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Drivers need certainty and stability in motor insurance costs – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley has said he is very concerned about impact of major increases in the cost of motor insurance for drivers, up 16% in the past year. Read More

New primary school building in Sixmilebridge is urgently needed - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has said that a new primary school for Sixmilebridge is urgently needed as the current school building is unfit for purpose. Read More

Fresh warnings on IAG bid further proof that Aer Lingus deal is bad for business – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley says the Government that it cannot continue to ignore warnings about the threat to Ireland’s connectivity by any potential deal with IAG. Virgin Atlantic has weighed in on the ongoing debate on the sale of the former State airline, claiming any deal would have an “adverse effect on ticket prices quality of service and connectivity”. Read More

Cutback to Shannon-Boston service will hit hospitality sector - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has criticised the decision by Aer Lingus to suspend Shannon Airport’s only year round route to Boston over the Easter holiday period. Deputy Dooley said that the service cutback will have a negative impact on the hospitality sector across the west of Ireland. Deputy Dooley made the comments after Aer Lingus confirmed the link would be temporarily suspended due to operational reasons. Read More

Govt action needed to avert financial chaos facing dairy farmers - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has called on the government to take immediate action to avert a crisis in the Irish dairy industry. Deputy Dooley made the comments following a Dáil debate on the challenges facing dairy farmers over the coming years. Read More

West Clare needs joined up public transport system - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has called on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to implement a joined up timetable for bus and rail services in West Clare. Deputy Dooley says the current timetable arrangements do not make sense as trains depart Ennis ten minutes before buses are scheduled to arrive. Read More

Dooley calls on Revenue Commissioners to reverse decision to cutback staff in Ennis

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley TD has called on the Revenue Commissioners to reverse its decision to terminate the employment of 63 Temporary Clerical Officer (TCO) positions in Ennis. The Fianna Fáil TD says the Revenue Commissioners is looking to relocate the jobs outside of Clare. Read More

HIQA report on University Hospital Limerick highlights govt’s failing health strategy - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has said the latest HIQA report on University Hospital Limerick further highlights that the government’s health strategy is failing. Deputy Dooley made the comments after HIQA raised concerns about standards at the hospital following a surprise inspection earlier this month. Read More

Slashing of bus routes will fuel rural isolation – Dooley

Fianna Fáil has described plans to slash up to 100 rural bus routes as ‘an alarming step backwards for rural Ireland’ Read More

Closure of Lissycasey Garda station a further blow to policing services – Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has criticised the government after it was announced that Lissycasey Garda station is set to close from March 1st next. Deputy Dooley said that the latest station closure in Clare is a further blow to policing services and will damage the public’s confidence in policing. Read More

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