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McConalogue calls on Reilly to clarify plans for paediatric diabetes services in Letterkenn

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has called on Minister for Health James Reilly to clarify his intentions regarding services for children and adolescents with diabetes in Co Donegal. Deputy McConalogue was commenting amid reports that Sligo is being considered instead of Letterkenny as one of the 10 proposed regional centres for diabetic clinical services. Read More

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Cope welcomes European Parliament vote to nominate Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors

Fianna Fáil MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has today welcomed the decision by the European Parliament to approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to the European Court of Auditors. The European Parliament in Strasbourg today voted to support Mr. Cardiff's nomination by 521 in favour, 128 against. Read More

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Cut in Home Energy grants will put thousands of construction jobs at risk – Ó Cuív

Cuts of up to 64% in home insulation grants in Budget 2012 will devastate a specialised sector within the construction industry and put thousands of jobs at risk, according Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Éamon Ó Cuív. Read More

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Calleary welcomes 150 jobs at Westport’s Carraig Donn

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed the news that Westport based retailer Carraig Donn is to create 150 jobs as part of a major expansion of its manufacturing and retail operation. Read More

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Govt failing to tackle unemployment as figures show jobs crisis has deepened – O’Dea

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Willie O’Dea has said today’s figures from the Central Statistics Office show the employment crisis in the country is deepening and more people are falling into long-term unemployment. The Quarterly National Household Survey shows unemployment increased by 15,700 in the year to the end of September and the unemployment rate now stands at 14.8%. Read More

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Govt Must Immediately Recruit Additional Social Workers Following Horrific Abuse Case – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children today called on the Government to immediately recruit an additional 60 social workers, as promised for this year. Deputy McConalogue made the comments following the conclusion of a horrific case of abuse before the Central Criminal Court this week. Read More

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UK opt-out of financial transactions tax could put Ireland at a major disadvantage – McGrath

The decision by British Prime Minister David Cameron to opt-out of the new fiscal integration arrangements across the EU could have serious consequences for the future of the financial services industry in Ireland, according to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. Read More

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Bus and train fare increases will hit low income commuters hardest – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley has said the increases in bus and rail fares from January will impact on the low paid, unemployed and those on social welfare the most. The increases range from 3% to 15%. Read More

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Summit Increases Uncertainty for Euro and the EU: Fianna Fáil Leader

"The outcome of the latest crisis summit has failed to address the underlying causes of the current crisis and may well have made matters worse by undermining the working of the European Union. Read More

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Supporting student campaign on ending child labour practices in Uzbekistan - Aylward

Supporting student campaign on ending child labour practices in Uzbekistan - Aylward

Liam Aylward, MEP for Ireland East and author of a European Parliament Report on combating child labour, this week lent his support to a student campaign to end child labour practices in Uzbekistan. Read More

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