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Speech of Micheál Martin TD, Opening of 73ú Árd Fheis

Speech of Micheál Martin TD, Opening of 73ú Árd Fheis

I would like to welcome you to the opening session of the 73rd Árd Fheis of Fianna Fáil – the Republican Party. The first thing I must do is to thank you for the very great honour of being elected Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil. Read More

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Government inaction means 31,456 applicants from 2011 still awaiting Medical Card - McConalogue

There are still 31,456 applications for medical cards still outstanding from 2011 as a result of the Government’s failure to act quickly on delays, or to listen to concerns in ahead of the centralisation medical card applications last July, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue TD. Read More

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Ó Cuív condemns Hogan for not publishing draft septic tank regulations as promised

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has said that the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has reneged on the promises he made on numerous occasions over the last few months to Draft Regulations under section 70L of the Water Services Bill. He promised to do so in the Dáil as recently as last week. Instead has published a wooly discussion document that will have no force in law. The regulations that will apply under this section will however have the force of law, and this is why the early publication of these regulations is vital. Read More

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Burton confirms money is available to protect CE schemes

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has confirmed to Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen that the money is available within her department to protect Community Employment Schemes. Therefore, any cuts to CE schemes following the Minister’s ‘review’ will be purely a political decision. Read More

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Government adopts FF policy on reducing school prefabs – Smith

Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Brendan Smith has welcomed the fact that the Government has adopted the strategy of the previous Fianna Fáil Government on reducing the use of prefabs in schools, and using grant aid to build permanent classrooms. Read More

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Separation of Shannon will cost jobs and threaten services to the Midwest – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Transport Timmy Dooley has said he is extremely concerned about the future of Shannon Airport and jobs in the Midwest. Read More

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Dáil Speech by Foreign Affairs Spokesman Seán Ó Fearghaíl on Referendum on EU Fiscal Treaty

At 3 o’clock yesterday the eyes of Europe once more turned towards Ireland. Supported by the enduring strengths of our constitution, the Irish people, despite desperate government efforts to avoid it, have finally been given the opportunity to give their opinion on the future direction of the EU. It is a chance for the people of Ireland to affirm our role in a Union that has transformed a war torn continent into the most peaceful and prosperous community on the globe. Fianna Fáil will, as it has since we first guided Ireland into the European Community in 1973, support efforts to move Europe forward. Read More

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Speech by Micheál Martin TD, Dáil Statements on Europe

This week’s summit has a number of important items on the agenda but only one will receive any real attention. The formal signing of the Fiscal Treaty will be accompanied by further discussions about the economic crisis. While the sense of panic which prevailed during most of last year’s summits is absent there is still and unmistakable sense of crisis. My biggest concern is that this sense of crisis is clearly accompanied by the urgency and ambition which Europe needs. Read More

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Fleming secures amendment to Finance Bill 2012 to assist Irish Businesses gain foreign markets

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Seán Fleming TD has secured an amendment to the Finance Bill to assist Irish exporters in increasing their foreign income and market share in a number of major countries. Read More

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FF Leader Names Special Committee on Constitutional Reform

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has confirmed the membership of a new Fianna Fáil Committee on Constitutional Reform. The announcement comes ahead of the party’s first meeting with the Taoiseach and officials to discuss plans for the upcoming Constitutional Convention. Read More

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