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Calleary expresses concern about AIB outsourcing of jobs

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has said he is concerned to learn that the IDA is actively working with companies involved in securing contracts for the outsourcing of jobs at AIB. Read More

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Minister Coveney admits banks overcharging farmers on agricultural loans - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Éamon Ó Cuív TD raised a priority question this week in the Dáil with Minister Coveney, regarding his plans to ensure Irish farmers have access to European Investment Bank funds for the advancement of agriculture and rural development. Read More

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FF reiterates call for expansion of UN training school at Curragh Camp

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has reiterated his call for the expansion of the United Nations Training School at the Curragh Camp in Kildare. Deputy Ó Fearghaíl made the call in advance of the long awaited publication of the White Paper on Defence by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. Read More

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“Pathetic” Govt Response to Student Accommodation Crisis Causing Chaos - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has slammed Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s failure to tackle the accommodation crisis facing third level students. For the third year in a row, students are finding themselves struggling to find suitable accommodation because of a combination of rising rents and a shortage of supply. Read More

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Ó Fearghaíl welcomes appointment of new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has welcomed the appointment of Rear Admiral Mark Mellet to the position of Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces. Read More

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Dáil Speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin following European Council Summit

The succession of summit and Council meetings over the last few weeks has unfortunately produced nothing positive. Instead they have exposed yet again the failure of leaders to work together in a positive and ambitious way to tackle the enormous crisis engulfing the European Union. Read More

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Banks’ response on variable mortgage rate totally inadequate – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the response by the banks to the 1st of July deadline to reduce the cost of mortgages for variable rate customers as totally inadequate and as a rebuff to the Minister for Finance. Deputy McGrath has called for a stepping up of the campaign for mortgage fairness in Ireland. Read More

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Varadkar attempt to rewrite history on UHI “just dishonest” – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has responded to comments this morning from the Minster for Health where he suggested that the Programme for Government wasn’t as strong on its commitment to Universal Health Insurance as Fine Gael had been in the 2011 General Election. Read More

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Serious questions for Justice Minister as one in five crimes goes unrecorded – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has welcomed the Central Statistics Office review of the quality of garda crime data which has revealed that one in five crimes reported to gardaí in 2011 didn’t appeared as ‘recorded crimes’ on the official garda system. Read More

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“Theft Tuesday” as Government raid pension funds for another €140m – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has described the raiding of private pension funds for €140m today as a glaring example of the Government’s record of broken promises. This is the fifth year in which the Minister for Finance has dipped in to the pensions of tens of thousands of Irish citizens, bringing to over €2.3bn the amount taken from private pension funds. Read More

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