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Govt Threatening Iarnród Éireann with Liquidation counter productive – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD says the Government’s current policy approach to Iarnród Éireann, where it is threatening to leave the company facing the prospect of liquidation is unhelpful and counter productive. The National Transport Authority has announced that up to €1.2 million in funding may be cut from Iarnród Éireann’s subvention if the proposed strike action goes ahead. Read More

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Fianna Fáil opens book of condolences for former Taoiseach and FF leader Albert Reynolds

Fianna Fáil has opened an online book of condolences for former Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Albert Reynolds. It can be accessed at http://www.fiannafail.ie/. Read More

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Statement by former Taoiseach and FF Leader Mr. Brian Cowen

I am very sad to learn of the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. I want to extend my sincere sympathies to his wife Kathleen, his children Miriam, Philip, Emer, Leonie, Abbie, Cathy and Andrea and to his extended family and many friends. Albert was a family man proud of his family’s achievements and I will remember him as a close personal friend to me and my own family. Read More

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Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD

It was with great sadness this morning that I learned of the death of my former colleague and party leader Albert Reynolds. Read More

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Medical card delays forcing families to fork out for school transport fees - Keaveney

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Mental Health, Disability & Special Needs Colm Keaveney is calling on the Government to postpone charging school transport fees for families who are still waiting on the outcome of their medical card review. Some families are facing bills of as much as €650 for school transport costs, because their medical card entitlement is still under consideration. Read More

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Seanad Recall results in improved resources for transplant patients – Daly

Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly says the recall of the Seanad this day last year has secured improved resources for more than 600 people who are currently waiting on life saving organ transplant operations. The Kerry Senator spearheaded a campaign and secured the signatures of more than 20 Seanad colleagues to invoke a recall of the Chamber to debate and vote on the first ever law on organ donation in the history of the State. Read More

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Support for CoderDojo needs to be explored – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Education Minister to explore what options are in place to support the CoderDojo project. The Foundation, which runs free not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people, is seeking more investment so that it can expand. Read More

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Withdraw Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Fire Sale – Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil Arts Spokesperson Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has added his voice to calls for the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to be retained in public ownership. Deputy Ó Fearghaíl’s intervention comes as reports emerge that the key venue will be sold at a heavy discount on what was spent to develop the Daniel Libeskind designed facility. Read More

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Labour Ministers remain silent on Irish Rail dispute – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley has called on Tánaiste Joan Burton to clarify whether or not Minister Paschal Donohoe was expressing a personal view or the view of the Government, when he intervened in the rail dispute by dismissing the union position. Read More

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Loss of Red Kettle Theatre Company very disappointing – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts and Culture Seán Ó Fearghaíl has expressed his disappointment at the liquidation of Waterford’s Red Kettle Theatre Company. Read More

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