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Herald.ie
Reservoir slowly fills - but fix will take 2 weeksalso deemed to be insufficient. For these reasons Irish Water is not considerin
Herald.ie / Posted 2 hours ago
also deemed to be insufficient. For these reasons Irish Water is not considering recommissioning the plant," the statement said. Louth Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd called on the Government to introduce incentives for householders to conserve rainwat... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Cabinet unanimous in making Frank Clarke chief justicenomination was approved unanimously. Independent ministers raised no objection
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 hours ago
nomination was approved unanimously. Independent ministers raised no objection to Judge Clarke’s nomination, despite his Fine Gael background. Judge Clarke joined Fine Gael at a young age and acted as a speech writer for Garret... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Irish European representative hints at post-Brexit united Irelandhe was clear in stating "the Irish government believes that this is not the tim
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 hours ago
he was clear in stating "the Irish government believes that this is not the time for a poll on a united Ireland". The Fine Gael TD stated that the Irish government, led by his party, were seeking clarity on what a hypothetical future border... Read more
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Limerick Post
Better working conditions recommended for early childcare staffby the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.” The committee consists of; Li
Limerick Post / Posted 12 hours ago
by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.” The committee consists of; Lisa Chambers (Fianna Fáil); Tom Neville (Fine Gael); Kathleen Funchion (Sinn Fein); Donnacha O’Laoghaire (Sinn Féin); Jan O’Sullivan (Labour); Ann Rabbitte (Fianna... Read more
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Limerick Post
Quinlivan seeks to halt ticket touts links to drug cartelsand Cultural Events) Bill 2017 was delayed for nine months when it came for sec
Limerick Post / Posted 19 hours ago
and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 was delayed for nine months when it came for second stage debate in May by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, for no substantive reason. “As a result of this delay, the practice of consumers getting ripped off by ticket... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Eoghan Murphy asked to intervene over two-month rent depositscheme that was legislated for in 2015. “Labour fought hard to secure this new
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
scheme that was legislated for in 2015. “Labour fought hard to secure this new scheme and it is disappointing that Fine Gael is dragging its feet on this much-needed protection that is common in many other countries,” said the Limerick... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Gerry Adams denies he will step down as Sinn Féin leader in autumnlatest Millward Brown opinion poll yesterday said Sinn Féin remains on 20%, far
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
latest Millward Brown opinion poll yesterday said Sinn Féin remains on 20%, far behind the 30% and 29% rates for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil respectively. Ruling out joining the race for Áras an Uachtaráin, Mr Adams said such reports had... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Poll sees confidence in Government rise to six-year highis also up. According to today's poll, the Government has jumped 13 points to
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
is also up. According to today's poll, the Government has jumped 13 points to 40%, the highest level of support for a Fine Gael-led administration since the 2011 general election. Satisfaction is highest among professional and working voters... Read more
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Irish Examiner
MEP Brian Hayes urges Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil grand coalition | Irish Examiner MEP Brian Hayes has called for a grand coalition of Fine G
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
| Irish Examiner MEP Brian Hayes has called for a grand coalition of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in government for five years in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Healthy outlook: Simon Harris ties the knot with CaoimheChildren’s Hospital. While former taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Children’s Hospital. While former taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala attended the ceremony along with a host of Fine Gael ministers and TDs, former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff added the celebrity touch. Taoiseach Leo... Read more
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The Irish Times
Two hearts: Minister for Health ties the knot in Co WicklowFine Gael Cabinet colleagues, including his political mentor, Tánaiste Frances
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
Fine Gael Cabinet colleagues, including his political mentor, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with Simon Coveney, Paschal Donohoe, Heather Humphreys Paul Kehoe and Mary Mitchell O’Connor, came to wish the couple well. Simon Coveney, Ruth Coveney,... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Mum, daughter and friend killed on holiday return in horror crashto contact Ardee Garda Station 041 6871130, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 6
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
to contact Ardee Garda Station 041 6871130, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Ardee Fine Gael Councillor Delores Minogue said; "This is a terrible tragedy to happen to a Donegal family. The hearts of the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fears of service cuts to refund water feesHousing Minister Eoghan Murphy with concerns and warned that the refunds plan w
