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Martin welcomes LRC intervention in Vita Cortex dispute

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has welcomed the announcement that the Labour Relations Commission has invited both sides in the dispute at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork to meet in Cork next Tuesday. 32 workers at the factory are being denied their rights in an appalling manner at the hands of the company. Read More

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Illegal sale of diesel must be tackled – Kirk

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has said the latest incident of diesel sludge dumping in Co Louth is further evidence of the need for strong measures to tackle to illegal sale of diesel. Read More

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Martin pays tribute to mental health advocate John McCarthy

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has paid tribute to John McCarthy following his death in Cork, describing him as “an intelligent advocate for mental health and a tireless campaigner for those living with mental health issues.” Read More

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Fleming to demand clarity on who knew what on Pensioner Tax Fiasco

Fianna Fáil member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Committee Seán Fleming TD has said ‘the Revenue Commissioners must clarify what interaction it had with the Minister for Finance and his Department before they decided to issue inaccurate and false letters to thousands of pensioners who have no new tax liability across the country.’ Read More

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Martin pays tribute to groundbreaking journalist Mary Raftery

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has expressed his shock and sadness following the death of the journalist and documentary-maker Mary Raftery. Read More

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Allergan announcement a major boost for Co Mayo – Calleary

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed the announcement that US pharmaceutical firm Allergan is to create 200 jobs in Co Mayo, with a major expansion of its facility in Westport. Read More

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Reilly must urgently clarify situation surrounding medical card renewal delays – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health to come clean on why medical card holders are being forced to bear high costs after their cards have lapsed or been withdrawn, pending a review of their eligibility. Read More

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Targeting pensioners for extra tax cash deliberate part of Government’s Budget strategy – McGrath

The Budget announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan on 7 December 2011 provided for additional taxation receipts from the targeting of pensioners by the Revenue, even though the initiative only emerged this week following demand letters being received by pensioners, according to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. Read More

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Vita Cortex ‘inability to pay’ claim must be rigorously assessed – McGrath

The Department of Social Protection needs to conduct a rigorous assessment of the claim by Vita Cortex that it is unable to pay the redundancy due to the 32 former workers at the Cork plant, according to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson and Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath. Read More

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FF calls for urgent clarity on backdating of tax liabilities for pensioners

Fianna Fáil has called for urgent clarification on the possibility that 115,000 pensioners may be liable for backdated taxes over a number of years due to an under calculation of their liabilities. Read More

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