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Chambers to tell FF Ard Fheis about need for maternity services at Connolly Hospital

Dublin West candidate Jack Chambers will make an important speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis this weekend calling for the relocation of maternity services to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown. The Fingal Councillor is due to raise the issue during a televised health debate at the event in the RDS tomorrow in front of thousands of Fianna Fáil members. Read More

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Minister fails to acknowledge safety issue in Urris Bus situation – McConalogue

Donegal Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has slammed the Government for refusing to accept that the road Bus Eireann is using to calculate the nearest school route for Urris pupils is unsuitable and unsafe. Read More

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O’Connor pledges to scrap hefty prescription charges

O’Connor pledges to scrap hefty prescription charges

Tallaght Councillor Charlie O’Connor has confirmed that Fianna Fáil will scrap hefty prescription charges and significantly improve access to community healthcare across Dublin South West. Read More

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FF proposes enhanced community healthcare in West Dublin

FF proposes enhanced community healthcare in West Dublin

Dublin West candidate Cllr Jack Chambers has promised better access to community healthcare for all people in West Dublin, regardless of their age or means. The Fingal Councillor was speaking at the launch of Fianna Fáil health policy Putting Patients and Services First, which puts a major focus on moving towards enhanced primary care within the community and keeping people out of hospital. Read More

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Safety and common sense must prevail in school bus row – McConalogue

Donegal Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has slammed the Government over changes to the school transport scheme, which will see pupils from the Urris area forced to relocate from Carndonagh to Buncrana. The change, which sees a new system of calculating distances, was brought in by Bus Eireann, which operates the scheme on behalf of the Department of Education. Read More

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Govt needs to bring forward legislation to outlaw heavy handed repossessions - Ó Fearghaíl

Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South Seán Ó Fearghaíl has called on the Taoiseach to immediately bring forward legislation to address the heavy handed manner in which repossessions are being carried out. Read More

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Cowen calls on Bord na Móna executives to appear before Oireachtas Committee

Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly Barry Cowen has called on the chairman of Bord na Móna to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to brief members on the ongoing cost cutting exercise at the company. Read More

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Relocation of Clara company highlights need for new investment - Cowen

Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly Barry Cowen has expressed his disappointment following the news that The Flat Bread Company, originally based in Clara, has decided to relocate outside of the town with the loss of over 30 jobs. Read More

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Closure of Tullamore pharmaceutical company a setback for Offaly - Cowen

Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly Barry Cowen has called on the Government to do more to ensure the IDA attracts investment into Offaly and the wider Midlands Region. The Offaly TD made the comments as Reliance Gene Medix, a pharmaceutical company based in Tullamore, announced that it is to cease operations later this year. Read More

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25% jump in homeless families in Dublin since December – FF

New figures obtained by Fianna Fáil have revealed a dramatic increase in homelessness in Dublin in less than three months. The figures were released in response to Council questions submitted by the Fianna Fáil Leader on Dublin City Council Paul McAuliffe. They show that there’s been a 25% increase in the number of families falling homeless since December. There has also been a 10% increase in the numbers using emergency accommodation over that period. Read More

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