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#Aine Collins

# aine-collins - Sunday 18 January, 2015

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?

Jan 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 16,641 Views 49 Comments

Aine Collins spoke to TheJournal.ie about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.

# aine-collins - Saturday 17 January, 2015

After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?

Jan 17th 2015, 5:30 PM 10,670 Views 42 Comments

We asked backbencher Aine Collins.

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs
# Ah Ma...
# Ah Ma...

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs

Jan 17th 2015, 9:00 AM 20,899 Views 29 Comments

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

# aine-collins - Saturday 1 November, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters

Nov 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 5,947 Views 6 Comments

For October’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we looked at ways to balance a budget and where all that cash goes.

# aine-collins - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget?
# Budget Review
# Budget Review

Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget?

Oct 16th 2014, 10:55 AM 8,949 Views 16 Comments

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

# aine-collins - Monday 13 October, 2014

What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil
# The Other F-word
# The Other F-word

What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil

Oct 13th 2014, 4:10 PM 13,659 Views 16 Comments

Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.

# aine-collins - Sunday 20 July, 2014

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
# One Year On
# One Year On

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

Jul 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 29,408 Views 105 Comments

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# aine-collins - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem
# Geography Over Gender
# Geography Over Gender

Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem

Jul 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,643 Views 49 Comments

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

# aine-collins - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call
# Awkward
# Awkward

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

Jun 13th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,184 Views 53 Comments

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# aine-collins - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Here is the surprise choice for Fine Gael's new chairman
# Dan Neville
# Dan Neville

Here is the surprise choice for Fine Gael's new chairman

May 14th 2014, 7:45 PM 15,270 Views 42 Comments

Charlie Flanagan’s elevation to Cabinet creates a vacancy within Fine Gael that has been filled this evening.

# aine-collins - Monday 16 September, 2013

8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return
# Feck You Deputy Stagg
From The Daily Edge
# Feck You Deputy Stagg

8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return

Sep 16th 2013, 1:09 PM 14,642 Views 26 Comments

Absence makes the heart grow… fonder?

# aine-collins - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Column: We are entitled to demand our TDs are sober while voting on legislation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We are entitled to demand our TDs are sober while voting on legislation

Sep 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 28 Views 103 Comments

Our TDs debate and vote on different, vitally important issues every day. We as taxpayers are entitled to expect them to do so without being under the influence of alcohol, writes Cora Sherlock.

# aine-collins - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?

Jul 24th 2013, 10:14 AM 7,125 Views 108 Comments

The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?

# aine-collins - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands

Jul 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 130 Views 39 Comments

Two Fine Gael TDs were in the spotlight this week but for completely different reasons, writes Gary Murphy, who says we need to decide what type of politics we want.

# aine-collins - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Gerry Adams wants to restrict the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bar
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Gerry Adams wants to restrict the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bar

Jul 13th 2013, 7:40 PM 14,849 Views 166 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has said his party intends to ensure the bar closes at the same time as every other establishment amid continuing controversy over TDs drinking during Dáil business.

# aine-collins - Friday 12 July, 2013

The grab seen around the world - the internet reacts to Tom Barry
# Tom Barry
# Tom Barry

The grab seen around the world - the internet reacts to Tom Barry

Jul 12th 2013, 10:55 AM 22,820 Views 121 Comments

Fine Gael say that they have ‘nothing further to add’ to general secretary Tom Curran’s statement and will not comment on any possible disciplinary procedures.

# aine-collins - Thursday 11 July, 2013

‘No excuses, I just shouldn’t have done it’ – Tom Barry
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

‘No excuses, I just shouldn’t have done it’ – Tom Barry

Jul 11th 2013, 8:25 PM 39,913 Views 208 Comments

The Cork East TD says that Áine Collins has accepted his apology for grabbing her during a break in last night’s abortion debate.

Male TD pulls female colleague into his lap - in the Dáil chamber
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

Male TD pulls female colleague into his lap - in the Dáil chamber

Jul 11th 2013, 9:56 AM 50,901 Views 225 Comments

Fine Gael TD Tom Barry grabbed his colleague Áine Collins during a break in the abortion debate, but Fine Gael say there ‘was no malice involved’.

# aine-collins - Saturday 2 March, 2013

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012
# Disclosures
# Disclosures

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012

Mar 2nd 2013, 3:17 PM 15,648 Views 35 Comments

How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?

# aine-collins - Friday 1 February, 2013

Kalydeco to be made available to Cystic Fibrosis patients in Ireland
# Kalydeco
# Kalydeco

Kalydeco to be made available to Cystic Fibrosis patients in Ireland

Feb 1st 2013, 2:50 PM 9,379 Views 33 Comments

The decision was announced today by Minister James Reilly after an agreement was reached with the HSE and the manufacturers of the drug.

# aine-collins - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk
# Fashion
# Fashion

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Nov 28th 2012, 9:20 AM 8,183 Views 31 Comments

Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented.

# aine-collins - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Calls for Mitchell to explain letter seeking clemency for double murderer
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Calls for Mitchell to explain letter seeking clemency for double murderer

Aug 4th 2011, 8:29 AM 4,255 Views 132 Comments

A Fine Gael TD is calling on the party’s presidential candidate to explain a letter he sent eight years ago.

# aine-collins - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Made In Chelsea star's website asks public to rank attractiveness of TDs
# SexyTD.com
From The Daily Edge
# SexyTD.com

Made In Chelsea star's website asks public to rank attractiveness of TDs

May 31st 2011, 6:38 PM 2,193 Views 0 Comments

SexyTD.com invites visitors to rank the perceived attractiveness of TDs – in a way echoing Mark Zuckerberg’s Facemash.