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 22,406 Views 104 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

Thousands sign petition calling for Ardmore Studios to be saved
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Thousands sign petition calling for Ardmore Studios to be saved

Dec 5th 2016, 6:15 AM 16,164 Views 25 Comments

The studio has filmed iconic movies such as Braveheart and The Field

'We speak English': Companies thinking of leaving the UK are welcome in Ireland, says Kenny
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'We speak English': Companies thinking of leaving the UK are welcome in Ireland, says Kenny

Nov 4th 2016, 2:03 PM 12,677 Views 73 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced 215 new jobs for Dublin and Waterford today.

Ex-TV3 news anchor Alan Cantwell resigns from role as advisor to Mary Mitchell O'Connor
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# Jobs Minister

Ex-TV3 news anchor Alan Cantwell resigns from role as advisor to Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:45 PM 38,494 Views 45 Comments

The former TV3 news presenter is parting company with the Minister for Jobs.

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'Rural communities deserve better': Two in three IDA properties vacant

Oct 29th 2016, 11:56 AM 10,354 Views 37 Comments

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the IDA needs to have available properties to offer to prospective investors.

Enda Kenny defends appointment of Mary Mitchell O'Connor after public criticisms
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# Something About Mary

Enda Kenny defends appointment of Mary Mitchell O'Connor after public criticisms

Oct 27th 2016, 7:02 PM 19,503 Views 49 Comments

The minister herself has said: “I don’t mind and I don’t care what people say about me.”

Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks
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Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks

Oct 12th 2016, 6:18 PM 21,447 Views 0 Comments

At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.

A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today - it's been a good week so far for Limerick
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A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today - it's been a good week so far for Limerick

Sep 20th 2016, 8:37 AM 14,160 Views 25 Comments

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor welcomed the ‘significant announcement’.

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency
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# Fly Me To The Moon

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency

Jun 21st 2016, 6:22 PM 12,224 Views 11 Comments

The numbers employed in the space industry here are set to double to over 1,000 according to the agency.

Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way
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# Job Fairy

Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way

Jun 13th 2016, 9:16 AM 15,033 Views 13 Comments

One minister said the creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is “the equivalent of 1,000 jobs for Galway city”.

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law
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Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Dec 15th 2014, 10:20 PM 18,510 Views 125 Comments

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

People were pretty offended by yesterday's Life cover
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People were pretty offended by yesterday's Life cover

Dec 15th 2014, 9:28 AM 41,264 Views 154 Comments

The magazine’s annual Christmas party was reportedly like a scene from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’…

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?
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# Vaping On-air

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

Nov 11th 2014, 3:35 PM 10,586 Views 29 Comments

Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69
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# Breastcheck

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69

Oct 14th 2014, 7:20 PM 6,705 Views 12 Comments

The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals
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The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals

Sep 1st 2014, 6:58 PM 7,638 Views 37 Comments

At both junior and senior cycle.

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth
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This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth

Aug 6th 2014, 12:06 PM 12,276 Views 27 Comments

There’s a special bond between Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the famous Leinster House steps….

Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem
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Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem

Jul 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,641 Views 49 Comments

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
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Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

May 22nd 2014, 1:05 PM 7,758 Views 8 Comments

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep
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# Election 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 34,222 Views 158 Comments

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

Mercedes-Bent: Stranded at the gates of Leinster House
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# Plinth Of Shame

Mercedes-Bent: Stranded at the gates of Leinster House

Sep 9th 2013, 10:32 PM 48,858 Views 74 Comments

At least Mary Mitchell O’Connor won’t feel so alone now.

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