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A retrograde step as Gov and Troika do business behind closed doors - Byrne

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Thomas Byrne has expressed dismay at the fact that Troika officials will not be answering any questions from opposition or media representatives during their visit this week and questioned the Government's role in the new arrangements. Read More

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Statement by FF Leader Micheál Martin TD at Sub-Committee on Referendum on Fiscal Stability Treaty

Statement by FF Leader Micheál Martin TD at Sub-Committee on Referendum on Fiscal Stability Treaty

I would like to thank the Committee for the invitation to appear today. Your hearings on the Fiscal Treaty have been very wide-ranging and informative. You have heard a lot of expert opinion concerning the impact of the Treaty’s provisions and also general political comments from a wide range of sources. This has been a very positive and constructive process. Read More

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Spotlight must be put on Permanent TSB mortgage rate during troika visit – McGrath

The spotlight must be put on the crippling standard variable mortgage rate of 5.19% charged by Permanent TSB when the bank’s future comes up for discussion during the review mission by the troika which commences today, according to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. Read More

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Water Meters the next Big Phil Fiasco? - Collins

Government disarray over the installation of water meters is shaping up as the latest fiasco at the Department of the Environment, according to Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Niall Collins TD. Read More

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Hogan’s Referendum Report Needs to be Published - FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has called on Environment Minister Phil Hogan to explain why he appears to be suppressing the Referendum Commission 's Report on the recent referendums and has demanded that the Report be published in full ahead of the upcoming Referendum on the Fiscal Treaty. Sections of the report have been leaked to today's Irish Times. Read More

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Admission by Taoiseach and Tánaiste not enough done on mortgage crisis must be backed up with action

The admission by the Government that not enough has been done to deal with the mortgage arrears crisis is a welcome acknowledgement of reality but must now be backed up with meaningful action, according to Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. Read More

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FF demands reversal of cuts to rural DEIS schools – Smith

Fianna Fáil has again demanded a full reversal of the cuts to rural disadvantaged schools and an explanation from the Education Minister about why rural schools were left out of a partial reversal on DEIS cuts this year. Read More

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Pat the Cope reports back from his visit to Iceland

Pat the Cope on behalf of the European Parliament recently chaired a joint meeting of Euro MEPs and Icelandic MPs. The Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting took place in the Culture House, Reykjavik on the 3rd of April last. Read More

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FF welcomes long awaited legislation on credit guarantee scheme for SMEs

Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Small Business John McGuinness TD has welcomed the long- awaited publication of the Credit Guarantee Bill, aimed at helping a large number of small and medium sized businesses to access credit. Read More

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Coalition at odds over attack on small rural schools – Smith

Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Brendan Smith is calling on Fine Gael TDs and Senators to clarify their stance on Minister Quinn’s attack on small rural schools. Read More

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