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Loss of 220 jobs in Dublin and Kerry a huge setback

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary TD has said that the loss of more than 220 jobs in Dublin and Kerry is a major setback. Read More

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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

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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

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Government must re-appoint dedicated Minister for Drugs

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins TD has called on the Government to re-establish the Office of the Minister for Drugs in order to spearhead the National Drugs Strategy. Deputy Collins made the call following a visit to the Merchants Quay Ireland Homeless and Drugs Services Centre in Dublin on Wednesday. The Minister for Drugs was abolished when Fine Gael and Labour came to power resulting in a failure to coordinate Government actions to tackle the scourge of drugs in our cities and towns. Read More

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Government must commit to second breast cancer consultant at LGH – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Health to provide a guarantee on the future of breast cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital and to immediately commit to appointing a second breast cancer consultant. Read More

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Fianna Fáil Selects Jack Chambers as Dublin West Candidate

Fianna Fáil’s General Election preparations in the capital took another step forward tonight, as Councillor Jack Chambers was selected to represent the party in the upcoming General Election in the constituency of Dublin West. Read More

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CSO figures show that the recovery is not reaching all regions

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary TD has stated that the latest data from the Central Statistics Office show the economic recovery is not being spread to all regions. Deputy Calleary has pointed out that the figures show the recovery is being centred in the capital and commuter belt region while the rest of the country continues to suffer. Read More

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Govt admits system cannot cope with wave of home repossessions – Byrne

In the Seanad today Senator Thomas Byrne of Fianna Fáil secured an extraordinary admission from the Government that home repossession cases in the Circuit Court cannot be heard by judges because there are so many and because of the resource implications it would have. Research by Senator Byrne shows that nearly all repossessions cases in the Circuit Court are now being dealt with by County Registrars and not Judges. Read More

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FF calls on Bus Éireann CEO to appear before transport committee

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD has called on Bus Éireann CEO Martin Nolan to appear before the Oireachtas transport committee. Deputy Dooley made the call after it emerged the company plans to cut up to 100 rural bus services. Read More

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McGuinness demands retention of Castlecomer bus services

Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness has said that any attempt to axe public bus routes in Castlecomer and surrounding communities must be resisted. Read More

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