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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses

John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

There's been a huge jump in inheritance tax takings - and nieces and nephews are hit the most

In 2015 the largest category – which includes nieces and nephews – amounted in 33% of inheritance cases.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Fianna Fáil's Dublin spokesman is also a psychotherapist. We asked him to analyse Enda, Micheál and the Left

“There are actors. There are dramatists,” says John Lahart. But are there any narcissists or psychopaths in Leinster House?

# fianna-fail - Friday 29 July, 2016

Two-thirds would back a united Ireland if a referendum was held tomorrow, poll finds

The new Red C/Paddy Power has also found Fianna Fáil is Ireland’s most popular party.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Micheál Martin hopes Brexit will lead to a vote on a reunited Ireland

It’s not the right time yet though, he says.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Tenant claims ex-minister Ivor Callely locked her out of Chinese restaurant

The Circuit Civil Court heard that solicitors had been unable to serve callely with notice of court proceedings.

It has cost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims Exclusive

Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.

# fianna-fail - Monday 11 July, 2016

Should the Irish State hold the copyright to Amhrán na bhFiann? Fianna Fáil thinks it should National Anthem This post contains a poll

Enda has 'no intention of being diverted' as backbenchers ask him to go

Brendan Griffin is latest TD to call on the Taoiseach to resign within weeks, but the Fine Gael leader insists he has a mandate.

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 10 July, 2016

There were just 11 mortgages approved on a government loan scheme in 5 years

Fianna Fáil has called for an overhaul of the Home Choice Loan (HCL) Scheme.

# fianna-fail - Friday 8 July, 2016

FactCheck: Did Fianna Fáil REALLY get union support for their zero hour contracts plan?

FactCheck steps in to resolve a row in the Dáil this week, and answer a reader’s request.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Fianna Fáil is surging in the latest opinion poll

Micheál Martin is the most popular party leader, with 43% approval.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Joe O'Toole resigns as head of water commission

The chairman of the commission had been under intense pressure after saying he believed water charges should be paid.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'

Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.

# fianna-fail - Friday 1 July, 2016

Fine Gael spent €200,000 of their state funding on polling last year

They also got donations of €98,000.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship

Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Motor claim payouts are not behind rocketing car insurance premiums: Michael McGrath

Figures released to the Fianna Fáil finance spokesman show insurance companies paid out more in 2011 and 2012 than in 2014.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD dodges jail - but judge says he led court on "merry dance"

The former junior minister paid a debt he owed for more than three years – but came in for criticism from the presiding judge.

'His car insurance jumped from €7k to €56k - he's being forced out of business'

The Dáil will debate a Fianna Fáil motion to tackle the spiralling costs of car insurance.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

There's been a big jump in the number of people being refused car insurance

This week, Fianna Fáil is to propose a motion to tackle the rise in motor insurance costs.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Enda's take on Donald Trump? 'Racist and dangerous'

But “the world will have to deal with their decision” if he is elected, the Taoiseach said.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil is now level with Fine Gael in popularity

The news comes in the findings from a Red C opinion poll conducted for the Sunday Business Post.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays

The longer-than-usual break would be to allow for renovation work to be carried out in Leinster House.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Former minister Pat Carey to sue gardaí over leak of allegations

High Court proceedings were launched by the former Fianna Fáil TD late last week.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

Who'll be up against who in the new Dáil? We take a look

These are the TDs who’ll be squaring off against the ministers for health, housing, finance and justice.

# fianna-fail - Friday 20 May, 2016

Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem

These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force the banks into action.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench

It’s no longer all male – and there are some new faces.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 15 May, 2016

A broke PJ Mara needed U2's manager to co-sign a car loan after he left government

A new documentary looks at the legacy of the late advisor.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil has overtaken Fine Gael in popularity

A poll, to be published in tomorrow’s Sunday Times, puts approval for Fianna Fáil at 27%.

Shane Ross says he won't use the state's chequebook to solve Luas dispute

The new transport minister also said he’s ‘not particularly proud’ of his Fine Gael past.

These are the Fianna Fáil women who could be in line for a promotion

It’s understood Micheál Martin will appoint at least three women to the party’s front bench.

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