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The Absence of Dignity for our Older Citizens in Hospitals is a National Disgrace – FF

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has condemned the treatment of our older citizens within the country’s hospital network, describing the ongoing situation as a national disgrace. Read More

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Smith calls for concrete timeline for action on Troubles legacy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Smith TD has called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to ensure that the mechanism for getting to the truth of Troubles era violence, agreed at the Stormont House talks, will be set up as a matter of priority. Deputy Smith has also contacted the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide access to files and papers relating to the Dublin-Monaghan bombings in 1974. Read More

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Keaveney calls for immediate action from NUIG following interview allegations

Galway East Deputy Colm Keaveney has called for an immediate statement from NUIG following disturbing allegations of highly inappropriate questions asked during a job interview process. Read More

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Loss of 220 jobs in Dublin and Kerry a huge setback

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary TD has said that the loss of more than 220 jobs in Dublin and Kerry is a major setback. Read More

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Government must re-appoint dedicated Minister for Drugs

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins TD has called on the Government to re-establish the Office of the Minister for Drugs in order to spearhead the National Drugs Strategy. Deputy Collins made the call following a visit to the Merchants Quay Ireland Homeless and Drugs Services Centre in Dublin on Wednesday. The Minister for Drugs was abolished when Fine Gael and Labour came to power resulting in a failure to coordinate Government actions to tackle the scourge of drugs in our cities and towns. Read More

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Fianna Fáil Selects Jack Chambers as Dublin West Candidate

Fianna Fáil’s General Election preparations in the capital took another step forward tonight, as Councillor Jack Chambers was selected to represent the party in the upcoming General Election in the constituency of Dublin West. Read More

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CSO figures show that the recovery is not reaching all regions

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary TD has stated that the latest data from the Central Statistics Office show the economic recovery is not being spread to all regions. Deputy Calleary has pointed out that the figures show the recovery is being centred in the capital and commuter belt region while the rest of the country continues to suffer. Read More

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Govt admits system cannot cope with wave of home repossessions – Byrne

In the Seanad today Senator Thomas Byrne of Fianna Fáil secured an extraordinary admission from the Government that home repossession cases in the Circuit Court cannot be heard by judges because there are so many and because of the resource implications it would have. Research by Senator Byrne shows that nearly all repossessions cases in the Circuit Court are now being dealt with by County Registrars and not Judges. Read More

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FF calls on Bus Éireann CEO to appear before transport committee

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD has called on Bus Éireann CEO Martin Nolan to appear before the Oireachtas transport committee. Deputy Dooley made the call after it emerged the company plans to cut up to 100 rural bus services. Read More

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Will Someone tell Leo Varadkar he’s the Minister?

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has expressed frustration following Minister Leo Varadkar’s latest media appearances and his continued refusal to understand that he is now the person in charge of our health system. Read More

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