Willie Penrose is the Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Penrose has been a Labour Party TD for the Longford-Westmeath constituency since being elected in 1992.
# willie-penrose - Friday 26 April, 2013
He’s a Labour Party man. That, and all the rest of the day’s celebrity dirt.
# willie-penrose - Saturday 2 March, 2013
How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?
# willie-penrose - Sunday 6 January, 2013
Former Labour minister Willie Penrose, and Fianna Fáil duo Dara Calleary and Billy Kelleher, received severance last year.
# willie-penrose - Thursday 29 November, 2012
A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.
# willie-penrose - Friday 27 April, 2012
The barristers carried out work for the Office of the Chief State Solicitor, who represents the State in various courts.
# willie-penrose - Friday 10 February, 2012
The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.
# willie-penrose - Friday 3 February, 2012
While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.
# willie-penrose - Tuesday 27 December, 2011
Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.
# willie-penrose - Tuesday 20 December, 2011
O’Sullivan succeeds Willie Penrose as Housing Minister, while veteran Joe Costello is given her old job at Foreign Affairs.
# willie-penrose - Wednesday 14 December, 2011
Enda Kenny says the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has yet to make any recommendation on replacing Willie Penrose.
# willie-penrose - Tuesday 13 December, 2011
Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.
# willie-penrose - Thursday 8 December, 2011
# willie-penrose - Wednesday 16 November, 2011
Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?
The Communications Minister said he understood the reasons for Penrose’s resignation from government yesterday.
# willie-penrose - Tuesday 15 November, 2011
Military barracks at Mullingar, Cavan, Clonmel and Castlebar are to close, with 515 military and 25 civilian staff to be relocated.
Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.
# willie-penrose - Monday 19 September, 2011
# willie-penrose - Thursday 25 August, 2011
The USI is highlighting calls for a deposit protection scheme – Housing junior minister Willie Penrose says he is awaiting feedback from the PRTB on the issue.
The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.
# willie-penrose - Sunday 21 August, 2011
The campaign to have debt forgiveness introduced for those unable to meet their home loan payments is gathering voice. Do you think there should be such a scheme?
Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…
# willie-penrose - Thursday 16 June, 2011
Housing Minister Willie Penrose said official encouragement of home ownership had contributed to the economic crash.
# willie-penrose - Thursday 9 June, 2011
The latest figures show that there are over 23,000 complete and vacant dwellings in Ireland with nearly 10,000 near completion.
# willie-penrose - Monday 28 March, 2011
The conditions in Dolphin House in the city centre are being denied the basic human right to a home. the IHRC claims.
# willie-penrose - Wednesday 9 March, 2011
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Members of the 31st Dáil get ready for their first day at school; the $250 million ‘sex slave’ lawsuit against American Apparel founder, and the answer to the question that has confounded science for centuries – does Guinness travel well?
# willie-penrose - Sunday 27 February, 2011
Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.
# willie-penrose - Saturday 26 February, 2011
O’Rourke has conceded she will lose her seat in Longford-Westmeath.