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[ad_1] Protesters will descend on Leinster House today demanding better services for women. Activists are not only protesting against Covid restrictions that prevent partners from going to hospital with pregnant women, but also against the level of maternity services in general. 3 Many hospitals still need to ease maternity restrictionsCredit: Alamy 3 TD of the …

[ad_1] Details of a compensation plan for thousands of homeowners whose properties have been significantly damaged by mica will only be released “weeks” after the budget. But Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said the package put in place “will be one of the biggest financial support programs ever announced for anything.” He told Independent TD Thomas …

[ad_1] Ireland could become overly dependent on natural gas from the UK for power generation by 2030 due to dwindling domestic sources, the energy watchdog will warn on Tuesday. The Public Services Regulatory Commission (CRU) will argue that it would be “prudent” for a future role for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be examined by …

[ad_1] Attorney General Paul Gallagher acted privately for former directors of Independent News & Media (INM) in a hearing with High Court inspectors, days before the government announced only its work to private client as a lawyer had ceased. Knowledgeable sources said Mr Gallagher, a senior government lawyer licensed to work in private, was known …

[ad_1] The coming week could be huge for businesses in Ireland, especially large national and multinational companies. This is because negotiations around a new global corporate tax framework may be on the verge of a crescendo. Depending on how things play out over the next few days, the result could be a drastic shift in …

[ad_1] The government must set a plan in the next budget for the removal of more than € 2 billion in fossil fuel subsidies per year; the vast majority of which are indirect supports to industry, according to the environmental pillar (PE). The body, which represents all of the country’s major environmental groups, said the …

[ad_1] The government is planning several high-profile announcements this month aimed at restoring confidence in Sláintecare’s reforms for health services following a series of resignations among process leaders. The sites of three elective hospitals in Dublin, Cork and Galway – a key recommendation from the original Sláintecare report – are expected to be announced next …

[ad_1] SURVIVORS of Ireland’s brutal industrial schools have been waiting for more than 10 months for a government response to comments made about their needs. In early 2020, the government, through the Department of Education, asked active survivor groups to compile a submission that would show the current and realistic needs of survivors. Tom Cronin, …

[ad_1] There was another setback for Slaintecare on Thursday when Professor Anthony O’Connor became the third senior official to leave the Implementation Advisory Board. He is believed to have resigned due to governance issues within the organization, but Professor O’Connor said he did not want to comment publicly. Professor O’Connor, clinical manager of the gastroenterology …

[ad_1] Rents across Ireland rose at a rate of 7% nationwide for the second quarter of 2021, a level of increase that the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) described as a ’cause for concern’. The report focuses on the period in which the country left the lockdown and notes a particular increase in rents in suburban …

[ad_1] The Attorney General acts privately for the former directors of Independent News & Media in their dealings with High Court inspectors investigating the affairs of the company. The inspectors were appointed by the High Court following a request by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), the state’s business law enforcement authority. …

[ad_1] The Environment Minister said he could not rule out power outages this winter as Ireland grapples with “strained” supply issues. EirGrid has identified a serious security of supply risk resulting from long-term outages of two large power plants, in Huntstown and Whitegate, which remain offline but are expected to return to the system in …

[ad_1] The government has approved a ‘comprehensive’ review of Irish land use planning legislation with the aim of boosting implementation of the national housing strategy. On Tuesday, Cabinet approved the review, which will be overseen by the attorney general, which is expected to end in September next year. The government has also approved a review …

[ad_1] GOVERNMENT’S HEAD-IN-THE SAND approach to the proliferation of power-hungry data centers threatens our energy security, foreign investment, jobs and climate action goals. Why? We don’t know because the government hasn’t done even a rudimentary cost-benefit analysis. What is the government’s policy on data centers? A 17-page document from 2018, titled Government Statement on the …

[ad_1] The government is concerned about the quality of Ireland’s water as around half of the country’s waterways are now in poor condition or worse, Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said. On Monday, the department released its draft watershed management plan, a strategy overseeing the improvement of rivers, estuaries and other areas, which will now be …