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy with concerns and warned that the refunds plan was a “surprise”, a situation contrary to the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil confidence and supply agreement. In the letter, obtained by the Irish Examiner, Mr Cowen said: “It was... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fears of service cuts to refund water feesHousing Minister Eoghan Murphy with concerns and warned that the refunds plan w
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy with concerns and warned that the refunds plan was a “surprise”, a situation contrary to the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil confidence and supply agreement. In the letter, obtained by the Irish Examiner, Mr Cowen said: “It was... Read more
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Herald.ie
Pressure on Garda boss to cut five-week break short after PAC reportwhen these reports are due to come out and even more worrying that the Departme
Herald.ie / Posted 7 days ago
when these reports are due to come out and even more worrying that the Department of Justice actually sanctioned this." Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell - another PAC member - defended Ms O'Sullivan. He said: "I'm sure she works more hours than I do -... Read more
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Herald.ie
Minimum wage set to increase to €9.55in the right direction," he said. This will be the second increase to the mini
Herald.ie / Posted 8 days ago
in the right direction," he said. This will be the second increase to the minimum wage since this Government involving Fine Gael and Independents came to office, with a 10c increase last year. Mr Varadkar said it will also be the fourth rise... Read more
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Irish Examiner
150,000 to benefit as minimum wage rises 30c an hourMinister Finian McGrath, said the increase would benefit those who get up early
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
Minister Finian McGrath, said the increase would benefit those who get up early, work nights as well as weekends. The Fine Gael-Independent coalition sanctioned a minimum wage increase of just 10c last year, a rise derided by many opposition... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fresh pressure on garda boss to resignhis call for her to be removed due to claims she “covered up” the financial sca
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
his call for her to be removed due to claims she “covered up” the financial scandal. However, despite the demand, the only Fine Gael PAC member present at yesterday’s report launch, Peter Burke, said Ms O’Sullivan should not be removed. A... Read more
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The Irish Times
Meet the 'early risers' - the swimmers who clean up Sandycovehave picked up a nickname locally – the early-morning risers – after the phrase
The Irish Times / Posted 8 days ago
have picked up a nickname locally – the early-morning risers – after the phrase coined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during his Fine Gael leadership campaign. It gives the group a chuckle. Some are still wearing their dressing gowns to keep out the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Shane Ross to press ahead with naming drink driversto press politicians over the summer to support the autumn legislation to ban o
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
to press politicians over the summer to support the autumn legislation to ban offending drink-drivers. He said it was up to Fine Gael whether they had a free vote on the bill in September. © Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved More From The... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Michael Creed slams ‘incoherent’ Brexit plansBritain’s weakening response to Brexit. Last week, German politicians told Iri
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
Britain’s weakening response to Brexit. Last week, German politicians told Irish counterparts visiting Berlin, including Fine Gael senators, that the British response to Brexit was a “disgrace” and “farcical”. Fisheries has become the first... Read more
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The Irish Times
Meet the teens who feel and sound Irish, but live in fear of deportationfor young people who have grown up in the country. Most political parties favou
The Irish Times / Posted 11 days ago
for young people who have grown up in the country. Most political parties favour some form regularisation, though Fine Gael hasn’t yet taken a position on it, and 69 per cent of Irish people surveyed by a Red C poll are in favour of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar has 'nothing to add' to comments made about Jobstown protestsays Mr Varadkar accused him of criminal behaviour in the Dáil on Wednesday, an
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 days ago
says Mr Varadkar accused him of criminal behaviour in the Dáil on Wednesday, and is also complaining about four other Fine Gael TDs. Mr Murphy’s already facing investigation by the Dáil’s disciplinary committee over his own alleged abuse of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Paul Murphy accuses Taoiseach of defamation over anti-water protest remarksremarks by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, the Minis
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 days ago
remarks by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, the Minister of State for Higher Education, and Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan. And they claimed that the nature of the Taoiseach's remarks may not have been immediately... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Paul Murphy accuses Taoiseach of defamation over anti-water protest remarksremarks by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, the Minis
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
remarks by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, the Minister of State for Higher Education, and Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan. And they claimed that the nature of the Taoiseach's remarks may not have been immediately... Read more
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Limerick Post
