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Entries Tagged as 'Government of Ireland'

Deirdre De Burca leaving Seanad for European Commission?

December 9th, 2009 · 16 Comments · European Union, Green Party

Today’s Wicklow Times is reporting that Senator Deirdre de Burca is packing her bags and heading for Brussels to work in the cabinet of Ireland’s new European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn . Now you may remember the last time Senator de Burca hitched the parachute to her back and flew. This time she is going further […]


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Civil Partnership – All aboard in early December?

November 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Irish Politics, Marriage Equality, Same Sex Partnerships

Catching up on Civil Partnership related news… Confirmed in a question to An Taoiseach on Tuesday by Eamon Gilmore, leader of the Labour Party. Note the dig by Dermot Ahern. Deputy Eamon Gilmore: Does the Taoiseach have an update on when the civil partnership Bill will be before the House? The Taoiseach: Hopefully, the first […]


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Government receives another standing count

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

EU Commissioner Margot Wallström reminded her various audiences today that the Irish Government will be reporting to the EU commission/council of ministers next month about how it proposes to solve the Lisbon problem. As bloggers informed her (in what might be described as an extensive post debate huddle) following her interview with Ursula Halligan, that […]


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