Michael Creed

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Sarah Jane Bennett works at the Irish Embassy in Singapore

Singapore wasn’t on Sarah Jane Bennett’s original itinerary when she embarked on her global travels over a decade ago, but she found a good life in th(...)

The directive from the department had banned trawlers over 18m from fishing within the six-mile limit. File photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

A leading fishing organisation has welcomed a High Court ruling which has effectively led to a Department of the Marine ban of vessels over 18 metres (...)

Road bowling is still played regularly, particularly in the summer evenings. Photograph: iStock

Traditional road bowlers in Cork have been asked to suspend crowded competitions following a reported gathering of about 100 people over the weekend. (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan turned down a junior ministry and his statement is seen as an indication he intends to cultivate the party grassroots ahead of a potential future leadership bid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The junior ministerial appointments were the last chance Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and, to a lesser extent, Eamon Ryan, had to calm the anger among(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Josepha Madigan, Richard Bruton and Charlie Flanagan lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party

Eight high-profile Fine Gael ministers have lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green (...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  €1,653 has been lost on  flights for him and his private secretary to Chicago. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some Government departments and local authorities spent thousands of euro on St Patrick’s Day travel arrangements that they were forced to cancel due (...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys  said the legislation will ‘significantly beef up’ Microfinance Ireland (MFI) and enable a significant expansion of the Future Growth Loan Scheme operated by the SBCI. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Only €11 million worth of loans have been provided to small businesses affected by the pandemic under the Government’s main support scheme, a figure w(...)

Staff at the Blackrock Clinic. The temporary State takeover of private hospitals has been criticised over costs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government controversial takeover of the country’s private hospitals is to end at the June in its current form. The HSE has been mandated by the (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar: the reaction of both parties  illustrates the gulf that still exists between them, even as they stand on the cusp of a historic coalition.

It is, as one Government figure put it, a “nonsense row” but the skirmish between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael over contingency planning for an election (...)

Siptu said earlier this week as many as 600 workers in meat processing plants had tested positive for Covid-19.   File photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he will be guided by a special Covid-19 task force set up to deal with outbreaks of the virus in meat (...)

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