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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

IAG “assurances” on Heathrow slots offer no concrete guarantees – Dooley

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley says so called “safeguards” from IAG on Aer Lingus’ connectivity offer no guarantees on the retention of the valuable Heathrow slots. IAG’s proposal to protect these slots for a 5 year period falls well short of the mark, and offers no long term security on routes between Heathrow and Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Read More

Govt must stand up for Ireland’s strategic national interests and veto Aer Lingus sale – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley is calling on the Transport Minister to clarify the Government’s position on IAG’s bid to take over Aer Lingus. The airline’s Board confirmed that it has received an offer of €2.55 per share, which it says it is considering. Deputy Dooley has reiterated his calls for the Government to use its 25% stake in the company to block the buy-out in order to protect connectivity and jobs and to maintain a long term strategic interest in the airline. Read More

Minister must rule out any sale of Govt stake in Aer Lingus – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD is calling on the Transport Minister to rule out any sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus in order to protect Ireland’s strategic national interests. IAG has come forward with a third offer for the carrier, believed to be worth €2.50 a share. Any such sale could see Aer Lingus’ critical Heathrow slots siphoned off, risking future connectivity and jobs at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. Read More

Minister must block any deal to sell Aer Lingus – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD is calling on the Transport Minister to maintain the state's strategic shareholding in Aer Lingus and use it to block any potential sale to IAG. Such a sale could see the airline’s critical Heathrow slots siphoned off, risking future connectivity and growth. Even if assurances on the slots are forthcoming in advance of a sale, such commitments would be non-binding and likely to be eroded over time. Read More

Labour desperately try to separate themselves from Govt decisions to win back votes – FF

Responding to the reports that Labour are now trying to position themselves for the forthcoming election, Fianna Fáil Frontbench Spokesperson Timmy Dooley said: "I find it extraordinary that members of the Labour party are so desperate to save themselves that they are calling for more to be done on rent regulation and the housing crisis when they are partners in government. Labour Ministers have sat in the Cabinet that made the decisions to cut the rent supplement and rent cap. These cuts were made by the Tánaiste in her own department where she has cut €1.8 billion from welfare supports. Read More

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