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FF calls for clarity on Shortall & Reilly ‘policy differences’

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has sought urgent clarification about the ‘policy differences’ that exist between Junior Health Minister Róisín Shortall and the Health Minister James Reilly Read More

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Speech by Senator Averil Power at MacGill Summer School 2012

Trust me, I’m a politician’ – there’s a sentence guaranteed to generate derisive laughter. However the reality is that the basic foundation of any political system is trust – trust that decisions are made through the right processes and for the right reasons. Read More

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Closure of Clare beaches hugely concerning - Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, says the closure of three beaches in Clare due to poor quality water is hugely concerning. Read More

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Ambition of child and family welfare agency must be matched with resources and accountability – Troy

The plans for a new agency to deal with all issues relating to the welfare of children and families are extremely welcome, however the success of the agency in its important work will be dependent on the resources it is given and the political accountability the Minister for Children has over its work, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has said. Read More

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Ó Cuív calls on Minister to reveal decision on CE scheme

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and Community Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív, has called on the Government to reveal when a review to the cuts in Community Employment (CE) schemes will be announced. Read More

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Kitt supports “Right to a Home” campaign

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing Michael Kitt has called on the Government to ensure that the “Right to a Home” is added to the second phase of the Constitutional Convention. Read More

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Dooley calls for swift action on collapse of holiday website

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Trade, Timmy Dooley TD, has called on Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene after on-line travel company selfcatering.ie went out of business. Read More

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Govt’s own report cards on Action Plan for Jobs can’t mask extent of crisis – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has said people will be surprised to hear that the Government is giving itself glowing report cards for the implementation for the Action Plan for Jobs while the number of people out of work continues to rise to almost 15%. It comes as Retail Excellence Ireland’s Performance Review shows sales for the second quarter of the year dropped by over 4%. Read More

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Means testing too blunt an instrument for Child Benefit reform – O’Dea

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea TD, says he will vigorously oppose any plans to introduce means testing for child benefit. Read More

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Open competition needed for new Health boss to ensure public confidence – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has said the Minister for Health should immediately outline the process that will be put in place to ensure there is an open competition for the appointment of a new Director-General for the health service. Read More

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