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Flanagan’s closure a devastating blow to Buncrana - McConalogue

Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has said that the news that Flanagan’s furniture has gone into liquidation comes as a devastating blow to Buncrana and the wider Inishowen community. Read More

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VAT increase will cost jobs in border communities – Smith

Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has expressed deep concern about the impact on businesses in Cavan and Monaghan of a 2% hike in VAT next year. Deputy Smith has said there is no doubt that this will lead to significant job losses in border communities. Read More

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2% VAT hike will cost jobs in border communities - McConalogue

Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said that the decision to frontload a 2% increase in VAT will put serious pressure on businesses in border towns and villages. Read More

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RTÉ Should Publish Compensation Figure and Legal Advice in Reynolds Case - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Éamon Ó Cuív TD has called on RTÉ to publish confirmation of how much it has paid to settle the Fr Kevin Reynolds libel case. He has also called on the state broadcaster to share the legal advice it received in advance of deciding to air the hugely damaging programme. Read More

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O’Brien raises Septic Tank Charge & proposed North Dublin waste water treatment plant with Minister

Dublin North Senator and Fianna Fáil Seanad Leader Darragh O’Brien has raised two of the biggest issues to affect families, the environment and the community in North Dublin with the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan. Read More

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Labour video underlines stark promise to protect child benefit – Cowen

A video posted to the Labour Party website just days before the general election reveals a stark promise from Labour Leader Éamon Gilmore that his party would not allow any cut to child benefit under any circumstance Read More

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Labour cynicism exposed, as Child Benefit rates in firing line - Cowen

Labour cynicism exposed, as Child Benefit rates in firing line - Cowen

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Barry Cowen has said that the full extent of the Labour Party's pre-election cynicism is now exposed by the news that Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is preparing significant cuts to child benefit. Read More

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Speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin at the Fianna Fáil Councillors Conference

This conference is happening at an important moment in Irish politics. Nine months after the general election the real shape of things is beginning to emerge. A government elected with a massive majority has started to let its mask slip. Instead of offering a radical new politics they are governing in an even more cynical way. Every day they are casually breaking even the clearest of their promises. They are treating the Oireachtas and the people with contempt – publishing more and more documents which over-spin and under-deliver. Read More

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Martin calls on Government to think again on VAT frontloading

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has called on the Government to reverse its decision to load another 2% on VAT this winter. Read More

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Decision to Frontload VAT Increase ‘Counter-Productive’ – O’Dea

Fianna Fáil Jobs Spokesperson Willie O'Dea TD has criticised the Government's decision to hike VAT rates. Read More

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