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Timmy Dooley, Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Timmy Dooley

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8 Mill Road, Ennis, Co. Clare

Tel: (065) 6891115 or (01) 6183514
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Personal Details

Born in Clare on 13 February 1969. Educated at Mountshannon National School and Scariff Community College, Co Clare. Now a full-time public representative having worked in sales and marketing and business development with a number of companies prior to election to Seanad Éireann.

Local News

West Clare needs joined up public transport system - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has called on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to implement a joined up timetable for bus and rail services in West Clare. Deputy Dooley says the current timetable arrangements do not make sense as trains depart Ennis ten minutes before buses are scheduled to arrive. Read More | Share

FF calls on Bus Éireann CEO to appear before transport committee

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD has called on Bus Éireann CEO Martin Nolan to appear before the Oireachtas transport committee. Deputy Dooley made the call after it emerged the company plans to cut up to 100 rural bus services. Read More | Share

Govt must rule out sale of Aer Lingus stake

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to firmly rule out the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus now that the Minister for Transport appears to have finally recognised its strategic importance. Read More | Share

HIQA report on University Hospital Limerick highlights govt’s failing health strategy - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has said the latest HIQA report on University Hospital Limerick further highlights that the government’s health strategy is failing. Deputy Dooley made the comments after HIQA raised concerns about standards at the hospital following a surprise inspection earlier this month. Read More | Share

Slashing of bus routes will fuel rural isolation – Dooley

Fianna Fáil has described plans to slash up to 100 rural bus routes as ‘an alarming step backwards for rural Ireland’ Read More | Share

Aer Lingus Chairman and CEO should appear before transport committee – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism & Sport has requested the Chairman of the Oireachtas Transport & Communications Committee to invite Aer Lingus Chairman Colm Barrington and its CEO Christoph Mueller to appear before the committee. Read More | Share

Closure of Lissycasey Garda station a further blow to policing services – Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has criticised the government after it was announced that Lissycasey Garda station is set to close from March 1st next. Deputy Dooley said that the latest station closure in Clare is a further blow to policing services and will damage the public’s confidence in policing. Read More | Share

IAG “assurances” on Heathrow slots offer no concrete guarantees – Dooley

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley says so called “safeguards” from IAG on Aer Lingus’ connectivity offer no guarantees on the retention of the valuable Heathrow slots. IAG’s proposal to protect these slots for a 5 year period falls well short of the mark, and offers no long term security on routes between Heathrow and Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Read More | Share

Govt must stand up for Ireland’s strategic national interests and veto Aer Lingus sale – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley is calling on the Transport Minister to clarify the Government’s position on IAG’s bid to take over Aer Lingus. The airline’s Board confirmed that it has received an offer of €2.55 per share, which it says it is considering. Deputy Dooley has reiterated his calls for the Government to use its 25% stake in the company to block the buy-out in order to protect connectivity and jobs and to maintain a long term strategic interest in the airline. Read More | Share

Minister must rule out any sale of Govt stake in Aer Lingus – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD is calling on the Transport Minister to rule out any sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus in order to protect Ireland’s strategic national interests. IAG has come forward with a third offer for the carrier, believed to be worth €2.50 a share. Any such sale could see Aer Lingus’ critical Heathrow slots siphoned off, risking future connectivity and jobs at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Member of the National Forum on Europe

Member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive

PRO of the Scariff Comhairle Ceantair, Co. Clare

Secretary of the Mountshannon Cumann, Co. Clare

Founder member of the National Youth Committee 1990-93

Former Chairman of the Kevin Barry Cumann, UCD 1989

Active member of Fianna Fáil since 1987

Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport

Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Scrutiny

Vice Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs