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# brendan-griffin - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'I'm going to ask them to reverse it': Ross 'deeply regrets' Irish Ferries' Rosslare-France announcement

Irish Ferries yesterday said it is “unlikely” to have a ferry service between Rosslare and France in 2019.

# brendan-griffin - Friday 14 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

# brendan-griffin - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Referee who was assaulted at football game says he forgives those who attacked him

The FAI has begun an investigation into the attack.

# brendan-griffin - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Shane Ross press release congratulates 'Dominant Puspure' for gold medal... but that's not her name

“Dominant Puspure dominated her rivals,” a quote from Minister Ross said, but a spokesperson said he had only seen the correct version of the release.

# brendan-griffin - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced

The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.

# brendan-griffin - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Heroes of the first transatlantic flight Alcock and Brown to be celebrated at Clifden centenary

In June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown made history being the first people to complete a non-stop transatlantic flight

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Will Enda be putting a timeframe on his departure today?

Don’t bet on it. The Taoiseach is set to address his parliamentary party after a week dominated by gaffes and strange decisions.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 2 November, 2015

'Farce': Fine Gael begins adding women

Fine Gael is short on women candidates ahead of the general election.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 1 October, 2015

TD wants to jail 'scumbags' who ram garda cars

Brendan Griffin has proposed a new law to jail people who deliberately ram garda cars for up to 10 years.

# brendan-griffin - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Richard Bruton had to hand over an expensive watch he got in Saudi Arabia

The disclosure is in the latest Register of Members’ Interests.

# brendan-griffin - Saturday 7 March, 2015

What are 'bait bikes' and would they help catch thieves? Gotcha This post contains videos

What are 'bait bikes' and would they help catch thieves?

Like Freddie Mercury, we all just want to ride our bicycles.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 12 February, 2015

This TD wants to radically change the way we elect him and his 157 colleagues

Brendan Griffin has proposed a way of potential ending ‘parish pump’ politics.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 29 December, 2014

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to? Backbench Mischief This post contains videos

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

This TD is 'very close' to leaving Fine Gael

Meanwhile, water charges dominated the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting in Leinster House this evening.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 3 November, 2014

If Michael Noonan is going to get a bank debt deal this is how he says he'll do it

The Finance Minister has outlined his strategy for securing retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.

# brendan-griffin - Saturday 30 August, 2014

'The water has frozen my brain': Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll This post contains videos

'The water has frozen my brain': Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Check out this Fine Gael TD's 'Psycho' ice bucket challenge Shower Scene This post contains videos

Check out this Fine Gael TD's 'Psycho' ice bucket challenge

Brendan Griffin clearly put a lot of thought into this one…

Over 21,000 motorists have been caught using their phone while driving this year

However, there have not yet been any prosecutions under a new law completely banning using a phone while driving.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# brendan-griffin - Friday 27 June, 2014

Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?

Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.

# brendan-griffin - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Resume your seat or else you'll be taking a walk': Fine Gael TD kicked out of the Dáil

Brendan Griffin was formally ejected from the Dáil chamber this afternoon after getting into a row with the Ceann Comhairle.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Fears for 670 jobs at Liebherr's Kerry plant following strike action

SIPTU said a statement from the company which said it was evaluating its operations in Killarney was “extremely unhelpful”.

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

‘It’s very much a Kerry book’: Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin pens debut novel

When he’s not growing ‘taches, the Kerry South TD is writing books.

# brendan-griffin - Friday 8 November, 2013

This Fine Gael TD's 'Mo' is getting some strange looks around Leinster House

Brendan Griffin’s handlebars are causing a bit of a stir.

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"One cannot have instability": Taoiseach rules out loosening the party whip

Fine Gael backbenchers quizzed the Taoiseach on political reform in the Dáil last night.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 23 September, 2013

That extra euro on a bottle of wine has raised €45 million in taxes

The Irish Wine Association says the tax is disproportionate and excessive, and wants it reversed in the upcoming Budget.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 15 October, 2012

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.

# brendan-griffin - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Fine Gael TD gives half of his salary to local school to employ teacher

Brendan Griffin has set up an arrangement to give half of his salary to Fybough National School in his Kerry South constituency after it lost a teacher due to education cuts.

# brendan-griffin - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Poll: Should Lotto winnings of more than €500k be taxed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Lotto winnings of more than €500k be taxed?

A Fine Gael councillor has suggested it as a new way of raising revenue but do you agree?

# brendan-griffin - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 2.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.