[ad_1] When the wealthy businessman trying to fund a cup defense in Auckland – against the wishes of Team NZ – was copied in a controversial email last week, all hell broke loose. Writing for BusinessDesk, Pattrick Smellie provides the background to the junkyard and what Grant Dalton might do next. If Mark Dunphy has …

[ad_1] Suggestions that the UK government could ignore parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol and potentially trigger Article 16 have been called “very irresponsible” by EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. s McGuinness told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that the European Union and the UK government should “trust each other” and said “threats are not …

[ad_1] Labor veteran Mervyn Taylor, who died at the age of 89, was instrumental in lifting the divorce ban in the Constitution in the November 1995 referendum. He was also the first Jewish member of an Irish government, where he was first Minister of Labor for nine days so he could sit in cabinet until …

[ad_1] Hotels and guesthouses in Laois and across the country have had another exceptionally difficult year due to Covid. The average room occupancy rate for 2021 is 25% for the Midlands / Mid East region, including Laois since the start of the year, according to the latest research from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) . …

[ad_1] Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the government would make a “collective decision” on how to respond to an invitation to attend a controversial religious ceremony marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. The “Service of Reflection and Hope to Mark the Centenary of the Partition of Ireland and the Formation of Northern Ireland” takes place at St Patrick’s …

[ad_1] The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of managing outbreaks of infection as a global community. Many important advances have been made by countries together, including a range of highly effective vaccines to prevent serious illness and death. But the extent of inequality in countries’ access to the vaccine stands in stark contrast to …

[ad_1] The government is “exploring all options” to ensure that purpose-built student accommodation remains in use for students, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told Dáil as protesters gathered outside Leinster House. Officials from the business and housing departments met Wednesday evening to discuss the issue and there will be “further announcements in the coming weeks,” Varadkar said. …

[ad_1] Suddenly, inflation – and especially the rise in the cost of energy – has exploded on the political agenda, and will play an important role in the government’s budgetary considerations. TD says the cost of living has been a smoldering public issue for some time. But as energy prices have skyrocketed in recent months, …

[ad_1] B oris Johnson has admitted he is not close to concluding a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK, although the Leave campaign trumpeted such a deal to win voters in 2016. After more than 90 minutes of discussions with Joe Biden at the White House, the Prime Minister conceded Wednesday that he …

[ad_1] The government has not decided to delay construction of the Metrolink until 2027, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation. However, he is unable to say when construction of the project will begin. It comes after Labor TD Duncan Smith yesterday asked Transport Minister Eamon Ryan for urgent clarification on MetroLink metro …

[ad_1] Justin Trudeau will win a third term as Prime Minister of Canada, with his Liberal party set to remain the largest group in Parliament, after Erin O’Toole, leader of the main opposition Conservative party, admitted defeat. However, with results still visible Monday night, Mr. Trudeau appeared ready for another minority government, forcing him to …

[ad_1] Taoiseach Micheál Martin called the sinister demonstrators who gathered in front of Leo Varadkar’s house “despicable and shocking”. He also said the disturbing developments, which have seen an increasing number of private homes of politicians targeted, have “no place in our democracy.” He added: “I think we as a country tolerate political debate, we …

[ad_1] United States President Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer both spoke separately over the weekend, warning the British government to preserve the Good Friday deal at all costs. . Schumer spoke to 100 Irish American activists at the Martin McGuinness Leaders’ March on Sunday morning at the Irish Famine Memorial Site. He …

[ad_1] The government has made it “absolutely clear” that the state’s energy infrastructure will be able to supply the electricity needed for projects such as a multibillion-euro Intel chip factory, the minister said. Environment Eamon Ryan. Ireland is said to be one of three countries on a shortlist as a location for some of the …

[ad_1] TAOISEACH MICHEÁL MARTIN will travel to New York today before attending a series of UN events in the city next week. The Taoiseach will chair a Security Council meeting on Thursday, where he is expected to send a clear message to the Council that he must take climate change and its contribution to global …

[ad_1] The government said recent incidents of unsafe water supply from two treatment plants have now been rectified and the water is now safe to drink. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) described two serious incidents in recent weeks at drinking water plants serving parts of Dublin City (served by the Ballymore Water …

