# reform - Today’s News
Is it bad breath? Talking about their ex? We need to know.
# reform - Saturday 2 November, 2013
They said the blasphemy reference has been used to justify violence and oppression against minorities in other parts of the world.
# reform - Friday 18 October, 2013
The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.
# reform - Thursday 10 October, 2013
The moves to revamp the hurling league are opposed by the Model County.
# reform - Monday 7 October, 2013
The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…
# reform - Saturday 5 October, 2013
The government must now decide what it plans to do with the retained upper house.
# reform - Saturday 28 September, 2013
“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”
# reform - Thursday 19 September, 2013
Basically a quick online ‘Cosmo quiz’ quiz, Votomatic.ie is aimed at cutting through the spin and helping voters work out their position on the abolition of the upper house.
# reform - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
The TDs were informed about the Ceann Comhairle’s decision tonight, just hours before the Dáil returns from recess.
# reform - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
Fine Gael TD Pat Breen, who met with them, will travel to Washington next month to lobby politicians on the US immigration reform legislation.
# reform - Sunday 28 July, 2013
Blasphemy laws have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and have no place in a modern democracy like Ireland, writes Michael Nugent.
# reform - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said he expects a “robust debate” on the whether or not to introduce a unicameral system of government.
# reform - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
The Taoiseach told senators today that abolishing the upper house is the biggest package of reform since the passing of the Constitution in 1937.
# reform - Monday 24 June, 2013
There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.
“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.
# reform - Monday 10 June, 2013
The Constitutional Convention has made a number of recommendations on reforming politics in Ireland.
# reform - Monday 27 May, 2013
Democracy Matters! is calling for reform of the Seanad, not abolition.
# reform - Tuesday 7 May, 2013
TV shows like ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Rome’ show that history is more popular than ever – yet, under proposed changes to the Junior Certificate, history could become an optional subject or short course. It makes no sense, writes teacher Christian O’Connor.
# reform - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
# reform - Friday 19 April, 2013
Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.
# reform - Thursday 18 April, 2013
Goverment TDs should be allowed to vote against their party on certain matters under proposals by backbench TD Eoghan Murphy in an internal document circulated among Fine Gael members this week.
# reform - Monday 15 April, 2013
A High Court judge had said the government was attacking the independence of the judiciary – but Shatter has hit back.
# reform - Sunday 3 March, 2013
Susan Denham said failure to address the problems posed by Ireland’s appeal court system may be “damaging to Irish society and the economy”.
# reform - Saturday 2 March, 2013
The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?
# reform - Thursday 28 February, 2013
There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.
# reform - Sunday 24 February, 2013
The Tánaiste said the Government plans to use St Patrick’s Day to push for a deal on undocumented Irish workers in the US.
# reform - Friday 25 January, 2013
Legislation is not being properly vetted because the Government can simply force it through, writes Senator Katherine Zappone.
# reform - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
The Minister said that he became concerned about the number of attacks on elderly people over the Christmas period.
# reform - Sunday 30 December, 2012
Meanwhile, just under one third want it to be reformed.
# reform - Saturday 8 December, 2012
This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.
# reform - Thursday 6 December, 2012
A Fine Gael TD, Derek Keating, made the suggestion today. But what do Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil think?
There was broad consensus that our political system needed major change, writes David McCann – but that now seems largely forgotten.
# reform - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
TheJournal.ie brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.
# reform - Sunday 25 November, 2012
The Public Accounts Committee published a report this week on reviewing public allowances. Here’s some of its figures.
# reform - Thursday 22 November, 2012
The Committee of Public Accounts said the system “brings discredit to the legitimate expectations of public servants for proper pay and recognition”.
# reform - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
The New Zealander was only given a one-week ban for stamping.
# reform - Monday 5 November, 2012
The first meeting of the Constitutional Convention was delayed as the Government searched for a chairperson – but it’s now set to meet at the start of December
# reform - Thursday 1 November, 2012
The Minister said he was anxious to give authority back to the Oireachtas itself as opposed to the Government.
Though 47 measures will go ahead by the end of this year, almost half of mergers or abolitions have been deferred or postponed.
# reform - Friday 26 October, 2012
The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
# reform - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
The government has billed the legislation as the “most significant expansion” of the Ombudsman’s powers in 30 years.