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McGrath calls for urgent review of regulation of insurance sector

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for the Central Bank to undertake an urgent review of the Irish insurance sector following the collapse of Setanta Insurance leaving 75,000 people without cover. Read More

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Insurance regulation system needs to be overhauled – Calleary

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary says he’s extremely concerned following the collapse of Setanta Insurance, which has left 75,000 people without insurance and out of pocket. Read More

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Govt’s broken promises lead to alarming rise in poverty rate

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea says Government claims that it’s protecting low income families have been rubbished by new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The survey on Income and Living Conditions for 2012 reveals falling income levels and rising poverty rates. Read More

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Family farms suffering big losses under Farm Assist scheme - Moynihan

Cork North West TD Michael Moynihan says he’s deeply concerned about changes in criteria for the Farm Assist scheme. The numbers eligible for the payment have fallen to under 10,000 this year from more than 14,000 in 2006. Read More

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Late payments jeopardising the future of farm families - FF

Donegal South West Senator and Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture and Food says he’s very concerned at the delay in AEOS 3 payments to farmers in Donegal. Minister Coveney had previously stated that the money would be released in the first quarter of the year. Read More

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Fianna Fáil Secures Oireachtas Debate on 1916 Centenary Celebrations

Fianna Fáil Frontbench Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has today secured a debate on the centenary celebrations of Easter 1916 and the attendance of foreign dignitaries. His request, made to the Tánaiste at today’s Order of Business in Dáil Éireann, comes following media reports that members of Britain’s Royal Family are to be invited to participate. Read More

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Statement from FF leader on Healy’s Blue Bin closure

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed his concern at the developing situation at Healy’s Blue Bin company in Cork. Workers are staging a sit-in at the premises on the Skehard road after they were told the company was closing and they were losing their jobs. Read More

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FF leader extremely concerned about Examiner job losses

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed his deep concern at the announcement that 50 jobs are to be lost at Landmark Media, the owner of the Irish Examiner. It’s understood that half of the positions will go at the Cork office, with the remaining jobs being lost at the company’s regional offices. Read More

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Irish Water and other key agencies to come under Ombudsman scrutiny under FF law

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has published the Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2014, a draft law that would expand the remit of the Ombudsman’s office to include Irish Water, Bord Gáis Éireann and the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). Read More

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Fewer Cork households saving regularly – FF

Fianna Fail TD for Cork South Central and spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath says the Government’s inaction on policies to help the squeezed middle is impacting on people’s ability to save. A recent survey carried out by the ESRI for Nationwide UK (Ireland) has found a sharp increase in the number of people who can no longer afford to put money by because they don’t have any spare cash. Read More

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