[ad_1] The judges chose their shortlist of five finalists in The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021 competition, which is supported by Randox Health. The five locations are: Clonakilty, Co Cork; the city of Galway; Glaslough, County Monaghan; Killarney, County Kerry; and the city of Waterford. Over the summer, more than 2,400 …

[ad_1] These claims were revealed in a new book, “Albert Reynolds: Risk taker for peace” by former minister and Fianna Fail reporter Conor Lenihan, which also details his own role in the peace talks in the 1990s. Albert Reynolds TD, who was Taoiseach from 1992 to 1994, is said to have secured key backing for …

[ad_1] SETTING TIME LIMITS on how long an employer can put a worker on probation should be considered by the government, according to Tánaiste and Enterprise, Trade and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar. He also confirmed that he wanted to ensure that more reasonable notice periods were given to employees when their work was of an …

[ad_1] Sinn Fein has been accused of a “cynical stunt” over calls to tighten the Irish government’s lobbying rules while “acting completely opposite” in Northern Ireland. In the Republic, the party tables a bill aimed at further restricting former ministers and special advisers from lobbying to the government. Sinn Féin wishes to extend the cooling-off …

[ad_1] America’s Cup: Irish officials advise government to withdraw from Cup bid by Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com Sep 15 8:02 AM PDT September 16, 2021 Beaufort Cup Fastnet Race lead boats for military and rescue crews on Volvo Cork Week Day 1 © David Branigan / Oceansport Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister Simon Coveney with …

[ad_1] The Spaniard Surprise speeds up the tempo of the tender for the AC37 site just days before the big decision by Richard Gladwell / Sail-World NZ Sep 10 17:34 PDT September 11, 2021 Valence the exit channel of the Darcena in Valence – Spectators of the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup at Port …

[ad_1] Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, said the international community was “concerned” by the Taliban’s new interim government and called on it to prove its commitment by allowing foreign nationals and vulnerable Afghans to leave the country. In a joint press conference with Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister, at the US military base in …

[ad_1] Political progress is not smooth and cannot be taken for granted. Sometimes it’s two steps forward, one step back. It is a process of securing agreements and building for the future. Defend what has been achieved while looking at what is not yet. In the fall, we will face two important challenges for the …

[ad_1] Le Taoiseach said the government is looking at how the country moves from an emergency to a more normal environment, but said much remains to be decided. Micheál Martin today did not confirm a report from the Irish Independent that the National Public Health Emergency Team, along with two other emergency committees, will be …

[ad_1] Earlier this month, in a stunning example of culture cancellation gone awry, President Judy Olian of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, announced the permanent closure of the Great Hunger Museum of Ireland, Musaem An Ghorta Mhóir, the gem of Quinnipiac and the only museum in the world to feature a comprehensive collection of art …

[ad_1] The Institute for Economic and Social Research, in its quarterly economic commentary published in June, argued for increased government capital spending in the current environment of very low interest rates. He recognized the need for prudent management of current spending to reduce the budget deficit and put public finances back on a sustainable basis …

[ad_1] On February 10, 2018, after more than 34 years at the helm, Irish politician Gerry Adams resigned as leader of Sinn Féin, the largest pro-Irish party in the reunification of the Republic of Ireland and the region of Northern Ireland controlled by the United Kingdom. In her place was Mary Lou McDonald, who set …

[ad_1] The general manager of Leopardstown racecourse is hopeful that up to 5,000 people could be allowed to attend Irish Champions Weekend, although he admits a crowd of 1,000 is more likely. Ahead of next month’s Champions Weekend and the Listowel Festival, Irish races await the next government announcements on measures to deal with rising …

[ad_1] A Co Donegal priest has said one of the reasons he will be holding his first communions this weekend is because he fears an increase in Covid-19 infections in the coming weeks. Father John Joe Duffy of St Michael’s Church in Creeslough will celebrate First Communion with 18 students from two local schools. It …

