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‘Pathways to Work’ a good title, but an inadequate policy - Cowen

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Barry Cowen has said the ‘Pathways to Work’ strategy is an inadequate response to what is a grave unemployment crisis. Read More

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FF calls for emergency legislation to allow Children’s Hospital proceed

Fianna Fáil has proposed an emergency amendment to the legislation on critical infrastructure that would allow the National Children’s Hospital to proceed as planned. Read More

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Heathrow landing slots must be protected before any sale of State share in Aer Lingus – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley has described the Government’s decision in favour of selling the state’s remaining shareholding in Aer Lingus “when market conditions are favourable” as extremely worrying in the absence of a plan to protect the strategic important landing slot at Heathrow airport. Read More

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Small schools still facing staff cuts despite Government spin

Small schools across the country are still facing significant cuts to staffing levels and the possibility of closure, despite a PR announcement from the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn this week. Read More

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Burton confirms CE ‘review’ is meaningless – Cowen

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has admitted to Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen that the review of cuts to Community Employment Schemes will not result in a reversal of the cuts. Read More

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Four months on, still no report on €3.6bn ‘accounting error’ by Department of Finance – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD has said the internal and external investigations commissioned by the Department of Finance into the €3.6 billion ‘accounting error’ identified last year should be completed and published without delay. Deputy McGrath was commenting following a Dáil written reply he received from the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan on the issue. Read More

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Labour seeks to blame everyone else as it signs-up to major privatisation agenda – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Fleming TD described Labour Minister Brendan Howlin’s contention that he has secured a major concession on the sale of state assets as brazen in the extreme. Read More

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Chaos and Part-Time General Reign in Reilly’s Health Service – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has said it is clear that the Government is failing to protect the most vulnerable in society by directly cutting frontline health services, including closing acute hospital beds, operating theatres and step-down community facilities. Read More

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Kirk welcomes major jobs boost for Dundalk

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has welcomed news today that US firm PayPal is to create 1,000 jobs in Dundalk over the next four years. Read More

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Burton’s sick pay agenda is damaging job creation and business confidence – McGuinness

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Small Business John McGuinness TD has said the proposal by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to force businesses to contribute to the cost of sick pay proves the incoherence of the Government's job creation policy. Read More

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