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What did Minister Kelly Speak to Irish Water CEO About? – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment, Barry Cowen TD, has called on the Minister for Environment to reveal what was discussed at his meeting with Irish Water CEO John Tierney today Read More

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Voluntary Sports clubs may now be liable for rates with Government Valuation Bill – Byrne

Senator Thomas Byrne has said the Government's Valuation Bill, which passed third stage in the Seanad today, will result in voluntary sports clubs being liable for commercial rates if they rent out pitches or club facilities to generate an income. Read More

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Garda Vetting must be made a priority for Department – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue says it’s unacceptable that 40% of teachers working in Irish schools have not been taken through the process established to ensure child protection. Figures released this morning reveal that more than 36,000 teachers have not been through the Garda clearance process. Read More

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Seanad agrees to recognise the State of Palestine

Seanad Éireann has passed a motion calling on the Irish Government to recognise the State of Palestine. Read More

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Government displays utter contempt for the Dáil – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming said that the Government is showing utter contempt for the Dáil and the public by refusing to attend in the Dáil chamber during important debates. Read More

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Lonely Planet rating is big tourism boost – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Tourism Spokesperson Timmy Dooley TD says Ireland’s inclusion in the Lonely Planet’s 'Best in Travel 2015' is the result of the hard work of the Irish people, and the excellent initiatives implemented by Irish tourism bodies. Read More

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FF Leader Warns Government on Irish Water Scapegoating

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has warned the government against seeking to scapegoat senior management in Irish Water instead of confronting their own policy and strategy failures in setting up the quango. Read More

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Do Minister’s Comments Reflect Govt Acceptance of Irish Water Bonus Culture

Minister Damien English says bonus system 'fine by him' Read More

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Gerry Adams Statement falls short – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has welcomed Gerry Adams’ belated acknowledgement that the IRA and Sinn Féin investigated sexual abuse cases internally, but has expressed concern at his continued failure to accept Mairia Cahill’s testimony and apologise to her on behalf of his organisation. The FF Leader also rejected what he described as a self serving attempt to use this issue to recast the IRA as protectors rather than perpetrators. Read More

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FF Call on Government to Recognise State of Palestine

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Smith TD has called on the Government to follow the lead of Sweden and the UK House of Commons and recognise the state of Palestine. The recent war in Gaza and the unwillingness of the Israeli Government to engage in meaningful and constructive negotiations with the Palestinians has resulted in a mind shift in how best to approach the conflict in the Middle East. Read More

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