[ad_1] Ógra Fianna Fáil called on Leo Varadkar to resign and accused him of “rude double standard” on Merriongate. Fianna Fáil base members are furious at Mr. Varadkar’s presence at the infamous Merrion Hotel garden party for 50 VIP guests last month. And this has now manifested itself in a demand from the party’s official …

[ad_1] Bionica Emas will create 35 jobs in Westmeath with the establishment of a storage, distribution and labeling site in Ireland. he company provides a range of services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, including access to drugs and ancillaries for use in clinical trials. The company is opening a 7,000 square foot facility in …

[ad_1] A Cork pub owner apologized after being filmed saying he hopes the COVID pandemic will continue for another ten years due to the financial support he receives from the government. Tony Campion, owner of the Silver Key pub and restaurant in Cork City, was recently caught on camera saying he was hoping the pandemic …

[ad_1] The Government of Northern Ireland has made plans to help entrepreneurs deal with severe delays and inflation. The Northern Ireland executive advised government departments to cooperate “in a spirit of mutual trust” when dealing with delays caused by the shortage of building materials. They said if the contractor has provided evidence of an open …

[ad_1] A general view of the crowded street as retail business fully reopens as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease after a long period of lockdown in Dublin, Ireland on May 17 2021. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Five Roman Catholic bishops from Ireland’s 22 dioceses set to challenge COVID-19 …

[ad_1] A leading immunology expert criticized the government’s “last minute” approach to establishing Covid vaccine certificates, calling the deployment a “disaster.” Liam Fanning, professor of immunovirology at University College Cork, called for the use of antigen testing in public places to identify infectious individuals. He believes rapid tests should be widely available and should be …

[ad_1] The Northern Ireland office insisted it had “no intention” to introduce a “code of ethics” prohibiting the media from investigating the unsolved murders of the Troubles if a statute of limitations was introduced by the government. rivate Eye reported allegations that an NIO official said the government was preparing a code of ethics for …

[ad_1] Des O’Malley, who was a dominant figure in Irish politics for four decades, has died at the age of 82. r O’Malley was less than two years of TD when he was appointed Minister of Justice in a government in crisis, affected by a cabinet plot to import weapons for the IRA, as sectarian …

[ad_1] MPs will return to Stormont on Tuesday to tell the British government that they will not agree to plans to end the prosecution for the crimes of Troubles. The House has been recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals revealed last week by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to address legacy …

[ad_1] The government must limit the interest rates charged by approved lenders despite concerns previously raised by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe that such a move could exclude some lenders from the market. The government announced Monday that it has approved the drafting of the Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2021, the main purpose of which is …

[ad_1] 1,179 other cases of Covid-19 have been detected, the health ministry reported, with 22 people in intensive care and 91 in hospital. Ireland will experience a “bumpy journey” over the next few weeks when it comes to the Covid Delta variant, the health services chief has said. In a tweet on Sunday morning, however, …

[ad_1] The writer is an advisor to the consultancy firm Global Counsel and was a special advisor for Europe to Theresa May. There is a truce in the sausage war between Britain and the EU. The extension of the grace period for chilled meats going from Great Britain to Northern Ireland has saved time in …

[ad_1] As Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya testifies before the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee later today, RTÉ correspondent Paul Cunningham examines a campaign linking political prisoners in Belarus to politicians from all over the world. the EU, including here in Ireland. “I was really shocked: saddened and shocked by the news.” Fianna Fáil TD Seán …

[ad_1] The UK government is expected to formally confirm a plan on Wednesday to introduce an autumn statute of limitations for all murders during the unrest until the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998. On Wednesday, Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, will present the proposal to address legacy issues …

[ad_1] ACCESS to indoor meals and drinks will be available to customers who can prove they are vaccinated or immune to the virus from “Monday July 26 at the latest,” the government said. People can stay for up to one hour 45 minutes in places where the tables are less than two meters apart. When …

[ad_1] Anti-Irish Sea border activists staged a protest against the Belfast docks for the second week in a row. he small demonstration on Saturday afternoon took place outside a Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs cattle checkpoint on Duncrue Street. It was led by ex-TUV and independent union adviser Jolene Bunting, who met with …

