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Smith calls for guarantees on reconciliation funding

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Brendan Smith TD has called on Minister Charlie Flanagan to ensure that both the Irish and British Governments provide adequate funding for community groups involved with reconciliation work in Northern Ireland. Read More

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Third party intervention is only course to avert teachers’ strike – FF

Fianna Fáil is calling on the Government to initiate contact with the Labour Relations Commission with a view to averting next week’s strike action by teachers. Read More

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2015 HSE Service Plan will not meet demand – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the HSE Service Plan for 2015 will do nothing to eliminate lengthy waiting lists or reduce the pressure on frontline staff across the health service. The funding allocations announced today are merely aimed at maintaining the status quo but could in fact lead to greater inefficiencies in the system. Read More

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Schools need guarantee on Summer Works Scheme – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the announcement of a budget for the Minor Works Grant for next year but has raised concerns that no provision has been made for the Summer Works Scheme. Both programmes were taken off a permanent footing in 2012 in a round of budget cutbacks, and are now at the discretion of the Minister. Read More

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FF Seminar to shed light on third level applications and choices for Cork students and parents

FF Seminar to shed light on third level applications and choices for Cork students and parents

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan is hosting an Education Seminar in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk next week to discuss the options available to students after their Leaving Cert. The event is primarily aimed at students who are in their final year of secondary school and are considering going on to third level. Read More

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Hundreds of Donegal patients being left in limbo – McConalogue

Hundreds of Donegal patients are being failed by the HSE 2013 Outpatient Waiting List Initiative according to Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue. The scheme, which sees public patients treated in private hospitals, was set up in an effort to alleviate waiting times but is failing miserably. Read More

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Residents frustrated with ongoing delays due to Maryborough Hill works - McGrath

Fianna Fail TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath says serious questioned need to be answered about the management of works on the Maryborough Hill Green Route in Douglas, following a series of delays and setbacks. Work on the project began almost a year ago, but ceased for a number of months during the summer when further investigation was deemed necessary. Read More

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Howlin Blows Chance to Reform State Appointment Process

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has today introduced the State Boards (Appointments) Bill 2014 in the Dáil. Read More

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Rates changes essential to revitalising Donegal businesses – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue says changes must be made to the current rates system to alleviate the burden on small and medium businesses in Donegal. Last week Fianna Fáil brought forward a Bill aimed at streamlining rates across the country. Read More

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Kitt calls for clarity on Group Water Scheme charges

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Michael P. Kitt has called on the Environment Minister to clarify whether members of Group Water Schemes will have to pay water charges under the new charging regime announced by the Government last week. Read More

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