Govt lacks credible plan for ensuring nursing home safety

The Government is failing older people by refusing to put in place a credible plan to ensure state run nursing homes adhere to HIQA accommodation standards, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher. Deputy Kelleher pointed out that Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has refused to prioritise the upgrading of state run nursing […]

Collins condemns attack on Limerick pensioner

Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick Niall Collins has condemned the vicious attack on a pensioner in Rosbrien last weekend. The pensioner, who is aged in her 80’s, was subjected to a vicious attack outside her home. Deputy Collins, who is the Fianna Fáil Justice spokesperson, says the incident highlights the need for tougher sentences for […]

FF calls for commitment on Minor Works Grant for schools

Fianna Fáil has claimed that the Government’s failure to commit to a Minor Works Scheme for schools is resulting in higher back-to-school costs for parents. According to the party’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue, schools are being forced to increase the voluntary contributions asked of parents in order to just keep the school running. Deputy McConalogue […]

Escaped Minion could have led to a more serious incident – McAuliffe

The escape of a giant inflatable Minion onto the Old Swords Road in Dublin could have led to serious injury and property damage, according to Fianna Fáil Cllr Paul McAuliffe. Cllr McAuliffe says that while the story is amusing, it nonetheless demonstrates the need for Dublin City Council to ensure the operators of such devices […]

Funding for social housing has collapsed under FG / Labour – Cowen

Funding for social housing has collapsed across all categories including direct local authority construction, housing associations and private house grants since the government came to power in 2011. Data provided to Fianna Fáil shows a massive 79% fall in funding for local authority housing, while voluntary and housing co-operatives have lost 70% of their budget […]

New figures show 34% increase in housing waiting list in Dublin – FF

New figures released to Fianna Fáil under a Freedom of Information request show a 34% rise in the number of households on the social housing waiting list in Dublin City. The figures are the clearest indication yet that the Government is failing to get to grips with the housing crisis in the capital, according to […]