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Kenny: Praising You at Home, Blaming You Abroad – Collins

Responding to comments made by the Taoiseach at the World Economic Forum in Davos today, Fianna Fáil Frontbench Deputy Niall Collins commented, "Every day, the Government finds new ways to blame others for the decisions they are making. Read More

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Troy calls for extra staff to speed up processing of medical card applications

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has called for more public servants to the redeployed to speed up the processing of medical card applications. Deputy Troy raised the issue with the Government in the Dáil this afternoon. Read More

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Garda Team in Anglo investigation has more than halved over last year – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary TD has expressed his concern at revelations that the number of gardaí involved in the Anglo investigation has more than halved in the last year. Read More

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PAC exposes true value of savings from public service retirements – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Public Accounts Committee Member Seán Fleming TD has highlighted that it took today’s meeting of the Committee with the HSE Chief Executive Cathal Magee to uncover the actual savings to the exchequer as a result of the public service retirements that will occur in the coming weeks. Read More

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Minimum 10 year jail term for ‘tiger kidnapping’ thugs under FF bill – Ó Fearghaíl

Minimum 10 year jail term for ‘tiger kidnapping’ thugs under FF bill – Ó Fearghaíl

Criminal gangs convicted for so-called tiger kidnappings would be jailed for a minimum of 10 years under new legislation from Fianna Fáil, published by Party Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl. The Criminal Justice (Aggravated False Imprisonment) Bill 2012 has been drafted by Deputy Ó Fearghaíl in response to the callous crimes which target the family members of people working in the financial sector. Read More

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Justice Minister ‘unable’ to count savings from garda station closures – Calleary

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has claimed he is unable to identify the cost of running any of the garda stations that he is now planning to shut down. In reply to Parliamentary Questions from Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary, Minister Shatter said the costs are maintained at a district level, so he does not know how much it costs the State to run each individual station. Read More

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Fianna Fáil formally requests PAC investigation of Dublin City Council waste fiasco – Fitzpatrick

Fianna Fáil Group Leader on Dublin City Council, Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, has formally requested that the Public Accounts Committee investigate Dublin City Council’s decision to withdraw its domestic waste collection service in the city. Read More

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Proposals on Tackling Personal & Mortgage Debt Welcome But Don’t Go Far Enough - Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Dara Calleary TD has responded to the publication of draft proposals on personal insolvency including mortgage debt, welcoming the publication but expressing concern that the proposals do not go far enough and fail to tackle the key issue of banks refusing to act reasonably. Read More

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Byrne welcomes Varadkar’s promise to the people of Slane

Fianna Fáil Senator for East Meath has today welcomed confirmation from Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD that if approval from Bord Pleanála is received then funds will be made available for the purchase of land for the N2 / Slane Bypass. Senator Byrne was commenting following receipt of communication from Minister Varadkar’s office regarding this important piece of infrastructure. Read More

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Quinn refuses to confirm cost of moving Offaly VEC to Portlaoise - Cowen

The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has refused to comment on the cost to the taxpayer of moving Tullamore VEC to Portlaoise. Minister Quinn was challenged about the reasons behind this decision by Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen at the Oireachtas Education Committee today (Wednesday, 25 January 2012). Read More

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