Fianna Fáil has raised concerns about the appointment of John O’Connor, the former Chairman of An Bord Pleanála, as Chairman of Eirgrid.
Reacting to the announcement by Minister Pat Rabbitte in the Dáil this afternoon, Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne said, “We need a guarantee that this will not pose any conflict of interest given Mr O’Connor’s very recent position at the helm of An Bord Pleanála. Read More |
In light of the recent publication of the worrying OECD report, Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has called on the Government to wake up from its complacency over the jobs crisis. Read More |
Senator Thomas Byrne today expressed his delight at An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for the extension to Ratoath College. Read More |
Senator Thomas Byrne has called for clarity after the publishing of an article in The Irish Medical Times this week in relation to the North East Doctor on Call. Read More |
Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has called for tougher fines for financial institutions that repeatedly mistreat customers and mishandle complaints. Read More |
Senator Thomas Byrne and Cllr Wayne Harding have described recent comments by Deputy Regina Doherty in relation to the Slane bypass as "misinformed and completely unhelpful". Read More |
Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has expressed his outrage at the refusal of the Minister for Transport to come before the Seanad to answer questions on the delayed N2 Slane bypass. Read More |
Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Thomas Byrne has described the latest mortgage arrears statistics as ‘truly shocking’.
Senator Byrne commented, “These figures confirm the true extent of this Government’s failure to tackle the mortgage crisis. With more than 12% of residential mortgages now in arrears of 90 days or more, it is clear that the government and the banks have failed utterly to face up to the scale of what is now a national crisis. Read More |
Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform, Thomas Byrne, says Minister Leo Varadkar has failed thousands of Bus Éireann passengers affected by today’s bus strike.
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Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has demanded to know why Meath developments exempt from the Household Charge now find themselves with property tax bills. The government has given a bizarre excuse - that there has been a sudden and dramatic reduction in the number of unfinished developments and estates over the past year. Read More |