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Ó Domhnaill calls for fair trade legislation to protect food suppliers

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has raised concerns about the impact on food producers of the grocery market being controlled by three powerful multiples. Speaking following the sale of Superquinn overnight, Senator Ó Domhnaill urged the Government to fast-track legislation, as proposed by Fianna Fáil in April, to protect producers against below-cost selling and other unfair practices in the grocery sector. Read More

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Calleary welcomes nomination of Susan Denham as Chief Justice

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary TD has welcomed the nomination this evening of Mrs. Justice Susan Denham to the role of Chief Justice. Deputy Calleary said: “The Government has nominated Mrs. Justice Susan Denham for appointment by President Mary McAleese as the State’s Chief Justice. Read More

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Pumping the Shannon to supply Dublin’s leaking pipes makes no sense - Dooley

Clare Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has described as daft and entirely uneconomical the plan to direct water from the River Shannon to a reservoir that is yet to be built in County Offaly for the purposes of sending it to Dublin. Read More

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Superquinn takeover emphasises need for fair trade legislation - Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Michael Moynihan has repeated his calls for legislation to ban unfair practices in the retail sector in light of the overnight takeover of Superquinn by Musgraves. Read More

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McGrath says Govt must ensure Ireland is at core of EU summit

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Michael McGrath TD has called on the Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance to ensure that Ireland and the difficulties facing the country are at the core of Thursday’s emergency EU summit. Read More

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Irish researchers and universities to benefit from €7bn funding for Research & Innovation - Aylward

Liam Aylward, MEP for Ireland East has welcomed today's announcement by Irish Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn that €7 billion will be invested in the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) in the largest invitation to be made to researchers and innovators to compete for EU funding. Read More

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Ó Cuív urges Government to honour commitment on postal services

Fianna Fáil Communications Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív TD has called on the Government to honour its commitment to designate An Post as the universal postal service provider for 20 years. Read More

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Collins to question Government about alarming oversupply of PPS numbers

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government Niall Collins TD is to question the Government in the Dáil this week about the alarming number of PPS numbers active within the State. Read More

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O’Dea publishes Bill to protect vulnerable employees covered by JLCs

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Willie O’Dea TD has published the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2011, a Fianna Fáil Bill, which will be brought before the Dáil this evening in Private Members’ Business in order to protect vulnerable employees whose terms and conditions are covered by Joint Labour Committee structures, but are now threatened by the recent High Court judgement on the system. Read More

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O’Dea alarmed as Receivers are appointed to Superquinn

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Willie O’Dea TD has expressed his shock and disappointment at the news that Receivers have been appointed to the Superquinn chain. Read More

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