Posted on 28/06/11 by Charlie McConalogue
Fianna Fáil is to bring forward a Private Members Bill in the Dáil this evening (Tuesday, 28 June) to run a Referendum on Adoption alongside the Presidential election. The Bill will allow for the adoption of hundreds of children who are currently in long term care and who cannot be adopted because of rules arising from the current position of the family in the Constitution. Read More
Posted on 28/06/11 by Averil Power
There is some relief this afternoon for thousands of students around the country facing delays in third level grant payments in the Autumn, according to Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Education, Senator Averil Power.
Posted on 27/06/11 by Niall Collins
The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has told a conference of party members that education is a top priority for Fianna Fáil in the coming months and years. Deputy Martin was joined by local Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, among other members of the party’s front bench, for the party’s first policy conference since the general election in Birr, Co Offaly on Saturday (25 June 2011). Read More
Posted on 27/06/11 by Orla Leyden
Fianna Fáil Roscommon County Councillors and the Independent Councillors Alliance Group have demanded an urgent meeting with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny today following his shock statement in relation to Roscommon County Hospital.
Posted on 27/06/11 by Michael McGrath
Local Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education that a new post-primary school is to be built in Carrigaline. Read More
Posted on 25/06/11 by Micheál Martin
I would like to welcome you and thank you for attending this policy conference. We have decided on education as the topic for our first conference since the election for two main reasons. First of all, education is and always has been a core priority for Fianna Fáil. Secondly, we believe that there remain serious challenges to be confronted in the education system and we intend to use every opportunity in the Oireachtas to promote a positive agenda to address them. Read More
Posted on 24/06/11 by Seamus Kirk
Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has said he is dismayed by the British government’s plans to consider the Sellafield site among locations for the development of a next generation nuclear plant. Read More
Posted on 24/06/11 by Billy Kelleher
Cork North Central Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher has described as shameless and deeply cynical the revelation that the orthopaedic services at St Mary's Hospital are to move to the South Infirmary Victoria Hospital, Cork despite an election pledge to the community from the now Health Minister Dr. James Reilly. Read More
Posted on 24/06/11 by Dara Calleary
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection Barry Cowen has warned that thousands of students are facing major delays in receiving their third level grants for the next college year unless the Minister for Education publishes details of the grant scheme immediately.
Deputy Cowen said: “There has been absolutely no progress in publishing details of the third level grants scheme for the next academic year. The application forms haven’t even been made available. Last year the grant scheme and application forms were published on 24th May. It is now 23rd of June and there is still no sign of the 2011/12 forms.
Posted on 24/06/11 by Micheál Martin
Responding to the publication of the conclusions of the European Council, Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD commented, "The only thing which is clear from the formal conclusions issued by the Council President is that the government continues to relentlessly spin every small development. Read More