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Connaughton selected as Fianna Fáil Candidate in Upcoming Bye-Election

Micheál Martin backs ‘community leader’, says he will be key member of FF Dáil Team Read More

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FF Leader Dismisses Government Seanad Proposals as ‘Window Dressing’

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has dismissed the Government's proposed 'major reforms' of the Seanad as simple window dressing, pointing to the Government's failure to even address the central criticism of the Seanad - namely the method by which members are elected. Read More

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Berehaven credit union liquidation highlights challenged state of sector – FF

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has stated that the sudden decision today to put Berehaven credit union in Cork in to liquidation will come as a shock to savers locally and throughout the country and is also a sharp reminder of the challenges facing the sector generally. Read More

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Mortgage to rent scheme in need of complete overhaul – FF

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the Government’s “Mortgage to Rent” scheme for distressed borrowers as an abject failure following confirmation that just 42 cases have been fully concluded under the scheme since its inception in July 2012. Read More

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Limited Mother and Baby Home Investigation Could Jeopardise Cross-Party Consensus – FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Robert Troy has said that any attempt to narrow the scope of the proposed Commission of Investigation could jeopardise the cross-party consensus that currently exists on the issue. Read More

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Government should support 15 % reduction in property tax – FF

Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen TD has called on the Government to support Fianna Fáil’s campaign to introduce a 15% cut in property tax for homeowners around the country by pledging not to penalise those local authorities which introduce the relief. This would be consistent with Government’s rhetoric in the run-up to the local elections claimed the TD. Read More

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57% of sub-prime mortgage holders deep in arrears and still no Govt targets for resolution – McGrath

The appalling state of the sub-prime mortgage book has been revealed by a series of figures released to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath, along with confirmation that the government has still not set targets for the resolution of sub-prime arrears cases. Read More

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Fianna Fáil Welcomes New Anti-Terror Legislation

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins has welcomed news that landmark legislation introduced in the aftermath of the Omagh atrocity is to be built upon with the addition of three new terrorism offences. Deputy Collins called on all Dáil parties to send a signal by backing the legislation. Read More

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McConalogue Calls on Bus Éireann to Review School Transport Scheme

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue TD has called on Bus Éireann to review the renewal process for the school transport scheme and allow applicants the option to apply and pay for bus tickets by Post. Read More

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Commonage Farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015 – Ó Cuív

Minister must revise new regulations Read More

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