[ad_1] The Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland has a new leader after four weeks of organized chaos. But as Ken Murray reports from Dublin, the new party leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP (Photo), has a mountain to climb to sort out serious issues that could ultimately threaten his own tenure as divided DUP leader …

[ad_1] In mid-July, the European Commission will publish its “Fit for 55” proposals. They will outline how the EU’s climate policy framework will be revised to ensure that the Union can deliver on its new commitment to achieve at least 55% emission reductions by 2030 and climate neutrality. by 2050 at the latest. It will …

[ad_1] The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has been asked to help secure the release of an Irish resident who has been detained without charge in Iraq since April 7. Robert Pether is an Australian citizen, but he lives in Elphin in County Roscommon with his wife, Desree; two sons, …

[ad_1] Young drivers could have to wait 18 months to get a full license despite government assurances that the current backlog could be resolved within 15 weeks, according to industry sources. The growing backlog causes both frustration and expense for young drivers who must always have a driver’s license with them and pay higher premiums …

[ad_1] The Irish public has been urged to remain vigilant in recent months over the growing number of scams that attempt to separate people from their hard-earned money. Gardai and the Department of Social Protection have warned people not to give out sensitive personal and banking information over the phone. There has been a recent …

[ad_1] Carbon emissions from the Irish electricity sector could drop from almost 10 million tonnes per year to less than 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 and lead to a price reduction of € 180 million for consumers, according to a report by energy specialists Baringa. Their analysis released Wednesday also presents a …

[ad_1] Health chief urges Javid to be a ‘voice of caution’ New Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there was “no turning back” on the lifting of England’s remaining Covid restrictions. Mr Javid spoke to reporters this morning during a visit to St Thomas’ Hospital in London and before a statement to Parliament later. The former …

[ad_1] Politics being what it is, much of housing policy has been reduced to a numbers game. Ministers do not hesitate to refer to government spending and the number of houses “delivered”. Embarrassing questions about value for money for the taxpayer, or whether it goes to the people who need it most, or the potential …

[ad_1] Personal testimony about the struggle to come out as gay in a society in which he is stigmatized has been at the heart of the European Union leaders’ disgusted reaction to a discriminatory Hungarian law this week. It was important that homosexuals were in the room. Hungary’s heated showdown began at a meeting of …

[ad_1] County Kerry Councilor Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan has called on the government to stop selling take-out pints. he representative of Killarney, who is also a publican, said Current affairs lunch that people “walking around with plastic cups and stuff” is not a picture we want for his city. “If we want the outdoor life to …

[ad_1] Micheál Martin was told that the issue of land ownership of the National Maternity Hospital is a “defining moment” for its leaders and for the country. Ds told the Taoiseach that he must be prepared to issue a Campus-wide Mandatory Purchase Order (CPO) at the St Vincent Hospital site in Dublin, where the new …

[ad_1] A NEW TRIAL program that aims to allow employers to test the effectiveness of a four-day work week is launched today. The six-month experiment is being piloted by the Four Day Week Ireland campaign. The group says a four-day work week benefits employees, who enjoy a better work-life balance, and can also lead to …

[ad_1] The Northern Justice Minister condemned the “appalling” threat from loyalist paramilitaries that Irish government ministers and officials are no longer welcome in the region. Speaking at the Stormont Assembly on Monday, Naomi Long said comments made last week by the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) – a coordinating group representing the views of the UDA, …

[ad_1] UNHCR in Ireland has said the Covid-19 pandemic has made it much more difficult for refugees to resettle here, with arrivals over the past two years being well below government commitments. He said the Irish government is committed to resettling 2,900 refugees by 2023, but so far only 250 have arrived between this year …

[ad_1] The political debate in Northern Ireland has become “quite aggressive” in recent weeks, Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney said. “The idea that some members of the loyalist community would blame the Dublin government, as they call it, for all Brexit and Protocol woes is just not accurate,” he said. “It is we who are now …

[ad_1] A mental health tsunami is brewing among the thousands of people affected in mica-infested homes, it has been claimed. Paddy Diver, who spearheaded the campaign that led to the march in the capital, said he feared it was only a matter of time before a death occurred. Thousands of people affected by the bad …