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Irish Governments perpetual cronynism
Ex minister passes note to Taoiseach seeking crony appointment Daniel McConnell 25/01/2015 Former Fine Gael minister and Independent TD Michael Lowry lobbied Taoiseach Enda Kenny to have his female former press advisor reappointed to a State board, the Sund...
He handed Kenny a note in the Dail and it was left behind and found its way to the Sindo. Then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen made a deal to appoint Lowry picks in the previous government term in return for support when the government needed on close votes in the Dail.
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Fingal County Councillors vote to publish declarations of interest on the internet.
Fingal County Council have voted to publish declarations of interest on-line at the Fingal County Council meeting at 8th January 2014 You would think that the councillors conference reports or elections expenses would be put on-line first as the Declaration...
Fingal County Council have voted to publish declarations of interest on-line at the Fingal County Council meeting at 8th January 2014. You would think that the councillors conference reports or elections expenses would be put on-line first as the Declarations of Interest is most the challenging, ...
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Oireachtas: Salient Rulings of the Chair
Copy of a thread I started on Politics.ie Salient Rulings of the Chair I came across a reference to a 'Salient Rulings of the Chair' No 246, which I hadn't really heard of, or taken notice of before and didn't know what 'Ruling 246' was, I asked the TD who ...
Copy of a thread I started on Politics.ie Salient Rulings of the Chair I came across a reference to a 'Salient Rulings of the Chair' No 246, which I hadn't really heard of, or taken notice of before and didn't know what 'Ruling 246' was, I asked the TD who used the reference and didn't get a ...
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Technical Group Resources
The Technical Group is a group of Independent and small parties TDs (members of parliament) of the Dail (Lower house of the Irish Parliament) who coalesce to get more speaking opportunities and positions on committees. There is a disagreement about TDs who ...
The Technical Group is a group of Independent and small parties TDs (members of parliament) of the Dail (Lower house of the Irish Parliament) who coalesce to get more speaking opportunities and positions on committees. There is a disagreement about TDs who resigned from the partys they were ...
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Seanad Bye-election John McNulty's IMMA appointment correspondence
Some more Freedom of Information files were released relating to the appointment of John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of modern art shortly before that position was used as qualification for nomination to the Senate. Following on from the IMMA c...
Some more Freedom of Information files were released relating to the appointment of John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of modern art shortly before that position was used as qualification for nomination to the Senate. Following on from the IMMA correspondence that Katie Hannon for RTE ...
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Ministers announcing new regulations we can't read.
Just signed a law formally banning texting while driving. Removes legal grey area on SMS. Effective from May 1st. pic.twitter.com/iAtzpwFWid — Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) April 11, 2014 Which prompted the Thejournal.ie article Banned: Texting while drivi...
How is this new? Legislation already in place makes it an offence to HOLD a mobile phone while driving. Before now, the legislation has not applied to mobile phones NOT being held. What do they NOT do? Contrary to some misleading media reports, they do not make it an offence to speak via a ...
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Pre-legislative scrutiny
Pre-legislative scrutiny of bills was one of the key poltical reforms of this government announced 12th September 2013 . http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/government-publishes-programme-of-dail-reform.51742.shortcut.html Government oracle St...
Pre-legislative scrutiny of bills was one of the key poltical reforms of this government announced 12th September 2013 . http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/government-publishes-programme-of-dail-reform.51742.shortcut.html. Government oracle Stpehen Collins says it ben under ...
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Stateboard Appointment Guidelines which Ministers can ignore
In following up on events I wrote about in Results and Reforms could it still happen again . Howlin announced A Revised Model for Ministerial Appointments to State Boards on September 30th, 2014. The question was whether the rules he outlined would prevent ...
In following up on events I wrote about in Results and Reforms could it still happen again. Howlin announced A Revised Model for Ministerial Appointments to State Boards on September 30th, 2014. The question was whether the rules he outlined would prevent the abuse of state board appointment by ...
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Technical Group Resources
The Technical Group is a group of Independent and small parties TDs (members of parliament) of the Dail (Lower house of the Irish Parliament) who coalesce to get more speaking opportunities and positions on committees. There is a disagreement about TDs who ...
The Technical Group is a group of Independent and small parties TDs (members of parliament) of the Dail (Lower house of the Irish Parliament) who coalesce to get more speaking opportunities and positions on committees. There is a disagreement about TDs who resigned from the partys they were ...
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State Appointments to the Boards of RTE and BAI 2014: Disimprovements
A blog post on the appointment of process to the board of the Irish national public service broadcaster RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland the regulator of public and commercial broadcasting in Ireland. Summarising and linkifying reporting partic...
A blog post on the appointment of process to the board of the Irish national public service broadcaster RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland the regulator of public and commercial broadcasting in Ireland. Summarising and linkifying reporting particularly by the The Phoenix and Colum ...
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Liz O'Donnell appointed chair of Road Safety Authority
Minister Donohoe appoints Ms. Liz O’Donnell as Chairperson Designate of the Road Safety Authority Former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats and Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance and Human Rights has been appointed cahirperson des...
Minister Donohoe appoints Ms. Liz O'Donnell as Chairperson Designate of the Road Safety Authority Former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats and Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance and Human Rights has been appointed cahirperson designate of the RSA, she'll have to go in ...
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Labour's Jane Dillon Byrne appointment to IMMA by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan
Labour board appointee A labour councillor Jane Dillon-Byrne who lost her seat in 2014 Local Elections was appointed to the board of IMMA only some days or weeks later by the previous minister Jimmy Deenihan Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Ap...
Labour board appointee. A labour councillor Jane Dillon-Byrne who lost her seat in 2014 Local Elections was appointed to the board of IMMA only some days or weeks later by the previous minister Jimmy Deenihan Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Appointments to State Boards 10 July ...
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