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Full potential of Permanent TSB must be realised post stress tests - FF

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has welcomed reports that Bank of Ireland and AIB are likely to pass the ECB bank stress tests. However he warned that while the Irish banking sector is no longer on the critical list action is needed on range issues, in particular ensuring that Permanent TSB is put on a sound footing for the future and creating a more competitive banking environment for personal and business customers. Read More

Finance Bill must scrap property tax increase – FF

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the Government must take the opportunity of the Finance Bill this week to scrap the planned increase in property tax bills in two years’ time. Read More

FF Leader Warns Government on Irish Water Scapegoating

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has warned the government against seeking to scapegoat senior management in Irish Water instead of confronting their own policy and strategy failures in setting up the quango. Read More

Gerry Adams Statement falls short – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has welcomed Gerry Adams’ belated acknowledgement that the IRA and Sinn Féin investigated sexual abuse cases internally, but has expressed concern at his continued failure to accept Mairia Cahill’s testimony and apologise to her on behalf of his organisation. The FF Leader also rejected what he described as a self serving attempt to use this issue to recast the IRA as protectors rather than perpetrators. Read More

Budget 2015 built on borrowed money to buy votes – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the Government’s budget today proves Fine Gael and Labour are clearly motivated by the short term and fails to set out any credible vision for fairness and solidarity in recovery. Read More

Budget must deliver fairness and recovery for all – FF

Fianna Fáil has today published its proposals ahead of Budget 2015 with the focus of the measures on building a more caring society and investing in critical frontline services for citizens. Read More

Taoiseach’s position on McNulty’s IMMA appointment not believable – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said the Taoiseach’s contention that Minister Heather Humphreys appointed John McNulty to the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) ‘in her own right’ is simply not believable. Read More

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