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Urban households now facing new waste water charge on top of water charge

Houses and apartments connected to public sewerage schemes could soon be charged for waste water services on top of water charges, it has emerged. Read More

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Speech by FF Leader Micheál Martin at the launch of Fianna Fáil’s referendum campaign

Speech by FF Leader Micheál Martin at the launch of Fianna Fáil’s referendum campaign

Over the last twelve months my party has taken a leading role in pushing for the European Union to react more aggressively to the biggest economic crisis in its history. We have done this because of a simple and incontestable fact: for Ireland to recover we need Europe’s support. We need help in financing public services over the next few years - but we also need a return to growth in order to protect and build upon the hundreds of thousands of Irish jobs which depend on trade. Read More

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Statement by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin on Vita Cortex

I am extremely pleased that this dispute has come to a satisfactory end. I am delighted for the workers who I know feel vindicated by the outcome. Read More

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Government Shoots Down Fianna Fáil Bill To Protect Gay Teachers & Doctors

Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power has expressed deep disappointment at the Government’s decision to vote down a Fianna Fáil bill to end discrimination against gay, lesbian and bisexual staff in the Seanad today. Read More

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Speech by Senator Averil Power, Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2012

We are here this afternoon to deal with an issue of major concern to each of these groups – that is the threat posed to thousands of teachers, doctors, nurses, and other employees by Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act. Read More

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Govt must stop dragging its heels on employment rights – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary has criticised the Government for dragging its heels on employee protection legislation. Deputy Calleary has urged Fine Gael and Labour TDs to support the Protection of Employees (Amendment) Bill 2012 in the Dáil tonight, with a view to amending the technical flaws at Committee Stage. Read More

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1,065 top bankers earn basic salary over €100K – McGrath

1,065 of the country’s top bankers in AIB, Permanent TSB and IBRC are earning basic salaries of over €100,000, according to information released in the Dáil to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. Read More

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FF Bill to Protect Gay Teachers and Medical Staff to be Debated in Seanad Today

Schools and hospitals would no longer be allowed to discriminate against gay, lesbian and bisexual staff under legislation to be tabled by Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power in the Seanad today. Read More

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Yes Campaign Gets Real Boost from Tonight’s Debate – FF

Tonight’s first major debate of the referendum campaign gives a significant boost to the Yes side as it was shown that ratifying the Stability Treaty is the only way to access cheaper and more secure funding for public services. Read More

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Prison plan: All talk, no resources? – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Dara Calleary has said it is crucial that extra resources are provided to the probation service and the prison service to ensure the safe implementation of a new early prisoner release policy. Read More

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