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McGrath encourages Cork groups to register for sports funding

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath is encouraging sports clubs across Cork city and county to register for the next round of Sports Capital Programme grants. The applications process is expected to reopen early in the new year. Read More

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Govt’s medical card cull continues – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says thousands of families are struggling to meet medical costs after having their medical cards taken away from them. New HSE figures reveal that more 87,000 people have had their medical card removed over the course of the past 12 months leaving them liable for all their medical expenses. Read More

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Ervia Spin Can’t Hide Basic Facts - FF

Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen TD has responded to reports this morning confirming that less is being spent on the water infrastructure in the country now than was consistently spent over the course of the decade before FG and Labour established Irish Water. Read More

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Hidden waiting lists raise serious questions about health service transparency – FF

Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher says the Government must explain why delays in tens of thousands of diagnostic cases are not being disclosed in published reports. It’s emerged that some patients are waiting more than two years for potentially lifesaving tests, but these cases are not being recorded in official figures. Read More

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‘Longford Women’s link’ cuts are scandalous

Robert Troy TD, Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs today called for the immediate reversal of the savage cuts made to ‘Longford Women’s Link’ and the reinstatement of the Garda domestic violence training programme for recruits. Read More

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Smith demands guarantee the future of Longwave service

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Smith TD has welcomed the decision by RTÉ to extend their Longwave radio service until 2017 and is urging Minister Charlie Flanagan to progress research on maintaining a service on a more long term basis without delay. Read More

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Surge in mortgage approvals in November shows market in panic over new Central Bank rules – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said new data on mortgage approvals point to an air of panic in the property market at the moment. Read More

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Reduced hospital spend poses further threat to services in New Year – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher is warning of a further deterioration of hospital services in 2015, following confirmation of a further spending cut. Figures published by the HSE in its operational division plans reveal that actual spending on acute hospitals will be less than €4bn – almost 1% lower than last year. Read More

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Collins Welcomes Establishment of Commission of Investigation

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has welcomed confirmation that a Commission of Investigation is to be established to investigate the allegations of malpractice made by Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Read More

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Speech by Senator Jim Walsh during the Seanad debate on the Water Services Bill 2014

I would like to start by repeating what I said on Second Stage of the Water Services (No. 2) Bill 2013 on 4 December 2013. It is illustrative of why the Minister is facing opposition and why a hornet's nest has been stirred up regarding this controversy. I said: Read More

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