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Government should support 15 % reduction in property tax – FF

Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen TD has called on the Government to support Fianna Fáil’s campaign to introduce a 15% cut in property tax for homeowners around the country by pledging not to penalise those local authorities which introduce the relief. This would be consistent with Government’s rhetoric in the run-up to the local elections claimed the TD. Read More

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57% of sub-prime mortgage holders deep in arrears and still no Govt targets for resolution – McGrath

The appalling state of the sub-prime mortgage book has been revealed by a series of figures released to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath, along with confirmation that the government has still not set targets for the resolution of sub-prime arrears cases. Read More

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Fianna Fáil Welcomes New Anti-Terror Legislation

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins has welcomed news that landmark legislation introduced in the aftermath of the Omagh atrocity is to be built upon with the addition of three new terrorism offences. Deputy Collins called on all Dáil parties to send a signal by backing the legislation. Read More

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McConalogue Calls on Bus Éireann to Review School Transport Scheme

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue TD has called on Bus Éireann to review the renewal process for the school transport scheme and allow applicants the option to apply and pay for bus tickets by Post. Read More

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Fundamental review of Ambulance operations in North East urgently needed – Kirk

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has called for a full review of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) operations in the North-East as a matter of urgency. It’s emerged it took over an hour to get a heart attack victim from Dundalk to Drogheda at the weekend because an ambulance broke down. Read More

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O’Callaghan proposes change to law to prevent massive leaps in postage prices

Fianna Fáil Dublin City Councillor and Front Bench member, Jim O’Callaghan, has called for an amendment to the Communication Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 in order to cap increases in postage rates to the rate of inflation. An Post announced recently that from today (Monday 21 July) the price it charges for the delivery of a standard domestic letter will increase from 60c to 68c while the standard international letter rate will increase from 90c to €1. Read More

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Commonage Farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015 – Ó Cuív

Minister must revise new regulations Read More

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New Report Reinforces Claim State Mental Health Service is Broken - Keaveney

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Kelleher welcomes Govt U-Turn on medical cards

Move back to discretionary medical cards right choice Read More

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Central Bank fails to protect mortgage holders- McGrath

Heightened risk of wave of repossessions if Central Bank does not reign in banks Read More

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