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‘I beat both of you’ – Ring turns his fire on Varadkar and Donohoe
Former rural affairs minister Michael Ring has actually criticised Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe for their general election performance.
No one ought to be penalized for going to funeral service – McDonald
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has actually said no one needs to be penalized for participating in the funeral of previous leading Individual Retirement Account figure Bobby Storey – as the party installed a robust defence of its actions yesterday.
Tanáiste gets aide-de-camp as Varadkar keeps trappings of power
Leo Varadkar is getting his own personal military aide as he boosts his role as Tánaiste.
Which county wishes to be home to the Minister for Equating Things into Irish?
So: How would you enact a referendum to enhance the Cabinet from its current 15 to 39 members to guarantee every constituency can have one? Since, as the outrage over what counties got Cabinet ministers rumbles on, nobody wants to talk about the huge elephant on roller skates that is moving and pirouetting with dignity through the middle of the dispute, but that’s what we’re discussing, isn’t it?
Previous TD at centre of two-jobs outcry has quit top EU role after simply 6 months
Questionable previous Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has actually left his EUR150,000-a-year task in the European Commission after just 6 months in the role.
Arlene Foster vows not to collapse Stormont over Bobby Storey funeral row
Stormont’s First Minister has sworn not to collapse the devolved executive if the Deputy First Minister declines to stand down over her presence at an Individual Retirement Account veteran’s funeral.
Hugh O’Connell Viewpoint Sinn Féin hierarchy’s decision to participate in funeral was a bad error of judgement which might yet have repercussions
THE decision by Mary Lou McDonald and senior Sinn Féin figures to go to the funeral service of previous IRA man Bobby Floor earlier this week has actually stimulated a political crisis at Stormont and no lack of anger throughout the island.
Taoiseach ‘cautious’ about worldwide travel this summertime with school reboot leading priority
Taoiseach Mícheál Martin has suggested that international travel might not return this summer for worry of triggering another spike in Covid-19 cases, which would impact other aspects of Irish society like getting schools resumed.
Minister states individuals preparing foreign holidays need ‘certainty’
MINISTER Michael McGrath has actually said individuals preparing foreign holidays will have to be given as much certainty as possible when Cabinet meets to talk about the easing of rules on non-essential travel.
‘I beat the two of them’ – Michael Ring hits out at Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe
After he was not reappointed as a senior or junior minister, Mr Ring criticised the two Great Gael political leaders for the vote they got.
No one ought to be penalized for going to Bobby Floor funeral – McDonald
SINN Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has actually said no one must be penalized for going to the funeral service of former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey.
Questionable previous FG TD Dara Murphy leaves EU role after less than a year
CONTROVERSIAL previous Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has actually left his EUR150,000-a-year task in the European Commission after less than a year in the role.
Micheál Martin ‘let down and grossly insulted’ Limerick City – Fianna Fáil TD
Long serving Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has actually introduced a scathing attack on newly elected Taoiseach Micheál Martin for stopping working to designate a minister from Limerick City.
Varadkar criticises Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill for taking a trip to Dublin for ‘media event’ on day of Taoiseach vote
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has actually criticised Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill for taking a trip from Belfast to Dublin for the vote on the Taoiseach last weekend.
Pay increase for political leaders and public servants to cost EUR264m a year
A 2pc pay increase due to politicians and the workforce of more than 300,000 public servants this autumn will cost EUR264m a year.
Heavy-hitters snub leaders in carve-up of minister jobs
Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar are both dealing with a backlash over their shock junior ministerial consultations.
McDonald prompted to keep away from Dáil after Floor funeral service
Mary Lou McDonald and Sinn Féin TDs and authorities are facing calls to stay away from the Dáil for 2 weeks after they attended former IRA member Bobby Storey’s funeral service.
Green senator under fire for using N-word ‘rhyme’ after Ryan’s gaffe
Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan’s use of the N-word in the Dáil triggered complaints against a brand-new Green Celebration senator after she used a word that rhymes with the offensive term.
Chair of the Seanad elected by FF after pulling names out of a hat
An internal Fianna Fáil vote for the EUR46,000 Seanad chair job was decided by pulling names out of a hat.
Explainer: Who are the brand-new junior ministers and what jobs did they get?
THE brand-new union federal government’s line-up of junior ministers has actually been completed and Táoiseach Micheál Martin announced his full team tonight.
Junior ministers: Dara Calleary provided sport and Gaeltacht function after cabinet snub
Fianna Fáil deputy Dara Calleary has been provided a ministerial boost by being handed duty for Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Fionnán Sheahan Viewpoint Mr Big’s chicken ‘n’ chips, more rejections than a céilí and Choir Boys last chorus: winners and losers in junior ministers’ joust
There were more rejections for a jig than you ‘d get at a céilí.
Colette Browne Opinion Simply 4 women in Cabinet shows parties still paying lip service to gender equality
The honeymoon period for the brand-new Federal government lasted hardly two hours on Saturday, before Dara Calleary was inexplicably shafted by Micheál Martin and all hell broke out.
Varadkar paid EUR2,950 expense for 59-night lockdown remain in Farmleigh estate
Leo Varadkar invested almost EUR3,000 staying in the State lodge in the Farmleigh Estate during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dáil informed almost EUR2.5 bn needed for virus fight
The Government looked for around EUR2.5 bn in extra funding to help the health service and businesses tackle the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
TDs and senators will get their 2pc pay increase this year
TDs, senators and the general public service labor force are set for a 2pc pay increase in October, the new Expenditure Minister has signalled.
Varadkar expects lack of senior minister in West to be ‘rectified’ in future
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has actually said he anticipates the lack of a senior Cabinet minister for the West to be “corrected” in future.
Examination introduced into whether funeral of ex-IRA member Bobby Floor breached Covid-19 policies
The PSNI is evaluating footage of the funeral service of popular republican Bobby Storey for any suspected breaches of coronavirus guidelines.
Varadkar seeks nearly half a billion euro in extra funding to help Covid crisis-hit services
TÁNAISTE Leo Varadkar has sought almost half a billion euro in additional funding to help businesses resume and recover from the economic hit of the coronavirus crisis.
Minister’s pledge as Covid pay plaintiffs fall by 159,000
The new Social Security Minister has actually assured to help all communities across the State return to work.
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