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From TheJournal.ie Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to? Out To Launch

Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?

Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.

From TheJournal.ie FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election Signing Off

FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election

Daly has served as junior minister for mental health and older people for the past two years.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims Navy Ships

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

From TheJournal.ie UK junior agriculture minister resigns over May decision to allow vote delaying Brexit Brexit

UK junior agriculture minister resigns over May decision to allow vote delaying Brexit

Agriculture minister George Eustice sent a letter to May today tendering his resignation.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group National Broadband Plan

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency Keeping It Local

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency

Michael Ring’s home county of Mayo received €216,000 in the recent allocation of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts Comment Is Free

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts

A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships Winners

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts' Alan Shatter

Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts'

The MInister for Transport and former justice minister have been arguing over Stepaside Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85 RIP

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85

O’Donoghue was elected to the Dáil in 1977 as a TD for Dun Laoghaire.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrorised on their commutes': Clongriffin locals working with gardaí to trace graffiti gangs Attack

'Terrorised on their commutes': Clongriffin locals working with gardaí to trace graffiti gangs

A local TD said he has been receiving “numerous emails and calls from concerned constituents who are living in fear” over the past few years.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service Rowdy Scenes

'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service

Danny Healy-Rae got into a shouting match with Minister Brendan Griffin this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be Not A Clue

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

From TheJournal.ie "It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

From TheJournal.ie 'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate' Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister' Happy Days

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'

Officially the title is ‘commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfilment’.

From TheJournal.ie Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week Thank Christ

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians Executive Council

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview Government

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted Singled Out

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

From TheJournal.ie Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year Line Of Duty

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

From TheJournal.ie Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society' Free-to-air

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'

This means that they will now be available on a free-to-air and live basis for TV viewers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay Equal Pay Equal Work

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Have an opinion on what can be done to narrow the gender pay gap? The government is all ears Money Money Money

Have an opinion on what can be done to narrow the gender pay gap? The government is all ears

A public consultation is opening for submissions on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie 'People realise it could be them': 4,400 sign petition to stop Dun Laoghaire eviction St Helen's Court

'People realise it could be them': 4,400 sign petition to stop Dun Laoghaire eviction

The residents have written to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy about the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

From TheJournal.ie Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for Foster Care

Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for

The child was doing well in school and had joined the local football club but needed extra psychological supports which the family did not receive.

From TheJournal.ie Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister Hasn't Helped

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down I'm Out

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears Jobstown Trial

Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears

Minister Katherine Zappone said she called 999 as she ‘didn’t see too many gardai’.

From TheJournal.ie People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer Amen

People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer

Minister Katherine Zappone says it should be replaced with a moment of silence.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Denis Naughten hit by a car while out cycling in Roscommon Roads

Minister Denis Naughten hit by a car while out cycling in Roscommon

He has been brought to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards Planning Ahead

Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards

The Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan had put forward plans for gender quotas for sporting bodies.

From TheJournal.ie India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated' Rape

India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated'

Maneka Gandhi claimed India was in the bottom four countries in the world when it came to rape.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy Vacancies

Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy

The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions Gas Crowd

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

From TheJournal.ie Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80 RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Molloy was one of the founding members of the Progressive Democrats in 1986.

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