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Govt must make Cregg House funding a priority – Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Sligo-Leitrim Senator Marc Mac Sharry has called on the Government to provide the necessary funding to ensure that Cregg House is brought in line with national standards. It comes following the publication of a report into practices at the Sligo care home, which found that staffing levels were critically low and was “having a direct impact on the quality of life for residents”. Read More

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Ó Fearghaíl pays tribute to Val Doonican

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts & Culture Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has paid tribute to the late Val Doonican who has died at the age of 88. Read More

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Chronic underfunding forces closure of Kilkenny residential care unit - Aylward

Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow - Kilkenny Bobby Aylward has accused Minister Kathleen Lynch of failing to learn the lessons of the past after a residential unit for people with intellectual disabilities was deregistered. HIQA raised a number of concerns about practices at St. Patrick Centre in Kilkenny and secured a court order striking the unit off the national register. Read More

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Minister Coveney admits banks overcharging farmers for agricultural loans - Aylward

Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow - Kilkenny Bobby Aylward TD has called on the Government to take action to end the practice of banks overcharging farmers on agricultural loans. Read More

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Downgraded cancer services at Connolly finally set to resume – Chambers

The HSE has told Dublin West Cllr Jack Chambers that two vacant haematology posts at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown will finally be filled by the end of the summer. Read More

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Calleary expresses concern about AIB outsourcing of jobs

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has said he is concerned to learn that the IDA is actively working with companies involved in securing contracts for the outsourcing of jobs at AIB. Read More

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Minister Coveney admits banks overcharging farmers on agricultural loans - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Éamon Ó Cuív TD raised a priority question this week in the Dáil with Minister Coveney, regarding his plans to ensure Irish farmers have access to European Investment Bank funds for the advancement of agriculture and rural development. Read More

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FF reiterates call for expansion of UN training school at Curragh Camp

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has reiterated his call for the expansion of the United Nations Training School at the Curragh Camp in Kildare. Deputy Ó Fearghaíl made the call in advance of the long awaited publication of the White Paper on Defence by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. Read More

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“Pathetic” Govt Response to Student Accommodation Crisis Causing Chaos - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has slammed Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s failure to tackle the accommodation crisis facing third level students. For the third year in a row, students are finding themselves struggling to find suitable accommodation because of a combination of rising rents and a shortage of supply. Read More

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Ó Fearghaíl welcomes appointment of new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has welcomed the appointment of Rear Admiral Mark Mellet to the position of Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces. Read More

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