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Dublin Castle to be opened to referendum campaigners – McAuliffe

The Fianna Fáil Leader on Dublin City Council, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, has confirmed that the gates of Dublin Castle will be opened to campaigners tomorrow for the results of the Marriage Equality Referendum. Read More

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McConalogue welcomes Govt climb down on Junior Cert reform

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the agreement reached between teachers unions and the Department of Education on Junior Cert reforms, but has criticised Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s handling of the situation. Read More

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Starmer Review raises more questions for Adams – FF Leader

The Sir Keir Starmer review of the PPS handling of Mairia Cahill's abuse case has found significant failings by the PPS in pursuing the case. Over 14 findings the report found unacceptable delays, inadequate communication and insufficient consideration of the sequencing of the cases involved. Read More

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Minister must intervene to resolve staffing crisis at CUH psychiatric unit – Keaveney

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health Colm Keaveney TD has called on Minister Kathleen Lynch to urgently intervene in the ongoing stalemate between the HSE and nurses at the new psychiatric unit at Cork University Hospital. It comes following a decision by the Psychiatric Nurses Association to reject LRC proposals on staffing. Read More

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Community venues, not schools should be used as polling stations – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue says the Government should explore alternative options for polling stations instead of forcing schools to close for elections and referenda. Hundreds of schools across the country are closed today as the country votes on two referenda and a bye-election. Read More

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Campaign for mortgage fairness will intensify – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has welcomed the publication of the Central Bank report on the influences on standard variable mortgage pricing in Ireland and has called for a stepping up of the campaign for mortgage fairness in Ireland. Read More

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Dunnes closure in Wexford is entirely avoidable – FF

The Chair of Wexford County Council, Malcolm Byrne, has said the shock closure of the busy Dunnes Stores in Gorey is entirely avoidable. Read More

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Govt must maintain open dialogue with British Govt on Brexit – Smith

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade Brendan Smith has emphasised the importance of maintaining a consistent dialogue with the British Government ahead of the planned referendum on EU membership. It has been reported that a parliamentary Bill paving the way for the vote will be published next week. Read More

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Two tier recovery confirmed by latest employment figures – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Dara Calleary has welcomed the increased employment figures published today by the CSO but says rural Ireland is being left behind as a result of the Government’s urban focused policies. Read More

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FF calls for greater price and gross margin transparency in EU food sector

Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív has travelled to Brussels today to urge the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan to deliver greater price and gross margin transparency in the EU food sector. The Fianna Fáil submission wants to ensure that farmers get a fair deal in relation to the prices they are being paid for their produce by large retailers and multinationals. Read More

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