Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
Ministers arrive at government buildings ahead of the first cabinet meeting of the new year. From top: Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harrisand Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil ministers arrive for a cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. From top: Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport Dara Calleary (left) and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly; Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Barry Cowen.
Gumming for a pint.
Earlier: Mea Gulpa
Convention Centre, Dublin.
New ministers arrive for a Dáil session. From top: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney; Chief Whip Dara Calleary; Minister for Education Norma Foley; Green Party Leader and Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan.
The Government is seeking Dáil approval for €483 million.
The money is aimed at making the reopening of businesses as easy as possible, the Tánaiste told TDs.
The Dáil heard that the vast majority of the funding is as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
….Sinn Féin said it would support the revised estimates today.
However, party spokesperson Imelda Munster said grants and interest free loans should be provided to small and medium sized companies.
Earlier: Michael Taft: Follow The Money
No time to waste over economic stimulus – Varadkar (RTÉ)
New Lord Mayor of Dublin, Green Party’s Hazel Chu leaving the Dail in the Convention Center, on one of her first assignments as the capital’s first citizen.
Earlier: Eileen In
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.
Protestors of different hues demonstrate outside Dublin Castle as, above from left: leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan, Tanaiste, and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fail Micheal Martin attend the new government’s first cabinet meeting inside the gates.
Earlier: First Contact
Marino Institute of Higher Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.
The Cabinet meets to discuss disability issues in the Dublin Bay North constituency of Finian McGrath (above foreground right), Minister of State for Disability Issues.
Minister for Health Simon Harris speaking to media ahead of the launch of the Health Behaviours in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2018 Study
Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and not an Independent TD will decide the timing of the next election.
Mr Harris was speaking after Rural Independent TD Michael Collins confirmed that he is seeking to table a no confidence motion in the Minister later this month….
Taoiseach will decide timing of election – Harris (RTÉ)
Earlier: A Limerick A Day
Derrynane House, County Kerry.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses Fine Gael ministers ahead of a cabinet meeting held for some reason at the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell.
Outside University College Cork.
Where the Cabinet is meeting today.
Cabinet to hold day-long meeting in Cork this Friday (Evening Echo)
Via Eoin English
Arriving at Leinster House.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (top two pics), Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys ahead of a Cabinet meeting.
It’s been reported that the Cabinet were to discuss the process of recruiting a new Garda Commissioner and the housing crisis this morning.
The Dáil resumes next week.
Cabinet to discuss garda commissioner recruitment (RTE)
Previously: Meet The New Acting Commissioner
From top: Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe, Heather Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, Alan Kelly and Taoiseach Enda Kenny arriving at the Dáil this afternoon
The first post-election Cabinet meeting of Fine Gael and Labour gets under way this afternoon.
Government TDs who lost their seats, from both parties, are expected to attend.
Hot skinny jeans fella.
It’s not always about you.
Leave her car alone.
Ministers arriving at government buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin this morning for an EMERGENCY dawn cabinet meeting over water charge changes.
From top: Michael Noonan; Brendan Howlin and Joan Burton
Irish Water’s Govt subvention to be reduced by €60m (RTÉ)
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)