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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

# fianna-fail - Friday 17 November, 2017

Sinn Féin vote paves the way for party to enter government as junior partner

Earlier today, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ruled out going into government with Sinn Féin.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Leo effect helps Fine Gael to six-year opinion polling high

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

# fianna-fail - Friday 3 November, 2017

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'

Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.

# fianna-fail - Monday 30 October, 2017

Calls for tougher laws after Dublin Fire Brigade member suffers ear injury after firework thrown

“They have families and lives too and the public needs to act with respect,” said Fianna Fáil’s John Lahart.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Sinn Féin the big loser in latest opinion poll

The latest opinion poll by Red C for the Sunday Business Post shows somewhat diminishing returns for Gerry Adams’ party.

Over 200 children with serious teeth problems have waited over 4 years for treatment

Figures show that 11,786 children and young adults have been waiting over a year for necessary orthodontic treatment.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

It could become a criminal offence to recklessly endanger emergency workers during a status red warning

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien is writing draft legislation.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo

The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.

# fianna-fail - Friday 13 October, 2017

Chances of a Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil government just got a lot smaller

TD Shane Cassells said people shouldn’t be fooled by Gerry Adams’ ‘cuddly’ tweets.

Micheál Martin says he hasn't changed his mind about Bertie Ahern rejoining Fianna Fáil

Martin said Ahern’s old cumman were ‘mischievous’ in sending the letter of request yesterday.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# fianna-fail - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

So will the Local Property Tax be increased, or not?

And if there is an increase, what will it cost you?

# fianna-fail - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Fine Gael has jumped in the latest opinion poll to its highest level since the election

The party now commands a 30% level of support.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Fine Gael is riding high in the latest opinion poll

It’s good news all round for Leo Varadkar this morning.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The British don't care that every strand of the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party want to be in government on both sides of the border.

# fianna-fail - Monday 4 September, 2017

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders

Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'A very significant sum of money': The HSE is spending a lot more than it planned on agency staff

In the first six months of the year, the HSE spent just over €180 million on agency staff.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'

Fianna Fáil is calling for action to protect the aviation industry after Brexit.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 23 July, 2017

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Varadkar fails to get boost with latest poll showing drop in support for Fine Gael

The results are expected to dampen any desire the Taoiseach may have had about calling an early election.

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs

We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help

Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them

Town councils were abolished by former Minister Phil Hogan in 2014.

# fianna-fail - Monday 26 June, 2017

Fine Gael sees a bump in the polls with Leo as leader

The Irish Daily Mail/Ireland Thinks poll sees Fine Gael’s popularity up six points.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

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