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Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'
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Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'

May 25th 2021, 5:05 PM 60,710 Views 80 Comments

Cllr David McManus said he did not mean to cause offence by his comments.

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating
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Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating

Mar 5th 2021, 5:06 PM 15,575 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he will ask Fáilte Ireland why 18 counties have been excluded from one hospitality scheme.

Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages
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Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages

Feb 12th 2021, 7:54 PM 49,561 Views 94 Comments

Senator Doherty said people do not want to be “on the bag” while walking their dog.

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'
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'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

Nov 20th 2020, 9:52 PM 41,853 Views 66 Comments

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
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Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,616 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms
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School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

Jun 25th 2020, 7:23 PM 17,479 Views 16 Comments

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June
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Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 12:41 PM 57,257 Views 65 Comments

It follows a cabinet meeting today.

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty
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'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty

May 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 22,354 Views 45 Comments

Last month, Debenhams announced it would not be reopening its stores, leaving 2,000 staff unemployed.

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses
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Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

May 5th 2020, 9:19 AM 23,707 Views 32 Comments

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions
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Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 17th 2020, 6:18 PM 18,467 Views 12 Comments

Up to now, parents could only register the births of their children in person.

Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'
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Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'

Apr 3rd 2020, 11:10 AM 35,789 Views 108 Comments

The social protection minister admitted that some students might be receiving more from the scheme than they would normally have earned.

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test
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'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test

Mar 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 50,408 Views 75 Comments

“We’re trying to do in a number of days [what] would probably take months, if not years, to set up,” Regina Doherty explained.

Changes to Covid-19 payment could come as soon as next week, says minister
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Changes to Covid-19 payment could come as soon as next week, says minister

Mar 21st 2020, 4:07 PM 83,155 Views 59 Comments

The government is working on a number of options regarding the payment, Regina Doherty said.

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment
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There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 9:40 PM 47,102 Views 59 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty
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Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty

Mar 18th 2020, 9:13 AM 48,668 Views 103 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency
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How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Feb 10th 2020, 12:29 AM 17,916 Views 9 Comments

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

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 42,080 Views 79 Comments

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

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job
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Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

Feb 5th 2020, 2:20 PM 18,734 Views 72 Comments

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?
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FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

Jan 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,240 Views 55 Comments

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week
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New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week

Jan 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 55,019 Views 54 Comments

Pensioners and people with disabilities who are living alone are the main cohort of social welfare recipients to benefit.

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February
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Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February

Dec 19th 2019, 1:45 PM 42,083 Views 77 Comments

The proposed introduction was initially deferred because of uncertainty over Brexit.

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time
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Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 22,514 Views 84 Comments

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC
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'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC

Nov 21st 2019, 12:52 PM 26,260 Views 41 Comments

There were testy exchanges between the minister and committee members in the Oireachtas this morning.

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December
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Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

Nov 21st 2019, 12:17 PM 68,849 Views 169 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money
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54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,241 Views 16 Comments

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support
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'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support

Nov 1st 2019, 12:52 PM 41,573 Views 95 Comments

It comes as Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office
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'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office

Oct 17th 2019, 9:19 PM 48,014 Views 63 Comments

The slogan “arbeit macht frei” is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz.

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
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'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,684 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase
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Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

Oct 14th 2019, 4:07 PM 22,395 Views 30 Comments

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce
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'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce

Oct 13th 2019, 11:02 PM 33,884 Views 36 Comments

Minster Regina Doherty said women often lack the “confidence and belief in themselves” to return to work after a long period of time.

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings
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Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

Sep 25th 2019, 6:13 PM 16,974 Views 34 Comments

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit
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JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 2:35 PM 24,322 Views 44 Comments

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?
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So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?

Sep 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 35,827 Views 34 Comments

The government is ploughing ahead with its support for the card, but what do you need it for right now?

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

Sep 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 39,135 Views 80 Comments

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

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
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Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

Sep 18th 2019, 12:08 AM 19,011 Views 101 Comments

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog
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Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

Sep 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 13,714 Views 57 Comments

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud
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750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud

Sep 16th 2019, 6:25 PM 109,734 Views 196 Comments

The Department aims to save €530 million by tackling fraud over the next four years.

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

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 23,650 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Sep 12th 2019, 5:26 PM 20,489 Views 51 Comments

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

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?
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Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

Sep 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,954 Views 63 Comments

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

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