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FF welcomes surge in applications for science & technology courses

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Education Senator Averil Power has welcomed the surge in applications for science, technology, engineering and maths courses at third level institutions around the country. Read More

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Government stands over 2,500 jobs cull and disgraceful nature of announcement – O’Dea

Fianna Fáil Spokesman on Jobs Willie O’Dea has said the Government is complicit in the 2,500 job losses at AIB and “far from trying to protect employment is pushing more and more people out of work.” Read More

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Taxpayer foots legal bills of €12 million in garda compensation cases in 2010/2011 - Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Seán Fleming TD has demanded a detailed account from the Chief State Solicitor of the legal fees approved by him in respect of Garda Síochána compensation cases. Read More

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Will the Government stand over mandatory redundancies at AIB? – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary has asked the Government if it will stand over any mandatory redundancies at AIB. The news of 2,500 job cuts comes a day after the Government boasted about its success in shrinking the size of the covered banks. Read More

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FF criticises heavy-handed review of Domiciliary Care Allowance

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Barry Cowen has criticised the heavy-handed review of the Domiciliary Care Allowance, which has led to 193 children with serious disabilities losing their payments. Read More

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Real Government Report Card: ‘Talks a good game but lacks application’ – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has described the Government’s report on its own performance in office as “an attempt at airbrushing all of its election commitments from history.” Read More

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Compensation deal for turf cutters does not go far enough – Cowen

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen has raised concerns that new compensation arrangements for turf cutters on SAC bogs does not address the problems facing commercial turf cutters. Read More

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Research shows Fine Gael Policy on Health will fail and cost more – Kelleher

“Dr James Reilly is determined to change the Ireland’s health system based on the Dutch model. This is despite research that shows it will cost more and actually make matters worse, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has said. Read More

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Kirk repeats calls for milk quota deal with UK

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Horticulture Seamus Kirk has repeated his calls for a bil-lateral agreement on milk quotas with the UK. Deputy Kirk raised a special Dáil debate on the matter this week (Tuesday, 07 March) as the end of the quota period approaches. Read More

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Varadkar casts doubt on retention of low VAT rate for tourism sectors – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism Timmy Dooley has accused the Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar of damaging confidence in the tourism sector having signalled that the reduced lower VAT rate is unlikely to be kept through next year despite the Government’s commitment that it would run until the end of 2013. Read More

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