Emergency Department deterioration continues under Varadkar – FF

“The news that overcrowding in Emergency Departments increased by 40 pc in the year to August is yet another indictment of Minister Varadkar’s tenure in the Department of Health, according to Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher. Deputy Kelleher said: “The Minister is now proposing to reconvene the Emergency Taskforce which published a report five […]

Govt must not break promise on Free Travel Scheme – White

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has said that Dublin pensioners will resist any attempt to cut the Free Travel Scheme. The Dublin Rathdown election candidate expressed her anger at reports that the Government was considering restricting the Free Travel Scheme in the upcoming budget. Although the Minister for Social Protection has since backtracked, Senator White […]

Fiscal Council should be given task of costing election proposals – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for the establishment of a robust system for the costing of election proposals of all political parties. Under legislation he has published the process would be undertaken by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council and be independent of the Department of Finance. Deputy McGrath commented: “We are now […]

Co-ordinated strategy needed to tackle dairy crisis

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Éamon Ó Cuív has said the Government has been found sorely lacking for having no contingency plan to deal with dairy price volatility. Deputy O Cuív was commenting in advance of the extraordinary EU Agriculture Council meeting on September 7th to discuss the situation in the dairy market in particular. […]

FF demands crackdown on garda attacks following Balbriggan incident

Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien said the violent attack on a member of the gardaí in Balbriggan at the weekend further highlights the need for a crackdown on assaults against frontline emergency workers. A garda was seriously injured after he was rammed by a stolen car that he was pursuing. Two other […]

Mayor welcomes cleanest Kildare town status for Naas

Naas Mayor Cllr James Lawless welcomed the Irish Business Against Litter results showing Naas caming out as the cleanest town in Co. Kildare. The IBAL results released today show the county town finishing 12th overall in the national rankings. IBAL is a business backed initiative which looks to promote the cleanliness of towns in order […]