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Quantitative Easing must be accompanied by fiscal measures - Martin

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has described the announcement by the ECB of a programme of quantitative easing as a potentially significant development but one which must be accompanied by measures to ensure that European economic stimulus is felt by ordinary families. Read More

Trichet offer falls well short of full ECB participation in Banking Inquiry – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has described indications that former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet would agree to a meeting with a representative group of Irish MEPs on issues relating to the banking inquiry as a totally inadequate response to the request for full co-operation with the inquiry. Read More

Fianna Fáil Welcomes Clarity on Referendum Wording

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has welcomed clarity on the wording of the upcoming referendum on marriage equality and pledged his party’s support for passing the referendum. Read More

Dáil speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD during Statements on Stormont House Agreement

The great achievements of the peace process were a triumph for democrats on this island who were willing to invest enormous time and patience into bringing a murderous minority to abandon violence. The overwhelming majority of people believed and still believe that we have a duty to work for a shared future of everybody who lives on this island. Read More

Home ownership will be unrealistic & unachievable for many if new mortgage rules confirmed – McGrath

The proposed new 20% minimum deposit requirement for first time buyers will put home ownership beyond the reach of many forever, according to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. Read More

Legislation to protect mortgage holders a cop out – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has described the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2015 as a cop out which leaves the key decisions relating to mortgages in distress in the hands of unregulated vulture funds. Read More

FF Leader Launches Markievicz Commission Report to Boost Female Participation

The Fianna Fáil Party Leader, Micheál Martin, today launched the Report of the Markievicz Commission. The Commission, established by Deputy Martin to examine how Fianna Fáil can ensure greater female participation in politics, was chaired by Professor Yvonne Galligan of Queen’s University, Belfast. The Commission's Report outlines how the Party will increase female participation in politics and reach the statutory requirement of 30% of the party’s candidates being female in the next General Election. Read More

Dáil speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin during Statements on attacks in Paris

On behalf of Fianna Fáil I would like to join in the expression of sympathy and support for the French people at this traumatic time. The response of President Hollande and the French people to the brutal murders of last week has been magnificent and inspiring. They have shown unity and a commitment to the values of free democracy. Read More

2015 off to cynical start with Government ‘commitments’ costing €3.5bn – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of irresponsible spinning, briefing future "commitments" totalling €3.5bn, despite having delivered a budget just three months ago. Read More

Bold Thinking Needed if Western Rail Corridor to Succeed – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Timmy Dooley TD has called on Irish Rail to engage in bold thinking in order to secure the future of the Western Rail Corridor. The call comes following reports that the Government is currently reviewing the rail network with the possibility of line closures. Deputy Dooley believes that if a proper InterCity Service was established between Cork via Limerick and Ennis and ending in Galway it would dramatically improve passenger numbers on the line. Read More

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