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Speech by Dara Calleary TD, FF Dáil Motion opposing statutory sick pay scheme

I want to thank my colleagues in Fianna Fáil for allocating our private business time this week to the issue of highlighting the threat been posed to SMES across this country by Minister Joan Burtons plans on the introduction of an unnecessary statutory sick pay scheme. I can anticipate the government’s response in advance. They will probably tell us that there is still a consultation process underway and no final decisions have been made. They will point out all that they believe they are doing in the interests of small business. I have no doubt that the Jobs Action Plan will be mentioned more times over the next two nights then santa will be at Christmas. Read More

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FF raises privacy concerns about wages proposal in Fines Bill

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has raised serious concerns about new plans to deduct an unpaid fine directly from a person’s wages. Read More

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Latest controversy over Children’s Hospital show a Minister Isolated and Undermined – Kelleher

ianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher TD, says the latest developments in the process to decide a location for the National Children’s Hospital paint a very grave picture of the state of affairs at the top of the Department of Health. Read More

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Positive and Active Campaign will ensure Children’s Amendment Passed – Fianna Fáil

Positive and Active Campaign will ensure Children’s Amendment Passed – Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil has called for an honest and positive campaign in the Children’s Referendum ahead of the public vote on November 10th as Leader Micheál Martin launched the party’s campaign for a Yes vote. Read More

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FF calls on Govt to scrap its ‘Anti-Job’ sick pay folly

The Dáil will this week debate a Fianna Fáil motion calling on the Government to scrap foolish plans to push the entire cost of four weeks' sick pay directly onto businesses. Read More

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Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil, Speech “Should the 1916 Rising be Celebrated?”

Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil, Speech at the UCC Philosophical Society Debate "Should the 1916 Rising be Celebrated?" Read More

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Moynihan calls for Community effort in advance of Digital Switchover on Wednesday

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Michael Moynihan TD, has called on people to make sure they have switched over to the new Soarview service ahead of Wednesday’s change from the old analogue service to a new digital one. Read More

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Govt leaves Donegal mortgage holders at the mercy of banks - McConalogue

“As interest rates continue to rise the Government has left thousands of borrowers in Donegal at the mercy of banks, despite promises to support those in serious difficulty”, according to Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue. Read More

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FF seeks clarification of security breach at secondary schools

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to clarify reports of a security threat to confidential student files at secondary schools across the country. Read More

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FF to host major conference of European Liberals in Dublin

FF to host major conference of European Liberals in Dublin

Fianna Fáil will host the 33rd annual Congress of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party in Dublin next month. More than 500 delegates from all over Europe will attend the three day event, beginning on 08 November 2012. Read More

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