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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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Quinn must wake up to guidance provision mistake – Smith

Fianna Fáil has called on the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to wake up to his mistake on changing the provision for guidance counsellors at second level. Read More

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School patronage report highlights hypocrisy over cuts to minority schools - McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has criticised the Education Minister’s hypocrisy in targeting small schools for severe cuts this year while also pushing for greater plurality of patronage at primary level. Read More

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Clarification needed on implications of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agree

The European Parliament Committee on International Trade has recently voted to move ahead with its consideration of ACTA despite the actions of the European Commission in deferring the ratification process by referring ACTA to the European Court of Justice. Read More

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Quinn’s “Big Bang” approach exposed as another example of flawed judgment

Fianna Fáil has welcomed the Report of the Forum on School Patronage and has said that yet again, Minister Ruairí Quinn’s judgment and has been called into question. Read More

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Ó Cuív calls for National Strategy on Fracking

A comprehensive national strategy on the practice of fracking must be developed as a matter of urgency, according to Galway West Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív. Read More

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Action on coastal erosion at Standhill required immediately – Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has called on the Government to honour the commitment given to him in January this year by Minister of State Brian Hayes to take action against severe coastal erosion at Stranhill Hill, Co. Sligo. The national tourist attraction and amenity that is Strandhill is in danger of severe damage without immediate remedial action. Read More

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Minister O’Sullivan needs to press her case with Phil Hogan - FF

Minister should support FF calls for reinstatement of Independent Inquiries Read More

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Long-term unemployment figures most alarming in CSO report – O’Dea

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Willie O’Dea has said the most alarming figures contained in today’s CSO report on the Live Register is the increase in the number of long-term unemployed, up 10.7% in the year to March to 184,465. Read More

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Govt must adopt FF legislation on Lobbyists before National Lottery sale – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Fleming TD has called on the Government to adopt Fianna Fáil’s legislation establishing a Register of Lobbyists in advance of any sale of the National Lottery licence. Read More

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