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Hospital overcrowding in Mullingar unacceptable and dangerous – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath Robert Troy says he’s extremely concerned about the overcrowding situation at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The Irish Midwives and Nurses Organisation has called for an urgent meeting with the HSE to discuss the massive under resourcing situation at the hospital, which it claims could lead to potentially life-threatening situations. Read More

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Power condemns brutal tiger kidnapping in Bayside

Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power has condemned the tiger kidnapping of her local postmistress in Bayside last night. The kidnappers broke into the home of the postmistress and held herself and two other women hostage. They then forced her to open the post office this morning. Read More

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Dáil Speech by Deputy Michael P. Kitt on Housing Provision

My party has been very strong on the importance of developing a strong social and private housing sector. Our spokesperson, Deputy Cowen, launched a policy document earlier this year which stated clearly that every citizen has a right to a home and there must be an all-out effort to tackle the spiralling waiting lists in social housing and the supply shortage in the private sector. We are falling way behind on the estimated 25,000 units needed per annum. We hope the Government will, as the Minister has undertaken to do, implement a new home building programme through the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, transfer National Asset Management Agency units into social housing, develop housing associations and encourage sustainable levels of construction. Read More

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Dublin City Council deal second economic blow to Ballymun in seven days

Dublin City Council has delivered a second economic blow to Ballymun in the space of only seven days with the news that the Motor Tax Office in Ballymun will close its doors by the end of the year. The news follows the closure of the Towers Pub last week, following the Council's decision to demolish the shopping centre. Read More

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Worsening Waiting Lists hit Cork Hospitals - Martin

Fianna Fáil Leader and TD for Cork South Central Micheál Martin is accusing the Health Minister of standing back and allowing hospital waiting lists to spiral out of control. He was responding to the latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, which reveal massive increases in waiting lists across the three hospitals in Cork city. Read More

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Action not empty promises needed to secure future of Ireland West Airport – Calleary

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the Taoiseach must sideline the spin and honour the commitments he made about Ireland West Airport Knock. Enda Kenny made a promise before the 2011 General Election that he would ‘do whatever he needed for Knock’ if he became Taoiseach. Read More

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Decision on future of Tallaght courthouse is victory for common sense – Lahart

Dublin South West bye-election candidate John Lahart has welcomed a decision which will see the retention of Tallaght District Court. Read More

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Children languish on waiting lists as North Dublin lacks key special needs supports – FF

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O'Brien has described as "utterly disgraceful" the lack of any early intervention team in North Dublin to provide key assessments and supports for children with special needs and disabilities. Read More

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Lack of Mental Health Services in Roscommon Causing Public Health Emergency - Keaveney

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disabilities and Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD, says the lack of adequate front-line mental health services in Roscommon is causing a public health emergency in the county. Read More

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FF Calls for Meeting of Housing Committee to Deal With Dublin’s Land bank

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