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# brendan-griffin - Friday 19 June, 2020

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport
# Support
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# Support

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport

Jun 19th 2020, 8:12 PM 15,774 Views 22 Comments

The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.

# brendan-griffin - Friday 12 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan
# Boxing
# Boxing

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 4:27 PM 63,870 Views 114 Comments

BT Sport says it is ‘not currently involved in the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua negotiations’.

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister
# Staycations
# Staycations

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister

May 6th 2020, 4:32 PM 25,690 Views 26 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.

# brendan-griffin - Monday 30 December, 2019

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'
# State Funding
# State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 37,279 Views 137 Comments

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

# brendan-griffin - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI
# Another Dark Day
From The42
# Another Dark Day

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

Dec 18th 2019, 10:15 PM 26,886 Views 23 Comments

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

# brendan-griffin - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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

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

Updated Mar 5th 2019, 10:50 AM 22,868 Views 103 Comments

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
# Irish Ferries

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

Updated Dec 19th 2018, 2:35 PM 35,788 Views 78 Comments

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
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

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

Dec 14th 2018, 9:56 AM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

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
# Horseleap
# Horseleap

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

Nov 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 32,508 Views 30 Comments

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
# Uh Oh
# Uh Oh

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

Sep 16th 2018, 1:50 PM 63,103 Views 58 Comments

“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
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced

Jul 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 71,841 Views 105 Comments

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
# Alcock And Brown 100
# Alcock And Brown 100

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

Jun 16th 2018, 9:00 PM 14,110 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Awkward
# Awkward

Will Enda be putting a timeframe on his departure today?

Jul 13th 2016, 8:44 AM 11,970 Views 81 Comments

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
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

'Farce': Fine Gael begins adding women

Nov 2nd 2015, 8:15 PM 17,524 Views 48 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

TD wants to jail 'scumbags' who ram garda cars

Oct 1st 2015, 4:54 PM 12,392 Views 62 Comments

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
# Behind The Bar
# Behind The Bar

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

Apr 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 43,656 Views 110 Comments

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
# (Not) Wearing My Rolex
# (Not) Wearing My Rolex

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

Mar 12th 2015, 6:21 PM 23,589 Views 31 Comments

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
# Gotcha

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

Mar 7th 2015, 8:15 PM 32,384 Views 50 Comments

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
# Ending Parish Pump
# Ending Parish Pump

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

Feb 12th 2015, 2:18 PM 20,410 Views 113 Comments

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
# Backbench Mischief

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

Dec 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,680 Views 16 Comments

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
# Thinking About It
# Thinking About It

This TD is 'very close' to leaving Fine Gael

Nov 5th 2014, 10:48 PM 34,890 Views 135 Comments

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
# Strategy
# Strategy

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

Nov 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 9,180 Views 35 Comments

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
# House Of Cards

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

Aug 30th 2014, 6:30 PM 11,797 Views 6 Comments

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
# Shower Scene

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

Aug 28th 2014, 10:14 AM 10,326 Views 13 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Aug 28th 2014, 9:40 AM 14,411 Views 69 Comments

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
# Pact-men
# Pact-men

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

Aug 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,575 Views 36 Comments

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?
# Wild Atlantic Way
# Wild Atlantic Way

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

Jun 27th 2014, 12:00 PM 15,405 Views 39 Comments

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?
# State Visit
# State Visit

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

Apr 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,039 Views 10 Comments

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
# Chaching
# Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Apr 7th 2014, 8:40 AM 12,747 Views 84 Comments

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
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

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

Feb 19th 2014, 1:21 PM 18,815 Views 47 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

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

Dec 12th 2013, 8:04 AM 12,365 Views 64 Comments

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
# Alternative Career
# Alternative Career

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

Dec 4th 2013, 11:51 AM 5,061 Views 8 Comments

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
# Movember
# Movember

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

Nov 8th 2013, 10:19 PM 14,070 Views 22 Comments

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
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

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

Oct 9th 2013, 9:07 AM 4,563 Views 83 Comments

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
# Raising A Glass
# Raising A Glass

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

Sep 23rd 2013, 5:04 PM 10,715 Views 62 Comments

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
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

Oct 15th 2012, 1:46 PM 5,222 Views 26 Comments

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
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

Oct 15th 2012, 8:21 AM 5,238 Views 43 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Jun 26th 2012, 8:42 AM 6,478 Views 10 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

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

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

Jun 26th 2012, 7:00 AM 13,440 Views 96 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 2nd 2012, 11:11 AM 6,317 Views 95 Comments

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

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