Arts centre could bring new life to Askeatonsimply to introduce the purchaser to the vendor. “A cup of coffee on the day,
Limerick Post / Posted 12 days ago
simply to introduce the purchaser to the vendor. “A cup of coffee on the day, that’s all I want out of it,” he commented. Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey said that he felt Cllr Sheahan had handled his business in a very “transparent manner”. by... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Paul Murphy to make official defamation complaint to the Dáil against Taoiseachsays Mr Varadkar accused him of criminal behaviour in the Dáil on Wednesday, an
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 days ago
says Mr Varadkar accused him of criminal behaviour in the Dáil on Wednesday, and is also complaining about four other Fine Gael TDs. Mr Murphy’s already facing investigation by the Dáil’s disciplinary committee over his own alleged abuse of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Paul Murphy claims he was defamed in DáilBefore Profit TD Paul Murphy will make a formal complaint today alleging Taoise
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
Before Profit TD Paul Murphy will make a formal complaint today alleging Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and four Fine Gael TDs “defamed” him during Wednesday’s divisive Dáil Jobstown row. The left-wing TD will make the claim to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
TD Paul Murphy will know next week if he abused Dáil privilegeDáil procedural committee has received legal advice and could meet next week to
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
Dáil procedural committee has received legal advice and could meet next week to make a ruling, despite the summer recess. Fine Gael junior minister Brendan Griffin has said the row is a distraction from what happened at the protest itself. "I... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Irish Naval service approved to join 'Operation Sophia' followed motion approvalour neutrality," said Ms Daly. Proposals to refer the subject for deeper consi
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
our neutrality," said Ms Daly. Proposals to refer the subject for deeper consideration at committee were blocked by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. In a statement, the Labour party said that there has not been adequate consideration of this... Read more
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Tax-News.com
Irish Gov't Says Limited Funds For Tax Cutsallocated to public sector pay increases. The Programme for a Partnership Gove
Tax-News.com / Posted 13 days ago
allocated to public sector pay increases. The Programme for a Partnership Government, the agreement on which the minority Fine Gael administration was returned to power last year, established a ratio of 2:1 for the allocation of any fiscal space... Read more
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Irish Examiner
South Dublin households 'subsidising a lot of other constituencies' through property taxa major property tax increase when new valuations take effect in 2019. Current
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
a major property tax increase when new valuations take effect in 2019. Current rates are based on 2013 property prices and Fine Gael councillor for Rathgar-Rathmines Paddy Smyth says Dublin is being unfairly hit. He said: "15% of the property tax... Read more
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Limerick Post
Verbal abuse claim will be referred to council bossa very busy man, but I will be talking to the chief executive about this,” he a
Limerick Post / Posted 13 days ago
a very busy man, but I will be talking to the chief executive about this,” he added. Continue reading below... Meanwhile, Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey also told the Limerick Post this week that he had been referred to as a “fat prick” by Cllr... Read more
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Herald.ie
'You are not a victim', Leo tells Murphy in fiery Dail exchangeconspiracy. "You got a fair trial. You were acquitted, but that doesn't mean y
Herald.ie / Posted 14 days ago
conspiracy. "You got a fair trial. You were acquitted, but that doesn't mean your behaviour was right." Cheered on by his Fine Gael colleagues and some TDs from other parties, an unscripted Mr Varadkar said: "It may well be the case that you were... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Students hit out at lack of support for motion to block "income-contingent" student loansput their money where their mouth is and make the commitment to publicly invest
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
put their money where their mouth is and make the commitment to publicly invest now. "Senators from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael asked for patience with the Joint Committee on Education and Skills to come to a conclusion and publish their... Read more
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The Irish Times
Budget 2018 to have €300m for tax cuts and new spendingPaschal Donohoe has indicated. This would mean little scope for meaningful tax
The Irish Times / Posted 14 days ago
Paschal Donohoe has indicated. This would mean little scope for meaningful tax cuts or spending increases – alarming Fine Gael backbenchers and Coalition Ministers alike. Mr Donohoe said yesterday that he did not expect tax receipts to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Disciplinary committee to seek legal advice on claims Paul Murphy abused Dáil privilegehe is convinced "numerous gardaí lied under oath" and had "an agreement to comm
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
he is convinced "numerous gardaí lied under oath" and had "an agreement to commit perjury". To a furious reaction from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour TDs, Mr Murphy said while "it may pain you, or some of you, the jury looked at the evidence... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Paul Murphy causes Dáil outrage by accusing three gardaí of 'lying under oath' in Jobstown trialhe is convinced "numerous gardaí lied under oath" and had "an agreement to comm
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
he is convinced "numerous gardaí lied under oath" and had "an agreement to commit perjury". To a furious reaction from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour TDs, Mr Murphy said while "it may pain you, or some of you, the jury looked at the evidence... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Paul Murphy causes Dáil outrage by naming three gardaí 'lying under oath' in Jobstown trialhe is convinced "numerous gardaí lied under oath" and had "an agreement to comm
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
he is convinced "numerous gardaí lied under oath" and had "an agreement to commit perjury". To a furious reaction from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour TDs, Mr Murphy said while "it may pain you, or some of you, the jury looked at the evidence... Read more
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Herald.ie
'Pension time bomb' as State's bill up by €1bn every 5 yearstime bomb' as State's bill up by €1bn every 5 years The sheer scale of the ris
Herald.ie / Posted 15 days ago
time bomb' as State's bill up by €1bn every 5 years The sheer scale of the rising costs could jeopardise pledges by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail to increase the State pension by around €5-a-week each year over a full Government term. One... Read more
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Tax-News.com
EU Warns Ireland On Tax Change Under Considerationgross income, and is levied in addition to income tax. The Partnership for Gov
Tax-News.com / Posted 15 days ago
gross income, and is levied in addition to income tax. The Partnership for Government, agreed last year between the ruling Fine Gael party and opposition parties, pledged the gradual abolition of the USC. However, following Prime Minister Enda... Read more
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Irish Examiner
‘Difficult’ to meet benefit increase expectationsof May, compared with the same period last year. The campaign, spearheaded by T
Irish Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
of May, compared with the same period last year. The campaign, spearheaded by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar before his election as Fine Gael leader, was criticised by the opposition. The briefing note shows the campaign, which cost almost €166,000,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fianna Fáil warns against 'tokenistic' contribution to Ireland's 'rainy-day fund'Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe could scale back his predecessor's plans for a
Irish Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe could scale back his predecessor's plans for a Government savings fund. The deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil requires the Government to set up the fund, but it has been reported that much of the cash could... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael see lead over Fianna Fáil narrow in latest poll | Irish Examiner Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 06:13 pm Fine Gael's lead over
Irish Examiner / Posted 18 days ago
| Irish Examiner Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 06:13 pm Fine Gael's lead over Fianna Fáil is back to within the margin of error,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael TD admits new bin charges may be further delayed | Irish Examiner Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 04:52 pm A Fine Gael TD has sug
Irish Examiner / Posted 18 days ago
| Irish Examiner Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 04:52 pm A Fine Gael TD has suggested it may be necessary to delay the introduction of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Calls for ticket-touting regulation after Ed Sheeran tickets up for sale on secondary sitesID. There has been a strict limit placed on the sale of tickets, only allowing
Irish Examiner / Posted 18 days ago
ID. There has been a strict limit placed on the sale of tickets, only allowing customers buy four tickets at a time. A Fine Gael TD believes Ticketmaster is still not doing enough to combat ticket touting. Noel Rock has said extra measures... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urged to help in drive for more women candidatesto train 300 women to run in the local elections. After declaring himself a fe
Irish Examiner / Posted 18 days ago
to train 300 women to run in the local elections. After declaring himself a feminist and setting a target of 20 female Fine Gael TDs in the next Dail, Mr Varadkar is being asked to stump up the cash. In a letter to the Taoiseach, the Women for... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Leo Varadkar urged to help in drive for more women candidatesto train 300 women to run in the local elections. After declaring himself a fe
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
to train 300 women to run in the local elections. After declaring himself a feminist and setting a target of 20 female Fine Gael TDs in the next Dail, Mr Varadkar is being asked to stump up the cash. In a letter to the Taoiseach, the Women for... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach launches weekly Facebook video message and the comments are gas ...has posted his first weekly video message on Facebook. Running to just over fi
Irish Examiner / Posted 19 days ago
has posted his first weekly video message on Facebook. Running to just over five minutes the video is hosted on the Fine Gael Facebook page. The party even offer an email sign up service for those who want the message delivered directly to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland's media funding laws need to adapt for digital age: Naughtenfunding laws need to be adapted for the digital age, according to the chair of
Irish Examiner / Posted 19 days ago
funding laws need to be adapted for the digital age, according to the chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee. Fine Gael TD Hildegard Naughten's comments come following a conference at which stakeholders proposed a number of ideas to... Read more
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